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Rex 1516

1516 South St, South Street West, Philadelphia, PA 19146-1690
+1 267-319-1366
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  • Excellent27%
  • Very good58%
  • Average13%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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Cajun & Creole, American
$$ - $$$
1516 South St, South Street West, Philadelphia, PA 19146-1690
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Reviewed 9 October 2017

This place is a tiny jewel on South Street that is easy to walk to from Center City where our hotel was located. The staff is very friendly and accommodating. The food is Southern with a twist of "unusual". Be sure to save room for...More

Thank lmk1126
Reviewed 12 February 2017

This place is very charming. Our waiter was very friendly and helpful. The food is very filling. The mac and cheese is awesome. My husband loved the fried chicken. I don't eat meat, but still had an excellent roasted squash salad and pasta dish.

Thank JIA-7
Reviewed 7 November 2016

Friday night was hopping, and you need to book to get a table. The atmosphere is just great. Nice and dark with good beverage service, but the very thing I came here for - the Fried Chicken, was not as tasty as KFC! No spices,...More

Thank familytraveller5
Reviewed 4 November 2016 via mobile

Sat at the bar. Friendly service, but so dark I couldn't see my burger. Kinda trendy joint. The burger was large and on the chilli side, which was different but cool. I opted for a green salad instead of fries, and although just a bunch...More

1  Thank krys_k
Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Recommend making a reservation. We were lucky and it was early so we had no problem but it's cozy so not many tables. Menu is rather limited but I opted for the burger which was very good and cooked as expected. Service was great and...More

Thank debt63NH
Reviewed 3 July 2016 via mobile

I went here on a Saturday night and had the burger...Loved it!!!....one of the better ones I've had. Loved the toppings and the nice Lil kick of heat from the cheese, it doesn't last long and it's delicious

Thank Kevin W
Reviewed 18 May 2016 via mobile

We had the burger special that came with a shot, a beer, a burger, and fries. It was delicious and affordable. We aren't from the area so we decided to give the wings a whirl too and I was impressed with the molasses sauce, I...More

Thank Jennifer B
Reviewed 5 May 2016 via mobile

I selected this restaurant. Each of us had something different. I had the fried chicken which was a leg and ample thigh. Very good. Garlic mashed potatoes were good. When I told others at table I had mixed feelings about restaurant, they were a bit...More

Thank Frank B
Reviewed 17 March 2016 via mobile

What a wonderful experience! Sat at the bar for dinner in this small, cozy downtown restaurant. Our bartender, Lou, mixed drinks and conversation behind his bar like the highly skilled mixologist he is! Described and recommended our entrees of mushroom bucatini for me and shells...More

Thank Kimberly M
Reviewed 14 March 2016

My daughter actually found this place on Yelp. We had a group of 8 people for brunch. It's not a big place, but very quaint, with a friendly staff. The cocktails were very good, coffee strong. Food was very good. I had the banana foster...More

Thank Crazzzzs
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5 December 2015|
Response from Heather R | Property representative |
Hi, Larry. We don't, but we do serve brunch Saturdays and Sundays, 11:00-4:00. We hope to see you some time!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 50
Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Accepts Credit Cards
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1516 South St, South Street West, Philadelphia, PA 19146-1690
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia
  • Phone Number: +1 267-319-1366
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