Sandler’s on 9th is an all-day cafe in Washington Square West that is big, bright, and serves a bunch of twists on classic comfort food. We particularly like it for it’s breakfast, which happens every day starting at 7am and has things like salted caramel French toast and Norwegian smoked salmon Benedict. It’s also a good place for kids, so bring them if you have any or stay away if the sound of laughing children isn’t what you want to hear first thing in the morning.
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Alpen Rose is a small steakhouse in Midtown Village that looks like the inside of a retired Harvard professor’s personal library.
Oyster House has been around forever, and it still has one of the best oyster Happy Hours in the city.
The Center City location of Davio’s is the original one, and it’s a mix between a fancy Italian restaurant and a kitschy steakhouse.
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The Continental Mid-Town
The Continental in Rittenhouse is basically the same as the one in Old City, except this one has an indoor/outdoor rooftop.
Common Wealth is one of the few places in Philly where you can get actually good Southern food.
Harper’s Garden has the best outdoor space around Rittenhouse Square, along with a good late-night Happy Hour and solid small plates.
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The Hungry Pigeon
Hungry Pigeon is an all-day spot in Queen Village where you’ll go for breakfast, stick around until lunch, and consider coming back for dinner.
Over Easy Breakfast Club
If you live in Fishtown, Over Easy Breakfast Club is where you should spend every Saturday or Sunday morning.
Middle Child is a contemporary diner/deli in Midtown Village that serves breakfast and lunch every day but Monday.
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