16th and Spruce Sts., 215/545-7005,
HOURS: Mon.–Sat. 11:30 a.m.–2 a.m.,
Sun. 11 a.m.–2 a.m.
COST: Most entrées between $10–20
You’ll often have to wait for a table while crammed into the front entrance like sardines at this extremely popular spot, but it’s worth it. If you’re lucky, you’ll nab a bar seat while you wait and drink from their extensive Belgian beer collection.
Avoid weekends, or go at an off time unless you can stand crowds and the smells of delicious food wafting past your empty stomach for up to an hour while you wait.
Well-known for its farm-raised mussels in delicious sauce made with beer, garlic, and more; pommes frites with Bourbon mayonnaise dipping sauce; and excellent selection of quality beer, it’s hard to go wrong with anything on the reasonably priced menu.
The salads, burgers with a variety of toppings, and sandwiches are as delicious as the entrées.
© Karrie Gavin from Moon Philadelphia, 1st Edition