As the home of Independence Hall, the Liberty Bell, and other important historical sites, Philly has always attracted tourists. More recently, a revitalized downtown has made the city a hotter destination than ever, with leisure travel here increasing by more than 60 percent over the last 20 years — and those 42 million annual visitors have to eat.
The hard part is separating the good from the bad. Chain restaurants? Skip. Cheesesteaks? Know that any cheesesteak in Philadelphia is better than any abomination with cheddar and peppers on a bun in the rest of the country.
Due to their ubiquity in guidebooks and national publications, the following 12 eateries attract their fair share of tourists. But that’s just fine because they’re actually worth going to (at least once). Use this guide to explore Philly’s popular restaurants and dishes at the places where locals and visitors happily converge.Read More