Hawthornes

4.6
142 reviews
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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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CG
Philadelphia
39 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

disappointed. last time we ate here we loved the food. food was way to spicy. service was erratic.

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M
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Lovely neighborhood restaurant. Decent menu, good beer choice. Portions are small unless you are ordering a sandwich. Bit stingey on Prosecco serving but otherwise a good restaurant.

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PM
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

I really like Hawthornes, but the noise level inside, even when the place is not full, is almost unbearable. On top of that, they play music at a relatively high volume, which just makes it worse. I really wish they would add some sound deadening material to the wall and the ceiling. It is very unpleasant to be there with friends and family and try to have a conversation.

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TS
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 5

Our sandwiches were very good.
Drinks okay.
Service was okay as well. Our waitress forgot our drinks and food got there before them. We had to ask her for the check.

Overall, I love this place though!

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

Wonderful brunch menu and great overall service! Love this little spot!

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T
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Really enjoy the food here. Always great portion size and really nice presentation with food and always have had positive vibes when eating here. Was a little loud but busy because of Mother's Day. Love that you can make brunch reservations as well. Overall I recommend as cool place where you can buy beer and have a good bite to eat.

I would highly recommend.

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C
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is amazing. Very unique menu to fit everyone.

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RJ
Austin
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place near our house for brunch. We recently moved to Philadelphia. It was a nice day so we sat outside. Pretty noisy inside. As other reviewers have said - the breakfast potatoes are excellent. We're glad to know about Hawthorne's and will definitely return.

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JL
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good! Definitely a great place to great brunch on the weekends!

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JT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and awesome beer menu. Excellent service. Highly recommend. Nice outdoor seating in warm weather and real fireplace inside for winter.

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AH
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing Sunday brunch. Food was delicious I highly recommend the French toast and the breakfast sandwich! Service was also great

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t
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

As always delicious food and good service.

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v
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place , love the brunch menu options here, one of my go to places.
My only complaint is the noise level, it gets too loud here with people around you and probably not ideal for dates if you are dining inside.

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G
Washington DC
39 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Hawthorne’s hasn’t been the same since the fire. The food is good but not great and way overpriced for what it is. I had a bagel with egg, cheese, and I added veggie sausage. It came with potatoes and cost 12.5$. Ridiculous. 3.50$ for a coffee is also steep especially since it also isn’t that good. A step or two above diner but I couldn’t even finish my one cup. Husband had the poutine and it was good but nothing to write home about. We have gone here less and less over the years and don’t think we will go again unless something changes.

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MC
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

We were a large party on a Sunday night. The place wasn’t busy at all but service lacked. Food was a little slow, waitress had to be reminded to bring things we ordered that she forgot. I love this place and their food is good, maybe just an off night.

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brunch was amazing!

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OT
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great brunch, nice staff, love the location.

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JB
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We went there for brunch. Originally had a 12:30 reservation but ended up arriving early and they were able to accommodate us at a high top table! Service was great. Brunch food was served quickly and was delicious. Would highly recommend!!

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DD
Philadelphia
34 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 3

Best Brunch. Highly recommend the eggs Benedict with spinach and short rib! Great beer selection too

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t
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Delicious as usual

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L
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is my 5th or 6th time at here. I am never disappointed!

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D
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

I usually always love the food I get from this place. This past weekend though, I wasn’t a fan of the French toast. I think it was prepared fine. I just didn’t like it. Be sure to ask about the bread before you get it because it’s not regular bread. Otherwise this place from brunch or dinner is great :)

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BE
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The staff were both friendly and polite, and service was fast. The reservation through opentable was extremely easy, and we were able to get seated quickly despite the queue building up outside. The obvious popularity of the venue for brunch is entirely deserved - the food was delicious, and the selection of drinks available was excellent. The staff offered a takeaway box when the sandwiches proved to be more than we could tackle in one sitting, and I'm pleased to say they didn't go to waste later.
The restrooms were clean and obviously well-maintained, and the whole place looked both cozy and pristine at the same time. The decor was charming, and the experience was overall fantastic.
For anyone thinking about booking for a meal, I would strongly urge them to do so. The price was great, and I'll definitely be returning the next time I'm in town.

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DD
Philadelphia
34 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Best Brunch! Opens an 0900 and can get beer, wine and cocktails

Highly recommend the eggs Benedict with spinach and shortrib!

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M
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Hawthorne’s is one of the best family friendly restaurants in the area. The food is always good and the service is excellent.

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AR
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Great beers and HUGE selection. Appetizers were great. But entrees were incredibly salty-everyone in our group agreed, so was not just one dish. Very loud (in part because of one group though).

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DS
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding neighborhood restaurant. Visited our daughter whos in college in Philly, Hawthornes is around the corner, what a great find!

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t
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. Always consistent. Service quick and efficient.

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KK
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

They get super busy but they're efficient. Great food.

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RS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were visiting from Maryland and relatives were in from Texas. We looked online for a place centrally located to where we wanted to go. The 6 of us at the table tried something different and none of us were disappointed it was quite the opposite. Great location, great staff, and even better food. I had the Biscuits & Gravy, they were fantastic. Also at the table we had breakfast sandwich, pancakes, French toast, breakfast nachos. And it was the best meal we had in the 4 days we were in town.

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t
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great food. Hollandaise sauce was very spicy.. unusual. Potatoes are delicious!!

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M
Philadelphia
23 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Since moving to Bella Vista, Hawthrones is my #1 go to. It never disappoints whether it's for brunch, lunch or dinner. The staff is friendly and always hard working. The food is always delicious.

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B
Philadelphia
27 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food that’s super easy to share! Incredible service too. We can’t wait to go back!

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OT
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

good food!

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PM
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

I just wish it was not so loud in there! The food is good and the staff are great. It's just hard to have a conversation when it is full.

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OT
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Had a 11:30 reservation ,very crowded but they shat us at 11:35. Gave us prompt service , great menu. Cant wait to return

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DK
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Outstanding beer selection and excellent food choices that are sure to please and amaze. Limited vegan options, but awesome selections for everyone else.

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J
Philadelphia
64 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

My husband and I had a wonderful Sunday brunch here enjoying the delish Hawthorns Omelet and Bananas Foster Waffle. Both were excellent. We had a really attentive server who did a great job despite the fact that the place was packed. We would certainly come back. We loved the whole vibe including the fireplace/lounge area and the bottle shop. Try to get in there with a reservation if you can! Beats waiting for sure!

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RL
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food as alway, the breakfast enchiladas and breakfast burrito were both delicious and perfect.

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WP
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is our new go-to Sunday brunch spot! Food was spot on and delicious with great portion sizes.

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