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The Belgian Cafe

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601 N 21st St, Philadelphia, PA 19130
(215) 235-3500
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Today
11:30 am - 1:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 1:00 am
Sat 11:00 am - 1:00 am

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  • 21
    Excellent
  • 22
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Great sandwiches and draft beer

Not really Belgian, but good bar food. Sandwiches were generous, fries are very special. The beer selection was outstanding.

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 18, 2014
Woodencanoeguy
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Bishopville
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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60 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Bishopville
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Not really Belgian, but good bar food. Sandwiches were generous, fries are very special. The beer selection was outstanding.

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Medford, New Jersey
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94 reviews 94 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

Outstanding burgers. Great beer selection. Cheap $55 for family of four. Chicken fingers nasty batter deep feel fried poorly. Salmon burger just ok. And super crabby waitress not one smiles despite our smiles and good manners. That really put a damper on the evening.

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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

Took forever. Waitress very rude. Had to ask multiple times for check and when I went after it, found her just sitting at the bar. Food too greasy and gave me indigestion. Won't be returning!

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Orlando, Florida
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

The food and ambiance at this establishment were amazing. The ahi tuna steak sandwich was to die for and the asparagus was cooked perfect! I'll definitely return to this restaurant!

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San Antonio, Texas
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19 reviews 19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

The burger and the croque monseiur were delish. Friendly staff ....a nice stop at a random restaurant

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Redwood City, California
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189 reviews 189 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

We spent several hours visiting Eastern Penitentiary and wanted to eat dinner before heading down to the 4th of July celebration. We stumbled upon this restaurant situated in the neighborhood. It was pretty full when we arrived on an early Friday afternoon. We were able to be seated immediately with our party of 3. Service was very friendly and efficient!... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews 4 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

Beers were fine, as was the crab/asparagus salad. But we went for the mussels, as that's their specialty. The mussels were miniscule, bereft of taste. I told them of this opinion; it was acknowledged fairly indifferently. Not going back.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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94 reviews 94 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

Tucked away, just sitting on the corner is a nice little cafe servicing the neighborhood and the city. Just a few minute walk from Museum Row, is this Belgian style restaurant. There are two areas, well three in the season: first is the main dining room with tables easily accommodating 4- 6 people; a bar area with smaller tables to... More 

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Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
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100 reviews 100 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014 via mobile

Located in the trendy Fairmont section of philadelphia this place comes off as an upscale neighborhood bar. The food is really creative with a lot of vegan selections. For example I had ahi tuna cheesesteak with gruyere cheese. Fantastic. And being philly the ground zero of the craft beer revolution they do not disappoint, especially during beer week when the... More 

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San Diego, California
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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

A great variety of styles of muscles here - I've liked every one of them, and great fries to go with. I'm not a burger person - but hear they are good. Beer selection is awesome - extensive list of belgian beers. Outdoor deating lovely.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 601 N 21st St, Philadelphia, PA 19130
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia
  • Phone Number: (215) 235-3500

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Belgian, Café
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 1:00 am
Tuesday
11:30 am - 1:00 am
Wednesday
11:30 am - 1:00 am
Thursday
11:30 am - 1:00 am
Friday
11:30 am - 1:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 1:00 am

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?