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The Belgian Cafe

601 N 21st St, Philadelphia, PA 19130
(215) 235-3500
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Ranked #539 of 3,779 Restaurants in Philadelphia
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 1:00 am
Sat 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Cuisines: Belgian, Café
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Medford, New Jersey
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88 reviews 88 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 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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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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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178 reviews 178 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 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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75 reviews 75 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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90 reviews 90 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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New York City, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

What a find! We were driving around Fairmount Avenue and couldn't find parking, but lucked out when we found a "VIP spot" right in front of the door. We had no idea of what awaited us inside, because we knew "rien" about the place. Turns out they used the theme of famous Belgian artists (Victor Horta, Magritte, Bruegel et al)... More 

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Additional Information about The Belgian Cafe

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

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