Keating's Rope & Anchor Bar + Kitchen

4.0
117 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
Welcome to Keating’s Rope & Anchor, Bar + Kitchen, a social eatery where friends gather over waterfront views, toast to milestones and retreat to savor a taste of culinary craftsmanship.

A riverside respite, Rope & Anchor serves up contemporary American cuisine with an emphasis on sustainable seafood, locally sourced ingredients and hand crafted cocktails. Our refined menu pares perfectly with magnificent views, live entertainment and nautical flair.

With weathered textures, maritime influences and bold spaces – Keating’s Rope & Anchor, Bar + Kitchen embraces the heritage of Penn’s Landing in a artistically curated way. You’re invited to step out of the bustling city and into our urban oasis along the Delaware River. Cheers!
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, American
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Hours of operation
Breakfast: Monday - Friday: 6:00am - 11:00am, Saturday & Sunday: 6:30am - 11:00am; Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 5:00pm, Saturday & Sunday: 11:00pm - 5:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(215) 521-6509
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Payment options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Chef George Gilfesis
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Catering
Private dining room capable of seating up to 75 people with great waterfront views.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Dock Street
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Parking details
Discounted parking fee of $10 for up to three hours.
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Public transit
The 25 bus stops directly at the entrance to the Hilton Hotel.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 117 People Are Saying
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71% of people would recommend it to a friend
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New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

We were staying in the hotel and needed something easy with our five year old.
The food was good(next great but good). The server was attentive and wanted to please us and make it easy with my daughter. The decor seems new and was bright and comfortable with big tables.

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f
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Didn’t say real clear it was in the Hilton hotel. And parking was 10$.

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KM
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 2

Food was really good; ambience could be better. Felt rushed by our waiter, which was unfortunate as everything else was great.

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M
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

Great way to relax after a long day. Views are awesome and service was spot on.

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H
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 3ambience 4

My husband and I ate at Keating’s for the first time and will not be going back!! After ordering our food we waited for what felt like forever and when our food finally came they brought our entree’s first, then our salad and then our appetizer....crazy!! The food was room temp at best and wasn’t anything to rave over. We were seated outside on the deck which was nice because of the view of the water etc. Keating’s needs to step up its game with all the fabulous local eateries flooding the area!!!

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RS
Atlantic City
5 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 3

The food was mediocre at best. The decor was nice but the carpet was dirty.

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K
Atlantic City
5 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

Nice place to watch fireworks Food was good. Only complaint was that there were signs everywhere for Hilton Awards when you spend a certain amount for food. Wait staff directed me to front desk only to find out the deal had expired.

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SD
San Diego
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 3food 1service 3ambience 4

location great and very nice restaurant but food was very sub-par. guacamole was pre-made and not fresh and suspect the burger was frozen and lacked any flavor. Overall the food was under seasoned and not very good.

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SH
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Good breakfast buffet with excellent omelettes and pretty good coffee. Nice views of the river and Camden waterfront. Great place for breakfast if you are staying at the hotel. Sunday morning breakfast was pretty crowded so a reservation is a good idea.

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P
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an amazing food experience just prior to a night out!

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SW
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 4

I had the shrimp tacos...the menu description was better than the actual meal. I was expecting fresh shrimp at least, no I got frozen breaded shrimp out of a bag. My wife's flathead was horrible and she couldn't finish it. The waitress was in a bad mood and believe you me the tip reflected it.

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OT
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

The apps and soups were wonderful but the dinner was just ok. Not horrible but just not great. We ate here before and it was very good. I’m wondering if it was because we were there just before 5 so we had the choice of lunch or dinner entrees. 1/2 of the group had lunch and 1/2 had dinner entrees. We were thinking that maybe it was a shift change. The view is nice. You get to see the swan boats and the ferry coming in and out of dock.

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P
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome staff! Great for food. Excellent burger. Signature cocktails, delicious. Great outdoor patio, perfect for people watching.

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j
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

Great location! Enjoyed the people watching and my dinner.

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g
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

We chose this spot because we were arriving at the Hilton & needed to find an easy-to-get-to restaurant. Food was just “meh”, portion sizes were good though. Staff was attentive & did their job, but they were either understaffed or unexpectedly busy on a Thurs night. Certainly not worth the over priced options. Makes me sick that these places can charge so much. I supposed we were paying for the ambiance more than anything. Wine pours were generous, so there is that!

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OT
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Food was good, but the service was slow. Waiter seemed to actually disappear for a while.

Only other issue was the restroom. You need a key to access it, which is an inconvenience, and the ladies room was a mess. Additionally, we had a man ask if his small son could the ladies room because the men's room was atrocious and the poor child was to afraid to use the men's room.

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MD
New England
4 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Visiting from out of town and my mother and cousins all met up for dinner. We sat on the patio and started with a few bottles of wine, Justin was our server and he was great. All of our apps and entrees were terrific and Justin was kind enough to let us order from the dinner menu inside which was different from the patio. Overall amazing...thanks again we will definitely be back!!!

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very good overall. Service was attentive without being rushed, portions were generous. Exchanged a wine we didn’t like without blinking. Enjoyed sitting outside, had no problem getting a table on a Friday evening. Would return!

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RC
Philadelphia
22 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 4ambience 3

The Food Was the worst. Lobster bisque was so watered down with hardly any lobster. The cheesesteak spring rolls were greasy. The avocado bruschetta was out of the can. I’ll never go back again

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L
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Very nice view, right on the water and next to the park. Was very underwhelmed by the service. I don't think our server said anything to us beside "okay". The food was ok as well.

