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The Belgian Cafe

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Belgian, Coffee Shop
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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
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 23
    Excellent
  • 24
    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
Great transition!

This place was formerly "Tavern on Green" now a really great neighborhood Belgian place! Delicious mussels, frittes, bread just OK. Extensive beer list! Definitely worth a visit!

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 16, 2015
John F
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Little Rock, Arkansas
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64 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

I enjoyed a delightful meal of their wonderful mussels, pom frites, and a craft beer while enjoying a sidewalk table. I really enjoyed the poms, served like I like them best; with aioli. I do recommend this place!

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Little Rock, Arkansas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

This place was formerly "Tavern on Green" now a really great neighborhood Belgian place! Delicious mussels, frittes, bread just OK. Extensive beer list! Definitely worth a visit!

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Chesterland, Ohio
Top Contributor
337 reviews 337 reviews
140 restaurant reviews
274 helpful votes 274 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

I came to the Belgian Cafe while visiting the art museums about three blocks away at the recommendation of a Rodin Museum staff member. The Belgian Cafe is a nice corner cafe. The feel was about two thirds pub and one third French or Belgian. The main dining area has nude murals on the walls. There is a phenomenal beer... More 

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Durham, NC
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37 reviews 37 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

High quality, nicely prepared and presented Belgian/European standard food. Nice atmosphere for larger parties or couples; fancy enough but not pretentious at all. The service was friendly and professional. Great beer on tap and in bottles. They actually had Schenkerla Easter Smoke beer on tap for like 7 or 8 bucks - they get extra star for that.

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Bishopville
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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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97 reviews 97 reviews
53 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
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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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, Coffee Shop
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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?