Mike's York Street Bar and Grill

3.9
124 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Welcome to Mike’s, a neighborhood landmark where you can hang out with friends, get together with family or host a special party. Our dedicated staff is sure to make your meal special. Have one of Mike’s famous burgers and a beer while you’re watching the game at the bar, or request a quiet corner in the dining room and enjoy one of our delicious daily specials. No matter why you come to Mike’s we promise you will leave happy!
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3.9
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3.9
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4.0
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Noise · Moderate
79% of people would recommend it to a friend
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TeshiaN
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The food was good for the value. I will say the service could some improvements. My server never even gave her name.

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gjdeac
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

First time to Mike's York Street Bar and Grill. Great place for a casual dinner!

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EileenP
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

We have eaten at Mike’s several times in recent months. This most recent experience was not as good as others. Although the food was good the service was a bit off. The restaurant was busy for early evening on a Monday but we asked for time to look over the menu as we were with friends and it seemed like the server forgot about us. We did not order until almost 45 minutes after we were seated. Also it was a very hot day and it was not very cool inside the restaurant.

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vipJOANK
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall2food3service3ambience1

Was here around 7pm on a Saturday night. Asked for standard seating, was given a high top in the bar area. Chairs extremely wobbly. Sat down, ready to order then an annoying karaoke-like band started up with a synthesizer. It was WAY too loud for the space and people in that bar. The singer was absolutely terrible and made the entire experience truly awful. Could not wait to get out of there. Way too early for that kind of "band" and way too loud. Will not be back. The place seems to be ran by a bunch of 20 somethings. The place was really empty, now I know why

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judyh
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great outdoor seating!

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BrianG
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mike’s is a great local eatery. The outdoor dining is classy.
Service was excellent

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vipHolly
Philadelphia
24 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Off night. Took friends here for their first time last night and we were a little embarrassed with our choice of restaurant after our experience, to be completely honest. Service was off - server didn’t know items on the menu or have any recommendations; she was very attentive at first and then towards the end of our meal she disappeared for 20-25 minutes with no check-in on whether we wanted more drinks/dessert or if we were ready for the check. We were somewhat in a back corner with no other diners around us or other servers walking by, I had to go up to the bar and ask for someone to find her so we could pay and leave. Restaurant was also out of multiple items we asked for, bummer! I went with the sweet and spicy chicken and unfortunately I could barely eat it, I was so disappointed because I’ve gotten it twice before and it was great! It seemed like whoever prepared it in the kitchen last night did not know how to plate it, I was served a full bowl of rice, drenched in the sweet/spicy sauce (like a soup amount of sauce that was spilling up onto the flat part of the bowl) with maybe 5 pieces of chicken on top and just a few pieces of pineapple mixed into the sauce (comes with a pineapple pico salsa) — it was not anything like what I had before when ordering the same exact entree. I ate the chicken and had a few bites of the rice but it was like eating sweet and spicy soup! One of our friends entrees came out partially hot and partially freezing cold. Everything else was just ok. We would still come back in the future but this experience was very off putting! I think our friends were confused why we suggested this place for dinner. Hope it’s not like this next time.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience5

Our waitress was great and I’m sure like everywhere else they were probably short staffed however it took quite some time for our food and drinks to be delivered. When we got our food(we all ordered specials) it was not done to our preference. For example I ordered the filet Oscar medium rare and it came medium well but I was so hungry I ate it anyway! My boys ordered the pasta seafood and it was super bland.

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KatieM
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience1

We have been to Mikes many times before. Tonight’s experience was far below any time we have been there before. It was a 90 degree day and their air conditioning wasn’t working properly. When we mentioned it to the waitress she shrugged it off like it has been an ongoing problem. Our son was getting over heated so we ended up getting boxes for all of our food and leaving without eating much. It was way too hot to even try to enjoy our meal. I also mentioned it to the hostess that possibly they should warn people when they check in so they can decide if their families can deal with the excessive heat in the restaurant. She also didn’t seem to think it was a big deal. Not a great experience at all for what was supposed to be a nice Father’s Day dinner.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fathers Day. The food was very good. We will go again. The newly remodeled area is beautiful and rustic. Comfortable. They were accommodating to my disabled daughter and very kind to her. Good expensive

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great waitress

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MaryG
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Waitress was old and tired, very inattentive, 3 sixteen year olds at the hostess desk.
Throw an apron on them!

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vipKevinD
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall1food4service2ambience2

Second time I have reserved a high top and they try to put us on the wrong side. So we ended up at on the bar side sitting next to the door the patio. Took 10 minutes for the waitress to even come to our table. We almost walked out due to the bad service. We went back to give Mike’s a second chance since our last few visits were horrible months ago. Sadly, this a place I use to frequent weekly but will never go back. The new owners destroyed Mikes.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience4

The restaurant is lovey but the food was under seasoned and the service was okay until I had to wait for a very long time to get the check.

