Best American Restaurants in University City Philadelphia

Booker's Restaurant and BarBooker's Restaurant and Bar
(67)
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American | University City, Philadelphia
City Tap House - UCCity Tap House - UC
(462)
$$$$
American | University City, Philadelphia
Walnut Street CafeWalnut Street Cafe
(225)
$$$$
American | University City, Philadelphia
Landmark Americana - University CityLandmark Americana - University City
(243)
$$$$
American | University City, Philadelphia
Vernick Food & DrinkVernick Food & Drink
(1451)
$$$$
American | Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia
Talula’s GardenTalula’s Garden
(5901)
$$$$
American | Washington Square, Philadelphia
JansenJansen
(713)
$$$$
American | Chestnut Hill, Philadelphia
Rooster  Soup Co.Rooster Soup Co.
(60)
$$$$
American | Center City, Philadelphia
Serpico - PhiladelphiaSerpico - Philadelphia
(1031)
$$$$
American | Center City, Philadelphia
MicaMica
(1036)
$$$$
American | Chestnut Hill, Philadelphia
Bud & Marilyn'sBud & Marilyn's
(1788)
$$$$
American | Center City, Philadelphia
HawthornesHawthornes
(73)
$$$$
American | Bella Vista, Philadelphia
Kensington QuartersKensington Quarters
(381)
$$$$
American | Fishtown, Philadelphia
Marathon - 19th & SpruceMarathon - 19th & Spruce
(257)
$$$$
American | Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia
Rose Tattoo CafeRose Tattoo Cafe
(1476)
$$$$
American | Art Museum, Philadelphia
Friday Saturday SundayFriday Saturday Sunday
(134)
$$$$
American | Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia
Front Street CafeFront Street Cafe
(260)
$$$$
American | Northern Liberties, Philadelphia
The Butcher BarThe Butcher Bar
(418)
$$$$
American | Center City, Philadelphia

Best Italian Restaurants in University City Philadelphia

Vetri CucinaVetri Cucina
(1743)
$$$$
Italian | Center City, Philadelphia
Saloon RestaurantSaloon Restaurant
(722)
$$$$
Italian | South Philly, Philadelphia
The Victor CafeThe Victor Cafe
(2121)
$$$$
Italian | South Philly, Philadelphia
Santucci's Pizza - Italian MarketSantucci's Pizza - Italian Market
(30)
$$$$
Italian | South Philly, Philadelphia
Casta DivaCasta Diva
(595)
$$$$
Italian | Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia
Root Restaurant + Wine BarRoot Restaurant + Wine Bar
(222)
$$$$
Italian | Fishtown, Philadelphia
Davio's - PhiladelphiaDavio's - Philadelphia
(2589)
$$$$
Italian | Center City, Philadelphia
Bistro RomanoBistro Romano
(2424)
$$$$
Italian | Society Hill, Philadelphia
Caffe Valentino - PhiladelphiaCaffe Valentino - Philadelphia
(260)
$$$$
Italian | South Philly, Philadelphia
Porcini - PhiladelphiaPorcini - Philadelphia
(1280)
$$$$
Italian | Center City, Philadelphia
Paradiso - PhiladelphiaParadiso - Philadelphia
(639)
$$$$
Italian | South Philly, Philadelphia
Little Nonna'sLittle Nonna's
(1862)
$$$$
Italian | Center City, Philadelphia
Speranza - Westville, New JerseySperanza - Westville, New Jersey
(80)
$$$$
Italian | Westville, Philadelphia
Amis - PhiladelphiaAmis - Philadelphia
(2933)
$$$$
Italian | Washington Square, Philadelphia

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University City Philadelphia Restaurants

Marigold KitchenMarigold Kitchen
1429 reviews
$$$$
Contemporary American | University City, Philadelphia

Unique dining experience in a quaint converted corner house. They are extremely accommodating to my girlfriend's dietary restrictions and the staff is very friendly. Each ingredient shines through and serves a purpose. Also delicious French press, and I don't even drink coffee. Best Valentine's dinner yet. More

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Booker's Restaurant and BarBooker's Restaurant and Bar
67 reviews
$$$$
American | University City, Philadelphia

The restaurant and dishes were all delicious. The server was very friendly and made sure we were well attended too considering the amount of people in the restaurant. I'd definitely recommend Booker T. More

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PodPod
2628 reviews
$$$$
Asian | University City, Philadelphia

It was amazing, worth the price and the staff was always around and extremely pleasant!! More

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White Dog Cafe - University CityWhite Dog Cafe - University City
2954 reviews
$$$$
Contemporary American | University City, Philadelphia

We have spent several Anniversaries, taken out of town guest, business lunches, always great food, service and experience at the White Dog! More

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AksumAksum
366 reviews
$$$$
Mediterranean | University City, Philadelphia

Food and service is consistently great as always.That the reason we always frequent Aksum for dining for a couple of years now. A true West Philadelphia gem. More

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Dim Sum House by Jane G'sDim Sum House by Jane G's
110 reviews
$$$$
Dim Sum | University City, Philadelphia

Very fast service, quiet at 2pm, great food! More

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City Tap House - UCCity Tap House - UC
462 reviews
$$$$
American | University City, Philadelphia

Jackie D was the most amazing server I’ve had in months. Super personable!! Will come back again just for her! More

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The Restaurants at Walnut Hill CollegeThe Restaurants at Walnut Hill College
394 reviews
$$$$
French | University City, Philadelphia

