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May 10, 2008 12:53 PM

Philadelphia - Staying at Hotel by stadium July 4th

Going to see the game July 4th, and staying for the weekend. Any suggestions on what to visit and good places to eat. First time visiting Philly:)


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  1. Not sure what your looking for, but Tony Luke's Roast Pork Italiano w/ Broccoli Rabe and Provolone should be on the list somewhere.

    1. Thanx EastPA. I've heard of Tony Luke's - is it close to the stadium? Not sure what to expect anywhere so open to all suggestions...

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      1. re: edlyn

        It is. Not much is close to the stadium. Are you willing to drive/take a cab or subway to try something great? Let us know and what you might be looking for.

      2. Tony Luke's is about 1/4 mile from the ballpark and its a must visit (tho I usually end up with the chicken cutlets).Are you staying at the Holiday Inn on Packer Ave? I had some service problems there,but they have some rooms that look out onto the ballfield.Are you gonna have a car? About 1/2 mile in the other direction is Celebre Pizza,which gets good reviews but never worked for me.Also Chickie and Pete's,a popular sports bar.Ron Jaworski owned that Holiday Inn,maybe still does,and there was a rocking bar in the lobby when I was there.

        1. You are also very close to Criniti's (Broad St. just north of Oregon Ave.) for good Italian.

          1. Thanks for the info. Will definitly try Tony Luke's. Looking forward to seeing apart of your city. Always in our backyard but you know how that goes:)