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Keating's Rope & Anchor Bar + Kitchen

4.1
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191 Reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American

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Sunday Lunch
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!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 191 people are saying
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4.1
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73% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

They do not take reservations so our reservation was not valid

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AnnK
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brunch for 8. Waiter was efficient, fun and personable. We did not feel rushed. Food was very good and delivered to the table with enough time to enjoy a cocktail and then be served. Would return.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Server was awesome!

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AlanR
Orlando
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Food was acceptable but no value was there. 2 people apps, 1 drink was $130 without tip. The restaurant was near the lobby. The guitar player in lobby had his amp set to such a high volume we could not have a conversation. Would not reccomend.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great. Bartenders were awesome. The food was soooo good. I’ve never seen a cheese steak packed with so much meat. The cheese burger was also delicious!!!

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AnthonyW
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

I'm not sure if I recommend this place or not. The atmosphere and location is very nice. Being on the river ads to the overall experience. The food on the other hand was just okay. I expected more from a place like this. My wife had the crab cakes and they were average at best. I had salmon and it just like level of flavor that I thought that dish should have. Overall an okay place to sit down and enjoying a meal but I think there is much better value elsewhere.

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Dawayne40
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply marvelous from beginning to end.

Keating's Rope & Anchor Bar + Kitchen
Responded on December 11, 2019

Thank you for sharing your review of the Keating's Rope & Anchor Bar + Kitchen. It is great to hear you enjoyed several aspects of your experience with us, and that you would consider returning to us in the future! It was a pleasure to host you, and we look forward to the opportunity to welcome you back.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Joe was our server and was very attentive.

Keating's Rope & Anchor Bar + Kitchen
Responded on December 11, 2019

Thank you for sharing your review of the Keating's Rope & Anchor Bar + Kitchen. We greatly appreciate and value your feedback of our restaurant! Your compliments of Joe bring a smile to our face, as we strive to provide all of our guests with a first-rate customer service experience. We look forward to the opportunity to welcome you back soon!

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vipPadre
Philadelphia
36 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This was our fourth year celebrating Thanksgiving at Keatings and once again we were not disappointed. Great food and service.

Keating's Rope & Anchor Bar + Kitchen
Responded on December 11, 2019

Thank you for taking a moment to share your review with us. It is pleasing to hear you had a great Thanksgiving holiday meal with us at the Keating's Rope & Anchor Bar + Kitchen, and that you enjoyed our holiday brunch. It would be a pleasure to welcome you back in the future!

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CarolG
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

The ambiance is fabulous! The staff is very friendly and accommodating! The food was good, but not exceptional!

Keating's Rope & Anchor Bar + Kitchen
Responded on December 11, 2019

Thank you for sharing your review of the Keating's Rope & Anchor Bar + Kitchen. We greatly appreciate and value your feedback of our restaurant! Your compliments of Joe bring a smile to our face, as we strive to provide all of our guests with a first-rate customer service experience. We look forward to the opportunity to welcome you back soon!

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vipNickG
London
2 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall2food3service3ambience3

Poor poor value
Average food & wine, but high prices - doesn't work!

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AngelinaK
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious, service outstanding, nice atmosphere

Keating's Rope & Anchor Bar + Kitchen
Responded on December 11, 2019

Thank you for sharing your feedback of your stay with us. Your comments are appreciated and valued, as they help us provide all of our guests with a first-rate experience. It was a pleasure to host you at the Keating's Rope & Anchor Bar + Kitchen, and we hope we may welcome you back in the near future.

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KathyW
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Prior visit was much better than this visit. Was not impressed

Keating's Rope & Anchor Bar + Kitchen
Responded on November 24, 2019

Thank you for taking a moment to share your review of your stay with us. Is disappointing to learn some aspects of your stay missed the mark. Your comments do not reflect a typical experience at our restaurant, and I apologize for this. It is our hope we may have another chance to host you, as we wish to provide you with the stay you expect from us.

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vipSparks
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience2

Food was excellent, service was good.- Ambience was nothing special

Keating's Rope & Anchor Bar + Kitchen
Responded on November 1, 2019

Thank you for sharing your review of the Keating's Rope & Anchor Bar + Kitchen. It is great to hear you enjoyed several aspects of your stay with us, and that you would consider returning to us in the future! It was a pleasure to host you, and we look forward to the opportunity to welcome you back.

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AsparaA
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food was delicious and the service was great. I loved the floor to ceiling windows and the amazing view.

