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Where to Eat in Northern Liberties

Philadelphia has its fair share of amazing restaurants all across the city. If you find yourself hungry in the Northern Liberties section of Philly, we’ve got you covered.

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This trendy Philly neighborhood was once a booming industrial area. In the 90’s it saw a revitalization with an influx of art galleries, shops and boutiques.

Once labeled an “up-and-coming” neighborhood, we think it’s safe to say it’s made it! This area is a hotspot for locals and visitors.

Check out our list of the best restaurants in Northern Liberties! Craft Beer lovers and brunch-goers, prepare to be pleased.

Honey’s Sit ‘N Eat

800 N 4th St. Philadelphia, PA 19123
Phone: 215-925-1150
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In the mood for a tasty home-cooked meal but don’t want to do the home-cooking? Honey’s Sit ‘N Eat is the perfect place for a homey, welcoming atmosphere with creative dishes.

Leave your credit cards at home (cash only) and prepare to indulge in bottomless coffee and/or mimosas! (BYOB)

This Northern Liberties restaurant serves up Jewish & Southern comfort food in a cozy space.

Breakfast is served all day so I highly recommend trying the chicken and waffle, or if you’re looking for something a little different be sure to try the crab cake benedict!

Silk City Diner Bar & Lounge

435 Spring Garden St. Philadelphia, PA 19123
Phone: 215-592-8838
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This renovated vintage diner car now boasts a full bar, dance floor and outdoor patio. Silk City serves up classic comfort and diner fare like fried chicken and meatloaf.

Enjoy dishes like fish & chips or kabayaki glazed salmon. If you find yourself eating at Silk City Diner we recommend checking out their drink menu as with fun cocktails like Purple Rain and Beez in the Trap.

Green Eggs Cafe

719 N 2nd St. Philadelphia, PA 19123
Phone: N/A
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Cookie.Dough.French Toast. Yes, that’s right.

Green Eggs Cafe has completely mastered the sweet and savory breakfast game. But that’s not all, from dishes like Red Velvet Pancakes to Buffalo Chicken Mac and Cheese, Green Eggs will not disappoint with their food that is full of flavor and rich in texture.

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This cafe really caters to everyone with their menu items: vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, sweet-tooth, etc.

The Abbaye

637 N. 3rd St. Philadelphia, PA 19123
Phone: 215-627-6711
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Great food, great beer, and a great atmosphere. Offering menu items that are all made in-house & an excellent list of rotating drafts, The Abbaye Bar and Restaurant is worth the visit.

As a a starter you should try the Korean Fried Cauliflower with local cheddar cauliflower tempura, Korean lime chili sauce and sesame seeds.

The Abbaye serves up delicious sandwiches as well! Try the Seitan cheese steak or fried chicken sandwich. Don’t forget to try their vegan wings that customers rave about!

North Third

801 N. 3rd St. Philadelphia, PA 19123
Phone: 215-413-3666
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If you are out exploring the NoLibs, North Third is a place you don’t want to overlook.  Despite its low-key appearance on the outside, this comfortable neighborhood establishment is filled with unique decor on the inside.

The only problem you’ll have here is trying to decide which dinner special you are going to order.

If you’re a sandwich person you need to get the Chicken Parm sandwich. Served up on a brioche bun, with cutlet, spinach, provolone, and marinara, this will leave you feeling satisfied.

If you’re looking for something a little more hearty check out any of their entrees!

Cantina Dos Segundos

931 N. 2nd St. Philadelphia, PA 19123
Phone: 215-629-0500
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Let’s taco’ bout Tequila! Wash down Authentic Mexican Cuisine with a classic margarita at this fun neighborhood bar.

Cantina serves up classic Mexican dishes, and you can’t go wrong choosing any of their options. But here’s my two cents.

I’m a fan of tacos and Cantina delivers some of the best in the city. My go-to are the chicken tinga or pork carnitas, topped with onion, cilantro, lime, radish and I add some jalapenos.


914 N. 2nd St. Philadelphia, PA 19123
Phone: 215-627-7500
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Inviting atmosphere and awesome ambiance, stop into Heritage for an enjoyable meal and a live show! This bar features over 30 rotating craft beers on draft and a tasteful seasonal menu!

Bourbon & Branch

705 N. 2nd St. Philadelphia, PA 19123
Phone: 215-238-0660
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With each platter better than the next, you won’t be sorry you made the trip down the stairs to the dining area.

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Located in the basement, past the bar and stage,  Bourbon & Branch offers a menu in which their passion for food truly shows. You will leave with an unforgettable experience and happy belly.

Standard Tap

901 N 2nd St, Philadelphia, PA 19123
Phone: 215-238-0630
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With its fun, laid-back feel, the standard tap is your go-to gastropub in the Northern Liberties, Philadelphia.

Fresh craft drafts and signature dishes that have been featured in both regional and national magazines! Most importantly, be sure to try one of the Chef’s pleasurable daily creations.

Jerry’s Bar

129 W Laurel St, Philadelphia, PA 19123
Phone: 267-273-1632
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Jerry’s Bar is a local gastropub that knows a lot about their whiskey.

Their bar and restaurant is filled with salvaged artifacts and has a cool, chill atmosphere. Stop by for brunch, lunch and dinner specials weekly!

Cafe La Maude

816 N 4th St, Philadelphia, PA 19123
Phone: 267-318-7869
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Cafe La Maude is a French-Lebanese BYOB cafe that is open for breakfast and lunch. Stop by this cute European style cafe for a pastry or stay for one of their mouth-watering dishes.

Baan Thai

1030 N American St, Philadelphia, PA 19123
Phone: 215-238-1219
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If you’re in the mood for Thai food you need to check this place out! Baan Thai is known for their amazing food and atmosphere.

Urban Village Brewing Company

1001 N 2nd St, Philadelphia, PA 19123
Phone: 267-687-1961
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Urban Village Brewing Company has no shortage of beers for you to choose from. Check out this brewpub located in the heart of Northern Liberties.

This trendy Philly neighborhood has tons to offer in terms of food and culture. If you find yourself visiting Northern Liberties, or you’re a local, you can’t go wrong with one of these restaurants.

Craving for a slice of pizza? Northern Liberties has a lot to offer when it comes to the Italian dish. Check out our list of the best pizza spots here.

Did we leave any of your favorite restaurants out of the list? Let us know in the comments!

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Written by Brian Nagele

Brian attended West Virginia University, then started his career in the IT industry before following his passion for marketing and hospitality. He has over 20 years experience in the restaurant and bar industry.

As a former restaurant owner, he knows about running a food business and loves to eat and enjoy cocktails on a regular basis. He constantly travels to new cities tasting and reviewing the most popular spots.

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