Best American Restaurants in Old City Philadelphia

Wister BYOBWister BYOB
(247)
$$$$
American | Old City, Philadelphia
Booked 8 times today
City TavernCity Tavern
(1549)
$$$$
American | Old City, Philadelphia
Booked 20 times today
Red Owl TavernRed Owl Tavern
(673)
$$$$
American | Old City, Philadelphia
Booked 18 times today
La PegLa Peg
(569)
$$$$
American | Old City, Philadelphia
Booked 17 times today
Craftsman Row SaloonCraftsman Row Saloon
(118)
$$$$
American | Old City, Philadelphia
Booked 3 times today
National MechanicsNational Mechanics
(55)
$$$$
American | Old City, Philadelphia
Booked 1 time today
The GaslightThe Gaslight
(141)
$$$$
American | Old City, Philadelphia
Booked 4 times today
Common Wealth Old CityCommon Wealth Old City
(146)
$$$$
American | Old City, Philadelphia
Booked 4 times today
JJ BootleggersJJ Bootleggers
(29)
$$$$
American | Old City, Philadelphia
Booked 1 time today
Vernick Food & DrinkVernick Food & Drink
(1419)
$$$$
American | Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia
Booked 48 times today
Talula’s GardenTalula’s Garden
(5745)
$$$$
American | Washington Square, Philadelphia
Booked 130 times today
JansenJansen
(662)
$$$$
American | Chestnut Hill, Philadelphia
Booked 6 times today
Rooster  Soup Co.Rooster Soup Co.
(35)
$$$$
American | Center City, Philadelphia
Booked 14 times today
Serpico - PhiladelphiaSerpico - Philadelphia
(980)
$$$$
American | Center City, Philadelphia
Booked 38 times today
MicaMica
(1002)
$$$$
American | Chestnut Hill, Philadelphia
Booked 5 times today
Bud & Marilyn'sBud & Marilyn's
(1615)
$$$$
American | Center City, Philadelphia
Booked 89 times today
HawthornesHawthornes
(68)
$$$$
American | Bella Vista, Philadelphia
Booked 3 times today
Kensington QuartersKensington Quarters
(344)
$$$$
American | Fishtown, Philadelphia
Booked 16 times today
Marathon - 19th & SpruceMarathon - 19th & Spruce
(245)
$$$$
American | Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia
Booked 9 times today
The IndustryThe Industry
(126)
$$$$
American | South Philly, Philadelphia
Booked 8 times today
Rose Tattoo CafeRose Tattoo Cafe
(1431)
$$$$
American | Art Museum, Philadelphia
Booked 4 times today
Friday Saturday SundayFriday Saturday Sunday
(72)
$$$$
American | Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia
Booked 36 times today
Front Street CafeFront Street Cafe
(257)
$$$$
American | Northern Liberties, Philadelphia
Booked 1 time today
The Butcher BarThe Butcher Bar
(363)
$$$$
American | Center City, Philadelphia
Booked 38 times today

