Santucci's has great pizza. My younger little ones had to be assured that because it was round instead of square it was still pizza but once tasted everyone loves it. They are a bit more pricey then other pizza places but so worth a try. They do offer quite a bit on their menu so you are sure to find something you like but definitely try the pizza.
PROS: Great Pizza
CONS: Bit pricey
I love french fries and the ones offered here are so good. They have the crispy textured outside that I can not find anywhere else. They also have great family deals during the week and everyday specials. The pizza tends to be a bit on the greasy side but still good none the less. We order from here quite frequently and delivery time is quite fast.
The palace is a relatively large skating rink located in northeast philly. It is a nice place to take the kids as they always have tons of fun. You can either bring your skates or rent them. Their prices are very reasonable. They also offer food and they have a gift shop.
My family and I have been visiting this library for years. We all love it. It is a smaller sized library in the northeast. The staff is just awesome. They are always willing to help you find whatever you need and if they don't have it they are very helpful with finding and reserving the item. The children's librarian is very nice and is very knowledgeable particularly if your child attends a neighborhood school and has a reading list. This location is actually behind the mall so you may have to look a bit to find it.
This used to be a very good school. Unfortunately the neighborhood has deteriorated so badly that the school is no longer a good option for students. I will say they handle discipline within the school well however outside the school is a big issue. There are many cases of bullying and students often have altercations.
Jim's steaks has pretty good food at slightly higher then average prices. They are very accessible as they are located in the Cottman Mall away from the foot traffic. I stop by sometimes simply for the cheese fries. They do get quite busy during the weekends especially in the summer but foot traffic moves quickly.
PROS: Good food
CONS: Slightly higher prices
Sweet Lucy's is the best BBQ restaurant in Philly. It's real barbecue cooked in a wood burning pit not in an oven then slather with BBQ sauce. Their menu is straightforward and offers a variety of meat plus all the fixings. You get all the flavor and options at a wallet friendly price.
PROS: Great food
My husband has a pretty basic prescription and needed a pair of glasses just when working. We took his prescription to Eye options because they had the best price of the frames and lenses he wanted. Originally we were told 3 days but it ended up taking over a week and even then the prescription was off. Ended up replacing the lenses but it was still a good deal on the frames.
My children have attended this school for several years and I have always been happy with the teachers and the environment. The only drawback is that it only goes up to sixth grade and choices after that are very limited. My children have loved their time here and the staff have always been very nice. Also the principal is not usually involved except in discipline issues however the support staff is so wonderful you don't miss her.
PROS: Great staff
CONS: Principal not involved
If you are hungering for Mexican food and I mean real Mexican food not the national brand then Tacos Lucas is definitely the spot for you. They are easily accessible and the food is simply divine! You will not believe the difference when you have authentic Mexican. No matter what you order you can not go wrong and the prices are very good as well!
PROS: Great food