Philadelphia/Northeast

Northeast Philadelpia is a more residential area of the city, although it is home to burgeoning Russian, Brazilian, and Indian communities and restaurants. Northeast Philly is home to Franklin Mills Mall, claimed to be the most visited attraction in Pennsylvania.

18 things to do

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Steve's Steaks

A contender with the many other infamous cheese steak houses in Philadelphia, Steve's Steaks is a wholesome neighborhood cheese steak spot in Lawndale owned and Operated by native Steve Iliescu and his family. In 1992,1998, 2005, and 2007, Steve's was voted "Best Cheesesteak" by Philadelphia Magazine. On November 27th 1998, the Philadelphia Eagles decided to make the world’s largest cheese steak for the Guinness Book of World Records. The steak itself was 365 feet long and was made by 22 local cheese steak restaurants, all competing to be the best of the biggest. Ultimately, Steve's was crowned the winner.

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Blue Ox Bistro

Just north of Lawndale in Fox Chase, this popular restaurant is home to a wide variety of beers-at least ten brands on tap-as well as regional and national craft bottle beers and Belgian and German imports. German favorites such as beef roulade and schnitzel are the anchors to the Ox’s exquisite menu. If German entrees do not tickle your fancy, there are plenty of other choices from the Ox's collection of salads, sandwiches and continental entrees. And of course, your youngsters are always welcome to utilize the children’s menu.

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Nick's Roast Beef

A neighborhood tavern most well-known for its legendary roast beef sandwiches, Nick's Roast Beef has undergone its fair share of development since its humble beginnings in 1969. Lawndale locals flock to this friendly neighborhood pub and restaurant located on Cottman Avenue. A welcoming and friendly atmosphere combined with great food and fun makes Nick's Roast Beef a fine location to wine and dine.

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Burholme Park

Burholme Park is a public park that provides playing fields for sport organizations. The property is home to three baseball diamonds, a football field, and three soccer fields. Burholme also contains a playground and is very popular for sledding because of its large and distinct hill. The park is situated next to Jeanes Hospital as well as a mini-golf and driving range facility.

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Roosevelt Mall

A shopping district that includes a multitude of outlets that will meet each and every one of your shopping needs. Stores located in the mall include Macy's, Verizon Wireless, Hot Topic, J&J Tattoos, Shogun III Hibachi Restaurant, CVS, GNC, Foot Locker, ToysRus, Modells, Wings2Go, Hallmark, Salerno Pizzeria, Best Buy, Staples, Mandee, and Wine&Spirits.

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Artifax

Artifax is a producer and distributor of fine tobacco and accessories, conveniently located just around the corner from Steve's: Prince of Steaks. Although small, Artifax is a discrete shop one can go to if inclined to purchase any type of tobacco product or accessory, from plain old cigarette tobacco to intricate and extravagant glass pipes.

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Brunswick Zone

If you were looking for more than the average bowling alley then you would be interested in Brunswick Zone which is located on Street Road in Feasterville. Only minutes away from the Franklin Mills Mall, it has bowling, an arcade, laser tag, pool tables, bar and lounge, and food! The Brunswick Zone is always a good time!

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Thunderbird Lanes

Bowling is always a good time! If you are looking for an old school family bowling alley then thunderbird lanes is the place for you! Located on Holme Ave they have cosmo, karaoke bowling every Friday night from 12:30- 3:30 am as well as discount bowling throughout the week!

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Franklin Mills

If you are a shopper then you have picked the right place to shop! In the Far Northeast is the Franklin Mills Mall which is a huge outlet mall. Located on Knights Road, Franklin Mills Mall is home to over 200 stores, X-games skate park, restaurants, and movie theatre

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Flyers Skate Zone

Comly Road. Here in the two rink facility they have public hockey, birthday parties, public skating, and hockey leagues. Besides two rinks there also is a pro-shop, snack bar, and an arcade.

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Benny the Bum's

"THE" seafood capitol of the Northeast. The atmosphere is casual, upbeat, and definitely fun, decorated with antiques, period signage, and collectible memorabilia. A real crabhouse.


Pat's Shamrock Sports Grill

Is located at Cottman and Frankford in the heart of an Irish section called Mayfair and is always a good stop for a good bite to eat or some live entertainment.

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The Devon Theater for the Performing Arts

Formerly an old, tiny movie theater closed down about a decade ago, the Devon has recently been renovated and now shows plays, concerts, comedians, and more.

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Chickie's and Pete's

Nationally recognized as one of the top sports bar's in America. The Roosevelt Blvd. location is larger than the Frankford Ave.

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Chink's Steaks

The ultimate cheesesteak since 1949. A great (to some, superior) alternative to Pat's or Geno's. 6030 Torresdale Ave.

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Twistee Treat

A little building shaped like an ice cream cone.

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Wissinoming Park

Frankford and Cheltenham Ave

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About Philadelphia/Northeast

The Northeast is notable for bargain shopping, Northeast Philadelphia is home to Franklin Mills Mall, with many popular brands having large outlet stores there. The Far Northeast is the farthest north you can get in Philadelphia without leaving the city. This section is mostly residential and somewhat suburban in character, with some light industrial parks. The lower portion of the Northeast tends to have a more dense, urban feel. The Pennypack portions of Fairmount Park run through the Northeast and the Far Northeast. '''Port Richmond''' is largely populated by people of Polish and Irish decent. Known for various Polish businesses as well as restaurants. This section of the city is known for its authentic Polish cuisine. Many different grade schools, public and parochial, are in Port Richmond. This area of the city is very convenient to Center City, Olde City, South Philly, the Northeast, as well as New Jersey via the Betsy Ross Bridge. Access to the El as well as the trolley and bus routes also make this area a great place to live and commute to different areas of the city. Affordable housing is also a perk of the Port Richmond area. This neighborhood is made up of mostly row homes and various types of apartments. Many businesses thrive along Aramingo Ave, which is a heavy populated avenue in this neighborhood. '''Lawndale''' is a diverse, residential neighborhood located between Cottman Avenue and Rising Sun Avenue/Roosevelt Boulevard.


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