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15 Restaurants In Pennsylvania That Will Blow The Taste Buds Right Out Of Your Mouth

Treat yourself, PA.

Spencer McKee

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1. Here You Get Treated Like Family

15 Restaurants In Pennsylvania That Will Blow The Taste Buds Right Out Of Your Mouth

Source: Alla Famiglia via Facebook

Alla Famiglia
804 E Warrington Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15210
(412) 488-1440
Yelp: 4.5 Stars; 75 Reviews.

Alla Famiglia has some of the most delicious food in all of Pennsylvania, with fresh made pasta and sauces that truly stand out amongst the competition. If it’s your first time through the doors, you can’t go wrong with the veal chop or anything that features the vodka sauce.

2. Voodoo Will Have You In A Trance

15 Restaurants In Pennsylvania That Will Blow The Taste Buds Right Out Of Your Mouth

Source: Voodoo Brewery via Facebook

Voodoo Brewery Pub
215 Arch St
Meadville, PA 16335
(814) 337-3676
Yelp: 5 Stars; 21 Reviews.

This place might be a brewery, but they’ve perfected much more than just beer. Utilizing local, natural, and organic ingredients, the rotating items offered by the kitchen sure pack a punch when it comes to flavor.

While items seem to be ever changing, a couple of the past favorites have been their shrimp and grits and the pub pretzel. If you need something to wash the food down, you can’t go wrong with a Big Brown Ale.

3. No One Knows Cheesesteaks Like Tony

15 Restaurants In Pennsylvania That Will Blow The Taste Buds Right Out Of Your Mouth

Source: Tony Luke’s via Facebook

Tony Luke’s
39 E Oregon Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19148
(215) 551-5725
Yelp: 4 Stars; 939 Reviews.

Everyone knows that Philly is famous for their signature dish, the cheesesteak. However, it’s rare to find a cheesesteak in this city as tasty as the ones served up at Tony Luke’s.

Of course, there’s the normal cheesesteak sandwich with meat and cheese on a hoagie bun but the menu doesn’t stop there. You can get chicken, veal, pork — whatever you want. Plus, there’s a great variety of toppings so you can pretty much find a sandwich that caters to your every need.

4. Mexico Never Seemed So Close

15 Restaurants In Pennsylvania That Will Blow The Taste Buds Right Out Of Your Mouth

Source: Los Gallos Mexican Taqueria via Facebook

Los Gallos Mexican Taqueria
951 Wolf St
Philadelphia, PA 19148
(215) 551-1245
Yelp: 4.5 Stars; 209 Reviews.

Next time you’re craving a little spice in your life, head to Los Gallos Mexican Taqueria. With delicious Mexican food made with the freshest ingredients around, this place can’t be beat. Don’t leave without trying their Al Pastor tacos or one of their sandwiches.

5. Bacon Candy…Enough Said

15 Restaurants In Pennsylvania That Will Blow The Taste Buds Right Out Of Your Mouth

Source: Proper Brick Oven & Tap Room via Facebook

Proper Brick Over & Tap Room
139 7th St
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
(412) 281-5700
Yelp: 4.5 Stars; 141 Reviews.

It’s clear that this fancy pizza place knows a thing or two about making delicious food. Options like the mushroom driven “Forest” and the aptly named “Carnivore” are two local favorites.

Whatever you end up ordering for your meal, make sure you kick off your dining experience with the “Bacon Candy” appetizer. Yah, you heard me right. BACON. CANDY.

6. JJ Knows Brunch

15 Restaurants In Pennsylvania That Will Blow The Taste Buds Right Out Of Your Mouth

Source: JJ McNally’s via Facebook (cropped)

JJ McNally’s
501 Linden St
Scranton, PA 18503
(570) 507-9878
Yelp: 5 Stars; 17 Reviews.

