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Old City restaurants and cafes are open for business! See the list below for indoor and outdoor dining, takeout, and delivery options. Please be sure to visit the website of each business for the latest guidelines, requirements, and information.
City to Relax Some Safer-at-Home Restrictions Starting May 7: In response to the number of new COVID-19 cases beginning to fall in Philadelphian and the region, the Health Department announced a series of changes to the City’s Safer-at-Home restrictions.
Beginning Friday, May 7, 2021, the following changes will go into effect, bringing Philadelphia into closer alignment with Pennsylvania:
- For indoor dining
- Capacity will be increased from 25%, or 50% if restaurants meet enhanced ventilation standards, to 50%, or 75% if restaurants meet enhanced ventilation standards.
- Maximum table size will be increased from four to six, and there is no longer a requirement that everyone at the table be from the same household.
- For outdoor dining
- Maximum table size will be increased to 10, which is the state limit.
For more information from the City of Philadelphia, click here.
For the latest on COVID-19 from the City of Philadelphia, click here.
Restaurants, Cafes, Coffee Shops, & Desserts:
2nd Story Brewing, 117 Chestnut Street, 267-314-5770: Beer and food takeout and delivery available, as well as outdoor patio dining.
2nd Story will offering indoor dining beginning Saturday, January 16. (Thursday 4:00-9:00pm, Friday 4:00-9:00pm, Saturday 11:30am-9:00pm, Sunday 11:30am-6:00pm.) Call or email firstname.lastname@example.org to make a reservation.
Ben & Betsy's Coffee and Gifts, 220 Market Street, 215-366-2037: Takeout and outdoor seating available. Call ahead for curbside pickup.
Bleu Martini, 24 S. 2nd Street, 215-940-7900
The Bourse, 111 S. Independence Mall E: Open for takeout, and delivery, outdoor seating available
- Freebyrd – Available on EZ Cater, Grubhub, Uber Eats, or online
- Grubhouse – Available on Caviar, Grubhub, DoorDash
- Prescription Chicken – Available on Caviar, Grubhub, Seamless, and Uber Eats
- Scoop DeVille – Available on their website, Caviar, DoorDash, Grubhub, and Uber Eats
- Abunai Poke — Caviar
- Marino Bros. Cheesesteaks — Open for in-person takeout only
- Menagerie Coffee - Open Wednesday - Saturday, 8:00am-3:00pm
Brownies Irish Pub, 46 S. 2nd Street, 215-238-1222
Buk Chon Korean Cuisine, 132 Chestnut Street, 215-925-9998: Open for to go orders only, 12:00-8:30pm daily
Café Couleur, 323 Arch Street, 215-370-7538: Open for takeout Tuesday through Saturday, 10:00am-7:00pm. We serve Vietnamese hoagies (bánh mì), hot and iced coffee, and more.
Cafe Ole, 147 N. 3rd Street, 215-627-2140: Open for pickup only, call ahead, or order online here
Chlöe, 232 Arch Street, 215-629-2337: Open for takeout Wednesday - Thursday, 12:00-7:00pm, Friday - Saturday, 3:00-7:00pm. Call ahead to order or stop by the counter and order in person.
Cuba Libre will offer indoor dining beginning Saturday, January 16. (Monday - Thursday: 4:00-9:00pm, Friday 4:00-10:00pm, Saturday 12:00-10:00pm, Sunday 12:00-9:00pm)
Fork, 306 Market Street, 215-625-9425: Fork is open for outdoor dining, curbside pick-up and delivery, serving continually from 11am-8pm, Wednesday through Sunday. Make a reservation or order online here.
Fork Etc is our menu designed to be enjoyed at home. Freshly prepared main dishes and sides, bottle shop, cocktail kits, complete dinner boxes, and more! For pick up or delivery in the Philadelphia area. Order here.
Forsythia, 233 Chestnut Street, 215-644-9395: Open for sidewalk cafe service, take out, and delivery. Dinner Wednesday - Sunday, 5:00-9:30pm.
The Franklin Fountain, 116 Market Street, 215-627-1899: We are open for takeout! You can order online for pick-up and delivery here (pick-up is at Franklin Ice Cream Bar, 112 Market Street, not The Franklin Fountain).
Frieda for Generations, 320 Walnut Street, 215-600-1291: FRIEDA will continue offering take-out only and delivery, Monday - Sunday, 9:00am-4:00pm, also limiting the public access to the space to 5 people at any given time. Limited outdoor seating is available, first come first serve. Baked goods and breakfast all day + lunch weekdays and brunch on the weekend can be ordered over the phone for pick-up (215-600-1291) or delivered to your home with UBER Eats. Our 7-day dinner meal planner can be ordered online www.friedaforgenerations.com in the Re-heat section for pick-up, and delivery for certain city zip codes (list to be expanded soon).
Glory Beer Bar & Kitchen, 126 Chestnut Street, 267-687-7878: Wednesday - Thursday, 3:00-8:00pm, to go beer only. Friday - Sunday, 3:00-8:00pm, to go beer and food. Gift cards available online.
