Devil's Alley Grill: The devil is in the details

Those looking for a tasty lunch option in Center City would benefit by traveling over to Devil’s Alley Grill on 19th and Chestnut in the heart of the business district.


The Alley is a large, two-floor restaurant with huge glass windows that open wide in warm weather and has tables outside as well. The inside resembles a trendy devil’s den: Ceilings are high with deep brown and red on the walls and bar.


The menu offers great lunch options, including a variety of hamburgers such as the avocado, bacon, and Monterey jack ($10), and the famous Devil’s burger, topped with onions rings and fries ($11). Speaking of fries, they’re curly, lightly seasoned, and served hot and crispy in a big bucket for only $3.

Another noteable item on the lunch menu is the walnut breaded chicken fingers: Three large chicken breasts coated with bread crumbs and large walnuts with fries and apple jalepeno jelly, a perfect dipping sauce that’s a fresh alternative to honey mustard ($13).

On the green end, the crispy fried calamari salad ($10) is killer. The dish is a sizeable portion of chopped romaine lettuce tossed with warm, crispy calamari, cucumbers, pickled jalape�os topped with homemade chipotle ranch dressing. In fact, all of the salad dressings are homemade; you’d be hard pressed to pick a bad one.

Devil’s Alley serves up some of the best lunches in Center City. Its perfect destination when your lunch hour at work rolls around, or a great place to stop in on the weekend should you hit downtown for shopping and sightseeing. Give into temptation, head over to the Devil’s Alley Grill.

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