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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 #1 of 3,728 restaurants in Philadelphia
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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 York City, New York
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25 reviews 25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

I am going to review the overall experience and then individually review the restaurants: This is such a classic and amazing market experience. There are so many different varieties of food available and types of people that this is one place that should not be missed. I was overwhelmed when I first arrived. I had to walk around the market... More

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New York City, New York
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45 reviews 45 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW via mobile

I have been coming to the Reading Terminal Market since it was a kind of a dump in the early 90s. It is now a bustling, vibrant destination with an eclectic and tasty assortment of food and groceries. You can buy raw or cooked meats, fish and poultry, candy, nuts, produce, ice cream and sample cuisine from all over the... More

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MA
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80 reviews 80 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

Had a freshly cooked Fish Sandwich from an Amish Vendor. Hot, tasty, just what I wanted, and customized to my wishes without fuss. Soul Food Lunch of Whitning Fish and Collard Greens, delicious. The atmosphere in the Market is fun, lively and energetic. A wonderful time.

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Rockville, Maryland
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

Reading Terminal is a great place to go if you are looking for casual eats, especially if you are with a group and different people want different types of food. The Terminal has a huge variety of really high quality food. The atmosphere of the old train terminal is also really cool.

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Rocky Mount, NC
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

There is virtually something to please everyone within the Reading Terminal Market. It can be crowded and hectic at times, but it was fun just to walk among the multitude of food markets and restaurants. There is an international smorgasboard of food available within the Reading Terminal Market. There are dining establishments and food stores representing the various cuisines (American,... More

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Northern Kentucky
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26 reviews 26 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

We stayed a block away and ate here at least once a day. Apple fritters, Dinic's pork/broccoli rabe/provologne, were the highlights. So much selection at a reasonable price, buzzing with people.

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Dover, New Hampshire
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

The Reading Terminal Market has something for everyone! The Reading Terminal Market has a vast selection of foods for lunch, and dinner as well as sweets for dessert and even souvenirs. I recommend the Amish Reuben sandwich from The Hatville Deli. Other places serve Chinese Food, Barbecued Foods, Seafood or whatever else you feel like eating. Bakeries sell delicious homemade... More

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Lebanon, NJ
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109 reviews 109 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW via mobile

No visit to Philadelphia would be complete without a stop at Reading Terminal Market. Every kind of food and drink in the world can probably be found here- whether you eat in one of the casual restaurant/pubs or take something with you. Fresh fruits, vegetables, seafood, meats- if you can't find it here, you probably can't find it anywhere. A... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

The Reading Terminal Market was great! The food was great! I had Thai food, delicious cookies, and also a spicy New Orlean's dish. I thought is was pronounced with a long 'e' (reed-ing), but it is actually pronounced (red-ing). A must if you are in the area!

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46 reviews 46 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW via mobile

This market was amazing - full of differ meats, fishes, cheeses and all sorts of different stalls selling all sorts of different foods. We went twice, early when it first opened which was great, it wasn't too busy and you could wander around and appreciate the wide variety of food for sale. We stopped back in at the end of... More

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