Han Dynasty, 123 Chestnut Street, 215-922-1888: Monday - Friday, 4:00-9:00pm, Saturday-Sunday, 1:00-9:00pm. We have outdoor seating, but it varies from day to day. Please call ahead to reserve your seating. Our food menu is available for takeout and delivery (via Caviar).
ICI Macarons, 230 Arch Street: Friday - Sunday, 9:00am - 5:00pm, Preorder: online or by phone 215-608-8938, Gift Cards available online, Delivery: Caviar and Ubereats. Store will be CLOSED for winter break from December 25 - January 14, 2021.
Karma Restaurant & Bar, 114 Chestnut Street, 215-925-1444: Open for delivery and takeout. Closed Monday. Open Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 11:30am-2:30pm and 4:30-10:00pm (kitchen closes at 9:30pm). Friday and Saturday 11:30am-2:30pm, and 4:30-11:00pm (kitchen closes at 10:45pm).
Keating's Rope & Anchor Bar + Kitchen, 201 S. Columbus Boulevard (at Hilton Philadelphia at Penn's Landing), 215-521-6509: Outdoor patio open, Wednesday - Thursday 4:00-9:00pm, Friday 4:00-10:00pm, Saturday 12:00-10:00pm, Sunday 12:00-9:00pm. Takeout available for breakfast and dinner, call to place your order.
Khyber Pass Pub, 56 S. 2nd Street, 215-238-5888: Outdoor dining available. Call ahead for takeout orders, place online orders here or via Caviar, online gift cards available, open every day 12:00-8:00pm.
La Peg, 140 N. Columbus Boulevard, 215-375-7744: Temporarily closed for winter season, will reopen in spring 2021.
Lucha Cartel, 207 Chestnut Street, 267-761-9209: Open for outdoor dining, pickup and delivery available (click here to order). Monday - Thursday, 5:00-10:00pm, Friday 5:00-11:00pm, Saturday 12:00-11:00pm, Sunday 12:00-10:00pm. Gift cards available online.
Luna Cafe, 317 Market Street, 215-309-3142: Pickup and delivery available. Local groceries also available for pickup or delivery. Gift cards available online. Friday 9:00am-2:00pm, Saturday and Sunday, 8:00am-2:00pm.
Makhani Modern Indian, 7 N. 3rd Street: Open for takeout and delivery
Mamoun's, 300 Market Street: Curbside Pickup and Delivery available
Margherita Pizza, 60 S. 2nd Street:, 215-922-7053 Call us directly to order
Marmont Steakhouse & Bar, 222 Market Street, 215-923-1100: Offering takeout everyday 4-10pm. We also have bottled beer and wine available. We offer takeout and are available on Uber Eats, Doordash, and Postmates.
Marmont will offer indoor dining beginning Saturday, January 16. (Sunday - Thursday 4:00pm-10:00pm, Friday - Saturday 4:00pm-11:00pm). To make a reservation, call (215) 923-1100 or visit Opentable.
Mei Mei, 33 S. 2nd Street: Outdoor dining available, takeout and delivery, 4-10pm, Tuesday - Saturday
The Bourse, 111 S. Independence Mall E: Open Wednesday - Saturday, 8:00am-3:00pm
National Mechanics, 22 S. 3rd Street, 215-701-4883: Winter break starting January 4, 2021. Check website and social media for updates.
Nick's Bar & Grille, 16 S. 2nd Street, 215-928-9411: Open for takeout and delivery Thursday-Sunday, 2pm to 9pm, with a menu of Nick’s top food favorites and six packs of beer. Call ahead: 215-928-9411. Delivery available via Grubhub.
Oh Brother Philadelphia, 206 Market Street, 215-515-3255: App, online, and phone orders for Take Out and Delivery.
Old City Pizza, 100 N. 3rd Street, 215-574-9494
Old City Coffee, 221 Church Street, 215-629-9292: Monday–Saturday, 7AM–5PM, Sunday, 8AM–4PM. Our full line of drinks, coffee beans, teas and more are available in our shops and online. We are open for in person shopping and you can preorder & pick-up online here. Coffee beans are available for local delivery via Mercato or get your order shipped via UPS from oldcitycoffee.com.
Oui Pastries, 160 N. 3rd Street, 215-922-1269: Open 8:30am-5:30pm daily.
Panorama, 14 N. Front Street, 215-922-7800: Panorama offers outdoor dining and our full menu for takeout. Call to place an order for takeout. Order delivery online here. Make a reservation here. Open Wednesday-Thursday, 5:00-9:00pm. Friday-Sunday, 3:00-9:00pm.
Panorama will offer indoor dining beginning Saturday, January 16. To make a reservation, call or visit www.PanoramaWineBar.com or Open Table.
Philly’s Gourmet Steaks, 114 Market Street: We are accepting orders for delivery & pickup, either through online platforms like Grubhub, UberEats and Caviar, or by phone (215) 923-4397.
