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Emma's Cafe & Restaurant

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7311 Frankfort Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19136
888-818-0773
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4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Mon - Sat 4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Reservations

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  • 10
    Very good
  • 0
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  • 2
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
A hidden gem

An absolutely wonderful little restaurant. Don't let the area or its looks fool you. The service is first rate and the food is among the best I've tasted.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 27, 2015
JLPagan
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Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

An absolutely wonderful little restaurant. Don't let the area or its looks fool you. The service is first rate and the food is among the best I've tasted.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Never had a bad meal here. Always good food, small place, perfect for me and Babydoll to enjoy a fine meal and conversation. Did it for New Year's Eve Meal....perfect to start the festivities....

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

Waited too long to dine at Emmas Cafe . It was quiet with soothing Italian music playing softly . The staff was casual and friendly , very nice and attentive . The food was excellent , enjoyed the fixed price meals . The mussels were delicious , and dinner and dessert were expertly prepared and presented . A special evening... More 

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Philadelphia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Went for my birthday dinner. The food was excellent, on par with the fancy and more expensive center city places. The mussels in white sauce were superb and the veal piccata was fork tender with the best sauce ever! The $22 & $27 were excellent values for the quality and quantity of food. Definitely returning !!

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

What a gem we've found in the Mayfair section of Philadelphia. Emma's Cafe, a BYOB, is a restaurant that serves wonderful italian meals. The price for a pre fixe meal was $27. That includes any appetizer on the menu, any entree including specials on the menu and a desert. Total cost for my wife and I for an absolutely delicious... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

First visit to Emma's. Food was delicious HOWEVER the service was less than average. We were a party of nine with reservations. It took slightly less than three hours for a three course meal. Appetizers took over an hour - salads, shrimp cocktail, mussels, calamari. Two hours til we received dinner. No one came over to apologize for the delay... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

Emma's has been our anniversary spot for 3 years now. We love the food and the service is unbeatable! We always feel like family when we have dinner here. It's even my entire family's go to spot for our Christmas Eve parties, birthdays, or just when you crave that perfect steak. Highly recommended place to eat!

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Top Contributor
75 reviews 75 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

1st time at this place was great, i called tonight to see if i could order food to go, and they slamed the phone down on me, i called back and with much attuitude he told me they dont do take out, instead of just telling me sorry we dont offer that, he just hung up on me, RUDE, I... More 

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Philadelphia
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78 reviews 78 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014 via mobile

We live less than a mile from Emma's and didn't even know it existed. Our neighbors dined one night and told us to give it a try and we are glad we did. It's a BYOB - service was attentive and dinner was good - if you plan to dine on Fri or Sat make reservations - it gets crowded... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Top Contributor
75 reviews 75 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013

Best overall food we had in the northeast, steak was a special, crem brulee was the best we have had, this place was a great find, we will be back and the prices are great for the food u get

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 7311 Frankfort Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19136
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia
  • Phone Number: 888-818-0773

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
  • Cuisine: Italian
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Monday
4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday
4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday
4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday
4:00 pm - 9:30 pm

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