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Reading Terminal Market

12th and Arch Sts., Philadelphia, PA 19107 (City Center East)
215/922-2317
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Ranked #2 of 3,689 restaurants in Philadelphia
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $0 - $8
Cuisines: Eclectic
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Delivery, Buffet, Late Night, Dessert
Neighborhood: City Center East
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New Jersey
Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

A fun experience full of different ethnic foods. The atmosphere is very low key with a concrete floor . But the tempting aromas of food you can stay there all day and just eat and a reasonable price. Walking distance, actually next door from the Phila. convention center. A must for lunch if you are attending any seminar there. Very... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Hard to not find something you like here and pretty easy to keep everyone in the group happy with the many food choices. It's a great way to sample lots of food, local and non local, in one place. If you go at peak times for lunch, expect large crowds and long lines especially at some of the more popular... More

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20 reviews 20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW via mobile

It was difficult to navigate here at lunch time. It was very crowded but we did manage to find a table, to eat and then to eat dessert. We had DiNic's and the kids had pizza at the place next door. Food was delicious. Fresh donuts for dessert were awesome! If you've got time there are things that would make... More

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Top Contributor
93 reviews 93 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
131 helpful votes 131 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

We were at the convention center for three days and I ate here twice, but need to go back soon to try everything else that looked delicious. Definitely walk all the aisles before deciding. You'll probably change your mind three times before getting in line but you really can't go wrong. I was disappointed the Lancaster county store wasn't open... More

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Tortola
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

When you are in Philly I would definitely recommend visiting Reading Terminal. There are tons of different foods to choose from and I am quite partial to the Amish bakery selling pies, donuts, and other goods. Everything is delicious! I also loved the grilled cheese place. Everything I have tried I've enjoyed. You can look for a chair and eat... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

The market has a wide selection of food, venders and just interesting people. Also offers great selections as a real market in center city. My favorite, the baked goods.....COOKIES

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Portland, OR
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

This place is a great stop for tourists, but if you want to do what the locals do then stop by on Wednesday to Saturdays for breakfast at the Amish place there. I can't remember the name but it looks like two u-shaped barstool tables where all customers sit together and there is always a line, but it goes pretty... More

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Philadelphia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

It is a great shopping experience for any visitor or resident. It has many ethnic foods and great bargains.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

We are locals and go the Terminal Market whenever we're nearby. Not only is the food GREAT (some stands have been featured on Diners, Drive-ins & Dives), but parking is FREE if you follow the signs and get your ticket validated! Make sure you come hungry and plan on bringing food home!!

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Great place to shop for food! my favorites are the bakery shops and the seafood purveyors. The Amish baked goods are just the best. great bread and sticky buns. And you can always get good fresh seafood-- most of the time I go and see what looks good then I decide what is for dinner.

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