McMenamin's Tavern, Philadelphia
McMenamin's is an old neighborhood pub that grew up into a real nice place to eat. 13 rotating taps of wonderful microbrews (no Bud) and a varied menu make this a great place to go. Also immediately across the street is North by Northwest - a jazz place with pretty good food as well.
Favorite Dish: Scallops and ?pasta? in a spicy creamy sauce; menu rotates by the whim of the chef.