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Monk's Cafe

16th & Spruce Sts, Philadelphia, PA
+1 215-545-7005
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Belgian and Belgian Style Beer Heaven

Stopped before a Fringe Show at the Drake. Was surprised the number of Belgian and Belgian style... read more

Reviewed 11 September 2017
Stanley Y
Arlington, Virginia
Surprised & Happy

My husband and I stopped in because we heard they have really good beer. We decided to eat here... read more

Reviewed 27 August 2017
Mullica Hill, New Jersey
via mobile
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good33%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“duck salad” (4 reviews)
“belgian style” (4 reviews)
“pommes frites” (2 reviews)
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16th & Spruce Sts, Philadelphia, PA
City Center West
+1 215-545-7005
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Reviewed 11 September 2017

Stopped before a Fringe Show at the Drake. Was surprised the number of Belgian and Belgian style beer on tap and in bottles. Some you don't see often. We shared the Trappist Hamburger and the Mussels. Both were outstanding. Service was prompt and friendly. We...More

Thank Stanley Y
Reviewed 27 August 2017 via mobile

My husband and I stopped in because we heard they have really good beer. We decided to eat here because of the reviews and we were very happy we did. I got the scallop app....OMG! So delicious. I soaked up all the broth with the...More

Thank collmc45
Reviewed 2 June 2017

I was here 20 years ago and it was just as great as I remembered. Obviously the beer is the thing here. The beer menu is pages upon pages of beers from around the world. The food was great too. My entire party enjoyed the...More

Thank _jordanselzer90
Reviewed 26 April 2017

A tight crowded little place with a bar in front, a narrow dining area in the meddle, and a bar in the back room. Hard to get a table for more than a couple of people if you show up at dinner time. But the...More

Thank John D
Reviewed 15 November 2016

First time visit to this site. Small menu but excellent choices. Mac and Cheese was out of this world.

Thank saylesp
Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

As the ever growing "craft beer" bar scene increases it's nice to find a bar with great beer and a down to earth attitude about the world. Highly recommended.

Thank Xbeezy
Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

Incredible selection of craft beer from all over the world! American, Belgian, German, Italian, French, Japanese beer and wine. The place is super packed closer to the evening but you can always seat by the bar. Totally worth visiting!

Thank kraft_beer
Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Loved this place from when we first walked in. Attractive and welcoming interior, good vibe, informed and courteous staff. The Belgian style ales are wonderful. They don't do samples generally but was able to order a known favorite and a taste of another new to...More

Thank Robert H
Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

Business lunch. Great friendly service. Yummy burgers and Pomme Frites. Didn't have a chance to taste any beer but the selection seemed extensive

Thank Charlene T
Reviewed 21 May 2016

During the 80's and 90's when i worked on 16th Street, my colleagues and i used to go to Monk's all the time ... not so much lately, since i retired; however, i was there twice recently and will go back soon. I think Monk's...More

Thank Beanopoulos
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