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Bourbon Blue

$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Cajun & Creole, International, Contemporary, Pub
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2 Rector St, Philadelphia, PA 19127-1511 (Main St.)
+1 215-508-3360
16:00 - 02:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun 10:00 - 01:00
Mon - Thu 16:00 - 01:00
Fri 16:00 - 02:00
Sat 11:00 - 02:00
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Now I have to start this off by saying that I have really only came here for Happy Hour because of the awesome deal we have. They have a group of appetizers on sale for $5 which is such a great deal for how good their food is. All of the food I have had here is extremely good although... More 

Thank Kyle P
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place is set in a beautiful location on the water in Manayunk. The food is amazing. We usually eat at the bar and have found that the bartender Kristen is our favorite and one of the best in the business. The food and her service keep us coming back!

Thank Sue S
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47 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

Group of 12 and all raved about their meals. Their menu had a range of appetizers and entrees marked GF!!! For me, a 5 rating for food is due for their having both GF Bang Bang Shrimp and GF Jambalaya (see photo). They were amazing! One complaint: Bourbon Blue does not stock a single GF beer which is inexplicable given... More 

Thank Tom K
Columbus, Ohio
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452 reviews
259 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 184 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

I did not choose this place--it was a mixer dinner at the conference I attended. But I did enjoy it. I do like New Orleans food, and I had a good meal here. I had jambalaya and Bananas Foster bread pudding. Both were good. The place is pretty basic, being an old woolen mill on the old canal converted into... More 

Thank kgilbert78
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201 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

We were in town visiting family and found this place on open table. The brunch menu is great for everyone- breakfast options, salads, sandwiches, burgers etc. the food was good. I had the omelette with veggies and it was good- the only downside was the potatoes were a little dry. My husband got the chicken wrap with Cajun fries- and... More 

Thank Love4Travel616
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016

It was my almost my birthday, so my girlfriends and I ditched the husbands and kids and went into the city for a nice dinner and drinks. The location was great and the decor was cute. The first issue was that they only gave us ONE menu for 5 people - we had to ask and then wait (awhile) for... More 

1 Thank FaithSD
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31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2016

Bourbon Blue has a great location in Manayunk on the water. The event space is in the basement and doesn't offer the view or vibe of the main restaurant. Make sure you see it-rustic atmosphere-before you commit.

1 Thank CzarinaPhiladelphia
Staten Island, New York
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439 reviews
219 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2016

Out with some business associates. We wanted a drink before returning to the hotel. We came upon this establishment right along the Schuylkill River Trail. Your Valet Parking is complimentary if you drink/eat at this establishment. It was raining a little so we drank inside, but there was a nice deck with tables and chairs available. They had a nice... More 

Thank bbbob84
Philadelphia PA USA
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39 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2016

We love Cajun/New Orleans cuisine and we have not found anything impressive in Philly. We thought we would give Bourbon Blue a try. They have $12 valet parking which is important due to the limited parking in the area. The restaurant was dead, but it was a Wednesday at 6:00. The cornbread was excellent! I had the blue cheese burger... More 

Newtown, Pennsylvania
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39 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2016 via mobile

Fun place, good food and beverages. Highly recommend if your in Manyunk and it over looks the Schyukill River Trail for a nice view while you eat. Also have outdoor seating.

Thank Nancy D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 15 - USD 40
American, Bar, Cajun & Creole, International, Contemporary, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Serves Alcohol, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene
Open Hours
10:00 - 01:00
16:00 - 01:00
16:00 - 01:00
16:00 - 01:00
16:00 - 01:00
16:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2 Rector St, Philadelphia, PA 19127-1511
    (Main St.)
  • Public Transportation: Two blocks from the R6 train. One block from the 61 and 35 bus.
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia>  > Manayunk
  • Neighbourhood: Manayunk
  • Phone Number: +1 215-508-3360

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