Sheraton - N. 17th and Race
What good and reasonable around here. No transportation. I was asked by some folks going there and I am not knowledgeable about that area of the city. Many thanks in advance!
On the Parkway, there's a Subway and a TGIF if they're desperate and don't want to go too far. That's a slightly awkward location for good food. The only thing I can think of that's not a chain is Tir Na Nog. It's an Irish place on the bottom floor of The Phoenix at 16th & Arch, but it's a bit pricey and can be loud on a weekend night. If they're up for a 6 or 7 block walk, I'd head east on Race to Chinatown. Tons of choices and price ranges. During the day, there's a place at 19th & JFK called Kennedy Food Garden that's a got a deli and a mini-grocery store.
There is pretty much nothing in that immediate vicinity. But the Rittenhouse Square area is only 4-5 blocks away and that is a great neighborhood and chock full of eats. I'd send them that way.
There are many restaurants within a 2 block walk. I attended a Conference at this hotel in August. People attending frequently ate lunch at the Food Court of the Comcast Building which has a great assortment of inexpensive food. There is a Mexican Restaurant ( I think it is Mexican Post) which was good. I suggest walking south out of either the 16th St. or 17th St. exits of the Sheraton to find a good selection of restaurants. Also, you can walk east on Race Street into Chinatown for many Asian restaurants.
Going in the other direction, Sabrina's and Kite & Key are 2 blocks away on Callowhill. There is a v. good Jamaican food truck at Community College.