Chickie's & Pete's

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Every year, around March Madness time, we ask sports handicapper and sports gambling author Nolan Dalla to curate a list of his favorite places to eat when he has action on a game (or multiple games) and doesn’t want to stray too far from the betting window. Being a creative guy, Nolan turned that into an article on the “best,” the “mixed” and the “worst” dining options available in or adjacent to a Las Vegas sports book (which you can read at and gave us permission to excerpt his picks for best. He first recommended this Philadelphia institution (which has a betting window inside the restaurant) in 2022, and it's still on his short list.

“Who doesn't love classic Philly cheesesteaks, burgers, pizza, and plenty of seafood choices wrapped by 50 TV screens around the bar tuned to any game you want to see?” Dalla asks rhetorically. “Chickie’s and Pete's has something for everybody, but the very best thing on the menu are the crabs, the house specialty. Messy, delicious, often crowded for the biggest games, but always fun. Strongly recommended.”

Neon Feast notes that this is a restaurant with strong crossover appeal to Philly expatriates, cheesesteak aficionados and anyone curious about “crab fries.” We also like the North Strip view.

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