Top Family Style Restaurants In Philadelphia

September 9, 2016 6:00 AM

Who wants chicken fingers and fries? Who prefers spaghetti and meatballs? And of course who doesn’t enjoy homemade meatloaf? It is always a challenge to get the family to agree on what’s for dinner. So venture out to a top Philadelphia family-style dining spot where there is plenty of food to go around to satisfy everyone’s craving. Pile into the family car and take a ride to your nearest family-style restaurant. Go for the food and stay for the family memories.

615 Chestnut St.
Philadelphia, PA 19106
(215) 928-0900

LaScala’s has Italian-American home style just like Grandma used to make. Locals and visitors alike just can’t get enough of the delicious and plentiful offerings like hand-tossed pizza, homemade ravioli or baked lasagna. Whether for Sunday dinner, workday lunch or late night snack, your taste buds and stomach will thank you. Reasonably priced with hearty portions, there is nothing like family-time, family style to bring everyone together for dinner or a special occasion.

700 Black Horse Pike
West Collingswood Heights, NJ 08059
(856) 456-7911

A family favorite in the South Jersey restaurant scene, Rexy’s is a dependable stop for lunch or dinner. With generous portions, family-style is no problem if you are dining with family, children or friends. Offering their signature Mama’s Lasagna, Vesuvius sweet Italian sausage with broccoli rabe or Mussels Rosso, you will want to make sure you leave room to taste everything everyone at your table orders. Generous sides like bistro fries, roasted potatoes and spinach round out your dining experience.

The Pop Shop
729 Haddon Ave.
Collingswood, NJ 08108
(856) 869-0111

Remember when mom used to call down the street for you to come inside for dinner, and everyone sat around the table to share family time? Step behind The Pop Shop’s stainless steel doors, and you will be immersed in bubble gum colors and bold photo murals while listening to the 1954 Seeburg jukebox. Make family-style memorable for your kids and grand-kids with all-day breakfasts, build your own burgers or try one of their 30 different grilled cheese sandwiches. Portions are big enough to share around the table or take home as left-overs.

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Sweet Lucy’s Smokehouse
7500 State Road
Philadelphia, PA 19136
(215) 333-9663

If you and your family are fixin’ for some of Philly’s finest and best tasting BBQ, then look no further than Sweet Lucy’s Smokehouse. Family-style is finger lickin’ good with salads, side dishes, desserts and barbeque. All are homemade daily, and their freshly brewed tea will quench any thirst. Eat-in, take-out and catering, your family will savor the taste. Mondays are buffet-style; kids under 5 eat free and ages 6-10 eat half price.

City Tavern
138 S. 2nd St.
Philadelphia, PA 19106
(215) 413-1443

City Tavern offers family-style with the founding fathers in historic Old City. Kids of all ages will enjoy this revolutionary dining experience topped with powered wigs and tri-cornered hats. Step back in time as your colonial waiter or waitress serves up family portions of turkey pot pie, grilled chicken breast or a colonial version of lasagna featuring meat and cheese pie. You can’t go wrong with grilled ham and cheese or the olde English favorite fish and chips.

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