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The Belgian Cafe

$$ - $$$
American, Belgian, Bar, Cafe, European, Pub
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601 N 21st St, Philadelphia, PA 19130-3535
+1 215-235-3500
11:00 am - 1:00 am
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Sun 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 1:00 am
Sat 11:00 am - 1:00 am
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Fort Lee, New Jersey
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165 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Food was great, interesting menu with philly specials and European beers and international options. We had po boy of sausage and skillet steak, both great. Pomme frittes a bit too salty, but very crispy and flavorful and sauces very good.Service is quick and layback. Overall gastrointestinal feel. I really liked the art on the walls. Fun, eclectic place. Good for... More 

Thank ldjs
San Francisco, California
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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Spring had arrived early when I stumbled across this great neighborhood pub/restaurant so I sat outside to enjoy the weather. The pommel frites were magnificent and came with this great house made smoky ketchup. I also ordered a few flavored mayonaise dipping sauses and the bourbon mayo was outstanding. My main dish was the pork schnitzel and it was excellent... More 

Thank jmoran2017
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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180 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It was warm and sunny so we opted for a sidewalk lunch. The cafe cheddar burger with a side salad my husband had was juicy and delicious. It was perfectly cooked. My lamb burger came in two sepetate pieces of pita with spinach and tomato salad. I'd have preferred and actual pita to eat as a sandwich and a slightly... More 

Thank 1superlady
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 14, 2017

We happened upon this restaurant while in Philly. Very intimate, cozy decor with a small bar area separate from the dining room. The dining area is perfect for a couple out for a romantic evening or for a larger gathering, too. The food offerings were interesting and the beer offerings superb. Unfortunately, the waiter did not listen when I ordered... More 

Thank Allison A
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144 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 1, 2017

This is the place for great beer and food. It is all good and well worth the visit. You will come back again and again, always finding something new to try and love. So if you want to try something a bit different but great, This is where you go. Gene P Coplay, PA

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Wilmington, Delaware
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 22, 2017

Just dined at Belgian Cafe. We don't eat meat and they have an amazing menu with many diverse choices. Many many beer choices. We had several "starters" including cauliflower flat bread and seitan bbq wings (YUM!). We had an ahi tuna cheese steak that was delicious. The chocolate mouse and powdered donut cookies with cranberries were the perfect finish. Service... More 

Thank DRdeb2014
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349 reviews
190 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 30, 2016

This is the next best hot restaurant in philly all the in people find their way to this hot spot for braised beef sweet and sour soups made fresh every day duck scrambled eggs, goat cheese in a most unusally prepared manner and so much more enjoy the dream trip that is now a reality... parking is easy!!!!!!

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West Sussex, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 2, 2016

This was a great find that's out of the way of the main town but thanks to a colleague I was introduced to this little gem. The restaurant is fairly sizeable but you don't really think of it as big since it's housed within a number of different parts of the same building. The food menu is extensive but the... More 

Thank Jaimie B
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108 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2016

Took 3 children here for lunch, and I think the waitress and barkeep took pity on me. The rich beer list included a range of Belgian and local beers, and they generously offered to let me taste various samples prior to making my choice. Stayed long enough to have one beer for each child in attendance, and all 3 were... More 

Thank phinneasbec
Newtown, Pennsylvania
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76 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 29, 2016

Not only do they have one of the best beer selections around, they also have one the best menus to go with it. The Mac & Cheese with Ham and Spinach was a great combination. The portions are generous and the quality of the food is right up there. My two dining partners each had the Chowder and raved about... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Belgian, Bar, Cafe, European, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Bar scene, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 1:00 am
11:30 am - 1:00 am
11:30 am - 1:00 am
11:30 am - 1:00 am
11:30 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 601 N 21st St, Philadelphia, PA 19130-3535
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia
  • Phone Number: +1 215-235-3500

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?