Route 6 Restaurant
Route 6 Restaurant
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Route 6 Restaurant

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.route6restaurant.com/
  • Phone: 2153914600x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:30pm - 10:00pm,

    Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, American
  • Executive Chef: Andy Kitko
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Mt. Vernon
  • Public Transit: Septa Subway - Broad Street Line to Spring Garden.

    Septa Subway - Broad Ridge Spur to Fairmount.
  • Parking: Valet
A word from Route 6 Restaurant
Named after the famed highway that begins in Provincetown, Mass., and runs through the heart of Cape Cod, Route 6 celebrates the cuisine that is beloved in coastal towns from Maine to Maryland. Offering a seasonal, sea-to-table menu with classic dishes from Executive Chef Andy Kitko, such as clam chowder, lobster rolls, and buttermilk fried oysters as well as daily lobster and whole fish selections, this 150 seat restaurant will instantly transport you to the relaxing lifestyle of the eastern shore. A spectacular wood-burning oven and grill adds a distinct flavor to the food while filling the room with the smells of oak and fruit woods. The chef's counter, with seating for 20, is the ideal spot to order oysters and clams from the raw bar, and peek into the open kitchen. Dessert is not to be missed, as pies and cobblers are served up hot and fresh. The beverage list will feature 20 beers by the bottle and six on tap.
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Route 6 Restaurant reviews from OpenTable diners
  • Route 6: Good girlfriends catchup
    Sunflower5464
    Dined on 1/13/2014
    Route 6 is a good place to order some wine & apps and catch up with friends. We had a lovely time & the wine is good, not anything extraordinary. This place is not inexpensive, but then again, it's a city restaurant. The service was OK. In a quiet room, you could barely hear our waiter, but he was nice. Overall, this is a cozy spot for friends to catch up, but it's not a place to go with your friends if you're trying to catch up on the cheap!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Always excellent
    Amf666
    Dined on 1/12/2014
    One of my favorite restaurants in the city. The best fish, perfectly prepared. Loved the trout, lobster, sides and salad. You can't go wrong.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Decent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 1/12/2014
    Food and ambiance were great. Only thing that bothered me was that I ordered a 3 lb lobster and was told (after the check arrived) that it does not come with sides even when all of the other entrees did. That should be clear on the menu or highlighted by the waiter, especially when the items that all came with sides were lower priced.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very loud
    PQuiz
    Dined on 1/11/2014
    The back space is very loud and is designed for larger parties. And often larger parties have children. The service was good but food was mediocre at best. And for the price, one would like an experience to remember. Calamari was a frozen product and my monk fish was served cold and when the server insisted to take it back to the kitchen. It came back as a hot piece of rubber fish. Not worth te money, maybe sitting in the front area would have been a better experience. Our table of five got lost in the much larger parties in back area.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Great place
    Jakemort74
    Dined on 1/11/2014
    The good and atmosphere were great plus the selection in wine and beer was good
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • disappointment
    MadFoodie
    Dined on 1/10/2014
    The food was horrible the service was horrible and I would never recommend this restaurant to anyone. this was my first time at this restaurant and I can honestly say it will be my last.the server had an attitude the entire time. Never again...
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Willing to try again
    Randy
    Dined on 1/10/2014
    The seafood stew was way to salty. They took it off the bill which was good of them. I will try the place again because of the decent gesture the manager made.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Route 6 is a great restaurant!
    luvnseafood215
    Dined on 1/10/2014
    I decided to try Route 6 with my wife for her birthday and came away with two observations.....Route 6 has amazing great food and equally great ambiance. The management is very proactive versus reactive and my wife and I plan to dine there again VERY soon!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Problem Dinner but We Will Return
    Philly4FoodVIP
    Dined on 1/10/2014
    This was the first meal at Route 6 that was not well prepared. Although the appetizers were great the main course had problems. We complained to the manager, and he agreed that the broiled vegetable was burnt and listened to our complaints about what we considered to be overcooked lobster. The manager handled the situation appropriately, and we will return.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great!!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 1/10/2014
    Service was top notch!! Food was excellent !! We felt like were eating at resturant by the shore. Oyster selection was great. This was our first time to this resturant and def wont be our last!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for Date Night
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 1/9/2014
    Great selection of seafood. The oysters were very fresh. The wine list was great and complimentary to my meal. The fried lobster tails were really good. I will definitely return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 1/8/2014
    Our Third visit The BIG Disappointment was a $25 swordfish half the size of my I phone. We won't be back. Bill and Mary Beier
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Seafood
    Skylar14
    Dined on 1/5/2014
    I'm at Route 6 several times a month. Enjoy the fresh oysters and find the fish to be of good quality and fresh. Lately have taken a liking to the fried lobster tails. Staff is friendly and welcoming. Good mixed drinks.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Awesome as usual!!!
