Devil's Alley – Philadelphia

4.3
473 reviews
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$30 and under
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Comfort Food
An urban alley interior meets the open-air energy of the park. Touches of Rittenhouse Square-area elegance add charm to the edgy concrete and metal interior. Natural light fills the space and an overlook loft and bar upstairs allows for a view of the park below. Flames from the open kitchen sear classics from slow-smoked ribs to spice-rubbed ribeyes. Ingredients are of the highest quality, with local produce and high end meats. Always affordable, the Devil’s Alley menu bridges the gap between American comfort cuisine and a backyard barbecue, allowing for a delicious lunch, fun dinner or late night bite. Enjoy liquors from around the world, eight seasonal local drafts and addictive signature cocktails. Service is prompt, knowledgeable and fun with attention to every detail of the dining experience. Devil"s Alley, an intersection of industrial and elegant where a touch of mischief unfolds ...
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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place

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Philadelphia
31 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Good spot for catching up with friends. Beer list was short but colorful. The scallops special was excellent. Lots of energy in Center City.

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1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good dining experience and affordable food. Great service no crowd.

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Philadelphia
54 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 3

Our first time dining there. I heard the food was pretty good, so we decided to try it for brunch. The restaurant was completely empty, which should have been a heads up. Our waitress was friendly enough and brought our drinks out quickly. The menu sounded like it had good food. And sounded is the operative word. My husband ordered a “grilled” cheese with bacon, mozzarella and I believe tomato. It was a BT with a slab of mozzarella on what looked like Stroemans sliced wheat bread. I I ordered a grilled shrimp salad with chick peas, quinoa, tomatoes....I got 6 grilled shrimp on the side of a pile of salad that tasted like it was drizzled with tasteless olive oil and absolutely nothing else. Plus there were no chick peas in sight. The waitress didn’t bother to ask if anything was wrong so I volunteered the info on how bland it was. She offered to bring me something else but I didn’t want to be disappointed twice. The atmosphere is cool and it’s good for drinks. Just wouldn’t eat the food.

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G
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was fabulous and service was great.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good! Would highly recommend!!!

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S
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Arrived late due to the construction. The hostess was more than welcomed to seat my party promptly. The waitress was attentive. The food was amazing!! Great portions and variety to choose from. Will definitely be recommending to friends and returning

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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 2

II decided to try this restaurant during restaurant week in Philadelphia.. I don’t know what the food is like outside of the restaurant week menu but the food that was served for restaurant week was TERRIBLE and this place should be ashamed to charge $35/person for the garbage that they giving out. I should have went with my 1st instinct when I walked in, not that it wasn’t a nice diner-ish/ bar atmosphere but for what they had on the restaurant week menu, it was nothing extravagant but I was thinking to myself this is not gonna be quality food coming from (ex: filet medallions(they weren’t filet cuz they were too tough), salmon, crab cake sliders(all filler ) and the portions(very small) I would have thought u was at a fancy restaurant BUT I didn’t want judge too fast cuz ya never know.. TOTAL WASTE OF MONEY..😤😤

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GB
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was our first time at Devil's Alley. We went to celebrate a family members Birthday. We had a great time. Everyone enjoyed their meal. We will visit Devil's Alley again. The atmosphere was warm and friendly. The service was very good. They often checked on our needs. Not one compliant at all.

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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

It was very cold inside the restaurant. The food was ok. The wings were ok and the steak was tough.

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JA
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Super good service, food was excellent, would go back

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Restaurant week

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Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

The food came out haphazardly (we were there for restaurant week so it was 4 courses) and they gave away the last dessert even though we ordered it when we sat down while there were still a few left. They ended up comping us a few drinks because of the whole ordeal. Food was decent, service was ok. Not a bad experience overall but not overly impressed either.

