We still love all the recommendations below. But we have prepared this even-more-practical list of restaurants within close walking distance. For fast, convenient eating, try that list 👆 first!
Recommended Restaurants Near the Lithuanian Music Hall Association
La Roma. Shockingly good new restaurant and bar less than two blocks from the festival venue. Most highly recommended.
Dinner House. Right across the street from the festival venue. Great Polish food, but limited hours.
The Lunar Inn. Great gastropub a few blocks from the venue. Indoor & outdoor seating. Make sure to check their hours.
Gaul & Co.. Cool bar with very decent food, a few blocks from the venue.
Donna’s Bar. Right across the street from the festival venue. They are famous for their cheesesteak peirogis.
Tacconelli’s Pizzeria. Consistently on the list of 100 best pizzas in the United States. You must call the day before to reserve your pizzas, because they only make enough pies to complete the orders that have been placed.
Reanimator Port Richmond. Great coffee and atmosphere. Very limited options for food.
Somerset Splits. The most adorable family-run ice cream parlor you could hope to visit. Thoroughly delicious.
Recommended Restaurants & Cafes in Fishtown
All of these restaurants are a 10-minute drive or less from the LMHA. These are our regular stomping grounds and we love all these places A LOT. Please don’t judge us for mentioning great whiskey in the first two listings. 😂
Izakaya By Yanaga. The closest restaurant to PATS, and absolutely wonderful. Japanese small plates, including sushi and more. They have a whiskey that they prepare in-house by passing the whiskey through duck fat. It’s the most delicious thing in the world.
Lloyd Whiskey Bar. Kind of basically our favorite place. If you’re a whiskey-lover, it’s a no-brainer. But the food, draft list and atmosphere are all spectacular as well.
Suraya. Hallucinatorily good Lebanese food. Recommended 1,000%.
Laser Wolf. Well, you know, just named one of the best new restaurants on earth by Conde Nast Traveler in May 2021, but what kind of an endorsement is that?
Kraftwork. Gastro pub with astounding tap list and ok food
Johnny Brenda’s. Gastro pub and great live music - my favorite burger; now have lots of wines on tap as well
Loco Pez . Low budget, but extremely tasty, Mexican street food
Memphis Tap Room. Gastro pub, great beer and atmosphere
Frankford Hall. German beer garden
W. M. Mulherin’s Sons . Great pasta, pizza and grill. Great drinks options. Somewhat more expensive than many of the other options on this list.
La Colombe. The new headquarters of the world’s best coffee roaster, including a French bakery, Rum Distillery, and Cafe
Recommended Restaurants in Old City & Center City
Talula’s Garden - Truly a beautiful restaurant
Aki - Japanese Fusion, Sushi, Sake
Amada - Tapas/Wine
Alma de Cuba - Latin American, Carribbean
Barbuzzo - Mediterranean
City Tavern - A reconstructed Colonial tavern where servers in period dress deliver old-fashioned American fare
Farmicia - Farm to Table, New American Cuisine
Kanella - Greek Cypriot BYOB
Lolita - Latin American - BYOB
Mixto -Latin American/Cuban
Oyster House - Seafood
Tria - Wine, Cheese, Craft Beer, Small Plates
Zahav - Israeli, Mediterranean (Amazing, but you need to reserve months ahead of time.)