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Mr. Joe's Cafe

1514 S 8th St, Philadelphia, PA 19147-6437
+1 215-334-1414
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  • Excellent88%
  • Very good8%
  • Average0%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible0%
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“panini” (4 reviews)
“pasta” (6 reviews)
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11:00 AM - 5:00 PM Hours
Italian, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
1514 S 8th St, Philadelphia, PA 19147-6437
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Ok we had a wait but it turned out to be worth waiting for. About 15-20 lunch choices: pasta, salad, panini. I had a panini which comes with a small glass of red, a side salad, and a dessert from their bakery across the st....More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank nycmom22
Reviewed 24 November 2018

We try to eat here every time we visit Philadelphia (staying around the corner makes it wonderfully convenient). Old style Italian food. Most orders come with a complimentary glass of vino. Friendly staff. Great food. Low key environment with a touch of old world style....More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Gary T
Reviewed 30 October 2018

While they're not in fashion much anymore, this is THE place in South Philly to come for a home-cooked leisurely meal. Yes you can grab a quick sandwich (panino) and eat and run; but make some time and enjoy this small neighborhood institution. Order a...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank pookala
Reviewed 13 December 2017

Another South Philly spot with authentic Italian food. Made on premises by good Italian stock. They get all of their deserts from they're family business (Termini) across the street.

Date of visit: July 2017
Thank JoeCellini
Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

Absolutely amazing. I had the homemade pappardelle with bolognese and my husband had the Mr. Joe. Each of our meals came with a salad dessert and complimentary glass of wine. Service was very quick and pleasant. Only thing is it's a cash only but still...More

Date of visit: April 2017
Thank Danielle P
Reviewed 31 January 2017

On a bad day the first place I go is Mr. Joe's. It literally is happiness on a plate. From the Chicken Parm, to the Home-made gnocchi every bite is perfection!!! On top of it Anna Marie and Mr. Joe are so welcoming it makes...More

Date of visit: January 2017
Thank Marie D
Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

This was my 4th time to Mr. Joe's Cafe. They never disappoint. Excellent food with different specials each day. Each meal comes with garden salad, fresh baked bread and a glass of wine.

Date of visit: October 2016
Thank lisalu32
Reviewed 25 April 2016

This is one of the neatest places we've been to in a long time. Tiny, old-time Italian cafe on a small side street. The food is excellent and a salad, a glass of chianti and dessert are included with the entree. There are only a...More

Date of visit: March 2016
Thank barbetNewJersey
Reviewed 8 March 2016 via mobile

By far the best launch restaurant Philadelphia no one even comes close to it for food or service. I wish I could eat there every day

Date of visit: March 2016
Thank 794andred
Reviewed 19 February 2016 via mobile

I was driving through South Philly and was famished and by chance came across a cafe that I used to go, Mr. JOE'S Cafe. It is on 8th across from Termini's Bakery. There is parking for both the bakery and the cafe, as they are...More

Date of visit: February 2016
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1514 S 8th St, Philadelphia, PA 19147-6437
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia
  • Phone Number: +1 215-334-1414
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