Keating's Rope & Anchor Bar + Kitchen
Responded on November 1, 2019

I’m pleased to hear you were so impressed by our customer service! We strive to provide a first-class experience and I’m glad we hit our mark during your visit. We loved having you as a guest and we hope we may welcome you back to the Keating's Rope & Anchor Bar + Kitchen in the future!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

A lovely spot on the waterfront with calm ambiance. Everyone was friendly and service was prompt. The food was mostly delicious, our group enjoyed their cheesesteaks and fish and chips, but the grilled shrimp tacos missed the mark. Unfortunately we couldn’t sit outside because of the lanternflies. The only true downfall of the restaurant is the lack of reasonable parking. Options are either $32 for valet at the hotel, or waiting in a ridiculously long and slow line for $20 public parking lot that fills up quickly. Overall though, we had a lovely time catching up and enjoyed ourselves. We will be back!

Keating's Rope & Anchor Bar + Kitchen
Responded on September 19, 2019

Thank you for taking a moment to share your review of Keating's Rope & Anchor Bar + Kitchen We are thrilled you were impressed by our view, and the cheesesteaks hit the mark! I am especially glad you found our staff friendly and accommodating. I am sorry to learn about the experience with the valet. Your comments do not reflect a typical experience for the hotel, and I apologize for this. It was a pleasure to host you, and we look forward to the opportunity to do so again in the future!

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Anon
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Had to wait because understaffed at 6pm Saturday. Free tables but would not seat the 2 of us. Fish and chips was awful. Tough fish very salty. Salmon over cooked. Why would I recommend ? I would give another try to maybe sit outside and have just appetizers. But it was disappointing so maybe I'd just go somewhere else.

Keating's Rope & Anchor Bar + Kitchen
Responded on September 14, 2019

Thank you for taking a moment to share your review of your stay with us. Is disappointing to learn some aspects of your stay missed the mark. Your comments do not reflect a typical experience at our restaurant, and I apologize for this. It is our hope we may have another chance to host you, as we wish to provide you with the experience you expect from us.

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AmandaD
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience4

We were very disappointed as this was my birthday dinner. It took a long time for someone to seat us, we waited at the host stand until someone came to seat us 10 minutes later. Then it took a very, very long time for a server to come over. He seemed miserable and like he couldn’t wait for the night to be over. Then we learned that the “rum runner machine” was broken when we tried to order drinks. I got a margarita instead which was the worst margarita I’ve ever had. And the appetizers were less than sub par, especially the “firecracker shrimp”. The raw tuna & avocado app, which usually comes with some kind of chip to eat it with, did not come with anything and we weren’t sure how to eat it. We asked for crackers, and the server dropped 7 packs of saltines on the table. The food was so bad I decided not to order an entree. Unfortunately, I’ll have to tell friends & family to stay away.

Keating's Rope & Anchor Bar + Kitchen
Responded on September 14, 2019

Thank you for taking a moment to share your review of your stay with us. Is disappointing to learn some aspects of your stay missed the mark. Your comments do not reflect a typical experience at our restaurant, and I apologize for this. It is our hope we may have another chance to host you, as we wish to provide you with the experience you expect from us.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall2food4service2ambience4

We did reserve a table in advance when we got there there were open tables out side and was told we would have a 20 min wait for out side which was not a problem after almost 50
Mins of waiting for an outside table I went to see what was going on and the table magically appeared and was available. We then waited 15 mins for someone to come to the table! And when I asked the server if our food can come out with the appetizer meaning if I didn’t need to wait til we were done the appetizers to get our meals she gave me attitude and said well we are really busy. I would have responded to a customer as I’ll
See what I can do NOT we r really busy !!! CUSTOMER SERVICE was HORRIBLE
FOOD WAS pretty good though !!! We prob will not return !!!

Keating's Rope & Anchor Bar + Kitchen
Responded on September 14, 2019

Thank you for taking a moment to share your review of your stay with us. Is disappointing to learn some aspects of your stay missed the mark. Your comments do not reflect a typical experience at our restaurant, and I apologize for this. It is our hope we may have another chance to host you, as we wish to provide you with the experience you expect from us.

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SusanS
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice place, decor is open and clean, windows allow for a nice view of the river. Food and staff were awesome. We had a nice meal.

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JohnB
Tampa
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Very pleasant and helpful staff, delicious food (especially the ahi tuna tartare!). Found the temperature in the room a bit too cold.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Slow on service, small drinks

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vipClaireH
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious! The service was awesome! I have food allergies. Our server helped me choose my meal. Super place to eat at Penn’s Landing! Great view in the dining room.