We went for Valentine’s Day. It was a great experience. The food was very good. And the decor is what I call “fake fancy”. It feels like you are at a restaurant at Epcot in Disney World. We were in “Italy” in the courtyard. Our waiter was a young, awkward student. It was the Valentines special so a bit pricey. But I definitely want to go back to try other menus. More

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Distrito TaqueriaDistrito Taqueria
3050 reviews
$$$$
Mexican / Southwestern | University City, Philadelphia

Kitchen was a little backed up but food was fantastic once it arrived. More

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coZaracoZara
178 reviews
$$$$
Japanese | University City, Philadelphia

This is probably my single favorite in Philadelphia. Creative Japanese fusion taken to the next level. It's my"Go To" place! More

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CO-OPCO-OP
73 reviews
$$$$
Contemporary American | University City, Philadelphia

Chris our server was great! More

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Walnut Street CafeWalnut Street Cafe
225 reviews
$$$$
American | University City, Philadelphia

Great servers. Food was better than most. Clean-lined, modern decor. Overall a very positive experience More

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Landmark Americana - University CityLandmark Americana - University City
243 reviews
$$$$
American | University City, Philadelphia

We got in & out very quick and the Drexel student discount on brunch is awesome!! More

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DanluDanlu
19 reviews
$$$$
Chinese (Taiwan) | University City, Philadelphia

Everything was wonderful from service to drinks to food. Highly recommend. More

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Sangkee Noodle HouseSangkee Noodle House
6 reviews
$$$$
Chinese | University City, Philadelphia

This branch of a Chinatown restaurant is located inside a Sheraton hotel and is very attractively decorated. Service is pleasant and very efficient by young Chinese servers. Among my favorites is Sang KEE Wonton Soup as the broth has much more interesting flavor than the usual chicken broth found elsewhere More

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Youma African CuisineYouma African Cuisine
8 reviews
$$$$
African | University City, Philadelphia

Delicious Senegalese cuisine at an affordable price. The service was friendly and the decor pleasant and cozy. My husband and I went here for a date night. A pleasant find. More

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Bernie's Restaurant & Bar - UCityBernie's Restaurant & Bar - UCity
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American | University City, Philadelphia

Casual mid-scale American cuisine & craft beers, serving University City & surrounding areas!More

Jezabel'sJezabel's
Reviews Coming Soon
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Argentinean | University City, Philadelphia

At Jezabel’s Café, chef and owner Jezabel Careaga invites you to enjoy her menu of Argentine specialties lovingly prepared in-house, everyday using only the freshest ingredients.

Indulge in an assortment of delectable empanadas, savory vegetable tartas, and alfajores de maizena enrobed in smooth dulce de leche as you sip a frothy cappuccino in the sun-drenched space of Jezabel’s, located at the corner of 26th and Pine Streets in Philadelphia’s Fitler Square neighborhood.

Experience our relaxed, old-world atmosphere in a new-world setting.More

University City Philadelphia Diners' Choice Winners

University City Philadelphia's best restaurants based upon thousands of OpenTable diner reviews
Booker's Restaurant and BarBooker's Restaurant and Bar
67 reviews
$$$$
American | University City, Philadelphia

The restaurant and dishes were all delicious. The server was very friendly and made sure we were well attended too considering the amount of people in the restaurant. I'd definitely recommend Booker T. More

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Marigold KitchenMarigold Kitchen
1429 reviews
$$$$
Contemporary American | University City, Philadelphia

Unique dining experience in a quaint converted corner house. They are extremely accommodating to my girlfriend's dietary restrictions and the staff is very friendly. Each ingredient shines through and serves a purpose. Also delicious French press, and I don't even drink coffee. Best Valentine's dinner yet. More

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AksumAksum
366 reviews
$$$$
Mediterranean | University City, Philadelphia

Food and service is consistently great as always.That the reason we always frequent Aksum for dining for a couple of years now. A true West Philadelphia gem. More

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PodPod
2628 reviews
$$$$
Asian | University City, Philadelphia

It was amazing, worth the price and the staff was always around and extremely pleasant!! More

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Dim Sum House by Jane G'sDim Sum House by Jane G's
110 reviews
$$$$
Dim Sum | University City, Philadelphia

Very fast service, quiet at 2pm, great food! More

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coZaracoZara
178 reviews
$$$$
Japanese | University City, Philadelphia

This is probably my single favorite in Philadelphia. Creative Japanese fusion taken to the next level. It's my"Go To" place! More

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White Dog Cafe - University CityWhite Dog Cafe - University City
2954 reviews
$$$$
Contemporary American | University City, Philadelphia

We have spent several Anniversaries, taken out of town guest, business lunches, always great food, service and experience at the White Dog! More

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The Restaurants at Walnut Hill CollegeThe Restaurants at Walnut Hill College
394 reviews
$$$$
French | University City, Philadelphia

We went for Valentine’s Day. It was a great experience. The food was very good. And the decor is what I call “fake fancy”. It feels like you are at a restaurant at Epcot in Disney World. We were in “Italy” in the courtyard. Our waiter was a young, awkward student. It was the Valentines special so a bit pricey. But I definitely want to go back to try other menus. More

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City Tap House - UCCity Tap House - UC
462 reviews
$$$$
American | University City, Philadelphia

Jackie D was the most amazing server I’ve had in months. Super personable!! Will come back again just for her! More

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Distrito TaqueriaDistrito Taqueria
3050 reviews
$$$$
Mexican / Southwestern | University City, Philadelphia

Kitchen was a little backed up but food was fantastic once it arrived. More

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