P.j. Clarke's-Philadelphia

4.2
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276 Reviews
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$30 and under
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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.
What 276 people are saying
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4.2based on recent ratings
4.2
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4.3
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4.4
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vipEatingwelllady
Philadelphia
40 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall4food4service2ambience3

We went early to avoid any crowds. ( right before our self isolation) We asked for a quiet, empty area, and got it! But when we tried to order the 1/2 priced oysters, we were told that they were only 1/2 priced in the bar. I am on crutches and had to move into the bar area which was much more crowded. No worries, we found an area with comfortable chairs where there were no others. I ordered the onion hamburger and fries. It came perfectly made( medium rare) the fries were crisp and tasty and not greasy. My partner ordered the 1/2 priced oysters, which although pretty small, they were delicious. He also ordered spinach and cauliflower with pita, which was overcooked and not good. We will definitely return for the hamburgers! The quality of the meat was delicious and we live very close!

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Foxman53
Anchorage
2 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience4

The cheesesteak egg roll apps were a definite 10!
But it was all downhill after that. The St George Shepherd's Pie lacked overall flavor, and many pieces of the short rib meat were tough to chew. My wife's Branzino "special" was a very small portion...barely a lunch. Finally, the wine pours were about half of what we receive elsewhere, and yet we were paying $13 per glass vs $10.

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MaryR
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time. Seated in the Walnut Room overlooking Washington Square.

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vipSky173
Philadelphia
39 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Warmly welcomed; quickly attended to by waitstaff; served cordially and efficiently; excellent lunch dining choices (Lobster Roll and Lobster Cobb Salad).

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

PJ CLARK'S opened in Philadelphia about a year ago. I've visited 3 times. Today was our first visiting on the weekend. The ambiance was outstanding. The staff was thoughtful and friendly, and provided great service. It is a beautiful setting and larger than I realized! Oh! and the food was perfect!! Top Mark's on all.

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DarleneM
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a recommendation by a friend and after my dining experience I am so thankful for the recommendation. I cannot wait to dine there again and try the happy hour!

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vipKandK
Philadelphia
94 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

We are fans of PJ’s brunch. Don’t get the new thick cut bacon, the chefs response to it tastes like ham was both come from a pig. Oh, really? Miss the former bacon which was excellent.

Eggs were tasteless and dried out. Had not experienced that before.

Not the best visit. Inconsistency haunts this place.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Stopped before heading to the theatre for drink and sandwiches.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was good. Great oysters. Good service. Would go again.

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vipCityLady52
Philadelphia
132 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is a neighborhood gem. cannot understand why it's never busy except in the bar area. They have phenomenal raw bar offerings. The bar area(s) are gorgeous and also includes lounge area comfy seating. The entire restaurant is spectacularly gorgeous with white linen service. Wonderful wait staff. Menu has something for everyone but mainly American food. There are some more expensive items like the ribeye, but that is very delicious snd much less expensive than the local upscale steakhouses. There are also many affordable and delicious entrees in the mid-twenties. We had incredible crab cakes totally loaded with nothing but huge chunks of solid blue crab and no filler. Very well priced. Great cocktails and wines. Fantastic steakhouse type burger options. Most delicious skinny pommes frites fries. Excellent chopped and Caesar salad and brownie sundae for dessert. Very convenient to all historic attractions. Independence Hall next door. Located in Curtis center. Be sure to see the magnificent ceramic glass mural in the lobby.

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vipFineDining1
Philadelphia
48 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed our experience. The staff is outstanding.

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ToWa
Philadelphia
19 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The fish and chips and Cadillac burger were delicious. The fish in the tacos was a little hard to bite. The service was great. We walked in on the Walnut Street side and the sign said to go to the 6th Street entrance for seating. We were then walked all the way back to where we started and seated at a table there.

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mariad
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved our waitress, her service and personality were excellent!!
Love the lite lunch option! Great value.

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CenterCityConnoisseur
Austin
7 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Service is suburb, food isn’t bad. Front room is breathtaking

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience5

The decor and ambiance is great in there. I think the menu items are tasty. I took my parents for my Mom’s birthday. Mom and Dad both ordered the Shepard’s Pie which was burnt on the bottom!
The manager came out and took them off the bill, but no one actually said “I’m sorry” which I thought was weird. I think the food is great and I want to see this place succeed (it is 3 blocks from my house) so I will keep on supporting it. I worry though because it’s not busy the past few times I visited which is unlike my experiences in NYC.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Very good place, stunning entrance, good choice of food for affordable prices! Salad and tomato soup were delicious ans the cadillac burger too, would definetely recommend and go back! Good job PJ Clarke !

