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The Belgian Cafe

$$ - $$$American, ,
601 N 21st St, Philadelphia, PA 19130-3535
+1 215-235-3500
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Overview
  • Excellent33%
  • Very good47%
  • Average15%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (5 reviews)
“mussels” (24 reviews)
“pommes frites” (8 reviews)
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CUISINES
American, Belgian, Bar, European, Cafe, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Service
Food
Value
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LOCATION
601 N 21st St, Philadelphia, PA 19130-3535
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1 - 10 of 109 reviews

Reviewed yesterday

Great beer, food is quite good. The food menu isn't huge (the beer menu IS huge) but a nice selection that takes care of a spectrum of preferences. The vegan wings are excellent but so is the steak salad. Never had the mussels but I...More

Thank DinPhilly
Reviewed February 19, 2018 via mobile

Visited here on the recco of a friend that lives in the neighborhood. I am a mussels fan, so wanted to try a new flavor - white broth, smoked salmon and caperberries. Bold flavor! The fries were amaaaaazing, forgo to the ketchup here, go with...More

Thank lhamilt77
Reviewed February 9, 2018 via mobile

The night before the great Eagle’s parade, my wife, my son and I stayed in the Fairmont area and ate dinner here. The surroundings are a bit shabby and the tables are a bit too close to each other. Food was very good and there...More

Thank joeF_10
Reviewed November 21, 2017 via mobile

Really fun restaurant with a casual atmosphere and really interesting menu. I have never been to Belgium or a Belgian restaurant so I have no point of reference for the menu items but there are so many options. Friends just moved into the neighborhood and...More

Thank Ann B
Reviewed September 20, 2017

I was on my way to another restaurant, but it suddenly started pouring rain, so I decided to check this place out instead. Contrary to the name, this is more of a bar/pub than a cafe, but it certainly is Belgian! They also have free...More

1  Thank ashleypendrak
Reviewed September 11, 2017

I stopped here during a wolkaround in Philadelphia, right after visited the Eastern State Penitentiary. Good food (steak and eggs), good drinks (I had IPA beer on the tap) and affordable prices. This bar is less for turists than others on Spring Garden, and this...More

1  Thank Michele C
Reviewed August 24, 2017 via mobile

My clients brought me here after a day of meetings. We needed to continue our meeting (free wifi) and get some dinner. Our waitress, Laura, was friendly and knowledgeable about the menu. I had a nice Belgian Ale and their delicious, homemade Veggie Burger -...More

Thank Alan B
Reviewed August 23, 2017

A nice walk from the Barnes Museum and Franklin Park. Full beer and wine menu, some organic salads and sandwiches to supplement burgers, fries, onion rings et. al. We loved the hand-painted wall murals, the waitress (a student artist and actor living in the area)...More

Thank Gary M
Reviewed June 23, 2017

Our party of 5 had brunch on a Saturday. Waitress was friendly, knowledgeable about brunch specials and fast with our drinks. This is a great low-key place for good food and even better beer. If you like Monks Café in center city, you will like...More

Thank Christie Y
Reviewed May 22, 2017

We had an excellent waiter and all 4 of us thoroughly enjoyed our food. Cream of Parsnip soup was to die for! Cauliflower flatbread YUM! Mussels were fresh and flavorful. Burgers and fries right on target bursting w/ flavor. I always love the atmosphere. Friendly...More

Thank mk1956
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
American, Belgian, Bar, European, Cafe, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Monday
11:30 a.m. - 1:00 a.m.
Tuesday
11:30 a.m. - 1:00 a.m.
Wednesday
11:30 a.m. - 1:00 a.m.
Thursday
11:30 a.m. - 1:00 a.m.
Friday
11:30 a.m. - 1:00 a.m.
Saturday
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 a.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 601 N 21st St, Philadelphia, PA 19130-3535
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia
  • Phone Number: +1 215-235-3500
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