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Lunch near the US Mint

Hondo3777 Aug 6, 2007 10:42 AM

Where to have fun lunch near the US Mint or in Old City?

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  1. joluvscards RE: Hondo3777 Aug 6, 2007 12:14 PM

    Continental at 3rs and Market

    1. OlderPhiladelphian RE: Hondo3777 Aug 6, 2007 01:46 PM

      Race Street Tavern on the corner of 2nd and Race just a short walk from the Mint. Wonderful sandwiches and salads and no tourists ever go there.

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      1. re: OlderPhiladelphian
        G Goo RE: OlderPhiladelphian Aug 8, 2007 02:33 PM

        I second (third) the Race Street Cafe. One of my favorites.

      2. jcmods RE: Hondo3777 Aug 8, 2007 08:03 AM

        I just had a great meal at Konak which is a Turkish restaurant. We had Hummous (warm and topped with a pastrami sausage....really good even though it sounds bizarre), calamari, falafel platter appetizer and as entrees we all got various lamb dishes. All really excellent. They have a full bar area where you can eat or you can sit in the main dining room.


        I also second Race Street Cafe if you are into something more "American" but good.

        1. gina RE: Hondo3777 Aug 8, 2007 06:14 PM

          GiGi is very close to the US Mint, about halfway between 4th and 3rd, on Market St. Good, interesting sandwiches and small plates. And the best 'fun lunch' part--refreshing Mojitos with rock candy cocktail stirrers.

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