Grog Grill

3.5
63 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
The Grog Grill is a bar and restaurant that features an award-winning, high-quality food menu and an extensive wine, liquor and beer menu. The Grog Grill is also the perfect place to host your event or handle your catering.
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3.4
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3.8
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3.7
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D
Philadelphia
19 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

This place has a great vibe and puts you in a good mood upon arrival. It is a bit noisy but that's a sign of a good bar. Food was simple and good. The lamb lollipops were a hit at our table. All in all a great , easy place for a Friday night.

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l
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

The ambiance is cool, service was good....food was ok. Stick to bar food. I tried to order a salad, it was super bland...absolutely no flavor. Kids ordered chicken finger and fries and they were good. It was pricey for a “family” outing. I would go back for drinks.

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Reminds me of some of the pubs I visited in Scotland. Tasty comfort food, good brews, and subdued light.

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OT
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 1

Loud, slow service, and Luke warm food.

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R
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

Enjoyed the neighborhood feel. Food was good and friendly atmosphere.

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p
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Food is ok, but not great. Servers were nice and diligent. Overall, a good but not great place.

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R
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 1

If you're under 30 and looking for a loud bar with over-priced ho hum food, this joint is fine. Over 30 and want more than "fries with that"? There are many dine eateries within walking distance.

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S
Philadelphia
103 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

It's a reliable place; you can get more than bar food there, since they offer dinners. The fish and chips tasted very fresh; the chili was good, but a bit dry. But their salads are fresh and abundant. The prices are reasonable. It's one of our main go-to places when we're attending a movie at the Bryn Mawr Film Institute; it’s walking distance from there. The service is prompt and friendly.

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DD
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

Live this place!!! Great neighborhood pub. They make a great martini - one of the few places I know! Burgers are awesome so is the rest of the menu. Check it out!!

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AM
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The chili is fantastic. Interesting beer variety. Great spot to meet for a casual meal.

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A very enjoyable experience. Couldn't have been better. The service was first rate and the food was spot on.

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S
Philadelphia
69 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Good value, good service and nice selection for a neighborhood hangout. Very convenient for before or after movie.

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A
Philadelphia
19 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 1

Friendly staff
Batch’s with 1/4 cup of chicken, 1/4 cup of cheese -2 cups of chips $15? No thanks

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GT
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Four of us grabbed a quick bite before a movie and ate upstairs. Noise level low :) for the older hearing challenged. Polite, prompt and pleasant wait staff.

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J
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was good. Service was great. Brunette bartender was distractingly pretty. I will definitely go back if I am in the area.

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RD
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Good food and service sitting at the bar. Had a reservation for 4 at 6:30 pm on a Saturday and probably wasn't needed. Beers on tap could use improvement. Been here several times and have no real complaints.

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D
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 2

My wife sent her shrimp tacos back after the first bite, horrible. My Fish and Chips were oily and soggy, should have seen red flag when I saw the owner/manager bringing in take out from Zoes.

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EB
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Cute local pub with good food. Ate downstairs. Really friendly service.

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n
Philadelphia
53 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Solid neighborhood pub kind of place with a cast of characters as guests, including some classic loudmouth drunks and cranky old farts.

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 3

Great burger

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D
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Room to improve on service and food

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C
Philadelphia
133 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

The food at Grog Grill is good pub food. The service was outstanding however. I've gotten worse service at restaurants that are much more expensive.

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P
Philadelphia
23 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2017
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 3

Average bar food. Nothing special. Had to call a few days after because they never marked us as “seated” to get our open table points.

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AH
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was excellent and service superb. A perfect neighborhood spot.

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AH
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2017
Overall 2food 3service 4ambience 2

Our appetizers were 45 minutes late in being served. We were offered nothing as an excuse other than that the manager told our server to say the kitchen was backed up. No apology, no free drink, etc. Then to add insult to injury, my wife asked for extra pickles with her hamburger. Not a big deal until the check arrived and we were charged 50 cents extra for a few sliced pickles. Are you kidding? We won't be back.

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E
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Fun time -
Great flatbreads and ahi tuna appetizer

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E
Philadelphia
24 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2017
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 3

Good portions of food prepared to order. Everything was delicious.
Prices were good

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OT
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2017
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Really great margaritas! Food was decent, & service was awesome!

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SG
Philadelphia
34 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Better than average pub food

Nice atmosphere

No BS

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SG
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic service and food

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RK
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2017
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Great pub. Food is good and good drink options. Plan to return!

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

The food was American bar food along with Irish pub entrees. That said, the food was very good! I really enjoyed it!

The beer list was also very comprehensive, which was exciting particularly for smaller joint that mostly seats college students and their families.

The service was very friendly and helpful. However, they were not terribly attentive. We asked for more water and a box, and waited 10 minutes, and had to ask again. A simple mistake, but really the restaurant was not that busy so I am not sure why we were overlooked.

I do want to emphasize that the staff and management were kind and helpful though. They outside of the minor lack of attention we were given, they were awesome. Unfortunately, I got my pants caught on a loose nail that had been missed during a repair of the booth we were sitting in. The management was kind enough offer me cash or a discount off my bill to cover the value of the pants, I didn't even have to ask!

I choose to have it deducted off my bill, suggesting $20 as the value of the pants, but the management was kind enough to take $30 off. The is GREAT customer service.

Because the of kindness of the staff/management, the quality of the food, and the great beer menu, I would definitely return to this restaurant .

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OT
Philadelphia
61 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2017
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

It's average pub fare. Nothing horrible and nothing amazing.

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D
Philadelphia
27 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place for bar food that is different. Like avocado fries! Southwest salad with a real kick!

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L
Philadelphia
28 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great meal, as usual! We love it here! Food is consistent and service is always great!

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P
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2017
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Our Open Table reservation was not honored. My ginger ale tasted watered down and I was told "that's how it tastes." Never received a salad that was supposed to go with my entree. If you're a college student who wants to get drunk and doesn't care what your food tastes like(as long as you are a rich college student) this is your place,

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L
Philadelphia
28 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2017
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Great dinner as usual! One of our favorite local places for a burger and a beer.

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MD
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2017
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Typical pub fare. Servers were friendly and stopped at are table when needed. I had the salmon burger, date had fish and chips, and we shared the fried mozzerella appetizer(Which was the best part of the meal).

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OT
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2016
Overall 2food 4service 3ambience 4

For the second year in a row, my family met before The Sound of Musoc sing a long across the street. There was a minimal staff on which led to a very nice man being incredibly overworked and service running very slowly. Additionally, the drinks and food took far too long to be served and we were only checked on because we needed to ask for assistance multiple times

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LL
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2016
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

One of our top picks for lunch when visiting the area. Good food, great service and a nice neighborhood bar.

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