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About Keating's Rope & Anchor Bar + Kitchen

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!

201 South Columbus Blvd.
Philadelphia, PA 19106
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, American

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

Cross Street:
Dock Street

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(215) 521-6509

Website:
http://www.ropeandanchorkitchen.com/

Catering:
Private dining room capable of seating up to 75 people with great waterfront views.

Parking Details:
Discounted parking fee of $10 for up to three hours.

Public Transit:
The 25 bus stops directly at the entrance to the Hilton Hotel.

Executive Chef:
Chef George Gilfesis

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

Keating's Rope & Anchor Bar + Kitchen Ratings and Reviews

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3.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

3.5

service

3.8

ambience

4.1

value

3.5

Noise

Moderate

72% would recommend it to a friend

Waterfront (8)
Great for Lunch (5)
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Creative Cuisine (3)
Scenic View (3)
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Authentic (1)
Bar Seating (1)
Good for Birthdays (1)
Casual (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
Fit for Foodies (1)
Great Beer (1)
Good for Groups (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Live Music (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
Quick Bite (1)
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on November 17, 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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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 27, 2017

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

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Vibrant Bar Scene
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·Dined on October 22, 2017

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

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients, Pre/post Theatre, Hot Spot, Comfort Food, Bar Seating, Sunday Lunch
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 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.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on October 6, 2017

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

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·Dined 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.

Tags: Comfort Food
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 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!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 26, 2017

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

Tags: Good for a Date, Waterfront, Scenic View, Great for Outdoor Dining
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·Dined on August 21, 2017

The food was very good and the service was excellent.

Tags: Waterfront, Great for Lunch, Scenic View
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 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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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 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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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 30, 2017

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

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Waterfront
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 29, 2017

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

Tags: Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly, Special Occasion, Casual
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 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

Tags: Waterfront
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on July 27, 2017

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

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Waterfront, Tasting Menu
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 (Nashville)·Dined 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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 (New York Area)·Dined 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.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Waterfront
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 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!

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Waterfront, Business Meals
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·Dined on July 20, 2017

Stopped for a quick bite to eat before seeing a concert in Camden. Food was outstanding even though we only got several appetizers. Service from Hasan (spelling ?) was awesome! Not too abrasive, welcoming, friendly, knowledgeable. He even went above and beyond to bring a small water pitcher out to the table for us considering it was about 95 degrees outside.. Can't wait to go back and hopefully try some of their amazing entrees they offer and to be taken care of by Hasan. (Again spelling) Highly recommend!!

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on July 15, 2017

I ordered the grilled chicken and shrimp with quinoa entrée. The chicken was so overdone it was inedible, I could not even cut into it with a knife. The quinoa tasted like it was boiled in dirty water. When I told a worker (who was dressed like a manager, although I'm not sure he was one) they did not even take my plate away, just left the gross chicken and came back with a new piece. Still did not take the chicken away. I am not one to complain so I did not speak up any further, but I wish I did because the price I paid was way too expensive for the quality of food. The only good thing about my experience was the view and my server Meegan was very nice. I am very upset about the price I paid for the inedible food that I received.

Tags: Waterfront, Scenic View, Live Music
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 14, 2017

Met friends for breakfast. The dining room was freezing. The room was over-lit and noisy.

Not very crowded, but shown to a table next to the waiters station....
Asked for a window seat- and was shown to a suitable table.

Service was fine, but they were short staffed-
I wouldn't recommend nor would I go back.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 12, 2017

Food was excellent. Service was slow, especially on the patio. We had reservations for dinner before a concert. We arrived 30 minutes before our dinner reservations so we decided to have a drink on the patio while we waited for the rest of our party. There was only one other table occupied on the patio but it still took our server 20 minutes to even acknowledge us. Our dinner, especially the appetizers, was excellent, but again, even though the restaurant was fairly empty, it took 15 minutes to be acknowledged by our server. We didn't get one of the appetizers we ordered, hot wings, until just before our entrees were delivered. I think they need more wait staff, especially during the summer months, since this hotel/restaurant is right on the waterfront, very popular area.

Tags: Fun, Creative Cuisine, Happy Hour, Seasonal
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 8, 2017

Service was excellent. Food was fair, location was beautiful!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 8, 2017

I was regrettably underwhelmed by Keating's Rope & Anchor. Our initial impression walking into the restaurant and onto the patio was positive. The host was lovely and we were quickly met by a server...good so far.