If you find yourself waking up in the Scranton area, there’s no better place to start your day than JJ McNally’s. With a menu built around brunch items, selections like the Farmer’s hash and the ranch eggs will have you smiling for the rest of the afternoon.

Isn’t it awesome when your day peaks at brunch?

7. You Can Never Have Too Much Pizza

15 Restaurants In Pennsylvania That Will Blow The Taste Buds Right Out Of Your Mouth

Source: Pizzeria Beddia via Facebook

Pizzeria Beddia
115 E Girard Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19125
Yelp: 4.5 Stars; 108 Reviews.

When it comes to pizza pies, Pizzeria Beddia is up there with Philly’s best. It’s clear the kitchen takes pride in their craft, serving up delicious slice after delicious slice.

If you need help picking a couple items from their long list of toppings, you won’t be disappointed with roasted onions and cremini mushrooms.

8. Dine Like An Irishman

15 Restaurants In Pennsylvania That Will Blow The Taste Buds Right Out Of Your Mouth

Source: The Garryowen Irish Pub via Facebook

The Garryowen Irish Pub
126 Chambersburg St
Gettysburg, PA 17325
(717) 337-2719
Yelp: 4 Stars; 153 Reviews.

This pub will become an instant favorite, complete with cuisine and an atmosphere inspired by the Irish. They’ve got all the classics, like Guinness beef stew, Gaelic shrimp, and shepherd’s pie. Come here once and it’s a sure thing you’ll be back for more.

9. The Perfect Cure For A Hungry Stomach

15 Restaurants In Pennsylvania That Will Blow The Taste Buds Right Out Of Your Mouth

Source: Cure via Facebook

Cure
5336 Butler St
Pittsburgh, PA 15201
(412) 252-2595
Yelp: 4.5 Stars; 197 Reviews.

One of the most innovative restaurants around, Cure focuses on perfecting a small menu of Mediterranean inspired favorites. Only using what’s fresh and in season at the time, meals at this restaurant are equal parts delicious and beautiful.

One favorite is the duck confit, but anything that comes out of this kitchen will exceed your expectations.

10. This Café Will Keep You Coming Back

15 Restaurants In Pennsylvania That Will Blow The Taste Buds Right Out Of Your Mouth

Source: Summerhouse Café via Facebook

Summer House Café
2605 Washington Ave
Erie, PA 16508
(814) 452-2500
Yelp: 4 Stars; 55 Reviews.

If you’re looking for a hidden gem to try next time you’re in Erie, look no further. The Summer House Café serves up some of the best lunch and brunch food in the area.

They’ve got all the classics, like corned beef hash and huevos rancheros, as well as a dinner menu for the weekend with more unique options like macaroni & cheese fritters. This place can’t be missed.


11. Carnivores Rejoice!

15 Restaurants In Pennsylvania That Will Blow The Taste Buds Right Out Of Your Mouth

Source: Ipanema Grille via Facebook

Ipanema Grille
1911 N Main Ave
Scranton, PA 18508
(570) 558-0742
Yelp: 4.5 Stars 54 Reviews.

Ipanema Grille will give you more meat than you can handle. This Brazilian steakhouse serves up the finest cuts around, including unique options like chicken heart that you can’t try at most restaurants.

If eating meat is your thing, this is the place for you. Just don’t leave without trying the sangria.

12. It’s Hard To Beat Barbuzzo

15 Restaurants In Pennsylvania That Will Blow The Taste Buds Right Out Of Your Mouth

Source: Barbuzzo’s website (cropped)

Barbuzzo
110 S 13th St
Philadelphia, PA 19107
(215) 546-9300
Yelp: 4.5 Stars; 1098 Reviews.

Come here for the pizza, stay for the rest. While Barbuzzo’s has delicious pizza, other items on their menu are even more spectacular.

Two favorites that aren’t pies are the salted caramel budino and the sheep’s milk ricotta. Truly a unique take on Mediterranean classics, it’s a sure thing the Barbuzzo will be around for many years to come.

