Local Dining

Downtown Philadelphia features numerous dining options within walking distance of our convention site, the Marriott Downtown Philadelphia.

Reading Terminal Market

A 2-minute walk from the Marriott Downtown Philadelphia

51 N 12th St
Philadelphia, PA  19107
215 922 2317

A young Amish woman from Lancaster County serves fresh-cooked soft pretzels at the Reading Terminal Market in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Credit: Carol M. Highsmith.

Credit: Carol M. Highsmith

One of the nation’s oldest and largest public markets, Reading Terminal Market boasts more than 80 merchants and features a variety of different cuisines at sit-down eateries, including soul food, Asian, Middle Eastern, authentic Philly cheesesteaks, and Pennsylvania Dutch fare, all available from largely locally owned, family-run stands.

DiNic's Roast Pork and Beef
Thinly sliced roast pork with sharp provolone and green chopped broccoli rabe, cited by the Travel Channel as "Best Sandwich in America"

Beiler's Doughnuts
A variety of donuts, including blueberry fritter, mocha crème, coconut custard, salted caramel, apple cider, and Fruity Pebbles

Dutch Eating Place

Run by Amish and Mennonite families, best known for its apple dumplings

Miller's Twist
Soft pretzels and other baked goods by Amish bakers

Flying Monkey
Chocolate whoopie pies filled with fluffy white frosting, as well as other pies: cookies and cream, FlufferNutter, coconut, and chai

Dienner Barbecue Chicken

A family-owned restaurant featuring Amish-style rotisserie chicken, pulled chicken sandwich, and chicken wings

Kamal's Middle Eastern Specialties
For vegetarian options, try falafel, baba ganouj, hummus, eggplant stew, and spinach feta pies, as well as the family's lemonada, made with fresh lemon juice and mint blended together with a hint of rosewater

Sang Kee Peking Duck House
The Number 7 features Peking duck and roast pork atop rice with baby bok choy

Beck's Cajun Cafe
The Train Wreck Po' Boy is stuffed with andouille, steak, salami, cheese, and onion

Down Home Diner

With plenty of open seating at this diner, enjoy the scrapple: a pork paté to enjoy with maple syrup or ketchup

Restaurants near the Marriott Downtown Philadelphia

Maggiano's Little Italy
Price: $$
1201 Filbert St (1-minute walk from the Marriott)
Pasta, seafood, and veal

Hard Rock Cafe
Price: $$
1113 Market St (1-minute walk from the Marriott)

Price: $$
124 S 13th St (5-minute walk from the Marriott)
Asian Fusion

El Vez
Price: $$
121 S 13th St (6-minute walk from the Marriott)

Tria Café Wine, Cheese, and Beer
Price: $$
1137 Spruce St (11-minute walk from the Marriott)
European-style cafe with light fare

Price: $$$$
723 Chestnut St (11-minute walk from the Marriott)

Price: $$
700 Chestnut St (12-minute walk from the Marriott)

Alma de Cuba
Price: $$$
1623 Walnut St (13-minute walk from the Marriott)
Modern Cuban cuisine

The Continental Mid-Town
Price: $$
1801 Chestnut St (14-minute walk from the Marriott)
Martinis and tapas, featuring teriyaki chicken skewers, Calamari salad, and lobster mashed potatoes

Talula's Garden
Price: $$$
210 W Washington Square (15-minute walk from the Marriott)
American featuring fish, steak, and vegetable dishes

Barclay Prime
Price: $$$$
237 S 18th St (18-minute walk from the Marriott)

Price: $$$
325 Chesnut St (18-minute walk from the Marriott)
Asian cuisine

City Tavern
Price: $$$
138 S 2nd St (23-minute walk from the Marriott)
American dining in an 18th-century historic tavern with three wine cellars

Hotel Restaurants at the Marriott Downtown Philadelphia

13 Restaurant
Monday-Sunday 6:30 AM-10 PM
215 625 2900
American dining, including breakfast buffet, steak, seafood, burgers, and a bar. Open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner

Monday-Sunday 5 PM to 2 AM
215 625 2900
A bar featuring signature cocktails with light snacks and appetizers

215 625 2900

Graduate Student Caucus Dining List

The Graduate Student Caucus compiles a list of restaurants and cafés near the convention hotel with reasonable prices, friendly to graduate student wallets. Please visit the Caucus web site for this and other information as March 2021 draws nearer.

Sunday Business Meeting and Brunch

Book your hotel and flight for Philadelphia through Sunday to enjoy our Business Meeting and Brunch on the last day of the convention!