High Street Caffe & Vudu Lounge

4.5
1019 reviews
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$30 and under
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Creole / Cajun / Southern
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High Street Caffe, located at 322 S. High Street in historical West Chester, Pennsylvania, is best recognized for its Cajun, Creole and Exotic cuisine. With a Funky-Eclectic atmosphere and a "staff you will want to take home with you”, the High Street Caffé has long been a favorite of Chester County.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Creole / Cajun / Southern, Italian
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Tuesday- Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm
Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm
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Phone number
(610) 696-7435
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Jay Wenner
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Private party facilities
We can arrange the room for special events.
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Private party contact
Don Syracuse: (610) 696-7435
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Dean Street
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Parking details
We have 2 parking lots in the rear as well as off street parking.
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Entertainment
Live Jazz-the finest players the Philly scene has to offer featuring Dave Manley, Frank Gatas, Paul Kleinfelter and Jason Long. Every Wednesday is open Jazz Jam -so bring your axe and enjoy world class Jazz at its finest!!
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Liquor, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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JC
Philadelphia
1 review
Reviewed on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food service ambience

one of the best meals, i have ever had. cocunut chicken is amazing. huge portion. Never had anything close to this. would go back just for that entree.

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LD
San Francisco
4 reviews
Reviewed on June 14, 2019
Overall 4food service ambience

Great food...interesting ambiance..friendly waiters

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DS
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Reviewed on June 4, 2019
Overall 4food service ambience

The food is why you come here. The interior is quite cramped and get loud, and sometimes hot in the heat of summer, but oh...the food.

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OT
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Greatest catfish & salad anywhere.

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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great time celebrating out 5th anniversary here. The calamari was amazing. My husband had the jambalaya with seafood and I had the short rib. Both dishes were absolutely delicious!

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H
Philadelphia
66 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

This was the first time my friends had High Street Caffe and they were super excited when we invited them here. I got the crayfish, shrimp, and scallop jambalaya, my husband and friend's husband both got the red snapper and jambalaya, and my friend got a salad. My husband and I noticed that the jambalaya was a little different but that didn't take away from how good it was. The bananas foster was good but I think it may have been made with less ice cream. It definitely was a great night and I know we will all be back. We did get the seat I requested, Table 8 in the window. There is just more room there because everywhere else it is very packed.

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OT
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server was wonderful so attentive.
We come every year for Fat Tuesday and the restaurant and service are wonderful. Great experience as always!

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A
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

The owner decided to close despite that we had a reservation for 7 people for my birthday dinner. No one from the restaurant bothered to call or let us know. We showed up to a dark and locked place.
Every other restaurant, shop, pizza place was open except High Street.
This is unacceptable and shows a total disregard for the customer.
If I could give it zero stars, I would.
Horrible way to treat people.

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SS
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our favorite place, period! Food is always great, drinks are a great value as you get an honest pour always. Service is always friendly and on top of their game. The ambiance is perfectly lit not too loud or quiet and the room set up is great. My only critique is the TV. I think it's unnecessary to have the TV on unless there is an important sporting event on (which there is more than not). This is very minor but I prefer no TV at a restaurant unless it is a sports bar. But a better place to take a date or dine with friends does not exist especially in Chester County (and we've done the research).

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GK
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Arrived on time for an early reservation for dinner. Host was pleasant and our waitress was terrific throughout the evening. My Moscow mule was perfection and my husband ordered a beer, which they comped because they tapped it and the serving was just under a full glass.. very nice! My husband and I shared the spinach salad, plenty for both of us. He ordered the pork chop, which was the best I've ever tasted and was done perfectly! I had the blackened chicken, shrimp and scallops over dirty rice, which was probably the best meal I've ever had. We've been coming to High Street Caffe for almost as long as it's been opened and with the excellent dining experience we had this past Saturday, we'll continue to patronize this very wonderful restaurant. Cheers to the Chef!

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DG
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The etouffee and jambalaya were delicious, nice and spicy. The kimchi rice was very good too. The service was outstanding-Marni was great!

