Gullifty's Restaurant

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174 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American

Enjoy casual dining and live entertainment at Gullifty’s Restaurant. It offers a wide array of appetizers and entrees, including pizza, burgers and chicken wings, as well as signature salads, pastas, steaks and ribs. Gullifty’s Restaurant is open for lunch, dinner and a special Sunday brunch. Having a full-service bar, it also offers an extensive selection of both non-alcoholic and alcoholic drinks.

Gullifty’s Restaurant provides a fun and lively ambience. Diners can choose to sit in the restaurant or bar section, or on the outdoor patio if weather permits. The restaurant also hosts a daily happy hour along with live music and open mic nights throughout the week.

Specials

40 Tap Happy Hour

Amazing food and drink specials on wine, cocktails, and all 40 of our craft beers on tap! Bar Area Only.

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Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: April 17, 2019

Ends: April 18, 2118

Availability: Mon-Fri 3:30PM-6:15PM

What 174 People Are Saying
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1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, very sociable

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JS
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 2

We had a dismal experience for the 2nd time. Our server was disorganized and clearly overworked. The water glasses came out with stuff on them; I asked to have clean ones. The GF menu contains items that are no longer available - print a new one! I had to ask multiple times for more water; when we finally got some, there was something floating in the jar. My order didn't come out as the server specified (no peppers, dressing on the side), but I just picked the peppers off which is not a huge deal. The server never did come back to check on us once we got our food (the curry was too salty, BTW), and my husband never got the second beer that he ordered. I finally had to track down the server for the bill, and let him know that I wanted to be sure the second beer we ordered was not on the tab; he asked if I wanted it cancelled as the beer was probably sitting on the bar somewhere waiting for us. I wish this were a one-off experience; we experienced the exact same issues when we were here a couple of years ago. We've been coming here off and on for the last 30 years; the last 2 years has been horrible, and I doubt that we will be back.

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DS
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

We were looking for an outdoor place and our daughter told us it was nice so we tried it out. No reservations taken for outdoor seating but we put our name in and got a table pretty quickly. The calamari appetizer was huge and the sauce was really tasty. Great burgers too!

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MB
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

A good hometown bar with good bar food. Nate is the best server!

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GN
Philadelphia
51 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

A great place for good food, great beer selection and wonderful ice cream!! Menu is huge and has something for everyone! Ribs are the BEST!! Servers are attentive though service can someties be slow. Will definitely go back!

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B
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Not too good . Sent food back twice. Ended up leaving and going home to eat

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JF
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great time, great place, great food & great prices. We are from out of town but will definitely make it back there when we are in town.

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S
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

It was apparently a very busy night with several large groups. So food service was rather slow. The food was very good and hot so no complaints.

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CG
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Did not have table for us. Seated in bar area. Very loud and food took a while

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

The drinks were really good and so was the food but I have to say our server was AMAZING!! He’s been our server before and he’s not only very good at what he does but he was very nice and professional!

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MS
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 1

When I first went to Gulliftys I loved it so much that I had to come back. This time around for dinner, terrible experience. The table they had reserved for us was so SMALL, slammed up against a wall with tables behind each seat. My boyfriend would NOT fit there if he tried. We immediately requested another table and apparently that was an issue. They allowed us to sit at the large center table but said we had to be out by 7:30. It was about 5:45 so that was fine. Food was ordered at 6pm. Our food did NOT reach our table [2 burgers] till 6:55pm. This wouldnt be an issue however at 7:20 when my boyfriend and I wanted desserts, our serve told us he can not serve us anymore food due to the large party coming in at 7:30. I work in customer service so I understand this was their table. But how can someone deny me of dessert after it took an hour for 2 burgers to come out? Tables seated after we ordered had their entrees before we did. I know our server forgot to put our order in right away. Terrible experience, will never come back, waste of my hard earned money.

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

Delightful

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LW
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

burger underdone, but nice place and great service.

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C
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food and service were great. Water container had floatees in it, but other than that, everything was fine.

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GJ
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 2

Food was pretty good. Waiter was great. Very loud in restaurant and there was a loud talker at the next table. We loved this restaurant when my son went to Villanova, but might think twice the next time we dine in that area.

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AJ
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent restaurant where the menu offers something for everyone. Reasonable, delicious food, and caring service.

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B
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 3

Gullifty's has grown complacent over the years. My wife and I have been going there since we were in college back in the late 70's. However, we had not been there in quite awhile. But since our sons live in nearby Wayne, we've made the trek from West Chester to treat them to dinner a few times during the past few months. Most recently, we were there this past weekend. Food was pretty decent, but the timing of serving the food was terrible. We had a party of seven. The food for three of us came out first, but the food for the other four in our group (which was the same menu item) was delayed considerably, at least 10-15 minutes. This is simply unacceptable service. The only redeeming quality was the server was very friendly, and very apologetic, and the beer was good. Disappointing that no reduction was taken off bill. We had a similarly bad experience there on Mother's Day. Buffet overpriced, overrated, poorly presented, lacking in quantity, and disappointing overall. Unfortunately, we're done going there for the foreseeable future. Ownership would be best served by reading up on Jim Collins' "Good to Great". They have a long way to go before they are even in the "Good" category.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 5

Really could be a great restaurant but as of right now it is equitable to “banana land”. Made a reservation, only to be told by the hostess that they were going to seat us at a table large enough to accommodate us, but now that table was full. We were then given the option to wait 20 minutes or squeeze 7 of us into a booth for 4. We chose the first option and only had to wait around 10 minutes.

