Next to the towering City Hall at the top of South Broad Street, the self-proclaimed “fresh fish authority,” McCormick & Schmick’s stands proud in the heart of Philadelphia. Over 30 varieties of fresh seafood is flown in daily from around the globe, and although these restaurants are located across the nation each one offers local specialties.

In Philly, it’s the classic fried oysters and chicken salad for lunch as well as a selection of microbrews from Philadelphia’s own Yards Brewing Company that make this seafood joint unique. M&S has grown a reputation over the years for their famous Happy Hour – offering bar food six nights a week for only $1.95. And it’s hard not to be curious about this clever take on the classic Philly cheesesteak – The Philly Tuna Cheesesteak features Ahi Tuna, Onions, Peppers and Melted Provolone.

This downtown hot spot is a great place to eat before a show (since it’s located on the Avenue of the Arts) or meet with friends for a drink. The dark mahogany walls, handcrafted stained glass ceilings and mosaic tiled floors will have you sitting back and relaxed in no time.

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