Where to Eat & Stay

The Eatery
Come visit The Eatery. Our newly renovated space will delight you with a diverse menu with a wellness focus.  The menu features a number of kid-friendly items such as hand-breaded chicken tenders, soft pretzels made in-house, freshly tossed pizzas, and hamburgers with fresh beef. For the more sophisticated palates, we offer a number of fresh salads, grilled sandwiches, and bowls. Our meals have a focus on local, organic, sustainable ingredients using unprocessed meats, fresh vegetables, and fresh fruits. 

The Franklin Institute Café
All new café offerings are now available, featuring an assortment of sandwiches, salads, and beverages—plus freshly-baked snacks, including homemade cookies and giant soft pretzels. The café is located in the Ticketing area, with indoor and outdoor seating options. Open during museum hours.

You are welcome to bring a picnic to enjoy in our Science Park.  Science Park is open seasonally, weather permitting.

There are a variety of local options available within walking distance.  You may re-enter the museum as long as you have your ticket.

Local Restaurants

Buena Onda
Tacos, $$
1901 Callowhill St.
Outdoor dining available
Alcoholic beverages available
*Show your TFI ticket for 10% off your bill!

Con Murphy's
Irish, Pubs, Sports Bars, $$
1700 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Outdoor dining available, walk-ins and reservations
Alcoholic beverages available
​*Show your TFI ticket for 10% off your bill!  Applies to food only.

Kite & Key
American, $$
1836 Callowhill St.
Outdoor dining available
Alcoholic beverages available

Misconduct Tavern
Bar, Burgers, $$ 
1801 John F Kennedy Blvd.
Outdoor dining available
Alcoholic beverages available

Moustaki Gyro
Greek, $$
161 N. 21st St.
Outdoor dining available
No alcoholic beverages available

Old Nelson Food Co
Deli, Sandwiches, $
1833 John F Kennedy Blvd.
Outdoor dining available, deli style, limited availability
Alcoholic beverages available

Pete's Famous Pizza
Pizza, Chicken Wings, Pasta, $
115 N. 21st St.
Outdoor dining available, limited availability
Alcoholic beverages available
​*Show your TFI ticket for 10% off your bill!

Pizzeria Vetri
Pizza, Italian, $$
1939 Callowhill St.
Outdoor dining available, walk-ins and reservations
Alcoholic beverages available

Sabrina's Cafe
Breakfast & Brunch, American, $$
1804 Callowhill Street
Outdoor dining available, Saturday and Sunday Only, walk-ins, Waitlist available
No alcoholic beverages

Urban Farmer
American, Steakhouse, $$$
1850 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Outdoor Dining Available, walk-ins and reservations
Alcoholic beverages available

Local Hotels
The Logan Philadelphia Hotel

Philadelphia’s most beloved hotel has undergone a complete transformation. Welcome to the reborn, re-imagined and refined cosmopolitan hotel of Philadelphia. The Logan is a social magnet, infused with a confident, contemporary, and artistic point of view. A special enclave for business and leisure travelers alike, nowhere else gets you as close to all the action in Philadelphia, or if you choose, providing all you need so you never need leave the hotel. A vibrant hub, here lies Philadelphia’s true heart and soul of the city, teeming with extraordinary people and unique experiences.

The Logan Philadelphia Hotel

Sonesta Philadelphia Rittenhouse Square

Stay artfully when in Philly. Sonesta Philadelphia Rittenhouse Square has 439 guest rooms including 25 suites that can accommodate families. Located on the corner of 18th& Market Streets, just a few blocks away from the Franklin Institute, stay in the center of it all. The hotel is steps away from Philadelphia’s favorite restaurants, attractions, shopping and entertainment venues, museums and historic attractions. Guests of the hotel enjoy complimentary high speed wireless internet, access to our 24 hour fitness center, business center, and seasonal rooftop heated pool open Memorial Day – Labor Day. Stroll through the lobby art gallery, curated by Philadelphia’s Center for Emerging Visual Artists or admire our 22 story mural on the front of our art hotel created by the world renown City of Philadelphia’s Mural Art Program. Dine and sip artfully in ArtBar. Located off the lobby serving breakfast and evening small, shared and sweet plates and cocktails featuring a daily happy hour.

Guests can go to www.Sonesta.com/Philadelphia

The Rittenhouse

Less than a mile from the Franklin Institute, The Rittenhouse is a standout among luxury hotels in Philadelphia’s Center City, offering visitors a Forbes Four Star experience with well-appointed rooms and suites, world-class service, and the most desirable location in town. From fine dining culinary experiences to our relaxing salt water pool and rejuvenating treatments from the spa, our Rittenhouse Square luxury hotel offers personalized experiences and provides the perfect balance of sophistication and relaxation for families, business travelers, and romantic vacationers alike. Stay and enjoy the invigorating charm and rich history of Rittenhouse Square, one of Philadelphia’s most beloved destinations.