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PD
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 2ambience 3

Terrific view, good food and a friendly wait staff, though the service was slow, I think one waitress was covering most of the restaurant. Did not like the bathroom situation, it was locked and you had to get a key from someone every time.

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JB
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 3

Due to a very busy restaurant, we were forced to eat at the buffet. Food was very poor. Beef was inedible. I had a baked chicken wing and some au gratin potatoes and became sick afterward.

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F
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

I do not want to provide bad review. It eS extremely crowded, only offered the buffet. I was not impressed with buffet but I was cool inside and very very busy. I would have to give them fair chance and revisit she there was not big event

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FW
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Good location if spending time at Penns Landing. Food was average. Not a lot of GF / vegetarian options. Service was attentive.

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IB
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We celebrated early Mother's day (on May 12th) in there and loved their food! great view and awesome service - our waiter Andreu was the BEST !

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

Enjoyable lunch on patio for graduation celebration. Great staff, service and good menu selections. Bar prices a bit high, food average rate.

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C
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Although the waiter was pleasant, he was forgetful and did not seem to understand the concept of good service. Although the quality of the food was good, the food was not served on a timely basis and my salad was served with my meal. Since our meals were not served on a timely basis, it would have made sense to serve the salad before the meal. The rolls which were excellent were also served with the meal. Again, since the meals were not served in a reasonable time, the rolls would have helped make the wait more pleasant. My wife ordered coffee and I had to remind the server to bring it to her.

The ambiance of the restaurant was nice and the view was very nice, but overall, it was not a good experience and we would not return. I was disappointed that this well know hotel chain could not do better.

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S
Washington DC
89 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We really enjoyed our dinner at Keating's Rope and Achor. We sat on the patio, which has a great view over the river, where you can watch all the goings-on at the Battleship New Jersey across the way to the swan boats in the harbor, to the folks strolling along the river walkway below. Our food was delicious--we both went for the clam chowder for starters, which I really recommend. Service was great. We were there on Friday evening, and there was a guitar player from 6-9 who we enjoyed. Definitely recommend this spot--It's in the Hilton Hotel at Penn's Landing, easy walk from Stop #1 on the Philly Phlash.

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

We went on Saturday hoping to get a table outside. We got there and they didn't have a table right then but told us it would be about 15 minutes. After the time came and went I asked the hostess how much longer, and I could see tables open outside. She then informed me that her manager said not to seat anyone outside, only inside for another 30 minutes. Needless to say we were not happy. We finished our drinks and left. We will never return to this place

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JM
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 5

We stayed at the Hilton so the breakfast buffet was perfect before heading out to explore Philly. The menu items (crab omelet and egg sandwich) were not worth the price.

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TT
Philadelphia
143 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Keating’s was a nice dining experience. Fire cracker shrimp and chowder were great, as was the shrimp and scallops entree. Entree items were somewhat pricey for the portion offered but still worth trying out.

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JM
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was terrific, great ambiance, overall great setting. Very nice menu. Great for a pre-theatre date night.

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MC
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent restaurant. Nice quiet atmosphere with exceptional entrees, appetizers and dessert. Highly recommend this restaurant.

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r
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

HAD A TRAVEL ZOO COUPON AGAIN GREAT DEAL STAYED AT HOTEL SO NO RUSH COULD JUST RELAX. ABOUT THE 5TH TIME BEING THERE. HASAAN WAS A GREAT WAITER .

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c
Philadelphia
34 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Keating's Rope & Anchor Bar and Kitchen Restaurant is located in the Hilton Hotel along the Penn's Landing Waterfront. There is something for everyone on the menu - small plates, salads, sandwiches, and vegetarian options. The portions are reasonable and the pricing is comparable to any restaurant located within a hotel. I truly enjoyed my French onion soup and the salmon BLT sandwich. The service was very good, the food and drinks arrived at a leisurely pace. There were seven people in my lunch group. All of the servers were very gracious handing our numerous requests. The restaurant offers both indoor and outdoor (weather permitting) dining. In the summer, an outdoor meal and viewing the activities along Penn's Landing is delightful. Even sitting inside during the winter and admiring the view of the river is an added benefit to a delicious meal hosted by very professional and friendly employees. If you are in the Penn's Landing neighborhood, and looking for a place for lunch, or just a few drinks, I would very highly recommend Keating's Rope & Anchor Bar and Kitchen Restaurant.

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BR
Philadelphia
109 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

This was a family dinner for my step daughter’s college graduation. The location was very convenient and there was a nice view. We enjoyed the apps, goat cheese fritters and fried calamari. Service was very good and the staff was nice. The dinner entrees weren’t anything special and the one with the spicy shrimp tacos was very heavily fried. Not sure that we would choose to dine here again.

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TR
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Meet friends for drinks and dinner on a Friday night. Bar had a good guitar player that entertained us while at the bar. Dinner was very good had a nice round table for the 6 of us to easily converse. service was very good, we enjoyed ourselves thoroughly. we will be back.

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G
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food great service

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N
Philadelphia
19 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

WAS THERE ON FRIDAY AND RETURNED ON SUNDAY BECAUSE I LIKED IT SO MUCH. GREAT RIVER VIEW. LOVED THE DECOR. FOOD WAS DELICIOUS. SERVICE VERY GOOD. WILL BE BACK.

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2017
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Our waiter was amazing. The Manager came over and spent time talking with our group. It was very very nice.

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