Wanderlust Wednesday: The Continental Mid-town

Me to the waitress: “Does two appetizers, one dinner entrée, and two desserts sound like enough for two people?”


Continental Mid-town is located at 1801 Chestnut St. in Philadelphia. The portions are plenty, the atmosphere eclectic, and the menu diverse. I truly don’t think anyone would be disappointed trying this food for the first time. Continental is a bi-level restaurant, with the top floor overlooking the bottom. Complete with a mixture of booths and swinging chairs, this place proves to be unique in a city that can seem uniform.

The menu is full of dishes designed to share with your party, hence the reason we had no idea how much was too much while browsing our options. We started out with French onion soup dumplings covered in melted cheese (DELICIOUS). Then we shared a plate full of shoestring fries accompanied by a spicy mustard and cheese steak eggrolls with a sriracha ketchup.

I have to say… the flavors were out of this world! Everything was cooked to perfection and served beautifully. We thought two appetizers and an entrée to split would be enough. Alas, we moved onto desserts individually. I went with the Blond Bombshell, which is a blondie brownie topped with vanilla ice cream and whipped topping, and sprinkled with little candy bites with a drizzle of caramel sauce. My boyfriend chose the cinnamon toast ice cream sandwiches stuffed with cereal milk ice cream, snickerdoodles, and caramel sauce.

Wonderful, delightful place to dine and I am ever-so-thankful for one of my best friends introducing the idea to me.

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