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Beck's Cajun Cafe

51 N 12th St, Reading Terminal Market, Philadelphia, PA 19107-2902
+1 215-592-0505
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good40%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“jambalaya” (36 reviews)
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American, Cafe, Fast food
51 N 12th St, Reading Terminal Market, Philadelphia, PA 19107-2902
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Forget your hotel restaurant. Check out the eateries in nearby Reading Terminal Market -- particularly Beck's. Savory favorites range from gumbo (gator as well as chicken, andouille and shrimp) to muffalettas and vegetarian po' boys.

Thank Brent45
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ordering is simple, simple menu with employees paying attention and wanting your order. The seating can be difficult if busy but its quite a big all around. Beck's its kind of small but they pack a lot of good food. I myself went with the...More

Thank Crossonero9
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I had the fried shrimp po boy and cajun fries. It's served on a baguette with lettuce, pickles, tomatoes and creole mayo(which I suggest you ask for extra on the side if your a mayo type of person). The shrimp were about medium size, crisp...More

Thank Rhea R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

In the Reading Terminal, bubbling with people and action, the choice is varied but Becks got our attention. They will let you taste their different dishes and take the time to answer your questions. We very much enjoyed discussing with the employees but the dishes...More

Thank TravelGuy766
Reviewed 13 September 2017

I was with a colleague and it was his pick but I was pretty happy with the food and service. We managed to sit at the counter due to a little beyond the lunch mod scene. My friend got the gumbo and reported it was...More

Thank michael n
Reviewed 9 September 2017 via mobile

After travelling by bus within America for week and living off burgers and hot dogs. Finding a warm meal here was so so good. It was stop 6 on the big bus tour so i found here by chance but i came back next day...More

Thank Tolu B
Reviewed 7 September 2017

Enjoy beck cajun for lunch. Great red beans & rice , gumbo and jambalaya. NOLA eats and treats here. EAT!

Thank sng302
Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

I tried the shrimp and andoullie gumbo. We also had the chicken gumbo and a ribeye po'boy. They were donating part of the po'boy proceeds to Hurricane Harvey Relief. Our server was super friendly and their were bar style seats right at the counter. Made...More

Thank randomadventurer13
Reviewed 1 September 2017

For dinner, I stopped at Beck's Cajun Cafe to order their shrimp and crawfish etouffee. It was excellent, and I had the cornbread. Highly recommend.

Thank Robert H
Reviewed 26 August 2017 via mobile

Yum, yum, yum!! This was so good for breakfast. The sayer on it was delicious and the powdered sugar. I could have gotten whipped cream but chose not too. Came with Cajun fries and I chose bacon. Coffee is the kind found in New Orleans.

Thank OhioSuzy
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  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 51 N 12th St, Reading Terminal Market, Philadelphia, PA 19107-2902
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia
  • Phone Number: +1 215-592-0505
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