Keating's Rope & Anchor Bar + Kitchen
Responded on August 24, 2019

Thank you for taking a moment to share your review with us. It is pleasing to hear you had a great overall experience with us at the Keating's Rope & Anchor Bar + Kitchen, and that you enjoyed some of our tasty dining options. It would be a pleasure to welcome you back in the future!

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vipTiffany
Orlando
37 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Inside hotel but great water view. The salads were VERY fresh and tasty. Tuna was also prepared perfectly.

Keating's Rope & Anchor Bar + Kitchen
Responded on August 22, 2019

Thank you for sharing your feedback. It's great to learn that you enjoyed your meal selections. Your comments are appreciated and valued, as they help us provide all of our guests with a first-rate experience. It was a pleasure to host you, and we hope we may welcome you back in the near future.

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LSPhilly
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The mixed reviews had me a little hesitant about booking for a party of 12 of us on a Friday night, but I am SO glad I pulled the trigger and booked. Everything was flawless! The service by Andy was great, everyone loved their food, and the atmosphere was great! No complaints whatsoever!!

Keating's Rope & Anchor Bar + Kitchen
Responded on August 22, 2019

Thank you for sharing your review of the Keating's Rope & Anchor Bar + Kitchen. It is great to hear you enjoyed several aspects of your experience with us, and that you would consider returning to us in the future! It was a pleasure to host you, and we look forward to the opportunity to welcome you back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
7 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience2

We were ignored for five minutes when walking in. After being seated we were told they needed to make copies of the kids menu for our three kids. It took 15 minutes and they handed us one menu. We had to ask the waiter if we could order drinks. We were charged $16.95 for a margarita on the rocks in a small glass. The crab cakes and shrimp tacos were barely even warm. One kids meals was super hot and the other two kids got fish and chips and for $24 for that they fish was mostly batter and hard. We seemed to be a bother from the moment we walked in.

When washing your hands in the men’s room if someone opens the door it was slam into you.

I wouldn’t recommend this place and other than a nice view, if we had been able to sit outside, it doesn’t have anything else going for it.

Keating's Rope & Anchor Bar + Kitchen
Responded on August 17, 2019

Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback. I apologize for any inconveniences caused you during your visit. It's disappointing this affected your impression of us, as we strive to provide a first-class guest experience. It is my hope you will give us another chance, as we wish to restore your trust in us!

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KimberlyO
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall2food1service2ambience5

Took my wife here for her bday. Ordered the 35.00 crab cake dinner which I don’t mind paying for good food, however the crab cakes were mushy, small...ordered with mashed potatoes and broccoli. The mashed potatoes were awful and the broccoli was not seasoned at all. We wind up sending the sides back but was still charged for the full meal, with 10% off. I wouldn’t recommend going here for great food, the upside is the view is amazing!

Keating's Rope & Anchor Bar + Kitchen
Responded on August 17, 2019

Thank you for taking a moment to share your review of your experience with us. Is disappointing to learn some aspects of your meal missed the mark. Your comments do not reflect a typical experience at our restaurant, and I apologize for this. It is our hope we may have another chance to host you, as we wish to provide you with the stay you expect from us.

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scottf
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall3food3service1ambience4

Sat outside with great view. Food was adequate, definitely overpriced given the basic nature of the menu. Service was atrocious, for example we asked our waitress what the soup of the day was, she replied she wasn’t sure and would go check. She came back 30 minutes later, forgot to check that, this pattern continued pretty much the entire meal, forgotten wine, challenged to refill a water glass.

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vipkatkev23
New York Area
81 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food and service was very good. I had the scallops and they were cooked perfectly. The restaurant is connected to the Hilton Hotel. Also it overlooks the boardwalk at Penns Landing. There is live music on their deck but not enough space to listen to it. So we went to the Boardwalk and listened to them there.

Keating's Rope & Anchor Bar + Kitchen
Responded on August 22, 2019

Thank you for sharing your review of the Keating's Rope & Anchor Bar + Kitchen. It is great to hear you enjoyed several aspects of your experience with us, and that you would consider returning to us in the future! It was a pleasure to host you, and we look forward to the opportunity to welcome you back.

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BarbaraS
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Nice, but just average place for the cost of dinner.

Keating's Rope & Anchor Bar + Kitchen
Responded on August 12, 2019

Thank you for sharing your feedback of your experience with us! Your comments are appreciated and valued, as they help us provide all of our guests with a first-rate experience. It was a pleasure to host you, and we hope we may welcome you back in the near future.

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mike
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Perfect night to sit outside on the patio. Food good, service good. Creme Brulee was not toasted on top which was a big disappointment .

