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Twisted Tail

$$ - $$$
American, Bar
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509 South 2nd Street, Philadelphia, PA 19147 (Between South and Lombard)
+1 215-558-2471
12:00 - 02:00
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Sun 10:00 - 02:00
Mon - Fri 12:00 - 02:00
Sat 11:00 - 02:00
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Arlington, Virginia
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66 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This restaurant has a very large menu of whiskeys and cocktails. The food is interesting and well prepared and plated. The service was pleasant but a little slow. Live music upstairs is nice to hear but I would recommend sitting downstairs if you want to talk as it's very loud upstairs. This restaurant would be okay for children who are... More 

Thank Betsy W
Mt Olive NJ
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128 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice place in Society Hill, 1/2 block off South Street. 2 levels, sharp and clean decor, good music-many live performers. Solid food on the menu and a good mix of dishes for all tastes. Full bar and many specialty drinks. Friendly knowledgeable bar staff.

Thank RichC250
Baltimore, Maryland
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 April 2017

Arrived in Philly, one day trip with mission to "have a Philly cheesesteak". after many recommends, wound up a few blocks from Twisted Tape at a famous cheesesteak place. OF COURSE...the line was around the block at lunchtime for the cheesesteak. Running short on time, we walked a few blocks and found this gem. Sorry...NO cheesesteak, but terrific/interesting food, cocktails,... More 

Thank CeetBalto
New Jersey
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39 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Went to the Phila. Flower Show today and wanted to try a different restaurant for lunch before leaving the city. Many restaurants are closed on Mondays or do not open until 4 or 5 pm. My friend and I found a JEWEL in the Twisted Tail. I started with the Honey Crisp Apple salad tossed with Brussels sprouts and cider... More 

Thank S R
Folsom, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
Reviewed 21 February 2017

The title says it all...........and the price was not bad at all either. This has become my new "go to" place

Thank jbakerrr
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Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

This place is a great family environment because they serve family style. I jag the duck salad pretty much and is was amazing. I finished with Beignets and they were different than traditional Beignets but great. Small like hush puppies with cinnamon sugar and a beat dipping sauce. Specializing in whisky I did not partake but other drinks were great.... More 

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Portland, Maine
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76 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2017

Great relaxed pub type of atmosphere. This is a place to have fun. Have been there on a few occasions. Will keep going back when I visit Philadelphia. The food is tasty and varied. Many small plates to chose from. My favorites are the quail, the lamb chops, the pork & lamb meatballs and wonderful salads. Probably the one dish... More 

Thank marco_polo2K
Beach Haven, New Jersey
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328 reviews
214 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017

We stopped here recently for before dinner drinks and had a great time. Fun and comfortable place offering their own take on classic cocktails as specialties. Ours were carefully and expertly made by our bartender. Delicious and perfect. Like I said we will be back for sure.

Thank T C M
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews
Reviewed 13 February 2017

had a family birthday celebration; great happy hour followed by a nice selection for restaurant week. would like to go back when the entertainment is performing (there on a Monday)

Thank John R
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 January 2017 via mobile

The food here was absolutely delicious!! The waiter was wonderful and made sure we had everything we needed! I did not know it was restaurant week when I went but it was a lovely surprise! I got the smoked wings, Mac & cheese, flank stake and an amazing dessert (forget what it was called) which was similar to small donuts.... More 

Thank Nicole D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
American, Bar
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene
Open Hours
10:00 - 02:00
12:00 - 02:00
12:00 - 02:00
12:00 - 02:00
12:00 - 02:00
12:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 509 South 2nd Street, Philadelphia, PA 19147
    (Between South and Lombard)
  • Public Transportation: Metered street parking is available in front of the restaurant. The closest available parking garage is located on Lombard Street between 2nd and 3rd.
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia
  • Phone Number: +1 215-558-2471

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?