University City Dining Days Returns September 19th-October 4th

An image for University City Dining Days featuring a colorful assortment of food
Sep 09, 2020 18 days ago

University City Dining Days, our popular restaurant promotion, returns this year with new dates and new deals to showcase West Philadelphia’s diverse restaurant scene and to offer support to an industry severely impacted by COVID-19. In addition to the typical Dining Days option of three courses for a set price, local restaurants will offer alternate deals including to-go cocktails, special add-ons, and takeout options, all perfect for picnics in the neighborhood’s beautiful public spaces. This year's Dining Days promotion will run longer than usual, from September 19th through October 4th, giving diners plenty of time to visit old favorites or try something new!

University City’s culinary scene is one of the most eclectic and robust in Philadelphia, with a mix of family-owned and signature restaurants run by renowned local and national chefs. University City is also known for its wide mix of international establishments, with restaurants specializing in cuisines from India, Ethiopia, China, Argentina, the Philippines, Mexico, and more. This year, Dining Days will feature choices for takeout, outdoor dining, or indoor dining, where applicable. Available options include three courses for a set price, free add-ons for orders over a certain price threshold, and deals on make-at-home kits and takeout beer and cocktails. Nearly 30 restaurants are participating in Dining Days, including returning favorites like White Dog Cafe, Distrito, and Vientiane, and newcomers like Kusina Philly, Loco Pez, and Booker’s.

To kick off Dining Days, we're hosting a socially-distanced picnic this Sunday, September 20th in Clark Park! From 5-7 PM, we'll have an outdoor dining area set up in the park near the southwest corner of 43rd and Chester. Order takeout from a local restaurant and enjoy giveaways from Ice Cave plus energetic brass band music from Red Hot Ticket, the band of local musicians you may know from their frequent performances during the Dollar Stroll. 

For the duration of Dining Days, we're encouraging neighbors and visitors to order takeout from participating University City Dining Days restaurants and enjoy your meal in our beautiful parks and public spaces. Click below to view the map and plan your next picnic. When dining in public spaces, please be respectful, observe curfews and social distancing guidelines, and make sure to take all trash with you when you're finished so our parks can look great for the entire neighborhood to enjoy.

For a complete list of participating restaurants and specials, and to make reservations for outdoor or indoor dining, visit Due to new rules and regulations, we are asking all diners to please be respectful and courteous customers. When visiting restaurants, please wear a mask, practice social distancing, and keep your hands clean. Help keep other diners and restaurant staff safe and healthy! If you or anyone in your party is experiencing symptoms, please stay home.



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