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Late Night Decent Eats in Center City

YllowMstrd Nov 25, 2013 03:48 PM

Hi All,

Looking for late weeknight eats in Center City...not looking for gourmet cuisine, but not puppy chow either. Have not had great experiences so far...so hoping someone can help. Looking for something that's tasty and could easily be taken out. No fast-food.

Any ideas?


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    StrandedYankee RE: YllowMstrd Nov 26, 2013 02:23 AM

    Jade Harbor at 11th & Race. Open every night until 3 am and most everything is delicious. Also, they do everything from General Tso's & egg rolls to Shark's Fin soup with Abalone. So you can satisfy the more and the less adventurous Chinese food eater.

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      Bigley9 RE: YllowMstrd Nov 26, 2013 10:23 AM

      Good Dog serves late - but I cant seem to find their "food" hours on their web site

      1. bluehensfan RE: YllowMstrd Nov 26, 2013 03:36 PM

        How late did you mean?

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          YllowMstrd RE: YllowMstrd Nov 26, 2013 03:46 PM

          Thanks - Jade Harbor sounds like just what I'm looking for, and I'll check out Good Dog.

          By late meaning after 10ish

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            bluehensfan RE: YllowMstrd Nov 26, 2013 04:03 PM

            Tria is really great and is supposedly open until 1 AM during the week.
            Dandelion and Zavino are open until 11.
            Varga Bar is decent and open until 2 (they stop serving food at 1) and PA6 is also open until 2.
            You could also search "late night eats" on yelp! and they list out a number of options.

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              StrandedYankee RE: YllowMstrd Nov 27, 2013 04:36 AM

              A bunch of places in Chinatown are open late most nights. I've tried most of them, and Jade Harbor is consistently the best of the late night places. However, part of the fun of Chinatown is just looking around until something catches your eye.

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              barryg RE: YllowMstrd Nov 27, 2013 10:08 AM

              Don't know if it counts as fast food to you but Underdogs has good hot dogs and great fries. Open Til midnight during the week and 4am Thursday and weekend.

              1. gina RE: YllowMstrd Nov 29, 2013 04:31 PM

                If you end up in Old City, we have quite a few places serving good/excellent food late: Khyber Pass Pub until 1am; Sassafras, 11pm; Nick's, 1am; National Mechanics, 1am; Bierstube until at least 11pm, I believe; and Han Dynasty until 12am. Fairly sure Lucha Cartel serves late, too.

                1. PhillyBestBYOB RE: YllowMstrd Dec 1, 2013 02:08 AM

                  David's Mai Lai Wah in Chinatown (Race and N 10th) is famous for staying open until 3-4 AM or something like that. Get the wings and dumplings.

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                    StrandedYankee RE: PhillyBestBYOB Dec 1, 2013 06:50 PM

                    Jade Harbor has the same hours, is across the street, and has much better food. A pity. I remember when Mai Lai Wah was wonderful...about 20 years ago. I had my 21st birthday party there. I'm now 43.

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                    YllowMstrd RE: YllowMstrd Dec 3, 2013 07:28 PM

                    Thanks everyone - these are all great and I look forward to trying them!

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