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Eulogy Belgian Tavern

3.9
821 reviews
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$30 and under
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Belgian
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About

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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Belgian, Contemporary American, Beer Garden
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Thursday - Sunday: 11:00am - 5:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 1:30am
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Phone number
(215) 413-1918
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Sir Theo
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Private party facilities
The second floor may be rented for every day except Friday & Saturday evening. We have a bar on the second floor & all 300 of our beers are available. We can also arrange our food in a buffet style. Maximum number of guests is 48. Email belgianbistro@gmail.com Our nearby German restaurant can fit private parties from 30 to over 100 persons. Please email them at info@mybierstube.com
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Private party contact
Mike: (215) 413-1918
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Catering
We have worked with customers & events to do catering events on a limited basis. Please write belgianbistro@gmail.com to discuss further details.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Second and Chestnut Streets
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Parking details
We suggest you use the parking lot at 125 South 2nd Street for the best rates & covered parking (not associated with our restaurant) however meter parking is located nearby the restaurant on all streets & there are many other public lots on Second Street & Chestnut Street near the restaurant.
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Public transit
The Market/Frankford Subway stops at Second and Market Streets for an easy one block walk to the restaurant. Septa provides a 42 & 21 bus that stops at Second & Chestnut Streets. Philly Phlash also tours all key Philadelphia locations & stops near the restaurant at Third & Chestnut Streets.
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Entertainment
Occasional live music but primarily indie music from Ipods. Softer music during the main dinner hours and especially in the second floor dining room. Three employees were on Reality TV shows including Glen from Real World 2 who is brother of the Belgian Owner.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Delivery, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine
What 821 People Are Saying
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3.9  based on all time ratings
3.9
food
3.8
service
3.5
ambience
3.7
value
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84% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipDCopsgirl (Washington DC)
1.0  Dined on July 17, 2017

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)
3.0  Dined on July 7, 2017

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)
5.0  Dined on July 1, 2017

The food never disappoints here. Beer selection is wonderful.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
1.0  Dined on June 30, 2017

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.

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vipPottstownEatingCrew (Philadelphia)
1.0  Dined on June 30, 2017

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

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lisa (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on June 25, 2017

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)
3.0  Dined on June 24, 2017

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!

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OpenTable Diner (Salt Lake City)
3.0  Dined on June 23, 2017

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..

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
2.0  Dined on June 17, 2017

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.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
4.0  Dined on June 11, 2017

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

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JeffS (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on May 16, 2017

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)
3.0  Dined on April 30, 2017

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.

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vipPhillyDiner (Philadelphia)
3.0  Dined on April 29, 2017

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)
4.0  Dined on April 15, 2017

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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phllyphoodie (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on April 12, 2017

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)
4.0  Dined on March 25, 2017

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)
4.0  Dined on March 18, 2017

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)
4.0  Dined on March 4, 2017

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)
2.0  Dined on March 3, 2017

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.

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vipPhillyGuy (Philadelphia)
4.0  Dined on February 23, 2017

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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