On my latest trip in the city of brotherly love, I ventured into Independence Mall and Old City and wondered if there was a place within Old City that is cheap where I can get a bite to eat. With all of the high end bars and restaurants that engulf Market St., people (mainly tourists) put in a ton of money dining at those bars and restaurants. Yet, you can walk only about four blocks south on 5th st. to reach South St. for some more reasonably priced bars and restaurants.
Within that block, there is a little restaurant on the lower level that features the smell of pizza and the sound of the grill. That place is Jules Pizza and Grill on 5th and South Sts. Given it was a Friday when I went, I decided to try them out for dinner that night. Normally, Jules is closed on Mondays and open Tuesday-Sunday from noon until 11pm. Jules has the look of a classic dinner feel without waiters and waitresses that I would usually expect from an Italian establishment.
In just seven and a half months of their existence, Jules continues to be a restaurant that tourists and residents alike will come to get a piece of pizza for lunch or dinner or even to try one of their Strombolis or steak sandwiches. Their menu is online if someone wanted to do pickup. With the emergence of countless eating and delivery apps such as Uber Eats and Postmates, this restaurant can deliver to more people than ever before. As I entered the restaurant, I noticed that the menu was written out on blackboards with chalk above the grills. They have a variety of great food ranging from slices of pizza to hoagies to wraps.
Since I am a college student, I am perpetually broke, so I went with the two slices of pizza deal with a soda on the side. All for just $5. Just what I would have expected from an Italian restaurant like Jules; the quality and service have met my expectations and then some. Besides having the pizza slice combo deal, there are other combo deals that Jules offers. For instance, at lunch time from eleven in the morning to three in the afternoon, Jules offers specials that are price reasonably between $7.99 and $8.99 respectively. They include cheese steak and french fries, chicken cheese steak and french fries, cheeseburger or turkey and cheese with french fries and four pieces of chicken fingers and french fries.
Not only does Jules have lunch specials, their appetizers are also inexpensive. They offer french fries, onion rings, mozzarella sticks, cheese fries, and more. There is always one type of appetizer or entree that people like in one way or another at Jules. In regards to the restaurant itself, a small quiet setting that allows the patron to enjoy in peace or have quality time with friends is just as satisfying as the food and drink itself. Jules Pizza and Grill is on 5th and South Streets in the Old City section of Philadelphia; another great restaurant that fits the vibe of the city of brotherly love.