Philadelphia Top 25 Restaurants: April 2015

Hello, Philly! The Top 25s are back with more good eats to send your way. No new restaurants entered the chart this time around. With how fiercely competitive this food fight is, it's always a challenge for a rookie to try to make its way into the ranks, but one restaurant did make a surprising return since its last appearance in December. As a whole, the same restaurants have been shifting up and down, taking turns for the top spots.

Without further ado, congratulations to Vernick Food & Drink, the champion of the Philadelphia April 2015 Top 25! Its current score of 178.14 means it jumped a little more than five points since last month's countdown. Laurel followed closely behind at No. 2 with a score of 177.55. Unfortunately, last month's No. 1, High Street on Market, had to hand over the crown and now sits comfortably at lucky No. 7 with a score of 176.09.

Let's welcome back The Fat Ham! Its clever homage to Southern cooking with a unique, well-thought twist was missed since it last strutted its stuff in the December 2014 Top 25. It ranked at No. 19 with a score of 167.11.

Well, don't take our word for it -- check out the full list below and start planning your food crawl around town!

GRILLED OCTOPUS AT VERNICK FOOD & DRINK | YELP, MICHELLE L.

GRILLED OCTOPUS AT VERNICK FOOD & DRINK | YELP, MICHELLE L.

BURATTA PUGLIESE AT LE VIRTU | YELP, JOHN R.

BURATTA PUGLIESE AT LE VIRTU | YELP, JOHN R.

NIMAN RANCH BEEF AT LAUREL | YELP, JOHN K.

NIMAN RANCH BEEF AT LAUREL | YELP, JOHN K.

PIED DE PORC AT BIBOU | YELP, LORI L. 

PIED DE PORC AT BIBOU | YELP, LORI L. 

RANK Restaurant Social Score VIDEO
1 Vernick Food & Drink  178.14  
2 Laurel  177.55  
3 Le Virtù  177.14  
4 Bibou  176.94  
5 NOORD eetcafe  176.84  
6 Little Nonna's  176.41  
7 High Street on Market  176.09  
8 Vedge  175.88  
9 Fond  175.73  
10 Kanella  175.35  
11 Serpico  174.82  
12 Blackfish  173.23  
13 a.kitchen+bar  173.19  
14 Fitler Dining Room  172.70  
15 Will BYOB  171.64  
16 Sbraga  171.11  
17 Birchrunville Store Cafe  170.94  
18 Federal Donuts  170.94  
19 The Fat Ham  167.11  
20 Avance  165.19  
21 Pub & Kitchen  164.35  
22 Santucci's  163.93  
23 Abe Fisher  163.51  
24 Talula's Daily  163.34  
25 Pho 75  163.09