Convention Center Dining


The Pennsylvania Convention Center is located within walking distance to dozens of restaurants, bars and quick service eateries. In addition to iconic Center City staples like the Reading Terminal Market and the Hard Rock Café, consider exploring nearby options with offerings for every taste.

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Something Quick

Fast, filling and delicious meals that can be enjoyed in just under 30 minutes.

  • Hatch and Coop | 122 S. 12th Street
    A local “chicken & egg joint” that specializes in counter service fried chicken and egg sandwiches.
  • Honeygrow | 15 S. 11th Street
    Made-to-order stir fry and salads using fresh ingredients.
  • Masala Kitchen | 1115 Walnut Street
    Fast-casual Indian street food specializing in Kati rolls and platters.
  • Oishii Poke | 938 Arch Street
    Seafood-focused fast-causal with signature poke bowls, poke burritos and salads.
  • Zio's Brick Oven Pizza | 111 S. 13th Street
    Classic neighborhood pizza shop offering full pies and slices, plus salads, calzones and stromboli.
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Open for Lunch 

Full-service restaurants with midday menus, including brunch.

  • Darling Jack’s Tavern | 104 S. 13th Street
    Refined casual comfort food with a full bar, dining room and chef’s counter. Afternoon menu options include grain bowls, tavern-style pizza and hearty sandwiches.  
  • El Vez | 121 S. 13th Street
    Beloved Midtown Village mainstay from restaurateur Stephen Starr, serving Mexican classics like tacos, enchiladas and nachos.
  • The Wayward | 1170 Ludlow Street
    American brasserie with outdoor seating serving all-day brunch. Menu highlights include stuffed French toast, croque madame and the Wayward Cheesesteak Dip sandwich.
  • Wrap Shack | 112 S. 11th Street
    American-style kitchen and bar with signature wraps, sandwiches and shareable appetizers.
  • Xiandu Thai | 1119 Walnut Street
    A large menu of authentic Thai dishes and weekly specials, including soups, salads and curries.
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Group Dining 

Ideal for large parties, including families with children.

  • Banana Leaf | 1009 Arch Street
    Traditional Malaysian cuisine with a large menu of generous portions and vegetarian options.
  • DaMo Pasta Lab | 105 S. 12th Street
    Quick, homemade made-to-order pasta with options for both adventurous and picky eaters.
  • Hi-Lo Taco | 1109 Walnut Street
    Handmade tortillas and tacos with a full bar and weekly specials.
  • Iron Hill Brewery | 1150 Market Street
    Elevated gastropub fare with a dedicated kids menu and weekend brunch.
  • Maggiano’s | 1201 Filbert Street
    Affordable family-style Italian food where kids eat for only $9.99.
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Vegetarian Friendly 

Full and quick-service meatless options for plant-based eaters.

  • Chatayee Thai | 1227 Walnut Street
    Authentic Thai dishes, including a full vegan dinner menu.
  • Hip City Veg | 121 S. Broad Street
    Local-to-Philly chain serving vegan fast-food favorites, including burgers, chicken sandwiches and shakes.
  • Naked Lunch | 34 S. 11th Street
    Located inside of Mom’s Organic Market, this counter-service café serves organic and healthy meals, including bowls and juices.
  • Rice & Mix | 128 S. 12th Street
    Casual Korean restaurant offering tofu and vegetable-based main and side dishes.
  • Top Tomato | 116 S. 11th Street
    Pizza-focused sports bar and restaurant with a dedicated vegan menu of pies, sandwiches and “nuggets.”

Good Food, Great Drinks 

Watering holes with full kitchens, including happy hour deals and late-night eats.

  • Bar-Ly Chinatown | 101 N. 11th Street
    Chinatown’s solo sports bar serves over 60 beers on draft, creative martinis and beer-inspired cocktails, plus Asian-American pub food like wings, sliders and skewers.
  • Fergie’s Pub | 1214 Sansom Street
    Old-school Irish pub servings pints and cocktails, plus bar snacks, traditional platters and plenty of plant-based options.
  • Mcgillin’s Old Ale House | 1310 Drury Street
    Established in 1860, this historic pub serves 30 beers on draft, including a large selection of local microbrews. The food menu is packed with comforting platters like meatloaf and Shepherd's pie, in addition to sandwiches, wings and salads.
  • MilkBoy | 1100 Chestnut Street
    Bar, restaurant and live music venue serving breakfast, lunch and dinner, plus happy hour and a late-night menu until 12 a.m. on weekdays and 1 a.m. on weekends. Snacks and sandwiches can be enjoyed with draft beer, city wides and creative cocktails.
  • Vintage Wine Bar and Bistro | 129 S. 13th Street
    French-inspired menu including cheese and charcuterie, small plates and filling entrees. At the bar, find 30 wines by the glass from all over the world.