Best of Philly

Every year, Philadelphia magazine searches for the best things in and around Philly, from restaurants and bars to shopping and service providers. The ginchiest (that’s 50s talk for coolest) part about this list? Nifty Fifty’s is the proud recipient of 10 “Best of Philly” Awards!


With our award-winning menu and fresh ingredients, we’ve received awards for:

  • Best 50s Style Eatery
  • Best Value for the Family
  • Best Milk Shake (3 times!)
  • Best Ice Cream Soda
  • Best Ice Cream Sundae
  • Best Hot Dog
  • Best Cheese Steak
  • Best Texas Tommy

Other Awards We’ve Earned

The Best of Philly Awards aren’t our only bragging rights, check out all of our other recognitions and accolades:

Critics Choice: Best Restaurant in Town
Critics Choice: Best 50s Music and Juke Box
City Paper: Best Glass of Fresh Squeezed OJ
City Search: Best Restaurant for Kids & Family
Digital City: Voted #1 for Food, Service and Atmosphere
Main Line Life: Best Milk Shake
Main Line Life: Best Burger
Philadelphia Business Journal: Best Quick Lunch
Philadelphia Weekly: Best Fresh-Cut Fries
South Philadelphia’s Review: Best Atmosphere
Zagat Survey: Best Bang for the Buck
Don’t just wonder what makes us the best, stop by and experience it for yourself!

We’ve Even Been Featured on the Food Network’s “Unwrapped”

That’s right, Daddy-O! Marc Summers brought his show to Nifty Fifty’s in 2003, exploring our endless soda fountain and the secrets behind our signature milkshakes. Check out Leo McGlynn and our syrup factories as we give a small peek into what makes us truly special, then visit your nearest Nifty Fifty’s and pick the drink combination (or ten!) perfect for you!