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Cosi

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201 S 18TH St, Philadelphia, PA 19103-5957
(215) 735-2004
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Dining options: Lunch

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  • 12
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    Very good
  • 11
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  • 2
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Excellent sandwiches and salads

I had a great sandwich and salad combination - that seemed fairly healthy. I've eaten at a couple of the Cosi restaurants in Philly and everything was always tasty. The bread they use for the sandwiches is almost like a flatbread and I believe they bake it onsite. I'd highly recommend it for a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 23, 2015
Richard G
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Philadelphia
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Philadelphia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

I had a great sandwich and salad combination - that seemed fairly healthy. I've eaten at a couple of the Cosi restaurants in Philly and everything was always tasty. The bread they use for the sandwiches is almost like a flatbread and I believe they bake it onsite. I'd highly recommend it for a light and tasty lunch or dinner.

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Alexandria, VA
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373 restaurant reviews
315 helpful votes 315 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

A very good place to start the morning in Philadelphia, Cosi has spots scattered around throughout the city. This one is very well placed on the west side so is convenient for a light bite. Start with coffee and a bagel or choose a sandwich or wrap with a breakfast touch for a bigger appetite. The bread is fresh out... More 

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Whitehall, Pennsylvania
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46 reviews 46 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

My daughter had an interview at an firm in downtown Philly and we decided to do some shopping and have lunch beforehand. We came upon Cosi and decided to have lunch there. The staff was friendly and the restaurant was very busy since it was lunch time. I had NE clam chowder and and a Cosi cobb salad. The chowder... More 

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Media, Pennsylvania
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37 reviews 37 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

One of my favorite go to spots for lunch. Always get the hummus veggie sandwich. Great quality and typically fast service depending upon the crowd.

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GRAND ISLAND
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664 reviews 664 reviews
367 restaurant reviews
411 helpful votes 411 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

this was a restaurant experience that belongs in a movie, and in fact it was, once, Jack Nicholson's Five Easy Pieces... asked for a squagel, a square sort of bagel and was told, without question, could not have one because it was 20 past 11 a.m. ... they were sitting there in a row but she couldn't serve me one... More 

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New York City, New York
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97 reviews 97 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

Stopped into COSI because the other three lunch spots were too busy today. we were 3 businessmen on a short lunch break. we actually wanted a nice place to eat with wait service etc... but COSI was not that busy so we stepped in. The lunch choices were sufficient and the counter staff pleasant. The food was prepared quickly and... More 

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Wolcott, Connecticut
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56 reviews 56 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

Impressed with quality and overall taste. Wish I had a Cosi near my home. Everything Sqaugle is awesome. Very nice staff.

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Toronto, Canada
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35 reviews 35 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013

I was greeted nicely. I had their turkey club which was good! You could hear the staff's personal conversations especially when checking out girls that walked into the restaurant. This little girl pour salt on the table, her mom just left it there. No one cleaned it up until what looked like a manager walked by it and instead of... More 

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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2013 via mobile

Just okay. If you're in a hurry and dont want to pay hotel breakfast prices. Otherwise not a fan of the place. Im sure there is a better restaurant just across the street.

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Collingswood, New Jersey
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91 reviews 91 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Cosi served us just fine for a quick bite and some coffee on a late Sunday morning, but I was very disappointed that a chain restaurant, with loads of disposable plastic coffee cups/plastic, had no recycling bins! I asked the employee if there were any, and she seemed embarrassed. I wouldn't write a 'poor' review if it were just the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 201 S 18TH St, Philadelphia, PA 19103-5957
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia>  > City Center West
  • Neighborhood: City Center West
  • Phone Number: (215) 735-2004

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Delicatessen

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