Eating in University City
University City is a great place to dine out. From French to nouvelle to the tastes of India and Thailand to Tex-Mex, you're in for some of the best food Philadelphia has to offer.
Au Bon Pain (B, L, S, T, C $)
Delectable croissants, baked goods, and sandwiches.
Biomedical Research Building, Osler and Curie Blvd., 215-382-6160 and at Huntsman Hall, 3730 Walnut St., 215-243-9897
BabyBlues BBQ ($$ L, D)
Enjoy an ecceclic mix of barbeque from across the country and succulent Memphis-style ribs.
3402 Sansom Street (215) 222-4444
Ben & Jerry's (S, T $)
218 South 40th St., 215-382-5092
Beijing (L, D $)
Popular student haunt for Chinese favorites.
3714 Spruce St., 215-222-2542
Bobby's Burger Palace ($ L, D, T)
Bobby Flay's creative take on the classic burger.
3925 Walnut Street 215- 387-0378
Capo Giro ( $ C, LN, T, B)
Famous in Philadelphia for its artisinal gelato, Capo Giro also serves delicious coffee and breakfast.
3925 Walnut Street 215.222.0252
Chili's Bar and Grill (L, D $)
Good burgers, Tex-Mex and more in a relaxed atmosphere.
3801 Chestnut St.
City Tap House ($$ L, D, LN)
With dozens of beers on tap, delicious American favorites, and a fun atmosphere, City Tap House is a classy bar and restaurant that the whole family can enjoy. Be sure to visit the outdoor terrace in the summer.
3925 Walnut Street (upper terrace level) (215) 662-0105
Cosi Sandwich & Coffee Bar (B, L, S $)
Good coffee, espresso, lattes, inviting sandwiches and pastries in a casual, comfortable setting.
3601 Walnut St., 215-222-4545
Dunkin' Donuts (B, S, C $)
From glazed to sprinkles to jelly, dozens of delicious doughnuts and good coffee.
3437 Walnut St., 215-222-7955
HanWool Restaurant & Sushi Bar (L, D $$)
Large, Pan-Asian menu, including a good selection of sushi.
3606 Chestnut St., 215-382-6221
Hummus ($ L, D)
Fresh Mediterranean sandwiches, salads, and platters
3931 Walnut Street 215 222-5300
Jimmy John's ($ L, LN, T)
It is sandwiches only at this quick lunch time favorite.
3925 Walnut Street (215) 222-7827
Mad Mex (L, D, Bar $$)
Tex-Mex dishes, margaritas, and lots of fun in this southwestern dining spot.
3401 Walnut St. (behind Moravian Cafes), 215-381-2221
New Deck Tavern ($ L, D, LN)
Classic Irish pub fare and American favorites. Visit the bar for a wide variety of beers and weekly Quizzo games.
3408 Sansom Street (215) 386-4600
Penne (B, L, D $$)
Inspiring, fresh pasta cuisine in a chic, contemporary setting. Penne has quickly become a Penn favorite. Good choice of vegetarian dishes.
3600 Sansom St., 215-823-6222
Philly Diner (B, L, D, LN $)
Cheesesteaks, BLTs, burgers, big breakfasts, milkshakes and more at an all-American diner.
3925 Walnut St., 215-382-3400
Pizza Rustica (L, D, LN, Bar $)
Panini, wood-oven pizza, antipasti, and gelati with outdoor dining in the spring and summer.
3602 Chestnut St.
Pod (L, D $$$)
Hip, futuristic, inspired. Featuring a modern menu with a slant on sushi.
3636 Sansom St., 215-387-1803
Qdoba ($ L, D, T)
Mexican-inspired burritos made to order.
230 South 40th Street (215) 222-2887
Saxby's ($ C)
Coffee, pasties, and other cafe favorites in a relaxed atmosphere
4000 Locust Street (215) 222-8400
Starbucks (B, L, C, S $)
Classic espresso, cappuccino and lots of good pastries in a relaxed, campus venue.
34th & Sansom Sts., 215-386-6522
Sitar India (L, D, T $)
A great choice of meat, poultry, and vegetarian Indian dishes including tandoor oven fare and breads.
60 S. 38th Street
Sweet Green ($ L, T)
Tasty frozen yogurt and fresh salads made with local ingredients
3926 Walnut Street 215-386-1365
Thai Singha House (L, D, T $$)
Outstanding Thai cuisine and a dessert menu that is equally inspired.
3936 Chestnut St., 215-382-8000
The Greek Lady (L, D, T $)
Traditional greek specialties and Philadelphia favorites in a bistro setting, featuring an inviting menu. Good vegetarian offerings in the mix.
222 S. 40th St,
White Dog Cafe (L, D $$)
Sophisticated, eclectic cuisine in a setting that is just as eclectic, featuring dishes that capitalize on Pennsylvania's bounty of fresh produce, meats, and poultry. Tails Piano Bar adjoins the White Dog.
3420 Sansom St., 215-386-9224