Chickie's & Pete's Northeast

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  • Type:Bar - Restaurant - Sports Bar
  • Street:11000 Roosevelt Blvd.
  • City/Town: PhiladelphiaZip:19116
  • Area:Northeast Philly Map:View Map

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The Chickie's & Pete's story dates back to 1977 when Pete's parents, Peter and Henrietta, purchased a small neighborhood taproom on Robbins Avenue, in Mayfair. Young Pete started experimenting with seafood recipes and one result was his "crab fries" which became the first of several patented dishes. The restaurant was a roaring success for many years and, in 1998, Chickie's & Pete's opened at Veterans' Stadium. The following year, a much larger Chickie's & Pete's was developed on Roosevelt Boulevard in the Far Northeast.

The largest of this growing chain is located in a 24,000-square-foot former Super Fresh building on Packer Avenue. Ciarrocchi purchased the real estate and converted the space to a 750-seat restaurant with a 70-foot bar, 12-foot TV screen and over 100 employees. This South Philadelphia location is a stone's throw to the stadium complexes and was recently voted #3 sports bar in the country by ESPN.

Pete's newest locations, and his first vertures into New Jersey, are located in Bordentown (located near Trenton) and Egg Harbor Township (located near Atlactic City). Bordentown has quickly become a favorite local watering hole. Egg Harbor Township, set to open very soon, will be sure to be a lcoal favorite as well as a summertime shore destination.
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