Best Italian Restaurants in Old City Philadelphia

La Famiglia RistoranteLa Famiglia Ristorante
(1219)
$$$$
Italian | Old City, Philadelphia
Booked 4 times today
PanoramaPanorama
(1541)
$$$$
Italian | Old City, Philadelphia
Booked 19 times today
LaScala's - PhiladelphiaLaScala's - Philadelphia
(1830)
$$$$
Italian | Old City, Philadelphia
Booked 19 times today
Spasso Italian Grill - PhiladelphiaSpasso Italian Grill - Philadelphia
(1264)
$$$$
Italian | Old City, Philadelphia
Booked 19 times today
Positano Coast by Aldo LambertiPositano Coast by Aldo Lamberti
(1775)
$$$$
Italian | Old City, Philadelphia
Booked 15 times today
CapofittoCapofitto
(204)
$$$$
Italian | Old City, Philadelphia
Booked 4 times today
Vetri CucinaVetri Cucina
(1712)
$$$$
Italian | Center City, Philadelphia
Booked 27 times today
Saloon RestaurantSaloon Restaurant
(684)
$$$$
Italian | South Philly, Philadelphia
Booked 11 times today
The Victor CafeThe Victor Cafe
(2011)
$$$$
Italian | South Philly, Philadelphia
Booked 35 times today
Santucci's Pizza - Italian MarketSantucci's Pizza - Italian Market
(19)
$$$$
Italian | South Philly, Philadelphia
Casta DivaCasta Diva
(567)
$$$$
Italian | Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia
Booked 13 times today
Root Restaurant + Wine BarRoot Restaurant + Wine Bar
(195)
$$$$
Italian | Fishtown, Philadelphia
Booked 18 times today
Davio's - PhiladelphiaDavio's - Philadelphia
(2491)
$$$$
Italian | Center City, Philadelphia
Booked 34 times today
Bistro RomanoBistro Romano
(2325)
$$$$
Italian | Society Hill, Philadelphia
Booked 36 times today
Caffe Valentino - PhiladelphiaCaffe Valentino - Philadelphia
(252)
$$$$
Italian | South Philly, Philadelphia
Booked 1 time today
Porcini - PhiladelphiaPorcini - Philadelphia
(1232)
$$$$
Italian | Center City, Philadelphia
Booked 10 times today
Paradiso - PhiladelphiaParadiso - Philadelphia
(630)
$$$$
Italian | South Philly, Philadelphia
Booked 9 times today
Little Nonna'sLittle Nonna's
(1768)
$$$$
Italian | Center City, Philadelphia
Booked 58 times today
Speranza - Westville, New JerseySperanza - Westville, New Jersey
(67)
$$$$
Italian | Westville, Philadelphia
Booked 2 times today
Amis - PhiladelphiaAmis - Philadelphia
(2866)
$$$$
Italian | Washington Square, Philadelphia
Booked 54 times today

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Old City Philadelphia Restaurants

ZahavZahav
6045 reviews
$$$$
Middle Eastern | Old City, Philadelphia
Booked 62 times today

Creative cuisine with Mediterranean influence. Knowledable and attentive staff. Lovely environment. More

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Buddakan - PhiladelphiaBuddakan - Philadelphia
7486 reviews
$$$$
Asian | Old City, Philadelphia
Booked 111 times today

Enjoyable as ever that is why me and my wife keep coming back. More

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CapofittoCapofitto
204 reviews
$$$$
Italian | Old City, Philadelphia
Booked 4 times today

This place has a gelato parlor in front but everyone should look deeper to see a very cozy restaurant behind that. Food was excellent. They had a good wine selection and the staff was extremely friendly . Will definitely return. More

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Amada PHLAmada PHL
6210 reviews
$$$$
Spanish | Old City, Philadelphia
Booked 82 times today

Overall just a fantastic experience. The quality of the food was outstanding and simply delicious. The selection of tapas was broad and diverse crossing meats, seafood and vegetables. The lamb chops were incredible along with the shrimp & garlic dish. The wine selection was deep but reasonable in price. Our server, Miguel, was delightful and knowledgeable. The ambiance was not too loud so I could hold a conversation without raising my voice. The final bill was expensive but justifiable by the quality of the food and service. More

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Fork Restaurant - PhiladelphiaFork Restaurant - Philadelphia
3300 reviews
$$$$
Contemporary American | Old City, Philadelphia
Booked 39 times today

All great. Food and service was exceptional. So accommodating for gluten free too. More

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La Famiglia RistoranteLa Famiglia Ristorante
1219 reviews
$$$$
Italian | Old City, Philadelphia
Booked 4 times today

Never disappointed with service, attention, quality of food and ambience. Top notch establishment. More

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FARMiCiAFARMiCiA
2815 reviews
$$$$
Contemporary American | Old City, Philadelphia
Booked 35 times today

