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Continental Restaurant and Martini Bar

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
City Center East
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138 Market St., Philadelphia, PA 19106
+1 215-923-6069
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:30 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Wed 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 3:30 pm
Thu - Sat 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Sat - Sun 10:30 am - 4:00 pm
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Alexandria, United States
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We visited on 1/15/2017. We sat at the bar and the vibe of the restaurant is really good. We looked at the drink menu and there were interesting drinks seemingly based on vodka. Not so much of a focus on a Martini though. When we inquired about a Martini we were told they typically use Ketel One vodka unless a... More 

Thank Charles C
New York City, New York
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Fun modern take on the timeless diner. Classic old Greek corner spot redone to become a new Philly standard. Super friendly service, great drinks, all day breakfast and other nice menu options. Love this place!

Thank dps_nyc
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100 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Boy did we have a blast bringing in the New Year! The staff, the drinks, the people, the bartenders were all simply amazing! The environment and atmosphere is just conducive to whatever night you feel like you need to celebrate! The music upon entry was inviting. We will be returning over and over again!

Thank angelampowell
Austin, TX
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Continental is a chain of mid-priced restaurants serving a range of American and Asian-inspired dishes. The food is fresh. The service is good. They accommodate special diets. They serve enormous portions. After eating there, you may not need to eat for the rest of the week. The bar is also well-stocked and the bar staff is knowledgeable.

Thank utpsy
Williamstown, NJ
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49 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We walked in at lunch, no wait even tho a good crowd. I ordered the Big Bang breakfast and a perfect Mimosa. The BB was delicious with bacon, perfect scrambled eggs, 2 huge pancakes, sausage and potatoes and toast. Huge and delicious! The place is so much bigger on the inside with sound absorbing walls, so a conversation doable. I... More 

Thank Sandy R
Independence, Missouri
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34 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had a very delicious bacon cheeseburger and a terrific martini. The restaurant had a nice sort of 50s feel to it and I sat at the bar and had a great conversation with a perfect stranger. Nice place to just hang out and grab a bite to eat.

Thank Steve W
Bethany Beach
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 7, 2016 via mobile

My wife and I walked to continental from the Wyndham on arch St. The several block walk was pleasant and upon arrival we were greeted with kindness. Our waitress told us of several dishes that were recommended and stated that we might want to share. We had the continental salad and steak and cheese egg roll. Glad we shared, because... More 

Thank Tusab70
Ocean City, Maryland
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160 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 4, 2016 via mobile

We read about Continental Diner on TripAdvisor and thought it sounded like a good lunch destination. When we asked for a dinner recommendation, our hotel suggested the same place. Surprise! It seems to be the same property as Continental Rest & Martini Bar! Great dinner, very tasty. Interesting concept of small and big plates. The only salads on the menu... More 

Thank 2BeAlive
Doylestown, Pennsylvania
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96 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 25, 2016

with a block to the Arden Theater we opted to have lunch at the Continental prior to the matinee. we were not disappointed. Five of us, some with special diets, all had a wonderful lunch in this Diner type restaurant on Market Street, Food was wonderful, prices good and exceptional service, even asking us if we were going to the... More 

Thank floss757
Baltimore, Maryland
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112 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 12, 2016 via mobile

Two of us had good omelettes, but hash browns were so-so. Told waitress and manager came over and offered a replacement of our choice. I had a great burger with delicious mushroom soup. A happy, lively place. Colorful martini bar. Go with friends and have a fun time!

Thank Beautifuldays2013

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Bar, International, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout
Good for
Large groups, Special occasions, Families with children, Bar scene
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
10:30 am - 4:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:30 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:30 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:30 pm
11:30 am - 3:30 pm
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
10:30 am - 4:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 138 Market St., Philadelphia, PA 19106
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia>  > City Center East
  • Neighborhood: City Center East
  • Phone Number: +1 215-923-6069

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