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Downtown Phila. Market St w/ teen

leahinsc Jun 5, 2011 11:20 AM

Looking for some restaurant recommendations for a Fri nite and Sat lunch in dwntown Phila around Market St. ...will have a teen boy w/ a BIG appetite with us so would prefer good food and plentiful portions but would like entree prices around $15-18 for dinner at most. No chains. It would be great if they happened to be on restaurant.com!

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    elmom RE: leahinsc Jun 7, 2011 06:22 PM

    i'm surprised you haven't gotten any replies... i think you should look at the threads for south phila Italian restaurants (Marras is an old standby, Mr Martino;s or villa di roma) and Chinatown (we like charles plaza, sang kee, david's) either of these would be good and plenty for a teenager...

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      urbanfabric RE: leahinsc Jun 8, 2011 06:23 AM

      Market St stretches from river to river, so it might help if you are more specific about where you're starting from and cuisines you're interested in. If you're willing to walk, cab, or subway to South Philly, I'd recommend taquerias such as Los Taquitos de Puebla, Veracruzana, or it's slightly nicer sibling, Plaza Garibaldi.

      For lunch, search for recommendations at the Reading Terminal Market. Or try Delicatessen near 7th and Chestnut.

      For restaurant.com, stick with Good Dog and South Philly Tap Room.

      Market St Cafe
      315 Market St, Charlestown, MD 21914

      Tap Room
      201 Bohemia Ave, Chesapeake City, MD 21915

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        barryg RE: leahinsc Jun 8, 2011 07:19 AM

        Go to Famous 4th St deli, either location (which is closer depends on where on Market St you are). A corned beef sandwich will cost $15 but it's huge--your son will not leave hungry. Great Jewish Deli food.


        1. vicarious RE: leahinsc Jun 9, 2011 04:11 PM

          Percy Street Barbecue on South Street seems like a good fit.

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            bluehensfan RE: vicarious Jun 10, 2011 06:36 AM

            I think it would be above the OP's price point though...

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              bluehensfan RE: bluehensfan Jun 10, 2011 10:20 AM

              Actually I stand corrected! Percy Street's just not the same since they removed the sweet potatoes from the menu IMO.

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