Philadelphia is known for its cheese steaks and soft pretzels, but it is gaining a reputation for chicken fried steak. This tradition of the south is beginning to make its delicious taste known in the City of Brotherly Love. Delectably referred to as the London Broil of the South, chicken fried steak is a mouth-watering meal for breakfast, lunch or dinner and has everything to do with steak and little to do with chicken.
Honey’s Sit-N-Eat
2101 S. St.
Philadelphia, PA 19146
(215) 732-5130

Ever since co-owner Jeb Woody stepped off a Greyhound bus in Philadelphia in 2000, he craved a staple of his childhood. Tired of freezer-to-fryer imitations, he embarked on a mission to bring real Southern chicken fried steak to Philadelphia. After meeting Ellen Mogell, a veteran of the Philly restaurant scene, the couple fell in love, opened a place a few blocks from where they lived and the rest they say is culinary history. Jeb says he only uses flour, salt, pepper, egg and steak to serve up his pancake-sized delicacy of the south.

Trolley Car Diner
7619 Germantown Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19119
(215) 753-1500

Don’t judge an eatery by its name. Because if you do, you are likely to miss out on classic menu items like homemade meatloaf or chicken croquettes. But it is the chicken friend steak that is a must-have when you sit down in a booth or a table at the Trolley Car Diner. You will have to look long and hard, but you will find it on page eight of their menu. Fresh hand pounded sirloin steak is dipped in seasoned flour, fried golden brown and topped with sage sausage gravy, then completed with mashed potatoes and choice of vegetables.

Silk City Diner And Lounge
435 Spring Garden St.
Philadelphia, PA 19123
(215) 592-8838

Everything old is new again according to Silk City Diner and Lounge, located in one of the bustling parts of Philadelphia. Sure to please your desire for a sure staple of diner food, this is the place to be, especially on the weekend because that is the only time you will be able to get your fixin’ of chicken fried steak. Silk City only serves up the tasty dish complete with eggs on the weekends. A petite filet with country gravy, scrambled eggs, home fries and a buttermilk biscuit will likely cause you to want to come back for more.

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Four Seasons Diner

2811 Cottman Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19149
(215) 331-0797

The seasons come and go, but one thing that is certain is the Country Fried Steak at the Four Seasons Diner. You will have your fork and knife ready at hand to cut into your hearty portion of chicken fried steak. You will brag about how crunchy and meaty the steak is, complete with savory gravy poured on top. Reasonably priced with a family-friendly atmosphere, you will not be disappointed. Consider the salad bar if you want to compliment the CFS, but don’t fill up too much because you want to leave room for the steak, mashed potatoes and string beans.

Brick House Tavern And Tap
2402 Easton Road
Willow Grove, PA 19090
(215) 675-5767

Nothing beats home-style chicken fried steak, and that is exactly what you will find at this Montgomery County eatery. Conveniently located, the Brick House Tavern and Tap is just a ride from all the major highways tucked away in quaint Willow Grove. Whether for lunch, brunch or dinner, your mouth will water for a generous portion of chicken fried steak served up with a side of cheddar mashed potatoes. Hand breaded, crisp-fried and smothered in creamy sausage gravy, your stomach will thank you for the delicious meal.

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