Grab a quick bite, pick up some picnic items, or enjoy a fine meal near Fairmount Park.
Here are just a few suggestions for dining options close to the Charms Houses:
Bishop’s Collar $$
This pub takes its unusual name from an old Celtic expression for a perfectly poured pint of Guinness. Enjoy this well-stocked bar featuring pub cuisine, Philly style.
2349 Fairmount Ave. | Philadelphia, PA 19130 | (215) 765-1616
Centennial Cafe at Ohio House $
The State of Ohio built this house for the 1876 Centennial Exhibition. As the only state building left from the Centennial, the Ohio House has a storied history for all World Fair lovers. It is now a café with a casual atmosphere with fresh innovative made-to-order food.
4700 States Drive | Philadelphia, PA 19131 | (215) 877-3055
Cosmic Cafe at Lloyd Hall $
Located in Lloyd Hall on Boathouse Row, this cafe and catering business offers breakfast and lunch sandwiches to enjoy in the cafe or take with you for a picnic in Fairmount Park.
One Boathouse Row | Philadelphia, PA 19130 | (215) 978-0900
Lemon Hill $$
This restaurant takes its name from the beloved mansion, so we have to recommend checking it out. This gastropub is particularly known for serving classic cocktails with a stylish menu of interesting fare.
747 N. 25th St. | Philadelphia, PA 19130 | (215) 232-2299
Little Pete's $
A classic diner with a large and varied menu to please many people. Enjoy sandwiches, omelettes, platters and coffee in the timeless atmosphere of a neighborhood staple.
2401 Pennsylvania Ave | Philadelphia, PA 19130 | (215) 232-5001
Reading Terminal Market $
Located in Center City, this iconic and classic Philadelphia market is not to be missed. Built in a former train shed building, the Reading Terminal Market has over 100 merchants selling fresh produce, sandwiches, culinary delights, Amish specialties, baked goods, meats, cheeses, ice cream and much more.
12th and Arch | Philadelphia, PA | (215) 922-2317
Rose Tattoo $$$
Housed in a 100-year-old Victorian building, this restaurant features an eclectic fine-dining menu and a romantic ambience which includes a surrounding dining balcony.
Sabrina's Cafe and Spencer's Too $$
This beloved brunch spot also serves unique daily specials for lunch and dinner in a charming space.
1804 Callowhill St. | Philadelphia, PA 19130 | (215) 636-9061
The Trolley Car Diner at the Bathey House $
Located in the East Falls neighborhood, the "Bathey House" once served as a public bath house in a quirky little brick building. After decades of vacancy, and the efforts of the Fairmount Park Historic Preservation Trust and East Falls Development Corporation, diners are now treated to a modern twist on a classic 50's-themed trolley car experience. The diner features a picturesque outdoor patio, a kitchen garden, on-site bike rental and repair... and ice cream!
3269 S. Ferry Rd | Philadelphia, PA 19129 | (267) 385-6703
Valley Green Inn $$$
Valley Green Inn is a beloved place in Fairmount Park. Built in 1850 by Edward Rinker, it was originally called Edward Rinker’s Temperance Tavern, is the last remaining example of the many roadhouses and taverns that served and watered the carriage trade along the Wissahickon in the 19th Century. With welcoming porches in the summer, warm fireplaces in the winter and an unparalleled setting, it is also a frequent subject for landscape painters.
Valley Green Rd at Wissahickon | Philadelphia, PA 19128 | (215) 247.1730
The Water Works Restaurant and Lounge $$$
Nestled at the foot of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, dine at the site of America's first municipal water system and discover the elegantly unexpected views while dining overlooking the Schuylkill River.
640 Water Works Dr. | Philadelphia, PA 19130 | (215) 236-9000