Moshulu

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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
Moshulu, the world's oldest and largest four-masted Tall Ship offers unsurpassed views for intimate to extraordinary dining aboard this Philadelphia landmark restaurant. Enjoy inventive and contemporary presentations of classic American Cuisine by Chef Anthony Bonett using the freshest, local ingredients available from the land and pristine seafood and shellfish paired with an extensive wine list.
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Specials

Happy Hour

Enjoy $5 specialty cocktails, wine and beer along with specially priced small plates.

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Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: June 13, 2019

Ends: June 14, 2118

Availability: Mon-Fri 4:00PM-6:00PM

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Moshulu is open 12 - 8 PM serving holiday-inspired three-course prix fixe menu. $65 per person. $25 for children 2- 12.

Thursday, November 28, 2019

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Open 5 - 8 PM for a special three-course dinner menu. $70 per person.

Tuesday, December 24, 2019

What 5431 People Are Saying
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1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great date night! Staff was wonderful! Spicy tuna on crunchy rice was truly amazing!!!

OT
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Fantastic food. Major kudos to the chefs. They put care into their craft and you can tell. Super nice ambiance and scenery—window table with a view facing the river. Highly recommend and would come again!

BG
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great place to check out at least once. Food is good but entree options are limited. Check menu before you go to ensure they have something you would enjoy.

EB
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service, spectacular water view, beautiful ship, impeccable food!

T
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

You made my husband's birthday and it would be a pleasure to come back

S
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Had a birthday brunch. Anne was our server. She’s friendly and attentive. Ambience is nice and relaxed. Food and price was good. They have pretty good options on their bottomless mimosas. Anne brought out the dessert and “Happy birthday” written on the plate with candle. Great place for brunch!!!

L
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I think that this is a great restaurant, but the price for how small of a portion you get is over the top.

t
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The atmosphere was wonderful. The service was great and the food was delicious!

D
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful venue. Outstanding service. Thoroughly enjoyable experience

OT
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had an amazing one year of dating anniversary, receive complimentary champagne and amazing service from a waitress who is from Bulgaria. I can’t remember her name. Cocktails are always delicious. Get the crème brûlée as well

OT
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I came in with my family for Sunday brunch on my birthday. We had a lovely time, it was exactly what I wanted for the day. We had a nice table at the window overlooking the river, it was very nice. Our server was delightful, she was sweet and professional and just a very good server. We had the French toast and the Belgian waffles and it was SO GOOD. Beautiful presentation and delicious. The boat is just beautiful too. The hostess even took our picture by the lovely staircase at the entrance and they give you a little gift card for you birthday, it was very sweet. I’m definitely looking forward to dining here again.

OT
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

She said yes!! 🥰

TR
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was absolutely delicious! Great service. Waiter was very attentive.

LG
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent time, asked for a private setting and got an awesome booth. Then there was a dance club upstairs that was great, didn't have to leave to go dancing!

SS
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

While spending time in Philadelphia with friends, the group decided to find a spot on the river and near the hotel where we were staying. When we went to Open Table to search options, we were intrigued b the story and menu at Moshulu.

Open Table incorrectly identifies this restaurant as offering options less than $30/each and this was not the case, however the food was enjoyable.

Serving of lobster bisque is not worth it. While the table side service was impressive, there was little lobster to be found. A friend asked for crackers and the server replied "we don't have crackers" and walked away. Our night of fun and laughter was quickly squashed by his less than pleasant behavior throughout our dining experience.

DP
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server, Fernando, was wonderful. The special care we received for our anniversary made it memorable.

Thank you!

WF
Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Was once a grand and eloquent dining spot. Now more average. Area has built up and view of river has been greatly reduced. $17 to park is outrageous. Almost decided to cancel reservations due to parking fee. Hot beverages were warm, at best. We wanted a nice, quiet location that had great comfort food. We DID get that!

LD
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We were celebrating our 35th wedding anniversary and we enjoyed every minute. Gary, our waiter was the best!!!!!!!!!!

OT
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience3

It was our 25th wedding anniversary. We had reservations. My husband and I shared an appetizer and then ordered the special. The seafood was not very good. We were disappointed..

l
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

i went there for my anniversary and they had a little card that was handed to us along with a free dessert. everyone was super nice and all of the food came out so quick. everything was delicious!

