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New Wave Cafe

$$ - $$$, , American
782 S 3rd St # 84, Philadelphia, PA 19147-3336
+1 215-922-8484
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  • Excellent18%
  • Very good33%
  • Average31%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible12%
19 Apr 2017
26 Aug 2016
“The food was disappointing ”
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Bar, Pub, American
$$ - $$$
782 S 3rd St # 84, Philadelphia, PA 19147-3336
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Reviewed 19 April 2017

We went here from a recommendation from a local. A $5.00-plus can of beer? My martini was $9 and was like a mini-martini. I made the mistake and subbed ahi tuna for fish in the fish tacos. It came severely overcooked and covered in sour...More

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Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

Ordered a reuben sandwich which had more fat than meat. The presentation was very nice with plenty of sauerkraut which made up for the small amount of corned beef. The restaurant/bar, is a quaint establishment in a neighborhood location. The service is friendly and efficient....More

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Reviewed 9 February 2016

We go there when we don't feel like cooking—it's our local neighborhood go-to-place. There's no decor to speak of (mostly it's a bar with an extended table area), but the food is great and it's really inexpensive. The scallops/ polenta/ aspargus entree is superb (I...More

Thank Sara C
Reviewed 29 September 2015

My wife and I stopped in here by chance and I'm glad we did. The bartender and staff were very nice and the service was great. The other customers seemed to be "regulars" and the atmosphere was warm and friendly. The food was fantastic!! We...More

Thank BahBeJoAllentown
Reviewed 16 February 2015 via mobile

This bar has a nice vibe, decent seating, friendly service. The reason for the 3 stars, well the food. This kitchen uses quality product, our salmon was cooked nicely, many restaurants tend to overcook salmon... Scallops could have used slightly more sear, fresh cut fries...More

Thank Melinda J
Reviewed 31 July 2014

We had some time before a flight and wanted to watch one of the World Cup Matches that was on before we headed to the airport. After a brief and disappointing stop at a bar several blocks away, we stopped by the New Wave Cafe...More

Thank Betty D
Reviewed 24 February 2012

I was taken here for lunch. It is in an ethic neighborhood, which I was excited to see, but the place/area/neighborhood ended up being kind of run down. It reminded me of 2010 East London. The food was horrible. Greasy/Oily. I was getting sick just...More

Thank bszweda
Reviewed 23 January 2012

This place is super fun. I've been numerous times. They have a great beer selection, good jukebox, darts, pool and awesome food. It's a corner bar in a great neighborhood and I always have a blast there.

Thank CP6785
Reviewed 17 November 2011

New Wave is a bar/restaurant in the Queen Village neighborhood of Philadelphia. My friends who live a few blocks away took me here to show off their neighborhood. The crowd is pretty young, local and fun. There are tvs showing sports, a good draft beer...More

Thank brusselsdaniel
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Reviewed 6 March 2011

I live in queen village and only went because restaurant across the street had an hour wait. Grab an app , it was barely edible. Saw someone arguing very loudly with some people . Found out it was the owner. Isn't that nice? An owner...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$21 - US$30
Bar, Pub, American
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Outdoor Seating
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Open Hours
9:00 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.
10:00 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 782 S 3rd St # 84, Philadelphia, PA 19147-3336
    (3rd & Catharine)
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia>  > Bella Vista / Queen Village
  • Neighbourhood: Bella Vista / Queen Village
  • Phone Number: +1 215-922-8484
  • E-mail
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