Saloon Restaurant

4.8
996 reviews
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Italian
Entering the Saloon, a family owned restaurant since it opened in 1967 is a bit like stepping into Philadelphia's past. Dark oak paneling, shiny brass and authentic local antiques create a warm congenial and casual atmosphere. The choice of two comfortable dining rooms each with its own vintage bars make dining and conversation a relaxed and enjoyable experience. Both bars feature a delicious and moderately priced food menu. The menu is Italian with seafood specials such as grilled octopus and dover sole. Saloon steaks and veal chops are legendary. Many prefer a plate of fried long hot peppers to compliment the steaks. All desserts and gelatos are made on the premises daily. The Saloon is a Philadelphia neighborhood bar and restaurant with a national reputation. And the parking is FREE!
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New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, service, ambiance! Love the atmosphere here combining excellent food with high end neighborhood get together. Service was impecable

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Philadelphia
56 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was my birthday dinner and I was happy to be able to sit at the upstairs bar thus visit! The Saloon has been a staple in its neighborhood for many years and I like that it never changes along with the staff!

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SK
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 5

There are so many places to eat in philly. And honestly this one isn’t worth the money. The food is so-so and the prices are astronomical for the amount/quality of food you get. The Italian mafia vibe is cool, but other than that nothing to write home about.

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OT
Philadelphia
19 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Old world style, a real gem in the Philadelphia Food scene, simply the best, food is off the charts fantastic, our server Alexis was awesome, we have never had a bad experience at the saloon, this place is a real Philadelphia treasure.

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LQ
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Saloon is always one of my favorite places for a special occasion. Staff is always friends, ambiance cozy, food delicious.

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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The food was excellent. Great waitstaff along with wonderful ambiance…

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OT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was fantastic! The food, the service, dessert! My fiancé and I had the best valentine dinner date! Perfect weather as well. I would recommend others to this place.

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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food,service and atmosphere!

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Truly one of, if not THE best, restaurant in Philly!

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San Diego
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amy is an excellent server. She knew the menu and specials without any hesitation, made great recommendations and took care of us.

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R
Atlantic City
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best restaurant in Philly!!!

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TB
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious, too many staff walking around, high price for the quality.

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OT
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Service was excellent the food was good but a bit over priced

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New York Area
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This Philly icon is still as great as ever. The bar and restaurant take you back in time. The waitresses and food make you feel like you never want to leave. The veal parm was outstand and the chocolate gelato was the best I have ever had.

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TM
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Saloon is a hidden gem in a busy city. It has a totally restored old homey feel creating instant comfort as you enter. Nice wooden bar for before dinner cocktails. Charming interior and comfortable seats. Food was spectacular blend of Italian and American dishes. Something for everyone to choose and love. Service was provided by knowledgeable and attractive young girls who catered to our every need. Needless to say, we loved our evening and promise to return.

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BK
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food, wonderful staff - overall great experience!

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BR
Philadelphia
24 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A gem in South Philly. Food is spectacular, service is excellent and food prices are reasonable. Good wine list however this is the area where the restaurant could be more consumer friendly.

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RS
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Third time there in 6 months. Food always great & consistent. Filet Moda so delicious! Veal chops also phenomenal and prices for steaks & chops are $10-30 less than DelFriscos & Capital Grill and just as good. Maybe better! Service as always is top notch here, although being alot more crowded on a Saturday night meant a little less attention & service. Still 5-star! My favorite new (old) find!

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Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is unbelievably awesome. True old school Philly Italian place. Waiting at the bar until your reservation opens is a bit contrived, but otherwise this is perfect in every way.

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A
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding dinner as always

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M
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Loved everything about this gem of a restaurant. Only one minor issue. Pasta dish was not served as listed. Sausage was minimal in pasta sauce and it was suppose to be spicy and it was very mild. The fish was outstanding as well as the surf and turf.

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L
Philadelphia
28 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything about Saloon is fabulous, from the ambience to the wait staff, to the fabulous menu. A new favorite.

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Philadelphia
20 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of our favorite restaurants in the city. We celebrated our 36th wedding anniversary and everything was amazing. We probably have celebrated at least 15 of our anniversaries here. Top notch.

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KW
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As usual, meal was excellent. Filet done perfectly. Dessert delicious and of course great service. Highly recommend.

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OT
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Special night out with my family (husband and 2 daughters) to celebrate my 53rd birthday. We were surprised to see parking for the Saloon and the attendant was friendly and met us as soon as we parked. We were seated immediately and our waitress greeted us promptly and took our drinks and told us the specials. We all picked specials which were awesome! We finished with coffee and dessert. A perfect evening with great service and great food. We will be back! Oh, and the parking attendant again greeted us as soon as we got near the parking lot. Amazing

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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always fantastic!

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DB
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I was disappointed because I booked for my birthday and wasn’t even acknowledged. But a table near us got a complementary dessert because of there birthday. Other than that it was
outstanding. I’ll be back !!!

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SS
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Awesome! Great food Great bar!

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best service ever experienced.

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M
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

New favorite spot in Philly. The food was phenomenal, and the food was excellent. Will be back soon!!

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My done birthday

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SL
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our all time Favorite Restaurant. Married in 1967.

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Cleveland
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and cuisine, first time but won’t be the last.

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AW
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I went with my wife for our anniversary...everything was exceptional from the minute we entered the restaurant until we left....will definitely be back.

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Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

A little pricey for some dishes but definitely well worth it. The food is always exceptional. Cocktail drinks were delicious too!

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FH
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Consistently good service and food. Ive been going for 40 years.

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TC
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was very good! Everything from apps to dessert!

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OT
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Haven't been there in years. It didn't disappoint!

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BB
Philadelphia
67 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was an incredible evening. The food was excellent and the girls serving us were outstanding.

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R
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Very good food!! Parking is not easy.

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