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Moshulu

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4697 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
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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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Dining Style
Elegant Dining
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, American, Seafood
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Hours of operation
Sunday Brunch
10:00 AM to 2:30 PM

Lunch
Monday - Saturday 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Dinner
Daily 5:00 PM to 10:00 PM

Outdoor Decks and Bars open weather and private party permitting starting May 19th - October 1st. The Deck Philly opens at 3 PM daily for drinks, small plates, and late night weather permitting.
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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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5.0Dined a day ago

The hostess were unorganized and had 3-4 parties waiting for seating when there was a half empty dining room, we went to the bar for a drink and the bartender made my drink wrong and was not happy about making another. 2 stars performance
My server was over booked and still amazing 5+ Stars for her.
Food was great. Overall I would return to dine in. I would skip the bar

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2.0Dined 3 days ago

My family and I dined at the Moshulu to celebrate our birthdays and Father’s Day. We thought the menu was skimpy and did not offer a good selection of fish. We were very disappointed!!!! We will not go back.

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Food was EXCELLENT !!!!! Great customer service that are filled with humor and politeness . Drinks are to die for . Overall great experience and will be returning .

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

They went above and beyond to celebrate a birthday and engagement for us. We love everytime we come here and they continue to exceed expectations.

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3.0Dined 4 days ago

The food was good. The service wasn't that great. The waiter's attitude was not warm & friendly! His TIP would have been MUCH lower but the gratuity was automatically included :-(

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4.0Dined 4 days ago

Went for Father’s Day brunch. Despite having one of the last reservations during “brunch” hours, the food was refreshed and restocked right up until the end. The bathroom attendant in the men’s room went above and beyond to give golden paper crowns to fathers/sons (kings and princes) for the holiday - which my 3 year old thought was the best thing EVER. The staff as a whole was friendly and welcoming. We sat inside as it was too hot to sit outside, but my son and I didn’t sneak out to check out the views which were incredible and the deck seating looked super inviting. Will definitely have to go back when we can sit outside too. A little pricey however that is expected on a holiday such as Father’s Day. We will be coming back for sure.

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4.0Dined 4 days ago

Went for Fathers Day Brunch. Very good food; great wait staff. Joey our waiter was very attentive and friendly.
A bit noisey and didn’t care for the slanted floor/room, but overall a beautiful place!
Reception desk staff were great!!

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4.0Dined 4 days ago

The brunch by far was one of the best brunches that I have had in the Philadelphia area. The food was well-cooked and always stopped. It was also a great variety of things to eat. The only complaint that I have is that they added in gratuity of almost $30 for two people.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Father’s Day and my mom’s birthday. Great time, great food.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

I've never seen this large a spread - I lost count, but I think there were 8-10 steam tables, and each with quality food. There was a table and a half of pastries, a table of salads and an omelet table that was better than average.

Two vegetarians, two ominvores in the party and everyone walked out quite satisfied.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

The boat ambiance is fantastic! Especially the upstairs bars... Which are a ton of fun.

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4.0Dined 4 days ago

It's been 5 years since I've dine at Moshulu. The FOH staff were very accommodating of our party's tardiness, which was much appreciated! While the food and cocktails were excellent, I was surprised by the decline in clientele. I don't care to pay nearly $20 for three pieces of sushi when the guests at nearby tables are being loud and customers are dressed in t-shirts and jeans. This is still a great restaurant to try just for the unique setting, but I won't be back unless they decide to enforce a dress code or some manner of fine dining decorum.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Loved sitting on the top deck looking over the water! We split a variety of small plates and It was the perfect amount of food.

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4.0Dined 4 days ago

You get a really good meal in a great venue. Our waitress was great, but sadly it took a really long time for each course to come out. We noticed this was the case all over our section. Was still a very good experience and we would certainly go back.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

My dad and I had a lunch reservation for 3pm. They stopped serving lunch at 3pm 🤔(would have been good to know, right?) so we ended up on the deck for small plate seating which was first come, first served. Ended up sitting in the sun as there was no shade available, but it worked out. Limited menu, but what we ordered was fantastic: calamari, fish and chips and mini lobster rolls. We drank sea breezes which were great, and they appeared to have all kinds of festive drinks. We had a terrific time, and it's just perfect for an outdoor lunch. Lovely setting and not over priced. Will be back.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

We were concerned that eating on a ship could be sort of "cheesy," but the experience turned out great on a beautiful evening. The staff were friendly and very accommodating, the menu offered a variety of items which were all delicious, and the creative cocktails were tasty too. To top things off, eating on the ship's deck, with it's tasteful furnishings and decor, was fabulous on a bluebird day. We wanted to go back the next night!

