Gather your group for an unforgettable meal at one of these Philadelphia restaurants, breweries and bars.

Philadelphia is known for its marked the culinary sceneimpressive set international cuisineand iconic local dishes. Below are just a few of the many eateries that host groups – large or small – allowing each of your parties to enjoy the flavors of the city in an efficient and affordable way.

Your group can enjoy authentic Philadelphia Cheese Steak from Philly Cheesesteaks Campo’s Cheese Steaks in the Old Town. Photo by K. Huff for PHLCVB.

Take a look at the traditional Philadelphia cheese steak and other local flavors Campo’s Philly Cheese Steaks in the Old Town. Located a short walk from the top historic district attractions such as Independence Hall and Museum of the American Revolutionthe family offers gourmets packed lunches for groups which include cheese steaks and hags – with vegan and gluten-free options available – as well as other Philadelphia-only snacks such as Tastykakes and Peanut Chews, all individually packaged and labeled to help tour operators easily distribute food. Campo group meals can be picked up directly from the store, eaten at a restaurant or delivered to nearby places. For more information, Click here.

With the help of world-renowned designer Pietro Del Vaglio Studio, the Positano Coast – an award-winning Italian and seafood restaurant, bar, lounge, event space and outdoor restaurant – has undergone renovations that were completed in early 2022. Photo by Adrian Martin.

Additional lunch options for groups in and around the Old Town include Positano Coast, where seasonal Italian dishes are available in the group menu with inclusive prices, and they can be served indoors or outdoors on the second floor of the restaurant. More Italian dishes in the Old Town await Italian Spasso Grill, with a beautiful living room for groups and a banquet hall, complete with its own bar. Nearby, Plow and stars presents a menu of favorite Irish pubs (think: traditional fish with chips, shepherd’s pie, Irish ham and Angus beef casserole stewed in Guinness) in a two-level space with a balcony on the second floor, perfect for groups.

McGillin’s Old Ale House. Photo by K. Huff for PHLCVB. Photo by K. Huff for PHLCVB.

Located within walking distance of major attractions such as Love the park and Market Terminals Reading, McGillin’s Old Ale House – The oldest permanent tavern in Philadelphia – is a historic place for groups in the city center. Pouring pints from 1860, McGillin’s can host groups in its second-floor dining room, equipped with a private bar where your group can enjoy a menu of classic Irish pub dishes and a list of exclusive beers brewed in collaboration with Pennsylvania’s own beer. Tröegs Independent Brewing. For more information, Click here.

TIP: Be sure to try The Emerald Isle sandwich – McGillin’s summary of Philadelphia cheesecake – made from corned beef and cheddar cheese.

Tray in the desert in Little Italy Magjana. Photo courtesy of Little Italy Magjana.

Less than a quarter, Little Italy Magjana can accommodate groups of 8 to 200 people, with private banquet venues available for large parties. Them menu chicken, seafood, pasta and more, available with three dishes for lunch and dinner at different prices. For more information on planning a group visit to Maggiano’s, Click here. Fogu de Chao Philadelphia is housed in the historic Caldwell Jewelry Building south of City Hall in Center City. Brazilian steakhouse can host groups in a semi-private setting in the main dining room or in one of them private dining roomswith a menu that can cater to special needs such as vegan, vegetarian or gluten-free menu items.

There are plenty of places to gather your group at the 70,000-square-foot Yards Brewing Company, including an indoor garage near the main appliance or outside under the brewery’s large fermentation tanks. Photo courtesy of Yards Brewery.

У Northern Liberties, Yards Brewing Company can accommodate groups at their 70,000-square-foot brewery, which has features several group-ready settingssuch as Garage, capable of accommodating 60 people in cocktail style and with a pool table, darts and shuffleboard. Here, your group can sip local mousse cooked on site, enjoying a menu of soups, salads, appetizers and sandwiches, including egg steaks with cheese steak, chicken cheese steak and a Yards IPA pretzel served with Philly Pale Ale beer. As a bonus, Yards has space in its parking lot to accommodate buses and coaches. To learn more, Click here.

Xfinity Live! offers your group an exciting atmosphere for your next date. Photo courtesy of Xfinity Live!

In South Philadelphia, Xfinity Live! can accommodate groups of any size from 20 to 6,000 people. Conveniently located near the stadiums, on Xfinity Live! your group will be just a short walk from Citizens Bank Park, Lincoln Financial Field and the Wells Fargo Center, which offers stunning views of the Philadelphia skyline. The unique Xfinity Live! offers unparalleled facilities for private events and an exciting alternative to the standard banquet hall. From corporate events to sports parties, Xfinity live! this is a great place for any band.

Lunches on site and packed lunch options

Looking for lunch ideas for your group? Here are some tips to help you plan your trip. Some local restaurants, venues and attractions offer on-site group lunches or packed lunches.

Restaurants and facilities that offer on-site lunches or packed lunches:

Attractions where you can eat on site or packed lunch:

To learn more about group lunches in Philadelphia, get a complete list of group lunch destinations and help plan your group tour, contact the Philadelphia Convention and Visitors Bureau. For additional resources for traveling in Philadelphia, Click here.

Cover photo: Group lunch at Fogo de Chão Philadelphia. Photo courtesy of Fogo de Chao.

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