59 Almshouse

4.6
1054 Reviews
$30 and under
American
59 is excited to announce that we are open 7 days a week with modified hours. The 59 family is working hard to ensure a safe and enjoyable dining experience. Brunch will resume Sunday Sept 20th.

You’ll want to make sure you join 59 Almshouse for a great night out. Enjoy a sports game at our beautiful showpiece bar, featuring a 24 foot ceiling and gorgeous natural wood trusses. Our bar gives you a wide variety of tantalizing cocktails and 20 draft beers to choose from while enjoying the scene. If you prefer the outdoors, meet your friends at our outdoor patio bar for happy hour! When you are looking for a sit down meal, you can be seated in the cozy main dining room. The 59 Almshouse menu will feature a wood burning grill and a thick juicy house made burger. You will find a variety of Elevated American cuisine you won’t see elsewhere. You won’t want to miss out! The possibilities are endless and we can't wait for you to join us at 59 Almshouse! Our name is our address!
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

You could use some music inside and out but we love it there

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RonScott
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First timers, food, service, drinks and people were awesome. Definitely going back real soon.

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vipCatcal
Philadelphia
28 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience4

I love their Ahi Tuna with tempura green beans! It’s so good. I did make a reservation for outside dining but once again, they didn’t have any left so we dined inside but at a lovely boothin the corner. Service was okay but I did have to stir my coffee with the back of a knife even after asking. I totally understand though that servers right now are scarce and really working hard.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2021
Overall5food5service1ambience3

We had a waiter named Jeff, who I’ve had once before. He was rude, arrogant and inept. The first time I gave him a pass because anyone can have a bad night. But now that it’s happened twice, I’d like management to know

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vipRoccos
Philadelphia
34 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Always enjoy this restaurant except last visit. We were seated about 15 minutes before I went to hostess for a server. Wasn't busy in the bar area where we were seated. The staff, who were just talking, kept looking over at us and snickering but finally came over. Service got slower. We'll be back because of the food.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

First drink was slow but then everything else was really fast and everything tasted great. Plenty of staff so we were always attended to. Very different menu with some surprising choices in a good way.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great! We love Anita!!

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vipTomM
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall3food5service5ambience4

Food was fantastic. Server was outstanding. Front of the house is a total hot mess and started the evening off on a negative note. Had a reservation and showed up about 2 minutes before. Checked in and was acknowledged. There were 4 people standing there seemingly doing the work of 1.5 people. The person who greeted me promptly forgot about me. We just stood there for 15-20 minutes with no one coming to us. Meanwhile parties came in and were sat. We got to witness how the group spoke to customers and let’s just say that they need some training on courteous and diplomatic interaction. So we’re standing there with no other customers around and finally one of the 4 - not the one who greeted me - thought to ask why these thee people were just standing there. Then we were sat at the table that was available the whole tim (we saw it from the waiting area). At least the person who sat us apologized for bad coordination as se sat us. But if that’s the customer’s first impression, it’s not a good one. Need an experienced person in charge, not have 4 people just standing there without defined roles, and need some training on how to speak to customers with courtesy and diplomacy.

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AnnemarieW
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome as usual .

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chrisw
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing! Server was excellent! Atmosphere was awesome!

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MichelleH
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love 59 Almshouse. Great place and awesome food.!!

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Sean
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Great restaurant, have been many times and would go back. Was not a fan of my entree this time, but i guess that’s expected every so often. Other meals there have always been great, so this experience is just more of a one off. Service was fairly good although maybe we could have been asked how we were doing 1-2 more times overall. Overall enjoyed it and would go back

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AlysonD
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great place for burgers, apps, and dinners. Big bars in two locations. A fun place to dine!

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vipMelissaG
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall3food5service4ambience4

Food always great! Drinks- not so much. Mixed drinks watered down- maybe too much melted ice???

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Zestypanda
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Lunch service is FAR superior to dinner service here/. Cook or waitress forgot to Eliminate bacon from the order but it wasn’t a deal breaker. Delicious chop chop salad. A but too much lettuce in chicken salad wrap but food was delicious.

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JoanneB
Austin
9 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We took my mom to dinner here for her birthday. Service and food were excellent! We were seated a few minutes after our reservation time. Drink and food menus offered a good variety.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall2food5service5ambience1

The food and service is great. There is NO AIR CONDITIONING! Not sure how you expect people to dine and return when it’s 100 degrees out and more comfortable than your restaurant

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STEVEN
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wait staff was great and very friendly. Food was really good and inside the bar area was very nice

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KerryE
Orlando
6 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had the ribs this time.......Awesome! they fell off the bone. And don't forget to start with the brie appetizer.

