Oyster House, one of the city’s best raw bars, is perfect for a few different situations. Come for a post-work Happy Hour, when you can get a-buck-a-shuck oysters and $3 oyster shooters, with a coworker you’ve been putting off getting to know. Or, since they only take reservations for groups larger than six people, walk-in with a friend when you want to knock back a few shelled creatures and split a bottle of wine. And if you do have a big group of people, reserve one of their their “dump dinners,” which is a New England-style clambake where they dump buckets of seafood onto one of their long tables for everyone to dive into.
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Tavern On Camac
Tavern On Camac is part piano bar, part dance floor with DJ, and exactly where you should be ending your nights out.
Butcher And Singer
Butcher & Singer is a steakhouse in Center City where you should go when someone else is picking up the tab.
Dizengoff in Center City is basically the fast-casual version of Zahav, with the same great hummus, but without the two-month wait.
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Ocean Prime is a steakhouse near City Hall with a massive bar that’s good for meeting coworkers or other business-related humans.
Kensington Quarters is a nicer spot in Fishtown where you should go on a second or third date and definitely eat the burger.
Beach Plum Farm
Beach Plum Farm in Cape May hosts weekly dinners where everything you eat comes directly from the land that the farm sits on.
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Murph’s is an Irish pub in Fishtown that also happens to make some of our favorite Italian food in the city.
Mission Taqueria is a bright and airy Mexican spot in Center City where you should go for Happy Hour or a casual date.
Royal Boucherie is a small, dark French place in Old City that works for a date or Happy Hour.
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