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Cafe Nola

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414 S 2nd St, Philadelphia, PA 19147-1608
+1 215-574-1687
Today
17:00 - 22:45
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Hours:
Sun 16:00 - 21:45
Mon - Thu 17:00 - 21:45
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:45
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Wilmington, DE
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2016

This is one of my favorite places to go for brunch. I always sit at the bar and the servers/bartenders are always friendly and either chat with you if you want conversation or leave you alone (I will take a book or the paper sometimes). They make a really good bloody mary! The brunch menu is different than the usual... More 

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Thank schlrn
Ridgewood, New Jersey
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2014

3 of us had dinner last night at Nola. When we arrived, the outdoor tables were full, so we were seated inside by a window. The menus were dirty, as mentioned by another reviewer, but the rest of the table setting was fine. The waiter was friendly and helpful in guiding our food and drink selection. It got warm where... More 

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Havertown, Pennsylvania
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195 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2014 via mobile

This place has been there for years. Always great food, but it needs a good cleaning and new rugs. We ate outside along with having drinks. The appetizers were really good along with the drinks:) I went inside to use the restrooms and the place was empty except for the people who were at the bar.

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Limerick, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2014

We visited for an early dinner on Mother's Day with our daughter & son. Daughter was visiting from Boston & we wanted to walk around the city in an area convenient to the airport. It was empty when we arrived but apparently they were very busy for brunch. There were so many negatives when we sat down we almost walked... More 

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Thank JD992014
Kansas City, Missouri
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50 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 May 2013 via mobile

I'm pretty generous but no. Empty and dark as described by the other reviews. Poor server who has to promote this.

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Thank ButimeTraveler
greenville, sc
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39 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2012

This restaurant provided a welcoming and relaxing atmosphere where one can enjoy a meal. The menu selection was varied with reasonable prices for the high qulaity of food prepared.

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Thank JcH1232013
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2012

My husband and I were in the Society Hill neighborhood window shopping and decided to try one of the local establishments. We ultimately were deciding between The Artful Dodger and Cafe Nola and boy did we choose incorrectly! The first thing that should have tipped us off was the lighting. It was 6pm on a beautifully sunny day and you... More 

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Thank DNADispatch
Philadelphia
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44 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2012

Cafe Nola has been a favorite over the years, in all its locations. As someone who loves New Orleans and visits often, I really want to like this place, but simply can't any more. A silent, empty restaurant in a busy tourist area at 8:00p on a Saturday portends no good. The bartender -- while affable enough -- is apparently... More 

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1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2012

Wish I would have listened to the reviews and stayed away!!! The food was bland overcooked..and not worth the restaurant week price!...when I first walked in the bathroom was foul and there was a weird odor in the restaurant.My water glass had lipstick on it and the server was not very attentive.The seafood bisque taste like water .. my shrimp... More 

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1 Thank JMS226
Mt. Laurel, NJ
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25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2012

I'm another victim of restaurant week. The sad thing is this restaurant has been at this location for at least 10 years with the same problem. They were formally known as EuroCafe, before changing to Cafe Nola, but kept the same chef. I was a patron of the restaurant about 10 years ago, and while I loved the food, I... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Cajun & Creole
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations
Good for
Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
16:00 - 21:45
Monday
17:00 - 21:45
Tuesday
17:00 - 21:45
Wednesday
17:00 - 21:45
Thursday
17:00 - 21:45
Friday
17:00 - 22:45
Saturday
17:00 - 22:45
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 414 S 2nd St, Philadelphia, PA 19147-1608
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia>  > City Center East
  • Neighbourhood: City Center East
  • Phone Number: +1 215-574-1687

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