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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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East Passyunk Crossing - Phila
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Charming French bistro with excellent wine and cocktail selection. Luncheon was crepes with side salad or pomme frites, which they call french fries tax and tip $30 each and we skipped drinks. Seafood crepe was grand, the Country crepe was a bit salty... when you have ham and cheese DON'T add salt! Though the atmosphere is darling the staff was... More 

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I ate here the other day, with many recommendations from friends. Was really disappointed, the sliders really needed a sauce, and my ravioli was really just one big 21 dollar ravioli...it was really weird and hard to eat. The server was nice but they were unprofessional, I saw them talking and casually drinking sodas in front of the guests from... More 

Thank jweiland15
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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50 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Had a dinner with business colleagues here this week. Very good variety on menu (though not much for vegetarians), including sandwiches, crepes and more substantial meals. Happy hour prices were great for beer and wine and appetizers. My dish was very good-a mix of seafood in a puff pastry-very fresh scallops and shrimp. My dining partners all said their meals... More 

Thank LSAJ2014
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45 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016

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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117 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016

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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78 reviews
60 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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61 reviews
44 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
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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

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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 Options
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?