The Twisted Tail

4.6
1097 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 1097 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was amazing! The ambience and vibe was immaculate. Live music was perfect during brunch! Food was delicious, great cocktails, and the service was incredible too! Will definitely be coming back

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LaylaW
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

We met for brunch prior to a performance. Overall, the experience was just ok/mediocre. We waited too long for cream/sugar for tea/coffee, both drinks were tepid by the time it was ultimately delivered. I had an omelet that was so poorly cooked that it was positively runny and mostly inedible. The portion of ricotta for the whipped ricotta was negligible. I would have liked a second cup of tea, but our waiter was MIA for most of the meal. We had to ask another waiter to get our check. The funny thing is, as we were waiting to order, we kept saying how good the meals of guests around us appeared. One of us ordered the chicken and waffle and that was a favorable and tasty selection, so there was that……

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tcm18
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was there for brunch, and we sat outside. The good was amazing and the service, excellent. I will be back for sure.

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melissa
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great experience! We were celebrating a birthday with a larger group. Our waiter was fantastic. Food was delicious.
My only challenge was the music was very loud which made it harder to converse with our friends.

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Mankow
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Food was amazing. We had ribs and shrimp as an appetizer.

Dinner, I can't believe I'm saying this..... The fried chicken was better then my hanger steak. And my steak was perfect.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

George the owner, Colleen the manager and their entire staff always make us feel welcome and special. This is one of our neighborhood go-tos as the food and service are always terrific!!

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DoctorZaius
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful place to eat dinner and have drinks. Outstanding bourbon menu and house cocktails.

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vipandml
Philadelphia
85 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Our party of four's 1st time at Twisted Tail and we dined outside and had a great time. I don't know how many "small plates" we ordered, probably 7 or 8, but we ate every last morsel of each and enjoyed them all. The service was well done by Josh and the others who assisted and we had a very enjoyable dinner. Would definitely be nicer without the motorcycles, dirt bikes and ATVs riding around the streets, but nothing the restaurant can do about that.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was great to share food and good conversation.

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vipRobC
Philadelphia
120 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Food was good and fresh - we liked our sandwich and omelette, and thought the service was good, and the prices were fair. I would definitely go back!

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PhillyDiner
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We really enjoyed our meal of the evening sampler. Each sample serving was more than expected and all very good. The BBQ ribs were excellent as were the beets in ricotta. Everything was delicious. The staff was friendly professional and on point.
We would highly recommend.

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vipMarissaC
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food - go with the chef's tasting menu for 7 courses at an extremely reasonable price. Great ambiance and service.

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ClarenceS
Tallahassee
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This may have been the best food I have eaten at a restaurant in a long time. Every course was exceptional. I wish I lived closer to Philadelphia.

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BenjaminB
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Extremely good food, fantastic service! Not a thing to complain about would highly recommend this place for a fun dinner date in the city

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
33 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Had a wonderful brunch, the food was amazing, and the service was great.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was good. Service was a little slow. The hostess at the front door, though, was insufferable and rude. You could tell she didn’t want to be there and it set the tone for the experience from start to finish.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The owner is very friendly he checks up you from time to time so see if you need anything and if your enjoying the food. The food there is amazingggggg soooo good and the prices are very friendly. We will for sure be returning!!!

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Zach
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

I came here for my Birthday dinner, I ordered the roasted Salmon and it was excellent and a light meal. For desert the lemon tart was the right sweetness and the fruit on top was savory.

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ElizabethM
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food here is awesome. The service was great. I highly Recommend.

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vipneighbor
Philadelphia
25 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have lived in the neighborhood for a long time and just "discovered" the Twisted Tail. They have the best happy hour in the city that I am aware of! Lots of very tasty offerings for very reasonable happy hour prices. Service was exceptional; friendly and timely.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I loved our meal and Ender was great. The entire staff

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EliseC
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place was fantastic! Live music on a Sunday night helped drive the Sunday Scaries away, and the entire staff was so nice and accommodating. Definitely going back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Our waiter was nice. The service was great. The food on the other hand was lack luster. It was not seasoned.

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JoelG
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

We enjoyed our experience went there to be with friends and the music is always the best. There were a few misses in service. Well worth it to go back!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Out of fried chicken… only reason we went. Food came out in no particular order, we had sides for dinner before appetizers. Unfortunately staff was light and waiter was all over the place and could barely attend to us. Not his fault, but worth noting.

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LatifahR
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a an amazing experience. Great service great food great atmosphere.

JB
vipJBMH
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time here but not the last. We came for a quick bite before a movie and it was perfect. Fast and friendly and the cheese plate was amazing! So good, In fact, that we dove right in and didn’t even take a picture. We also had the fried chicken sandwich. Yum. Perfectly friend chicken breast, nice size, toasted bun, LT & pickle, couldn’t have asked for better. Happy hour menu was very varied and included good drink specials too. Our server was great in explaining everything but I didn’t really get his name because he was masked. The noise level was loud, not the music, the people, but we could still converse. Will definitely be back here. TYTT

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AlexC
New England
2 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great food, fun ambiance. Noise was a bit loud for us and didn’t change when we mentioned it. Would definitely go again!

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vipAlexK
New York Area
61 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Fun place with interesting food and friendly service.

KB
vipKenB
Philadelphia
34 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A little too loud for my taste. Music should provide ambiance but allow for casual conversation. It was hard to hear others at the table. Food was very good. Cheese plate was great. Crab cake was great! Mussels were pretty good, but a couple of them seemed undercooked.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious. Our waitress Molly was great!

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StephanieS
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing menu for food and drinks. Everything I tried was amazing.

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PeterK
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The happy hour was great. Delicious wings. Great ambiance.

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Nell
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall3food5service5ambience4

Our server, Steve, was great— super friendly.
Unfortunately, the restaurant was out of everything I tried ordering, at least 3 items (food and drinks). It was disappointing because the menu was small to begin with. We dined in at 6:00pm so right before the big dinner rush. I couldn’t imagine if we had came any later, we would of been s.o.l.
2.5/5

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RobP
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic dinner! The food was amazing. Drinks were fantastic. Ambience was perfect. I can't recommend this restaurant enough. You've got to check it out even if you've been before. It's got even better!

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vipDebbieK
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The entertainment was was awesome!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love the twisted tail! Great food and cocktails.

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ChristopherP
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Food was too sweet and overpriced. Service was good.

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vipSunny
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great music, good food and delightful service.

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vipTracyF
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious, music fabulous, can't wait to go back!

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 4.6 stars by 1097 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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