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Address: Philadelphia, PA 19147
Phone Number: 215-413-3713
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: No

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

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

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Funky and in decline.

At one time restored to become the MOD center of the city it still has some decent eateries and new age and funky clothing stores. Bigger draw for the teen crowd.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Marvin G
Wynnewood, Pennsylvania

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Wynnewood, Pennsylvania
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201 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

At one time restored to become the MOD center of the city it still has some decent eateries and new age and funky clothing stores. Bigger draw for the teen crowd.

Thank Marvin G
Kissimmee, Florida
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330 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

Its an eclectic place with interesting stores of all kinds. We went into a comic store, clothing stores and a couple "specialty stores" as well. There are some beggers around but if you are aware of your surroundings, there are enough....interestingly dressed....people, so that you are safe.

Thank Michelle B
Altoona, Pennsylvania
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73 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2015

There is sooooooooooooooo much to do and see. If you like to shop unique funky stores and see unique funky restaurants and sights, this is HEAVEN! I LOVE all of the cool, unique clothes that I have found on South Street and the prices are great! I used to love to go to South St. Souvlaki cause they had an... More 

Thank dancingirlglitter
Sevierville, TN
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41 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015

This is a must see place in philly. It had a very local and eclectic feel to it. It had shops, stores, cafe's and restaraunts of all flavors and varieties. You could spend a full day just browsing.

1 Thank Eric R
New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

South Street still has the diversity that St. Mark's Place in New York no longer possesses. There are tons of fun shops (clothing, used record stores, etc.), eateries (especially for cheesesteak lovers), and the summer time is the best time to walk around for people-watching.

Thank phanteana
Boca Raton, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015

Fun street with lots of happening places! We had a lovely Sunday afternoon, strolling down the street and stopping in every bar that had a bloody Mary deal! Also super fun at night, when it really comes alive! Don't miss it if you're in Philly.

Thank chester110105
Haverford, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 545 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

South Street is famous as one of the entertainment districts in Philadelphia. But honestly it's seen better times. The street is packed with bars, restaurants and head shops. The street is crowded with pan handlers and young people just hanging out. It's a bit sleazy and not sure why so many people come here or what they are doing? The... More 

Thank James S
South Bend, Indiana
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

If you're visiting Philly, you have to take an evening to explore around South Street. I'm partial to Jim's Steaks, but there are plenty of options. Walk on down to the river and there's a temporary park on the waterfront at Spruce Street that's neat to see. Always lots of interesting people walking around, cool cars, and some neat shops.... More 

Thank tallgaloot
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

So goes the Orlons song of the early '60's... Well, South Street fell into disrepair in the '60's but was revived in the mid 70's...And the party continues..Yes parts of it are tattered, but there's lots of fun to be had, and plenty places for a good meal. In our town Cheese steak battles are perpetual, so at the risk... More 

Thank _RichieT_Pa_Fla
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Interesting place to walk. Some of the stores are more on the risqué side. Some odd stores. Lots of places to eat. Was told that this area is busy at night with people walking all over.

Thank woody096

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