New for Summer: @OldCityDistrict Eats!

Say it Rah-shay By Jun 15, 2016 3 Comments

Jasmine Rice

224 Market Street

Appetizers: Crispy Spring Rolls, Thai Basil Meatballs, Spicy Whisky Wings

Drink: N/A BYO

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Kabul Restaurant

106 Chestnut Street

Appetizers: TBD

Drink: TBD

La Famiglia Ristorante

8 S. Front Street

Appetizers at the bar: Gamberi con fava, Paccheri alla Scarpariello

Drink at the bar: Prosecco, Pinot Grigio Wine, Pinor Noir Wine


La Peg

140 N. Columbus Boulevard

Appetizers: Cheese kurds with marinana, Tomato salad with basil oil and sheep’s milk cheese

Drink: “The Esprit” (vodka, ginger, lime, curacao)

The Little Lion

243 Chestnut Street

Appetizers: Fried Green Tomatoes (Bacon Tomato Jam, Buttermilk Ranch, Pimento Cheese), BBQ Chicken Thigh Sliders (Sour Slaw, Potato Rolls, Bread & Butter Pickles)

Drink: Raspberry Sangria (Red Wine, Raspberry Shrub, Apricot Brandy), plus other specials that will vary by the week

Lucha Cartel

207 Chestnut Street

Appetizers: Chicken, shrimp or mushroom empanada, queso fundido

Drink: House margarita, sangria

National Mechanics

22 S. 3rd Street

Appetizers: Plantain chips and guacamole, and TBD

Drinks: Cocktails with house-infused liquors

Nick’s Bar & Grille

16 S. 2nd Street

Appetizers: Pulled Pork Nachos, Bacon Wrapped Shrimp with Cherry Pepper Aioli

Drink: Rowhouse Spirits Gin Cocktail


The Olde Bar

125 Walnut Street

Appetizers: Fried Oysters & Oysters Belmont

Drink: Jockey Club Shrub


14 N. Front Street

Appetizers: 50% off all regular price appetizers

Drink: Select red or white wine


The Plough & the Stars

123 Chestnut Street


Drink: Old City Ice Tea

Positano Coast by Aldo Lamberti

212 Walnut Street, 2nd Floor

Appetizers at the bar: Focaccia Calda (Tuscan style bread, heirloom tomatoes, ricotta, mozzarella), Quinoa Salad (Edamame, corn, cherry tomatoes, baby arugula, sherry vinaigrette)

Drink: The Kensington – Stateside Vodka, Muddled Blackberries, Agave, Fresh Lemon

Prime Stache

110 Chestnut Street

Appetizers at the bar: Macaroni & cheese with or without pork belly; Edemame Ravioli, Cheesesteak eggrolls, friend green tomatoes

Drink: Long Island, Well drinks

Revolution House

200 Market Street

Appetizers: Pork shank dry rub; house-made slaw / Firecracker shrimp

Drink: Local drafts from local breweries

Keating’s Rope & Anchor Bar + Kitchen

201 S. Columbus Boulevard

Appetizers: Cheesesteak Landing Eggrolls, Urban Fried Calamari

Drink: Classic Red Sailor Sangria


48 S. 2nd Street

Appetizers: Fried pickles, Sassafras wings

Drink: TBD

Silence Dogood’s Tavern

216 Market Street

Appetizers: 6 Different Tater Tot Options: Plain, Whiz, Whiz & Bacon, BBQ Chicken, Spicy, Pizza

Drink: Market Street Margarita

The Victoria Freehouse

10 S. Front Street

Appetizers: ½ priced pub snacks (Bacon Wrapped Dates, Scotch Egg, Pickled Beetroot Deviled Eggs, Welsh Rarebit, Sausage Roll, Curried Cheese Chips) and Buck-a-shuck oysters

Drink: $5 select drafts, $5 house wine

Old City Eats dining options may be updated during the summer by participating restaurants. Please check Old City’s website, as well as with the participating restaurant, for any changes.

Old City is home to more than just iconic attractions, we also have 80+ restaurants that continue to be a destination all on their own,” added Itzkowitz. “Restaurateurs such as Ellen Yin and Jose Garces have doubled-down on Old City, opening new restaurants (High St. on Market and The Olde Bar) to complement their longer-term hits (Fork and Amada). We have also seen a recent influx of new restaurants, such as The Gaslight and Little Lion, as well as gastropubs like Common Wealth Old City and Victoria Freehouse. We’re proud that Old City continues to be a premier Philadelphia dining destination.”

For a list of activities and attractions to pair with Old City Eats, visit, follow @oldcitydistrict on Twitter and Like Old City District on Facebook.


The Old City District is a special services district, managed by a board of directors drawn from area commercial property owners, business people and residents.  Located in the most historic square mile of the United States, Old City is a unique blend of historic influence and modern lifestyles. Old City has reinvented itself from foundries, factories and warehouse spaces into the residential, retail, dining and cultural destination of the city with art galleries, restaurants, and upscale retail boutiques and historic tours.

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  1. jeff says:

    Continental’s décor is so much fun!

  2. Grace Hodgin says:

    What fun and love they do this for an extended time so one can plan rheir summer outings around it.

  3. monicastable says:

    We were just saying we need to visit Philly! You named all of our favorite restaurants. We need to go soon – maybe this weekend!!!!

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