Bridget Foy's

4.5
925 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Bridget Foy's restaurant has been a Philadelphia staple since 1978. Bouncing back from a devastating fire in October 2017. Serving up tasty comfort food, cocktails, beer and wine for heated outdoor patio seating, indoor seating and bar area WEDNESDAY - SUNDAY 4-9pm & BRUNCH SATURDAY & SUNDAY 11am-3pm.

Safety precautions

Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
13 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved It . Great neighborhood option which we needed

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Nancy
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience3

I was disappointed that although the sign posted at the door required masks of diners, none of the staff we encountered were wearing masks even though City Ordinance required it.
Our reservation asked the type of table we preferred and we requested "table". The host informed us he only had high tops available even though there were several tables open. We insisted upon a table. He then separated 2 tables for 2 and gave us a table. During our stay another couple was seated at the other table for two. No loss to the restaurant.
We ordered a large salad to be shared. We asked the runner for a second plate and he pointed to our tiny bread plates. We indicated we preferred a larger salad plate. He never returned. We asked the host for another plate which he got and threw in front of my husband. Sorry to inconvenience him.
This was our first opportunity to revisit Bridget Foy's since it reopened. The food was excellent but we were disappointed the meatloaf has not returned to the menu. The menu was always minimal but it is really minimal now. Perhaps they are having supply issues. Availability of alcoholic beverages was also poor.
I recommend for the food but not for the service.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service.

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ChristineW
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience1

This was our one year anniversary dinner and we were excited to try a restaurant that we haven’t been to yet. We weren’t looking for anything spectacular. Just good food and normal service. The most disappointing aspect of our experience was the service. We barely saw our server and it took forever for the smallest requests like getting our first drink, placing our order, getting our check, etc. despite the fact that it wasn’t a busy night. The food was good but we wouldn’t return.

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Scribblegal
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my first visit to Bridget Foy's since they reopened. I went for Sunday brunch. The brunch choices could have been wider, with more plant-based options, but the food was excellent, attractive and came out in a timely manner. The service was stellar. My brunch companion and I loved that we got a bottle of water, free of charge!

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VivF
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Menu was average, the crab hush ouooied were delicious as were the fries and side salad but "fried" chicken sandwich was chewy and kinda soggy. Burgers good

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vipJosephB
Philadelphia
34 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service!!

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JeffG
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had good food, good prices and great service. I eat there everytime I am in Philly for a conference.

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DJSLI
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Very nice vibe.... Food was solid.... Excellent/ attentive service. We ate in the bar. A bit too loud and too cramped. Eat outside or in the main restaurant.

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Marj
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place! Neighborhood favorite - one I return to even from a different residence.

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KarinaR
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The place is fantastic! The reservation was ready as soon as we got there, service was outstanding, and the food is superb! My husband and I had a great dinner there and we will for sure come back in the future whenever we are in Philly again!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great

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vipDerekD
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Food was just okay.

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vipJohnC
Philadelphia
33 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Very friendly staff that makes you feel welcome the moment you arrive. the French onion bruschetta was magnificent. We had the sausage and pepper and onion rigatoni which was absolutely delicious and the pasta with seafood which was also delicious. Really enjoyed the evening.

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vipJPIMetro
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience3

Terrible service. Was doubtful about going there due to the lower general review, and it should actually be lower.

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vipTatar
Philadelphia
188 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had the Short Rib special it was delicious and filling. My server Bianca was bartending also, but was still very attentive. But this will be my last review, since the fire. I will be the first one back when it's rebuild. It has been and always will be my first home away from home, ever since Bernadette told me to stop eating by my self in the dining room and go sit at the bar. That was 13 years ago and I never had a bad time there.

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vipESJT
Philadelphia
185 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual fine dining. Excellent black bean soup, a creamy Mac and cheese. But there is now a deep dish apple pie on the dessert list. Fabulous, great taste and full of apples. I could eat the pie as an entree A great meal in a fine neighborhood restaurant.

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vipESJT
Philadelphia
185 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bridget Foy’s is always good, pleasant staff great food, family friendly. Just a good place to be.

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Momtofive
Philadelphia
43 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Again, my husband and I had a great dinner at Bridget Foys. The service is always good and friendly. It was the first night for the fall menu, which was really good. The brussel sprouts were so tasty - I recommend them highly. Overall, this is a wonderful place for a good dinner. The bar is good and it provides great people watching if you get a table by the windows.

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vipESJT
Philadelphia
185 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant.

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EileenW
Philadelphia
21 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2017
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Very good food. I had buck a shuck oysters that were good but small. Fish tacos were delicious.

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vipESJT
Philadelphia
185 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated Restaurant Week. Great experience with a great menu b

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great evening. Energetic atmosphere, great food and very pleasant and attentive wait staff.

