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Birria tacos at La Chinesca.
Ben Wentzel

16 Philly Restaurants That Are Open on Mondays

Is your favorite restaurant closed on Mondays? Try these other Philly go-tos for dine-in service, takeout, and delivery.

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Birria tacos at La Chinesca.
| Ben Wentzel

After the demands of weekend service, many restaurants close their doors on Mondays in order to catch up on administrative tasks and to take a much-needed break from hospitality. Lately, due to pandemic-related labor shortages and service industry burnout, more restaurants than ever are choosing to take a break and stay closed on the early side of the week.

When you can’t find the energy to cook for yourself at home, though, you still stand a chance on Mondays at some of Philly’s best and brightest. A lot of the restaurants on this list offer takeout, delivery, and dine-in service, so whatever your mood, you’ll be covered. Just remember to tip well and bring your proof of vaccination. It’s required now in Philadelphia.

Health experts consider dining out to be a high-risk activity for the unvaccinated; it may pose a risk for the vaccinated, especially in areas with substantial COVID transmission.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Jamaican D's Caribbean & American Restaurant

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1265 E Chelten Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19138
(215) 927-7415
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There is no dine-in option at Jamaican D’s on Chelten Avenue, but if you’re looking to get amazing Caribbean food on a Monday night, you can’t go wrong with anything at Jamaican D’s. Place an order through Grubhub or order in person at the shop. Load up on mac and cheese, collard greens, and plantains — they’re all excellent.

2. Cheu Fishtown

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1416 Frankford Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19125
(267) 758-2269
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In Fishtown, Monday diners can choose between ramen and sushi and a menu of other Asian-inspired dishes, often with a Philly twist, at the combination restaurant Cheu Fishtown and Nunu. Owned by the same folks behind Bing Bing Dim Sum on East Passyunk (sadly closed on Mondays), Cheu reservations can be made on Resy.

3. Pizzeria Beddia

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1313 N Lee St
Philadelphia, PA 19125
(267) 928-2256
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Pizza is an excellent choice any day of the week but on Mondays, when options are even more limited, you won’t be disappointed to get a spicy angry pie from Beddia alongside a glass of carefully curated natural wine. The fish sauce salad is wonderful and the special pizzas are always worth it. Reservations can be made on Resy.

4. La Chinesca

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1036 Spring Garden St
Philadelphia, PA 19123
(267) 838-9688
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Spring Garden’s La Chinesca is a little bit of everything: a vibey bar with great drinks, an outdoor space that’s good for a group hang, and a restaurant with casual dishes inspired by a neighborhood called La Chinesca in the Mexicali region of Mexico. Snack on fried wonton chips and peppers before ordering the mushroom tacos. Reservations are available on Resy.

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5. Pizzeria Vetri

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1939 Callowhill St
Philadelphia, PA 19130
(215) 600-2629
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Pizzeria Vetri has salads, pizzas, and desserts that will make any Monday just a little bit better. Takeout and delivery are also available, and the oblong-shaped metro pie is a good size for a group.

6. Abyssinia

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229 S 45th St
Philadelphia, PA 19104
(215) 387-2424
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Craving Ethiopian at the beginning of the week? Longstanding stalwart Abyssinia in West Philly is open for takeout and indoor dining every day of the week. The vegetarian platter and the beef tibs special are worth leaving the house for.

7. Reading Terminal Market

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51 N 12th St
Philadelphia, PA 19107
(215) 922-2317
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Open every day from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Reading Terminal Market is a stellar option if you’re looking for a place to grab lunch or an early bird dinner. From excellent Filipino food to juicy pastrami sandwiches, there’s a meal for every mood.

8. Amma's South Indian Cuisine

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1518 Chestnut St
Philadelphia, PA 19102
(215) 563-2917
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Dosas as big as your head and rich curries are the name of the game at Amma’s South Indian Cuisine on Chestnut Street, the Philly outpost of the Jersey favorite. Fancy eating at home? Amma’s is available for takeout and delivery.

9. Vietnam Café

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816 S 47th St
Philadelphia, PA 19143
(215) 729-0260
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Crispy spring rolls, broken rice, lemongrass chicken, curries, and soups are all on the menu at Vietnam Cafe in University City, seven days a week from 11:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Delivery and pickup are available through DoorDash.

