5 Must-Stops on Ridge Avenue

The Isle is located right near Main Street in Manayunk—meaning residents are within a stone’s throw of shopping, dining, nightlife, entertainment and more. But Main Street isn’t the only corridor in the area that packs a big punch. A few blocks away, Roxborough neighbors another of the area’s biggest and busiest streets: Ridge Avenue.

If you want a change of scenery, head the six blocks from your Isle apartment to Ridge for a different taste of the neighborhood.

Here are a few reasons to take a stroll down Ridge Avenue:


Kendrick Park: With a playground, pool and recreation center, Kendrick Park is a great place to go to toss around a ball with friends, do a few laps in the summer sun or get involved in the local community. The rec center often hosts community events, classes, workshops and more.

Bob’s Diner: The no-frills diner has been feeding locals since the 1940s—so you know they’re doing something right! The diner serves classic American comfort food, with the added bonus of being a BYOB.

Leverington Cemetery: History buffs will love strolling through the rows of headstones, some of which date back centuries and tell the storied history of Roxborough/Manayunk’s earliest residents.

Barr’s Bikes and Boards: If you cruise the area on a bike or skateboard—or are in the market for either—Barr’s is a must-stop. The shop features a wide range of new products, as well as parts and accessories, and also offers repair services.

Dalessandro’s Steaks: It’s about two blocks off Ridge, but any trip to the avenue has to include a visit to Dalessandro’s. Philly residents have battled for decades over which shop makes the best cheesesteak, and Dalessandro’s is always a contender. Make sure you bring your appetite!


Kendrick Park

5822 Ridge Ave.

Philadelphia, PA 19128



Bob’s Diner

6053 Ridge Ave.

Philadelphia, PA 19128



Leverington Cemetery

6075 Ridge Ave.

Philadelphia, PA 19128


Barr’s Bikes and Boards

5548 Ridge Ave.

Philadelphia, PA 19128



Dalessandro’s Steaks

600 Wendover St.

Philadelphia, PA 19128