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The Plough and the Stars

4.4
435 reviews
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$30 and under
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International
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At the Plough & the Stars the owners are determined to bring the true taste of Ireland to Philadelphia, our food is described as Western European with a strong Irish influence. We were awarded by Citysearch as Philadelphia's Best Brunch. We have been featured numerous times on the Food Network and have cooked at the James Beard House in New York. Enjoy our famous Mussells Veloute, Striped Bass with Potato Crusted Scales or Guinness Casserole. Or if you prefer you can dine on our casual bar fare. We have installed the most sophisticated beer system in the US, imported directly from Ireland and installed by Guinness technicians. Each pint of the 12 beers on tap is perfect. The atmosphere created by the simple, yet powerful decor and fills a visitor to the Plough & the Stars, with an overwhelming feeling of awe and inspiration. The stage is set for an enjoyable and memorable dining experience. Weekend nights turn the Plough into one of Old City's favorite bar scenes!
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
International, Irish, Gastro Pub
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 10:30am - 3:30pm
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Phone number
(215) 733-0300
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Payment options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Ishmael
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Neighborhood
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Parking details
There is a garage right next door to the Plough on 2nd Street.
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Public transit
Septa Buses 5,17,21, 33, 42,48, 57 New Jersey Transit Patco
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Entertainment
Join us everyone Friday and Saturday from 6-9pm for LIVE music with Tyrone's own, Raymond Coleman! Sunday evenings feature our traditional Irish Session! Our session is open to the public and If you play an instrument,please join us from 5-9pm!
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Special events & promotions
Open and serving a special menu Thanksgiving day! Call 215.733.0300 for more details! -- Open 'til 2am 365 days a year! -- Join us every weekend for LIVE music! Fridays & Saturdays Irishman Raymond Coleman sings everyone's favorite ballads and Sunday from 5-9 we have our Traditional Irish Session -- all musicians welcome! -- Open Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year's Eve and New Year's Day! Live Music on the Holidays!
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Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 435 People Are Saying
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4.4
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner 
4.0
Dined 2 days ago

The food and service were fab. Wine list leaves something to be desired. It seemed a shame to have such really great food with less than a palatable wine. Did I say the food was great ? It was ....

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OpenTable Diner 
3.0
Dined 4 days ago

It was a cold winter night and the venue was perfect with the fire roaring in the late 19th or early 20th century wood burning fireplace. My husband was very happy with the lamb chops. My pork tenderloin was bursting with flavor. I was disappointed however when my glass of wine arrived in an obviously dirty glass. The waiter promptly brought me a new glass. If not for this, I would have given a higher overall rating.

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Mattstacy (New Orleans)
5.0
Dined on January 9, 2018

The service was very good. Waitress was very attentive to our table.

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OpenTable Diner 
5.0
Dined on January 6, 2018

We went with our children 5&7 after a show at the Arden. The food was good. Service was great. They helped by bringing the kids food first. We didn't feel rushed.

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vipkjf13 (Philadelphia)
5.0
Dined on December 31, 2017

Enjoyed Sunday Brunch while watching the Eagles game. Had good seat to watch the TV, food was wonderful (and nice variety) and had a very attentive server. We gave a larger tip for the amount of time we spent at the table as well as her attentiveness and she checked with us that it wasn't a mistake. Whole atmosphere was comfortable and I'd come back in a minute.,

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WellFed (Philadelphia)
5.0
Dined on December 30, 2017

We went before seeing a show at Arden Theatre. Glad we picked it. Food was great and service was too. The French toast and Irish bacon and sausage was delicious as was the smoked salmon eggs Benedict. Great options for kids as well. We will be back.

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Laura (Philadelphia)
5.0
Dined on December 26, 2017

We had a very nice dinner. Menu selection is great! Beer and alcohol selection was good, the wine selection could've been better. We'll definitely go again.

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OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
5.0
Dined on December 25, 2017

A casual Christmas dinner with my husband and our 18 & 20 year olds before the Eagles game. So glad I picked Plough & Stars! Festive atmosphere with a toasty fire. We Could see the games from every seat. The food was amazing!! My husband and son loved the Guinness Stew. The seafood chowder and potato leek soups were excellent. We’ll definitely be back.

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OpenTable Diner (Cincinnati)
4.0
Dined on December 25, 2017

Went on Christmas Eve. The atmosphere was full of Holiday spirit. The food and drinks were wonderful. We would not hesitate to return.

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OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
5.0
Dined on December 24, 2017

Great place for Christmas Eve lunch with the family. Wonderful cozy atmosphere with a lovely fireplace. We had a great time.

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