Participating Restaurants

Please note, all vegetarian-friendly restaurants are marked with a V. Restaurants without a V are still awesome, but vegetarian and vegan diners might be bummed. Click on the restaurant’s name to access its website.

$ – less than $7 for a meal
$$ – $7 to $17 for a meal
$$$ – over $17 for a meal

Green Rock Tavern V $$
2546 E Lehigh Ave
(215) 208-0840
New owners Jamie and Nicole, life-long Philadelphians, kept the local charm of the old Green Rock Tavern while transforming the menu to include simple, fresh, locally-sourced pub food. Their thick hand cut fries are divine (and a steal at $3.50), their sandwiches provide a hardy meal for $6. And their pierogi, mac ‘n’ cheese, pork and kielbasa are  all ideal when you want to get your drink on.  The tap list is 90 percent local (Guinness is the sole exception) but they have a full bar and bottled domestics too.
Open seven days a week: noon-2am. Kitchen closes at 11:30pm. Full bar, cash only, ATM on premises.

Hinge Café V $$
2652 E Somerset St
(215) 425-6614
This Port Richmond institution opened in 2003 intending to be a coffee shop and art house. Well, the best laid plans… The owner listened to the neighbors and opened a full kitchen serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. There is still the art house though, with an intimate live music venue upstairs, art classes for kids and a gallery space too. The food is amazing any time of day, but I can’t find a better egg and cheese bagel in town. Brunch on the weekend is fantastic, without the hour wait, especially the stuffed french toast! 
Open for breakfast and lunch, 7 days: 8am-4pm. Dinner: Wednesday- Sunday 4pm-10pm.BYOB, credit cards accepted.

Liberty Choice V $
1947 N Front St
(215) 423-4500
Opened in the spring of 2012, Liberty Choice is a great place for felafel, sandwiches, pizza, breakfast, and groceries.  Its just north of the Berks El stop and Kensington CAPA HS, offering convenience for El users.  Widely renowned for their incredible house made felafel, this place garners new fans all the time among vegetarians and omnivores alike, and its no wonder why because of theyre excellent prices, fresh produce selection, and service!
Liberty Choice also has a mezzanine level wrapping around the whole store with seating, TVs, and free wireless internet access!
Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner seven days a week: 6am- midnight. Credit cards accepted.

New Wave Cafe $$
2620 E Allegheny Ave
(215) 634-3224
New Wave Cafe offers the best Pierogi, Golabki, Potato Pancakes, Bigos and all kinds of soups you can imagine. On top of that, they have the largest selection in Polish beers like Zywiec, Okocim, Tyskie, EB, Warka etc. While enjoying your meal and drinking your favorite beer you can also catch up with the latest news, shows and sport by watching ITVN & POLSAT 2 broadcasting live from Warsaw Poland. People come from all over the region to try authentic Polish food and beers at the New Wave Cafe. So why haven’t you been there yet?
Open 7 days a week Kitchen is open from 12noon-8:30pm. Full bar, accepts credit cards.

Interstate Drafthouse V $$
1235 East Palmer St (just north of Girard by Fishtown Rec)
(267) 455-0045
Opened in 2011 by Bob of Azure fame and his family, Interstate offers a comfortable if irreverent atmosphere, excellent Mexican, American, and fusion options, great service and the famous fishtown tea!
Check out their facebook page for specials, including taco tuesdays, or just mosey on down anytime to this friendly, cozy neighbrohood hangout that has been drawing folks in from other neighbrohoods as well for over a year!
Open Tue-Sat 4 pm – 2 am, Sun 11 am – 2 am, Credit Cards Accepted

Frankford Hall $$
1210 Frankford Ave
(215) 634-3338
Stephen Star’s Beer Hall has proven to be a hit from day one.  Serving German Beer Hall fare including 3 wursts, beets salads, and huge soft pretzels, this place will set you up just right to enjoy a liter of Franziskaner.  And, if that werent enough theyve got heated outdoor seating, and ping-pong!
Hours are Mon – Fri: 4:00 pm – 2:00 am, Sat – Sun: 12:00 pm – 2:00 am, Credit Cards Accepted

