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Caribou Cafe

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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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11:30 am - 11:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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  • 69
    Excellent
  • 68
    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
Nice meal

I went for happy hour and had the Alsace styled meats and sauerkraut. Very nice and generous portions. Staff is very nice and the atmosphere was very friendly.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 24, 2015
TravelinRobT
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Waterloo, New York
Good for:
  • Romantic
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  • French first
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English first
New Jersey, USA
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23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

We visited the Caribou twice, once for drinks and once for a late supper. Both times we sat outside in the enclosed seating area, which was delightful. The wait staff was friendly and helpful. The café itself is very attractive. We had excellent drinks and ate the medium cheese platter, which had a nice variety of cheeses, and a seafood... More 

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Bloomington, Indiana
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30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Ate brunch here today. Lots of butter, which of course is always tasty! Had a crepe with ham, cheese and mushrooms, which was very good. Their fries are amazing. My husband had steak with scrambled eggs and seafood on it that he thought was amazing(except there were too many peppercorns on it).

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Waterloo, New York
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95 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

I went for happy hour and had the Alsace styled meats and sauerkraut. Very nice and generous portions. Staff is very nice and the atmosphere was very friendly.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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36 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

We have been coming here for a long time, and it never disappoints. Come for a pastis at the bar, come for brunch and a bloody Mary. The food is excellent and the atmosphere takes you back to that romantic place you visited your junior year abroad. There is outdoor dining if you want to sit facing the street like... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

After a long day of taking in the Philadelphia sights we stopped to take a light happy hour and were not disappointed. Recommended for their wine list and location (adjacent to Walnut Street) the happy hour was superb. A glass of wine along with salmon rilette sliders and salmon flat bread pizza went a long way in reviving our tired... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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97 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

We ate here for dessert one night. The atmosphere and service was wonderful as were the dessert, I'd like to go back and try for dinner!

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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30 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

Two friends and I really enjoyed the food here: delicious bread, entrees and desserts plus really friendly service. We were able to get a table outside on the sidewalk, a charming spot. All in all it was a terrific experience. It's a great place to take visitors to Philly.

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Hermitage, Tennessee
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47 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

The Caribou Cafe was within walking distance of our hotel while visiting Philadelphia. We made reservations, and were glad we did, because the place was full when we arrived and we had only a brief wait to be seated. My husband ordered the pre-fix meal with salad, Chilean salmon, and chocolate mousse. i had the soup of the day, which... More 

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Pennsylvania
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61 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

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