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Twisted Tail

$$ - $$$American, ,
509 South 2nd Street, Philadelphia, PA 19147
+1 215-558-2471
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good40%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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American, Bar, Pub
$$ - $$$
509 South 2nd Street, Philadelphia, PA 19147
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1 - 10 of 141 reviews

Reviewed 5 days ago

Came for a late evening snack after a long journey. Very attentive service without being overbearing. Choice of food was a little limited, so I went for 2 starters being a bit of a fish freak. My choice of wine was only by the bottle...More

Thank Mark D
Reviewed 1 week ago

A co worker and I recently dined here for lunch. The place is very large but we sat outside b/c it was a gorgeous day. The menu is a bit limited for lunch but we both enjoyed our meals very much. They have a nice...More

Thank Brittany322
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Small plates experience. Service was excellent. Upstairs very loud where dinning. Quality of food excellent. Ribs par boiled but tasty. Expensive for amount of food. Drinks excellent.

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Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

I was traveling with my teenage son and wanted to take him somewhere for dinner where he could try something different. Twisted Tail fit the bill. We chose the 7 course dinner and enjoyed every bite. Each plate was beautifully presented and the food was...More

Thank Stephanie A
Reviewed 2 August 2017

The lamb chops and swordfish were excellent. Wait staff was initially very good then non responsive once we had our meals. I would recommend this place for the very good food.

Thank ccham
Reviewed 31 July 2017 via mobile

We held our son's rehearsal dinner at the Twisted Tail 2nd floor space. The staff did a great job in having everything set up and replenished during the evening. They were very professional in the whole quote/proposal/contract process. We even received a call the day...More

Thank John-Sue Z
Reviewed 9 June 2017

We were fortunate enough to get a sidewalk table on a warm Saturday evening when the place was literally packed. We shared the following plates: Grilled asparagus salad, Crispy flatbread, Grilled harpoon-caught swordfish and Grilled Hangar steak. Everything was well prepared, using top ingredients and...More

Thank Joseph G
Reviewed 28 May 2017

We were here for mothers day. Wasn't to crowded. We were seated upstairs but at the far end from where the bands played. Music was good. Food was very good, service was top notch. We got the tasting menu, which was probably a mistake. We...More

Thank cruise182
Reviewed 2 May 2017

This restaurant has a very large menu of whiskeys and cocktails. The food is interesting and well prepared and plated. The service was pleasant but a little slow. Live music upstairs is nice to hear but I would recommend sitting downstairs if you want to...More

Thank Betsy W
Reviewed 24 April 2017 via mobile

Absolutely deserving 5 stars for their food, delicious, nothing to complain, except maybe the service which was a tad bit slow, but guessing that it was a beautiful Saturday evenibg, with lot of people enjoying dinner out it was something to be expected. So they...More

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Caz B
23 February 2017|
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Response from T C M | Reviewed this property |
Hi - we just stopped in for drinks one evening before dinner. Not sure about the veg choices and as for booking a table, I'm sure a quick phone call to them would clear that up for you. My guess is it depends on the band... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 30 - USD 30
American, Bar, Pub
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene
Open Hours
10:00 - 02:00
12:00 - 02:00
12:00 - 02:00
12:00 - 02:00
12:00 - 02:00
12:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 509 South 2nd Street, Philadelphia, PA 19147
    (Between South and Lombard)
  • Public Transportation: Metered street parking is available in front of the restaurant. The closest available parking garage is located on Lombard Street between 2nd and 3rd.
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia
  • Phone Number: +1 215-558-2471
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