Great food for a great price. Our waiter was not that into his job, but that didn't ruin the experience. Nice ambiance and decorations. More

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Spasso Italian Grill - PhiladelphiaSpasso Italian Grill - Philadelphia
1264 reviews
$$$$
Italian | Old City, Philadelphia
Booked 19 times today

Very nice! Waiter was outstanding. Food very good, especially gnocchi. Nice wine list at reasonable prices, too! More

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Cuba Libre Restaurant & Rum BarCuba Libre Restaurant & Rum Bar
3208 reviews
$$$$
Cuban | Old City, Philadelphia
Booked 20 times today

Phenomenal service from our waitress ! She made it very easy for myself and my date to talk to her AND since it was our first time, she recommended the selection that got us the most bang for our buck. Great place to go for sure ! More

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PanoramaPanorama
1541 reviews
$$$$
Italian | Old City, Philadelphia
Booked 19 times today

Loved the wine flights! Great idea to make the dining experience different and unique. Waiter was great! , More

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Royal BoucherieRoyal Boucherie
31 reviews
$$$$
French | Old City, Philadelphia
Booked 37 times today

Food was amazing!! Steak melted in our mouth, lobster pasta was delicious! All three desserts were incredible and fun cocktails. Such a great cozy new bar scene! More

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Zento Sushi Restaurant and Sake barZento Sushi Restaurant and Sake bar
397 reviews
$$$$
Sushi | Old City, Philadelphia
Booked 2 times today

Favorite sushi spot in Philly. Truly perfect for any occasion and every night! The menu and sushi is perfect! More

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City TavernCity Tavern
1549 reviews
$$$$
American | Old City, Philadelphia
Booked 20 times today

We were a small school group and City Tavern lived up to its reputation as an authentic experience of Colonial cuisine. Portions are large, service is great & nothing beats the atmosphere! More

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Wister BYOBWister BYOB
247 reviews
$$$$
American | Old City, Philadelphia
Booked 8 times today

Wister gets 5 stars all the way around. The food was amazing- Chef Ben Moore puts his signature on everything, and make each dish a unique mouth watering experience. The service was great, just enough attention without being intrusive. Wister has become my go to restaurant in Old City. More

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High Street on MarketHigh Street on Market
466 reviews
$$$$
Contemporary American | Old City, Philadelphia
Booked 8 times today

Decided upon High Street on Market for our weekly date night. Restaurant was very warm and inviting with it’s fresh garland and twinkle light Christmas decor. Service was excellent! I don’t think it matters what you order as all of our dishes were delicious! Smoked Bluefish was excellent and the squid ink pasta was also delightful! Dessert was a sinfully light but decadent chocolate slice. If celebrating, I highly recommend their ‘drink pairing’ if you are going to have a couple of drinks. After 30 years of marriage I ‘celebrate’ often! It was a lovely evening and we will be back! More

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Lucha CartelLucha Cartel
232 reviews
$$$$
Mexican | Old City, Philadelphia
Booked 5 times today

GREAT MARGARITAS! DECORATIONS ARE VERY CUTE TOO. WOULD LOVE TO COME BACK FOR HAPPY HOUR. More

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The Plough and the StarsThe Plough and the Stars
424 reviews
$$$$
International | Old City, Philadelphia
Booked 9 times today

Nice casual dining experience. Good food. Large portions. The atmosphere is festive More

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Positano Coast by Aldo LambertiPositano Coast by Aldo Lamberti
1775 reviews
$$$$
Italian | Old City, Philadelphia
Booked 15 times today

Nice atmosphere, tasty food, exelent service. We love this Restarant! Aldo can keep high level standard for many years! More

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LaScala's - PhiladelphiaLaScala's - Philadelphia
1830 reviews
$$$$
Italian | Old City, Philadelphia
Booked 19 times today

