Just a hop, a skip and a jump from the Italian Market, this brunch-time favorite exudes equal doses of charm and good-natured quirkiness. In fact, Sabrina's is loved by many. Find the place (it's close by on Christian Street) and you'll see for yourself: on any weekend morning you'll likely see folks queued up on the sidewalk, eagerly waiting for a table to open. Once you land a seat, your dedication is rewarded by some of the tastiest challah-stuffed French toast you'll find anywhere, as well as other top-notch menu choices throughout the day. Reservations are accepted for dinner only, so get here early.
Recommended for Restaurants near Lincoln Financial Field because: Venture just a wee bit further from the sports stadiums for a change of scenery and food that seals the deal.
Sharon's expert tip: Since there are no reservations for anything but dinner, leave a little extra time when dining here for brunch.
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 signature pizzas complimented with a soda or a cold beer if you so desire. Pair this with the ability to head to the game afterwards and you've got a winning deal! Celebre's offers both take-out and in-restaurant seating, so you can stay or go as your time dictates. Fans rave about the stromboli and the Pizzaz pizza, so make it a point to try one of them!
Recommended for Restaurants near Lincoln Financial Field because: Sometimes only pizza will do the trick, and Celebre's is one place that does it with pizzaz!
Sharon's expert tip: They're known for their Pizazz Pizza, and offer great vegetarian choices like the spinach and tomato stromboli! Be sure to order ahead on game days!
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 the bar and enjoy the ambiance. The decor is inviting, alcohol is served, the service is done with a smile, and the food keeps visitors coming back. From appetizers like fried calamari and clams casino, to salads and entrees like homemade ravioli, chicken marsala, and grilled lamb chops to dessert galore, Popi's has got you covered for a delicious Italian dinner in South Philly.
Recommended for Restaurants near Lincoln Financial Field because: This venue is a great combination of convenience, food you can count on and affordability, all within easy reach of the stadiums.
Sharon's expert tip: Order the three-filet plate. It's a must-try!
Before James Beard chef Michael Solomonov opened the only upscale Israeli restaurant in Philadelphia, he took his entire staff to Israel to give them a taste of the land, the spirit and the food. The result is a very modern experience that draws from recipes cooked since ancient times. Innovative drinks, a small-plates approach and one of the largest Israeli wine lists outside of the Middle East make Zahav an ideal place to go to learn about an unfamiliar cuisine or return again and again for old favorites. The restaurant Esquire rated a Top 20 Best New Restaurant in 2008 is romantic, intimate and lively enough to be provide a welcoming setting for couples, families and friends.
Recommended for Restaurants near Lincoln Financial Field because: Not all visitors to South Philadelphia want cheesesteaks and Italian food. Zahav delivers with something different and delicious.
Tara's expert tip: Plates are sized to be shared; order several and let the tasting begin.
It's best to know your P's and Q's before visiting this South Street cheesesteaker, where the grillmen take their choice top round very seriously. At Jim's, all steaks come with onions (that's just how they come, simple as that); subsequent "extras" range from "Whiz" and provolone to roasted bell peppers and mushrooms. Hoagies, soups, salads and even a few breakfast items round out the menu. Even if you're not in Philly, you can still enjoy a bite from Jim's â" They'll send a sandwich wherever FedEx delivers in the US.
Recommended for Restaurants near Lincoln Financial Field because: Jim's Steaks offers a true Philadelphia experience with authentic Philly food, combined with the offbeat and always interesting South Street.
Sharon's expert tip: Decide beforehand whether you'd like your steak "wid" or "widout" so you can order like a native.
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. Regulars rave about the chicken cutlet diablo, the meatball parm, the choices at the deli counter and the mouth-watering breads! Within walking distance of the Philadelphia stadiums and close to the Navy Yard, this place offers a solid choice to anyone looking to grab a quick and affordable bit to eat. Sample their homemade pastas, sauces, meatballs and cheeses - satisfaction guaranteed!
Recommended for Restaurants near Lincoln Financial Field because: No one likes to walk to a disappointing restaurant. This place offers delicious Italian entrees, is close-by, and is affordable. Score!
Sharon's expert tip: If you're a fan of spicy foods, bite into the Chicken Inferno for a treat that'll make you want to come back for 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, although tables are usually easy to get if you stop in. It's a great place to grab a burger or sandwich with friends, neighbors or coworkers before a Philly sporting event. There's a bar here, plenty of TVs to catch the action, and a fun and lively atmosphere to keep you laughing. They also feature a notable wine list if beer is not your thing.
Recommended for Restaurants near Lincoln Financial Field because: This restaurant is within walking distance of Lincoln Financial Field and offers food drinks and plenty of huge TVs for entertainment.
Sharon's expert tip: Reserve a table in advance and avoid any wait on nights where there are concerts or sporting events.
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 in 2003 and has been delivering great food, great atmosphere and great beer to Philadelphian's and visitors to Philadelphia ever since. Chickie's and Pete's also delivers on convenience, being within walking distance from the Philadelphia Sports Complex. With plenty of tables, and TVs to catch the Phillies, Flyers, 76ers, Eagles and more, the sports bar is happening on game nights. Treat yourself to the crab cake burger, or the crab nachos! Or if you're feeling fancy, order the mussels. Then sit back and enjoy the game!
Recommended for Restaurants near Lincoln Financial Field because: When you think Philadelphia sports, you think Chickie and Pete's. Here you'll find great food, great drinks and great company; the perfect trifecta.
Sharon's expert tip: The crab fries are a must-order!
First-timers to Tony Luke's 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. Once visitors get a taste of these sandwiches, they know why the place attracts such dedicated regulars. Tony Luke's has garnered accolade after accolade over the years, and its walls are adorned with the faces of celebs who've dined here and enjoyed every last bite of their CheezWhiz-covered steak and Italian pork sandwiches. Of course, the place has never ceased to connect with its more blue-collared customers â" the reasonable prices and good-natured staff see to that.
Recommended for Restaurants near Lincoln Financial Field because: This venue gives the term "stadium food" new meaning with its delicious steaks and sandwich offerings.
Sharon's expert tip: Get in early and get in line as this place is good, so it can get crowded.