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Ms. Tootsie's Restaurant Bar Lounge

$$ - $$$
City Center East
American, Bar, Pub
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1314 South St, Philadelphia, PA 19147-1823
+1 215-985-9001
17:00 - 23:00
Closed now
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Sun 12:00 - 00:00
Tue - Thu 17:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 02:00
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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8 reviews
Reviewed 16 April 2017

I arrived and was told it would be a 20 min. wait. After 40 min. I returned to see how much longer. My party of 4 was told a few more minutes. After 10 more minutes we were seated in the front dining area with lots of empty tables surrounding us. It was another long wait for someone to approach... More 

Thank CarlaAquarius
1 review
Reviewed 27 March 2017

i was so excited to go to this place but trust this post u will not enjoy your self. My wait was 2 1/2 hours long and i was so mad. Once i got in the place it was small and on top of that the food and drinks were nasty!!!! the food is over priced and the mac and... More 

Thank Ashee T
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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61 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 21 March 2017

Stopped by for dinner on Saturday night, 3/19. Was seated quickly, walked in, and was probably one of the first guests since we arrived right at 5. Ashley, the hostess was fantastic, very pleasant and happy to do her job. The next Ashley, our waitress, was fantastic. She was attentive, pleasant and funny. We truly would request her on our... More 

Thank tanya b
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

I went for the first time with a book club. The restaurant was closed and they opened for our event. The food was wonderful!! The drinks were great and kept coming. The service was good as well. I will definitely come back with my husband. The shrimp and grits and sangria were that great!

Thank Saksmith
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20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 January 2017

Received an email during Restaurant Week to come for a prefix menu. Arrived on a Wed at 6:30 pm, told wait would be 40 min. 1 1/2 hours later we finally sat down! They only had 5 tables and the bar open! I've been here before, so I know they had more seating area. But they said it was under... More 

Thank Rachel S
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39 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 January 2017

A group of us went for a brunch. We all had to register according to the evite so there would be room. The evite listed bottomless mimosas and light snacks for $20. There were 4 in our party but we rsvp'ed for 5. We were also celebrating a birthday. Well of course when we got there, no parking.. now that... More 

Thank jemsolo7
South Burlington, Vermont
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68 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 January 2017

We were traveling thought Philadelphia for our honeymoon, and this place was recommended by the wonderful staff at the Sheraton Hotel Downtown that we were staying at. We walked in and were greeted immediately, the server went to check on a table for us, and came right back to seat us. When you first walk in there is a wonderful... More 

Thank LoverOfFoodDC
Sugar Hill, Georgia
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6 reviews
Reviewed 6 January 2017

Recently, my 12-year-old daughter, my brother and I visited Philly for the Cowboys Eagles game. When I check-in at the hotel, I asked the attendant to recommend a soul food restaurant. She warned me about Ms. Tootsie's and told me how she had taken her family there for an after-graduation meal. She described her experience "horrific" an "awful". Being the... More 

Thank Ndukanachi
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39 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 November 2016

Im from the south so Soul Food isn't a big a do...for me, Ms. Tootsies was more about the experience. We went on a Friday night. There was about a 30 min wait and during that time we just sat at the bar and had a couple of drinks. We had just missed their 8pm(im pretty certain it was 8)... More 

Thank MsCarolinaBella
Milford, Delaware
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9 reviews
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Reviewed 31 October 2016

Ms. Tootsie's is definitely my favorite restaurant I've ever been to. The atmosphere was amazing and the staff were all extremely friendly. I got the fried chicken, mac & cheese and candied yams. The food was soooooooo good! They also have a drink called Grown Folks Tea. Best alcoholic drink ever. I will definitely be going back to this restaurant.

Thank Lindsey G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Takeout, Television, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 - 00:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 02:00
17:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1314 South St, Philadelphia, PA 19147-1823
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia>  > City Center East
  • Neighbourhood: City Center East
  • Phone Number: +1 215-985-9001

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