Where to Eat Dinner in Philadelphia

Be sure to make time to explore Philadelphia's award-winning culinary scene this year at Tourism Academy 2021.

Chefs choose Philadelphia to bring their vision of good food to life. Our restaurants reflect the diversity of our city and the stories of our communities. From Street food to small BYOBs (bring-your-own- bottle) to Israel bakers to homemade pasta and of course cheesesteaks, you can find it all in Philadelphia.

Many of our restaurants have been recognized over the years by the James Beard Foundation. The foundation’s annual James Beard Award highlights the best chefs and kitchens throughout the county, as well as the innovators who bring pure joy to our taste buds.

Dining in Philadelphia is a bit different right now. Many of our restaurants offer both indoor and outdoor seating for up to 2 hours. The City of Philadelphia requires masks to be worn in restaurants and bars unless you are seated. Some restaurants require all patrons to show proof of vaccination.

It's best that you plan ahead and make your dinner reservations as soon as possible. We also recommend you visit the restaurant's website for the latest COVID-19 health protocols.

No matter if you are meeting someone for dinner or grabbing a sweet treat, you will not be disappointed. You can easily eat your way through Philadelphia. Below are a few suggested restaurants that we hope will delight your senses and fill your tummy with deliciousness.

Old City (near the Marriott Old City Hotel)

Zahav (reservations must be made in September to get an October seating) - James Beard Award winner

Positano Coast (great for groups)


Fork - James Beard Award winner

Royal Izakaya

Olde Bar

Talula’s Garden


Rittenhouse (near the Warwick Hotel)


Monk's Cafe

The Love

The Dandelion

Oyster House

Mission Taqueria

Barclay Prime

Vernick Food & Drink

Abe Fisher

Staff Picks

Vedge - James Beard Award winner

Bar Poulet

Worth the Uber Ride