Philadelphia Cheap Eats Comfort Food Joints
- FrugalDanny Jan 26, 2009 04:06 PM
I've been creating a Google Map of above average cheap eats comfort food joints on my website:
I would like to gather some more names to investigate further. If you have any please post here. Thank you Danny
These are the ones I have so far
Devil's Alley Bar & Grill
Grey Lodge Pub
Honey's Sit N Eat
John's Roast Pork
La Fourno Pizza
Los Taquitos de Puebla Restaurant
McNally's Tavern Chestnut Hill
Pat's King of Steaks
Steve's Prince of Steaks
We just tried Paesano's, the new sandwich place opened by the chef at Modo Mio, just across the street from the restaurant on Girard Avenue. It was fantastic. A roast suckling pig sandwich, a hot dog wrapped in proscuitto, a chick pea pancake (sort of like Italian falafal), an order of roast potatoes, and two dessert crispelles (along with three cans of soda thrown in for free) for $22.00. We ate this over two days. I can't believe the quality for the price.
Hey, WOW kewl site! Roadfood taken to a new level. Wish you luck.and hope that you get a CoL raise from all your advertisers to get you at least into the 1970's
In the meantime, although not in the city, Jimmy John's Hot Dogs on Rte 202 in Chadds Ford has been an instituion since 1940 ( I figured you could relate to that on a wage/ad revenue level)
Pho-Ha! 6th& Washington.
I'm phoddicted. 5 bucks for a huge bowl of beef noodle soup, 6-something for the even more delicious weekend stew specials. the other week when it was like 9 degrees out the heat there was broken (it was fixed the next day), but the place was still packed with diners.
is cafe de laos cheap enough to make your list?
hrm, if it is, i guess it wouldn't be fair not to mention these:
...can someone help me out with the name of that HUGE vietnamese place, stand-alone bldg, at (i think) 11th and washington? nothing on the menu over, like 6? has it already been listed?
david's mai lai wah - this really doesn't get enough credit, i don't think. i've been there a couple times (granted, late, and after the bars have closed, so my judgement is a bit impaired) and the food is cheap, and solid.
saad's halal place
fu wah (deli, take out)
mama's (oh someone mentioned this - i second it - and also there's the location at 6th and south which is not vegetarian)
...this thread makes me wish that lakeside deli was still open...
OK, OK, i am going to try this dim sum garden i swears!!! :) the question is... how are their sesame balls??? chinatown bus station - there are 2 btw (tho they are both on 11th) but i'm assuming you mean the one that's covered by a building (is that the convention center? i should really know this).
i absolutely second fu wah (47th & baltimore) and their banh mi / tofu hoagies -- $3 for a filling hoagie with marinated tofu, pickled carrot, cilantro & sauce.
also delicious abyssinia (45th & pine? i think?) and saad's (around there too).
also, has anyone mentioned koch's yet? (43rd & locust) -- not super cheap but the sandwiches are HUGE (last time i was there the counter guy recounted a customer who dislocated his jaw trying to get his mouth around one) and they give you free meat and cheese and pickles while they make yours to order.
and tony luke's on oregon... mmmm.
For Vietnamese, just went to Nam Son, 16th & Washington, yesterday. Son and I each had pho and split a bbq pork banh min. He got iced French coffee w/condensed milk. They give you a pot of tea. The bill was less than $20. The pho was better than Vietnam and other places I've had it.
Italian, add Dolce Carini on Chestnut St between 19th and 20th (I think). Great steak sandwiches and I hear their pizza is good but haven't tried it yet.
The Current Philadelphia Cheap Eats Comfort List:
Brown Betty Petite
Cantina Dos Segundos
Davids Mai Lai Wah
Devils Alley Bar
Dim Sum Garden
Good Dog Bar & Restaurant
Grey Lodge Pub
Honey's Sit N Eat
John's Roast Pork
McGillin's Olde Ale House
Mrs K's Koffee Shop
New Wave Cafe
Nick's Roast Beef
Pat's King Of Steaks
Pho Cafe Saigon
Pho XE Lua Viet Thai
Steve's Prince Of Steaks
Brown Betty (there's an original in No Libs, not just the Petit at Rittenhouse)
Abbaye (try the Abbaye Cheesesteak -- best cheesesteak in the city, with chimay marinated beef tips and gripped veggies, comes with a side of terrific homemade fries, all for under $10. Great beer list, too)
Porkys on N. 5th - great pork sandwiches.
Grace Tavern on south near graduate hospital - poboys and sandwiches in general.
Cisco's in Flourtown for the best value cheese steaks - Bethlehem Pike ($4.50)
Fairlane dinner in Erdenheim on Bethlehemn Pike
Billy Murphys - Conrad street - East Falls - great wings and sandwiches.
Nicks Famous Roast Beef at 20th and Jackson. Make sure you get a combo (means with provolone), on the outside (means that they slice some of the crusty spicy goodness and put in the sandwich), overboard (means that they dunk the entire sandwich in the house rendered jus). And the gravy fries have the chunks that have fallen into the jus from carving the beef for sandwiches.
Herschel's deli in Reading Terminal. Old school stuff though, not the sliced sandwiches. The matzoh ball soup and latkes are to die for. And I'm Italian :)