Brauhaus Schmitz

718 South Street.

267/909-8814

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Brauhaus Schmitz is Philadelphia’s only authentic German Bierhall and Restaurant. Located on historic South Street, Brauhaus Schmitz is the perfect place to bring family and friends for an enjoyable afternoon or evening in the city. We specialize in all things German; food, service, music and of course, beer. We feature a selection of 20 imported draught beers (16 exclusively German) as well as 100 bottled beers. The menu is also sure to please with traditional German fare sure to make anyone a fan of German cuisine. Try our bratwurst, made in-house and sold by the meter, and our Rotisserie Schweinshaxe. Our atmosphere promises to leave everyone who visits with a feeling of Gemutlichkeit.

Copabanana

4th & South Sts, 40th and Spruce Sts., and 1619 Grant Ave.

215/382-1330, 215/923-6180.

Hours:

11:30-2am daily. No reservations.

Good times and good food are right around the corner. People watching is the favorite pastime at this tropical neon fantasy bar and grill. Tex Mex food, gourmet burgers and upbeat music make this a hot spot.

Jim's Steaks

400 South St.

215/928-1911

Hours:

Mon-Thurs, 10am-1am. Fri, Sat til 3am. Sun, 11am – 1am.

The place is always packed with South Street walk-ins, all coming for Jim’s hefty cheesesteaks. Dining room upstairs for a sit-down meal.

Ishkabibble's

Ishkabibble’s, pronounced “ish” as in wish, and “bib” as in something you might wear when you eat a cheesesteak, is the Home of the Original Chicken Cheesesteak, and has been serving the best cheesesteaks to locals and tourists alike since 1979. Come visit our original location at 337 South Street, or our newer location 517 South Street, offering tons of seating. Both locations offer the same menu which also includes burgers (beef, turkey and veggie) and our award-winning best fries. Open Sunday-Monday 9am-11pm, Friday & Saturday 9am-3am. Make sure to order our famous drink, the Gremlin, (half grape juice and half lemonade).

Cavanaugh’s Headhouse

421 S. 2nd St. 19147.

215/928-9307

Cavanaugh’s Headhouse is a charming traditional pub located right off South Street across from historic Headhouse Square. With multiple bar rooms for drinking, eating, darts and more, Cav’s Headhouse is the spot for everything from happy hours to private affairs. Featuring Cavanaugh’s famous gastropub favorites along with hearty UK staples, Cavanaugh’s Headhouse is easily accessible from Society Hill, Queens Village, and Penn’s Landing areas. Visit Cavsphilly.com for more info.

Reef Restaurant and Lounge

Caribbean cuisine includes seasonings and spices from all over the world. Here at Reef, we put it all together for you to create a unique flavor second to none. Some of our choices are Oxtail, Jerk Salmon and Curry Chicken which have our customers coming back several times weekly. Come get the experience! Open Mon-Thu 4pm-12am, Fri 4pm-1am, Sat 3pm-1am, and Sun 3pm-11am. Late night lounge menu Fri and Sat 12am-1am.

La Fourno Ristorante Trattoria

636 South Street

215/627-9000

Hours:

Open Mon-Thu 11:30am-9:30pm, Fri & Sat 11:30-10:00pm, Sun 12:00pm-9:30pm.

Awarded by both AOL City Guide and Philadelphia City Search as “One of Philly’s best Italian Restaurants.” Italian food is as varied as the land and the people. At La Fourno, you will taste truly remarkable, authentically prepared dishes from Abruzzo, Umbria & Tuscany. From Antipasti to dolci to wine and spirits, everything is affordably priced. The atmosphere warm and cozy, and the service is outstanding. Make your next meal an experience to remember!

Grace Tavern

23rd & South Sts (2229 Grays Ferry Ave).

215/893-9580

Hours:

Full menu 11:30 am-2am daily.

A lovingly restored neighborhood tavern that features great wine and spirits. Menu highlights include Jambalaya, Oyster Po’ Boy with remoulade sauce, fresh sausage sandwiches, and pomme frites with Monk’s Bourbon Mayo.

Malbec Argentine Steak House

At Malbec Steak House, we have put together a menu that represents us. All ingredients are hand-picked to ensure that we provide the best quality food to our guests. Our chefs are known for designing and preparing delicious, nutritious and unique dishes. House specialties include Empanadas Argentinas, home-made with a choice of beef, chicken, ham and cheese, or spinach and mozzarella, Parrillada Argentina Par Dos (2) which featured grilled Angus short ribs, sausage, blood sausage, sweet breads, and skirt steak. , or try the Entrana (Churrasco), a 10 oz. beef skirt steak, or one of their home made pastas. Desserts are all home made too! Open Tuesday through Thursday, and Sunday 5-10pm,  Friday and Saturday 5-11pm. Closed Monday.

Woodrow's Sandwich Shop

Come visit Best of Philly winner in 2016 for Best New Sandwich Shop. Everything is made “in house” at Woodrow’s, where classic sandwiches are taken to the next level. The fan-favorite cheesesteak, featuring “Truffle Whiz”, was named the “3rd best cheesesteak in Philly” by Bon Appetite Magazine for 2018. Woodrow’s has a long list of unique and classic creations, from the Cajun Mahi Mahi sandwich with Mango Puree, to the other Philly classic, a Roast Pork sandwich. Gluten-free, vegan and vegetarian sandwich options, soups and salads. Open daily 11am-7pm.