The Plough & the Stars, 123 Chestnut Street, Entrance on 2nd Street, 215-733-0300: Open for outdoor dining, curbside pickup, and delivery. Order online for curbside pickup and delivery here. Open Monday-Tuesday 2:00-11:00pm, Wednesday-Friday 12:00-11:00pm, Saturday-Sunday 11:30-11:00pm.
The Plough & the Stars will offer indoor dining beginning Saturday, January 16. Reservations can be made by calling 215-733-0300 or click here.
Positano Coast, 212 Walnut Street, 2nd Floor, 215-238-0499: Monday-Thursday: 11:30am-10:30pm; Friday & Saturday: 11:30am-11pm; Sunday: 11:30am-9:30pm. We are currently open for Outdoor Dining; reservations are required, please call 215-238-0499 or visit OpenTable.com. Take-out is available, as is delivery via Caviar & UberEats. Our new Happy Hour menu is available Monday through Friday, 3pm-6pm. Weekend Brunch is back on Saturdays and Sundays from 11:30am to 3pm. We still have wine, beer and cocktails to-go! Our Lemon Drop, Sangria and The Process cocktails are available for take-out in ready-to-serve portions.
Positano Coast will offer indoor dining beginning Saturday, January 16. (Tuesday through Friday 11:30 am to 9:00pm; Saturday brunch from 11:30-3:00pm then dinner from 3:00pm-10:00pm; Sunday all day brunch 11:30-7:00pm). Make a reservation by calling the restaurant directly or via Open Table.
Primo Hoagies, 304 Market Street, 267-639-9777: Online ordering available, gift cards available online
Race Street Cafe, 208 Race Street, 215-627-6181: Outdoor dining, takeout, and delivery available. Gift cards available online. Open Sunday - Thursday 12:00-9:00pm, Friday - Saturday, 12:00-10:00pm.
Red Owl Tavern, 433 Chestnut Street, 215-923-2267: Red Owl Tavern is open for patio dining, pick-up & delivery. Breakfast: Daily, 8AM - 11AM. All Day Dining: Monday - Wednesday, 12PM - 8PM, Thursday - Friday, 12PM - 9PM, Saturday 5PM - 9PM. Brunch: Saturday - Sunday, 9AM - 2PM.
Royal Boucherie, 52 S. 2nd Street, 267-606-6313
Sassafras, 48 S. 2nd Street, 215-925-2317: Indoor and outdoor dining available. (Wednesday 4:00 - 11:00pm, Thursday 4:00- 11:00pm, Friday 3:00 - 11:00pm, Saturday-Sunday 12:00 - 11:00pm). Make a reservation via social media channels @Sassafrasbar.
Spasso Italian Grill, 34 S. Front Street, 215-592-7661: We are open for outdoor dining, delivery & takeout! You can call to place your order, pay over the phone, and we will have it ready for you to pickup at the front door. Order delivery online via Doordash.
Spasso Italian Grill will offer indoor dining beginning Saturday, January 16. (Tuesday - Thursday 11:30am-10:00pm, Friday 11:30am - 10:30pm, Saturday 3:00-11:00pm, Sunday 2:00-9:00pm).
Starbucks, 3rd & Arch Streets, 215-922-3890
Stratus Lounge, 433 Chestnut Street, 215-925-2889
Tartes Pastry Shop, 212 Arch Street, 215-625-2510: Our takeout window is open! Hours: Tuesday - Friday, 12pm-6pm, Saturday 11am-6pm
Tomo Sushi & Ramen, 228 Arch Street, 267-519-0209: Open for outdoor dining, delivery and pickup. Tuesday-Thursday, Sunday 3:00-9:00pm, Friday-Saturday 3:00-10:00pm. Call to place an order, or order online from Caviar, Doordash, or Grubhub. Reserve a table via Open Table here.
Tuna Bar, 205 Race Street:, 215-238-8862: Tuesday-Sunday, 4:00-9:00pm. Outdoor dining and takeout available. Call to order take out and make reservations online via Open Table. Gift cards available online.
United By Blue, 205 Race Street, 267-457-3114: Pick up can be ordered over the phone. Our menu is here, or for delivery you can order through Caviar and GrubHub. Available Monday-Friday 7AM-3PM, Saturday-Sunday 8AM-3PM.
The Victoria Freehouse, 10 S. Front Street, 215-543-6089: Wednesday-Sunday, 2:00-8:00pm, curbside pickup and delivery available. Gift certificates available by phone.
The Victoria Freehouse will offer indoor dining beginning Saturday, January 16. (Wednesday-Friday 5:00-10:00pm, Saturday-Sunday 12:00-10:00pm). Make a reservation: email@example.com.
Vista Peru will offer indoor dining beginning Saturday, January 16. (Monday and Thursday 2:00 -10:00pm, Friday - Sunday 11:00am - 10:00pm. We are closed Tuesday and Wednesday).
Make a reservation online or call restaurant.