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SN
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Went to Devils Alley for the first time on a Thurs for restaurant week. We were seated right away and our server came over soon after she was great the entire time. We ordered from restaurant week menu our food was good but portions small. I will return but not for restaurant week we could’ve have ordered from regular menu and received same value and portions probably would have been bigger

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Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice atmosphere food was great service was great will be visiting this place again in the future

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KP
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and a great server! We will be back!

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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Overall a great experience. Not very crowded, nice atmosphere. My only complaint is that the brunch hours are not listed on the menu in open table, so brunch had transitioned into lunch/dinner by the time we arrived.

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PF
Atlantic City
4 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 5ambience 3

Very disappointed with the quality of the food on our latest visit. The service was excellent.

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ST
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My girl and I had dinner here before a show. The staff was super friendly and knowledgeable. Good drink specials. And the food was delicious. I had a cheesesteak tator tot app. They make them from scratch. So good.

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New England
2 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

Good food, excellent service but the place is an icebox. The dining area is a long skinny room and every time someone comes in or out the front door you get hit with a blast of cold air. We actually had to eat with our coats on. The waitress was excellent. She was friendly, responsive, and worked really hard.

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DR
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

The TV upstairs is busted. But everything else was great

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a
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food, no fuss, good beer list, convenient location.

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JC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service, above average food, nice beer selection.

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Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always me and my colleagues had a great time. Good food, phenomenal service and a awesome atmosphere. Thank you!!!

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Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Friendly staff

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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was great. Our server, Carissa, was exceptional. She made the entire visit.

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Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Love Devil’s Alley...but on this particular night they were out of 2 drinks from the menu and 3 food items. We really liked everything we had but basically had our 2nd or 3rd choices. Though the bartender upgraded my husband’s whiskey as a courtesy, they probably should have taken one of our meals off the charge as a bigger gesture. Having said that, we really enjoy being there and love it for our dinner / movie nights when we go to the Roxy. Thanks.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Love the burger and sweet potato fries!

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KW
Salt Lake City
2 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Their hamburgers are to die for! We had the surf and turf burger and it was delicious.

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KO
Baltimore
9 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 4

The food was cold by the time we got it and was mediocre. Won’t be going back

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OT
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

The hostess was rude.

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Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food and casual setting. Only downsides were noise level -- too many hard surfaces--and the restrooms -- rather gritty & need a remodeling!

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Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A wonderful dining experience overall. The food had generous portion sizes and the four courses for restaurant week deal was great. I recommend the bacon jam potato salad.

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Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

The food was good just waiting a little too long to receive service and we had to ask for silverware

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MH
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 3

The food was not hot and we had to send it back.
I had the veggie risotto and it was horrible. Over cooked and not cohesive or creamy in texture.
Filets were over cooked as well and looked like small hockey pucks
Was trying to enjoy Restaurant week and it was spoiled
Will never go there again
MrsH

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DI
Philadelphia
31 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

New menu is awful. Bring back the old one. Seems like they’re trying to boost revenue by dropping sandwiches and finger food items from evening , so you have to buy more expensive full course meals.
Just lost me as a 2x /week customer

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San Francisco
141 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

I'd recommend with reservations. It felt like a 70's post-clubbing middle-of-the-night dive. Dated. Not real clean. Very friendly. Three of us had burgers that were very good as were the fries. One of us had nachos that were inedible. What was that cheese-like substance? Melted velveeta? CheesWiz? Yuck. Our server was very nice and very overworked. I think he had the whole place to himself. He made a herculean effort to stay on top of things but it was just not possible. We liked him. He tried really hard.

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Philadelphia
19 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The ribs were off the chain I had tge dry rub my wife had the bbq and they were delicious along with the cole slaw and fries.

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Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Came here with 2 coworkers to catch up over lunch. I had been eyeing up the Fried Green Tomato Grilled Cheese for a while and finally convinced them to join me. Sandwich was dope. Server didn't judge my coworker too harshly for wanting 4 lemons in her iced tea. Vegetarian coworker was pleased. Overall a great place for lunch!

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SO
Baltimore
33 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

The food is great! However, the server and host were not very attentive. I will be back though.

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