Listen Live
WRNB HD2 Featured Video
Beautiful yellow boiled corn on a plate.

Source: SimpleImages / Getty

Corn is one of the most common side dishes in our country, even the world. So good that we make it a main dish, eating if right off the cob. The term ‘Corn on the cob’ is a culinary term for a cooked ear of sweet corn eaten directly off the cob. Ears of corn are steamed, boiled, or grilled usually without their green husks, or roasted with them

Where was corn on the cob originate?

According to, Scientists believe people living in central Mexico developed corn at least 7000 years ago. It was started from a wild grass called Teosinte. Teosinte looked very different from the corn we know and love today. The kernels were small and spacious compared to the close-knit kernels on the husked ear of modern corn.

Who has the best Corn on the Cob in Philadelphia?

Some of the best restaurants that specialize in Corn on the Cob in Philadelphia are Corneey’s,  and Blue Corn Restaurant (940 S 9th St). While there is not a definitive King of Corn on the Cob here in Philadelphia, these two restaurants seem to be the #1 contenders for the title. 

In honor of National Corn on the Cob Day (June 11), our team at RNB Philly curated a list of the best spots in the area that specialize in Corn on the Cob.

Check out Top 5 Best Corn on the Cob Spots in Philly below!

RELATED: National Cheesesteak Day! Top 10 Best Cheesesteaks in Philadelphia
RELATED: National Wine Day: Best Places to Enjoy a Glass of Wine in Philly

1. Corneey’s

[CLICK HERE] to check out there Instagram

2. Los Potrillos Potrillos

[CLICK HERE] to check out there Instagram

3. El Loco Taco

[CLICK HERE] to check out there Instagram

4. La Canasta

[CLICK HERE] to check out there Instagram

5. Cantina Dos Segundos

[CLICK HERE] to check out there Instagram