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Center City Pretzel Co.

Bella Vista / Queen Village
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816-18 Washington Ave., Philadelphia, PA
+1 215-463-5664
00:00 - 23:59
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Sun 06:30 - 10:30
Mon - Fri 00:00 - 23:59
Sat 04:00 - 12:00
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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

Philadelphians take their soft pretzels seriously, so I had to try one of the places known for them. Center City caters mostly to large orders and they have limited hours. We caught them when they were open and tried one pretzel. Fresh, warm, and good texture; I only wish I took some mustard with me.

Thank Frank I
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

We stopped here for a pretzel early in the morning. They are used to larger orders, as we ordered one pretzel to share and it cost 35 cents. It was a good pretzel, but I wasn't blown away by it. If I lived in the area I might use them to help provide pretzels for a party as they usually... More 

Thank Samantha I
Durham, North Carolina
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92 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 April 2016

They always have ready pretzels and can make a batch without salt for a traveler. The service is always friendly. I usually get 2 or 3 dozen pretzels and freeze them for my drive to North Carolina.

Thank Philly-In-Durham
San Jose, California
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184 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 181 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 March 2016

We only found out about this gem of a pretzel store/company because we asked a couple of teenagers munching on the fresh soft pretzels at the nearby 9th Street Italian Market a couple of blocks away. You can easily miss the front door if you are not paying attention. The more you buy the more you save. We bought 18... More 

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Northern Virginia
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28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2015

There are so many Philly Pretzel choices fights break out. Friendly, of course! I'm a Philadelphian who, unfortunately, does not live in Philly right now. So when I get home I want the best pretzel. I must write here, there are lots to choose from... a few are superb, more than a few are.. NOT. I'm not such a purist,... More 

Thank ellenoliver
Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2015 via mobile

The best pretzel ever - hot out of oven- great dipping mustard and jalapeño- so cheap 3 for 1$ So worth going there Parking is difficult but worth it

Thank drrosma1
Front Royal, Virginia
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66 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2014 via mobile

I called ahead to place an order and they were waiting for me when I arrived. Fresh pretzels hot out of the oven, so reasonably priced. Excellent and friendly service and the freshest, tastiest pretzels around.

Thank luvgreece
Philadelphia, PA
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285 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 918 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 May 2014

Philly's soft pretzels are justifiably famous, and this is an authentic place to get one -- or 100, if you want. They're very cheap, like 3 for $1.00 or a little less if you buy more. They'll sell them to you hot out of the oven, and there's a squirt bottle of mustard to use if you'd like. It's more... More 

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Philadelphia, PA
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54 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2013

The Center City Pretzel Co. (bakery) is a great stop for a great soft Pretzel in the Bella Vista neighborhood of South Philly. There is nothing better then a warm pretzel right out of the oven. One gets 3 pretzels for a buck!

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2008

good pretzel

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Open Hours
06:30 - 10:30
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
04:00 - 12:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 816-18 Washington Ave., Philadelphia, PA
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia>  > Bella Vista / Queen Village
  • Neighbourhood: Bella Vista / Queen Village
  • Phone Number: +1 215-463-5664

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