Pumpkin BYOB

4.8
1788 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!

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 1788 people are saying
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vipPrima
Philadelphia
21 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The outdoor dining setup is one of the best I’ve seen/experienced in Philly and the food was absolutely fantastic, everything was PERFECT. We had the pork belly and shrimp as the first course, heaven. Then, my husband had the duck and I had the monkfish. The monkfish was the best I’ve ever had and his duck was wonderfully delicious too, but I loved my monkfish and it deserves a second shout out. The desserts were divine, our service was superb, I cannot wait for our next reservation.

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swinsh01
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great covid precautions. Outdoor dining was warm despite cool temps outside. Felt safe!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the atmosphere and food! Truly perfect evening.

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EllieF
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful outdoor dining place with great food .

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megW
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

I thoroughly enjoyed my time at Pumpkin BYOB! The food was delicious and the experience was festive. The heaters made it super cozy and comfortable.

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LynnT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant, always has been
Great food
Great service

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vipAdam
Philadelphia
26 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Philly institution that I hope lasts forever. A classic BYOB.

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vipphillyphoodie
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great use of outdoor space! Cozy. Amazing food and impeccable service.

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Bird
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Very well prepared, earthy food. Perhaps there could be more lighter choices on the menu, especially in the appetizers/first courses.

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JohnK
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pumpkin proves that even when dining in the times of COVID, you can still have an intimate, polished dining experience. They do not have indoor dining, but they have constructed a beautiful outdoor seating area with walls, roof, and space heaters. We went on a cold (45 degrees) windy night and were very comfortable. The pre-fixe 3-course menu was well executed, elevated, and makes perfect sense since they only have 5 tables. Definitely will be going back.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing all around. Can’t recommend it enough.

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vipDelighted
Philadelphia
173 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Eating outdoors great. Attractive set up. Excellent food!

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vipBPAX
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pumpkin never fails to please. The food is creative, interesting, and most importantly delicious! It is also noteworthy that Ian and Hillary have done a fantastic job making the outdoor dining space cozy and beautiful, with an incredible attention to detail. One of my top 5 places to eat.

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Emperor
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first time at Pumpkin, it will not be our last. It was our 30th Wedding Anniversary. We wanted to do something special at a locally sourced, highly rated outside dining restaurant. The outside, socially distance, dining booths were great. They created a lovely safe space and atmosphere.

The food was exceptional. Each course was a visual delight. The food quality and taste delectable & mouth-watering. Chef easily accommodated my garlic allergy and did not sacrifice presentation or taste.

The hostess and serving staff were attentive, kind and gracious. Will remember this anniversary in the years to come. Thank you Pumpkin for providing a safe and exceptional dining experience during these trying times.

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northphilly
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great outdoor setup. Plenty of space between tables. Lighting, roof, heat lamps
Lots of great menu options that change regularly

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VeronicaB
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful place delicious food. Thank you looking forward to our next meal at Pumpkin.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was one of the best dining experience I’ve had to date. All 3 courses were spectacular. The curry chickpea soup was hearty and full of flavor. The flank steak was perfectly cooked medium rare and paired really well with the chimichurri sauce. And the chocolate torte for dessert was decadent and hit the spot! The ambience and service was unlike any other restaurants I’ve gone to. This place is worth it. And will definitely be back to dine again!

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vipNatalieR
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about our meal was wonderful! We enjoyed the food, service and ambiance. It was heated and covered and felt very safe during these covid times. We would absolutely go back! We loved it!

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vipVoraciousGourmet
Philadelphia
26 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The. Best. Philly Restaurant. Treat yourself to the most exciting, sophisticated culinary experience without being pretentious. Creative, fresh, local ingredients and so tasty. Novel, flavorful combinations that make it a foodie destination with a relaxed vibe. Excellent service. The prix fixe is an amazing deal. What more can you ask? Did I mention the cute new shabby-chic outdoor set up decorated with pumpkins and kept very comfortable with space-heaters? Pumpkin is the best!

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MarcyK
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved the outside atmosphere at Pumpkin, and the food never disappoints. Innovative yet simple, and the flavors were on-point. Can't wait to go back!

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vipTEEDoc
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delightful being able to dine outside, in a COVID-safe "booth" by the curb. Excellent food and service. Street parking available. Well-done Pumpkin!

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Millie
Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Outstanding desserts

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vipSHG224
Philadelphia
45 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

The food was wonderful, my compliments to the chef(s)! I give Pumpkin a lot of credit doing all they can for their patrons. The compartments they built are thoughtful and feel safe. But South Street is South Street--noisy and chaotic even on a Wednesday eve. However, we are Boomers -- so you younger people probably won't care. Again, the food was awesome, every morsel of it...and we had 6 different items between us.

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vipscottvmd
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful job decorating the street-side table, totally forgot we were outside on the street. Everything we ate was beautiful in presentation and delicious!

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Love2EAT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was wonderful! The outdoor area is super cute and romantic, perfect for a date. They have lights and heaters outside, although we ended up not needing the heater at our time slot. Food was delicious as always :)

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great time at Pumpkin, always have a good food. Its a GEM..

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent and we had great service.

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LibbyA
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely delicious, great ambiance. The food was beautifully presented and tasted EVEN better. The service was great!

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vipColetteS
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed a delicious 3 course meal outdoors in a lovely and quaint space. Every course was excellent and beautifully plated. Service was spot on. 👍👍

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pumpkin has done such a wonderful job with their outdoor dining space - it’s so cute and cozy (and warm!) and felt very safe in terms of covid precautions. The food was excellent.

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LeahF
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food! Already my family’s new favorite restaurant.

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vipAllyB
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The most amazing, private outdoor “parklette” pod in the city!

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VictoriaS
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible American food! Each dish was plated very nicely, and I was impressed with the kitchen staff's ability to adapt dishes to be vegan. Highly recommend!

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vipDJPhilly
Philadelphia
21 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great outdoor seating set up with friendly service and delicious food!

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phillyeater
New England
2 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Pumpkin has built a set of outdoor "rooms", so each party has its own, distanced space. These wooden structures also help to reduce street noise.
Along with the wonderful food, this makes for a comfortable, safe, outdoor eating space.

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marcc
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, a superb meal from Chef Ian. The outdoor dining is pretty, and we felt very safe. We’ve been dining at/with Pumpkin for 16+ years. Here’s to many, many more!!

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vipGuiaZ
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We went on restaurant week to celebrate a friend’s birthday. At first glance, the menu didn’t captivate me but when I had the dishes it was so delicious. Well plated. Flavorful. Decent portion size.

It was outdoor seating, private booth setup with separation from the next table. All staff wore masks and was courteous. The patrons nearby were decent and far enough that conversations didn’t overlap.

I would love to revisit when they are open for indoor dining.

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JamesN
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazingly, even though we were eating literally in the 1700 block of South Street, we felt safe from both the traffic, including SEPTA buses, and passers by. The 4 of us had our own outdoor booth. And the food and service were great!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly staff and amazing food!!! Will definitely be back :)

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EricH
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Restaurant week at Pumpkin was excellent as always

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 1788 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.

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