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Attractions
Franklin Institute
Please Touch Museum
National Constitution Center
US Mint
Adventure Aquarium (just across the river in Camden, NJ)
Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square, PA (about 45 minutes south-west of the city)
Eastern State Penitentiary
National Museum of American Jewish History
Philadelphia Zoo
Independence Seaport Museum
Smith Playground
Philadelphia's Magic Gardens
One Liberty Observation Deck
Liberty Bell (plus a bunch of other historical sites nearby)
Independence Hall
Trolley tour bus

For discounts on admission, consider the Philadelphia Pass or the Philadelphia City Pass (if your visiting enough attractions), or buy the Entertainment book for the coupons. If you order it online, you should be able to print out all of the coupons you need immediately.

Hotels
The Ritz-Carlton located near City Center was originally a Bank and worth a visit.
Sheraton Society Hill is near the Liberty Bell area and the River. (probably the best place to stay for shabbos)
the Westin is by Rittenhouse Sq and City Center is North of City Hall area closer to Museum Row.
The Westin on 17th & Liberty. has some Old World charm to it
Sheraton City Center - was fine. clean, neat, pool and fitness but nothing special
Le Meridian across from city hall
Hyatt at the Bellevue on Walnut and Broad st.
Hyatt Penn's Landing
Homewood Suites City Avenue

Westin a plain hotel over the River in Mt Laurel , NJ
Aloft - Mt Laurel. (Aloft is  not your typical hotel. Very young crowd. Relaxed staff. Place is nice and new).

Restaurants

Center City:
Burger.org - 1901 Chesnut Street CLOSED
Mama's Vegetarian
Center City Soft Pretzel Co. - unusual hours

University City:
Kosher Dining at the University of Pennsylvania - check hours/dates, only open during academic year

Lower Merion (20-25 min from center city, but up to 45 in traffic):
Shalom Pizzeria
Citron and Rose - more upscale. Make reservations in advance. Closed but recently reopened (as of May 17, 2017)
The Dairy - very nice dairy restaurant.

Star of David Kosher grill- 942 Montgomery Ave, Narberth, PA 19072. Cheaper option for meat, Chinese, sushi
Nana's kitchen in the JCC-Address: 45 Haverford Rd, Wynnewood, PA 19096 Phone:(703) 586-3103- Call before, but usually open in the daytime with seating. Don't have to be a member to attend. Excellent dairy food options and very reasonably priced.

Northeast (35 min from downtown):
Holy Land Grill-permanently closed
Espresso Cafe

Cherry Grill in Cherry Hill, NJ is just across the Delaware River (via Ben Franklin Bridge.). Fairly classy ambience, better than decent food. 3/5 stars. Hechsher by the O-K and the Cherry K Vaad Hakashruth.

This is a pretty good list of the generally accepted kosher restaurants in Philly.
This is the website for the generally accepted community hechsher: http://www.keystone-k.info/

Shuls
Orthodox Jewish Philadelphia Directory
www.phillyshul.com (actually 2 shuls which they alternate between). Run by a very nice chabad rabbi.
Sephardi shul (www.mikvehisrael.org)
Mekor Habracha

Lower Merion (15 min drive from downtown):
Lower Merion Synagogue
Young Israel of the Main Line
Philadelphia Community Kollel - next door to Citron and Rose

Northeast (35 min drive from downtown):
Congregation Ahavas Torah

Bensalem (10 min drive from Sesame Place)
http://www.bensalemoutreach.org/

Eruv Maps
http://www.philly-direct.com/frum/eruv.html


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Re: Philadelphia Master Thread
« Reply #680 on: October 18, 2020, 05:52:04 PM »
Any special recommendations for what to order at Zagafen?

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Re: Philadelphia Master Thread
« Reply #681 on: January 21, 2021, 11:48:37 PM »
If staying in Center City - where is closest place to catch a minyan?

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Re: Philadelphia Master Thread
« Reply #682 on: January 22, 2021, 09:50:39 AM »
We're also going to be in the city this week, we found out that a shul called "Bnei Abraham" at 521-27 Lombard St (contact # 215-238-2100) has Shacharis Sundays 8:30am, Monday-Friday 7:15am. Right now they have 8/9 including me for Mincha/Mariv, with another 1 or two we'd get ten. Call the number above to let them know if you plan on coming.

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Re: Philadelphia Master Thread
« Reply #683 on: January 25, 2021, 01:27:53 PM »
Are there any kosher restaurants near PHL?

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« Reply #684 on: May 25, 2021, 09:53:31 PM »
Any ideas for a 3rd date in Philadelphia? Tia

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Re: Philadelphia Master Thread
« Reply #685 on: May 26, 2021, 02:56:51 PM »
any dairy sit in option in cherry hill?
what's with the bagel spot open on shabbos; the community dines there?

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Are there any kosher restaurants near PHL?
Star of David like 15 minutes away
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Re: Philadelphia Master Thread
« Reply #688 on: May 28, 2021, 11:21:00 AM »
any dairy sit in option in cherry hill?
what's with the bagel spot open on shabbos; the community dines there?

looks like Bagel Spot not chalav Israel
and cherry grill fleishg closed on Mondays
not too many options

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Re: Philadelphia Master Thread
« Reply #689 on: June 18, 2021, 07:04:23 PM »
What's the kashrus status of cherry hill grill?

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What's the kashrus status of cherry hill grill?
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they're under the O-K and Cherry-K
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« Reply #691 on: Today at 12:04:51 AM »
as per  they're under the O-K and Cherry-K
I heard it's keystone now...

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Re: Philadelphia Master Thread
« Reply #692 on: Today at 12:39:57 AM »
I heard it's keystone now...
their website still has OK and Cherry K