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vipRdrr
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the appetizers!
Wait staff was friendly and engaging Wasn’t crowded for a Saturday night but they may have been a function of the inclement weather
I would def go back 👍👍

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vipjkm1968
Philadelphia
35 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great neighborhood gem! First time at PJ Clarkes. The food was very good and our waitress was excellent and very attentive. Everyone we passed who worked there said help and welcome to the restaurant. The food was very good. I would definitely go back.

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vipAmyt
Philadelphia
49 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I had the lite lunch and it was just enough, cooked properly and tasty. I know others at my table were not as pleased. I would say 2 of 4 of us had a good meal.

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BruceM
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Happy Hour menu and prices. Food is great, terrific service!

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vipJere
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

The raw bar is fantastic! This is a great spot in Old City for great atmosphere, drinks, and oysters. Other entres were great, but the raw bar stood out.

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vipESJT
Philadelphia
184 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

P.J. Clark’s simply doesn’t know how to slow cook short ribs. Shepherds had little lumps of my guess is slow cooked beef which were not tender at all. The rest of the pie was fine but the meat hard. Clever sherbet dessert. Excellent tomato soup.

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mvrssvk
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience3

HORRIBLE service, manager and server were obnoxious and blatantly disrespectful

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very attentive staff & great food! Love the burger trio!!

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vipGuyL
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was really good. Service was excellent as well. I would recommend this restaurant if you’re in Philadelphia.

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StephenB
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful location in the historic Curtis building, window table was available which made it even better. Waitress was attentive and friendly. I had the classic breakfast, three nice plump sausages included, thick slab toast, eggs, thin sliced potatoes and big glass juice, all for $15. My companion had one of the enormous burgers and loved it.

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DennisP
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiting staff was great, they were very attentive and always made sure we had what we need. The food is high quality and everything on the menu tastes great. It’s probably one of my favorite places in the city to have lunch because of all the amazing old photography that is scattered around the restaurant.

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viplisap
Atlantic City
3 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall1food1service4ambience4

The soup Had absolutely zero taste. The bread used for the cheesesteaks was stale. Very hard at the ends. Just eh. Would not go back. It was a pretty spot and there is parking around the corner. My only positives

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Was there for my wife’s birthday. Noted it in the reservation and when we got there. They didn’t seem to care and they weren’t busy. Gave us a basic table. The server was nice but not overly attentive. The food was good.

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Phillymia
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great brunch! Sweet and attentive staff

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vipCfdltd
Philadelphia
19 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time we ate at P.J. Clarke's! Great service, everyone was attentive, Great food!

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vipBeetle413
Philadelphia
70 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

When we were seated at 6:15, we immediately explained we had 8pm theater plans. The restaurant was quite busy with a holiday party...At 7:45, we had to ask for our bill (our dessert was not yet served) and quickly pay to dash to the theater. Our waitstaff quickly gave us cheesecake to go, and the manager comped us with a pass for a complimentary drink for our next visit due to the long time we had to wait for our food and rush to exit. Not the smoothest dining experience, but we did enjoy our food, and appreciated how the management recognized the flaws to the evening and did their best to make it right. I definitely would go back and give them a second chance.

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Dinnertime
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Beautiful interior, and very good food if you like comfort old-world NYC bar food. The service was a little off this time-could have been better, more attentive.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Visiting from AZ;great dinner and ambience.

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vipGinaR
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service and atmosphere- all you can ask for.

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vipKandK
Philadelphia
94 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Terrible food and service tonight. Starter was cold. Restaurant was empty, and it was 30+ minutes after starters were cleared that our uncomplicated entrees showed up.
I’ve had very good experiences here and dismal experiences too. The inconsistency is frustrating, c’mon you’ve been open over a year!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Tallahassee
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Was great chop salad was amazing!!!

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Frank233
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall2food1service2ambience5

Thanksgiving platter was a disaster.
No sliced white Turkey breast.
Chunks of fatty meat.
No cranberries.
Poor apple cobbler.
Salad was delicious.
Not worth $44. platter
I usually love this restaurant and will be back but never on Thanksgiving.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous!!!! Will return

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mishinator
Miami
8 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice place with excellent service and very fine food.

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P.j. Clarke's-Philadelphia does offer delivery in partnership with Caviar and 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 4.2 stars by 276 OpenTable diners.

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