The Twisted Tail

4.7
1021 Reviews
$30 and under
American
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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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1021 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.6
service
4.6
ambience
4.5
value
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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MichaelP
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great happy hour

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vipRedsCoverly
Philadelphia
33 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Our waitress provided very poor service; the kitchen was a little behind.

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Hansfrom14blocksaway
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

they have never failed us! keep it going, George ....

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NadineD
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mother’s Day Brunch,

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WGirls
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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Shayna
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great mothers day service. Place was clean, service was very pleasant and accommodating. My mom had a great time. Will be back!

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JayS2
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service2ambience4

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.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful first experience. Everything was perfect

JM
JustMe
Philadelphia
36 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

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.

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Sean
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love it here, great food, awesome service, and the ambience indoors is really chill. Check out there Bourbon Club too.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I favorite spot.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good brunch spot. Good food, good service. Banana pancakes are a must!

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vipsparta802
Philadelphia
29 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

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!

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NicoleW
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was spectacular and the service was top notch

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EmilyL
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such delicious food and a very beautiful and relaxing setting!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience4

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.

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vipGooseCowboy
Philadelphia
57 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service and food.

RJ
RaulJ
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience2

The live singer was way too loud but the food and the service made up for it.

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vipFrankG
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome Place

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good live guitarist inside and great bites

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vipKathi
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A hidden gem - wonderful/creative food and cocktails, lovely setting and friendly service. Highly recommend.

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vipSunny
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great! Good service and great music! So glad to be back!!!

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Hansfrom14blocksaway
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

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!

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EllenD
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience4

Sunday Brunch
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 .

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AlessoG
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nick our waiter was awesome. Recommend a chef’s tasting and whiskey and everything was delicious!

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vipAnnetteB
Philadelphia
22 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They had live Blues Music & the food was deliscious!

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vipAnnaK
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience5

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.

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DaddyD
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Nice little treat in headhouse. Pricing was great, nice staff, and a fun menu. Keep it up!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

AMAZING BRUNCH

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vipNakiaB
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

The hospitality was top notch, we had an issue with the air and they moved us, right away!!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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vipAlishiaK
Philadelphia
22 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

JD
JazminD
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the food amazing service and nice and quiet.

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vipDDiniz
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best restaurant in Philly

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had a great time! Would recommend to anyone.

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johnl
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience5

Friday happy hour was great , server could have been a little better

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karryd
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great choice for our family of 4. Something for everyone

BG
vipBeaGL
Philadelphia
39 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

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.

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BrittP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

FAQs

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.

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