13. A Trip To Argentina, Minus The Airfare

15 Restaurants In Pennsylvania That Will Blow The Taste Buds Right Out Of Your Mouth

Source: Gaucho Parrilla Argentina’s website

Gaucho Parrilla Argentina
1607 Penn Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
(412) 709-6622
Yelp: 5 Stars; 303 Reviews.

This Latin-American inspired eatery is one of the finest places to dine in the Keystone State.

They’ve got a huge menu filled with awesome selections, but if you need a little help narrowing down the options, the steak sandwich is truly a masterpiece. It’s simple but delicious and it goes perfectly with a side of papas (potatoes) or grilled corn.

14. Feed Your Fancy Side

15 Restaurants In Pennsylvania That Will Blow The Taste Buds Right Out Of Your Mouth

Source: Bolete Restaurant via Facebook

Bolete Restaurant
1740 Seidersville Rd
Bethlehem, PA 18105
(610) 868-6505
Yelp: 4.5 Stars; 158 Reviews.

Nestled in Bethlehem, Bolete is the perfect place to commemorate any special occasion.

The kitchen here takes a very unique approach to recreating classic dishes, always surprising and always delicious. After a few courses at this restaurant, you’ll have no doubt that your money was well spent.

15. Makin’ All Other Burgers Look Bad

15 Restaurants In Pennsylvania That Will Blow The Taste Buds Right Out Of Your Mouth

Source: Sketch Burger via Facebook

Sketch
413 E Girard Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19125
(215) 634-3466
Yelp: 4 Stars; 340 Reviews.

Countless people have called it “the best burger in Philly,” but don’t take my word for it… try it yourself.

They’ve got classics like the Kobe beef and cheddar burger, as well as a few more interesting options like Dr. Pepper pulled pork and what they call the “Cyclops” burger. Just make sure you save room for one of their delicious milkshakes to finish your meal.

What’s your go-to for great grub in Pennsylvania? Tell us in the comments below!

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posted on: February 19, 2015
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13 Comments

  1. andi

    Mamma ventura in gettysburg pa should definitely be on there… best home cook Italian meal I have ever ate… everything is made from scratch with fresh vegetables meat and seafood… u should all try this place. I sware u will not be disappointed..

  2. Duval dollar

    You need to check out Tjs philly style cheesesteaks and more in Columbia pa 5 stars the best

  3. Megan

    The Pineville Tavern in New Hope, Pa. It was on Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives. They are famous for their snapper soup. I love their Philly spring rolls. It’s a small place, it was a house before,but it’s totally worth it.

  4. Tom Donahue

    The Lackawanna County Courthouse occupies 501 Linden St. in Scranton. Do you mean 504 Linden St.? According to Google Earth 504 Linden St. is occupied by Gabby’s Luncheonette, not JJ McNally’s…but things change.

  5. Claire

    pufferbellys and the tap house in Erie Pa also have some amazing food!

  6. Al

    New one,” Devine Swine BBQ,” across from the Pa Ren Faire.

  7. RON LIPPERT

    FLIPS RESTURANT IN ENDINBORO PA

  8. sonja Knisley

    Warehouse gourmet in Hanover, pa!

  9. john

    Bertrands in Erie is excellent for the french connoisseur.

  10. Rhonda Hershey

    Iron Bridge Inn in Mercer, PA. Best prime rib ever!

  11. lauren

    Bethlehem BrewWorks! Everything I’ve had there is amazing. TJ’s in Paoli wins at burgers. John Henry’s pub in Ardmore has a newish menu that is knocking my socks off – especially their candied pear & goat cheese spinach salad with grilled chicken. Quotations in Media never disappoints either!

  12. Tara

    Not too many places as unique as Gracie’s 21st Century Cafe between Pottstown and Reading.

  13. 412pgh

    Everyone should go to Gaucho. There is a reason it’s 5 stars on yelp.

 

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