We all ordered drinks and then proceeded to wait 15 minutes before our server came back to let us know we were being switched to a new server. After another five minutes our drinks were brought out. The Sangria tasted like it came from a box and my Vodka Gimlet (the waitress called it a Grimlet) was mostly Roses lime juice and perhaps some vodka?!? After a few attempts I got her attention and asked to change my drink as the one I had was not to my taste. It was then I learned the bartender didn't know what a Gimlet was...perhaps the name was confusing.

We ordered dinner...two orders of grilled shrimp tacos with salad and a salad with ahi tuna. In less than ten minutes my dinner arrived (salad and tuna), but my friends only got two plates of grilled shrimp. We explained there must have been a mistake and that they had ordered shrimp tacos with salad. Five minutes and their tacos are rushed out...deep fried shrimp tacos with french fries. We reiterated there was a mistake, the server did not offer to exchange the food, but rather shrugged an apology.

They comp'd my drink, but did not offer any compensation for the mistaken food order. One more note, a band went on half way through dinner. The music was really loud...too loud to hear much of any conversation.

Tags: Scenic View, Casual
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on June 24, 2017

They blocked off the bathrooms even to hotel guests like us.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 24, 2017

My mom and I came for lunch before an event at the Mann Center. We had cheesesteak eggrolls for an appetizer, which were amazing. We also had the signature peach bellini. It was delicious! Our meals were wonderful and our server Mark was very helpful and friendly. We'll definitely be back!

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Waterfront, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Tapas, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, People Watching, Worth the Drive, Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 17, 2017

They made my 7 year old niece feel like a queen on her birthday. The eggs in the brunch buffet were on point!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 15, 2017

We had high hopes when the host moved an umbrella to our table that was directly in the sun. However, our server was way too busy with too many tables to handle. He was uninformed about several of the items on the menu and disappeared for long lengths of time. The management and his staff were delivering the meals and cleaning up the tables and bringing the bills. But sitting outside and looking at the Delaware made up for the lack of attention. Oh, and the food was good!

Tags: Scenic View
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 (Charleston)·Dined on June 13, 2017

The mahi fish entree needs a little work, mushroom app and cheesecake were great. Mark was a great server!

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (Richmond)·Dined on May 28, 2017

We didn't realize this, but it's in a hotel. It was fine, we just weren't expecting it. The service was a little sparse--our waitress was nice but didn't come back to make sure we had enough water or wanted to order more drinks. They also put wayyyyy too much garlic on my flatbread.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on May 27, 2017

Nice place, good views. Music was good and I happen to like some jazz, a little too loud, couldn't have a conversation easily, but all in all what I expected, would go back again. Great people watching too.

Tags: People Watching
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 27, 2017

Very slow serving. A waitress came after 10 or more minutes after seating. Appetizers, main, desert, everything was late. It took more than 2.5 hours in total.

Tags: Casual
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on May 17, 2017

My bro and i decided om a quick stop for a bite and came across this resturant on the fly via this app. Turns out to ve the perfect place for great scenery and a delightful meal. Needless to say I will be back for a dinner date. Everything is smooth and easy going here. I really enjoyed my visit.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on May 14, 2017

We really enjoyed the Sunday brunch. The view was fabulous and the food was excellent. A bit pricey at $50pp .

Tags: Waterfront, Kid-friendly
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Took my family for the Mother's Day Brunch, and it was perfect. A perfect food selection for the kids. The staff was A plus and the food was perfect. We couldn't ask for a better day.

Tags: Hot Spot, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Sunday Lunch, Waterfront
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Our Mother's Day experience was pretty good. Nothing amazing, but not bad. The food was fine, but again, nothing was over the top. The seasoning was ok, but nothing memorable. For the price, I was expecting more, but there was nothing bad about it over all.

Tags: Business Meals, Waterfront
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on May 13, 2017

Sat right down, great food good place to have breakfast, lunch or ,dinner

Tags: Special Occasion
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on May 12, 2017

Great food, as usual. Soon it will be warmer and outdoor seating will come into play.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, People Watching, Disabled Access
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on May 8, 2017

This restaurant is gorgeous. It's a modern, clean design with a nautical theme.
Great view of the Delaware river and comfortable seating and a nice bar area. It's off the lobby of the beautiful Hilton hotel.
We started with cocktails and the fried calamari and cheesesteak egg rolls. Then chicken noodle soup and for our main courses we tried the filet, mahi mahi and crab cakes. for dessert chocolate cake and cheesecake. Everything was delicious and the service was excellent.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Birthdays, Waterfront, Business Meals, Scenic View, Hot Spot, Bar Seating, Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on May 7, 2017

It was our first time. The service was fairly slow but the Waiter was very nice. The food was delicious and hot and the drinks were phenomenal. Cant wait to go back.

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