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Ms. Tootsie's Restaurant Bar Lounge

$$ - $$$
City Center East
American, Bar, Pub
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1314 South St, Philadelphia, PA 19147-1823
+1 215-985-9001
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Tue - Thu 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 2:00 am
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New Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
1 review
Reviewed October 23, 2013 via mobile

I took my wife to Ms Tootsies for a great dinner for our Anniversary. When we arrived and ordered it took out main course about 45min to arrive. While the catfish appetizers we great! Everything we ordered as a main course was uneatable. The smothered chicken was extra salty. The ribs we all fat, the string beans we smothered in... More 

Thank Lilbitz427
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69 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed September 26, 2013

Well this restaurant was pleasing from start to finish! My wife and I was looking for somewhere to have what we would consider home cooked Soul food so decided to eat here. We arrived to be seated immediately by a very polite Hostess at a suitable table by the open wall. Our server was not far behind and was very... More 

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
1 review
Reviewed September 13, 2013

The atmosphere in this RESTAURANT IS RELAXING AND EXILARATING AT THE SAME TIME. Love is the primary ingredient in these delectable menu items and those drinks ......OOOOOLAAAALAAA. My granddaughter celebrated her17th birthday with 19 CAPA AND ELEONE DANCE friends. You know teens are our greatest CRITICS.........they were ELATED by the service and special attention they felt. . I'VE dined alone... More 

1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed September 4, 2013

Customer service is paramount, love is the primary ingredient in the preparation of food, and joy is what you feel in every bite. Just say oooolala after every sip of those luscious drinks. Visit or you will miss the experience of a lifetime.

1 Thank ladyte
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed September 3, 2013

Ive been here more than 5 times. The portion size is great, but food is ok. Either way it is way overpriced. Great ambiance was great for a date. The staff could be a lot more attenentive to your dining needs. To be such a chic place its quite embarassing when your waiter/waitress shoves dinner napkins or door stops under... More 

Thank rembert72
Roselle Park, New Jersey
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed August 26, 2013

I was here with a friend August 2013. While the food was excellent, the enviroment was even better. Very chic and savvy for a small place. All the servers wore white and were polite and attentive. The very eclectic scenaery was not a bad touch, with the walls being white and resenblence of a leather couch cushions. I had a... More 

Thank shante1115
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed August 12, 2013

I'm a Philadelphian so I feel awkward giving a hometown restaurant a mediocre/poor review. Ok... If you like good soul food and can careless about customer service then this might be the place for you. My boyfriend and I dined here Aug 2013. The Host didn't acknowledge us waiting at the door.. We watched them stand at the back podium... More 

Thank JoyThePhillyRater
Richmond, Virginia
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27 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed August 6, 2013

I can't say enough about this place. The food was amazing. I truly enjoyed my whole meal. Big portions. The atmosphere was just as good as the food. Nice vibes. Definitely will make another visit when in Philly.

Thank Enjoi_Life
Baltimore, Maryland, United States
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed August 3, 2013

We arrived at 9:30PM on a Saturday and had no wait to be seated. The food was really good! I had the smothered pork chops with candied yams and okra, corn and tomatoes. My friend ordered the shrimp and grits, but the grits were not good at all! The grits need to be more creamy... they should try to make... More 

Thank Lori B
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
1 review
Reviewed July 30, 2013

Boy did I luck up.........I managed to treat my Mother, Sister and a friend from work during a promotion time and I must tell you the food was to die for....and I'm talking about for an 80+ year older! The restaurant is fabulous, service was only to helpful and to think I didn't do the cooking myself, OMG!!...... I've invited... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Takeout, Television, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Bar scene, Special occasions
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 2:00 am
5:00 pm - 2:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1314 South St, Philadelphia, PA 19147-1823
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia>  > City Center East
  • Neighborhood: City Center East
  • Phone Number: +1 215-985-9001

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