LaScala’s is always a favorite go-to! It’s the perfect place for my family and I to dine when they’re in town. As always, we left stuffed and with leftovers for the next day. The staff were pleasant and attentive! Food portions are amazing for the price, and you’ll most likely leave with food! More

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The Little LionThe Little Lion
634 reviews
$$$$
Comfort Food | Old City, Philadelphia
Booked 59 times today

Todd was our fantastic waiter! Very consciousness and cared clearly about if we were enjoying our meal. He know he menu inside and out. Food and drinks are amazing!! Great spot! More

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La PegLa Peg
569 reviews
$$$$
American | Old City, Philadelphia
Booked 17 times today

We had a truly excellent pre- Fringe theater meal. Service was excellent and friendly, the short rib is superb and the home made bread is wonderful. Great casual dining experience. More

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Karma Restaurant & BarKarma Restaurant & Bar
142 reviews
$$$$
Indian | Old City, Philadelphia
Booked 2 times today

Karma Restaurant & Bar was tasty and great selections. Loved the naan and the combination dish i had. ConsumerMarineSupply. More

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Marmont SteakhouseMarmont Steakhouse
861 reviews
$$$$
Steakhouse | Old City, Philadelphia
Booked 5 times today

Filet was awesome.!!! More

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Red Owl TavernRed Owl Tavern
673 reviews
$$$$
American | Old City, Philadelphia
Booked 18 times today

Late lunch. It was busy, but not crowded. Seated quickly. Food was delicious. Server was attentive. More

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The Olde BarThe Olde Bar
287 reviews
$$$$
Seafood | Old City, Philadelphia
Booked 12 times today

Small menu that does everything right! They’ve nicely renovated the Old Orginal Bookbinders but kept the class and charm. Great staff. Easy access and easy parking. We can’t wait to go back! More

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JJ BootleggersJJ Bootleggers
29 reviews
$$$$
American | Old City, Philadelphia
Booked 1 time today

Food was very good. Our waitress was very attentive and very pleasant . Was our first time there. We all (4) really enjoyed. Went for friends birthday. Will definitely go back More

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National MechanicsNational Mechanics
55 reviews
$$$$
American | Old City, Philadelphia
Booked 1 time today

Great service enjoyed the food unique ambiance. Love their make your own Bloody Mary in weekends. More

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Common Wealth Old CityCommon Wealth Old City
146 reviews
$$$$
American | Old City, Philadelphia
Booked 4 times today

Our waiter was absolutely amazing! The service was wonderful and quick. We ordered a cheese plate and it was HUGE, especially for the low price. Definitely recommended!!! More

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Ariana - PhilaAriana - Phila
32 reviews
$$$$
Afghan | Old City, Philadelphia

Easy walk from waterfront area. Friendly warm atmosphere. Excellent ethnic cuisine. Reasonably priced and BYOB. More

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The GaslightThe Gaslight
141 reviews
$$$$
American | Old City, Philadelphia
Booked 4 times today

Great Service! Delicious food! We really enjoyed ourselves! More

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Craftsman Row SaloonCraftsman Row Saloon
118 reviews
$$$$
American | Old City, Philadelphia
Booked 3 times today

Had the donut chicken. It was pretty good. I don't know if I would order it again, but it is definitely a conversation piece to talk to friends about. The service was very good here and prices reasonable. More

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DiNardo's Famous SeafoodDiNardo's Famous Seafood
1254 reviews
$$$$
Seafood | Old City, Philadelphia
Booked 4 times today

We ordered the largest crabs, $14 each!!! What we got was out of 6 crabs we got only 2 good ones. The others were "slimy" our assumption was that on Thursdays DiNardos gets their crabs. They cook them all for the weekend. They them refrigerate them and flash steam them as ordered. They just don't last 5 days that way. The seasoning was mediocre. Clams and oysters nicely opened, very tasty. Fried oysters...not so good. All and all, for $110, won't visit again. More

