Food & Drink

The 8 best Thanksgiving-inspired eats in Philly

Published On 11/20/2014 Published On 11/20/2014
Jake's Sandwich Board
Mad Mex University City
The Blind Pig
Jones Restaurant
Lucky’s Last Chance
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1. Jake's Sandwich Board 122 S 12th St, Philadelphia, PA 19107

Jake's slings authentic hoagies and variations on classics (try the cranberry-mustard pork sandwich). They're also known for their involvement with Food Network's Outrageous Food, where diners can attempt to chow down a 2ft Philly cheesesteak. Sounds hard, right? Then maybe we shouldn't tell you that it's also topped with Tastykakes and Peanut Chews.

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2. Mad Mex 3401 Walnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19104

Relive college days at this haunt with a Big Azz margarita -- brain freeze impending -- a red velvet quesadilla (that's sadly, doesn't come with frosting), and wings.

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3. PYT 1050 N Hancock St, Philadelphia, PA 19123

It's hard to go wrong with consuming a half-pound of red-sauced meatball flattened between two fried lasagna patties. If you don't catch that, you can always back it up with a summery Jamaican jerk chicken burger bundled between fried plantains.

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4. The Blind Pig 702 N 2nd St, Philadelphia, PA 19123

Prohibition slang for a speakeasy, The Blind Pig's hitting 2nd St with a split interior -- the left side's anchored by a hefty wooden bar, while the right hosts dining on four tops up front and a communal table in back, plus a rescued piano -- serving

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5. The Original Turkey 45 N 12th St Reading Terminal Market, Philadelphia, PA 19019

This Reading Terminal vendor offers tons of original turkey varieties, including a Thanksgiving favorite w/ stuffing & cranberry sauce, which tastes like your leftovers are supposed on Black Friday.

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6. Jones Restaurant 700 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19106

Though known for their brunch, this eatery runs the gamut with its cuisine, serving up everything from chicken tandoori kebabs to chicken and waffles.

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7. Lucky's Last Chance 4421 Main St, Philadelphia, PA 19127

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.