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Dick's Picks: Restaurants on or near Campus

Sansom Street

Bubble Tea House

3404 Sansom St.
(215) 243-0804

I've never tried the bubble tea, but the food is good. The menu includes Asian selections as well as sandwiches and soup.

New Deck Tavern

3408 Sansom St.
(215) 386-4600

Better than average pub food. Can be heavily populated with students and a bit noisy, but hey, some of us like that.


3636 Sansom St.
(215) 387-1803

Trendy decor. Both times I've eaten here, I've felt as if I'd stumbled onto the set of Kubrick's 2001. Pan-asian cuisine, with sushi-moving along the bar on a conveyor belt. Atmosphere possibly better than the food, which seems a bit high-priced, but the restaurant is very popular.

La Terrasse

3432 Sansom St.
(215) 386-5000

A white-tablecloth restaurant with a diverse menu. I was taken out to lunch here a few weeks ago with some development people.

White Dog

3420 Sansom St.
(215) 386-9224

Good traditional food, moderately priced.



3630 Lancaster Ave.
(215) 222-8042

A fine Thai restaurant. A bit more of a walk (ten minutes, tops; north on 36th to Lancaster, then turn right), but worth it.


3608 Chestnut St.
(215) 382-6221

Japanese/Korean cuisine. I usually select Korean dishes when I eat here.



3714 Spruce St.
(215) 222-5242

Good Chinese food served in booths that hold no more than four. Not much atmosphere, but the food is good and reasonably priced.

On Campus

Houston Market

Lower Level Houston Hall
3417 Spruce Street
(215) 746-6071

For those interested in the student dining experience. A moderately priced food court with several stations on the ground floor of Houston Hall.