Moshulu

4.4
4895 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
The 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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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, American, Seafood
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Hours of operation
Saturday Brunch 11:00 AM to 2:30 PM
Sunday Brunch 10:00 AM to 2:30 PM

Dinner
Sunday - Thursday 5:00 PM to 9:30 PM
Friday - Saturday 5:00 PM to 10:00 PM

Outdoor Decks and Bars open weather and private party permitting starting May 19th - October 1st.
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Phone number
(215) 923-2500
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Pay with OpenTable, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Anthony Bonett
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Lombard Circle
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Parking details
Parking is available adjacent to the Moshulu for $17 per vehicle. Additional self-parking is also available across Columbus Blvd. Both lots are owned and operated by Penn's Landing. There is also 4 hour metered parking along Columbus Blvd. for $1 an hour.
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Public transit
Bus stops along Columbus Boulevard. Taxi and Lyft available in Columbus Circle
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Entertainment
The Deck Philly offers entertainment Wednesday - Sunday nights. https://www.thedeckphilly.com
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The Moshulu, the World’s oldest and largest four-masted Tall Ship offers unsurpassed views and a unique backdrop for intimate to extraordinary dining and celebrations. Our private dining rooms, outdoor open-aired and tented decks combined with delectable, award-wining American cuisine and impeccable service create the perfect setting for memorable events, please contact Jake Wade at jwade@moshulu.com
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Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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The Moshulu, the World’s oldest and largest four-masted Tall Ship offers unsurpassed views and a unique backdrop for intimate to extraordinary dining and celebrations.

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Atlantic City
8 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 4

Went to Moshulu on week night. Planned to do happy hour first and then dinner. Surprise no happy hour!! They had private party so main bar was closed. Yes u could get a drink at the upstairs bar (freezing and windy) but no food. They told us they could seat us at 4:45 but servers "werent ready" until 5. Since we were two of 5 people in place that seemed odd. Our server was great and ambience is lovely but there is limited menu and food was ok. Not great. Overall this was a disappointing meal experience.

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KS
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

The food and staff was wonderful. The restaurant itself could use a face lift. Maybe just new carpets to take away that old smell.

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KR
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We went to Moshulu for dinner to celebrate a birthday. The waiter was extremely attentive and knowledgeable. The food was great. We shared the lobster roll and had the burger (huge) and roasted chicken. They had a nice variety of cocktails, including non-alcoholic options, and beer and wine. The relaxed pace is perfect for a romantic or special occasion. After our meal we were encouraged to explore the upper level of the ship, which we did. It was worth the price to dine in this unique setting and the service and meal met or exceeded expectations.

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TR
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 4

Our server was nice but not attentive at all. We had brunch with bottomless mimosas and we saw the bottom for quite some time. As well, our food took long to come out then it all came together. We ordered Crab and Shrimp cocktail that was inedible, and our lobster bisque was cold. The burger we ordered was well done and we ordered it medium.

Then had to wait too long for the server to pick up payment off the table so my date had to go to the car without me because of expiring parking. I've eaten there before and had a much better experience. Maybe i just had the wrong server.

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BS
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Had brunch with a few friends to celebrate a special birthday. Food was great and service was outstanding. Gary and others were just fantastic - couldn't do enough for you!!!

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r
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Found our brunch food to be decent, but nothing outstanding other than the service. Very accommodating and understanding staff. Wish the food compared.

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JS
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely evening with my wife. This was perfect night to remember. Thank you so much

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A
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 5

Average food for a premium price. The restaurant is one of a kind, but not worth the price.

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Miami
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful experience and our waiter made the night. Gary was attentive, funny and very knowledgeable. Amazing experience. We will be back.

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Gary our server was fantastic. Will be back and ask for him

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HQ
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

I took my wife here on her birthday for a special treat.

Our window table overlooking the river was very relaxing.

Except for a somewhat raucous larger party nearby, the atmosphere was pleasant nonetheless. Our server was upbeat, humorous and professional and was exactly the right amount of attentive. Our appetizers of lamb meatballs and Spanish octopus were excellent. The featured rack of lamb was delicate, flavorful and tender (marvelous) and my wife really enjoyed her scallops.

All around, it was a wonderful celebration of her birthday!

Highly recommend the Moshulu for any occasion!

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JH
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Philadelphia is very fortunate to have a world class Tall Ship with an incredible history serving up Four Diamond cuisine along the Delaware waterfront. This beautiful ship is complimented by both a great kitchen and excellent front of the house service.

Make your reservation early for prime time dining and also consider this destination as a special occasion restaurant as the size of the ship makes private space for large groups available.

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JB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was my 3rd time and once again Moshulu doesn’t disappoint. The staff was amazing and the food was great. Will definitely be back. Highly recommend

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Baltimore
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Only a two minute walk from the Hilton, this impromptu business dinner was a unique experience in a classic early 20th century setting. The Moshulu is a Philadelphia gem and worth a visit.

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AH
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Atmosphere was more for older crowd. The party on deck while eating was nuasance. Food was good and service was average. I would give restaurant a C rating.

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BH
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

This was our first time at the Moshulu. My husband and I came for our anniversary and everything was perfect. The food and service were wonderful . After dinner, we enjoyed the top deck for a relaxing view of the waterfront. Thanks for making our occasion so special.

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RK
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

I've been here for brunch and dinner. The service was good at brunch but exceptional at dinner. Dinner is a great time for a special occasion where brunch is a little more light hearted and fun. Very good food at both meals and the value for brunch is great especially when you incorporate the bottomless drinks!

