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The Continental

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City Center East
American, International, Spanish
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138 Market St., Philadelphia, PA 19106
12159236069
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5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
10:30 am - 4:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Wed 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 3:30 pm
Thu - Sat 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Sat - Sun 10:30 am - 4:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Drinks, Dinner, Late Night, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

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  • 170
    Excellent
  • 166
    Very good
  • 54
    Average
  • 14
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good Substantial salads

Great salad entree selections. Calamari Salad was great. Had Lettuce wraps, and french fries with a spicy mustard alio oli that were quite tasty. Nice champagne choices by the glass. The service was great at the bar for lunch.

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 5, 2016
chefstarr
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philadelphia
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Maryland
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79 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

So my friends said they walk past this place all the time and we decided to finally go in and WOW, what a great place. Well they have these cool retro wicker basket seats hanging from the ceiling, these cool retro Lincoln Continental looking booth seats with a modern feel. Our waitress Daniella recommended the specials for breakfast and it... More 

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Thank yayaflirt
philadelphia
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17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

Great salad entree selections. Calamari Salad was great. Had Lettuce wraps, and french fries with a spicy mustard alio oli that were quite tasty. Nice champagne choices by the glass. The service was great at the bar for lunch.

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Thank chefstarr
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015

This restaurant is in a great location and has great libations and great food. They have the best shoestring fries I've ever had. Overall we selected the tuna tacos, the pork tacos, cheesesteak eggrolls, steak frites, the jumbo lump crab pad thai, and the grilled octopus. I would definitely recommend this restaurant to anyone with an adventurous palette and someone... More 

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Thank Zach S
New York City, New York
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49 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015

Just had a great meal here. The food was delicious and beautiful; the service was stellar and the restaurant had a great vibe.

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Thank Leo R
Lafayette Hill, Pennsylvania
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114 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Really great food, eclectic menu and cool '50's diner ambiance. Great for lunch or dinner or late night snack.

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Thank rikster29
Illinois
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114 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015 via mobile

Ate here on a Friday evening with a party of 6 and had a wonderful meal. We elected to eat everything family style in courses. Started with the continental salad and edamame. Next had the fries, meatballs, sea bass and cheesesteak egg rolls (which are a hit!) everything was flavorful and easy to share. I thought the prices were very... More 

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Thank MLB33
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18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015

Stopped by with my kids for an early dinner. We arrived prior to the official dinner hour (5 pm) so we had to order from different menu. Decided on the STEAMED EDAMAME, BARBEQUE CHICKEN QUESADILLA , and VIETNAMESE SUMMER ROLL. The Quesadilla was excellent, summer roll was very good, but the edamame came out limp and very late. The waiter... More 

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Thank jdk4560
Haddonfield, NJ
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38 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2015

My friend and I treated a colleague to lunch at the Continental for her birthday. The place was packed out the front door at 12:10 so we were glad we had a reservation. But all of the smaller tables were full, so they seated us at a huge corner booth suitable for 8 people. We appreciated the fact that they... More 

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Thank Barbara E
Annapolis
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34 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015

Ok food, nice service, very noisy downstairs, had a private room upstairs, ordinary food. I would not go back.

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Thank MaryLynn1
Mt Olive NJ
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41 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015

a modernized take on an old style diner, nice decor, music, full bar... the food was handled well and tasty, the presentation was good too... cool lighting over the tables, easy to miss when seated...

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 138 Market St., Philadelphia, PA 19106
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia>  > City Center East
  • Neighborhood: City Center East
  • Phone Number: 12159236069

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: American, International, Spanish

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
10:30 am - 4:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:30 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:30 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:30 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 3:30 pm
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Friday
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
10:30 am - 4:00 pm

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