SC
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

All in all, a great experience. The location and décor make for a great night out. The 2 seat tables are on the small side, making it difficult to have apps and meal plates on the table, along with wine glasses, etc. But, overall, I will plan to return.

AB
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

They recently underwent a complete renovation and were hosting a wedding on the entire top deck. Service was exceptional- all details were covered and we will absolutely continue our patronage.

AK
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Wonderful service and ambience.

JG
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The good and service at the Moshulu were excellent and the view and location wonderful. It's truly a unique experience.

KR
Tahoe
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Charming and very attentive server. Delicious food. Ship really looks as if it could have been an early 1900s passenger ship, even though it spent its early and mid life carrying cargo. Really appreciated the ship tour given us by the manager. Impressed that he was circulating, greating guests, and keeping a close eye on everything.

BS
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Calamari was overcooked. Inadequate sauce accompanied to overcome the overcooking. My fried had swordfish which was dry due to over cooking. On the other hand my scallops may have been a little undercooked but that truly was fine by me. From out of town so will not return to this restaurant but would suggest to others for its novelty location. Riverfront provided a nice walk after dinner. The interior of ship is gorgeous. Worth a look.

OT
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

From beginning to end it was a great evening

P
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall4food5service2ambience4

We were here this past Friday and the place was dead. This meant we got a great table with a view, so I'm not complaining at all! Reservation was for 8 and we were walking out the door by 8:50, I mean seriously fast service. Our waitress wasn't very attentive and seemed like she was new. Didn't bring a steak knife out and had to be flagged down for refills. If it weren't for the kitchen pumping out meals so quickly, this could've been a not-so-great experience. The hostess was very polite and accommodating when we arrived and was sure to ask about everything as we were leaving - definitely a great person to have up at the front. Wish I got her name. Onto the food-- I got the Lobster Bisque and some kinda spicy tuna crispy rice thing. Both were amazing. Yum, I mean truly delicious. My manssss got a strip steak and he said it was cooked to perfection. His dish came with Brussels Sprouts and I was disappointed by the way they were prepared. You can't go wrong with roasted sprouts so I'm not sure what ya'll were thinking by sauteing them in sauce to make them all mushy. Sadness. We also split a side of mac & cheese and WOW that stuff is no joke. Well worth the price when you're full after 3 bites. We're talking RICH here, this mac and cheese is part of the .01%. All in all, we had a great time and will surely return for special occasions. Thanks for having us

BM
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a wonderful experience. The food was delicious. The ambiance added to the value of the restaurant. Make sure you make reservations!

IS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Moshulu was a uniquely lovely experience! What an experience being on a ship fashioned as a restaurant. Great lobster and crab cakes. Waiter, Ryan I believe, was excellent-- attentive, engaging, knowledgeable. It was our 29th wedding anniversary and most memorable.

OT
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My son and I were visiting colleges in Philly and were told by a friend to check it out; I’m so glad we did! We had a drink on the deck overlooking the water , which was lovely. We ordered the smoked salmon sushi roll, scallops with gnocchi & the crab cake. All were delicious.

KO
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall3food2service1ambience3

Host was very rude, she kept her answers short. The waitress was horrible. She never came to check if we needed refills on drinks, asked how the fast was, or even if we needed anything. I explained to the waitress the drinks was bitter and needed more juice she didn’t often to make a new one. Her energy level was low it seem like it was a bother for her to serve me. I also didn’t understand why you would charge someone $3/person to cut and serve a cake I bought for a birthday. Highly disappointed

OT
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Gorgeous remodel. My family is split in NY and DC and we meet at Moshulu at least twice a year. Gorgeous on deck and below.

MO
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

The only real draw is sitting in an old ship overlooking the water. Other than that the food was just okay. The dining experience was as to be expected. There are better options in the city if you are going out to celebrate something. And it is not worth the price of it just a regular dinner outing.

OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Had to send food back because it was greasy

OT
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendship

OT
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exelente y el servicio de primera

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Austin
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really special dinner on our trip to philly! Loved everything about it and would go back!

GW
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very unique dining experience. Lots of history to read about regarding Moshulu and a nice harbor view while dining. The food was excellent.

C
Austin
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Quite a great spot for a date or intimate gathering, a bit pricy but worth it! Beautiful interior, much more interesting than expected. Overall, great food and great service!

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