I went to college in Philadelphia so I'm pretty familiar with the foodie scene in Philly (freshman 15 was more like a freshman 50.) Nonetheless, I have some go-to spots whenever I'm back in town. This one rightchea, Ms. Tootsie's, is one I like to call Old Faithful. It's an upscale dining experience for Soul Food, but not stuffy at all, just classy. The food is as good as it looks, or even better and resonably priced.
My favorite meal is the BBQ Pork Ribs with Macaroni and Cheese and Candied Yams on the side. #LAWDAMERCY sooooo good! The candy on them yams! The sauce on them ribs?! Although I can honestly say, everything I've ever eaten at Ms. Tootsie's has met my expectations for soul food.
You must also try their tropical blend iced tea! I swear it's made of rainbows, God's love and unicorn smiles.