University City Dining Days will return this year from Thursday, July 12th through Sunday, July 22nd.  Below is a list of 2018's participating restaurants, which includes some of the hottest new spots in University City. Stay tuned for menus and reservation links.

University City is home to some of the most innovative and diverse dining options in the region. From exceptional craft beer bars to celebrity chef restaurants to cozy BYOBs, University City’s international dining scene features dishes from India, Ethiopia, China, Vietnam, and beyond.

During Dining Days, participating restaurants offer a pre-fixe three-course dinner special for $15, $25 or $35. The discounted price points make it possible to dine at a new location every night, or tour the globe while staying in one of Philadelphia's premier neighborhoods. Dining Days drives traffic to University City restaurants during quieter summer months while introducing new customers to the neighborhood’s exciting and ever-growing dining scene. See the list of participating restaurants below! 

Prices are for dinner only and do not include tax, gratuity or alcohol, and reservations should be made directly through the participating restaurant.


Thank you to our 2018 sponsors:




University City Dining Days


  • Bobby's Burger Palace
  • Dahlak
  • Dock Street Brewery
  • Kabobeesh
  • New Deck Tavern 
  • New Delhi
  • Pattaya Restaurant
  • Slainte Pub&Grill
  • Thai Singha House
  • Vientiane Café
  • Vietnam Café


  • 48th Street Grille
  • Baby Blues BBQ
  • Bridgewater's Pub
  • Clarkville
  • Copabanana University City
  • coZara
  • Dim Sum House
  • Distrito
  • Han Dynasty
  • JG Domestic
  • Landmark Americana
  • Sabrina's Café
  • Sangkee Noodle House
  • The Farmacy Rx
  • Tipsy Bistro
  • World Café Live
  • Zavino University City


  • Bernie's University City
  • City Tap House
  • CO-OP
  • Danlu
  • Louie Louie
  • Pod
  • Walnut Street Café
  • White Dog Cafe 

For general event inquiries, contact Margaret Leidy Starke, Event Planner at 215.243.0555 x227 or [email protected].

To learn about sponsorship opportunities for Dining Days 2017, contact Sarah Davis, Director of Development at 215.243.0555 x226 or [email protected].