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BridgetD
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

the feel of the place was very nice, the food was good and they had a special mothers day menu! however they put us at a large sharing table which usually would be fine but with first steps of covid, it was a little uncomfortable as they placed a party directly next to us, no seat in between to buffer the two groups. i also did not receive my drink, a water, until after my food seemed as though the staff was a little overwhelmed with the new menu. would like to try again while not sitting directly next to a stranger, if you have a larger group be aware that may occur. they did seem to have a nice outside area but due to weather was not being used.

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DebL
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It was great they had so much outdoor seating. Service and food great

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vipAnneC
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Staff were great. Nice “band” playing. Food was yummy! Overall, great time!

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KerryE
Orlando
7 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Food was great! Service was a little slow and the couple playing the guitar and singing was just a little to loud.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience5

Made a reservation. Hostess put us at a table where another table was barely a foot away. Asked to be loved. Put us outside. Cold. No heaters. Nobody ever came to serve us. After 25 min of waiting we left.

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vipSueF
Philadelphia
19 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The outdoor seating space was very nice. The service however was spotty. They brought our food but we had no silverware. Had to ask more than once for sweetener for ice tea. Not rushing back.

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BermudaJoe
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Easy on line booking. Table was ready at the correct time, Service was very fast and Friendly and food came out well prepared. Will go again often.

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vipTomF
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Nick did a great job even at a very busy time. The burgers and beer were great! We’ll be back.

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BrookeM
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as always! Used to come here all the time! Havent been here in over 7 yrs. Came in again for lunch and still amazing!!! Steak bites and fries still the best!!! My aunts had salads and were huge! They liked them very much. Waitress was very nice as well. Only thing we would say is replace crab cakes. They have never been great. Love everything else though!!

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KellyT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience1

Don’t know if they are short-staffed, or if they need better training. We were immediately seated and a drink order was taken. We then waited 25 minutes for a beer and the “drink of the day”. We submitted an order for an appetizer and it arrived timely. We ordered our dinners which also arrived timely but we needed refills on beverages. My husband had to get the server’s attention and asked if we could have water while we wait for our refills. Good thinking on his part because the refills took another 20 minutes. The food was just okay.

Really hope they can improve on food and service.

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ShakirahW
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

It was a great experience and with very good food. Customer service was good and pleasant .

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vipChuckK
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

DJ is good just needs to make adjustments to allow people to be able to talk to each other at the tables without having to scream , and to adjust music to the crowd older people want older music , younger crowds want younger music Or a good mix, and last but not least as the people thin out adjust the music lower ,
just my opinion,,,

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MelanieJ
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere, great food. Will definitely be back

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JoeG
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything on the menu is excellent. We’ve never had a bad meal or experience at Mike’s

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LorettaY
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mike's is awesome! We went for my birthday and they had a band outside, as well as great seasonal drinks! Our waiter Nik did a fantastic job of taking care of us!

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KennethH
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food good but room very loud. Will request to sit in other area of restaurant next time.

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catherineh
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience2

Service was terrible. Food came out at different times so some had food and some didn't. Food also wasnt that great. Also felt like there wasnt much social distancing . Tables were close together and full .

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MICHELEM
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my 2nd time ever being there ( the first time, years ago ), and it was wonderful... can’t wait to go back again! Very clean and the service & food was great!

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AvaF
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Food was great however when we complained about drink which was undrinkable ( supposed to be fruity mojito it had only strong vodka flavour) the waitress ghosted us for basically all the time we sat there. We got remade drink with a very disappointed face and attitude. Never received water and ketchup we asked for. Even though we apologized for complaining about the drink and would never blame the waitress for it she took it very personally and made our experience not very pleasant. I've been to Mikes before and it was so much better. Doubt will go again.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was good. Loved the cocktails and Ambiance.

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Tami
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience2

We were seated downstairs and it was very cold. I didn't want to sit outside because of the cold, but it may have been warmer with the heaters. Also, my food came out wrong...I ordered a specialty burger with a vegetarian patty, but I received the vegetarian burger with a little hot sauce and nothing else that should have been on it that would have made it what I ordered.

We used to eat here several times per month, but I don't know that we are going back.

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AllieK
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Everyone there was very nice! But all of the servers and staff were very busy and overwhelmed, especially our server. We waited a considerable amount of time to order, receive food, etc. It was definitely not the server’s fault, but management needs to adjust the tables to server ratio.

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TrishM
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Service was horrible, took 40 minutes to get one drink once we sat at our table. Waitress told us sorry I won’t be back for a while but don’t think I forgot about you.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience4

The Wait was long, food had no flavor. The outdoor music and ambiance was night though.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

It was the worst i had there i found hair on my food and the waitress was slow and i wanted for 1hr for my appetizers and then another 30 minutes for my entrée.. i don’t i will go back no time soon

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BermudaJoe
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Was good we had a resv. as it was a 30 + min wait. The noise was unbelievable Loud in the bar area. However when we asked, our server was able to lower the Music level to medium. The food was delish and came very quickly and was at the proper temp.
The new owners have up graded the facility and looks very nice. Outside dining and inside Openness with COVID was nice too.

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You can order delivery directly from Mike's York Street Bar and Grill using the Order Online button. Mike's York Street Bar and Grill also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (215) 672-3300.

Mike's York Street Bar and Grill is rated 3.9 stars by 124 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.