Only the freshest lobster, clams, and shrimp make it into Oyster House’s toasted rolls. Added perk? No seagulls circling overhead.
Oyster House, 1516 Sansom Street (215-567-7683 or oysterhousephilly.com).
The smoky aroma wafting down South Street lures many a Whole Foods shopper away from their tofu. Stop by for chopped brisket or pulled pork with all the fixings.
Percy Street Barbecue, 900 South Street (215-625-8510); The Market & Shops at Comcast Center, 1701 John F. Kennedy Boulevard (215-964-9014 or percystreet.com).
Other sandwiches pale in comparison to the mac and cheese grilled cheese’s gooey perfection. The tomato soup reminds us of grade school days.
Square Peg, 929 Walnut Street (215-413-3600 or squarepegrestaurant.com).
Bite into prosciutto, fig preserves, and Fourme d’Ambert blue cheese all nestled between pretzel bread and you’ll never have American on whole wheat again.
Wedge + Fig, 160 North Third Street (267-603-3090 or wedgeandfig.com).
Pig out (yep, we said it) on pork doused with fire sauce, laden with fried onions, or paired with broccoli rabe. Wash it all down with a Peanut Chew milk shake.
Jake’s Sandwich Board, 122 South 12th Street (215-922-0102 or jakessandwichboard.com).
Muffalettas, organic chicken panini, and house-smoked turkey breast. Lunch plans solved.
JG Domestic, Cira Centre, 2929 Arch Street (215-222-2363 or jgdomestic.com).
Cuban cigars may still be contraband, but that doesn’t matter a bit since the country’s famous pressed sandwiches are allowed stateside.
Cuba Libre, 10 South Second Street (215-627-0666 or cubalibrerestaurant.com).
Late night, the kitchen crew sends out Spanish-style bocadillas that chase away the spins.
105 South 13th Street (215-922-6061 or jamonerarestaurant.com).
You may love the hot dogs at Philly’s games, but Mitch Prensky’s deep-fried, bacon-wrapped, barbecued-onion-topped version is a definite home run.
Supper, 926 South Street (215-592-8180 or supperphilly.com).
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