Pumpkin BYOB

4.8
1834 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
BYOB. Daily changing 3 course dinner for $45 in our COVERED AND HEATED outside dining room. Now in our 16th year! Pick up/delivery deal: 2 courses for $30.

Support Pumpkin BYOB during COVID-19

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
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1834 people are saying
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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious meal with very attentive service. All precautions were in place for a safe dining experience outdoors, which was an important factor for my guest and I. The outdoors space was comfortably spaced, inviting lighting/decor and warm! Highly recommended!

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Stacksclan
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Even outdoors on a frigid night, we loved being here. Delicious food, fast service, reasonable prices, and just a fun night! The heater worked well, too!

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vipnobrainer88
Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Pumpkin BYOB's menu is consistently creative, delicious, and an unbelievable value, and this visit was no exception. The outdoor dining is partially enclosed and heated sufficiently to be comfortable if dressed warmly, even in 32 degree weather. Service is not quite as attentive as it would be indoors, but excellent under the circumstances. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend it to anyone.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved the outdoor heated parklet at Pumpkin! We went for Valentine’s Day so it was a bit pricey but the food was excellent and wonderful atmosphere.

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vipmarc
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

In 16 years of finding Pumpkin to be our favorite Philly restaurant, we have always enjoyed exquisite food, prepared and presented beautifully, and served expertly and knowledgeably. This Valentine's Day was no exception, even when dining outdoors in their cute and cozy "streetery." Thank you Chef Ian and Hilary for another wonderful experience!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about the experience was outstanding. Food was excellent. Service fantastic. And the outdoor space is gorgeous. It was 30 degrees but the heater made us toasty warm. Highly recommend!

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Sarah
Charleston
7 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Quaint and lovely atmosphere with very attentive staff. Everyone followed strict COVID-19 policies which felt safe our entire time. The food was excellent and very much worth the price for 3 course meal! BYO is a nice touch as well! Will definitely return/recommend!

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KatieZ
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

They have done a really good job with outdoor dining and making sure it's safe and warm. The time limit seemed kind of quick for our group but it was still all very delicious and a nice evening.

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LisaR
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently delicious! They are happy to accommodate all diet preferences including plant-based. They provide a nicely socially-distanced and warm outdoor eating environment. One of the best places to eat in the city...either during a pandemic and during healthier and safer times.

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vipPrima
Philadelphia
23 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, wonderful service, and still the best outdoor dining experience in Philly. The heating is very good.

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vipPhilafoodE
Philadelphia
22 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely delicious as always. A must!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very cold outside but comfortable in dining area that had nice individual spaces. Food was awesome. Highly recommend.

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vipCari
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall2food3service3ambience3

I thought it was way too expensive for the quality and amount of food and the seating area was pretty cold...

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MichaelL
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderfull meal in a unique setting, in a very trying environment. We ate outside with weather in the high 30's -low 40's and were comfortable. Highly recommended.

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RobertM
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful venue and amazing food! Professional and courteous staff. Extremely safe and accommodating venue for those nervous about dining out in the pandemic. Pumpkin went above and beyond to protect customers and employees. We will absolutely be back!

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JamG
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The 3 course meal was outstanding, and the outdoor seating is very pretty.

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KristinN
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic meal, you can taste every ingredient. The individual space is welcoming and has a warm heater. The wait staff makes you feel welcomed. Truly a fantastic meal!

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MadelineG
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A very safe and elegant outdoor dining experience during COVID. Outstanding food and kind servers. Thank you for doing such a great job!

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vipCassieS
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious and outdoor table "cabana" was heated and comfortable. And very safe!

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vipMicahB
Philadelphia
445 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our third time at Pumpkin during "pandemic times"--once with takeout and twice dining outdoors this winter in the awesome heated private pods. For us, it is worth the drive from Moorestown NJ--you can't get that food quality and creativity where we live. The three courses for $45 is a bargain, especially with BYOB (and the great efforts the restaurant has made in paying for heaters and costs of providing a safe dining experience). We've dined at Pumpkin off and on over the years, but forgot just how good it was. We look forward to continuing our patronage there...and returning again during these winter months.

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MaryB
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

We enjoyed outdoor dining due to COVID-19. The ambiance was wonderful and the food was fantastic. I had the warm cabbage salad to start with and the gnocchi with lamb ragut was out of this world. However, the portion size of the entree was tragically small. Such a shame. I loved that the restaurant was BYOB. That's always a money saver! The sticky toffee pudding I had for dessert was delicious too!

