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3025 Walnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19104-3402 (University City)
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Ranked #897 of 3,806 Restaurants in Philadelphia
Price range: $30 - $30
Sun 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Wed 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thu - Fri 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: American
Neighborhood: University City
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Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: 30th Street
Transit: We're located just two blocks from 30th Street Train Station!! Easy access from the Market/Frankfort line and various parts of the city; or use any of the regional rail lines from any of the outlying areas.
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English first
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

If you are anywhere in the Phila, (now also Wilmington Del) area, always keep an eye on the upstairs and downstairs entertainment schedule. This is our favorite location to see the folk or rock groups that we like (ones who are still affordable for a medium size venue). You will see folks who are featured on TV, Grammy winners of... More 

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Wayne, Pennsylvania
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23 reviews 23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

Frankly food is an afterthought at this an venue. The staff is wonderful and attentive the food is average.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014 via mobile

Probably the worst service I have ever experienced. The staff treated our group horribly, by talking down to many guests. I would never recommend any group to host your event here unless you want bad food or want your guests treated poorly. Honestly, I cannot believe this venue still operates with such awful employees

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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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24 reviews 24 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

We attended the Dave Barnes concert in the downstairs venue where we had reserved seats. The show started at 8:00, but we got there early to get something to eat. We were approached quickly by our server, who was attentive all night. We ordered drinks - draft beer for me and a signature cocktail for her - which arrived quickly.... More 

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228 reviews 228 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

Venturing out for a day in Philly over the weekend of the Hercules storm, we found the first three attractions on our agenda closed due to snow emergency. Checking our phones, we found the FREE Friday noon concert still on. As newbies, we asked how this works... We could get lunch, but not til 11:30, so we found a great... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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123 reviews 123 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2013

I want to give WCL more stars, because it’s just about the best place in town for live, diverse, affordable music. So run, don’t walk, if you want to hear fine music in a fine setting and choose from a decent, sometimes even interesting, selection of beers on tap and in bottles. Just don’t eat there! The menu offers standard... More 

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New Jersey
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157 reviews 157 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2013 via mobile

I've enjoyed just about 30 concerts at World Cafe Live since 2005. I have seen artists perform upstairs as well as downstairs. Just note that at some of the upstairs shows some people are there to socialize with each other rather than take in the show; the background conversations can compete with performances. Just sit closer to the stage; it... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

I love live music and local Philadelphia concert venues. But World Cafe Live has the worst food and beverage service of any music venue I have attended in the city. We went to a concert there on a Saturday night and waited over 20 minutes for a waitress after being seated. We then had to ask TWICE for a waitress... More 

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Top Contributor
89 reviews 89 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
151 helpful votes 151 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

This is a review of UPSTAIRS at World Cafe Live. We were there to see a particular performance ay 9pm so made reservations for 7:30 - always good idea as you get best seats. Food was nearly all apps and sandwiches which were good and huge portion of fries came with sandwiches (or you can have salad). There is music... More 

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Carneys Point, New Jersey
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169 reviews 169 reviews
148 restaurant reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2013

Went to the Restaurant for bite before a Red Carpet Event. Nice relaxed atmosphere. Bar looked calming. We were quickly ushered to our table and service was quick in the begging. A very nice menu. Food came out promptly. Daily Happy Hour Specials. Our Server was Kind, Courteous and Friendly. The Food was Very Good. I had the Duck Con... More 

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Additional Information about World Cafe Live

Address: 3025 Walnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19104-3402
Phone Number: 267-295-2900
Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia>  > University City
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
Cuisine: American

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