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Caribou Cafe

Certificate of Excellence
City Center East
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1126 Walnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19107-5883 (12th Street)
11:30 am - 11:30 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 11:30 pm
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43 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lovely French Bistro cooking with tasty food. Our first visit and would definitely go back for more if visiting the City again.

Thank Karen B
Phoenix, Arizona
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115 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Three of us went here for Saturday lunch. Although just a stone throw away from City Hall, the ambiance transports you to the sidewalks of Paris. We sat at a table outside on the sidewalk, separated from the pedestrians by a railing and boxwood planters. It is very nice here for lunch as you are in the shade. The decor... More 

Thank chochunter
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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76 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2016

We stopped in for a happy hour pint and a glass of wine. I liked the decor and service was excellent. It was a really nice day out and the patio was open. Wish we would have had more time to sit out and people watch.

Thank Hurl_Grey
Levittown, Pennsylvania
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53 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2016

visited this week before theater and what a pleasant experience. bar is incredible and friendly and food and service top notch! Food is typical of French bistro! And cannot beat the Happy Hour prices! can't say enough about the seafood vol au vont provancal that i had! Ran a little late, so no time for desert! but don't miss this... More 

Thank tmulholland7
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2016

BEST place to eat in Philadelphia. Get the mussels! Every meal I have ever ordered has been spectacular. Great ambiance... lovely in the spring & summer with the doors open.

Thank Kim H
Sao Paulo, SP
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016 via mobile

Cosy place, excellent food ( I had the chilean salmon). Mouth watering desert menu! Highly recommend hanging out here.

Thank Dennis G
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2016

Good place to meet a friend for lunch. Easy walk from Downtown Marriott. Pleasant service - very good quiche.

Thank P366y
Rocky Mount, North Carolina
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16 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2016 via mobile

Great bistro with a solid French menu. Escargot in puff pastry was yummy, atmosphere was very authentic bistro. Service was friendly and quick.

Thank smoorec
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2016

steak tartare was fantastic. my husband got the burger - it was large, juicy, and came with remoulade he was happy! the whole scene felt like we were transported away as if we were going back in time at a french cafe, the way I felt when I saw Midnight in Paris. next time will try the duck pate sliders.... More 

Thank jon276
New York City, New York
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140 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2016 via mobile

Nice place in center city. The desserts are amazing. I loved the crème brûlée. The steak frites as an entry was great! Definitely worth a try.

Thank OssamaGhazal

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
French, Gluten Free
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Open Hours
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 11:30 pm
11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1126 Walnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19107-5883
    (12th Street)
  • Public Transportation: Take the Broad Street Line to Walnut, or the Market-Frankford Line to 11th Bus Lines: 23,47,21,42
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia>  > City Center East
  • Neighborhood: City Center East
  • Phone Number: 215-625-9535

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