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P.j. Clarke's-Philadelphia

4.3
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382 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
SINCE 1884, We've been serving up the same things: fresh food, frosty drinks and good, old-fashioned conversation.

We could talk for hours about our history, our star-studded cast of diners, blah blah blah. But, for now, that's beside the point. Grab yourself a stool at the bar and order a cold one.

Come in once, we'll know your name.
Twice, we'll know your order.
Three times, and you're family.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 382 people are saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.2
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4.3
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4.5
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4.1
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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viphutchjon
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined 12 hours ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

They set up a great table for 4 for us at the top of the stairs. Food and atmosphere was great. Very good fish and chips

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My group came in closer to close than we would like and were taken care of by Morgan. It was an awesome experience, she anticipated our needs and went beyond to make our quick visit something that made us want to come back and visit again. We also had a quick visit from Natalia and it was fantastic. Can’t wait to visit these top notch ladies again.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

P.J. Clarke’s has always provided a great experience, whether dining at the restaurant or having cocktails at the bar. The restaurant is one our go-tos during the pandemic because of the way the outdoor seating is configured and the social distancing protocols in place. Servers take great care of patrons, and the manager, Dan, ensures guests have a first-class experience. We love this place!

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vipDebbc
New York Area
341 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food has really improved as well as service
I hope they add more items to menu such as turkey burgers and coleslaw
Keep outside dining as long as possible

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vipRosina
Philadelphia
37 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Its always fun dining on sidewalk at PJ's in this historical district.
Food os good...the staff is caring and extrememly accomodating.

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jessicac
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for PJ's first COVID-era brunch. It was fantastic. We ordered the pancakes, French toast and eggs benedict. All three were delicious. Service was excellent. We sat outside along 6th street. Plenty of spacing between tables to accommodate social distancing.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great, would go again

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vipCarolL
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I’m reaching out to make P.J. Clarke aware of a very distressing experience with the evening manager that occurred 9/11 at the Philadelphia restaurant. As a long time customer of P.J. Clarke since their opening a few years ago I was shocked at how I was treated. After being seated and served the wrong cocktail, waiting 45 minutes with no food being served or the correct drink I asked to see the manager. As no manager came over to speak with me I went looking for him. A mask was worn! I located the manager and expressed my distress with being ignored. The manager instead of trying to quickly to disarm the situation turned on me. I was told a 64 year old woman that I was being disrespectful for asking for good customer service which should have been offered immediately. Unfortunately, my friend and I left the restaurant in anger.
Again, this Philadelphia location is in my neighborhood and have spent my evenings enjoying the restaurant. It is with sadness that my friends and I will not be returning. In this difficult restaurant climate I feel that this situation should have been handled with swiftness and great customer service.
I would hope that P.J. Clarke Corporate will respond to this email.

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ShimaRima
Detroit
15 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was great! Other than having to sit 4 to a table separated by a large sneeze guard (completely out of their control) it was great!

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Irisheyes
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dining experience. Seated immediately. Rack of ribs, salmon dish with side order of corn on the cob ... all of it ... amazing. Super service to top it all off!

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vipBryleeT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Food was great, service was great and when we left our waitress called to say our 4 year old had left her toy bunny. We were halfway back to NY at that point and they organized to get it shipped back to her. It arrived today. Now THAT is above and beyond concierge service. We will come back every single time we visit ❤️

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Great atmosphere. Great service.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Indiana
8 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Best meatloaf I’ve ever had in my life, and I am not a huge fan of meatloaf. The lobster Cobb salad was delicious and came with an ENTIRE lobster on top for only $28.
Our server was funny and professional.
Can’t wait to be back.

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vipLucille
London
9 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was fantastic! The service was attentive and friendly. I love coming here, either with my husband and two young sons or out with girlfriends, it's a greta place to eat and enjoy a few drinks.

