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

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  • 12
    Excellent
  • 19
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
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
Tasty lunch

We were in town dropping our daughter off at college and decided to grab a bite for lunch. Cosi offers a good selection of sandwiches, soups, salads, breakfasts, etc. I actually ordered the adobo chicken bowl and it was delicious. Everyone else with us enjoyed their choices as well. Nice location... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Gail F
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Oakhurst, New Jersey
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Oakhurst, New Jersey
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69 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were in town dropping our daughter off at college and decided to grab a bite for lunch. Cosi offers a good selection of sandwiches, soups, salads, breakfasts, etc. I actually ordered the adobo chicken bowl and it was delicious. Everyone else with us enjoyed their choices as well. Nice location for a quick, tasty, reasonably priced meal.

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Thank Gail F
Philadelphia
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18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

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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Thank Richard G
Alexandria, VA
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1,150 reviews
554 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 409 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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Thank jeffl499
Whitehall, Pennsylvania
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52 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 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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Thank kimmy5504
Media, Pennsylvania
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46 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 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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Thank MaryBenthere
GRAND ISLAND
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856 reviews
482 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 442 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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Thank DOUGANDPOLLY
New York City, New York
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130 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 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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Thank Mitchell F
Wolcott, Connecticut
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108 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 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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Thank Martin N
Toronto, Canada
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45 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 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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Thank GirlyGirlTravels
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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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: American, Delicatessen

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