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Monk's Cafe

$$ - $$$American, ,
264 S 16th St, Ste 1, Philadelphia, PA 19102-3357
+1 215-545-7005
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good32%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“mussels” (240 reviews)
“burger” (102 reviews)
“fries” (89 reviews)
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American, Belgian, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
264 S 16th St, Ste 1, Philadelphia, PA 19102-3357
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed a great vegan dish at the cozy pub not too far Rittenhouse Square. Menu was good for everyone; vegans, vegetarians and carnivores. Atmosphere was warm and cozy, and service was really good. Full bar and many options for beer drinkers.

Thank Sanna M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Accommodated a party of 10 with 5 teenagers on Easter Sunday at 9pm quickly . Pub was sought out by member of group for the craft beer selection but the food was a phenomenal find as well!! Muscles aplenty for $16.95 and plenty of other...More

Thank Dina B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I would have rated Monk’s with 5 stars but the whole host and seating process is extremely inefficient. My wife and I came in and asked for a table, and we saw 3-4 empty tables. The host said there was a 30 minute wait. We...More

Thank Brads P
Reviewed 28 January 2018 via mobile

This place is highly over rated. It's a very small venue. You wait a long time for a table, the food is decent but over priced. My wife's food actually came out burnt the first time. We won't be going back.

Thank Keith E
Reviewed 28 January 2018 via mobile

We normally go for the Tap List. Best rare beer menu I’ve ever seen! They have a front bar and back bar with different taps. They constantly rotate them, and give you a list of what beers are up next. Bottle selection is unbeatable! There...More

Thank BrookeKnight
Reviewed 25 January 2018

An little out of the way café which my friend and I decided to try for lunch. Interesting Belgian style menu. I had the pulled pork sandwich while my friend had the duck salad. Would have preferred chips or fries with the sandwich but it...More

1  Thank Mick3327
Reviewed 25 January 2018

Monk’s is the place for great beer especially Belgium Beer! The mussels are also fabulous! I had the Monk’s Mussells, they were plump and delicious! Four other preparations are available for the Mussels. My husband had a hamburger, he said it was great. An extensive...More

Thank FirstClassMedford
Reviewed 23 January 2018 via mobile

A hole in the wall type of place with a good vibe. Staff was super friendly and the food was excellent. Had the chicken thighs with double veggies and it was delicious. Great beer selection and good prices.

Thank Jeffrey S
Reviewed 13 January 2018

Had to compromise on a anniversary dinner date verses a lunch date due to the Eagles play off game with the Falcons. That being said, great spot! My burger was cooked perfectly (MR) and the beers were delicious, cold with a beautiful head. I was...More

Thank suzannealice
Reviewed 10 January 2018

I am being going to Monk's since more than 20 years. I was back to Philly for work... so naturally I stopped by Monk's Cafe to check things out. Their beer list - locally known as the bible - is impressive and they offer a...More

Thank sipoyapo
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It's just a little over 2 blocks, an easy walk.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$12 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:30 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.
11:30 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.
11:30 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.
11:30 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.
11:30 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.
11:30 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.
11:30 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 264 S 16th St, Ste 1, Philadelphia, PA 19102-3357
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia>  > City Center West
  • Neighbourhood: City Center West
  • Phone Number: +1 215-545-7005
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