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JoeC
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, food and outdoor dining area! Owner was very friendly and talked to us for awhile. Definitely will be back soon!

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vipValerieH
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Larry at the bar was engaging and creative!

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carol
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

This has become our go to for Friday evenings. Staff here is great, varied menu, food is consistently good, prices are fair. It is very busy, and even though we make reservations, there is sometimes a little bit of a wait. But even the people they greet and seat, are very pleasant. The only problem is parking can be a little tight, you have to park in lot next door. Not surprising as this place rightfully draws a good crowd.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience. Loved the relaxing summer feel to the restaurant. Food was delicious.

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viplauriem
San Francisco
27 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

We had to send back an appetizer as we didn’t think it looked cooked inside. The main meal was good but not great. No bread on table - it was expensive and we were hungry after dinner :(

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vipkjf13
Philadelphia
28 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Enjoyed the outside patio area. The selection of menu items was great. Difficult to decide. The food was well prepared and enjoyable. Servers were very quick to help cover tables for each other.

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vipTheresaB
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great staff and excellent food!

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AKathD
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was absolutely amazing. Staff was very kind and helpful. Overall great experience.

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LindaK
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Always enjoy the atmosphere and the food never disappoints The staff was a bit overwhelmed by the volume of diners and not being able to seat parties with reservations at their reserved time. But once seated the service was excellent as always.

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JordonnaF
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

The drinks and the bar tender were excellent! The service at the bar was fun . Dinner was enjoyable but nothing that was special. The staff helped our server and that made our dining experience pleasant. The restaurant is clean with a nice rustic decor and not too noisy.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Will be back

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LindaH
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious as always! We have never had a bad meal - you can count on a good dish each time you come.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
24 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, drinks and service! Will come here again

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Mark
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience3

Restaurant was very busy and service was slower than usual. Our waiter was running, so they may have been shortstaffed. Food is always very good and prices are reasonable.

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MyTwoCents
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

For a local place the food is consistently good. The service is consistently mediocre. Servers are nice but not attentive. We asked for napkins, more drinks, multiple times. Never got the napkins even though we ordered the wings. The beef fajita was fresh but the meat had a lot of fat on it. The Asian salad is very good but the tofu option only comes fried. It would be nice if it could come raw or grilled. The Poke bowl was very very good and everything was fresh. We opted for the sticky rice substitution for the coconut rice and were very happy. Most of the diners were polite and neighborly, one couple was outwardly rude and even involved themselves in our family conversation. This is a good go to local restaurant. If they worked harder training their staff it would go a long way.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience2

This was an unbelievably poor experience. We had to request that some one take our order. It took 25 minutes to get someone’s attention. The appetizer was cold when it finally arrived. They took it back to make another one. Twenty minutes later the replacement appetizer appeared. It was cold as well. John, our server, must have been having a very bad day. He ignored us unless we flagged him down. The manager comped our entrees. This entire experience should not happen. It is uncharacteristic for 59 Almshouse. I trust it was an anomaly.

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SamG
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really enjoyed our server and our food was excellent.

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Sled1
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The sweet potato burger was delicious and the smoked old fashioned is the best I've had! I'll definitely be back

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jbsm
Atlantic City
10 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

The food is always consistently very good and while we do frequent the restaurant, we haven't always had the best experience with the management.
Personally, we have not had bad interaction with the management, but on more than one occasion, we have witnessed the manager or owner (I'm honestly not sure which) patronize and demean the staff.
While I understand it is a very busy establishment, it has given me reason to pause and reconsider returning or recommending 59 Almshouse.
It has made for an uncomfortable experience so much so that my husband and I considered reprimanding the manager myself that he dare speak to another human being in the manner he did and if he wanted a better outcome, it starts from the top to explain and show how things should be done properly.
As someone in management myself, I am well aware of the proper way to conduct a business and have the work done properly in a busy environment. The way the management has proven to not only demean, but then not help to change the situation to make it run more smoothly in front of guests on more than one occasion, only tells me that this is a constantly tense environment for the employees. I feel sad that in this day and age, workers are still treated with such little respect by their employers. Therefore, I cannot recommend this restaurant and I hope the management reads this review and seriously takes into consideration their attitudes and how they treat others.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were excellent. Will definitely be back.

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CarolD
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have never disappointed! There is such a variety of options to choose from on the menu and everything is made to perfection. The waiter we had could not have been more pleasant and went out of his way during the hole dining experience.

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59 Almshouse is rated 4.6 stars by 1054 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.