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Elephant & Castle Pub & Restaurant

1800 Market St, Ste 1, Philadelphia, PA 19103-3724
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Ranked #788 of 3,728 restaurants in Philadelphia
Price range: $16 - $20
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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51% Recommend
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English first
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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35 reviews 35 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

Getting later than expected on a friday evening so happy hour had to be someplace close by..my partner and i met up and went into elephant 7 castle in an ever changing hotel..it was packed, and lively...the hostess and greeter seated us in the restaurant area because of the crowd..end of the happy part of the hour...except for our server... More

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Top Contributor
178 reviews 178 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014

Seems a bit strange to have breakfast here, but I was staying in the hotel. The breakfast was fast, very good and reasonably priced. Service was excellent. I have to say, I was pleasantly surprised :)

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Chicago, Illinois
12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014

Stayed at The Sonesta hotel on a business trip. They have an Elephant & Castle, been to many, safe bet for food & drink, right? Drink, yeah, food, no. At least at this one. The first thing you will be overwhelmed with when you enter the restaurant is the smell of bleach, and not clean bleach, dirty bleach. The whole... More

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52 reviews 52 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

Good pub located at the Sonesta Hotel. Decent selection of food and beers, but not special. Service was also good, as is the atmosphere.

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Top Contributor
81 reviews 81 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

Four of us stopped here after seeing the Christmas attractions around City Hall. We were all pleasantly surprised by our luck! We were attracted to the menu choices of Shepard's Pie, Bangers and Mash, Yorkshire Pudding, and Fish & Chips. The food was tasty and filling. We also enjoyed desserts by sharing in pairs. My dh and I had the... More

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Anchorage, Alaska
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63 reviews 63 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2013

We were staying in the Sonesta Hotel, so we naturally ended up at the Elephant & Castle pub many times over the weekend. Decent prices on pints, friendly staff, and quick service made it a great meeting location. Thursday night it was packed with locals from the financial district after getting off work.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
18 reviews 18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2013

The service was great, selection of drinks was great and we loved the view from our table of the city street. Fun for people watching. Order the poutine, you will not be disappointed!

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42 reviews 42 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013

We stayed in the attached Sonesta Hotel and frequented the Elephant and Castle a few times for both food and drink. The menu options were varied and had pltey of choice for either just a snack or a more signficant meal. Service was quick and friendly. They serve food till late too which was an added bonus. The bar was... More

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2013

average menu but good drinks, sometimes loud, convenient location , average service , not as overpriced as other restaurants in the area , tasty but little on the plate for a pub,should put more food on the plate. Luck of the draw in service but servers are helpful, would go again if no better alternative.

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80 reviews 80 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

Ate here because it was in the hotel I was staying in - would come back even though it was a hotel restaurant. Good atmosphere typical pub fare with lots of beer selections.

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