Popi’s looks like one of those big event spaces you see on the side of the highway in New Jersey - the ones that people rent out for a retirement party or a tacky prom. But that’s exactly why we like it. It’ has two floors of tables with white tablecloths and carpeting that was installed in the ’80s, and the food is classic, red sauce Italian. It will definitely do the trick after a Sixers game where your only options were cotton candy and microwave pizza.
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The Dutch is a corner BYOB and brunch spot in South Philly that you’ll wish you lived around the corner from.
Oregon Diner has a full bar and is open 24/7. For late night food after an Eagles game, there’s nowhere better (or cheaper).
Mike’s BBQ is a tiny barbecue spot in South Philly with some of the best smoked meat in the city.
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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.
Barbuzzo Mediterranean Kitchen & Bar
Barbuzzo is a great place to escape Center City for a low-key date, or any other time you want some charcuterie and pasta.
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SOMO SoPhi is a two-level American restaurant near the stadiums with tons of outdoor seating.
Bar Amis is an offshoot of Amis Trattoria that serves solid pasta and antipasti dishes in the Navy Yard.
If you aren’t sure whether or not you’ve had the best cannoli of your life, you haven’t been to Termini Brothers Bakery.
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