Hawthornes

4.5
87 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
GREAT FOOD…GREAT BEER…GREAT PEOPLE!

Our focus is simply that. We are a full service restaurant and beer boutique with over 1,000 single bottles, 11 specialty growler fills, 11 rotating drafts and amazing weekend brunch, weekly breakfast, lunch and dinner. Located right in the Italian Market area of South Philadelphia gives us access to a variety of different ingredients allowing us to make anything our hearts desire. We make everything here from our chips to our oven roasted meats and do not limit ourselves to one cuisine. A true scratch kitchen!

What do we keep in mind when creating our dishes? YOU, THE BEER AND GREAT COMPANY!
Come in. Eat. Drink. And join us for a fireside chat! Salute!
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Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
American
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Hours of operation
Breakfast & Lunch Weekdays: 9am-4pm
Brunch: Saturday & Sunday: 9am-4pm
Dinner:
Tues-Thur:5pm-10pm
Fri-Sat: 5pm-10:30pm
Sunday: 5pm-9pm
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Phone number
(215) 627-3012
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Beer, Fireplace, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 87 People Are Saying
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j
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Good lunch or brunch spot. Sandwich and salad were fresh and well presented. Homemade chips tasted a little old. Service staff was friendly, could have been a bit more attentive especially since the restaurant was not crowded. Would revisit in the future.

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JD
Philadelphia
185 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Love the salmon entree with the farro The chicken broccoli rabe sandwich is outstanding. Great beer selection

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Good beer bottle selection. Food was decent.

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b
Chicago
73 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Server was very helpful with both the drink and the meal menu. Very many good choices. Nice visit.

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FK
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous food, beer and sevice... will absolutely return!

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SL
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This spot was really laidback on a rainy Thursday morning. We had reservations but really didn't need them. The spot was quiet, the staff was friendly, and the cinnamon swirl pancake was yummy. The breakfast sandwiches "sammies" were also impressive.

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KM
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

While the good was incredible, the service is what really made Hawthorne's stand apart! I wish I had caught his name, but our server really went above and beyond. We ended up getting stood up by the rest of party and then we had some ordering issues and he took it all in stride and never made us feel bad about it at all! He's the epitome of what great service should be! Thank you!!!

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FM
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great place. Very helpful staff. Food is consistently delicious. Huge beer selection

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B
San Francisco
24 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Had an enjoyable supper, good fried pickles, frittes and steak.

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BT
Pittsburgh
4 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

Grumpy unaccommodating service. Food was decent and space was a little tight.

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H
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 1ambience 5

Great meal, rude waiter.

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 29, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

Horrible food and service. There is absolutely no consistency with this restaurant and the staff could care less.

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DT
Philadelphia
25 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were a *little* disappointed the steak and frites were off the menu, but with SO many other delicious items (brined pork chop!), it was easier to get over it... Not to mention the great tap selections and bottle 'fridge!

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was amazing.

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OT
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very accommodatig

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H
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 5

The food at Hawthorne’s was very tasty and accommodating to a gluten allergy in the party. The service however was lacking. Meals arrived at the table at very disjointed times, we ordered additional drinks during the meal and unfortunately never received them. The ambiance and overall vibe of the place was fantastic in contrast to the service!

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JP
Philadelphia
41 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Neighborhood, cozy, comfy feel with great food. The staff could not be more lovely and accommodating. I wish I lived closer to frequent more often. The real wood burning fireplaces added that extra bit of hominess on the very cold day we were there. Everything our group of 3 had was exceptional!!

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had the most fun waiter ever.

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OT
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2017
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 5

I've been here before and tonight I was quite dissatisfied. One server for the entire restaurant, food quality wasn't up to par at all and just lack of care from a service stand point. From the mac & cheese, mussels, pork chop & the salmon no good! We couldn't even finish our meal. There was food left over from each & every dish. We were still hungry but we're too disappointed to order anything else(not worth the carbs or money). We did enjoy the beer, Christmas decor & the ambience but not enough to return.

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FF
Philadelphia
79 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2017
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Nice spot for a Saturday get together. Cool waiters, very tasty dishes, and reasonably priced bottles of wine.

