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Ms. Tootsie's Restaurant Bar Lounge

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1314 South St, Philadelphia, PA 19147-1823
(215) 985-9001
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Today
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Tue - Thu 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 2:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 37
    Excellent
  • 22
    Very good
  • 19
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Held hostage at this bait and switch BAR!!!

The food was delicious - when I was ALLOWED to eat. Ms. Tootsie's is NO LONGER a restaurant!!! It is a bar at which one is forced to drink, until for the trolls for the bar owner determines that enough funds have been collected from imbibing to be granted the right to eat. I ate here when it was... read more

1 of 5 starsReviewed February 28, 2015
BratSheila
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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93 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

The food was delicious - when I was ALLOWED to eat. Ms. Tootsie's is NO LONGER a restaurant!!! It is a bar at which one is forced to drink, until for the trolls for the bar owner determines that enough funds have been collected from imbibing to be granted the right to eat. I ate here when it was really... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

but what a disaster - so much potential but my best friend's dinner turned out to be a night of Murphy's law. I did everything by the books used the website made a reservation and spoke with someone after they called to confirm that it was her surprise birthday and half the group (8 people) were going to have dinner... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

The food is ok, nothing to brag about. Our waitress was not good. We waited a long time for refills of beverage, and our check. Cramp space for seating. Only good points was the Tootsie flavored ice tea (which they ran out of and seeing Patti Lavelle at the restaurant

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Baltimore, Maryland
Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

I took my husband for his birthday the day after Christmas. The seating is too close for comfort for me. The table next to us was talking so loud we can barely hear ourselves talk. I ask the waiter to seat us to another table which was located upfront next to the door and we were fine. The waiter/hostess gave... More 

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Newark, New Jersey
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

The food tasted good. The strawberry butter for the cornbread was great. Their signature tropical iced tea was awesome. Nice trendy modern decor.

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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

Came here last year for a convention and this was the one place I fell in love with!!! The food was delicious... I came expecting to be eat the best cheesesteaks and instead I ate yams, turkey wings, chicken & waffles and greens 3 days straight! The Tea with the watermelon was everything!!! When in Philly this is my second... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

This is one of those places that you go to once, just to say you've been there. I read and article in the paper about this place and wanted to try them. The atmosphere was not bad and the bathroom was rather clean. We ordered the seafood platter for $35 but I must say it was REALLY SALTY. The Mac... More 

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Newark
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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

I will start off by saying I was skeptical of visiting Ms. Tootsie's after reading other reviews about horrible service and the restaurant going down hill since previous years. I had never been to this restaurant and we wanted to visit for my husband's birthday. We arrived about 6:20pm on a Friday night and we were seated right away. Our... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014 via mobile

Had an amazing time last Wednesday; first time coming to their happy hour. Prices were great, service was phenomenal and the ambience was right on point. Exactly what I needed after a long days work. I honestly cannot wait until this Wednesday to return. *** sweet chili wings, crab macaroni and cheese balls and a endless glass of their famous... More 

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Philadelphia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

On August 1st we visited our favorite place again. As expected we were welcomed by great hostesses who gave real smiles. Then seated and taken care of by Amber our server who was terrific and polite and knowledgeable. Our drinks were delicious and then...THE FOOD CAME!! Oh my goodness talk about love at first sight. Lol I know it's only... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1314 South St, Philadelphia, PA 19147-1823
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia>  > City Center East
  • Neighborhood: City Center East
  • Phone Number: (215) 985-9001

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 1 - 20
  • Cuisine: American
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 2:00 am
Saturday
5:00 pm - 2:00 am

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