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Red Owl Tavern

4.3
1084 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Neighborly meets sophisticated at Red Owl, a modern tavern in the heart of Old City, just across from the Liberty Bell. Among soaring windows and cozy tables, the kitchen serves up smart, stylish takes on American staples (a cheesesteak never tasted as good as ours, made with premium shaved rib-eye). When paired with craft beers and classic cocktails, it’s a clever balance of fancy and familiar, with a dash of Philly flair.


We look forward to seeing you soon!

Offers

  • 50% off Wines By The Bottle

    Multiple dates available

    Fri 12:00 PM - 4:15 PM

    Join us every Monday for 50% off wine by the bottle.

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 1084 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.3based on recent ratings
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4.3
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4.2
ambience
4.0
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90% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Mbaya
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Too small, didn't like the silverware, coffee cream had stuff floating on top. Bloody Mary was not good. But the server was nice. Food was not bad but not the best.

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food and service ..

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DianaM
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was such a cute place for lunch. We had visitors from Florida and the location Red Owl and the atmosphere was great to showcase Philly! Thanks for a great visit.

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SusanR
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The steak frites and truffle fries were phenomenal! Highly recommend!

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vipjtownmom
Philadelphia
80 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The menu is not very large, and no specials, but the food was good quality, and service fine.

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BrennaC
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great brunch spot! Coffee was excellent! Steak and eggs was perfect.

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AlyK
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

The truffle fries were very good and the portions were good size but it was the greasiest burger I've ever had. The prices were pretty expensive as well (I'm guessing due to the location). If it was the best burger I have ever had it might warrant the high price. Great location for a quick bite though.

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vipJR2005
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Decent food but a very limited menu. Also a bit pricey for a burger and fries, even for the city. The service was good.

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MargaretM
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing to be able to enjoy a terrific restaurant again! One of my favorite places!! Staff is very friendly , food arrived in great time , so cool to be next to such an elegant Hotel !! Attentive server . Thank You!!

KM
KennethM
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

The host was difficult to locate. Our server was outgoing courteous and friendly.

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Foodie
Miami
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Great service. I made a reservation and was seated immediately.

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TammyD
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious, but I thought the sirloin was rather pricey considering size and accompaniments.
Service was outstanding!

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vipCathyP
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good for brunch! Service was excellent! I would come again.

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Paige
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience3

The food here is very delicious! However, our server was not the greatest. She took a long time to greet us, and then even longer to ask us what we wanted to order. She brought out the appetizer about 5 minutes before our main meals came out, so we barely had room on the table for everything, and we were not done with the appetizer when our meals arrived. The tables are also very close together, so it's kind of loud.

Despite these things, the food was delicious and I would go here again, but I hope we get a different server and different table.

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AngelaD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were there for brunch on Sunday. Very good food and service. Perfect location for visiting Independence Hall

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LauraK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was very good, mimosa was strong and more bubbles than orange juice

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Just average

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service!!!

JG
JohnG
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice atmosphere, good service, great location in center city

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jimsox
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great breakfast omelet with first class coffee. The two egg breakfast is also tasty.

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AnastasiaF
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fresh and delicious and the Mimosa was delightful!

MC
MargotC
New England
4 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

The Host was rude and ignored us when we first arrived and then proceeded to another guest who arrived after we did.

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CeCe
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very good food and so convenient for area! Really enjoyed our time here!

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Chris
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience4

Food was very good and quick, music was pretty loud, still put mayo on the burger despite asking for none, but that's life.

Would go back for the fries alone

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juanitat
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service

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MichaelB
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Restaurant week menu made this a good value, otherwise it's pretty pricey for lunch.

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AndreaE
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Food great. Service is lacking, came for brunch not busy but service for beverages and food was so slow. Server forgot items had to ask other servers for help. Food was good but not good enough to put up with that kind of service.

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MeredithS
New Orleans
6 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Went for lunch with a friend on a beautiful day. Food was just ok, but we had good service and sat outside under an umbrella. Great spot for people watching!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall3food1service4ambience4

Steak was inedible. Brussel sprouts divine!

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Jess
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience2

It’s a nice cafe but not many options on the menu. Ambiance is perfect for work while eating. On the expensive side

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great Mother’s Day brunch!

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AriUaFoodie7
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Visited for Mother’s Day brunch. Great ambiance, delicious food which came out timely and mimosas! Would definitely return.

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LYNETTE
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Outdoor dining was very tight. I asked for regular seating was not expecting to be seated outside

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OpenTable Diner
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

No reply to my special request

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jruth
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience1

The menu was VERY limited. Our seating was right beside the waiter station and very confined. Perhaps we’ll be back again after the pandemic.

JB
JBR1
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was great! We only had drinks and appetizers but everything was delicious! We felt very safe and it was wonderful to see the restaurant busy and lively again!

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NateW
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my second time there staff very friendly drinks are very good and that cheesesteak is to die for🙂🙂

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience5

The menu is extremely small, which we did not realize until we got there. The limited menu with higher prices led us to just get an appetizer and drinks.

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Saheed
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2021
Overall5food2service5ambience5

ordered the seafood boil. it was very bland and not seasoned well. Not horrible but very bland.

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vipSueS
Philadelphia
39 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Went on a Monday for the Lobster bake special which was half the price on other nights. Restaurant was quiet, few customers and appropriately spaced for Covid requirements. Service was pleasant but a bit uneven, flavor of the lobster bake was tasty if a little short on lobster and appetizers were good sized and flavorful. Was a good experience during Covid but not necessarily a place we would eat regularly

FAQs

Red Owl Tavern offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (215) 923-2267.

Red Owl Tavern is rated 4.3 stars by 1084 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.

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