    kimb
    Dined on 1/4/2014
    We had a wonderful time as always! This is truly a great place to go and have a fantastic time with family or friends. Our waiter, Matthew was so helpful and knowledgeable and made our night even better. Thank you to Route 6 for another great experience. Love Love Love Route 6!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The food was great and the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 1/3/2014
    The food was great and the service was even better.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • New Year's Eve
    KFamilyVIP
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    Even on busy New Year's Eve, the servers were friendly and composed. The food was excellent! The roasted vegetable sides were remarkably as good as the entree. Loved it!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for NYE Group
    Lauren
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    Not sure how, but we all got it in our head that we wanted oysters on NYE. Route 6 seemed like a logical choice. Our server was well knowledge in how to direct our oyster choices (thanks buddy!) and only good things were said about everyone's entrees. We had an addition to our party on the morning of New Year's Eve and they were extremely accommodating. Will absolutely be returning.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Great Find
    tgdvm13
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    I loved the environment of Route 6. It has a relaxed modern feel with well thought out lighting and layout. The service was outstanding from start to finish with multiple staff servicing the table with efficiency and friendliness. Had the crab deviled eggs for an appetizer - delicious with an abundance of crab, not too heavy. The clam chowder was creamy and delicious with a great consistency. The monkfish for an entree was vibrant with good flavor and not too heavy. Had the chocolate caramel tart for dessert which had great flavor, but an overwhelmingly chewy consistency at times. I will be back again and recommend Route 6 to all Philadelphians.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Glad that we found the place
    cwrjr
    Dined on 12/30/2013
    Route 6 was a gem that our family is glad that we found. The 3# lobsters were a hit - having them grilled in the brick oven was a treat - tender, juicy and tasty. One of the family had the Filet and that was also a hit. They also have a variety of appetizers and the ones we had were a hit. From the person that sat us, to our server and to the person that bused the table - everyone was thoughtful and pleasant. We look forward to going back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love the lobster deals
    goodVIP
    Dined on 12/27/2013
    Classic Steven starr rest. The lobster deals are excellent and they have great other entrees as well. Def a good spot. Nothing flashy just good food.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect
    hayes86VIP
    Dined on 12/27/2013
    Everything was perfect. I can't stop talking about how yummy everything was! I'm looking forward to going back......real soon!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Luv Route 6
    Seafoodlover
    Dined on 12/27/2013
    The food was fresh and very very tasty. Our server, Will, was very attentive. Luv this place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food
    terry
    Dined on 12/26/2013
    My friend from Los Angeles was in town for the holiday season. I wanted to take her somewhere nice because I had not seen her in well over 20 years. She had already been here and loved the food. She was right….the food was great!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • consistently great restaurant!
    JaneVIP
    Dined on 12/26/2013
    consistently great restaurant! Service, food and staff wonderful. Visit during the lobster specials. The best in the city.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just what you expect
    Mike
    Dined on 12/23/2013
    Very good food Flawless service Atractuve staff Loved the chowder and fried lobster tails
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • 2nd time there and going again soon
    willips
    Dined on 12/21/2013
    Great food great lobster specials and staff is quick and friendly. Gives Great east coast seafood with a beachy feel Had a birthday dinner for my girlfriend and they wished her happy birthday when we walked in, and brought her a special slice of birthday cake too! Very nice
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, late-night find, hot spot, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a great experience
    JohnbVIP
    Dined on 12/21/2013
    Dined here several times...food and service always enjoyable...like that manager is present on the floor.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great ambience for a seafood
    Luv2eatVIP
    Dined on 12/21/2013
    Great ambience for a seafood restaurant. Food and serivce has been excellent each time we have eaten here.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lobster fest
    dm715VIP
    Dined on 12/20/2013
    I really enjoy the lobster fest special. Good food at a good price. Service was good this time.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place for a celebration!
