Crave Comfort Food? Here Are The Best Restaurants in Philadelphia to Enjoy Some

Heading out to dinner while in the city of Philadelphia can often mean fancy dishes and small portions. Other times pizza and take-out Chinese make the grade. Then there are those instances when nothing but a bit of comfort food will cut the mustard. When you and your crowd want a home-cooked meal without actually cooking it, or when a family-style restaurant is where you'd prefer to dine, 10 Best has recommendations to keep you satisfied and happy. Imagining a heaping plate of mac and cheese? How about meatloaf or a BBQ option? Dreaming of pasta until you can't take it any longer? Places such as Maggiano's keep you happy with Italian-American plates big enough for the table to share them. Osteria serves up a wonderful selection of homestyle pasta choices that satisfy your comfort food craving. Finally, when you're interested in good old down-home soul food, don't miss a trip to Philadelphia's own Warmdaddy's. No matter what you're craving, there's an option in this city to curb it, many in warm and inviting atmospheres that make you feel just like you're coming home for a bit. With so many dinner options, it's nice to discover spots that take you in and envelope you in their warmth, serving up dishes that send you home filled with comfort from head to toe.

Midtown Village


Bud & Marilyn's is familiar, yet unique. It is like something out of the past when you walk in, yet it's fresh and innovative when it comes right down to the food and drinks. Stop in and feel like you've come home, but just to a menu that's...  Read More



In the mood for BBQ? While Philadelphia is not exactly known for its wealth of BBQ spots, there are still a few places that serve up this type of fare and do it well. Percy Street BBQ is just such a place. Chef Michael Solomonov prides himself...  Read More

Penn's Landing


Situated near Penn's Landing along the Delaware River, WarmDaddy's offers up delicious soul food, southern culture and hospitality and a warm an inviting environment that'll make you feel like you're right at home. Known for it's soulful music,...  Read More



Cook and Shaker is quickly becoming a neihborhood favorite in quaint little Fishtown. This small and cozy place features a fun atmosphere & delicious comfort food on the menu to warm your heart and satisfy your belly. QHat better to comfort...  Read More



Challah French toast. Check. Fresh-fried potato latkes. Check. Toasted bagel platter with Nova lox or whitefish salad? No, you're not dreaming you're in your great-grandma's Brooklyn walk-up. You're at one of two locations of this...  Read More



Grubhouse is good at serving downhome comfort food, and does Breakfast like nobody's business. When you're in the mood for food that's delicious, done right, tasty-yet-not-pretentious, this place is what you're looking for. And with a name like...  Read More

North Philadelphia


Marc Vetri, the talent behind Center City's award-winning Vetri Ristorante, brings his world-renowned cooking to the city's emerging restaurant row on North Broad Street. Osteria carries a more casual, bistro vibe than its fine-dining older...  Read More

Butcher & Singer


Feel free to break out your faux furs and finest cuff links when heading out for an elegant meal at Butcher & Singer. This restaurant, located in swanky Rittenhouse Square, features soaring ceilings and oodles of old Hollywood glamour....  Read More

Maggiano's - Philadelphia
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Family-style doesn't have to mean the place is low-budget. Maggiano's serves family-style Italian-American specialties in style and with an atmosphere that's classy and fun. No paper table cloths here. Your party of four or more can come and...  Read More



This 18th century tavern is a must-visit restaurant when sightseeing in the City of Brotherly Love. Paul Revere stopped here to let people know about the closing of the port of Boston by the British Government. Established in 1773, it is not...  Read More