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Emma's Cafe & Restaurant

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7311 Frankfort Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19136
+1 888-818-0773
16:00 - 21:30
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Sun 16:00 - 20:00
Mon - Sat 16:00 - 21:30
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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56 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

Went to this restaurant years ago and was never thrilled. However some friends had told me that it was getting very favorable reviews and that they wanted to try it again. Last weekend my wife and I went for a meal. I must say that we both totally enjoyed our meal. We went on a Sunday night and they have... More 

Thank Denny2696
Jenkintown, Pennsylvania
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77 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

We read a review where Emma’s is indicated to be neighborhood gem. We are always looking for good food and gave it a try. The storefront is a little tough to find, kind of covered by a tree. Very pleasant once you walk in. A small and comfortable dining room with linen table cloths. The host and we suspect the... More 

Thank David B
Ocean City, Md
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406 reviews
269 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2015 via mobile

FOOD: everything was delicious, worthy the of the prices ATMOSPHERE: what you'd expect if the entree's were in the 10-12 range SERVICE: friendly, accommodating, but not the caliber of server you would expect in this price range CONCLUSION: The overall experience was four-star at best. Maybe my expectations were too high from reading all the reviews . With exceptional service... More 

Thank David S
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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77 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2015 via mobile

I have eaten at the restaurant a dozen times. The quality of the food is top notch and the prices reasonable. This is a byob Italian restaurant. What the restaurant lacks in atmosphere it makes up with food. Go here for the food, especially the veal which melts in your mouth.

Thank 804Sue
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123 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2015 via mobile

First time stopping here. This is s BYOB restaurant. We had a very nice server from Albania, she brought a most delicious crusty bread to the table. Started off with the bruschetta and crab stuffed mushrooms as an appetizer. We ordered a three course dinner meal at a fixed price $23.95. This consisted of an appetizer, an entrée and a... More 

Thank REDS2U
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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37 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2015

My wife and I have been dining at Emma's Café for several years, and we are always impressed with the quality of this fine BYOB restaurant. The owner/head chef has had experience as the chef at several of Philadelphia's finest restaurants. So when he opened his own establishment, he brought this expertise to the lucky folks in Northeast Philly. Every... More 

1 Thank Kenny_Vegas
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40 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2015 via mobile

My second review of Emma's. Went back for another birthday dinner. Mussels in white simply the best but must try the red sauce next time. Onion soup sample was outstanding! Please put it on the menu!! The veal osso bucco with risotto was one of the best I have ever tasted! My husband would have preferred a brown gravy instead... More 

1 Thank GrantCat
Bensalem, Pennsylvania
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74 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2015 via mobile

We always have a good meal here. The portions are large and price readonable. They are having a price fixed menu now, three course meal for 24.00. Awesome. The waitresses are very nice and we have never had bad service. As another reciew said, ignore the outside, the meal is so worth it.

1 Thank stephanie m
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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89 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2015

Recently, attended a family function at this restaurant. The atmosphere was good for an intimate family gathering. Only one complaint, there is only one room for dining. If you are having a family gathering, then other diners can also be in the dining room with your party. A minor inconvenience but an inconvenience depending on the type of function you... More 

Thank divalicious1
Miami, Florida
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44 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2015

Ignore the exterior of this amazing restaurant: from the outside, it looks nothing like the interior. Inside await cloth-covered tables, each with a candle. Soft Italian music (opera and Frank Sinatra) played the two nights we ate there. My colleague and I were in town on business. The food and service were so good, we ate dinner here both nights... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 30 - USD 30
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Open Hours
16:00 - 20:00
16:00 - 21:30
16:00 - 21:30
16:00 - 21:30
16:00 - 21:30
16:00 - 21:30
16:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7311 Frankfort Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19136
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia
  • Phone Number: +1 888-818-0773

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