Mac’s Tavern – Philadelphia, PA
Having visited Skinner’s Tavern many NYE’s parties throughout the years as one of the closest locations to catch the fireworks on the Delaware River, I was a little saddened when they closed. In their place Mac’s Tavern (MT) opened and brought with it a dou, namely Rob and Kaitlin McElhenney of one of my all-time favorite shows “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia”. The design of the interior of MT stayed pretty true to Skinner’s but a thorough cleaning and update of the place was certainly had when MT took over as the old Skinner’s was not known as one of Philadelphia’s cleanest establishments. On my stop at MT I would go with their pulled pork sandwich.
The sandwich consisted of slow roasted Italian style pulled pork with garlic sautéed broccoli rabe, and aged provolone cheese on a ciabatta roll with a side of gravy and hand cut fries. I must admit that I was a little skeptical at first with MT being run partly by comedians and not well known restaurateurs, but they certainly have put in the right staff to handle MT’s daily duties as the meal was very nice and tasty. Now I am not proclaiming greatest at MT, but I will admit it was much better than just your standard variety of sandwich and I was certainly pleased with my experience at MT. So whether you are a fan of “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia” or you are just looking for a decent bite in Old City Philadelphia, it is safe to say that MT should have you covered on both fronts.
Three and Three-Fourth Stars out of Five