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Philadelphia - Staying at Hotel by stadium July 4th

edlyn May 10, 2008 12:53 PM

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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    edlyn May 17, 2008 08:18 PM

    Thanks everyone!
    Wow I came back to a lot of good suggestions. Yes we will have a car and are staying on Packer St. Since this will be the first time visiting we kind of like the public trans or a tour to get used to the area, then branch out from there. Only here for a couple of days:( Yeah - kind of sad but like to do the touristy thing first time in a new city.

    Thank you again!

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      Latzo81 May 12, 2008 01:33 PM

      I would go to The Italian Market on 9th Street and Reading Terminal in Center City one of your days. Then dinner at Tinto or Vetri and then out in Old City one night.

      1. hollyd May 12, 2008 07:13 AM

        For the True South Philly experience: Chickie's Deli on 10th and federal for lunch. Maybe the best hoagies in town, AND they are on Sarcones rolls. Afterwards you could head to the Italian Market.

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          Philly Ray May 12, 2008 08:54 AM

          The problem with Chickie's is if you don't get there 5 minutes after they open, they are out of rolls.

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            hollyd May 12, 2008 11:38 AM

            I've never had that happen! Huh. I guess I'm usually there on a weekday though. And good god that fried tomato and bacon hoagie is amazing.

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              marianne215 May 12, 2008 09:26 PM

              I couldn't agree more. Chickie's has a huge delivery area (they're at 10th & Federal and deliver to my office at Delaware & Spring Garden). I have a fried tomato special at least once a week. :) Fresh mozz, sub long hots for roasted reds, light mayo. Awesome. Now I know what I'm having for lunch tomorrow!

              One note to visitors - they close at 4pm on Saturdays and aren't ever open on Sundays. Definitely a must eat.

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          edlyn May 11, 2008 05:21 PM

          Criniti's too. - Anything special to see in this area?

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            Philly Ray May 11, 2008 08:12 PM

            Not really, but you are not very far from Center City (downtown Philadelphia) via car or public transportation.

            Also, skip dessert at Criniti's and head around the corner on Oregon Ave. between Broad and 13th Sts. to Pop's Water Ice for another local Philly delicacy.

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            edlyn May 11, 2008 05:19 PM

            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:)

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              Philly Ray May 11, 2008 08:58 AM

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

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                billfish May 10, 2008 11:13 PM

                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.

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                  edlyn May 10, 2008 07:14 PM

                  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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                    saturninus May 12, 2008 06:25 AM

                    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.

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                    EastPA May 10, 2008 06:40 PM

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

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