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vipFrankM
Philadelphia
20 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience4

20 minutes before a waiter came over. Had to request water and then later utensils. Drinks were watered down. Sent 2 back. Food was good which sort of saved the evening. A bit pricey. Everyone was extremely friendly. It seemed like it was the first night on the job for the wait staff. Good spacing and social distancing.

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ChrisG
Atlantic City
2 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyed sitting outside.
Drinks were good.
Food was good.
Service was Great! Definitely ask for Edwardo.
Dan, the Manager, is very attentive to all of the customers and made us feel very comfortable which made our first night out in a long time a very nice relaxing dinner. Definitely going back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience.... the food was good, the drinks were good, the weather was gorgeous!

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TerriM
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food is fresh, interesting and well prepared. The mac and cheese with, thick bacon and fresh peas, was delicious. We also had the turkey club, which was fresh with delicious bread.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Awesome great everything. My first timer new favorite place

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Killian0909
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Food was very good. View from the outdoor seating is wonderful.

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vipsailorgal
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Outdoor table for a late evening last minute meal. Lovely menu and very reasonable pricing. Very safe and staff very attentive.

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vipNta52
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience3

The food was very mediocre- expensive- salmon was greasy and the salad didn’t taste fresh . Fish and chips was doused in oil as well. Only will go back as a last minute resort - great outside atmosphere though and nice servers

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service!

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CenterCityFoodie
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect place for a social-distancing lunch! We sat on the "upper deck" and had protection from the elements - even though it didn't rain!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jada along wjth her manager on duty provided a great experience! We will definitely be returning.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall1food1service4ambience1

This was one of the worst burgers I have ever had, soggy, lacked flavor and poor timing. The drinks menu had many drinks that couldn’t be ordered due to lack of items. Overall poor experience

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall4food2service2ambience5

weird waiter
overpriced burger
id was looked at weird despite it being real...

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vipRosina
Philadelphia
38 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely outdoor seating, LOVE the meatloaf and mashed potatoes!

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vipEllenB
Philadelphia
25 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Enjoyable meal. The fish tacos were good. Large portion of tasty meatloaf with the best mashed potatoes ever. Hostess and waiter were great

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Birdie
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved everything about this place. Can't wait until in-dine start back up. However, the outside view was lovely. I had a view of the park. Would definitely go back.

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vipWhitneyS
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were a group of 10 a mix of kids and adults. And 2 pups! We had an amazing time. The staff was excellent and very accommodating. The food was outstanding! Huge portions and very good. Some of my family also said the drinks were really good too. I highly recommend this place. You won’t be disappointed.

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YvonneJ
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Had a great lunch with my sister and we'd go again. I had the fish sandwich which was so light and crunchy. We worried it might be oily but we were pleased. Tasted fresh as well.
My sister had the ribs and although I've had better BBQ sauce, that was my palate. My sister enjoyed them. My sister had never had hummus which was delicious and not at all salty. Definitely would go again.

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vipThomasS
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Servers/Hostesses need to keep their noses covered with their masks. The table was not set and there was no way to know if it had been properly cleaned. Had to stand and wait for a random chair to be brought over. It was not comfortable. Fish and chips with no cole slaw? That about sums it up. Was a regular at the original pub in NYC for years. Unlikely to return to this location.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and drinks, excellent location right across from the beautiful historic park.

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vipPhillyPhilip
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Pleasant location

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BetsyP
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2020
Overall4food2service5ambience5

Great building. We sat outside.only thing open at this time. Service was great. Just had apps and beer. Calamari was great ..next time I’d try the burgers...

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vipDebiW
Miami
11 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

First time dining here and it's a new favoriate! Excellent menu:)

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BrianM
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the atmosphere, to the service to the food, everything was wonderful. The outside eating area is beautiful, and the set-up and staff were very respectful of COVID-19 guidelines.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great food and staff with a nice outdoor veranda like seating

FAQs

P.j. Clarke's-Philadelphia does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates. P.j. Clarke's-Philadelphia also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (215) 999-2000.

P.j. Clarke's-Philadelphia is rated 4.3 stars by 382 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.