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OT
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2017
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

Food-sub par, cider was flat, waitress for very slow and inattentive... however, I have heard good things so would try again for brunch

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t
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Hawthorne's boasts an interesting 'self-service' beer/wine/cider option, that offers customers a wide variety of alcoholic choices to stay or to go. This supplements an interesting selection of on-tap beer and cocktails. The risotto was delicious, though the Asian salad was just ok and a bit bland. Happy hour options looked great, but sadly, we arrived after happy hour ended. Cute outdoor dining space is perfect for a fall evening--and right near Philadelphia Magic Gardens, too.

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had wonderful service & food - with a great ambiance.

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f
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

My boyfriend and I love going for brunch!! The Crabby Dick is out of this world. Great spot!

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OT
Philadelphia
60 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 4

Good at Hawthorne's was great as usual. Our server was very unfriendly and seemed completely uninterested in us, despite the fact that the restaurant was empty on a Tuesday night and we were a party of 8. He could have gotten a much better tip from a table full of service industry customers!

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S
Philadelphia
99 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love the food and atmosphere at this great neighborhood gem called Hawthornes. But what makes it even more special is when we have the opportunity to see Susan. The rare times she is there to welcome us always make our evening even better with her wit, humor and lovely energy. I have dined here often and hope to return many times. <3 u Hawthornes

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Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

One of our go-to places in our neighborhood. Great ambience. Casual comfort that still takes great pride in their food. I ordered a dinner salad and the only complaint was that the dressing was applied quite heavily. Overall a great meal and great place to catch up with friends.

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JK
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2017
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Very good service and friendly great food reasonable price and a great value.

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S
Philadelphia
99 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What an incredible casual but upscale neighborhood gem Hawthorne's has become.
The tuna steak sweet potato frites is my favorite entree these days. It's AMAZING.
LOVE to sit outside.
Comfortable beautiful and sturdy outdoor chairs, a little light landscaping & being just far away enough from South street for quite conversation have made this a a real treat for outdoor dining.
We will continue to come back often and everyone should try this place!

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d
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2017
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 3

We took our granddaughter and it was perfect. Excellent beer choices also. It was very quiet on a Saturday evening.

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FD
Louisville
15 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were at a convention in Philadelphia and we used OpenTable to find good restaurants. This is how we found Hawthornes.

It had great on-line reviews. We were a little taken back when we walked in because of its overly-relaxed atmosphere. We were hungry and decided to be open minded about the restaurant. We are glad we did.

The service was very good. The menu choices had some unique items and combinations.

All of our food choices were fantastic.

The restaurant has a reputation of being a good place for beer, which I am sure it is, but we did not have any beer.

The wine choices were weak and were "OK".

Next time we are in Philadelphia, we will definitely be going back.

Highly recommended.

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OT
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service, great food, terrific beer selection, nice ambience, fairly easy parking. Will be back!!

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CE
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

Shrimp pil pil was fantastic. Mushroom risotto was delicious. Looking forward to returning soon

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G
Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My son suggested Hawthorne's for my birthday dinner. It has a great menu; not too big; interesting choices. Three of my family members had burgers and fries; everyone was happy with their choice. I went for the short rib on a potato latke; it was delicious. I am not a beer drinker but my husband and sons were thrilled with all the choices. Great little neighborhood place; young crowd, nice atmosphere. Leave time for parking your car, though. Tough to get a spot.

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H
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Hawthornes' food never disappoints and the service is always impeccable.

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OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

We went for a nice casual Easter brunch with our son, cousin, and mother in law. Delicious and fast!!! We can't wait to go again!

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service. Fun to pick own beers! Very accommodating for groups

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S
Philadelphia
99 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always: reliable, delicious and great service! I've been here dozens of times and hope to be back often. The tuna steak entree was particularly delicious. Also I'm really happy about the new wine options A+

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OT
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, excellent service!!! Their brunch menu is fantastic.

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GR
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2017
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

I've been to Hawthorne's several times and was excited for my reservation, but ended up being very disappointed. We waited about 20 minutes after our reservation time to be seated. The service was slow, even towards the end of our meal when the crowd had thinned drastically. The food itself was overpriced for what we received. The falafel plate was pretty good, but for $17, I was expecting something outstanding - I can get a similar quality and better tasting dish for $10 or less somewhere else. The seared haloumi was $12 for 3 pieces and was very salty. Zahav's version of the dish is much tastier, a bit larger and less expensive(!!). I wish my experience had been more similar to my past visits.

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