Saloon Restaurant

4.9
1445 Reviews
$50 and over
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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4.9
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100% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipCraigM
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great the service was extremely accommodating and the food was fabulous.

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EricHibbs
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing. Our server was great. We can’t wait to come back!

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EleanorM
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Saloon is an excellent, classic restaurant to create memories or celebrate a special occasion. Expect a relaxed pace, as everything is made to order. Located in an older neighborhood of Philadelphia, you’d be comfortable dressed up or dressed down and the atmosphere is filled with character. If you’re looking for a trendy, bustling restaurant you won’t find that here. This is a perfect place to spend an evening celebrating an anniversary, birthday or graduation dinner.

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vipSuerob
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food , great service. One of our favorite restaurants in Philadelphia!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and cuisine. It was wonderful to see the smiling faces of all the servers!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Retirement

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server frank was awesome, dinner was great and we loved everything.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall, an excellent evening ! The food, service and ambiance was very good !

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EricHibbs
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We can’t believe we haven’t heard of this place before it was amazing! We can’t wait to go back with friends.

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ClaudeB
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite eating establishment in the city! We suggest the Saloon to everyone we can

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RonP
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food. The staff friendly and very accommodating.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very authentic food and great atmosphere. Food was brought out so quick I couldn’t believe it. Will go again!

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vipKimG
Atlantic City
24 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent dinner, drinks and service. Love the Saloon

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RussellK
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great food, great atmosphere and parking! We will be back again.

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MaryBethD
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner was excellent as usual. We were celebrating our wedding anniversary and everything was perfect from the drinks to the dessert. The Saloon never disappoints me. Hope we get a chance to spend many more happy occasions at the Saloon.

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Lesthanspider
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Best Italian Spot In Philly. Never Disappointed

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vipATST
Philadelphia
19 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience5

Mask wearing was lax. Water service was energetic. Noise level was very loud, so elderly tables were challenged. Food was good

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SimoneG
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I figured I check out the Saloon Restaurant based on the previous reviews. It was a slow night due to it being a Monday. The food was delicious. I had crab bisque and clams casino for appetizers and the veal parmigiana for the main course. I also had a French Martini which absolutely delicious! The service was amazing, everyone was very friendly and attentive. My waitress surprised me by telling me my dinner was on the house. I couldn’t help but to cry. It was my wedding anniversary and my husband passed away 4 years ago, which is still tough. Her kindness really touched my heart, even without me telling her why I was there. I will definitely be back. Thank you for a wonderful experience Saloon !

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Quinn
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Everything was great, but the New York Strip was a little tough, surprisingly. I ordered it medium (and it was cooked medium) but it was still tough and chewy. The rest of the food and the night was excellent. Thanks.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fabulous. Service from staff was first rate.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was outstanding! She reviewed specials, took the time to make recommendations and was very accommodating.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always one of the best experiences. Great food and fantastic team!

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vipOversold
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Food In Philly

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RonaldD
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

I am not sure but I remember it being top notched for food and service. There could be a fallout from Covid-19 but the flavors where off for the prices we paid. When you go to a high end restaurant you expect more. The service was there but not the food not. Hopefully it will get better.

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vipJosephP
Philadelphia
31 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Have been there before and am always happy.
Food is exceptional as well as service.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
29 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Saloon is our favorite Philadelphia restaurant
The food, service and atmosphere are all wonderful.
We celebrate every occasion here whenever possible.

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AlanP
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Haven’t been to the Saloon in 5-6 years. As soon as we walked in the door I knew it was going to be great. It did not disappoint. 5 stars all around.

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vipKittenki
Atlantic City
31 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious ! The service impeccable ! We absolutely loved everything about The Saloon!! We will for sure be back !! It’s a gem!

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vipJoeyG
Philadelphia
26 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Always an outstanding meal. From the apps to the desert, all fantastic.

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LinaD
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent. Our server Donna was great. Very enjoyable evening.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
5 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another excellent experience at The Saloon. Great food and service. Also nice to see people dressed and appreciating this Philly icon.

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ArthurF
Tampa
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite restaurant in Philadelphia. I always go back when I'm in town.

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GaryO
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A consistently good experience. Food and service are always good.

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OpenTable Diner
St. Louis
2 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal. From appetizers to dessert, fantastic food, service and ambiance.

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Johnston
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Giannw was the best!

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vipDfromDelaware
Philadelphia
257 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always wonderful food always outstanding as is the service - you cannot miss when dining at the saloon!

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vipDeniseK
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome as always!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

After Phillies game

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vipDavidA
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great to reconnect with this restaurant. It’s been a good 20 yrs and it still has its charm. Great food and service. Caitlyn was amazing

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Phillymia
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food beautiful people worth every penny

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Saloon Restaurant is rated 4.9 stars by 1445 OpenTable diners.

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