Reading Terminal Market, 12th & Filbert
Philadelphia, PA 
(215) 627-1955

Monday - Saturday
7 AM to 8 PM 

There is no other Philadelphia restaurant that zero's in on my stomach's soul more than Jack McDavid's Down Home Diner.  

For breakfast: sausage and biscuits with sawmill gravy, ham and biscuits with red eye gravy, Low Country shrimp and grits (Jack takes a few liberties here), Chipped Beef, Corned Beef Hash - all down washable with 200 mile coffee.  One of the two best breakfasts in Philadelphia.

For lunch and supper: skillet fried chicken, pulled pork barbecue, brunswick stew, short ribs, Granny's meatloaf.  Not sure what happened to the chicken fried steak or the chicken and dumplings.  Most likely I was the only Philadelphian who ever ordered them.  Dang, I miss 'em.

Jack McDavid is a good ol' boy from a farm in southwestern Virginia - Country smart with a temper as majestic as the highest Appalachian peak and a heart the size of the Shenandoah valley. 

You may have seen him on the TV Food Network's Grillin' and Chillin' putting up with co-host and city-slicker Bobby Flay.