Best Spots to Fill Your Belly near Philadelphia's Citizens Bank Park

Whether you're craving pizza, burgers, crab fries, chicken or a salad, there are options near Philadelphia's Citizens Bank Park. While some are within walking distance, others are just a short ride away. Take a detour to one of these terrific eateries before the game to fill up on some Philly favorites, or stop by to hang out and chat with your friends after the game has finished up. From Chickie's and Pete's to Pastificio to Celebre Pizza, there's sure to be an option your crowd can appreciate. There are no shortage of sports bars, although being next to the Philadelphia Sports Complex makes that OK. So make a point to head down to the game a bit early and pop into a nearby restaurant for some food and fun, or grab a bite and dessert while waiting for the crowds to head out of the stadium. Philadelphia is more than just cheesesteaks, and in fact, boasts some delicious foods, especially in the area of South Philly. Many of the eateries also televise the games in the event you didn't hang around for the whole 9 innings, and most provide a relaxed and sporty vibe that encourages lingering over your food and enjoying your conversation.



First-timers may ask, "What's an 'Old Philly Style Sandwich?'" The answer is right here, just a stone's throw from the I-95 over-pass. Tony Luke's has garnered accolade after accolade over the years, and its walls are adorned with the faces of...  Read More



This little South Philly gem has been referred to as one of the best kept secrets in the area. This incredible bakery puts out incredible bread options that can elevate any sandwich to new heights. They compliment their homemade baked goods with...  Read More

Popi's Italian Restaurant


In addition to having their own parking lot, which is helpful anywhere in Philadelphia, Popi's offers guests a large bar and lounge, outdoor seating and a decent-sized banquet facility. Grab a seat by the windows and people watch, or sit near...  Read More



When sandwiches, burgers, fries and pizza won't do, Peking Inn satisfies your appetite for a change. This small local Chinese restaurant has delivered consistently good food for decades. The portions are plentiful, and the flavor is better! This...  Read More



When you're in the mood for Italian food, Pastificio does not disappoint. Its got quality South-Philadelphia service coupled with good Italian-style food and a charm all its own. It's also got free on-site parking, which is a treat in the area....  Read More



Ahhh, the Penrose Diner! Nothing says comfort and home like good diner food,and the Penrose is no exception to this rule. Voted the best diner in South Philadelphia for 7 years in a row by the Reader's Choice Awards, this place knows what...  Read More



A restaurant that has been serving its neighbors for more than 60 years has got to be doing something right. Celebre's Pizza knows what South Philadelphians (and anyone else smart enough to stop in for a bite)like. They offer up a variety of...  Read More



This Citizen's Bank Park restaurant, named for the longtime Phillies Hall of Fame announcer, offers group seating as well as smaller party options. It is located on two levels, with the upper deck offering more patio-type seating, and the lower...  Read More



If you're looking for a tad more upscale dining experience in the area of Citizen's Bank Park that's still casual and sporty, The Spectrum Grille will be right up your alley. This is the only restaurant in the complex that accepts reservations,...  Read More

Chickie's & Pete's South Philly
Photo courtesy of Chickie's and Pete's


With EPSN calling it the #1 Sports Bar in North America, Chickie's and Pete's has certainly had success pleasing people. This Philadelphia mainstay opened has been delivering great food, great atmosphere and great beer to Philadelphian's and...  Read More