700 Chestnut St., 215/223-5663,
HOURS: Mon.–Thurs. 11 a.m.–midnight, Fri. 11 a.m.–1 a.m.,
Sat. 10 a.m.–1 a.m., Sun. 10 a.m.–11 p.m.
COST: Most entrées between $10–20
With its Brady Bunch–inspired decor, Jones is the homiest outpost in local restauranteur Stephen Starr’s vast and trendy gastronomic empire.
hag carpeting and stone fireplaces set the tone, but while the interior takes its cues from ’70s suburbia, it didn’t have anything like this in the way of food or friendly waitstaff.
The reasonably priced comfort food includes some decidedly contemporary twists. Alongside mashed potatoes, meatloaf, and fried chicken and waffles, you can find pistachio-crusted tilapia and Seared Tuna Tacos.
There’s also a good selection of tasty if overpriced drinks, including the Happy, the Hound Dog, and the Morning Glory.
© Karrie Gavin from Moon Philadelphia, 1st Edition