    Tavabonn
    Dined on 12/20/2013
    My daughter and I went to Route 6 to celebrate my birthday. The service was excellent - the servers were friendly and attentive and the food arrived promptly. We ordered clam chowder, lobster (steamed), fries, curried carrots, bluefish dip and the shore dinner, which included fried oysters, chicken salad and coleslaw. The food was absolutely delicious! I only have two complaints: 1) the curried carrots, although very well seasoned, were a bit too crunchy, and 2) the restaurant is not open for lunch, otherwise, I would eat there more often. Nevertheless, I am looking forward to returning to Route 6 soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Atmosphere and Burger
    Val22
    Dined on 12/20/2013
    As a person that doesn't eat shellfish I was hesitant to try this spot. Although not many non seafood options, the cheeseburger I got was exceptional! The roasted tomato that was almost like ketchup really made the burger. Can definitely say it was one of the best burgers I have ever had! Everyone else loved their food and the atmosphere was very open and energetic so we all had a great time. Can't forget to mention, the service was very good from the hostess to the waiter and even the bus boy.. All great!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Notify us regarding specials
    Foodie4life
    Dined on 12/20/2013
    We were there during happy hour and we weren't explained by our waitress about the specials we might have been charged a bit more than what we were expecting but dinner was finished and we didn't want to fuss & tipped generously. Will I return to route six? Maybe.. But I can't confidently say yes as I would; like some other 5 star restaurants that I've been to.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Best Lobster I have ever had!
    Lisenka
    Dined on 12/19/2013
    My family and I celebrated my birthday there a couple of weeks ago. The staff was very nice and helpful, including answering our many questions of which oysters to have. But the lobster cooked on the wood grill was the best lobster I have ever had. Normally I love dousing it with butter but even that just took away from the deliciousness. Definitely get the grilled corn with it!! We also had some delicious oysters (I wish I could remember which ones!) and the crab roll to share. We ate Very well!! Also, to consider, for all of the food we got (and we got a lot!), the bill was pretty reasonable, much more so than I thought it would be. So the questions is...will I be going back. Absolutely!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lobster special
    JoseyVIP
    Dined on 12/17/2013
    We had been to Route 6 last summer and were delighted to find out that they were having a lobster special. We upgraded the New England Clambake to a 2 lb lobster. The lobster was cooked perfectly and every part of the dish was delicious. And a great value!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love this place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 12/14/2013
    This place has very good food and excellent service. I would go there again in a heartbeat! The food was served very quickly and the entire staff was very attentive. The lobster was cooked very well, and their clam chowder is delicious.
    Special Features:
    romantic, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great seafood
    NewtoPhilly
    Dined on 12/13/2013
    Been to Route 6 twice and loved it every time. Nice menu with rotating fresh seafood, and the desserts are to die for!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • This restaurant is just wonderful.
    LouieVIP
    Dined on 12/13/2013
    This restaurant is just wonderful. The food is great only surpassed by the service. Don't miss out on the bread pudding. I would come back for that alone!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 12/13/2013
    I love the lobster and all of the appetizers and side dishes.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • No Complaints
    Diningdiva
    Dined on 12/13/2013
    My friend and I get together for dinner often and look for restaurants that offer great seafood. We hit the mother lode at Route Six. There lobster choices were exceptional and most of all reasonable. My friend ordered a fried lobster appetizer that was tasty and plentiful and an entree of lobster on a roll with fries that she enjoyed. I enjoyed a fresh and delicious Caesar salad with just enough Caesar dressing followed by grilled lobster (a lb and a half) and grilled asparagus. Delicious! Our server was courteous and provided great suggestion without being overbearing. We finished off with dessert that was also perfect. We really enjoyed our dining experience at Route Six.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ladies night
    Dbec64VIP
    Dined on 12/13/2013
    Went to Route 6 as a girls night out, and was very pleased. The food was great and the staff was attentive. Stand-outs were the crab bombs, lobster roll, shrimp and lobster tails. The Black Eye Susan was yummy! My only disappointment was the bar area which was way too small.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.