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Sassafras International Cafe

48 S 2nd St, Philadelphia, PA 19106-2810
+1 215-925-2317
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good38%
  • Average6%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“burger” (9 reviews)
“side salad” (2 reviews)
“fries” (4 reviews)
American, Bar, International, Pub
$$ - $$$
48 S 2nd St, Philadelphia, PA 19106-2810
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Reviewed 20 January 2018 via mobile

This building is over 100 years old, as many building in City Center are. The pressed tin ceiling and tile on the walls and floors add a unique atmosphere. The food was good and the manager (or owner) was so kind to us. It was...More

Thank shoelu
Reviewed 14 January 2018 via mobile

Bartenders were very busy, so they couldn’t really tell us much about the drinks. The root canal is very strong and mule we delicious. The vibe is laid back, prices as expected for a specialty drink, and women’s bathroom is unusually palatial. Yup, it is...More

Thank TravelinTeresa84
Reviewed 14 November 2017 via mobile

Place is a little dive barish but nice place to grab a cheap burger. Burger was good and came with a side salad. Fries were an alternative option. Would I go out of my way to come here? No. But not bad if you are...More

Thank Norjeff2
Reviewed 9 September 2017 via mobile

Loved the atmosphere in this place. Great music, great decor, great service for people just wanting to chill out and relax. I will be back next time in Philly.

Thank Gerry M
Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

Headed to this bar for its cocktails advised by the internet. No disappointed at all, awesome choice of drinks shouldered by the quality of its products. The food was also great and tasteful. Thank you

Thank Romain C
Reviewed 31 May 2017

II was walking along 2nd Street looking for a place that wasn’t extremely crowded, not asking for a cover charge or overrun by 20somethings. Not an easy feat on a Saturday night in an area known for its nightlife. I passed by Sassafras many times...More

Thank Ashley C
Reviewed 14 February 2017

I still haven’t found a better Moscow mule, and I’ve tried plenty in my search. Staff is great, love the classic bartender in white smock look. Food is great and the drinks are better. Hope they don’t change the antique mirrors and tile even though...More

Thank scott_welpe
Reviewed 1 January 2017

Found this place while heading somewhere else. The food was great and bar has a good selection. Will definitely go back.

Thank Melissa M
Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

We were lost and found this place by accident. There was a burger lunch special, service was quick and the food was wonderful.

Thank Shaw8bro
Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

Great staff and nice drinks.. Good selection of beer as well. The atmosphere was great and relax as well as the music.

Thank Ola J
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$21 - US$30
American, Bar, International, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Waitstaff, Television
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
5:00 p.m. - 2:00 a.m.
5:00 p.m. - 2:00 a.m.
5:00 p.m. - 2:00 a.m.
5:00 p.m. - 2:00 a.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 48 S 2nd St, Philadelphia, PA 19106-2810
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia>  > City Center East
  • Neighbourhood: City Center East
  • Phone Number: +1 215-925-2317
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