The Essential Restaurants of Center City

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Steakhouses, seafood towers, burger joints, sushi, and more can be found in the heart of Philly

There are plenty of things that bring people to the Center City. Stretching from Rittenhouse to Old City, you’ll find all the wonderful, vibrant neighborhoods that make living in or visiting this city so great. It also boasts more cafes, restaurants, and bars than any other part of the city. This guide focuses on the restaurants surrounding the city’s nexus point, where Broad Street crosses Market Street. Here, you’ll find breakfast sandwiches and pastries to fuel a day of sightseeing, soup dumplings and hand-pulled noodles perfect for when you feel that first chill in the air, and an elegant seafood dinner that you’ll want to bookmark for a very special occasion—all within walking distance of the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall, the Kimmel Center, the convention center, and more.

  • October 16, 2023
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