About The Dandelion

London's culinary revolution comes to Philadelphia with this unique gastropub. Cozy rooms and intimate bars create a storied, Old World aura, while updated seasonal takes on British food make up the menu. In keeping with tradition, our casks and tap craft beers are always rotating, a proper afternoon tea service has a sweet and savory menu and classic family-style roasts are served on Sundays.

124 South 18th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Gastro Pub, English, British

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Sunday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 12:00pm

Cross Street:
18th and Sansom

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(215) 558-2500

Website:
http://www.thedandelionpub.com/

Executive Chef:
Liam Geoghegan

Private Party Contact:
Marjorie DiGiulio: (267) 886-1401

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, High Tea, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

The Dandelion Ratings and Reviews

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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.6

ambience

4.7

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

97% would recommend it to a friend

Cozy (122)
Good for a Date (108)
Special Occasion (87)
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Comfort Food (83)
Casual (80)
Neighborhood Gem (80)
Fun (68)
Great for Lunch (66)
Authentic (65)
Fit for Foodies (65)
Romantic (64)
Great Beer (60)
Great for Brunch (59)
Afternoon Tea (57)
Sunday Lunch (57)
Good for Birthdays (55)
Creative Cuisine (55)
Good for Groups (54)
Good for Anniversaries (53)
Bar Seating (49)
Business Meals (41)
Worth the Drive (41)
Handcrafted Cocktails (40)
Pre/post Theatre (35)
Happy Hour (34)
Hot Spot (33)
Vibrant Bar Scene (29)
Quiet Conversation (25)
Seasonal (24)
People Watching (22)
Afternoon Coffee (18)
Late-night Find (14)
Local Ingredients (14)
Quick Bite (11)
Kid-friendly (9)
Notable Wine List (9)
Tasting Menu (9)
Good Vegetarian Options (9)
Scenic View (8)
Healthy (7)
Gluten Free Options (7)
Tapas (6)
Paleo Friendly (5)
Vegan (3)
Disabled Access (2)
Organic (2)
Live Music (1)
Live Sports (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 16 hours ago

The Sunday roast was delicious!

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 (Atlantic City)·Dined 20 hours ago

Great brunch as always! Went for my moms birthday and service and food was excellent.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 2 days ago

Underwhelmed! The decor was cute but the seating not that comfortable. There are some really tight, tiny round tables awkwardly shove in corners. My filet was one of the least tender I’ve ever eaten. Drinks were really good. Unlikely to return When there are so many better and consistent options available in the city!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 2 days ago

Food was fantastic and the decor/layout of the restaurant was really clever. Waiter could have been better, maybe was having a bad day.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined 3 days ago

The dandelion is a sweet little date spot! The upstairs is very quiet and the ambiance is intimate and cozy. The wait staff is attentive and very helpful, and the food was delicious! Would highly recommend!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 3 days ago

Only our second time here, but two for two is perfect. Started with the cheese plate, which was again, spot on. For entrees, the Tandoori chicken was mind blowing! And I say that being a huge Indian food buff. The dish was absolute perfection. Chicken infused with delicious savory and sweet spices. I’m already dreaming of the next time we can order it. It was so delicious, I had to restrain from licking the plate. A cozy, warm inviting atmosphere with friendly, attentive service. I’d travel from anywhere to get here. You should too.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Fun, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Authentic, Romantic, Happy Hour, People Watching, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Afternoon Coffee
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 3 days ago

While our waiter was wonderful, the food did not all come out near the same time and it took quite a bit. Our reservation was at 6:30 because two of us were attending a show at 8pm. At 7:45 we two shoveled a couple of last bites in, leaving half on our plates, and hurried to get to the theatre exactly on time. My friend whose meal arrived last stayed after we left. Fortunately her meal was deducted from the bill.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 3 days ago

The food was wonderful. We sat in the “dog room” as we called it, which has tons of pictures of dogs, made for fun conversation.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 3 days ago

Fish and chips definitely live up to the hype. Absolutely awesome.
We are definitely planning on coming back and soon.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 4 days ago

Chicken tandoori was excellent. Mussels also very good. Delicious cheese board. Staff was excellent. They were very accommodating.

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·Dined 5 days ago

The staff, the atmosphere and food were fantastic!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 5 days ago

This is an English style pub with very good pub style meals mixed with some great other excellent dishes. The seafood was fresh and very tasty. Good alcohol list. Can be loud but not too bad.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 6 days ago

The bunny pie is exceptional!! Our server was great. Will return.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 7 days ago

Food is eclectic and wonderful. I have not had a dish I have not thoroughly enjoyed.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food, Business Meals
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 7 days ago

Good sandwiches and salads for lunch. Some rooms are bright and cheerful. Attentive and courteous servers. Very noisy.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Energetic British Pub with very authentic food. A fun place for a casual meal that is above ordinary pub food!

