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Cavanaugh's Restaurant & Bar

119 S 39th St, Philadelphia, PA 19104-3135 (University City)
215-386-4889
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Baltimore, Maryland
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189 reviews 189 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

This bar has a really great location and is in close proximity to many things. It is also great for large groups because it has partitioned rooms where parties can have privacy. However as a lonely bar hopper or small group, its is terrible. the downstairs portion is deserted event at 7pm on a Friday night meaning its not a... More 

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Lexington, Kentucky
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

I love the cobble stones, the original railroad outside and the history of Philadelphia. Cavanaugh's fit right in. Dark wood beams, carpet, small, the front bar has everything you need to complete the feeling of 1700's nostalgia of Philly. We went on a cool night and it just felt like I was in the 1700's. Loved it! All the locals... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2013 via mobile

Walked in to grab a beer after work. The place was dead about 6 ppl at the bar. Ordered a beer and the bartender gave it to me in a plastic cup, yuck. What is this a frat house? In looking around the bar I was the only person who had a beer in a crappy cup. I asked why... More 

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46 reviews 46 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2012 via mobile

We were absolutely taken back by the folding tables and old chairs. The painf was peeling on the walls. However ths wings were great and we were very surprised. The burger was ok and the beer was cold. The service was so so, the bar tender handled the entire restaurant. This made things a bit tough with young kids waiting... More 

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4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2012 via mobile

We had an awesome experience here. The food was fantastic! The bartender even gave us a round of free shots! Highly recommend! I will definitely come here again the next time I'm in Philly.

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4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2012 via mobile

Staff are friendly and attentive, bar food is good and drinks are well priced. The bar can get busy but is usually chilled with a nice atmosphere. Check out the specials.

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Pennsylvania
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10 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2012

My wife and I stopped in here before a show at the Blockley and at first we were reluctant because of how jam packed the place was with college students. There happened to be an empty table so we sat down and immediately were given great service. We got some Teriyaki wings and Potato skins, and a couple beers. Everything... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2012

wanted to eat fancy, but spouse wanted to watch the knicks game. stayed in University City, so the only place with the station was Cavanaughs. Bar like, kitchen table type decor but despite my misgivings the food was pretty tasty! Salad was good, as were the French onion soup (!), ribs, burgers etc. Beer was fine lots of selection, service... More 

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Trieste
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2012

If are dwelling in University City and are fed up with the varsity people go to Cavanaugh's on 39th & Samson for cheap beer (Yuengling at 2,75) and try their hamburgers

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Philadelphia
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16 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2010

We were in Philly to see a comedian and wanted a low key (read: cheap) dinner at a bar. Cavanaugh's was a good choice. There's a good selection of brews on tap and the burgers were very good. Service was fast. It's an average bar, but hey, that's what we were looking for.

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Additional Information about Cavanaugh's Restaurant & Bar

Address: 119 S 39th St, Philadelphia, PA 19104-3135
Phone Number: 215-386-4889
Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia>  > University City
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Monday 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Tuesday 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Wednesday 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Thursday 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Friday 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Saturday 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Cuisine: American, Italian

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