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4.0Dined on June 12, 2018

Great setting: looking out at the Delaware River among luxurious surroundings. Salads were attractive to the eye, fresh and delicious. The swordfish and crab cake were creatively prepared and scrumptious. We shared a chocolate layer cake that was a fantastic topper to the meal. Our only complaint was that the food and hot beverages were consistently served lukewarm. That's not acceptable for a place that charges these prices. Still, if you're willing to send food and coffee back, you'll feel you had a near-perfect experience.

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2.0Dined on June 10, 2018

Not the best. Disappointed. Terribly loud placed between a table of 8 and a group of 14. Food average as was service. Table on angle. Sat near kitchen. I could go on but did not complain when there so will not continue here. Will not return or recommend. So many better choices in Philadelphia.

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5.0Dined on June 10, 2018

Met best friends for brunch. Wonderful table. Good servers. Weekend warrior cocktails were nice. Shrimp and grits were the best. Shared a shrimp and crab appetizer. Very good. Cheese steak omelette was tasty. Then up to the top deck to enjoy until the rains came.

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5.0Dined on June 9, 2018

Incredible dinner, looking forward to coming back soon!

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5.0Dined on June 9, 2018

My boyfriend and I came for my birthday and everything from start to end was wonderful. Our waiter, Gary was helpful, friendly, amazing to the end of our time there and we look forward to dining At Moshulu very soon!

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5.0Dined on June 9, 2018

Hands down one of the best meals I've ever eaten! Highly recommend the shrimp cocktail and the lobster bisque. Ordered the scallops for my entree, which were delicious, as was the crab cake. The mac n' cheese is to die for. And the chocolate parfait was AMAZING (as was the creme brulee). I don't think you can go wrong with anything on the menu!

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5.0Dined on June 9, 2018

As a Tall Ship sailor, the Moshulu has a very special place in my heart. Having a meal whether up on the weather or the tween decks it is a unique atmosphere. The staff is wonderful, accommodating and excel in hospitality. The food was creatively presented with attention to detail and is pleasant to the palette. It is smartly located within Philadelphia's mecca of historic ships is just a stroll down the wharf you can visit the USS Becuna, USS Olympia, Barquentine Gazella and Tugboat Jupitor. Don't forget the Barque Moshulu is a historic ship and was one of the legendary P-line ships. The USS New Jersey is your back drop from across the river in Camden, both the Philadelphia Ship Preservation Guild and the Independance Seaport Museum are both worthwhile attractions. Plan the day or just a meal, the Moshulu is the place to be.

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5.0Dined on June 9, 2018

My wife and I have been twice and each visit was Great! The service from the time you walk through the door until you leave was exceptional. The seafood appetizers were amazing, and your choice of entrees could not have been any better. Will definitely dine with the Moshulu again.

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4.0Dined on June 9, 2018

My friends and I had a enjoyable time out on the deck. Our server was attentive and he food was delicious...my only complaint would be my crab cake...I was surprised that it was breaded and friend I would have preferred them broiled or at least without breading

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5.0Dined on June 8, 2018

Gary our Server was outstanding. Made the whole night outstanding.

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5.0Dined on June 8, 2018

Delicious food, quiet venue, lovely ambiance.

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5.0Dined on June 8, 2018

It’s always a pleasure dining aboard the Moshulu!

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5.0Dined on June 8, 2018

Perfect, great food, amazing customer service.

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3.0Dined on June 6, 2018

Underwhelming. Went for special occasion dinner for 2, noted in reservation. Couple in front of us did not have a reservation but got seated before us at a table near the window on the river side. When we got seated, our table was huge on the inside of the boat. I asked for something more cozy like a traditional table for 2 on a window, and was told would have to wait longer. Waiter came back and said we could move to other side facing city on a window at a small table. Went for that, not optimal, but was much quieter on that side anyway. I saw hostess walk by and give a "whatever" look to the waiter about moving. Hostess was young teenager wearing Chuck's sneakers clearly lacking professionalism and the customer service skills you would expect an expensive restaurant to have. Waiter was not much better, mostly absent, didn't ask us if we wanted sides (easy upsell). When our food came I would of thought he would come by to ask how things were, and I really wanted a picture taken of us, but opted for a selfie because no one was to be found. Never had a manager come by either like you usually expect to ask how things were. Honestly, the only nice staff person I interacted with was the restroom attendant. He was awesome. Food quality was mediocre at best, but they did nail the creme brulee. Ambiance of course was beautiful, and I can only suppose that's what you're paying for ($120 bill all in), because everything else doesn't match the value. I would only go back to hang out at the deck bar, that looked really cool.

