Finding especially good Cajun and Creole food outside Louisiana is not the easiest task, but South does all of the classics, like shrimp gumbo and po’ boys, very well. Plus, it doubles as a jazz bar, so on any given night you’ll get way more than the Cajun shrimp deviled eggs and drinks you paid for.
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Common Wealth is one of the few places in Philly where you can get actually good Southern food.
La Peg is an American pub set inside the Fringe Arts building that turns into a huge beer garden during the summer.
Cadence is a BYOB in Fishtown with one of the best and most affordable prix fixe menus in the city.
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South Philly Barbacoa
South Philly Barbacoa in the Italian Market makes the best tacos in Philadelphia. Period.
The Love in Rittenhouse feels like a nicer version of a mall restaurant, but their pastas and fried chicken are some of the best around.
Sassafras is a little bar in Old City that looks like the living room of an old, expensive, probably haunted house.
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