It’s no secret that Philly has a stellar food scene. So when it comes time to pick a new restaurant to hit up, the abundance of options can become overwhelming. But lucky for us, celebrity restaurateur Guy Fieri has already picked out some of Philly’s finest diners, drive–ins, and dives on his hit Food Network show. So next time you’re looking for another fun restaurant to try here in the City of Brotherly Love, take a page from Guy’s book and hit up one of these eccentric spots.
Jamaican Jerk Hut
Chowing down on some authentic Caribbean food from Jamaican Jerk Hut is sure to leave you feeling like you’re on vacation. Featured on the “Timeless Traditions” episode of Diners, Drive–Ins and Dives, Guy stopped by to sample some of their “melt–in–your–mouth” jerk chicken, topped with a sauce made with Scotch bonnet peppers. But their jerk chicken isn’t their only claim to fame—their oxtail and fried plantains are also local favorites.
Location: 1436 South St.
Memphis Taproom’s menu has it all, from the classics we all know and love, like a decadently crunchy fried chicken, to adventurous offerings for the more daring diner, like cheesesteak pierogis. And to top it all off, their menu is vegan–friendly. The Taproom’s vegan Smoked Coconut Club left Guy, a diehard carnivore, impressed. So impressed, in fact, that he dubbed head chef Jesse Kimball “outstanding.”
Location: 2331 E. Cumberland St.
Honey’s Sit N Eat
Since 2005, Honey’s Sit N Eat has been serving up Southern classics with a Jewish twist. For the college students out there currently living off of dining hall food and instant noodles, Honey’s is the place to be when you’re craving a home–cooked meal. Even before Diners, Drive–Ins and Dives thrust this local joint into the spotlight, Honey’s Sit N Eat was famous throughout Philly for its generous meal portions, friendly staff, great food (especially their Matzo Ball Soup), and never–ending supply of coffee.
Locations: Center City | 2101 South St.
Northern Liberties | 800 N. 4th St.
Good Dog Bar
Good Dog Bar is known for putting an upscale spin on everyone’s favorite comfort foods. Their Truffle Cheesesteak Empanadas wowed Guy and made viewers’ mouths water. And if you're searching for one of the best burgers in Philly, look no further than the stuffed Good Dog Burger. This restaurant is also a must for everyone with a special spot in their hearts for puppies. Photos of man’s best friend line the walls of Good Dog Bar, and the Good Dog’s Adoption Spotlight helps Philly's rescue pups find forever homes.
Location: 224 S. 15th St.
South Philadelphia Tap Room
Take a note from Guy Fieri and try this South Philly bar’s fresh take on the classic PB&J. Breaded in Frosted Flakes and deep–fried, this PB&J is nothing like the ones you used to eat on the playground. But the fun dishes served by South Philadelphia Tap Room don’t stop there; Guy also sampled some of their delicious ricotta donuts and outrageous Wild Boar Tacos.
Location: 1509 Mifflin St.
You may never be able to pull off bleached tips, flame–patterned button–ups, and flashy sunglasses like Guy does, but you can still eat at some of his favorite joints here in Philly. So what are you waiting for? It’s time to roll out to one of Philly’s greatest diners, drive–ins, and dives.