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138 Market St., Philadelphia, PA 19106 (City Center East)
(215) 923-6069
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Ranked #192 of 3,806 Restaurants in Philadelphia
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $1 - $20
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
Cuisines: American, Tapas, International
Neighborhood: City Center East
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Good for: Bar scene, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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English first
Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

This was a fantastic experience, food way great. There was 6 of us for dinner everyone thought there food was excellent. Service started out poor but a new waiter took over ( we did not ask for a new waiter) and he was excellent. I will be going back again.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

I love so many dishes in The Continental, but I am so missing the lobster mashed potatoes ! ( And many of my friends )They were my all time favorite thing that I have ever eaten in my life. I also loved the Teriyaki Filet Mignon. They were my favorites and were taken off the menu. I was just there... More 

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Atco, New Jersey
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51 reviews 51 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

We stopped in for a few drinks at the end of the night. Had a pleasant time and the bartender was very good. Drinks were good and we did enjoy ourselves. We will go back.

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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

On our occasional trips to Philly, we usually try to be sure we stop here for a cocktail. Aside from the fact that the cocktails are very good, the food is just as good. Add those two things to the great service and the cool building itself..It's a 'gotta go's place.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

Always enjoy having dinner or lunch here. The menu has many interesting items to choose from and the food is always tasty. We enjoy the large salads and vegetables - always plenty for sharing. This is a good restaurant to go to before a movie or show as the service was prompt and we had ample time to enjoy dinner... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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75 reviews 75 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

in a silverstrea- type diner is a young energy, cool place for breakfast and lunch. regular comfort food with a nice touch in the kitchen. we went one morning and went back for breakfast, but found it closed on Monday- boo hoo. friendly staff. good sized portions, and reasonably prices.

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New Jersey
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55 reviews 55 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

The food was very good here-we ordered lots of smaller items and shared. The big hit of the night was the French Onion Soup Dumplings-a big hit at the table. We also had Thai Chicken Lettuce Wraps, Grilled Thai Chicken Skewers, Steamed Edamame and the Teriyaki Filet Mignon. All were perfectly prepared and absolutely delicious. Travelers note: If they tell... More 

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New Jersey
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92 reviews 92 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

Went for lunch and enjoyed extremely friendly service and above average food. The place looks a bit dated from the outside, and inside may not be luxurious, but I got there for the food and not to judge the furniture or the lighting. Had the Po Boy, which was big enough for a solo meal; soft rice shell and crunchy... More 

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Oreland, Pennsylvania
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

I really enjoyed The Continental on Market East. I was surprised as it was very different from the other location in the city. This one seemed to have more of an Asian mix to the cuisine, which I love. The Rad Nah was awesome! Highly recommended.

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Woodbridge, Connecticut
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107 reviews 107 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Consistently good food, that ranges from onion soup dumplings to a great quinoa salad. Great choice and fun.

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Additional Information about The Continental

Address: 138 Market St., Philadelphia, PA 19106
Phone Number: (215) 923-6069
Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia>  > City Center East
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
Average Prices: USD 1 - 20
Cuisine: American, Tapas, International

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