Permanently Closed - Eulogy Belgian Tavern

3.9
821 Reviews
$30 and under
Belgian
This restaurant is permanently closed. Eulogy Belgian Tavern is Philadelphia's Premier Beer & Dining Institution featuring 21 drafts & 300 different bottled beers. The food is award winning & noted for plump, juicy mussels in a variety of beer & other sauces, as well as the city's best hamburger made with seven secret spices & the only authentic double fried Flemish Belgian style fries found in Philadelphia. The restaurant is owned by a Belgian American family from Brugge Belgium & staffed with a few employees on visas from Belgium, two other attributes which make this the authentic Belgian experience.

Rated as the fifth best beer restaurant in the United States by ratebeer.com & winner of numerous awards on citysearch.com with friendly & knowledgeable staff, Eulogy Belgian Tavern is a dining experience you must see to believe.
For the more adventurous call for a seat in the "coffin room", a small room in the back of the second floor where the three tables are coffins. In high demand so call early.
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3.9based on all time ratings
3.9
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3.8
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vipDCopsgirl
Washington DC
62 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2017
Overall1food1service1ambience1

This would be a great choice if you are looking for a frat house atmosphere with terrible service. The floors were sticky, the food greasy, the service lackadaisical.

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vipConaill
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2017
Overall3food3service3ambience3

this place needs a really good clean, look to Monks as your benchmark.

Beer was warm, even requested "cold" beer was warm. Server seemed really indifferent but somehow came to light when it came to bringing our bill.

It's a pity, really wanted to enjoy this.

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Phillynutt
Philadelphia
33 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2017
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The food never disappoints here. Beer selection is wonderful.

JM
vipJohnM
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2017
Overall1food3service3ambience2

The place was awfully dirty. The food and service were certainly OK, but your shoes stuck to the floor when you walked across the room.

PE
PottstownEatingCrew
Sacramento
29 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2017
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Basic hamburger place with a bar
Dark
Tight space
Will not be going back

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lisa
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Eulogy has the best moules frites that I have had outside of Belgium! The burger was great and the beer is always top notch!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2017
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Our biggest complaint was that the beer was warm. I spend 4-6 weeks a year in Belgium and they server the beer cold, very cold. Not sure why a "Belgian Tavern" does this. Perhaps it was a fluke the day we were there... The food was excellent as was the service. Very friendly staff and just a lot of fun!

BR
vipBuffyR
Salt Lake City
19 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2017
Overall3food2service5ambience3

The service was excellent, the Beer was fantastic, food ok, Belgian Fritas and Fish/Chips batter was great, but the fish were just undercooked at bit and the Coke was watery. The place is a real dive, but is unique. Have a beer and the Belgian fries..

NS
NicoleS
Philadelphia
22 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2017
Overall2food3service2ambience3

Six of their tap lines were down the night we were there. They were all Belgium beers. We were offered local and other nationally distributed beers that you can get anywhere. The waitress then suggested the bottled beer list. That started the "we are out of that one" every time we picked a bottle. It was disappointing to finally be at the Belgium beer mecca only to find out they did not have a good chunk of their Belgium beers available. The food was very good.

RO
vipRachelO
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2017
Overall4food5service4ambience3

The chicken fried steak is the bomb-diggity! And the shrimp and grits ... and I don't even like grits!

JS
JeffS
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2017
Overall4food5service5ambience4

A group of old friends and colleagues met at Eulogy for beers and dinner. The mussels and fries are out of this world, and the burgers and other sandwiches we had were very good. The beer selection (especially bottled...) is vast, so if you can't find something you like, its your own damn fault.

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vipsdc22
New England
19 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2017
Overall3food1service4ambience3

Unfortunately we did not enjoy it.
We were excited when reading the reviews and menu, so decided to go grab lunch - but it was mistake :/
We should have know when we were the only ones there minus a guy at the bar. The staff was super nice, but the mussles less than sub par - they did not taste good at all. Sorry! We could not eat the food.

Good fries... that is about it, but nothing soecial either.

PP
vipPhillyPhoodie
Philadelphia
30 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2017
Overall3food2service2ambience2

I was shocked the mussels were sandy.... total turnoff for me... they gave me a free beer for my trouble... but did not offer to take them off the check... I had only eaten half of them... first one was sandy then had 2 that were fine... then 2 more with sand... then I left the rest

Our other food was quite good... service was decent.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2017
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Like most Philadelphia eateries located in old Town homes, Eulogy isn't much to look at, but that just sets it up to blow you away. The frites are killer, especially with the aioli - throw that ketchup away. They have an impressive draft list, and an even more impressive bottle list, so definitely worth checking out.

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vipphllyphoodie
Philadelphia
29 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2017
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Our waiter was extremely knowledgeable and offered many helpful suggestions on beers to try based on what we normally drink. Food was great. I look forward to coming back.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2017
Overall4food3service4ambience3

My food was just ok. Great cheese plate, sausages were tasty, but our mussels were poorly cleaned and were very gritty, which was a surprise for a Belgian-focused spot. Great beer list and reasonably priced for Old City.

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vip7seasdiner
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2017
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Great place for beer and mussels. Great, fun vibe and music was fab. My steak was overdone- stick with mussels!

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tpmiller03
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2017
Overall4food4service1ambience3

They did not have enough waitstaff. We waited too long between appearances from our server. An automatic gratuity was added to our check that we did not think was deserved.