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YW
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Always terrific food and service. Best Cajun in Philly area

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MS
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

I have eaten here a few times over the last 15 years. Food is always exceptional. I'm not a big fan of super spicy and you can find items on the menu that aren't spicy at all. The portion sizes are pretty big so its best to go with half portions unless you want to bring home what you didn't finish and have it the next day because its still great. I am always impressed!

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BG
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Very good food. Tight seating but worth it. One of best places in West Chester.

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dads 65th birthday. Such a great time!!!

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LH
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love High Street and have been coming here for special occasions for years. We came the Sat. after Valentine's Day because we enjoy the full menu options available on weekends. Always a good time and great food.

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KJ
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great night out. Fantastic food. Great cocktails and very good service. Will go back again soon.

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JS
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been patrons of High St. for 18 years. Over the years we have grown to love this restaurant and go every chance we get. For us it is our place to celebrate milestones and special occasions. I’ve traveled far and wide and have not had better food than this restaurant turns out every time. Every time we visit we start with at least the blackened alligator and end with the bananas foster. We usually try the specials as there is always something exciting and new. We have never had a bad experience and love the staff. We have gotten used to the fun vibe and tight seating. It’s all part of the experience that transports you for an hour or two to another level of dining that is rare in Chester County.

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CL
Atlantic City
3 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Remains one of my favorite restaurants in Chester County. The staff is attentive and friendly and the food is fresh and delicious every time!

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SZ
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Went to Vudu Lounge before a show at WCU theater. We had blackened chicken, scallops, and shrimp on dirty rice. It was excellent.
Service was friendly. One downside, parking is really tough in the whole area. Looked for nearly half an hour finally got lucky in a construction zone.
Next time in the area will definitely go again.

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L
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My boyfriend and I can count on Vudu for a delicious, fun date night consistently. The fun yet nice ambiance make the any meal feel like a special occasion. Of course, we can never turn down the jambalaya. The jambalaya is ridiculously good, the cocktails are creative, the wine and beer list is great, and service and the overall vibe are really what pulls it all together. Love coming to Vudu, we always leave saying "we need to come more often!!"

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RW
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

THe food, service and atmosphere is always great when we dine here.

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OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 4ambience 4

Food was great but they could have seated us in a better location since we were the second people there.

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RS
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great unique experience. The food is different and great. Always take folks who are visiting the area here.

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BD
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had 4 different entrees. Each was outstanding

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

Every thing is delicious! I have never tasted anything here that I did not love. Great that it is byo on Sunday thru Tuesday’s and that they have half portions. I cannot wait to go back!

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

This is the most wonderful restaurant. We celebrate our birthdays and anniversary there, always with the blackened tuna.

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We went for an early Valentine's celebration. Was our first time at this restaurant. The food and service was great! No complaints! I'm not good with spicy foods so I was happy the menu had plenty of options for me. Forewarning that the tables are pretty packed in there, so if you want a romantic evening with some privacy and to not really hear the convo at the next table, choose a different spot. But this place is awesome for good food and great service! We will come back for sure! So many awesome dishes to try!

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DL
Tokyo
13 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

The food here is outstanding and book early or you will not get a seat. Tight seating and a bit loud but it’s all part of the atmosphere.

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J
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My favorite restaurant, love the good here!
Don’t hesitate to get the banana’s foster. Best thing you will ever put in your mouth

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P
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always delicious!

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D
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Met Jay the chef and the owner. Very nice people. Food was excellent and can not wait to go back!! Service was great

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OT
Atlantic City
4 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Just a great time overall. Fiod

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ST
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food and great service! It was a great experience and will definitely be back!

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KJ
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food. Forgot how much I liked this place. We will be back soon

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D
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful time. The food was excellent and the service was great.

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great atmosphere and friendly staff. Interesting food and overall pleasant experience.

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OT
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Can't wait to go back!

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JW
Palm Springs
9 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Never disappointed here in all aspects of the dining ecperience

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K
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food, service and ambiance were great! Our server Rob was awesome and really funny! Also special thanks to the hostess ! She was able to accommodate to us running late for our reservation and adding on another person!

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