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Royal Tavern

$$ - $$$American, ,
937 E Passyunk Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19147-2943
+1 215-389-6694
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good43%
  • Average6%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (7 reviews)
“burger” (20 reviews)
“mussels” (4 reviews)
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American, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
937 E Passyunk Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19147-2943
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Reviewed 3 January 2018 via mobile

I have no words. I've never been so upset that a meal was over. I ordered the burger as advertised, medium, minus the pickled long hot pepper. Parking situation is less than ideal. Will return and recommend.

Thank tjh187
Reviewed 26 October 2017

Lots of great options for omnivores, vegetarians, and vegans. I was told the executive chef is vegan and it shows: the vegan items are just run of the mill, but are inspired. I had empanadas and the cauliflower casserole. The empanadas were perfectly fried and...More

Thank WeezieMom
Reviewed 13 September 2017

Not just your every day bar food....delicious....good service.....pretty loud so we could not hear each other....but hey we are old (er)

Thank jdr102016
Reviewed 10 September 2017

I came here for brunch by myself. The guy at the bar seemed to judge me for being alone, which I didn't appreciate. My waitress was very nice although it took her a while to notice when I was ready to order. She also asked...More

Thank ashleypendrak
Reviewed 18 August 2017

We were staying in an Air B&B nearby and thought we'd try the Tavern after a long day sightseeing. It's very atmospheric (possibly slightly on the dark side) and there's a great menu of beers and lagers, along with wines, cocktails and spirits. The food...More

Thank CCEden
Reviewed 9 August 2017

Royal is a staple in Philadelphia. Great staff. Everyone is so friendly and willing to go out of their way to make you comfortable. The food is always solid. Great specials that change daily.

Thank thejess215
Reviewed 10 July 2017

We visited the Royal Tavern twice on a recent visit to Philly. My 8 y.o. loved the place. The menu had some unique options and we tried 2 of the vegan desserts- coconut cake and carrot cake- all the food was very good. The restaurant...More

Thank Ivorykay
Reviewed 6 May 2017

Kevin, our server, beyond nice and John the bartender can make a great margarita. First time here and the place has a nice, welcoming atmosphere. My margarita was was perfect, not too sour. I had the gnocchi and my husband had the burger. Both were...More

Thank linda h
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

A friend of mine recommended the place to me for the burger. A nice and juicy piece of meat with well seasoned fries. They also have a nice beer list.

Thank GiulioCesareLeone
Reviewed 4 March 2017 via mobile

My wife & I recently had lunch at the Royal when visiting her sister & her husband who live in the Italian Market area. We had burgers & sandwiches on a Saturday afternoon - all very good except for my brother-in-law's very overdone burger. Service...More

Thank Bernie1847
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mary jane m
11 February 2017|
Response from cajunyank | Reviewed this property |
They did take a reservation as there were 8 of us
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
10:00 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.
10:00 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 937 E Passyunk Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19147-2943
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia>  > Bella Vista / Queen Village
  • Neighbourhood: Bella Vista / Queen Village
  • Phone Number: +1 215-389-6694
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