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vipalatess
Philadelphia
24 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2017
Overall2food1service5ambience3

We have been to Euology many times over the years and ALWAYS have loved the beer selection, service and food. This one night, the burgers and fries were terrible.

PG
vipPhillyGuy
Philadelphia
19 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2017
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Went for a mid-week business lunch. The tables in the bar area were full so went upstairs and were waited on by the bartender. His attention seemed to be elsewhere.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2017
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We had a great time, and our waitress Jamie did a terrific job on a very busy night!

t
tcamp0000
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2017
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great place, great service, very friendly, amazing beer selection, very good food. I've been there twice now a year apart. Can't wait to go back. A place that is a gem in Philly.

D
vipDining
Philadelphia
23 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentines Day

OT
OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on January 21, 2017
Overall1food1service1ambience1

This place sucks. Great list of Belgian beers but that's it. Awful service, no utensils, mediocre mussels (house specialty?). Disorganized with a clueless staff. Really disappointed since the place pitches itself as a decent restaurant...If you're looking for a crowded bar with a good list,of beers and a dive-like environment, you may enjoy this place. However, if you're looking for a decent restaurant or a true Belgian style cafe/pub, look elsewhere. Philly has too much to offer than settling for this dump.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 21, 2017
Overall3food4service3ambience3

As one would expect, it reminded us a bit of Brussels. Good selection of Belgian beer and moules-frites, too.

A
Alesath
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2017
Overall3food2service3ambience4

This is the place to be for the beer lovers. The offer is impressive, but bear in mind that it is not cheap. If you just want to eat something to go to the beer, the menu doesn't offer too much - the burger was a disappointment - but probably if you want some fancier food, the specialties are worth it. Overall, the atmosphere is friendly, noisy and cheerful.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2017
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Eulogy is in a historic building near the waterfront and old city. Great beer selection and good food. Have been to Belgium and visited numerous taverns. Eulogy reminded me of evenings there, which is a seriously good compliment. The staff is friendly and helpful. Bring friends to enjoy it with and you'll have a great time.

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vipfoodieatheart
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2016
Overall4food3service4ambience4

While the service was great and super accommodating of our large group, the food was just ok. Cheese on the burgers unmelted and the steak sandwiches were cold. Perhaps we caught them on a bad day.

R
Reenie1
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best French fries in the city. Love the copper-topped tables and the crowded, historic olde city atmosphere. For beer & ale drinkers the menu is amazing - must be the most extensive in the city. Easy walk to riverfront after dinner. Great proximity to New Year's Eve fireworks 💥

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2016
Overall4food5service1ambience4

Always a nice selection of beverages.

RN
RobN
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2016
Overall3food2service4ambience4

I had gone on Yelp beforehand, and, having been to Eulogy before, I couldn't believe the reviews that said that the mussels were not as good as they used to be. I have to agree with these reviews now. A major disappointment.

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Epicurian
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2016
Overall2food1service3ambience3

Food has decreased in quality and taste. I went there for their mussels, but they were not fresh and the sauces were bland. I ordered 3 different mussels and all 3 sauces were not good. Their beer is about the only thing I would go there for from now on.

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Forgettable
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2016
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Excellent beer selection, knowledgeable waiters, good bar food. Fun atmosphere.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2016
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Get any of the frites. YUM

OT
OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2016
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Very nice place to take friends. Ambiance was perfect for a night out.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2016
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Having returned to Eulogy sporadically since my first visit in 2011 the food in my opinion is good, can be crowded on a Friday/Saturday night as with any small Tavern/Bar in Old city.

400+ beer flavors and types to choose from, while typically not one for drinking beer in general, I found one that I like. Average around 40-60$ for two.

As far as I can tell, the food hasn't changed much and it keeps me coming back as well as that I just like the atmosphere.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2016
Overall3food3service4ambience3

We had a glamorized memory from a visit several years ago and this time was not as good . Yes there are LOTS of beers . The mussels were okay but some were very Sandy. Fries were good but not life altering . Worth a visit if beer is your thing.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2016
Overall3food4service4ambience3

I am a huge fan of Belgian beers and when I found out that I was going to Philadelphia, I had to check this place out. I was not disappointed. They have a large selection of bottled beers, not just Belgian and around a dozen beers on tap. I got a burger, which was excellent, but they have traditional Belgian fare as well. If you are a fan of imported beers, this place is worth checking out.

MM
MaeMaeStro
Houston
13 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2016
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The food was amazing! Our waiter was very knowledgeable and everything he recommended we love d. Fish & Chips are especially good.

DH
DonnaH
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2016
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Having grown up in Belgium I was pleased to discover Eulogy a couple of years ago. It was then and remains a great place for delicious beers. The atmosphere is lively and people all seem to be having a good time. While the beer is great, the food is somewhat lacking - the burgers are great but as for the mussels -- not so much. The first time I was there I had the mussels with wine which were cooked well but nothing extraordinary. This time I tired the mussels with beer - the broth was very bland, could not discern any beer flavor at all (or garlic or other herbs for tat matter) and they were a bit overcooked. So for mussels I would recommend going across town to Monk's but if you're in the neighborhood and just want a good burger and a fine beer, Eulogy is a good choice.

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Permanently Closed - Eulogy Belgian Tavern offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (215) 413-1918.

Permanently Closed - Eulogy Belgian Tavern is rated 3.9 stars by 821 OpenTable diners.