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Come for dinner, stay for the show!

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Whether you prefer a beautiful buffet dinner with seasonal fare, a picnic on the lawn, or delicious, freshly-prepared casual food and drink on your way to your seat, the Mann offers a variety of dining and drink options. Our chefs incorporate organic, health-conscious, alternative ingredients. We offer a variety of vegetarian and vegan options in our locations and can accommodate most other dietary restrictions upon request. There are also several bars positioned throughout the venue offering premium cocktails, craft beer, wine, and soft drinks. Dining options are subject to change and vary nightly.

Photo of Crescendo Restaurant at the Mann Center

Crescendo Restaurant

Available for Select Concerts Only

Sitting at the top of the Mann’s lawn with commanding views of the Philadelphia skyline, Crescendo offers a wonderful pre-concert dining option in its spectacular tented, open-air restaurant. Enjoy a buffet of seasonal and international fare served alongside a great wine list, craft beers, and summer specialty drinks. Reservations are highly recommended, as Crescendo is often sold out. To learn more and view the available Crescendo performances, visit our Crescendo page. 

Image of Crescendo Bar & Grill at the Mann Center

Top of the Hill Concessions: Food and Drink with a View

Walk to the top of the lawn and enjoy casual, summer fare complete with the most breathtaking views of the Philadelphia skyline.

  • Much Ado About Tenders & Tots: featuring a variety of loaded tater tots and chicken tenders; vegetarian options available
  • It Takes 2 to Taco: featuring delicious tacos, nachos, and chips and salsa
  • Craft Beer Garden: seasonal selections of craft beer
  • Skyline Bar & Grill: beers and cocktails with light bites, including summer salads and grilled sandwiches
Beer garden at the Mann

Independence grill

Plaza Food Kiosks

With easy access to your seats, enjoy your favorite concert fare in our plaza, including healthy food options and craft beers.

  • Cheesesteak 215: offering classic, chicken, and mushroom cheesesteaks, cheesesteak spring rolls, cheese curds, and fries
  • It's A Wrap: featuring healthy wraps, fruit, and salads
  • Independence Grill: offerings include veggie and beef burgers, Italian sausage, chicken parm sandwich, hot dogs, fried pickles, pretzel sticks, and great fries
  • Rita's Water Ice

Picnic tables at the Mann

Picnics: prepared by us, for you!

Bring your blanket and leave the cooking to us! Picnic baskets will be ready and waiting for you when you arrive at your performance. Delicious summer picnic dinners include fruit and cheese, summer salads, fried chicken, shrimp pasta, or herbed striploin. For more information, visit our Picnics page. 

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Food Trucks

Available for select concerts, food trucks vary nightly and are located at the Top of the Hill. Look for information about food trucks in our pre-concert emails or follow us on Twitter @MannCenter for real-time Tweets about which food trucks are on site for each concert.


Donor terrace party at night

Donor Terrace & Garden

The exclusive Donor Terrace & Garden is beautifully landscaped and twinkle-lit, complete with all the amenities. This private space reserved for Members of the Mann is the perfect spot to enjoy relaxed conversation, drinks, and light fare. For more information, visit our Donor Terrace & Garden page.