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4.0Dined on June 3, 2018

I loved the place, very romantic, however i ordered a special request and the agreed by giving a bottle of champagne and something for my 7th anniversary, but when i got there nothing was ready or they forgot about and did not come out as i expected. And the waitress always forgot by refills even that i asked for them twice. Overoll the place is romantic and the food was great. I am glad i am not a picky customer. Thanks.

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5.0Dined on June 3, 2018

Everything was amazing

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4.0Dined on June 2, 2018

Online menu needs to be updated. Some of the entrees were different at the restaurant as opposed to the online menu. Food was very good. Would recommend.

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5.0Dined on June 2, 2018

Dinner with our daughter and her family visiting from Colorado. Definitely met our expectations. Everyone loved the ambiance and the food was delicious. Our waiter was knowledgeable and attentive. Perfect location for a special dinner.

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4.0Dined on June 2, 2018

Everything was awesome except the waitress she seem annoyed when we asked her for something but other then that restaurant everyone should try :)

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5.0Dined on June 1, 2018

Excellent service and delicious food. We loved our sushi roll but there's a large variety for non-sushi lovers.

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2.0Dined on May 28, 2018

Went for late lunch Memorial Day with a reservation for 4. 2 Hostesses, pleasant but had NO control of restaurant. Only outside decks were open, perfect for the day. A few groups came in, bypassed hostess and seated themselves. Other hostess seated party without reservation at a table we were told was being set for us, because they yelled at her!? Waiting for our waitress (who ends up the one who walked by 3 or 4 times without acknowledging us) we watch a couple walk in and seat themselves, moments behind, the hostess brings another couple to the table, a discussion ensues, and THE HOSTESS and her customers walk away to find another table! Waitress comes, asks for our food order. We say we'd like drinks first, sounding surprised she takes the order. Drinks come, $13 cocktail arrives in a plastic cup. Immediately she presses for the food order which we place. Before the $22 burger and $20 Ahi poke bowl, she brings two quarter size plastic containers 1 with ketchup & 1 with soy. Seriously, is this Mc Donalds? Food delivered by someone else, waitress is not seen again until she brings check, must be a 1 drink limit. 2 of our party are still eating and we tell her we intended to order desert. She brings the desert menu, walks to another table, then returns to ask what we want for desert. I tell her we will wait until the rest of the party is finished. Another waiter arrives and begins to take my wife's plate (still with food on it) without asking if she's done! Finished, order 2 deserts to share. She takes order, then returns & informs us 3 of the 5 listed deserts are not available (including the 2 we ordered). $114+ tip for 1 plastic cup of wine, 1 cocktail in plastic cup, 2 beers, a burger, a portobello 'burger", grilled chicken sandwich, and ahi tuna poke bowl. Sandwiches served with soggy fries with a bunch of little crisp 1/2 pieces. All with service that rivals McDonalds. I've had better quality food in "dive bars". Won't EVER waste my time or money there again!

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3.0Dined on May 28, 2018

We made a reservation because of a story on the food seen on TV. Our mistake in not realizing it was only one part of the venue not yet open during the time of our reservation. We decided to stay and make the best of it. Our waitress was just okay. Not great at all. We waited over an hour for our food. The food was not really hot when we got it; but we were hungry and did not want to wait any longer. The food itself was adequate. The only upside was that without asking, the waitress did provide a discount of sorts. My guess is she or someone heard our conversation.

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5.0Dined on May 27, 2018

I always enjoy my time at the Moshulu!!! The only issue this time is although i made a reservation and showed up it was documented that I didn’t. If we could just be sure we are properly checking people in in the future that would be great!!

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5.0Dined on May 27, 2018

Kate is absolutely amazing. I can be indecisive at times and she took the time to go over the food choices and drink options. She had a great understanding of the menu and made this an amazing dining experience. I will come back and specifically ask to sit in her section.

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