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South Street

Neighbourhood: City Center East
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Address: Philadelphia, PA 19147
Phone Number:
+1 215-413-3713
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: No

Known as Philadelphia's liveliest and funkiest strip, the street has more...

Known as Philadelphia's liveliest and funkiest strip, the street has more than 300 stores and restaurants.

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South Street for us is a visit to Jim's Steaks. OK, so there used to be a great place-to-be scene here as well.....that's mostly gone now, but who cares? Jim's is still... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 January 2017
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

South Street for us is a visit to Jim's Steaks. OK, so there used to be a great place-to-be scene here as well.....that's mostly gone now, but who cares? Jim's is still there....the absolute best philly steak on the planet!

Thank RickMIusa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

You are looking for what its here on south street theatre, cloths shops , the best pizza in town it is the hippest street in town....... you will be hard not to find what you are looking for.... the people are friendly and helpful a day or two should do it!!!!!

Thank thomas p
Newark, Delaware
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

I love South Street. Lots of great restaurants, bars, unique shops, and people watching. We parked in the parking garage at 11th St and walked all the way to the end of South Street and back again. Along the way we enjoyed all the South Street had to offer. The people were friendly and the vibe was chill. So many... More 

1 Thank RocknRose83
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

Oh! South Street!! There more locals here than there are in the entire city!! It's a nice promenade... Especially after the sunset... It's colorful, lots of lights, different shops, cafes, restaurants, and people! You'll fall in love with it! I mean it!

Thank Alexander K
Easton, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

I really likes South Street. Has a cool vibe. Interesting shops and sites to see like the mosaic building. Good food there too.

1 Thank KrisK64
Central Florida, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

Always go when I visit home. Brought my fiance here for the first time in September. We walked around and enjoyed the scenery. Took him for his first real cheese steak and he loved it!

Thank Jennifer W
New York, New York, United States
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

South Street is still a destination, but with so many stores and restaurants gone, its rather sad for people like me that used to go specifically to South Street to enjoy the different shops. The cool shoe stores, the boutiques, have either closed. I think the decline was caused by commercial stores attempting to take over a place that should... More 

3 Thank Tiemposdepaz
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed concert at this small previous movie theather. Note: no fancy very casual. Be open minded. It cozy location the concert we saw was standing room only. There was a few bars with very limited drink selection. Eat and drink before going in for concerts. Because once your in you can not leave. Drinks were reasonably 7 bucks. The... More 

Thank Jackie L
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2016

Before my most recent visit, it had been quite some time since I'd been on South Street Philly. Flashbacks of my 80s teenage self came flooding in as I walked down the streets, searching for places I'd visited years and years and years ago. Some places remain, some have been shuttered long ago, and some new places have cropped up.... More 

Thank Wendy S
richmond virginia
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2016

It has been over 20 years since I had been to South Street - back in the day when Cafe Nola had great food and the area was abundant with eclectic shops, bars and restaurants similar to Greenwich Village in NYC. I only went to see if it was still a great spot as advertised in our hotel's visitor book.... More 

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