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Rose Tattoo Cafe

1847 Callowhill St, Philadelphia, PA 19130-4109
+1 215-569-8939
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good40%
  • Average9%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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“jambalaya” (15 reviews)
“pasta” (16 reviews)
“crab cakes” (12 reviews)
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American, Cajun & Creole, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1847 Callowhill St, Philadelphia, PA 19130-4109
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Had lunch there 8/11/2017. Our slender young waitress was outstanding. She first helped me decide on a beer with a small sample of two she recommended. Food was delicious! We'll be back! :)

Thank accent420
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Exquisite food and amazing desserts. This restaurant offers amazing dishes, had the amazing scallops platter, is was delicious. For dessert I strongly recommend the bread pudding. Overall a great place to eat.

Thank vianahome
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Came for Lunch and was not seated in the area that the cafe is known for; its garden of vines. The atmosphere was nice however! The food was average, not too filling, but fine.

Thank maddieschindele
Reviewed 5 July 2017 via mobile

It was pricey but very nice atmosphere. The steak medallions and scallops were very good. We are on first floor but very pretty and old world charm inside! Would go again!

Thank JEC110
Reviewed 12 May 2017

Went there for my daughters graduation dinner Food too overpriced. HAD to park 2 blocks away sit upstairs not impressed. Food ok but olive garden better betterparking and not as expensive won't go back

Thank NMWildfire
Reviewed 2 May 2017

Stopped in for a quick light meal at 4:30 on a Saturday. Sat at a table in the bar area. The decor was dark but cozy. The main dining room is on the second floor so I never saw it. Ordered the Crab Au Gratin...More

2  Thank Blake A
Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

I planned a girls weekend for 6 and wanted a restaurant near our hotel that could accommodate different dietary needs. We stayed at the Sheraton Phila Downtown, in walking distance of the museums, and the Rose was perfect. Don't be put off by the sketchy...More

1  Thank Liz G
Reviewed 13 March 2017

We had dinner here after visiting the Barnes Foundation. A short walk from the Barnes. Great dinner! The tomato soup (special for the day) and goat cheese and beet salad were both very good starters. The homemade tortellini was excellent. The Tattoo Pasta, homemade pappardelle...More

1  Thank Suzanne S
Reviewed 8 February 2017 via mobile

Philadelphia is a wonderful city with great food. Rose Tattoo is one of my little gems! Whenever I have visited, there has been a steady flow of patrons, but never overwhelmingly crowded and I never wait for a table. Servers (even when eating in the...More

1  Thank Gina Marie D
Reviewed 1 February 2017

We stumbled across the Rose Tattoo Cafe after a long day at the Franklin Institute. It has a warm, cozy and welcoming ambience. The food is good. It is typical bar food that is tasty and they have a great beer selection. We took our...More

Thank TEGinPA
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$30
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar Scene, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
16:00 - 20:30
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1847 Callowhill St, Philadelphia, PA 19130-4109
    (19th & Callowhill Streets)
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia
  • Phone Number: +1 215-569-8939
  • E-mail
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