PHILADELPHIA, PA. - You can eat grits for breakfast, lunch, and dinner any day of the week. We have put together a few of our favorite local dishes incorporating the popular Southern-style fare from Forsythia, Rex 1516, Sabrina’s Café, and The Twisted Tail.


Get Your Grits On: Philly Chefs Serving Up Gourmet Grits

Forsythia, Old City’s

Contemporary French bar and restaurant helmed by Chef Christopher Kearse take on creative, French-forward twist by incorporating grits into their fan-favorite dish, Escargot. The popular menu item comprises Escargot, Grits, Spiced Hazelnuts, and Foie Gras Jus. It is available for limited indoor dining, outdoor seating, and takeaway. Opening hours: Wednesday through Sunday from 4 – 10 pm. 233 Chestnut Street | 215.644.9395

Rex 1516

home to quality Southern-inspired cuisine, boasts an elevated, New Orleans-inspired version of the classic Southern dish on their all-day menu with Creole BBQ Shrimp & Grits, including House Ham, Green Meadow Farm Cheddar Grits, Creole Sauce, and Grilled Scallions. Available for delivery, takeaway, and expanded outdoor seating. Opening hours: Sunday through Thursday 1 – 8 pm and Friday – Saturday 12 – 9 pm. 1516 South St | 267.319.1366

Sabrina’s Café

The locally grown group of popular breakfast, lunch, and brunch restaurants offers two equally delicious menu items to be enjoyed on National Grits Day. Such as the Ultimate Mexi Scramble. Served with cheesy grits and the classic Shrimp & Grits consisting of Sauteed Shrimp, Garlic, Onion, Pico de Gallo, and Bacon served over Pepper Jack Cheesy Grits topped off with scallions. Available at all open locations for dine-in, takeaway, and delivery. Fairmount, Collingswood, Wynnewood, University City  

The Twisted Tail

The popular Southern-inspired restaurant and bar on Headhouse Square serve up to two flavorful and decadent grits dishes. Such as brunch staple, Cheesy Grits, with Bacon Crumbles, Sharp Cheddar, Egg, and Shrimp & Grits, with Bacon Vinaigrette Scallions, available for limited indoor dining, expanded outdoor seating, and takeaway. Opening hours: Monday through Friday from 4 pm – 12 am, Saturday from 11 am – 12 am, and Sunday from 10 am – 12 am 509 S. 2nd Street | 215.558.2471

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