Saloon Restaurant

4.8
1051 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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KG
Atlantic City
11 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent dining experience. We sat at the bar for a little and enjoyed chatting with Fred the bartender. He gave us some Great recommendations for dinner options and they were spot on. We had a fabulous dinner experience and are looking forward to returning soon. Fred made excellent drinks for us so we knew we couldn’t go wrong with his dinner suggestions. The saloon is now our favorite restaurant in Philadelphia. Please don’t change a thing 👍🏻😋

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AW
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

You could honestly open the menu and throw a dart at it to pick your entree and you would not be disappointed. The food was amazing! The octopus salad and stuffed poblano peppers were a few of the best appetizers I've ever had.

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OT
Philadelphia
22 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Saloon always delivers. What a great place to enjoy a night out with a great meal! Every member of the staff is courteous and professional, from the parking lot attendant (parking is free) to the maître d. Great bars downstairs and upstairs. A thoroughly enjoyable experience from beginning to end.

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E
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I enjoyed Saloon very much. Food was phenomenal and service was even better. Best crab soup ever. Can't wait to go back.

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C
Atlantic City
10 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Enjoyed the meal, but mussels were much to small. Would absolutely not order them again. I’m surprised that the owner would not have decent sized ones.

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was absolutely wonderful! Can’t wait to go back!

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F
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We arrived early, the gentleman at the parking lot took our car right away and was very pleasant joking around. We were seated immediately and had fresh bread and water within seconds. The waiter was attentive and easy going, happy to help in any way. Our starter was roasted peppers and cheese which were out right away and set the evening for delicious food. Our entrees were hot and quick, they were so large i was amazed at the food and seafood piled on my plate. A coffee , dessert and after dinner drink were all superb. The waiter was quick with the check and change, the lot attendant had the car ready, this place is good, it could not have been any better.

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JC
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Meagan was incredible
The salmon was great and good ambiance

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

My all time favorite restaurant in Philadelphia. Took a business partner from LA and it's not his favorite too. Impeccable waitress, awesome specials and fantastic service. I would eat my last meal here!

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TA
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place. Every meal you have here is better than the one before. The best restaurant in Philadelphia.

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S
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Hadn’t been to the Saloon in a couple days f years and I don’t know why it took so long to come back. It is one of the few places left in the city that both older and younger people can enjoy. The service and food is just as great as I remembered.

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday dinner. Service and food were excellent. Small place but not crowded. A bit noisy, but the table of other diners were being overly loud.

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MN
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It has been my families favorite restaurant for over 40 years. We just keep coming back. Love everything about it. Never disappoints.

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Such an enjoyable place. I would love to return to sit at the bar upstairs and listen to music. Lovely restaurant

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OT
Philadelphia
55 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

took family for birthday... the food was excellent...

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DF
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Saloon in my mind one of the Philly classics and is top notch. Starting with the bar, they serve a hell of a drink. The fixtures are vintage and fantastic down to the early 1900’s cash register and the floor tiles. The service is top notch and it’s apparent that they are all long term employees. Probably even in the family. The food is top notch Italian. The seafood sampler is tops. Had the veal osso buco. Fell off the bone. All in all a favorite that I’ll continue to enjoy.

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JD
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Legendary restaurants don’t always live up to their reputation. The Saloon is even better than its reputation.

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AE
Philadelphia
39 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great place the bartenders are great and the service is excellent food is always good.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were given the best table in the restaurant which I did not ask for and was very surprised. It made for a very nice evening.

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PM
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best spot in the city...hands-down!

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OT
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Been going to Saloon for over 40 years and never had a bad meal

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S
Philadelphia
39 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything about this restaurant is first class ! If you want to impress someone take them there !!

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DC
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is truly amazing. The decor is quaint and very warm.

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MW
New England
17 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I've eaten here several times and every single time it's amazing! Spectacular food, outstanding service and very accommodating. The ravioli are better than my homemade ravioli. My favorite restaurant in Philly and I've never brought a group here that is disappointed at the end of the meal.

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AC
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Outstanding

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OT
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Wonderful wait staff, fast friendly and attentive
Best Veal Parmigiana I’ve ever had

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KM
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Saloon, remains The Saloon. As simple as that sounds, it is not easy to build and maintain a level of excellence that The Saloon has managed to do. I am always amazed at the consistency of the service, from everyone on the staff. I'm beginning to suspect that they always assign their best waitress to my table. The food............I had the Veal Picante, The most tender Veal I've ever had, I could have used a plastic fork to eat it. Prices are very reasonable too. I'll be back soon.

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OT
Philadelphia
39 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a true Philadelphia classic and even after all of these years is still one of the most outstanding restaurants in the city. The ambience and servic are second to none. The beef braciole and Dover sole were excellent and their desserts are to die for. They also make great cocktails.

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KA
Houston
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had an excellent experience celebrating a special occasion at Saloon. The servers went above and beyond to make the honored guest feel special.

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FR
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very unique restaurant, great vibe. Will definitely return.

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GD
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My family has been wanting to come to The Saloon for years now and on our first visit we were not disappointed! The food was delicious, the service was great and the ambiance was just as expected. We will definitely be coming back!

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waitress was the best. Forgot her name but she wore an A necklace. Was amazed she remembered the 20 minutes worth of specials. Great food great place.

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KB
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 4

The meal was too expensive. The 4 langostino appy at $45 was over the top. It was a special and had we known it was that pricey wouldnt have ordered it. It was tasty ill say that!

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JK
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great place, you get the feel it is run by folks who know what they are doing. They are very professional and accommodating. The food was excellent and the room is interesting.

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H
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Fun place but definitely expensive. Only one bartender at peak time on a Friday night! How does that make sense?

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LF
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

best food best service the food is consistant love it there

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D
Orlando
6 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The service is absolutely outstanding and the food is always to die for. It was as busy as we have ever seen it, and the noise level was very high. Still had a wonderful evening though.

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OT
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 5

Food and drinks were fantastic. Great live music. Waitress was very snarky...rolled eyes...confrontational w/ other waiters/waitress’.

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J
Philadelphia
55 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 4

Great place. Been there many times. The only negative is they need to change the menu. They have had the same items for at least 10 years or more

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LW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the most delicious meals we’ve had!

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