Are your parents visiting you at college in Philadelphia? Are you stuck wondering which restaurants you should take them to? Don’t worry, Philadelphia has some of the best restaurants! If you are looking to escape campus and avoid a meal in the dining halls, here are 7 delicious restaurants to take your parents to in Philadelphia!
1. Max Brenner
1500 Walnut Street Philadelphia, PA 19102
If you are looking for everything chocolate, then Max Brenner is the perfect place to go. According to their website, “Max Brenner is creating a new chocolate culture, a chocolate sensory immersion that encourages you to open your mind about how you connect with chocolate. With unique products and desserts and iconic presentation, we’ve become the ultimate experience for chocolate lovers around the globe.” Max Brenner is definitely one of the most unique restaurants to take your parents to in Philadelphia.
Although they are known for their decadent desserts, they also offer a lunch and dinner menu. From fondue to tiramisu, Max Brenner offers a wide variety of options to fulfill your sweet tooth. Whether you are looking for milk chocolate, white chocolate, or dark chocolate, there is certainly an option for you on the menu. Other specialty items include hot chocolate, crepes, milkshakes, sugar waffles, and ice cream sundaes. Make sure to visit their website for all of the delicious entree and desert options available!
2. Revolution House
200 Market Street Philadelphia, PA 19106
Located in Old City, Revolution House is a great choice for your dining experience. This restaurant includes two levels of seating and bars, including an upstairs area with a view of Old City. With an elegant yet relaxing atmosphere, Revolution House is a great choice for just about any entrée. They have some uncommon appetizer choices, including buffalo chicken dip, ddamame, mac & cheese, and tater tots. So don’t miss out on this unique dining experience. Revolution House offers brunch, lunch, and dinner.
3. Capital Grille
1338-46 Chestnut Street Philadelphia, PA 19107
If you are looking for a fancy and more expensive option (since your parents will be treating), then the Capital Grille is the perfect choice. They are very well known for their steak and have various options on the menu, such as filet mignon, dry aged porterhouse steak, and bone-in ribeye. They also offer a variety of other items, including seafood, soups, salads, chicken, and dishes to share, such as lobster mac and cheese. Visit their website for a list of menu items for lunch, dinner, and of course, dessert!
4. Le pain
1425 Walnut Street (between 15th & South Broad) Philadelphia, PA 19102
1937 Callowhill Street Philadelphia, PA 19130
801 Walnut Street Philadelphia, PA 19106
Visit Le Pain and take a trip to France as you indulge in croissants, bakery goods, and a variety of other handmade, organic breads. Not only can you get delicious baked goods, but you can also order full meals including quiche, Belgian waffles, or salads. This quaint café offers both indoor and outdoor seating as your taste buds enjoy a trip. For a sample menu, be sure to visit their website!
16th + Sansom 121 S 16th St Philadelphia, PA 19102
19th + Market 1818 Market St Philadelphia, PA 19103
19th + Spruce 1839 Spruce St Philadelphia, PA 19103
Dedicated to fulfilling their goal of “Serving the Neighborhood,” Marathon believes in the importance of fresh and local food while creating a relationship among the community, according to their website. They believe in supporting urban farming programs to keep food and business local. They serve breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner. There is also a “breakfast all day option!”
6. Reading Terminal Market
51 North 12th Street Philadelphia, PA 19107
The Reading Terminal Market is a necessary stop while in Philadelphia. This market houses various food stands and restaurants, along with stands selling goods such as produce, candy and fudge, and cheese. These are just a few of the products available for purchase at the market. There is an endless amount of options at Reading Terminal, and you can even take home a food souvenir!
7. Burger Fi
44 N 12th St Philadelphia, PA 19107
If you are looking for a causal dining experience with amazing food, then Burger Fi is one of the best restaurants to take your parents to in Philadelphia. This upscale burger joint serves beef free of hormones or antibiotics, staying true to their slogan: “Better. Naturally.” Everything is made fresh daily, according to their website. They also commit to eco-friendly practices. Not only do they serve traditional burger variations, but they also serve veggie burgers and hot dogs. Traditional burgers have the opportunity to be served with one or two patties. Veggie burgers come on either a traditional bun or in lettuce, also know as “green style.”
If you are looking to get sides, they serve French fries, onion rings, or a combination of both. If you still have room for desert, they have various options such as custard with toppings, shakes, floats, or custard concretes. Check out their menu for a full list of possibilities!
Which of these restaurants to take your parents to in Philadelphia do you like the most? Feel free to comment below and share the article!
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Alexis Rogers is a journalism major in the School of Media and Communication at Temple University. She has a strong passion for writing and a desire to travel. Along with Society 19, Alexis also writes for The Temple News and Her Campus. She enjoys spending time with her family and friends.