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Great service.

Keating's Rope & Anchor Bar + Kitchen
Responded on July 29, 2019

Thank you for sharing your review of the Keating's Rope & Anchor Bar + Kitchen. It is great to hear you enjoyed several aspects of your dining experience with us, and that you would consider returning to us in the future! It was a pleasure to host you, and we look forward to the opportunity to welcome you back.

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ZabrinaH
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My boyfriend and I ate here for our anniversary and it was incredible. Service was quick and eating outside under the flowers was beautiful.

Keating's Rope & Anchor Bar + Kitchen
Responded on July 22, 2019

I’m pleased to hear you were so impressed by our customer service! We strive to provide a first-class experience and I’m glad we hit our mark during your visit. We loved having you as a guest and we hope we may welcome you back to the Keating's Rope & Anchor Bar + Kitchen in the future!

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vipSusanR
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Soup was delicious
Chicken was dry and overdone
Potatoes almost raw
Beautiful location a shame the food isn't good

Keating's Rope & Anchor Bar + Kitchen
Responded on July 14, 2019

Thank you for taking a moment to share your review of your stay with us. Is disappointing to learn some aspects of your visit missed the mark. Your comments do not reflect a typical experience at our restaurant, and I apologize for this. It is our hope we may have another chance to host you, as we wish to provide you with the cuisine you expect from us.

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DianeKjerseygirl
Atlantic City
4 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Service and food was very good

Keating's Rope & Anchor Bar + Kitchen
Responded on July 14, 2019

Thank you for sharing your review of the Keating's Rope and Anchor Bar + Kitchen. We greatly appreciate and value your feedback of our restaurant! Your compliments of our staff bring a smile to our face, as we strive to provide all of our guests with a first-rate customer service experience. It is pleasing to hear you had a satisfying visit, and we look forward to the opportunity to welcome you back soon!

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DawnB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall2food1service2ambience3

I went to Keating's Rope & Anchor with a group of 5 on July 3rd 2019. The menu was very limited. 3 of us ordered the fish & chips. I have to say it was the worst fish & chips I had ever eaten. One person in party returned her fish and chips. It was substituted by Keating's version of New England clam chowder, which was clumpy and mainly potates. This also was inedible. I wish I had returned my fish & chips also but the waiter did not come back until much later. I was extremely disappointed especially due to so many good reviews. I can only assume that the previous chef had quit.

Keating's Rope & Anchor Bar + Kitchen
Responded on July 14, 2019

Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback. I apologize for the disappointment in your quality of culinary cuisine that you received and any inconveniences this caused you during your visit. It's disappointing this affected your impression of us, as we strive to provide a first-class guest experience. It is my hope you will give us another chance, as we wish to restore your trust in us!

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WARDAM
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

The top crust of the crème brûlée was not crusty at all so It was not what I was expecting at all.

Keating's Rope & Anchor Bar + Kitchen
Responded on July 6, 2019

Thank you for sharing your review of the Keating's Rope & Anchor Bar + Kitchen. It is great to hear you enjoyed several aspects of your visit with us, and that you would consider returning to us in the future! It was a pleasure to host you, and we look forward to the opportunity to welcome you back.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Food was not very good especially for the price.

Keating's Rope & Anchor Bar + Kitchen
Responded on July 14, 2019

Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback. Your comments are appreciated and valued, as they help us provide all of our guests with a first-rate experience.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience3

We were seated. No one came to take our order after 10 minutes. Finally a manager came . Took our order. Gave us bottled water for inconvenience and left. After long wait for food we never saw anyone again. We had a hard time trying to get our bill. No one knew who waited on us.
Left very disappointed

Keating's Rope & Anchor Bar + Kitchen
Responded on July 6, 2019

Thank you for taking a moment to share your review of your experience with us. Is disappointing to learn aspects of your visit missed the mark. Your comments do not reflect a typical experience at our restaurant, and I apologize for this. It is our hope we may have another chance to host you, as we wish to provide you with the stay you expect from us.

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vipmartywaring
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall5food5service2ambience5

The service was super slow.

Keating's Rope & Anchor Bar + Kitchen
Responded on June 24, 2019

Thank you for sharing your review of the Keating's Rope and Anchor Bar + Kitchen. It was a pleasure to host you, and we look forward to the opportunity to welcome you back.

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FAQs

Keating's Rope & Anchor Bar + Kitchen offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (215) 521-6509.

Keating's Rope & Anchor Bar + Kitchen is rated 4.1 stars by 191 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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