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

98% would recommend it to a friend

Cozy (118)
Good for a Date (114)
Special Occasion (81)
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Comfort Food (78)
Neighborhood Gem (77)
Casual (69)
Great for Lunch (66)
Fun (66)
Good for Birthdays (63)
Romantic (61)
Great Beer (60)
Good for Anniversaries (57)
Good for Groups (55)
Fit for Foodies (54)
Authentic (53)
Creative Cuisine (51)
Great for Brunch (49)
Sunday Lunch (49)
Bar Seating (46)
Afternoon Tea (42)
Business Meals (39)
Worth the Drive (39)
Handcrafted Cocktails (37)
Vibrant Bar Scene (37)
Pre/post Theatre (36)
Hot Spot (32)
Happy Hour (28)
Quiet Conversation (25)
People Watching (20)
Quick Bite (16)
Local Ingredients (15)
Seasonal (15)
Late-night Find (14)
Afternoon Coffee (11)
Notable Wine List (10)
Good Vegetarian Options (10)
Healthy (9)
Gluten Free Options (6)
Scenic View (6)
Tasting Menu (6)
Vegan (6)
Paleo Friendly (5)
Kid-friendly (4)
Disabled Access (4)
Organic (3)
Great for Outdoor Dining (3)
Tapas (3)
Live Music (1)
Spicy (1)
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 (Austin)·Dined 2 days ago

Service and food were on point. Enjoy the setting/vibe.

Tags: Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails, Casual, Pre/post Theatre, Comfort Food, Great for Brunch, Afternoon Tea, Great for Lunch, Afternoon Coffee, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined 2 days ago

Solid brunch. Delicious drinks. Lovely fire place. Excellent service.

Tags: Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Lunch, Great Beer
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 (Austin)·Dined 2 days ago

The service was incredible from beginning to end. The food was also wonderful, such a fun experience.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Romantic, Great Beer, Pre/post Theatre, Authentic, Good for Groups
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 (Dallas)·Dined 2 days ago

My wife and I had dinner at The Dandelion after the Army-Navy game. We were visiting so I read a lot of reviews and decided on The Dandelion because of their great beer selection (me) and the unique food (my wife). We both had a great time - the decor was quaint and even had a real wood fire going, and the food and beer were great. What made it outstanding, though, was the service. Our waiter guided us to the perfect choice, whether it be in drinks or food, and the whole experience was special.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Great Beer, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 2 days ago

Went for afternoon tea with my wife. Had some special requests because it was our anniversary, and they met them all. Really great service all around.

Tags: Authentic, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Afternoon Tea
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 3 days ago

Went for brunch and enjoyed just about everything. The English breakfast, Eggs Benedict and scones were all great. Our only complaint was that our table was very cramped due to its positioning in a corner. Despite this minor inconvenience we plan on going back!

Tags: Great for Brunch
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 3 days ago

Was very pleased with our service and food. My boyfriend got the fish and chips and I got the bangers and mash. Two common British dishes but delicious and nicely sized. Bonus points for good bread.

Also want to say that our waiter was excellent, we had an 8:00 reservation and was hoping to catch a 9:00 show down the street. Without feeling like anything was rushed or neglected, our wait staff got us out with enough time.

The Christmas decorations are also very pretty

Tags: Special Occasion, Cozy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Romantic
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 3 days ago

I love, love, love it here. This was my second visit and i can’t wait to go back. The staff is friendly, knowledgeable and accommodating. The atmosphere is cozy and unpretentious and feels like a hug from your favorite great aunt. But the food...THE FOOD....out. Of. Sight.
The menu is a foodie’s delight but it’s simple and fresh ingredients enable you to try new things and actually taste all of the components. Next time i go, i will be ordering something new to try and I’m excited at the mere thought!

Tags: Late-night Find, Organic, Cozy, Local Ingredients, Paleo Friendly, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Tapas, Sunday Lunch, Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Disabled Access, Special Occasion, Quick Bite, Great for Brunch, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Casual, Good Vegetarian Options, Worth the Drive, Vegan, Afternoon Coffee, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List, Comfort Food
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 3 days ago

Great food and service. Had to wait for our table but the server took our drink order and made sure to find us when we were seated. Food was great and the price very affordable. The building and atmosphere are beautiful and lend a lot to the experience.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Comfort Food
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 4 days ago

Great place, love the fire roaring on a cold day. Wonderful food, service, and atmosphere. Only thing preventing perfect review was a shepherd's pie that was small for the price.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 5 days ago

Dandelion turned out to be the perfect place to linger with an old friend for@a two hour holiday lunch. Our waitstaffwas upbeat and experienced and did not rush us, and our cozy table by the bar upstairs was private enough for a good conversation. Sandwiches were very good and the mini treats snd roobois tea were excellent.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 5 days ago

The Dandelion is the closest bar that Philadelphia has to an English Pub. It has a good authentic pub feel. It is always very busy and crowded. Reservations are a must. The food is good - I usually go for the pub classics like Shepherd’s Pie but my friend had Risotto which she said was very good. A good place for warm, comfort food on a cold evening.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Hot Spot, Comfort Food, Bar Seating, Cozy, Great Beer, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch, Fun, Vibrant Bar Scene, Afternoon Tea
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 6 days ago

Have walked by this place a hundred times and although the decor was very cool the name and the fact that people said it was a burger joint discouraged me. I wish I’ve tried it sooner. Will be back many more times.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Comfort Food
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 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

Spectacular food in an amazing setting. Truly emblematic of a wonderful English Pub

Tags: Authentic, Vibrant Bar Scene, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Great Beer, Fun, Happy Hour, Cozy, Comfort Food
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 4, 2017

Love this place. The ambiance is the best part but the food and drink are a close second.

