When in Philly, have a bite (and a Latke) at Honey’s Eat ‘n’ Sit

Honey’s Sit ‘n’ Eat
800 N. Fourth Street, Philadelphia, PA 19123
(212) 925-1150.
Open Mon-Fri, 8 am-10 pm; Saturdays, 8 am-9:30 pm and for brunch on Sunday, from 8 am-4:30 pm. CASH ONLY. http://honeys-restaurant.com/

I paid a quick visit to Philadelphia last month for work. My time was limited, but with the emerging food scene in Philly, I definitely wanted to hit a few places.

One of my favorite meals was at Honey’s Eat ‘n’ Sit, a busy neighborhood spot in the historic Northern Liberties area by the Spring Garden stop. The restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch, dinner and weekend brunch. Honey’s is known and liked by locals for their home cooking using organic, locally grown ingredients. On weekdays between 8-10am, they offer a killer bargain breakfast: $3.95 for 2 eggs cooked to your liking, a (must have) Potato Latke, grits or home fries, a bottomless cup of coffee (yay), toast, or your choice of house made buttered Challah, a buttermilk biscuit or corn muffin. Naturally, I had to cash in on this one. My over-easy eggs were perfect, maybe because the eggs at Honey’s are hand gathered from free range chickens in Lancaster County! How can you top that? And when was the last time you ate a delicious Cheese and Onion Potato Latke, that was included in the price of your breakfast? The buttermilk biscuit was fluffy and moist, and though I don’t often use butter, I had to for this occasion because it was just too damn good.

The folks at Honey’s are super attentive. You couldn’t ask for better service or hospitality. The atmosphere at Honey’s is homey and cozy; like a remote location in the country, away from it all. The dining room is warm, not super bright or noisy like most popular eateries. Honey’s is a busy restaurant and there’s almost always a wait for a table. If you’re running late or in a hurry, go solo and sit at the spacious counter, where the eater next to you will automatically chat you up, try to Facebook friend you, offer (his card), a lift to your next destination and some tidbits to other good eats. Good times! Sidebar: Philadelphia peeps are super friendly and will go out of their way to be helpful. Then again, we are in the City of Brotherly Love.

Menu-wise, other breakfast items include omelettes, french toast, pancakes and a breakfast Po boy. For lunch, you can order home-made soups, salads, sandwiches or how about a half pound Black Angus honey burger? It’s a steal for $8.25! I’m also intrigued by the vegetarian chicken fried steak or the Brisket “Frito” Platter. Hungry again and looking forward to my next visit!

Check Honey’s website for daily and dinner specials. http://www.honeys-restaurant.com/

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