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vipMARTINIANYONE
Philadelphia
98 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2017
Overall3food4service4ambience4

We went here because they participated in Restaurant Week. Service was great, had filet which was cooked perfect and with it came potato that were cooked different than mashed or baked and were really good. Apple turnover and chocolate desserts were fantastic!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2017
Overall3food2service4ambience4

The hostess/ waiter was very cool and energetic. The first thing we ordered was a pitcher of the white sangria. Kinda hard to say how good it was because the pitcher was 70% ice 30% sangria. We came for restaurant week, first course meat loaf slides which was okay, and it was exactly what the menu stated it would be ONE SLICE OF MEAT LOAF CUT INTO 3 PIECES. The roll used was soft but the cup of onions on top of the slider was a little excessive. The clam chowder looked very weird, not what I would consider a chowder to be it was extremely brothy but did have a lot of clams. The next course was a "rib eye" sub and the shrimp diablo. The sub was very dry and the cheese wasn't even melted. The fries were soft and cold. The shrimp diablo was okay. The pasta was a thin spaghetti with a regular marinara sauce, a table spoon of lump crab meat and three over cooked flavorless shrimp. Last but not least dessert we had a mud pie and apple crisp with vanilla ice cream. The only thing good about the pie was the crust, the middle was extremely hard and the whip cream had no flavor at all. The apples in the crisp was almost similar to apple sauce and the crumb was very sandy and unpleasant to eat.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My friends and I went here for Restaurant Week. The food was delicious and our server (I believe his name is Kevin) was excellent. It was our first time going there, but we will definitely be back!

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vipTatar
Philadelphia
188 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I had the restaurant week special, brussel sprouts for an appetizer and the filet as the main course, both were delicious. The filet cut like butter, perfectly cooked.

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vipESJT
Philadelphia
185 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Got a preview of the Restsutant Week menu. The chowder was fabulous. The tuna toke great. Sorry that the heirloom tomato is running out. There's always next year for tomatos. In the meantime the menu is always great n

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vipESJT
Philadelphia
185 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bridget Foy's is our "go to" restaurant. The food is consistently well prepared. The specials are clever and tasty. Lately the fried green tomato salad was brilliant. The staff are fine and friendly. Always a pleasure.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2017
Overall1food1service3ambience4

I have been to Bridget 3 times now and each time it has disappointed me. I keep going back, thinking its going to be better because its close and it has a nice outdoor seating area but its food is honestly lackluster.

The service was slow and honestly the food is entirely unimpressive, especially for the price I'm paying. The chicken sandwich during brunch this past week was a small, shriveled and mostly just breading piece of chicken. The shakshuka lacked any originality or flavor. I was highly disappointed by my meal and honestly didn't finish it.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Black Bean burger should not have cheese.....most vegetarian or vegan do not eat dairy.
Let customers know when they order one

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OpenTable Diner
New England
8 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2017
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The food was pretty good and the drinks were amazing. Would definitely go again.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2017
Overall3food3service3ambience3

There was a large party of us... 10. We went for brunch. The food was OK, but as soon as someone looked like they were finished their meal the waiter was there to take the plate away, rushing us. The restaurant was empty and there was no need to rush us the way they did. I asked them not to remove our plates until we were all finished, however that didn't stop them. We decided to go someplace else for drinks and dessert. I had to ask for salt and pepper, my eggs were bland.

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vipESJT
Philadelphia
185 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

BF's is a comfortable and good restsutant Tonight the heirloom tomato and burratta salad was great.

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vipCityLady52
Philadelphia
136 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great lobster special. We live nearby and live BF. Always reliable quality tasty good. Great servers who seem happy to be working there. Great cocktails beer selection and apps. Lobster special was awesome. Outdoor dining on the porch on corner of Headhouse great for people watching.

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vipESJT
Philadelphia
185 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The heirloom tomato salad with house made burratta is spectacular.

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vipCarmenH
Philadelphia
21 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bridgette Foy's is a family favorite!! We went for the lobster fest. My three friends enjoyed their large lobsters and creamy potatoe salad. First time I've ordered the mussels and they were fabulous!

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vipESJT
Philadelphia
185 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tonight we had a heirloom tomato and burratta salad which which was fantastic. Also they had a Jersey tomato gazpacho. This is a really creative restaurant. Love their food flair.

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vipTatar
Philadelphia
188 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2017
Overall5food4service5ambience4

I had the lobster dinner and it was delicious and very filling. The staff was very helpful and attentive.

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vipsparky
Philadelphia
36 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2017
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The lobster was delicious and the energetic vibe of the dining room is what makes Bridget Foy's so much fun.

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Bridget Foy's offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (215) 922-1813.

Bridget Foy's is rated 4.5 stars by 925 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.

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