Food & Drink

The Most Criminally Underrated Restaurants in Philly

Published On 09/16/2015 Published On 09/16/2015
Abyssinia
Tres Jalapeños
Lucky’s Last Chance
Seafood Unlimited
Positano Coast
Miles Table
Vientiane Cafe
Verdad
Llama Tooth
Previous Venue Next Venue Venue Description
1. Abyssinia 229 S 45th St, Philadelphia, PA 19104

This Ethiopian restaurant serves large plates for a small price in a quiet atmosphere with simple surroundings. There's an upstairs bar in addition to the main dining room.

Previous Venue Next Venue Venue Description
2. Tres Jalapeños 901 S 8th St, Philadelphia, PA 19147

This formerly BYOB restaurant serves standard Tex-Mex fare with vegan options and has no shortage of gimmicky deals like Margarita Monday and Taco Tuesday. The introduction of a liquor bar has turned this underrated place into a real Philly gem.

Previous Venue Next Venue Venue Description
3. Lucky's Last Chance 4421 Main St, Philadelphia, PA 19127 (Manayunk)

Lucky's brought pub-height two-tops into the former Yunkers while covering the walls with a rose-vine mosaic and sweet vintage beer posters, serving serious burgers prepped with local ingredients and a tidy roster of craft brews.

Previous Venue Next Venue Venue Description
4. Seafood Unlimited 270 S 20th St, Philadelphia, PA 19103

This fish restaurant offers a daily rotating menu of fresh seafood. Mondays are for all-you-can-eat mussels, reasonably-priced lobster dinners are impromptu and seasonally-inspired dishes are always being debuted. The spot is also great for brunch with items like shrimp & grits and crabmeat Benedict.

Previous Venue Next Venue Venue Description
5. Giorgio on Pine 1328 Pine St, Philadelphia, PA 19107

This rustic Italian trattoria in Washington Square West supplies a variety of gluten-free eats among other Italian classics, like a prosciutto platter, veal melanzane, and gnocchi tossed in house made, 12-hour braised beef ragout. Giorgio on Pine is also BYOB, so guests can enjoy the traditional cuisine with their favorite bottle of wine.

Previous Venue Next Venue Venue Description
6. Positano Coast 212 Walnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19106

This airy mediterranean restaurant has a roof deck and serves small plates with a seafood focus. There's tuna tartare, Italian sashimi and other inventive plates alongside more traditional staples. The wine list is hand-curated with an emphasis on Italian grapes.

Previous Venue Next Venue Venue Description
7. Miles Table 1620 South St, Philadelphia, PA 19146 (South Street)

Head to Miles Table for fresh brunch staples and a few wild-card dishes. It’s one of few trusted places in Philly for a decent bagel, so try the Nova Bagel (smoked salmon, cheese, lettuce, tomato, and onion) with a side of Red Pepper Home Fries.

Previous Venue Next Venue Venue Description
8. Vientiane Cafe 4728 Baltimore Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19143

This Laotian-Thai BYOB cafe is compact but can still accommodate group dinners. Expect authentic food from this family-run joint that is more than willing to accommodate dietary restrictions like vegetarianism and gluten intolerance.

Previous Venue Next Venue Venue Description
9. Modo Mio 161 W Girard Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19123 (Nolibs)

Modo Mio is serving up some great Italian food in NoLibs and is a great place to bring a bunch of friends to enjoy a good meal and good times.

Previous Venue Next Venue Venue Description
10. Verdad Restaurant & Tequila Bar 818 W Lancaster Ave, Bryn Mawr, PA 19010

Euro-Latin tapas and creative cocktails shine in this stylish eatery in the 'burbs. Get adventurous with a tequila flight to sample their extensive liquor menu or catch one of their two happy hour windows: one in the early evening and one later on in the night.

Previous Venue Next Venue Venue Description
11. Llama Tooth 1033 Spring Garden St, Philadelphia, PA 19123 (Spring Garden)

You can’t get more Philly than drinking microbrews next to a mural. This Spring Garden spot is a great asset to the rising neighborhood and has some great brews to try.

Clickbait

close

Learn More