Tags: Romantic, Cozy
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 4, 2017

Quaint lunch place with awesome food and authentic British feel decor-wise - they thought of all the details!

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 4, 2017

First time at the Dandelion. The occasion was a birthday dinner celebration. Server was attentive, knowledgable, and friendly. Accommodating for dairy free options. Unfortunately ran out of their signature roast just before we ordered. If you want that option, get there before 7 pm. Alternative options were delicious and everyone enjoyed their meal. Very loud when restaurant is full, so difficult at times to carry on a conversation. Would ask for a different spot next time. We were seated upstairs, and our table was located really close to a group of 3 very loud talkers.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Late-night Find, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food
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 (Detroit)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Great atmosphere, food, and drinks. English roast only available on Sundays and holidays, but was all sold out by 6:30 on Sunday.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Food, service and ambiance were all excellent. Would definitely dine again. In fact, we planned on returning for my birthday.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Sunday Lunch, Worth the Drive, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Cozy, Fun, Comfort Food, Afternoon Tea, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Great Beer, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups
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 (Birmingham)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Very festive brunch atmosphere. The seasonal butter salad was SO perfect as was my squash soup. Best QUEEN bloody mary ever! Our server was fantastic and a happy chap!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 2, 2017

We were a party of eight and a baby on a Saturday night. The food and service were exceptional. We sat in the bar area and our table was perfect. The manager came to our table to check that everything was okay since our drinks took awhile to get to our table since the bar was very crowded. He took drinks off our bill which was a happy surprise. We definitely will be back.

Tags: Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Cozy, Casual
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 2, 2017

A welcome retreat after a long day of work. Special enough for new staff to feel treated nicely

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Fantastic as always with gracious staff and incredible food

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Met up with a group of friends to "Make Xmas Great Again". Enjoyed a few beers in the bar before heading upstairs to eat. Love the Wells Bombardier and the busy pub atmosphere. Great English inspired gastro-pub food. The pork was outstanding....we had a slight problem with a flat pint of beer but apart from that we had a blast. Looking forward to coming back

Tags: Business Meals, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Birthdays, Great Beer, Cozy, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on December 1, 2017

It was an amazing restaurant! From the moment you walked in, it was beautiful and the service was great. The food was fantastic, and they had these perfect holiday drinks. Would go again in a heartbeat.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 30, 2017

Great atmosphere. Easy to talk upstairs and very comfortable. Recommend the salmon with mushrooms- excellent!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Happy Hour
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 29, 2017

Lamb Sheppard’s pie was delicious as was the hot roast beef sandwich. Drinks were very good. The scones and short bread were outstanding. Servers were all friendly and professional. We seriously enjoyed our dinner. Definitely will recommend and return.

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 (Charleston)·Dined on November 29, 2017

Love the Dandelion. My only complaint is the portion size: not nearly as hearty as a real English pub, which is disappointing for the price.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Romantic, Cozy, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 28, 2017

Good food; nice variety; really nice location for a business lunch

Tags: Business Meals
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 27, 2017

I love this place!!! The food is phenomenal!!! Have the Welsh rarebit and the ricotta!!!!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 26, 2017

The Dandelion has one of the best Brunches in Philly (make sure you book a reservation), but I finally stopped in for dinner tonight. Service was excellent as always, the food was really delicious (steak & chips for my friend, Rabbit pie for me), and the desserts (“after 8” molten chocolate cake w/ mint ice cream for my friend, Mrs. Beeton’s Snow Egg for me - poached meringue in cardamom-orange custard w/ almond praline & honeycomb) were worth sticking around for (we aren’t usually dessert people).

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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Wasn't totally thrilled with the food. Best thing was the Fish n Chips. Well, the fish, anyway. Small portions. Most was over-seasoned. Beautifully decorated. Cool vibe. Good coctails. Food, meh.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Great for Brunch
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Great food, fast service, unique atmosphere, friendly staff

Tags: Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Amazing food and wonderful ambiance...I cant wait to go back!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Lunch, Notable Wine List, Afternoon Coffee, Business Meals, Scenic View, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, People Watching, Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch, Authentic, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Afternoon Tea, Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Paleo Friendly, Handcrafted Cocktails, Cozy
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Service and food were excellent! One of our favorite Starr restaurants.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Cozy, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Ricotta was solid. Deviled eggs were good. 23 for the rabbit pie was a rip off. I figured it would be a real British pie but to put it in a dish with a puff pastry lid was disappointing. Fish and chips was alright. Fries are two big imo, not really crispy. One piece of fish instead of smaller ones makes it hard to eat. No mushy peas. Overall disappointing and overpriced

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Food was excellent! The ricotta and mussels are a must!!

Tags: Good for a Date, Authentic, Great Beer
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·Dined on November 25, 2017

the food was cold we waited quite awhile the waitress kind of forgot about us

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 25, 2017

The service was excellent & the atmosphere is quaint

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good Vegetarian Options, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Cozy, Tasting Menu, Great for Brunch, Romantic
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Extremely good food and service, an all around great experience.

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