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Sassafras International Cafe

$$$
City Center East
International, Hamburgers, Eclectic
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48 S 2nd St, Philadelphia, PA 19106-2810
215-925-2317
Today
5:00 pm - 2:00 am
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 2:00 am
Dining options: Late Night

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  • 20
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  • 4
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  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
A wonderful surprise!

My husband was in the mood for a burger but not knowing where to go, he looked for a list of best burgers in Philadelphia. We had been in the city for 4 days and we walked everywhere so we wanted something close to the historic area and our hotel. I wasn't sure what to expect because it looks... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 12, 2015
Susan G
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Saratoga Springs, New York
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Saratoga Springs, New York
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

My husband was in the mood for a burger but not knowing where to go, he looked for a list of best burgers in Philadelphia. We had been in the city for 4 days and we walked everywhere so we wanted something close to the historic area and our hotel. I wasn't sure what to expect because it looks like... More 

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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015 via mobile

It's a bit of a tight spot and our table was right next to the men's bathroom, so not great seat. But the service was great and the food was tasty.

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Mullica Hill
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54 reviews 54 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

We found Sassafras through Yelp, which was a good thing, because it is such an unassuming restaurant. Located in Olde City, Philadelphia, which is a favorite Philly haunt for us, Sassafras is sandwiched between other, more noticeable restaurants. The first thing you notice about Sassafras is that it is old....really old, which I love. And very tiny. Its mainly a... More 

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22 reviews 22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014 via mobile

Great service, bartender was very helpful in our beer selection...she knew her inventory. Venison chili was great. Nice place will definitely return

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Hilltown,
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28 reviews 28 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

This is a nice place for a quiet lunch. Great location in old city. The soups are wonderful as are the sandwiches. Highly recommend.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Live in the neighborhood and I love this place. Staff is great, drinks are delicious, and food is yummy. I very much like their seasonal drinks.

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Avon, Connecticut
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142 reviews 142 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

Staying near by and stopped in for a drink and a recommendation on a place to get a slice of pizza. I was surprised to learn that their kitchen is open fairly late. The Mac 'n cheese sounded good and was highly recommended by the bar tender. It was supurb. This is a place I'd like to go back to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

1st time in Philadelphia with my wife.We walked into sassafras Very cool bar lots of character.Great beers.The bartender Danny was really nice.Nice day out.

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New York, New York, United States
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Excellent service, good food for the price, fantastic cocktails. Atmosphere is great! Opening an upstairs soon, we heard.

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West Chester, Pennsylvania
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38 reviews 38 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Very friendly place, a real neighborhood feel in Old City, Philadelphia. Decent cheesesteak, but the hotdogs are worth trying! Had a group there and had them plain and a couple with the special venison chili and slaw! Lamb casing, unique flavor.... And the service was friendly and funny. And the price did not break the budget!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 48 S 2nd St, Philadelphia, PA 19106-2810
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia>  > City Center East
  • Neighborhood: City Center East
  • Phone Number: 215-925-2317

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 21 - 30
  • Cuisine: International, Hamburgers, Eclectic
Open Hours
Monday
5:00 pm - 2:00 am
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 2:00 am
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 2:00 am
Thursday
5:00 pm - 2:00 am

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