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The Dandelion

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124 S 18th St, Philadelphia, PA 19103-4901 (18th and Sansom)
+1 215-558-2500
10:00 - 00:00
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All hours
Sun 10:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 10:00 - 00:00
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New York/Jersey
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76 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I love Starr restaurants but this might be my favorite. So thoroughly dedicated to a the British pub experience you can't help but feel completely transported across the pond. Try to get a table on the top floor so that you have to walk through the warren of lovely rooms. Table 64 is particularly inviting. The prices were more than... More 

Thank Townie-TRIP
Rancho Santa Fe, California
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59 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Dandelion has a great reputation for its unique decor & charm. I loved seeing the dog room & hope we get to eat in there next visit.. I had the crab risotto & a signature drink made from Scotch & honey that smelled ambrosial. My meal was piping hot & tasty, quite a large portion. Service was friendly & professional.... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

All three beers on cask were $10 a piece. I ordered a beer and the cask went empty half way through filling my glass. Bartender asked me if I wanted to wait until they switched the cask. I said I would wait. After a few minutes the cask was not switched out yet so he brought me the half filled... More 

Thank Vogt5059
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Had the pleasure of visiting the Dandelion on a "date night" with the wife. We arrived about 45 minutes early for our reservation due to other plans moving up and as expected on a Saturday night, our table was not ready yet. We gladly waited at the bar and had a cocktail while we waited. The bar area is a... More 

Thank Nicholas P
State College, Pennsylvania
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63 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were 4 friends having dinner here before heading out for the night. We called a week in advance for reservations and they only had 5:45 and 9:15 available, so if you want to eat here at a relatively normal dinnertime, call well in advance. We had a very nice dinner and enjoyed the ambiance. It was definitely busy and... More 

Thank Liz G
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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649 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 342 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If you love fish and chips like I do, this place is by far the best around to get them. Fries takes like boardwalk fries, and the fresh cod is fabulous. Great beer selection as well. This was our first time, but we would definitely return.

Thank KCW25
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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174 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We chanced upon this place while trying to get Hillary Clinton elected. That did not work out so well, but this laid back pub near Rittenhouse Square was a great place for lunch. It was extremely busy, but the staff were very charming and made all efforts to find the three us a table, which they did pretty quickly. The... More 

Thank StevenBeller
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34 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Highly recommended. To avoid any miscommunication you should reserve a table on the 1st or 2nd floor. We thought by putting our names on the waitlist and accepting to wait for 45 minutes that meant we will be sitting at a nice comfy table anywhere but by the overcrowded bar. We even requested a table on the 2nd floor. However,... More 

Thank Jelena S
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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135 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Just like a genuine England Pub this has a very authentic menu and old tables and chairs. They provide FREE FIZZY WATER which saves you $4per person. Be sure to ask for the complimentary break basket--it's all fresh baked to accompany your meal

Thank Lsbtravel1
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39 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were in Philly for business and decided just by the location and outside appearance to try this spot. It was delicious, cozy and the customer service perfect! We are coming back to the area soon and will take friends there to visit as well. Good find.

Thank Laura M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$30
American, Bar, European, British, Pub, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
10:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
10:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 124 S 18th St, Philadelphia, PA 19103-4901
    (18th and Sansom)
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia
  • Phone Number: +1 215-558-2500

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?