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“jim's steaks”(17 reviews)
“street art”(3 reviews)
Known as Philadelphia's liveliest and funkiest strip, the street has more than 300 stores and restaurants.
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
As featured in 3 Days in Philadelphia
Philadelphia, PA 19147
City Center East
+1 215-413-3713
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed April 14, 2003

Though the fifteen year olds will love it, so did my grandma:) Great shops, lots of variety and a few good coffee shops with music. Comes alive at different times each year, go when it's more quiet:)T

12  Thank Resort17390
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed March 3, 2006

I live very close to South Street and I've seen it get worse and worse every year. The good hipster stores that made South Street notorious are now being squeezed out by ghetto trash stores and boutiques for strippers. SoHo, it IS NOT. Oh, and...More

17  Thank ajt141
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is the place to go. Lots of restaurants and shops. Each day we found a different restaurant to eat at. Loads of little shops and cafes. Great to just rest and people watch.

Thank Darlene H
Reviewed October 6, 2018 via mobile

Give it a 3.5 stars. It is a tourists spot for sure. If you head to 8th and 10th street you will find street arts in the alley. There are plenty of shops and restaurants along the way. Jim's steak restaurant is on 4th street.

Thank calvin2424
Reviewed October 2, 2018

Love to walk around this section of the city. Fun to window shop and enjoy the unique shops. Great place to sit and people watch. Honestly Jim's South Street cheese steaks are the best.

Thank Rita H
Reviewed September 26, 2018

We went to South Street on Labor Day this year with the intentions of checking out the old sights and grabbing some pizza. We typically walk the section between Penn's Landing and 6th street. It had been ages since we had been and I was...More

Thank daisyferret1
Reviewed August 11, 2018

A unique blend of "gift shops" bars, food, and sights. some shops are not 'child-appropriate" but Fun for Adults!! Interesting murals and mosaics on sides of buildings. Some very pretty side streets and alley-ways. We only had 2 hours to spend there, pre- game, so...More

2  Thank MarsDenton
Reviewed July 9, 2018 via mobile

When visiting Philly, be sure to take a stroll down South Street. You will find people from all walks of life. It is a great get away no matter if you just like to people watch, have a few drinks at the bar, or enjoy...More

3  Thank thetrimargroup
Reviewed July 8, 2018

Be careful on this street. If you have kids go def. during the day and some stores will want to move rather quickly by. The street is still a fun one to walk on. A lot of good foods and if you drink this is...More

1  Thank matjaz2002
Reviewed May 20, 2018

I won't mince words. It's a big pub crawl with wacky stuff in between. Don't take little kids and the elderly probably won't enjoy it. Everyone else with even a slight sense of humor and adventure should do the walk. We walked between Front and...More

1  Thank Ellenlyn
Reviewed May 18, 2018

What a fun time at the Spring Festival. We took the bus from our hotel in Center City but walked back. The food was great and the atmosphere was amazing.

Thank Pamala B
Reviewed April 13, 2018

It was our first trip to Philadelphia, and local friends strongly suggested a walk down South Street. And we did enjoy it, but be prepared...some parts of it are very much "in transition", and there are some definite reminders of how, let's say disreputable, at...More

2  Thank Mark M
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March 7, 2017|
Response from AlexanderK4420 | Reviewed this property |
The South Street is not just a street, it's a promenade sight... There are many hotels near-by it. And all of them are rather good, and classy. I would prefer these among others: Alexander Inn, Morris House Hotel... More
rachel k
September 17, 2015|
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Response from GypsiiRose | Reviewed this property |
i am not familiar with it but it sounds fun