Joe's Restaurant List
This is a list of some of the restaurants (and a few bars) I've had the pleasure to visit while living in Philly. It's heavily inspired by (and overlaps significantly with) Penn CIS Prof Lyle Ungar's legendary list of Philly restaurants, which is required reading for any food-loving new arrival to the city. I track all of my restaurant visits on Beli, if you want more up-to-date rankings and less commentary.

In lieu of a rating system, I'll just include a single ★ on restaurants I strongly recommend – the rest I merely recommend.

Rittenhouse & Fittler Square

Old City

Logan Square & Fairmount

Graduate Hospital & Point Breeze

Washington Square West


Queen Village, Bella Vista, East Passyunk

University City & West Philly

Fishtown and Northern Liberties

Far Northeast

💀: Former Philly Restuarants