Soup Kitchen Cafe $$
2146 E Susquehanna Ave (about a hundred feet west of Frankford)
(215) 315-3077
Opened early last year, the Soup Kitchen works hard to bring interesting regional ingredients to cozy, familiar dishes in a cozy, familiar dining area.  As the name implies there are always 2 creative, but approachable soups on, but dont skip over the sandwiches!  Pulled Pork, meatloaf, and the legendary breakfast sandwich with prosciutto, provolone, egg, and asparagus cant be beat!  They are also open for dinner and brunch, and they now offer beer in addition to mimosas and Bloody Marys on weekends!  Come see why they were named “Best in Philly” last year and before you head out the door check out their specials on facebook!
Hours are Mon – Fri 9am to 7pm, and Weekends 9am to 4pm, Credit Cards Accepted

Sketch Burger $$
413 E. Girard
(215) 634-3466
Hamburgers are an important part of American culture.  We’ve been lovingly grilling them for our friends and enjoying them with our dates since the dawn of the 20th century, but until now no one had perfected this quintessentially American food; enter Phylis.  Phylis created Sketch with the apt tag line “the art of comfort food”.  With PERFECT hamburgers and veggie burgers, loads of different toppings AND a rotating menu of house made empinadas, mac n cheese, and lots of other comfort foods.  Check out their facebook page for current specials!
Open 7 days a week 11:30am-9pm except when they’re not.  Credit Cards Accepted.

Fishtown Tavern $$
1301 Frankford Ave
(267) 687-8406
Josh and his pals bought this longtime tavern in early 2012 with the aim of keeping it’s neighborhood feel, but vastly improving its offerings, and they succeeded.  Popular menu items include lobster grilled cheese, an excellent fruit and cheese plate, charcuterie, vegetarian sandwiches, and many more interesting items on their rotating menu.  You can check out whats new on their facebook page.
Open everyday, noon to 2am.  Credit Cards Accepted.

The Pickled Heron V $$$
2218 Frankford Ave
(215) 634-5666
Frankford Avenue’s finest dining experience is also a very approachable French inspired bistroLast year Todd Braley and Daniela D’Ambrosio, who met working together at the Ritz-Carlton Philadelphia, opened this excellent eatery.  They have a diverse menu that changes with seasonal availability of ingredients.  Take a look at the specials on facebook and call ahead or use the web page for reservations, which are recommended, but not required!
Open seven days a week: noon-2am. Kitchen closes at 11:30pm. Full bar, cash only, ATM on premises.

Kraftwork V $$
541 E Girard Ave
(215) 739-1700
Kraftwork was created as a homage to Fishtown and it’s industrial past and present.  With a unique decor that uses recycled industrial artifacts as structural elements, it is a truly unique building, with a very approachable vibe.  Regulars sing the praises of the beer can chicken and excellent tap list, and planners love the menu that looks like something off of a draftsman’s desk.  Also offered are small batch wines, seasonal specials, and shared boards from chef Brian Lofink.  Check ’em out on facebook for the latest, and don’t miss your chance to try their awesome brunch!
Weekdays: noon to 2am, Weekends 10:30am to 2am. Credit Cards Accepted.

Murph’s Bar $
202 East Girard Ave
(215) 425-1847
This popular Fishtown watering hole is frequented by neighborhood folks, sports fans, people who want a classic neighborhood bar, and those who like to look at pennies under pints.  Friendly bartenders and patrons fill Murph’s every day after work, and they’ve got good food too!  Check ’em out on facebook for the latest events and specials!
Open seven days a week: noon-2am. Credit Cards Accepted.

Pizza BrainV $
2313 Frankford Ave (next to Little Baby’s Ice Cream)
(215) 291-2965
Pizza Brain is the world’s first and only pizza museum, and home the the Guinness Book certified world’s largest collection of pizza memorabilia.  They also make really good pizza, and have an excellent selection of local artisanal sodas!  Owned and operated by a band of friends who had a dream, this fun, and interesting museum and hangout became a reality over the past 2 years through the effort of it’s founders with assistance from dozens of friends and neighbors.  Stop in for the ‘za, stay for the cultural experience of your life.  Check out their facebook page, you wont be disappointed.
Open Tue – Thu:11am – 10pm, Fri – Sat:11am – midnight, Sun:12:00 pm – 10:00 pm.  Cash only.  BYOB.

3 responses to “Participating Restaurants

  1. I think Brindle Cafe closed. Will there be an updated list posted? Thanks!

    • Brindle did close, and we are working on finalizing our list of participating restaurants for 2012. They will be announced within the next week or so!

  2. Thanks, Henry, looking forward to it!

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