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1516 South St, South Street West, Philadelphia, PA 19146-1690
+1 267-319-1366
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Mon 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tue - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Sat - Sun 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Tampa, Florida
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33 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2016 via mobile

I went here on a Saturday night and had the burger...Loved it!!!....one of the better ones I've had. Loved the toppings and the nice Lil kick of heat from the cheese, it doesn't last long and it's delicious

Thank Kevin W
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8 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016 via mobile

We had the burger special that came with a shot, a beer, a burger, and fries. It was delicious and affordable. We aren't from the area so we decided to give the wings a whirl too and I was impressed with the molasses sauce, I usually like ranch or something to take the song out but these were perfect just... More 

Thank Jennifer B
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63 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2016 via mobile

I selected this restaurant. Each of us had something different. I had the fried chicken which was a leg and ample thigh. Very good. Garlic mashed potatoes were good. When I told others at table I had mixed feelings about restaurant, they were a bit perplexed. Each said their meals were very good. The skillet corn bread was excellent. So... More 

Thank Frank B
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2016 via mobile

What a wonderful experience! Sat at the bar for dinner in this small, cozy downtown restaurant. Our bartender, Lou, mixed drinks and conversation behind his bar like the highly skilled mixologist he is! Described and recommended our entrees of mushroom bucatini for me and shells and cheese with pork BBQ for my friend. Both dishes were unlike anything else we... More 

Thank Kimberly M
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199 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2016

My daughter actually found this place on Yelp. We had a group of 8 people for brunch. It's not a big place, but very quaint, with a friendly staff. The cocktails were very good, coffee strong. Food was very good. I had the banana foster french bread which was really incredibly delicious. The other enjoyed their choices also. And yes,... More 

Thank Crazzzzs
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343 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015 via mobile

Nice casual bar/restaurant with an intriguing menu of southern and Cajun dishes. The fried chicken has a great dark crust, the burger is really juicy. The feel is slightly upscale but comfortable. Nice attentive service. Still looking for a really clear identity.

Thank PelleasPhiladelphia
Bedford, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

wait long for 8 people. Came across this place. They had a large table and happily gave it to us. The menu was very interesting with southern flare. Not your typical brunch but food was very good. I had shrimp and grits... Delicious. Staff very nice and accommodating. Highly recommend.

Thank Firstlade
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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188 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

This is definitely in my top 3 Philly restaurants thus far and I’ve tried quite a few. The service was absolutely flawless. It’s a small restaurant so definitely make a reservation. The mac and cheese is awesome, as is the fried chicken with its sweet glaze. The pimento burger’s also great. The desserts all sounded amazing, but we had a... More 

Thank Nicole R
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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125 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

my wife decided that we should have brunch this a.m. at Rex where we have been twice before and with no reservations, we arrived at 11 which is opening time. We were seated at the comfortable bar and the manager greeted us, having remembered us from before (what a great memory) I ordered huevos rancheros and barb ordered her favorite... More 

Thank animaleyedoc
Woodbury, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

We looked up "The Best Fried Chicken" and this came up. A lucky break that we found it. When we (my wife and I) arrived, we were greeted promptly. The servers are all friendly and professional. Being it was a beautiful day , we picked a table outside. We don't usually get Appetizers, but there were two that caught our... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$10 - $50
Cajun & Creole, American
Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Outdoor Seating
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Open Hours
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1516 South St, South Street West, Philadelphia, PA 19146-1690
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia
  • Phone Number: +1 267-319-1366

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?