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Red Owl Tavern

$$ - $$$American, ,
433 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19106-2426
+1 215-923-2267
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good40%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (48 reviews)
“corn fritters” (17 reviews)
“burger” (64 reviews)
Open Now
8:00 AM - 10:00 PMAll hours
American, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
433 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19106-2426
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1 - 10 of 794 reviews

Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Great place to stop for after the wedding drinks. We didn't have food but heard from some other friends that the food is really good there. The kitchen closed by 12 so we weren't able to order food. Would definitely stop by for lunch or...More

Thank deecook25
Reviewed 3 days ago

Went for drinks and dinner with friends. Not cheap, but worth it. Really creative drinks (we tried 3 different ones), great things to share, good service, great view if you get a window table upstairs. I've been 5 or 6 times now and each time...More

Thank Mary M
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I ordered a salad, and my husband ordered the Philly cheesesteak. My salad was $12 worth of spinach with a few pecans, pears, and crumbles of blue cheese completely drowned in vinaigrette . My husband was given a small sub of shaved beef with very...More

Thank Alli M
Reviewed 6 days ago

We stopped at this restaurant because it was close to our hotel. We lucked out. This place was wonderful. We were seated outside and the weather was perfect for it. I ordered the Steak Frites and it was cooked to order and was delicious. My...More

Thank audiemurphy1
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We ate in the upstairs space of this buzzy bar, in the historic part of town near Independence Hall. Excellent choice of local and further afield craft beers and knowledgable staff to describe them. Good choice of classic bar food, served promptly - our fries...More

Thank SandJA_11
Jason R, Manager at Red Owl Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

So glad you enjoyed yourself and were able to visit us. We hope that you come back again. Thank you for the great review!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Red Owl Tavern is a great casual restaurant close to the historic sites in Philadelphia. The decor is post- modern with great bistro- style food and drinks. The service is very attentive and friendly - I can definitely recommend it.

Thank Cornelia H
Jason R, Manager at Red Owl Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for the recommendation Cornelia! We appreciate you sharing your experience. We hope to see you again.

Reviewed 1 week ago

After a morning sightseeing we called in here for a snack lunch. We shared a chicken sandwich with fries as we find American portions too large for our taste. The food was delicious and just the right amount. My only complaint was the exorbitant cost...More

Thank westie23
Jason R, Manager at Red Owl Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for the great review. We are so glad you stopped in while visiting the area. Cheers!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We only booked this a few hours before we wanted to go on the recommendation from this site. Very impressed, lovely fresh food, not a big menu but enough choice of meat and fish dishes. friendly staff. Would recommend this place

Thank peter7685
Jason R, Manager at Red Owl Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for the lovely recommendation Peter. We are glad you found us and decided to give us a try. Thanks for sharing.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I usually eat ate the Red Owl every time I am in Philadelphia. It is a great. Place to dine and hang out. The service is wonderful and friendly. The food is first rate.

1  Thank Peter F
Jason R, Manager at Red Owl Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank Peter! We are glad you keep coming back and were able to share here. We look forward to seeing you again!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The location cannot be beat, 1 block from Independence Hall. Love the historic ambiance with all the beautiful wood. But the best was the service and the food. Our server, Liam was friendly, professional and most helpful. Since it was Restaurant week I ordered the...More

1  Thank 2onvacaton
Jason R, Manager at Red Owl Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for the great review! I am glad you were able to take advantage of our Restaurant Week specials. Chef did great with them. Thanks for the shout out for Liam. He is great and I will be sure to share this with him. I...More

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24 February 2016|
AnswerShow all 5 answers
Response from mburrows | Reviewed this property |
I enjoyed wonderful steak tartar when there. Obviously raw beef is gluten free! Chef Jorge Chicas is extremely talented, Like any good chef he should be able to accommodate dietary issues like yours.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Bar Scene
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
8:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 433 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19106-2426
    (Corner of 5th & Chestnut)
  • Public Transportation: Market East Station - When exiting the station walk East on Market Street until you reach 5th street. Make a right onto Chestnut St. For additional directions please see http://www.monaco-philadelphia.com/map/index.html
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia
  • Phone Number: +1 215-923-2267
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