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Race Street Cafe

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
City Center East
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208 Race St, Philadelphia, PA 19106-1910
+1 215-627-6181
11:30 - 02:00
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Sun - Sat 11:30 - 02:00
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Rennes, France
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42 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had a very nice time on the terrace of the race street cafe! We enjoyed wine and beers accompanied with classic burgers that were very tasteful and more important very generous plate! I recommend!

Thank Marine G
Kansas City, Missouri
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94 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

What a great recommendation from our Holiday Inn hotel. Comfortable and cozy atmosphere. Plenty of beers on tap and the food was good.

Thank Chris T
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017

This was my first time at Race Street Cage and I am upset that I haven't visited earlier. I love the atmosphere of the dim lighting and the music was a nice variety. I reviewed the draft beer list and it was a nice selection. I was meeting up with a friend so we decided to start with a flight... More 

Thank PhillyShaney
Hanoi, Vietnam
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413 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 244 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

But, I had an overall disappointing dinner. First off, the faro/spinach salad I had wasn't worth the 12.50 or so I paid ... along with a ten dollar drink, I was already up to 25.00 bucks for a mediocre meal. The server was distant and on guard for some reason. I felt as soon as I walked into the joint... More 

Thank Bryan H
Bonita Springs, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

The food was good and different than you local bacon and eggs place. They have outside seating of 3 tables. However you are on the sidewalk next to a busy street. The portions were small but good enough to start the day. I would give it a thumbs up. 👍🏽

Thank Bob H
Williamstown, New Jersey
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35 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

First, we walked into the restaurant and there was no one to greet you, so I asked the bartender if we just seat ourselves. I found myself instructing other guests after me. The service was slow and I was told the menu on TripAdvisor was not accurate, it's under construction. I asked to add a side salad, like you can... More 

Thank Scottfla
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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136 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

Not the largest of places or the largest menu but I love it here. I especially love the atmosphere. I feel like I am in a pub in London. The crew are all super-nice. The food if very good. I m not a beer drinker but I know they have a lot on tap. I have brought groups of friends... More 

Thank Kathy_R-Philly
Louisville, Kentucky
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30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

We went here on a recommendation from the hotel staff. Not a huge menu, but I got the burger, and it was awesome. Wife got some shrimp something, It was very good. I put the bar tender to a few tests making drinks from taste and not a recipe. That guy rocks!! I wanted something red with vodka and he... More 

Thank john k
Harleysville, Pennsylvania, United States
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

Stopped in for lunch, ordered wings which we never got. Good food slow service, waitress seemed swamped

Thank Cheryl K
South Texas
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117 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

We ate at Race Street Cafe twice on a recent visit to Philadelphia. It was on the way from our hotel to the historical area. Both times we had burgers - cooked to order and really tasty. Good music and a wide variety of beer choices.

Thank PadreGirl

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 21 - USD 30
American, Bar, Pub, International, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 208 Race St, Philadelphia, PA 19106-1910
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia>  > City Center East
  • Neighbourhood: City Center East
  • Phone Number: +1 215-627-6181

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