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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
Open now
All hours
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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Ocean City, Maryland
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157 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW 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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93 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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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111 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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
Phila Metro Area
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99 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Their martinis are suburb - still. It is a great after hours, dinner and anytime go to place. It can get a bit pricy...since the drinks are so good you will want more.

Thank Dutton_PhilaSuburbs
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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186 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

loved this restaurant , old city great service , julie was my waitress and everything was perfect, food awesome!!!

Thank Felipe_US
Voorhees, New Jersey
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20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2016 via mobile

Took my 2 favorite girls out to dinner. Happy 19th Birthday to our wonderful daughter and Happy 27th Anniversary to my wonderful wife. Everything was awesome!!!! Appetizers, Entrees and Dessert. The Old Fashions were GREAT too!! What a nice celebration for all of us!!

Thank FirePenguin
Williamson, New York
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2016 via mobile

Eat at the Continental last morning in Philly, food was very good. We had walk by there a few nights looking for dinner. We didn't realize it also had a Martini bar and dinners. I can only review on the breakfast, but if they serve other meals like they did ours I would definitely try it out. Good service and... More 

Thank Brian L
Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania
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25 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

We thought it was a diner by looking at the outside. Then when we were seated we noticed the lamps were olives with a stick thru them. We contemplated leaving since it was a martini bar. But we had unbelievable good food & service. I had the cuban sandwich & salad. Both were excellent. My friends had grilled chicken sandwich,... More 

Thank danil47
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31 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016 via mobile

My husband and I enjoyed a tasty lunch here on Saturday afternoon. From the terrific olives on a toothpick lights to the other 50's retro furnishings we realized we were in for a treat. Attentive, pleasant waitress, great entrees and great setting made for a great Saturday afternoon!

Thank Andrea H
Philadelphia area
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394 reviews
209 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 173 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

We did a late breakfast and were pleased with the buttermilk pancakes and the huevos rancheros, but not so much as to go back for more. The service in bringing the food was prompt, but we had to seek a bus person for water refills.

Thank NorthArrow

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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, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Large groups, 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?