Philadelphia restaurants finally reopened with outdoor seating on Friday, June 12 with a weekend of blue skies and perfect temperatures.
Officially, only restaurants with licenses for sidewalk or patio seating were able to open immediately. Restaurants without a license can apply for a few different options, such as street closures or sidewalk cafes. Some restaurants might even opt for turning their curbside parking area into a small dining area, an arrangement that the city is dubbing a “streetery.”
Despite restrictions and health/safety guidelines, it was still a beautiful weekend to get outside and enjoy a variety of Philadelphia cuisine after months of takeout.
Below are photos of just a few Philadelphia restaurants that are open for outdoor dining at this time. To see a list of restaurants offering al freco dining, along with more seasonal favorites, visit our 2020 Summer Guide HERE.