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Common Wealth Old City

319 Market St, Philadelphia, PA 19106-2103
+1 215-372-7581
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good32%
  • Average20%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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Seafood, American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
319 Market St, Philadelphia, PA 19106-2103
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Walked by looking for a place for lunch. Looked inviting. Not the least bit disappointed. Efficient friendly service. Hot fresh food with great flavor. Grandson proclaimed his burger “Best ever” after first resisting ordering one because he always does. Housemade chips are excellent. Pimento cheese...More

Thank Robert A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were touring the old town area and happened to like the decor. The service wa prompt and the Philly cheese steak sandwich was great. This is a very old building, part of the rainbow row houses. There was free WiFi that we enjoyed.

Thank 4historyandculture
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I love this place and we go there almost every time we're in Old City, especially on a nice day, They open the windows so that you can sit inside but still get fresh air, They also have outside seating in the front and on...More

Thank John W
Reviewed May 13, 2018 via mobile

We had a Groupon there so we tried to have a dinner. It is a nice place a stone throw's away from the main sights, so that's very convenient. The staff is nice and helpful, the place is clean and the food was fine. We...More

1  Thank borshop
Reviewed May 4, 2018

Chose to sit outside under the shade and people watch while eating a late lunch. Excellent place to eat before visiting Ben Franklin Court.

Thank Deborah G
Reviewed March 22, 2018

I purchased a Groupon just to try a new place and boy was I surprised !!!!! The food was excellent...had the she crab soup and the shrimp and scallops....omg !!!! And the young lady who was our server was terrific....

Thank Robert B
Reviewed March 7, 2018 via mobile

The food here is good and the prices are fair. Cooking has a southern flair but they still have traditional favorites like a cheese steak or burger. They have small plates, appetizers and regular meals. Good cocktail choices. Cheese steak is good but nothing special....More

Thank wperruna
Reviewed March 1, 2018

We dropped in for a Valentine's dinner and liked what we saw with the nice brick work and low lighting that gave off a cozy vibe. We were seated by the front window and we had a nice view of the evening bustle on Market...More

1  Thank Mark G
Reviewed February 15, 2018

We popped into this bar for a drink on the way back to our hotel. It's a nice bar with friendly staff. We visited during happy hour which had good prices. Also, a good selection of beers and spirits.

Thank LondonLassE1
Reviewed January 14, 2018

So disappointed in my evening here. Although my dinner was good and service was ok, I was very disappointed to find out that my groupon wasn’t accepted during restaurant week. On Open Table it says they are not accepted on holiday weekends such as Father’s...More

Thank cesloan2
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$20 - $35
Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available
Good for
Families with children, Bar scene, Special occasions
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
4:00 PM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 319 Market St, Philadelphia, PA 19106-2103
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia
  • Phone Number: +1 215-372-7581
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Common Wealth Old City is a must try in Philadelphia providing upscale, yet casual Low Country, American cuisine in the heart of the Philadelphia historic Old City District. Low-country cooking, the hallmark of our offered dining experience with strong parallels with New Orleans and Cajun cuisine, is distinguished by it's association with Southern cuisine, but distinct in it's culturally African and regional influences such as the rich diversity of seafood from the coastal estuaries in the South Carolina Low Country. Executive Chef Joe Battista brings his love of Coastal Carolina "low country" cuisine to Old City Philadelphia. He and his team focus on local, fresh, and sustainable products to ensure only the highest level of quality in every dish. The menu highlights foods local to the Charleston SC region including seafood (especially oysters), heirloom grains and fresh produce. The bar includes a selection of craft beers and 13 rotating drafts, seasonal cocktails, carefully constructed and ever-evolving wine list and a fully stocked bar with an emphasis on bourbons and whiskeys. There are also an assortment of daily drink specials and happy hour discounts as well. The interior unites the ornate charm of the south with the colonial feel of historic Philadelphia. The exterior also boasts and expanded outdoor seating area!
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