Keating's Rope & Anchor Bar + Kitchen

3.9
98 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
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  • Scenic View
  • Casual
  • Waterfront
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 98 People Are Saying
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3.9based on recent ratings
3.7
food
3.6
service
3.9
ambience
3.4
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83% of people would recommend it to a friend
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3.0Dined 6 days ago

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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4.0Dined on June 10, 2018

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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1.0Dined on May 26, 2018

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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4.0Dined on May 26, 2018

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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3.0Dined on May 25, 2018

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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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

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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5.0Dined on May 11, 2018

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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3.0Dined on May 5, 2018

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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5.0Dined on May 4, 2018

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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1.0Dined on April 14, 2018

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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4.0Dined on March 31, 2018

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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5.0Dined on March 28, 2018

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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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on February 15, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on February 3, 2018

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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5.0Dined on February 3, 2018

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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4.0Dined on January 28, 2018

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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4.0Dined on January 26, 2018

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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5.0Dined on January 19, 2018

Great food great service

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4.0Dined on December 17, 2017

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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5.0Dined on December 10, 2017

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

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5.0Dined on December 9, 2017

Food was very good. The clam chowder was excellent.

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2.0Dined on November 16, 2017

Was unimpressed, and disappointed. The only thing that was decent was the chowder.- and even that was just above luke-warm when it came out. The scallops and shrimp was supposed to come with risotto, it came with what I can only assume was microwaved rice, and then they covered the whole thing in sprinkled parsley. Shrimp had an okay flavor. Overall it had no flavor profile at all. Was just stuff on a plate, covered in parsley.

Based on this experience i would not recommend for dining. The atmosphere was nice, so if you went to sit at the bar, you’re fine, but definitely would not recommend eating a main course there.

Service was okay. Was not busy but felt like a bother to the waiter. The hostess was nice and pleasant, and greeted me promptly.

Overall 2/5 from me.

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3.0Dined on October 27, 2017

Average food at above average prices. Offerings lacked no originality. At their prices, seafood should be more that see food.

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4.0Dined on October 22, 2017

The food was delicious service was great although I got fries dropped on my dress but I will come back

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4.0Dined on October 16, 2017

Great place for a business meeting because the tables aren't on top of each other like at most center city restaurants and you can't beat the view. Has convenient parking and very accessible via cab, so easy place to meet. Menu has a good variety, offers interesting healthier choices and is reasonably priced. Most importantly, staff are always very accommodating with menu modifications to meet dietary needs-- you would think that would be a given in this day and age, but unfortunately have not always found this to be the case in many places.

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3.0Dined on October 6, 2017

Food was average at best. Cocktail was syrupy and had to be returned.

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3.0Dined on September 28, 2017

We had to make a reservation which was timed to complete. Upon arrival and the meal there were very few people there. All food was good but really too expensive for what was made for lunch.I was asked if it was a special occasion and I listed my sister's birthday, which it was for , but nothing was done so why even ask?
We do appreciate the discount for parking.

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5.0Dined on September 17, 2017

Absolutely delicious food..great service and beautiful view of the waterfront..ask for a table by the window and try the firecracker shrimp!

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4.0Dined on August 26, 2017

The ONLY downside - Waiter was as nice as could be but very slow and a bit inattentive.

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5.0Dined on August 21, 2017

The food was very good and the service was excellent.

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4.0Dined on August 19, 2017

Went here for a date night with my husband. I ordered the fillet my husband had the chicken and shrimp My meal was absolutely delicious my husband felt his meal was average Other people were ordering the knife and fork burger and that looked really good Nice waterfront location fun to walk to Spruce Street Harbor Park after eating dinner Decent pricing Live music on a Saturday night

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5.0Dined on August 16, 2017

wish the menu had a few more choices. Also not happy with the swings being under the outside seating. I love kids, have a few of my own. But didn't want to hear them screaming when I was trying to have a quiet dinner

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4.0Dined on July 30, 2017

Great place to have drinks and apps especially if you sit outside

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4.0Dined on July 29, 2017

Excellent food, service, and views. Our server Hassan was professional and accommodating. Hope to be back soon.

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3.0Dined on July 28, 2017

Food was OK - nothing special. Waitress was grumpy and clueless. We only ate there because we were taking the ferry over to BB&T

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4.0Dined on July 27, 2017

The ambiance is very nice and the food was very good.
I highly recommend this location.

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4.0Dined on July 26, 2017

Great location, especially outside on the patio. Good service. Stuff mushrooms were very good. The Butcher's Flatbread was average, not what I had hoped. The live music outside was good but the PA volume was too loud and made it difficult to have conversation when he was playing. Overall, it was a very pleasant evening and a good experience.

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3.0Dined on July 26, 2017

Might return but having to pay for parking was not appealing.
Nice to look out over the water but my two friends and I were not enamored
with the food. Would not go back for food and for the parking charge.
Hostess was very helpful in giving us a reduced ticket for parking.

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4.0Dined on July 22, 2017

Very pleased with Keatings lunch menu. Service was excellent! Our waiter, Hassan, was probably the most pleasant server I have ever had (we dine out several times a week). Only thing they can improve on is allowing diners to use the restroom without a security guard asking a waitress to vouch that we were diners. VERY ODD!

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