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The Fat Ham

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  • Alcohol: Full Bar
  • Meals Served: Dinner
  • Price: $$
  • Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
  • Hours: Monday through Thursday, 5pm to 10pm; Friday through Saturday, 5pm to 11pm

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The Fat Ham Returns to Philadelphia for One Night

Osteria dining room

Osteria dining room

When Kevin Sbraga closed his Philadelphia restaurants, we lost — among other things — one of the best single dishes in the entire city: Fat Ham’s Nashville hot chicken. Yes, there still exists a Fat Ham at the King of Prussia Mall, and yes, it serves hot chicken, but true hot chicken within Philly’s boundaries? Nada (well, besides Bud & Marilyn’s good-but-not-as-good rendition).

Luckily for us, Sbraga’s bringing his fried bird and other southern spins back to the city for one night later this month.

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Dinners for You and All Your Friends: Feasts Worth Planning Ahead For

The Dump Dinner at Oyster House

The Dump Dinner at Oyster House

Sure it’s fun to order just what you want off of a restaurant’s menu but sometimes the camaraderie of a shared feast is what you’re really hungering for. That’s when a large format meal at one of Philadelphia’s best restaurants is what you have in mind. So gather up some friends and make reservations for these family-style dinners.

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Field Guide: Where to Find the Best Fried Chicken in Philadelphia

Fried Chicken from Fat Ham Philadelphia

Fried chicken from Fat Ham | Photograph by Vanessa Beahn

While Philly isn’t a traditional bastion of poultry excellence, its fried chicken game has gotten strong. Today’s restaurants have innovated, resurrected classic styles, and even won awards for dunking birds. So check out these joints (some new, some old) next time you feel like getting a little fried chicken in you. We give you: the best fried chicken in Philadelphia.

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