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sagestrat Apr 2, 2009 04:12 AM

My sister is visiting from Alabama and wants to wander the Italian Market tomorrow. Any recommendations for lunch right around there? I haven't been down there in a couple of years. I'm planning to park at 9th and Washington, and it sounds like we have a rainy forecast. Thanks.

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    lawgirl3278 RE: sagestrat Apr 2, 2009 06:29 AM

    Sabrina's is great, but there's usually a long wait. The Royal Tavern is also very good.

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      Bigley9 RE: sagestrat Apr 2, 2009 07:52 AM

      Depends on what you are looking for. There is Lorenzo's pizza at 9th and Christian for a great slice (no atmosphere). Georges right next door for a great cheesesteak . Anthony's across the street for panini and coffee, nice little coffee house. Down at Washington and 9th, Anastasi's seafood has a retaurant with a bar in the seafood store. Good basic seafood. Taqueria's abound (non with atmosphere) on Washington just west of 9th, and south on 9th on both sides of federal. At 9th and federal there is a new-ish French place (very casual) that I haven't been to, and O sandwiches for vietnamese hoagies. At 10th and Federal there is Bitars for falafel/etc and Slice for pizza and salad. Oh and just south on 9th are two cheesesteak vendors you might have heard of....

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        Seeker19104 RE: Bigley9 Apr 2, 2009 09:58 AM

        Great answer!

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          refinnej RE: Seeker19104 Apr 2, 2009 11:14 AM

          I'd recommend lunch at Shank & Evelyn's, a lunch counter / restaurant on S. 10th near Washington. It is a true slice of South Philly - no nonsense attitude and all! Good for breakfast or lunch (although they do dinner too) - Italian sausage, eggplant parmesan, I remember getting a good soup there too.

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            Bigley9 RE: refinnej Apr 2, 2009 01:21 PM

            good addition! 10th Street at right about at Carpenter - midway between Christian and Washington

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        lawgirl3278 RE: sagestrat Apr 2, 2009 01:24 PM

        Oh, and don't forget to get some cannoli at Isgro's!

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          Bigley9 RE: lawgirl3278 Apr 2, 2009 01:39 PM

          MMMMM - Dessert
          Isgro's is on Christian between 10th and 11th!

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