Tags: Authentic, Great for Lunch, Pre/post Theatre, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fun, Hot Spot
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Loved everything. Food, setting, ambiance and service.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Dinner was great! This resaturant is so cute!!! The only reason I gave service 4/5 stars was because we had a 5pm dinner and the service was just a tad slow for every table not being full. I'm very eager to go back and try their afternoon tea!!!

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·Dined on February 10, 2018

My husband and I had a late lunch after a trip the Barnes Museum. The Dandelion was a great find with a fun atmosphere. (Sat in the bar area). The food was yummy. We had the deviled eggs, amazing butter lettuce with pomegranates seeds , walnuts and blue cheese and fish and chips. The food was fresh and well prepared. The server was always available and kept our beer glass full. I highly recommend the Dandelion for any occasion. It’s always good to have a reservation.

Tags: Good for a Date, Tapas, Fit for Foodies, Late-night Find, Great for Brunch, Comfort Food, Sunday Lunch
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 10, 2018

As always fabulous

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 (Detroit)·Dined on February 10, 2018

I had friends who came into town for the first time. It was our first dinner upon their arrival. We ordered many appetizers and small plates. We ordered four entrees and shared them. Everything was well cooked and flavorful. One of the standout items was the Tandoori chicken. Every enjoyed themselves, and we will go back even when no one comes to town!

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 (Poconos)·Dined on February 10, 2018

This place is incredible.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Service was slow -- pleasant, but slow. As if there was one server missing.
Entree excellent: branzino.

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 (Miami)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Fantastic service, atmosphere and food. Our server, Kayla, was very helpful with recommendations. Next time I am back in Philly I look forward to dining there again.

Tags: Hot Spot, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies
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 (Charleston)·Dined on February 9, 2018

The Dandelion was perhaps one of my favorite restaurants that I've been to in all of Philadelphia. The food was excellent and the ambiance was quite charming. It truly gives off British pub feel. The layout is extravagant without being gaudy. The menu is extensive and fairly priced. We ate here on a busy Friday night and our service was top notch. The pacing of our meal was perfect, and we never once felt rushed. Can't recommend it enough!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Best fish and chips hands down ever forever and ever.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 9, 2018

One of the best gastro pubs I've been to. The dining room is wonderful. The fish and chips brought me back to London. The ricotta and toast simply amazes.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Cozy seating. Be prepared to share space with other diners. Burger was cooked perfectly but a little light on flavor. My companion did not like the mayo on her sandwich. The staff noticed and eventually the manager came over to try and convince her to let them make a new one. We are not ones to complain when we mess up our own order.

Manager removed it from our bill without asking. This is excellent service to correct an issue they didn’t even cause.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on February 6, 2018

Exceptional food and service. Ambience is warm and cozy. I’ve never been disappointed. A Philly staple.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Always a great place for friends or business. People tend to knock Steven Starr these days but he continues to get it right and this is another example

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Great dining experience.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Liked the food, ambiance and beer. The music was way too loud!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Great Beer, Cozy
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Great meal. Enjoying my doggie bag for lunch today.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Casual, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Seasonal
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·Dined on February 2, 2018

This was my second time and both visits were excellent. The food was great and very well presented. The portion size was a bit on the large size, and I'm 6' 1" 200 lbs. The over service was excellent, very attentive but not pushy. A very cozy and comfortable environment with unique nooks and crannies. Highly recommend

Tags: Good for a Date, Seasonal, Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 1, 2018

Loved it!!!! Best fish & chips in philly . I used to eat here all the time when I lived in philly and miss it so much now that I live in NYC. I ate there there other day and it's better than ever

Tags: Worth the Drive, Afternoon Coffee, Great Beer, Good for Groups, Late-night Find, Fit for Foodies, Happy Hour, Authentic, Vibrant Bar Scene, Local Ingredients, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Hot Spot, Seasonal, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Handcrafted Cocktails, Quick Bite, People Watching, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Afternoon Tea, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Scenic View
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 (Raum Frankfurt)·Dined on January 31, 2018

Really excellent evening Great food and service. Definitely recommend. A little pricy but worth it.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 30, 2018

Went to celebrate my sisters’ birthday. The food was terrific, start to finish! Would definitely recommend trying this restaurant

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 29, 2018

Enjoyed food, ambiance, service. Root veg soup was delicious and, thankfully, not sweet. Salad and dressing were excellent. Hot roast beef sandwich was fabulous. Service was attentive, efficient, friendly. Looking forward to return.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Brilliant, inspired dining! Great ambience, outstanding service and thoughtfully designed menu balancing sweet, savory, sour, and umami conscientiously.

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 (Richmond)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Adorable old building with cozy tables, great menu, and above all delicious food. I spent a few hours there catching up with friends, first over brunch, then tea, and ending with an afternoon beer. Staff was friendly and attentive, while still letting us have our own space to catch up. Would definitely (and already have) recommended The Dandelion to friends.

Tags: Cozy, Fun, Good for a Date, Romantic, Great for Brunch, Afternoon Tea, Afternoon Coffee
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