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OT
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Server seemed nervous and was not too professional. Downplayed our bottle of wine and brought wrong desert. Had high expectations but wasn’t blown away by our experience. Not a bad place but wouldn’t recommend if you’re looking for fine dining or ambiance

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HH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

As someone who works in the industry it is very easy to see when the staff is treated with intergrity and cared for by management. This is then transferred to the service given to guest. Rob and Gary provided us with exceptional service, they were simply knowledgeable and caring.

The food was fantastic, and this was an overall great dining experience.
Highly recommend

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CN
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

An absolutely amazing experience at Moshulu. My BF and I went for our two year anniversary which we noted on the reservation and they were so kind to sit us at a gorgeous window table and offer free Prosecco. Food was absolutely worth the money and the service was unbelievable. I have been dying to go to Moshulu after walking about the pier every week and it was definitely worth the trip.

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WB
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 3

This was my first trip back to the Moshulu since it moved back to Penns Landing. I had my brother and his girlfriend in from New Hampshire for his 50th birthday and since they had never been there, I thought it would be a nice dining experience for them. The restaurant has a very unique dining experience as it is on an old clipper. That is essentially the appeal. We arrived 10 mins late and notified the staff we would be late due to traffic and they were very accommodating. The seating was a little unusual as the floors are slanted which means I sat on an angle all night being close to the window. The server was very helpful and very pleasant. He did however forget to take any drink order from us, and I had to call him over to do so. Now for the food. 2 appetizers. Lamb Meatballs and Tuna Tartar. The meatballs were cold. Not intentionally, they just had not been heated properly (something similar occurs with the entree). The flavor was good, but a bit unusual given the temperature of the food wasn't what was intended. The tuna tartar was excellent. My wife and I had the Crab Cakes. They were unremarkable and pretty dry and pretty well burned on the bottom, but they were decent enough. My brother had a burger they had on the menu that had chopped ribeye. It was totally under-cooked - raw in the middle. He didn't eat it and was hesitant to eat anything else after returning something to the kitchen. I don't blame him. The manager was attentive to this and took the burger and the meatballs off the bill, but at that point it kills the event. He explained the meatballs were due to a wind current at the kitchen that tends to cool things off. As for the burger, he suggested that they were busier than they normally are for a Sunday, and that likely caused this. They were also out of 2 of the 11 entree's that they were out of (it was Sunday, so not entirely unexpected I suppose). For the price we won't be visiting again. It isn't worth the novelty.

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p
Baltimore
28 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

It was extremely disappointing. I had great expectations but everything came up very short, especially the service.

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OT
Atlantic City
2 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

It was very nice. The food and service were both excellent.

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N
Egypt
3 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was perfect as usual - we come as often as possible and each time is better than the first! Thank you to all the staff and especially to Gary, who always takes exceptional care of us.

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MK
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The view was spectacular, food was great. The drinks were made with love. Princess peach is the best drink ever. It was pleasure to eat there.

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JA
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 2

I was very disappointed in this restaurant. I brought my husband here on a recommendation to celebrate his birthday. I included this in my reservation. When we arrived, there was a wedding so the top deck bar was closed. Really a bummer cause that sounded like fun! When we were brought to our table the table cloth was filthy! The hostess was visibly annoyed when I asked her for a clean table, but she did it. Then when we were ordering appetizers, the waitress recommended the calamari. My husband doesn’t like olives so we said we were looking at other items but she said they can easily do the dish without olives. Great! Except it definitely was served to us with the olives still there. Luckily he’s not allergic and he was able to pick around them but still annoying as it was her recommendation. The squid was pretty good. I ordered crab cake and it was pretty tasty minus the shell fragments I chomped on. He ordered the chicken and said it was fine but it was vert dry. I would not recommend this place. Maybe it was great at one time? Unimpressed.

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Anniversary

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BS
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

We had a really lovely dinner aboard your beautiful ship! The salad was not the freshest as it was not crisp and had brown spots in it in the middle of the wedge. Despite this, we had a really great time. Thank you!

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PA
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

I not only highly recommend this place, I look forward to returning.

I just have to make sure the upper deck is open in order to enjoy outdoors experience.

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Miami
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Nice ambiance, decent food, server could have been better, food came out fast and 2 courses at once. We asked specifically to not have it come out too soon. Overall nice experience, would return.

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c
Philadelphia
22 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed a wonderful meal with excellent service and food. The setting is unique and offers great views.

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JV
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My 2nd visit and it was as good as the first. Food was outstanding and the ambiance was spectacular. My birthday girl LOVED it. Will definitely return sooner rather than later.

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

For a first timer, was very pleased with everything. Helpful staff, great food, clean and quiet, but servings were small and I believe overpriced. But I guess it's due to being on a boat.

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KA
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

I expected more from the food. I was a bit disappointed. A bit cold the food was saltless and bland. The wine we chose was over priced. But we only discovered because we went to research the location of the winery on the internet.The service was great. To know as a tourist spot once and not repeat. Better go to the Deck.

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RG
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, creative dishes... very amiable servers. Warm ambiance. Go!

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EF
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place had amazing service. They were very attentive and nice. The food was amazing and worth the price. I will be coming back!

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S
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Went there on a Monday night for our anniversary dinner. Place was quiet with only a few tables occupied but there were two other private events going on. Service was great and so was the food. Great view if you're by a window.
The decor could use some updated because it is on the older style side though

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H
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We had a reservation at 1.30, but didn't get sat for nearly 20 minutes. However, the service and food were great.

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m
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My experience at Moshulu was fantastic! My friend and I went for brunch and they had all you can drink mimosas for $16!!! What a deal! Our food was delicious and our server was truly the BEST! He was funny, attentive, and kept the drinks flowing!

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L
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went to Moshulu yesterday for brunch, our service and food were both out of this world. Can’t wait to go back again!

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