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Common Wealth Old City

319 Market St, Philadelphia, PA 19106-2103
+1 215-372-7581
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good32%
  • Average17%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
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Seafood, American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
319 Market St, Philadelphia, PA 19106-2103
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Ruin the New Year’s Eve party, oversold tickets and they closed the place before midnigth because the liquor license was expired, not recommended.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank 952andresn
Reviewed November 4, 2018 via mobile

Just walking around looking for breakfast and liked the menu. You have to try the old country “Benedict”. Very interesting southern take on Eggs Benedict. The menu is southern inspired and I could have ordered everything on it. The staff was extremely friendly and made...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Caraway96
Reviewed October 18, 2018 via mobile

Had the beer battered Fish and chips. Pretty sure it was not good, not what I was expecting anyway...

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank 930jefft
Reviewed October 13, 2018 via mobile

Great chicken and waffle lunch option set in an earthy historic building close to other follow on food and drink locations. Good price for an excellent lunch option. Service at the bar was good.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank MatthewWinfield1
Reviewed October 7, 2018 via mobile

Stopped in here for a quick bite to eat and ended up having a cheeky cocktail (homemade lemonade with homemade vodka) and shrimp and grits and a riesling. All great. Service was good too Thanks 😃

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank AML1967
Reviewed October 5, 2018 via mobile

Maura was our attentive sweet server. Our group of 6 had a lovely dinner. We split the mussels appetizer and crawfish fritters and enjoyed both. I had the house burger and a salad . My husband had the shrimp and grits. We enjoyed our entrees....More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Pioneer809151
Reviewed October 4, 2018 via mobile

This place was amazing! Maura was the best server! She was spot on ...she knew the answer for all the questions about food drinks and dessert! Food was fantastic. Ambiance very relaxing. Honestly place was amazing! Thank you for the great dinner in Philadelphia!

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank T5454UEwendyl
Reviewed August 19, 2018 via mobile

This is a nice little restaurant in the heart of Old City. You can easily walk here from most of the biggest attractions in Philadelphia. It is also across the street from the famous Franklin Fountain, where you can get good ice cream dessert. For...More

Date of visit: August 2018
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Reviewed August 1, 2018 via mobile

Walked over from the hotel for an early dinner. Greeted promptly and seated. Staff was pleasant and didn't need to ask for anything. Ordered crushpuppies; crawfish infused hushpuppies and Cattle Call Of The Day (out of pork chops). Everything was cooked to order and presentation...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Ryan B
Reviewed July 26, 2018

Amazingly good good, drinks, and service, across the street from Ben Franklin’s home and the first post office! Indoor and outdoor seating! Went for brunch and after work for cocktails! Loved the seasoned thick cut French fries!

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Kelton
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$20 - $35
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Television, Highchairs Available
Good for
Bar scene, Special occasions, Families with children
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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