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Have Some Heart: Top Artichoke Dip In Philadelphia

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There are some cravings that absolutely, positively must be satisfied. In the winter, many crave the creamy, hearty flavors of delicious artichoke dip. And when you absolutely, positively must have it, it’s best to go out and get it at a Philadelphia restaurant that’s known for having the best. Here are our picks for the top spots for artichoke dip in the area.

Mission Grill

1835 Arch St.
Philadelphia, PA 19103
(215) 636-9550

Hours: Mon-Fri: 11:30a.m.-2a.m. Sat: 5p.m.-2a.m.
Price: $15
Mission Grill in the Logan Square area of Philadelphia makes a blue crab and artichoke dip served with manchego crisp (a yummy type of aged cheese from Spain), and toasted pita bread. To complement the dip, diners can also choose from a full wine list and tequilas from around the world.

Cosi 
Click here for Philadelphia-area locations
Hours vary by location
Price: $7.19
www.getcosi.com
On the “shareables” part of its menu, Cosi features a spinach and artichoke dip spread on Cosi bread triangles for a budget-friendly price. With over 12 locations throughout the Philadelphia area, this is the perfect place to your get dip fix. If you’re still hungry, choose from hand-tossed salads, soups and sandwiches served on flatbread to enjoy after your appetizer.

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Earth Bread + Brewery

7136 Germantown Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19119
(215) 242- 6666

Hours: Sun-Thurs: 5 p.m.-9:30 p.m.; Fri-Sat: 5p.m.-10:30p.m.
Bar opens daily at 4:30 p.m.-12a.m.
Price: $8.50

In the East Mount Airy neighborhood, Earth Bread + Brewery is a hip spot to get house-brewed craft beers, flatbreads with toppings and the dip of the day—which is oftentimes the tasty artichoke—for a reasonable price. While you’re there, be sure to check out the rotating art display. Talented area artists have installations at Earth Bread + Brewery, which change every two months.

Related: Best local Philadelphia breweries

Maggiano’s Little Italy
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Hours vary by location
Price: Under $10
www.maggianos.com
For many Philadelphians, Maggiano’s spinach and artichoke al forno, priced under $10, is a local favorite.  With artichoke hearts, spinach, tomatoes and asiago cheese, all bubbly and hot served with crispy foccacia, dip lovers can’t go wrong.

Pizza Rustica-La Pizzeria Café

3602 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
(215) 895-3490

Price: $7.99
Hours: Mon-Wed: 11 a.m.-11 p.m.; Thurs-Sat: 11 a.m-12 a.m.; Sun: 5 p.m.-10 p.m.
At Pizza Rustica in University City, a fan-favorite is the fire roasted artichoke dip . To keep in line with the café’s Italian cuisine, the dip is served hot with traditional pizza bread. Cappuccino, coffee, wine and beer lovers can also enjoy the tea time/happy hour Monday through Saturday from 3 to 5 p.m.

Related: Best pizza in Philadelphia

WineO

477 Poplar St.
Philadelphia, PA 19123
(215) 925-0999

Hours: Tuesday-Sunday: 5 p.m.-2 a.m.
If you’re looking for a really cheap dip, you can’t do better than WineO in the Northern Liberties section of Philadelphia, where every table gets artichoke dip and pita bread. WineO serves fresh Mediterranean-American inspired dishes using the freshest ingredients straight from the Italian market.

Related: Top wine bars in Philadelphia

McCormick & Schmick’s Seafood Restaurant

1 South Broad St.
Philadelphia, PA 19107
(215) 568-6888

Price: $9.90
The crab, shrimp and artichoke dip at McCormick and Schmick’s at South Broad is quite popular. Served with pita chips and pico de gallo, the dip is a mainstay at this Philadelphia institution. Diners can also enjoy a large selection of fresh seafood, which is delivered to the restaurant multiple times throughout the day.

Related: Best seafood in Philadelphia

New Deck Tavern

3408 Sansom St.
Philadelphia, PA 19104
(215) 386-4600

Hours: 11 a.m. – 2 a.m. Daily
Price: $7.50

Fans rave about the spinach-artichoke dip at New Deck Tavern in University City, which is served hot and bubbly with tortilla chips for an affordable price. Enjoy the dip with a massive array of imported draft beers and one of the largest collections of single malt scotch in Philly. The dip is also available at New Deck Tavern’s sister restaurant, Slaìnte, at 3000 Market St.

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Trish Deitemyer is a freelance writer living in Philadelphia. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.