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6ft Under Gastropub6ft Under Gastropub
8 reviews
$$$$
American | Old City, Philadelphia
Booked 4 times today

Good food, somewhat of a limited lunch menu. The service was professional and friendly but slow . More

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Old City Philadelphia Diners' Choice Winners

Old City Philadelphia's best restaurants based upon thousands of OpenTable diner reviews
ZahavZahav
6045 reviews
$$$$
Middle Eastern | Old City, Philadelphia
Booked 62 times today

Creative cuisine with Mediterranean influence. Knowledable and attentive staff. Lovely environment. More

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Buddakan - PhiladelphiaBuddakan - Philadelphia
7486 reviews
$$$$
Asian | Old City, Philadelphia
Booked 111 times today

Enjoyable as ever that is why me and my wife keep coming back. More

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Amada PHLAmada PHL
6210 reviews
$$$$
Spanish | Old City, Philadelphia
Booked 82 times today

Overall just a fantastic experience. The quality of the food was outstanding and simply delicious. The selection of tapas was broad and diverse crossing meats, seafood and vegetables. The lamb chops were incredible along with the shrimp & garlic dish. The wine selection was deep but reasonable in price. Our server, Miguel, was delightful and knowledgeable. The ambiance was not too loud so I could hold a conversation without raising my voice. The final bill was expensive but justifiable by the quality of the food and service. More

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Spasso Italian Grill - PhiladelphiaSpasso Italian Grill - Philadelphia
1264 reviews
$$$$
Italian | Old City, Philadelphia
Booked 19 times today

Very nice! Waiter was outstanding. Food very good, especially gnocchi. Nice wine list at reasonable prices, too! More

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CapofittoCapofitto
204 reviews
$$$$
Italian | Old City, Philadelphia
Booked 4 times today

This place has a gelato parlor in front but everyone should look deeper to see a very cozy restaurant behind that. Food was excellent. They had a good wine selection and the staff was extremely friendly . Will definitely return. More

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La Famiglia RistoranteLa Famiglia Ristorante
1219 reviews
$$$$
Italian | Old City, Philadelphia
Booked 4 times today

Never disappointed with service, attention, quality of food and ambience. Top notch establishment. More

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Fork Restaurant - PhiladelphiaFork Restaurant - Philadelphia
3300 reviews
$$$$
Contemporary American | Old City, Philadelphia
Booked 39 times today

All great. Food and service was exceptional. So accommodating for gluten free too. More

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FARMiCiAFARMiCiA
2815 reviews
$$$$
Contemporary American | Old City, Philadelphia
Booked 35 times today

Great food for a great price. Our waiter was not that into his job, but that didn't ruin the experience. Nice ambiance and decorations. More

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PanoramaPanorama
1541 reviews
$$$$
Italian | Old City, Philadelphia
Booked 19 times today

Loved the wine flights! Great idea to make the dining experience different and unique. Waiter was great! , More

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Cuba Libre Restaurant & Rum BarCuba Libre Restaurant & Rum Bar
3208 reviews
$$$$
Cuban | Old City, Philadelphia
Booked 20 times today

Phenomenal service from our waitress ! She made it very easy for myself and my date to talk to her AND since it was our first time, she recommended the selection that got us the most bang for our buck. Great place to go for sure ! More

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Discover Old City

Old City is often referred to as America's most historic square mile. This small neighborhood in the heart of Philadelphia boasts a number of American monuments like the Betsy Ross House and the Federal Reserve Bank. As befits an area filled with national landmarks, Old City restaurants serve up plenty of good old-fashioned American cuisine. Reasonably priced fare can be found in cute cafes, hearty taverns, and classic burger joints. The area also has a number of sports bars where locals come together to drink beer, eat a cheesesteak, and watch their favorite Philly teams. For upscale dining options, Old City natives turn to high-end Japanese restaurants, wine bars, and French bistros.