59 Almshouse

4.7
1019 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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4.6
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
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 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really enjoyed our server and our food was excellent.

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Sled1
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
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 4 days ago
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 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were excellent. Will definitely be back.

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CarolD
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
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.

RC
RCD19027
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food5service2ambience3

Had a 12:30 reservation and was made to wait 20 minutes to be seated people who arrived AFTER us with later reservation times were seated prior to us. Finally got seated and waited another 20 minutes before having to get up and ask for water and menus. Waitress said hostess didn’t tell her we’re seated. Food was great but very long wait for that as well. Waitress never came back to give us our checks so we had to get up once again to ask for that. Then she never returned to take her money so we had to go inside to take care of that as well. Sad because the food is really good but I would really hesitate you coming back here. Horrible customer service.

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JonathonS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Great place to take your family with fantastic food. Will be back soon as we enjoyed our experience very much!

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vipWendyB
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress was excellent and was very accommodating to our needs. All the bus boys could not have been more efficient. Hi

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Great food! Loved sitting outside, nice outside seating with bar area, very clean.

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Mmk717
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, a great experience at 59 Almshouse!! Great food and service!

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Mitch
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice atmosphere and great service. Lots of good options, good drinks and Craft beers as well as food. I had the swordfish and my better half had a nice salad with Ahi tuna. Excellent. Would highly recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience1

Waiter was overall inattentive . Came to take our plates without asking if we were finished and plates still w food. We had to ask for drink refills. In his defense he Was occupied by another table that was quite needy so chalked up to that initially but then he never even looked our way when he came into his area. He was nice though

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

Great food, great service, great atmosphere.. never disappoints! Love their outside dining.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall2food4service2ambience2

I made a reservation and when we got there, it wasn’t ready. Not a big deal, but they kept telling is that it would be ready soon. They tried to seat us at a long table at the bar with all the chairs facing the same way. Very strange for a friends dinner. Then they asked if we wanted a booth. Sure! Next thing we know, they gave it to someone else! What?! They moved those people and put us in the booth. It was not a typical booth. It was I shaped and should have only sat 2 people. Instead, there were 4 adults squeezed into the booth. Not comfortable at all! Thank goodness the food was good because it would have been an awful experience.

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vipSoleburyFoodie
Philadelphia
22 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

It's been too long since we dined at 59 Almshouse and it feels like no time has passed. Their staff is personable and attentive, they offer ample outdoor seating and they have not changed their practice of offering HUGE servings! If you go away hungry, you have not dined here! We are glad to be back and we will return.

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JohnP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Everything was fine, except I had the Mahi Mahi BLT and the fish was way over-cooked. Like cardboard! I thought about sending it back, but we were in the middle of a meal with friends and the restaurant was super busy, so I just sucked it up. If you order this seemingly delicious sandwich, make sure you tell them not to over-cook the fish!

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SuzanneW
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was great as always. Service was spectacular. I usually order one of the specials. I haven’t been disappointed yet.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience4

Our server was not very attentive and had to wave her down. She has served me before and just seems irritated with all the guests. The manager is always on the floor and did stop by. He always seems distracted when you speak to him. Food was amazing as always.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Good happy hour. Would like to see more items added. Some entrees are a little pricey but all food was good.

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vipFoodie
Philadelphia
28 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always an enjoyable experience. Love the food, service and atmosphere

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Kimberly
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ashley gave outstanding, attentive service. Food was delicious and the atmosphere lovely and relaxing.

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trishk
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Food was great we sat in bar a little noisy but fun. Nice casual place to eat. Would recommend to anyone. Make reservations. Portions are plentiful.

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MikeS
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

It was good! We enjoyed our meal. It wasn’t anything special, but we enjoyed it. A little pricy. The service was very good!

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RosemaryC
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My sister in law dropped her leftover salad that she was planning to take home. They replaced it!!

We sat on the patio and it was a relaxing atmosphere. Food excellent. Great menu. And the red sangria was delicious!

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vipKikiG
Atlantic City
7 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Mother's Day brunch was amazing. The menu selection was vast and the actual food was delicious. Great size portions. I highly recommend them for Sunday Brunch.

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majmaven
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Mother’s Day brunch!!! Great food. Large portions. Great drinks. It is my new “go to” for Sunday breakfast.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food. Service was great. Drinks were amazing. Recommend highly.

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hsginct
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience2

This used to. Be one of my favorite places for ribs - today they were tough with very little meat on the bones. The lettuce wraps were ok, but the lettuce was very difficult to create a wrap with, bib lettuce would have been much better.

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Carla
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

We had lunch at 59 Almshouse during Mother's Day weekend. My mother and I both ordered the chopped salad with salmon, and I also had the seafood chowder while she ordered the Bangin' Shrimp. Everything was delicious, served promptly, and the portions were very big. The service was excellent. We'll be back.

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vipTomS
Philadelphia
27 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always. A few new items on the menu, that were delicious.

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nylunch
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mother/daughters night out . We had reservation. Wait or was very attentive. As always. Drinks and food delish!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love it here!! It’s our weekly date night spot.

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purplelady
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The food was excellent. They have a great varied menu.

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SamK
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall2food5service5ambience4

We had a reservation for 8, we got there 7:50 & was told about 15 mins. Which would be 8:05-8:10. I get things happen people linger, etc. we saw them getting a table cleared for 4. But then a group of 3 complained that they had been waiting for over 30 mins and would like that table even though they did not have a Reservation. So our table was given to them w no apology. Mngr & host spoke about it in front of us. We had to remind them about our reservation at 8:25 that we had reservations for 8:00. Wasn’t professional and handle poorly. So basically you don’t need a reservation

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great night

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vipmaremusic
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were at the restaurant

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LarryO
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful meal every time! Nice size potions, never leave hungry!

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jennifer
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Great ambiance. Perfect social distancing. I would highly recommend!

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59 Almshouse is rated 4.7 stars by 1019 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.