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Baltimore Avenue has lots of great spots to eat.
Baltimore Avenue has lots of great spots to eat.
Photo: Visit Philly

Restaurant Rows: The Best of Baltimore Avenue

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Baltimore Avenue has lots of great spots to eat.
| Photo: Visit Philly

In this new feature, Restaurant Rows, the Eater Philly team puts together a guide of where to eat and drink on those Philly city blocks that are densely populated with restaurants, bars, and cafes. First up: Baltimore Avenue.

Before the local culinary renaissance started in the mid-90s, Philly only had one real Restaurant Row to speak of on Walnut Street. Now, every neighboorhood has one, and some have two or three. We're kicking off this new feature with a look at Baltimore Avenue in West Philly, where there's something for everyone, whether you're looking for craft beer brewed on-site to wash down a wood-fired pizza or authentic Ethiopian cuisine.


-- Allison Stadd

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Dock Street Brewery

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701 S 50th St
Philadelphia, PA 19143
(215) 726-2337
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Begin at Dock Street Brewpub on the corner of 50th and Baltimore, where award-winning pizza and craft beer can't miss. The Fig Jam (with mozzarella, gorgonzola, fig, and apple-smoked bacon) and Four Cheese with caramelized onions are best bets.

2. Satellite Cafe

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701 South 50th St.
Philadelphia, PA
A stone’s throw away on the cusp of Cedar Park is the vegan favorite Satellite Cafe, great for anyone in your party to whom a Vegan Magic Bagel (vegan cream cheese, olive oil and nutritional yeast) or kale smoothie sounds appealing.

3. Mariposa Food Co-op

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4824 Baltimore Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19143
(215) 729-2121
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At 4824 Baltimore, Mariposa is one part locally sourced food co-op, one part community hub. Grab a healthy snack and you might even happen upon a food panel or other educational event.

4. Gold Standard Cafe

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4800 Baltimore Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19143
(215) 727-8247
The strange intersection of 48th, Florence, and Baltimore converges in the Gold Standard, which plates up all-day breakfast in the form of egg sandwiches, pancakes, and a kicked-up Waffle Bowl mixed with scrambled egg, syrup, cheese, and meat.

5. Vientiane Cafe

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4728 Baltimore Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19143
(215) 726-1095
Vientiane is a family-run Thai and Laotian BYOB that offers generous portions of cultural classics like Chicken Panaeng with sticky rice and Chicken Satay with peanut sauce.

6. Dahlak

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Philadelphia, PA
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Next on your route is Dahlak, a family-style Ethiopian and Eritrean joint where you can flex your more adventurous foodie muscle (ever tried injera?). Ask for the late-night specials, as they're open until 2 a.m.

7. Aksum

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4630 Baltimore Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19143
(267) 275-8195
Onwards to Middle Eastern BYOB Aksum, where an expansive hookah menu offers sweet accompaniment to the saffron-and garlic-heavy dinner fare.

8. Mood Cafe

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4618 Baltimore Ave
Philadelphia, PA
Holding it down at 46th and Baltimore is Mood Cafe, a favorite for its 25 varieties of chaat and 14 varieties of lassi. If it’s a nice night, get your order to-go and enjoy it out on the Avenue.

9. Desi Village Indian Restaurant

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4527 Baltimore Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19143
(215) 382-6000
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At 4527 Baltimore, Desi Village dishes up authentic Indian on a dime. Looking for the spice factor? Ask them to jack your dish up to “inferno hot.”

10. Green Line Cafe

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4239 Baltimore Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19104
(215) 222-3431
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End the night at 10-year-old Green Line, where fresh-from-the-oven baked goods will hit the spot for dessert, especially when paired with a hot cup of organic and fairly traded Peruvian coffee.

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1. Dock Street Brewery

701 S 50th St, Philadelphia, PA 19143
Begin at Dock Street Brewpub on the corner of 50th and Baltimore, where award-winning pizza and craft beer can't miss. The Fig Jam (with mozzarella, gorgonzola, fig, and apple-smoked bacon) and Four Cheese with caramelized onions are best bets.
701 S 50th St
Philadelphia, PA 19143

2. Satellite Cafe

701 South 50th St., Philadelphia, PA
A stone’s throw away on the cusp of Cedar Park is the vegan favorite Satellite Cafe, great for anyone in your party to whom a Vegan Magic Bagel (vegan cream cheese, olive oil and nutritional yeast) or kale smoothie sounds appealing.
701 South 50th St.
Philadelphia, PA

3. Mariposa Food Co-op

4824 Baltimore Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19143
At 4824 Baltimore, Mariposa is one part locally sourced food co-op, one part community hub. Grab a healthy snack and you might even happen upon a food panel or other educational event.
4824 Baltimore Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19143

4. Gold Standard Cafe

4800 Baltimore Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19143
The strange intersection of 48th, Florence, and Baltimore converges in the Gold Standard, which plates up all-day breakfast in the form of egg sandwiches, pancakes, and a kicked-up Waffle Bowl mixed with scrambled egg, syrup, cheese, and meat.
4800 Baltimore Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19143

5. Vientiane Cafe

4728 Baltimore Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19143
Vientiane is a family-run Thai and Laotian BYOB that offers generous portions of cultural classics like Chicken Panaeng with sticky rice and Chicken Satay with peanut sauce.
4728 Baltimore Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19143

6. Dahlak

Philadelphia, PA, US, PA
Next on your route is Dahlak, a family-style Ethiopian and Eritrean joint where you can flex your more adventurous foodie muscle (ever tried injera?). Ask for the late-night specials, as they're open until 2 a.m.
Philadelphia, PA
US, PA

7. Aksum

4630 Baltimore Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19143
Onwards to Middle Eastern BYOB Aksum, where an expansive hookah menu offers sweet accompaniment to the saffron-and garlic-heavy dinner fare.
4630 Baltimore Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19143

8. Mood Cafe

4618 Baltimore Ave, Philadelphia, PA
Holding it down at 46th and Baltimore is Mood Cafe, a favorite for its 25 varieties of chaat and 14 varieties of lassi. If it’s a nice night, get your order to-go and enjoy it out on the Avenue.
4618 Baltimore Ave
Philadelphia, PA

9. Desi Village Indian Restaurant

4527 Baltimore Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19143
At 4527 Baltimore, Desi Village dishes up authentic Indian on a dime. Looking for the spice factor? Ask them to jack your dish up to “inferno hot.”
4527 Baltimore Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19143

10. Green Line Cafe

4239 Baltimore Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19104
End the night at 10-year-old Green Line, where fresh-from-the-oven baked goods will hit the spot for dessert, especially when paired with a hot cup of organic and fairly traded Peruvian coffee.
4239 Baltimore Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19104

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