10. Seorabol Center City

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1326 Spruce St
Philadelphia, PA 19107
(215) 608-8484
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The Center City outpost of chef Chris Cho’s Northeast family restaurant Seorabol is a great choice to satisfy cravings for delicious Korean food, like dolsot bibimbap, jjigae soups, kimchi pancakes, and rice cakes. Reservations can be made online.

11. Rex at the Royal

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1524 South St
Philadelphia, PA 19146
(267) 319-1366
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Elegant Southern cookery is on offer at South Street’s Rex at the Royal. Order oysters and martinis, crab fondue, fried green tomatoes, and shrimp and grits while sitting at the classy bar in the beautiful art deco space. It’s a good date night option when you don’t have Monday cooking in you. Reservations can be made online.

12. Kalaya Thai Kitchen

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764 S 9th St
Philadelphia, PA 19147
(215) 385-3777
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No matter the day of the week, Kalaya Thai Kitchen is a great choice. But how lucky are we that chef Nok Suntaranon’s Thai restaurant is open on Mondays, too? Spicy curries, colorful dumplings, duck laab, and richly flavored khao soi are all available for indoor dining, takeout, and delivery. Make reservations on Tock.

13. Phở 75

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1122 Washington Ave F
Philadelphia, PA 19147
(215) 271-5866
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There’s nothing like a giant steaming bowl of pho to cure the Monday blues and Pho 75 offers just that seven days a week. Open from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. every day, you can take your warming soup to-go or eat it indoors.

14. Sky Cafe

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1122 Washington Ave B
Philadelphia, PA 19147
(215) 271-1983
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This Indonesian food favorite is a comforting choice for an array of satays, egg noodle dishes, and rice platters, many of them customizable to your carnivore or herbivore tastes. Order the gado gado salad and a durian or soursup juice on the side. Call for takeout.

15. Casa Mexico

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1134 S 9th St
Philadelphia, PA 19147
(267) 470-1464
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Unlike South Philly Barbacoa, Cristina Martinez’s original outpost for all things barbacoa that has limited weekend hours, Casa Mexico down the street is open every single day for tacos, green and red mole dishes, a few postres, and more. Swing by from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.

16. Le Virtù

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1927 E Passyunk Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19148
(215) 271-5626
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South Philly’s Le Virtu is bustling on the weekends and during the warmer months, where the patio is a special place to go on date night. It’s still a destination during the week, though, especially when you can enjoy rustic cuisine from Abruzzo, like taccozzelle with Abruzzese sausage, black truffle, and saffron. Reservations can be made on OpenTable.

1. Jamaican D's Caribbean & American Restaurant

1265 E Chelten Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19138

There is no dine-in option at Jamaican D’s on Chelten Avenue, but if you’re looking to get amazing Caribbean food on a Monday night, you can’t go wrong with anything at Jamaican D’s. Place an order through Grubhub or order in person at the shop. Load up on mac and cheese, collard greens, and plantains — they’re all excellent.

1265 E Chelten Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19138

2. Cheu Fishtown

1416 Frankford Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19125

In Fishtown, Monday diners can choose between ramen and sushi and a menu of other Asian-inspired dishes, often with a Philly twist, at the combination restaurant Cheu Fishtown and Nunu. Owned by the same folks behind Bing Bing Dim Sum on East Passyunk (sadly closed on Mondays), Cheu reservations can be made on Resy.

1416 Frankford Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19125

3. Pizzeria Beddia

1313 N Lee St, Philadelphia, PA 19125

Pizza is an excellent choice any day of the week but on Mondays, when options are even more limited, you won’t be disappointed to get a spicy angry pie from Beddia alongside a glass of carefully curated natural wine. The fish sauce salad is wonderful and the special pizzas are always worth it. Reservations can be made on Resy.

1313 N Lee St
Philadelphia, PA 19125

4. La Chinesca

1036 Spring Garden St, Philadelphia, PA 19123
Fried peppers, cashews, and cilantro on a pink table with chopsticks at La Chinesca Ben Wentzel

Spring Garden’s La Chinesca is a little bit of everything: a vibey bar with great drinks, an outdoor space that’s good for a group hang, and a restaurant with casual dishes inspired by a neighborhood called La Chinesca in the Mexicali region of Mexico. Snack on fried wonton chips and peppers before ordering the mushroom tacos. Reservations are available on Resy.

