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What are your favorite CHEAP Philadelphia BYOs?

yoonhwa Aug 23, 2006 04:36 PM

I am in looking for some good and cheap Philadelphia BYOs. I certainly can appreciate the food at Matyson, the atmosphere at Django and all the other Philly darlings. but I am looking for more of a laid back place to chill with my hubby on a Friday night with a bottle of wine and to get out for under $40 with tax and tip.

I already know about:
Jamaican Jerk Hut
The afghani places in Old CIty
La Viola

Any other recommendations would be really appreciated.

  1. saturninus Aug 23, 2006 04:50 PM

    what about chinatown?

    lakeside chinese deli
    siao lan kung

    1. t
      tglobal Aug 23, 2006 05:29 PM

      Effie's- a Greek mom and pop place with a delightful courtyard. 11th and Pine.

      1. jcmods Aug 23, 2006 05:51 PM

        Maybe Sazon on Spring Garden. It's very laid back and they will not kick you out if you hang around a while.


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        1. re: jcmods
          joluvscards Aug 24, 2006 12:13 AM

          I 2nd Sazon

        2. y
          yoonhwa Aug 24, 2006 01:16 AM

          thanks! I will give these a try.

          1. n
            nittany Aug 24, 2006 01:31 PM

            a post after my own heart :) we have a 7 month old so these are the restaurants we have been frequenteing with him (i find they tend be ethnic which tend to be family friendly

            szechuan tasty house
            lee how fook
            plaza girabaldi
            cafe de laos
            mikado in cherry hill
            sabrina's (probably the most expensive of the bunch but still pretty inexpensive)
            trio (in our neighborhood)
            zorba's (same)

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