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p
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

Odd combos without other options like Bourbon BBQ wings but cannot do just BBQ, and Anthony fudge related is their beer infused fudge (bleh). While that’s a little odd, it’s not the issue as they have a policy that if you dislike any food that you try, you must pay for it, even if you don’t eat it. Needless to say due to both the odd selections, and this non customer friendly option we will never go back.

Gullifty's Restaurant
Responded on February 17, 2019

Sorry to hear you had a disappointing experience. Please email us at gulliftyevents@gmail so we can make it right for you. It would be especially helpful if you remember the name of your server. FYI, our BBQ sauce and chocolate fudge, as well as all of our other sauces, soups, and dressings, are made from scratch in-house, so there are not any alternative sauces sitting around in bottles that we could have served you. I hope this explains why we didn't have any other options available.

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S
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dinner was very good. Our server Abby was excellent, Patient and knowledgeable.

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S
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is well worth the money, we had a couple of burgers which were cooked as requested. Server was attentive and busy. Enjoyable experience overall.

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k
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Stopped for dinner after a tour of Villanova U. Amazing burgers and Philly Cheesesteak. Delicious.

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S
Philadelphia
65 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Gullifty's is a great local bar and restaurant Nice, varied selection of food and drinks, lots of beers on tap, sandwiches, salads, entrees. Great place to take the family or watch the Villanova game. Great desserts. Nice outdoor seating in good weather. It's been here for years and hopefully will stay many more.

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

I have eaten at Gullifty’s since I was a college student in the late 70’s.
Over the years, I have often brought first time customers with me. On this occasion, I had dinner with a friend and introduced her to Gullifty’s. We had a great evening and she was very pleased to have learned about this local gem.

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AA
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Food is always good but service this time was slow

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EL
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 3

Gullifty's was my go to place for a delicious cheesesteak. Not anymore. The meat was tough, stringy, poorly cut, and the once delicious sauce was no longer mixed in but just poured on top. On top of that they did not give me credit for my Open Table reservation. Not a good night.

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j
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Our waitress Abbey was fantastic! She was new at serving but treated us great and super friendly.

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VC
San Diego
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

We ordered at least 5 different food and drink items and when waitress put order in they came back to tell us they were out. The kitchen should communicate with staff what is sold out and staff should tell guests as they get the menus. We looked online at their beer menu for a specific beer and chose the restaurant based on the having it. When we ordered it we were told they hadn’t served that beer for quite a while.

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BK
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

We always enjoy meeting family for meals at Gulliftys. This time out was a bit frustrating as we had to wait a bit for our server, and some of our favorites were not available that night. Overall still a nice time and we always work them in when we come back to visit.

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OT
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 3

We loved the menu selections. The wings were delicious! Our waitress was so sweet.

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and food!! We had several different requests in the group and our server (I feel terrible forgetting his name...began with an F-he said it was Eastern European) was amazing!! Extensive menu and everyone loved everything we ordered! Will be back!!

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AK
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

I've been a patron of Gullifty's since the late 1970's and have enjoyed many meals there.
Our last visit was not up to my expectations. The food was great, as always. Our primary server did a
good job and we were seated in a quiet area as requested.
Things began to go downhill when we were told that one of our appetizer selections was not available.
Next, our meals were brought to us by a very inexperienced employee who had no idea what was ordered by each person and then never picked up our soup/salad plates. We actually had to move them to an empty spot at our table so that she could place our dinner plates. And then she didn't take them as she left us. Our primary server had to do this for her.
At the end of the meal, we requested decaf coffee....not available. Herbal tea? No, not available.
Our meal was a very early dinner on Sunday.

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CB
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoy a nice family meal out!

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EM
Atlantic City
7 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a limited amount of time to dine and our server was fantastic!! We had appetizers and dinner and we couldn’t have asked for better service or better food. We can’t wait to go back the next time we’re in the neighborhood.

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MD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 5

We go way back with Gullifty's - my wife was a local grad student in the 80's. More recently our 3 children all went to college near-by and we have frequented Gullifty's over the years. We were surprised at the recent experience we had. In short, the service was capable but in-experienced - no problem - we can deal with that. But the food quality was way below our expectations. Three of us experienced "skinny" portions. I had a chicken sandwich where the actual chicken was about 1/4" thick - it felt like a few slices of lunch meat and I had to work to find the chicken taste. A guest of ours had a chicken parm which was basically all breading. The fish and chips was the same - all batter and crunch and very little fish. We shared a chocolate tort for dessert which tasted "un-fresh" - even sharing it we didn't want to finish it. I looked for a manager-ish person to talk to (it's so common these days to have someone drop by the table to see how things are), but saw no one. Granted, I didn't go in search, but in this busy room nobody seemed to be checking on diners. We of course tipped our server well and left smiling but likely won't be back. There are tons of options along Lancaster Ave.

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d
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was great

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LO
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Filet mignon was delicious. We got there early so it was not crowded and the noise level was good. Waitress was great but they didn't have two beers that my date wanted. The third was available.

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f
Philadelphia
34 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

Been going here since it opened in 1975, because it has something for everyone. Unfortunately, the new menu dropped an old favorite. The steak I got was a bit tough. On the plus side, service was attentive without being annoying.

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E
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Nice evening with our young teens. Food was good. Service was great.

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DB
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent as always

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