1036 Spring Garden St
Philadelphia, PA 19123

5. Pizzeria Vetri

1939 Callowhill St, Philadelphia, PA 19130

Pizzeria Vetri has salads, pizzas, and desserts that will make any Monday just a little bit better. Takeout and delivery are also available, and the oblong-shaped metro pie is a good size for a group.

1939 Callowhill St
Philadelphia, PA 19130

6. Abyssinia

229 S 45th St, Philadelphia, PA 19104

Craving Ethiopian at the beginning of the week? Longstanding stalwart Abyssinia in West Philly is open for takeout and indoor dining every day of the week. The vegetarian platter and the beef tibs special are worth leaving the house for.

229 S 45th St
Philadelphia, PA 19104

7. Reading Terminal Market

51 N 12th St, Philadelphia, PA 19107

Open every day from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Reading Terminal Market is a stellar option if you’re looking for a place to grab lunch or an early bird dinner. From excellent Filipino food to juicy pastrami sandwiches, there’s a meal for every mood.

51 N 12th St
Philadelphia, PA 19107

8. Amma's South Indian Cuisine

1518 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19102

Dosas as big as your head and rich curries are the name of the game at Amma’s South Indian Cuisine on Chestnut Street, the Philly outpost of the Jersey favorite. Fancy eating at home? Amma’s is available for takeout and delivery.

1518 Chestnut St
Philadelphia, PA 19102

9. Vietnam Café

816 S 47th St, Philadelphia, PA 19143

Crispy spring rolls, broken rice, lemongrass chicken, curries, and soups are all on the menu at Vietnam Cafe in University City, seven days a week from 11:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Delivery and pickup are available through DoorDash.

816 S 47th St
Philadelphia, PA 19143

10. Seorabol Center City

1326 Spruce St, Philadelphia, PA 19107

The Center City outpost of chef Chris Cho’s Northeast family restaurant Seorabol is a great choice to satisfy cravings for delicious Korean food, like dolsot bibimbap, jjigae soups, kimchi pancakes, and rice cakes. Reservations can be made online.

1326 Spruce St
Philadelphia, PA 19107

11. Rex at the Royal

1524 South St, Philadelphia, PA 19146

Elegant Southern cookery is on offer at South Street’s Rex at the Royal. Order oysters and martinis, crab fondue, fried green tomatoes, and shrimp and grits while sitting at the classy bar in the beautiful art deco space. It’s a good date night option when you don’t have Monday cooking in you. Reservations can be made online.

1524 South St
Philadelphia, PA 19146

12. Kalaya Thai Kitchen

764 S 9th St, Philadelphia, PA 19147

No matter the day of the week, Kalaya Thai Kitchen is a great choice. But how lucky are we that chef Nok Suntaranon’s Thai restaurant is open on Mondays, too? Spicy curries, colorful dumplings, duck laab, and richly flavored khao soi are all available for indoor dining, takeout, and delivery. Make reservations on Tock.

764 S 9th St
Philadelphia, PA 19147

13. Phở 75

1122 Washington Ave F, Philadelphia, PA 19147

There’s nothing like a giant steaming bowl of pho to cure the Monday blues and Pho 75 offers just that seven days a week. Open from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. every day, you can take your warming soup to-go or eat it indoors.

1122 Washington Ave F
Philadelphia, PA 19147

14. Sky Cafe

1122 Washington Ave B, Philadelphia, PA 19147

This Indonesian food favorite is a comforting choice for an array of satays, egg noodle dishes, and rice platters, many of them customizable to your carnivore or herbivore tastes. Order the gado gado salad and a durian or soursup juice on the side. Call for takeout.

1122 Washington Ave B
Philadelphia, PA 19147

15. Casa Mexico

1134 S 9th St, Philadelphia, PA 19147

Unlike South Philly Barbacoa, Cristina Martinez’s original outpost for all things barbacoa that has limited weekend hours, Casa Mexico down the street is open every single day for tacos, green and red mole dishes, a few postres, and more. Swing by from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.

1134 S 9th St
Philadelphia, PA 19147

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16. Le Virtù

1927 E Passyunk Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19148

South Philly’s Le Virtu is bustling on the weekends and during the warmer months, where the patio is a special place to go on date night. It’s still a destination during the week, though, especially when you can enjoy rustic cuisine from Abruzzo, like taccozzelle with Abruzzese sausage, black truffle, and saffron. Reservations can be made on OpenTable.

1927 E Passyunk Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19148

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