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MLB102012
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have not gone out to eat much during covid but felt totally safe at pumpkin. The booths they created outside are warm and cozy and the decor is chic and beautiful. We had a wonderful dinner and loved being able to feel safe while enjoying a date night.

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vipCecileGM
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual an ever surprising and delicious array of dishes, from appetizers to desserts . The venue is non only beautiful but also perfect in those social distancing times. Floor heaters work beautifully! Unsurprisingly, the staff treats their guests just like that: welcome and treasured guests they enjoy seeing!

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vipJohn
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Yummy. Food makes the camping out experience worthwhile

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vipemlourie
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our dinner at Pumpkin was a delightful experience. Firstly, their outdoor tables are cozy and the heaters are good - we still wore coats, though. The waitstaff is friendly, attentive, and knowledgeable. The food was incredible! We had a mix of meat, fish and vegetarian dishes and all were amazing. Best of the bunch: carrot appetizer, quail appetizer, and the duck entree. Plus the bread should not be missed! The best of the desserts was the maple panna cotta with blueberries. Considering this is a $45 prix fixe, it is one of the best deals in the city!

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vipBAphila
Philadelphia
27 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible experience! The food was fabulous and the ambiance was warm and cozy. Highly recommend!

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AnthonyJ
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great set up for outdoor dining. It felt warm and cozy despite it being in the 30s outside during NYE. The NYE menu was amazing. Also very gluten free friendly!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food here was fabulous and a great value for the money. We loved every bite!

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MichaelG
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

For our anniversary, the weather was a little cold, but the food was wonderful.

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jenniferz
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful time enjoying my husbands birthday! We dined outside due to covid, so noise level is not the establishment’s fault. Will come again!

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AllisonK
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful dinner last weekend "on the patio" at Pumpkin. Their outdoor set-up is festive and fun, and we felt at-ease and enjoyed our meal. Which was delicious! We hadn't been in a while, and we need to go more often. The Sunday night prix fixe is an excellent value, and there's as much culinary attention to detail as ever.

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vipcurlyq
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Pumpkin. Food is always delicious and consistent. Last night with the 30* weather, we had a heater and felt toasty! We had the shrimp gumbo which was outstanding! Would definitely recommend dining at Pumpkin! Even with the cold weather everyone was so friendly and attentive!

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vipPatricia
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our third time eating in the cozy outdoor space at Pumpkin and it was perfect. We had dinner there on Christmas Eve - it was raining, but we were super cozy in our little cabin! we had our own heater to keep things warm and the roof and windows to keep the rain out. In fact, the rain on the corrugated plastic roofing was very pleasant, it was like being inside by the fireplace and listening to the rain on the roof.
Goes without saying that the food was awesome, that is always the case here.

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vipveggiemonster
New England
13 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

I guess COVID definitely has an impact on the quality of food. Less impressive compared to our visits before the pandemics. Still a decent option for outdoor dining though. Do wish the dishes can contain more fresh vegetables though.

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LaurenM
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The food was delicious, but very light. I was still a bit hungry when we left. The stalls outside were beautifully decorated and comfortable. It was a lovely experience!!

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vipMalloryP
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So good! Duck amazinggggg. Salt potatoes always good too.

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vipSherriM
Philadelphia
57 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pumpkin has done everything right. They created beautiful space on the street for diners. Each “ room” seats up to four diners. It’s festively decorated . Service was great. We had two menu options. A 4 course Hanukkah meal or a 3 course meal. We chose the 3 courses. Each one was delicious.

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vipJGFred
Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was the second time we visited in their outdoor set up which is so attractive while enabling a safe dining option. Food was fantastic— top favorites were flank steak, duck and salted potatoes. Love that the menu is always changing, service is reliably attentive and value is amazing. Great job Pumpkin! Hang in there; you are too good of a restaurant to lose to Covid.

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vipLeslieL
Philadelphia
37 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Space cozy, warm and inviting and despite being on South Street it was surprisingly quiet. Food and service excellent as always!

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vipDouglas
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I really enjoyed our meal at Pumpkin! The outdoor dining is very warm and each group has plenty of space. The staff is attentive and the 3-course meals are delicious. My duck entree hit the spot. We hope to be back again soon.

FAQs

Pumpkin BYOB offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (215) 545-4448.

Pumpkin BYOB is rated 4.8 stars by 1834 OpenTable diners.

Pumpkin BYOB does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.pumpkinphilly.com/gift-cards.

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.