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Mar 11, 2010 11:41 AM

Society Hill/Old City

We'll be visiting Philadelphia for a Saturday through Tuesday in March. Five adults and two kids 7 and 3 years old. Would love recs on kid friendly places to eat near the Sheraton Society Hill, especially for breakfast and dinner. We will be hitting Reading Terminal Market for lunch one day and doing the usual tourist stuff the rest of the time. Thanks!

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  1. You should definitely head across the street from your hotel to Zahav for dinner, it's one of the best restaurants in the city. Also very good near there are Fork, Bistro 7, and Amada. A little further away at 10th and Spruce is Kanella, one of the other best restaurants in the city. I don't know if I'd describe any of them as especially kid-friendly, but Zahav and Amada both have a lively, not-quiet atmosphere, your kids probably won't be a distraction to others unless they're really noisy.

    For breakfast, the Famous 4th St. Deli is not that far away, at 4th and Bainbridge.

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    1. re: Buckethead

      Also hit Tartes bakery, a small hole-in-the-wall place on Arch St. almost across the street from the Betsy Ross House between 2nd and 3rd Sts. I second the Amada and Zahav recommendations, and you should add Jones to your list at 7th and Chestnut. Decent food and very kid-friendly.

      BTW-You should really consider hitting Reading Terminal Market for breakfast on Saturday if you get there early enough. The Dutch Eating Place there serves up great pancakes there (but they are not open the other days you are in town (but the Market is...just not the Amish merchants).

    2. The Restaurant at the Society hill Hotel at third and Chestnut is pretty kid friendly and has good basic food.

      1. Pizzacato at 3rd and Market (just down from the Franklin Post Office, where you must send postcards that are hand franked). Great variety, little pizzas, pastas, etc. Attentive staff. Also, The Continental at 2nd and Market.

        1. We live in Old City with a toddler. There are some great restaurants in the area, some of which have been listed above, but if you're focusing on the combo of kid friendly with good food, then Continental at 2nd and Market, and Jones at 7th and Chestnut, are good bets. 4th Street Deli is good for breakfast and so is Farmicia on 3rd b/w Market and Chestnut for weekend brunch. Reading Terminal also has a couple good breakfast spots.

          1. Good recommendations above. For kids, I second Jones at 2nd and Chestnut, and Stella for pizza, at 2nd and Lombard.