The Twisted Tail
The Twisted Tail is a bi-level restaurant, bar and live music venue featuring a charcoal-fired grill, a wealth of bourbon selections and the rollicking ambiance of a "juke joint" (or old school Southern music hall). The inventive menu highlights ingredients in their simplest form, flame-broiled over live coals for rich, authentic flavor.
Inside a warm, welcoming dining space makes The Twisted Tail South Street’s best place to catch a band - and a bite.
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Crawfish Mac & Cheese
Rosemary-Honey, Sweet Potato Fries
Grilled Hanger Steak
Fingerling Potatoes, Shishito, Truffle Vinaigrette
Great happy hour
Our waitress provided very poor service; the kitchen was a little behind.
they have never failed us! keep it going, George ....
Mother’s Day Brunch,
There were 3 of us to celebrate Mothers Day. From the very beginning, the staff was courteous and knowledgeable (pointing out the restrooms prior to us asking). The cocktails were awesome with that noticeable special hand made flair. We very much enjoyed sipping our 1oz special bourbon as well. The food was very delicious and seasoned to perfection. We shared the steak tartar which was one of the best I have had. The grits/cheese was so rich that we could not finish it; but so tasty! Our crab eggs benedict was the best with perfectly poached eggs. The light and airy beignets were the perfect dessert.
Great mothers day service. Place was clean, service was very pleasant and accommodating. My mom had a great time. Will be back!
A nice place for a date night or family dinner. The ambiance and music were great. Service was decent and the food was pretty good.
A wonderful first experience. Everything was perfect
The food was as excellent as always. The music was very good, but a little too loud. My mother and I ended up having to yell at one another across a small table (yes, we're old). Service was slow to start, but was very good once it got going.
We love it here, great food, awesome service, and the ambience indoors is really chill. Check out there Bourbon Club too.
My husband and I favorite spot.
Good brunch spot. Good food, good service. Banana pancakes are a must!
Great meal here! Covid protocols were in place so dining inside felt safe. Our server, Nick was great. Everyone was very friendly and worked together(foodrunners, bartenders, hostesses). The food and drinks were definitely! We will be back! On Friday night, there was a jazz duo playing downstairs which was awesome!
The food was spectacular and the service was top notch
Such delicious food and a very beautiful and relaxing setting!
I haven’t had a truly bad brunch experience in a long time until here. Our server basically disappeared after introducing himself and serving coffee, 40 mins later we had to get the hostess to take our order. By the time the server did check in on us he failed to notice that I was still waiting on my entree while my friends were half way through their dishes. And When they finally served my dish it was cold and honestly looked like people had ate half of the fries on my plate prior to serving. I had to send the dish back and by the time I did get to eat I wasn’t enjoying the meal or experience at all. While it was nice of the manager to comp a dessert, it didn’t quite make up for the experience. We waited 30 mins to get a check at which point I went directly to the bartender to close it out. The entire brunch service was so slow, we were there for 2 1/2 hours. and it wasn’t even a full restaurant. brunch menu looked great which is why we decided to try the place, however the food was average tasting. My friend had to send a dish back, the dishes we ordered all needed some extra seasoning especially the salad.
Outstanding service and food.
The live singer was way too loud but the food and the service made up for it.
Good live guitarist inside and great bites
A hidden gem - wonderful/creative food and cocktails, lovely setting and friendly service. Highly recommend.
Food was great! Good service and great music! So glad to be back!!!
anyone walking/driving around in Society Hill should not miss this OWNER MANAGED establishment. The BEST on Headhouse Square, and will be even better when that very long road construction job in front of them is finally done!
Started out good - servers were friendly and helpful and our order was taken in a timely manner . Then things came to a halt . They appeared to be understaffed and the time in between ordering and our apps and then between apps and main meal was too long . 12:00 start and didn’t get our meals until after 1:00 with no one coming to see if we needed anything and tell us why are meals we’re taking so long
French toast was greasy and flavorless .
Nick our waiter was awesome. Recommend a chef’s tasting and whiskey and everything was delicious!
They had live Blues Music & the food was deliscious!
Pre covid this was our favorite spot. Food was always mouthwatering and we couldn’t wait to come back again and again. Tonight’s dinner was different. Same menu but food didn’t taste the same. It was just ok and we couldn’t quite put a finger as to why.
Nice little treat in headhouse. Pricing was great, nice staff, and a fun menu. Keep it up!
The hospitality was top notch, we had an issue with the air and they moved us, right away!!
The food was delicious and very well made. Great choices of small plates/apps and entrees. Cocktails and libation choices extensive. Ambience of restaurant is excellent; and was made even better by an absolutely fantastic piano player providing great jazz/blues music (at the right volume) and entertaining everyone. Service was excellent - overall an outstanding experience! Highly recommend.
We had a perfect night out with visiting friends and brought our two daughters (both under 2 years old). Our older daughter LOVED the live music (Saturday night). The service and food were excellent. The Twisted Tail is a sure hit for guests and a great place to show off the best of Philly dining vibes.
Loved the food amazing service and nice and quiet.
Ordered the octopus and chorizo taco, both of which were very tasty.
Service and ambience are great.
There was live music inside which would have made it a bit loud but we sat outside so it was perfect!
Best restaurant in Philly
I had a great time! Would recommend to anyone.
Friday happy hour was great , server could have been a little better
Great choice for our family of 4. Something for everyone
This is our fav neighborhood go-to. We love the food, were a bit disappointed that the menu hadn't changed. Would love to see some variety for us regulars.
We loved our experience at twisted tail. The ambiance was perfect for our date, the food was delicious, the drink menu had plenty of options, and the service was outstanding. Best meal we had in Philly!
The Twisted Tail does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. The Twisted Tail also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (215) 558-2471.
The Twisted Tail is rated 4.7 stars by 1021 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.