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Caribou Cafe

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City Center East
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1126 Walnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19107-5883 (12th Street)
Take the Broad Street Line to Walnut, or the Market-Frankford Line to 11th Bus Lines: 23,47,21,42
215-625-9535
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Today
11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 63
    Excellent
  • 66
    Very good
  • 31
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 17
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Excellent food.

A little pricy, but the food and drinks were GREAT! French cuisine, and recipes were quite authentic. Definitely worth checking out.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 30, 2015
Allie E
,
Quarryville, Pennsylvania
Good for:
  • Romantic
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184 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Any
English first
Pennsylvania
Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Went in for a late bite and ordered the Croque Madame which was delicious. Nice beer and cocktail selection, and friendly service. Will go back here again.

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Smyrna, Delaware
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

My boyfriend is a vegetarian but knows I love anything French so he checked on line to make sure that the Caribou Cafe offered a vegetarian entree and since they did, he made reservations there to celebrate my birthday! We asked the server for a vegetarian entree and was told they do not offer one. I told her we dine... More 

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Quarryville, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

A little pricy, but the food and drinks were GREAT! French cuisine, and recipes were quite authentic. Definitely worth checking out.

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Chincoteague Island, Virginia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

This Parisian Bistro is wonderful. The atmosphere is authentic, the service is excellent and the food is exceptional! When you try the french onion soup here, you'll never have it anywhere else. The salads are fresh and exciting. And the main courses make it difficult to select just one. I recommend the seafood crepes and the steak with pepper sauce.... More 

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Gloucester, Massachusetts
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

I have eaten here several times over about a six-year period. The atmosphere is great - like a French bistro, authentic. The food this time was not as good as in the past. One big problem, the menu never seems to change.

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Philadelphia
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30 reviews 30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

We had a great birthday meal here. The onion soup and the rabbit pasta quickly made the March chill fade away. With a large by-the-glass wine menu, we were very pleased. Only a small critique, we got a new server half way through our meal and I got the impression they wanted to close even though it wasn't even 8;... More 

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Williston Park, New York
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Went here for dinner with a group of four. Waiter took a while to finally take our order, drinks and food took a long time to arrive. Some of the wait staff not very friendly. The food was pretty good though.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Top Contributor
129 reviews 129 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

Menu has one chicken, one beef, a few fish entrees. They do a good job with vegetables and sauces. Comfortable place near the Kimmel Center, Academy of Music and a few theaters---they do a big pre-theater business. Wait staff has a bit of a brusque attitude but they do get you in and out with efficiency. Ask for a booth.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Top Contributor
74 reviews 74 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015 via mobile

This has been my go to place for a great place to eat when I am spending time with my Mom at Jefferson Hospital. Food is generally very good, service is top notch, nice little tables outside. Beer selection and wine by the glass are very good. Feels like a bistro on the Left Bank. Try it out, I have... More 

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Camp Hill, Pennsylvania
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29 reviews 29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

My husband made reservations for dinner. Initially we were sat right at the very cold door. We asked to be moved and we requested the upstairs area which is clearly nicer... it was Valentine's Day! The tables were very small and barely accommodated the plates. The menu was nothing special. My steak was cooked to my liking, but I was... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1126 Walnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19107-5883
    (12th Street)
  • Public Transportation: Take the Broad Street Line to Walnut, or the Market-Frankford Line to 11th Bus Lines: 23,47,21,42
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia>  > City Center East
  • Neighborhood: City Center East
  • Phone Number: 215-625-9535

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 40
  • Cuisine: French

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 11:30 pm

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