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$8 - $15
American, Cafe, Deli
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Vegetarian Friendly
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0.4 miles from Independence National Historical Park
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Reviewed January 31, 2020

Boxed lunch is listed correctly in the catering menu as a half of a sandwich, fruit, and dessert for $12. Was not prepared for what I opened, however. Pics are attached. Not exactly "gourmet". Definitely hit the rest of the description, but buyer beware.

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed August 26, 2019

I was out exploring Philly on foot and passed up a dozen other delis in my search for lunch. Waterfront looked perfect at first and I quickly recognized it is beyond perfect. Most likely the best deli in the entire city. I'm glad I stopped...and I will return for lunch the next time I'm in Philadelphia.More

Date of visit: August 2019
Reviewed August 14, 2019

My son and I stayed at the Holiday Inn Express Penn's Landing a block or so away from here. It is on the way to/from the PHLASH stop. My son and I had Ham and Cheese subs that had ALOT of ham and were fantastic....So much so, we went back the next day. This time I had a Ham and Cheese sandwich. Which was also wonderful. The staff was pleasant, patient - for those who were not sure what to choose and social -able - for those who appreciate staff that are interested in you, not just making a sale. When we return to Philadelphia, we will do our best to return.More

Date of visit: August 2019
Reviewed April 28, 2019

We didn't want to walk all the way up Market street while we were staying on the river. Decent prices and great food. We had the turkey hoagie and the apple cranberry salad. Great food, very good service.

Date of visit: April 2019
Reviewed September 24, 2018 via mobile

My mother, 68 y/o father, 14 y/o son and I came here on a visit to Philly. It was a Thursday morning for breakfast around 830. We were able to walk directly to the counter and order without difficulty. My mom had the yogurt with...fruit and said it was one of the best she had had. My son had a Cuban and it was very flavorful and pressed well. My dad had the Mexican burrito he did not complain about it which was a good sign. I had the waterfront lox. The bagel had a great chew to it. It had plenty of lox and capers too. A satisfying meal. I would recommend sitting and eating this unless you have a very big mouth. I also had the cappuccino which was great. The atmosphere is small yet clean and trendy. There were a few people to come in and order whilst we ate but it never became overly crowded. You do not overlook the water though.More

Date of visit: September 2018
Reviewed July 22, 2018

Stopped in after a hot day at the museum. Drinks were cold and refreshing. Got a Reuben, which I found to be in the top 20% of Reubens I've had anywhere. The only negative I have to say about this place is that they have...one big trash can with no recycling bins. The drinks we had were in glass bottles and aluminum cans, so it would have been nice to have recycle bins there. I asked the clerk if they had a recycling bin and she said "no, you can just drop them in the trash." When I protested and said I wanted a bag to take the empties with me she then said "oh, well I can recycle them back here." I trusted her, but as I walked away I heard her drop them in what sounded like the trash can I saw right behind her. I hope that wasn't the case. I believe that is incumbent upon establishments these days to do so. Maybe not everyone agrees, but I am sure there are others like me who will be turned off. So, make it simple and put out a recycling bin. You will then please ALL customers. We all need to do our part for the environment.More

Date of visit: July 2018
Reviewed July 14, 2018

This is a great place to stop by when exploring the river front area. My favorite thing to do is stroll on over with my Everything bagel with cream cheese & salmon and coffee to nearby Race Street Pier for the perfect setting to enjoy...this perfect bagel nosh. Everything on the menu is good and they are extremely accommodating. You can choose to dine inside or they do offer outside seating in front; too bad the marina sidewalk area is private property. Large selection and always fresh.More

Date of visit: July 2018
Reviewed November 3, 2017

We had a great catered platter from Waterfront Gourmet with wraps. They did a good selection of meats, generous portions. Even the vegetarian wraps were very tasty. The price was reasonable and delivery on time.

Date of visit: October 2017
Reviewed April 7, 2017

This place is the best! Their wraps are so good, soup, cake, coffee, there isn't anything that I don't think is amazing at this Deli. They are so friendly! The facility is clean and the prices are perfect. I've actually ordered and brought it home...for the family. The deli meat is quality. Oh I forgot about the salads! They are amazing too! It's a real treat! Thanks guys for a great meal! I've been here a lot of times and thought I should make sure I do a review because they are so great!More

Date of visit: April 2017
Daniel K, Owner at Waterfront Gourmet Cafe & Deli, responded to this reviewResponded April 10, 2017

Thank you for the kind words! We appreciate your support and are thrilled that you enjoy the Cafe & food.

Reviewed December 12, 2016 via mobile

Ate breakfast here every morning of our 3 day stay in Philadelphia! Being vegetarians, there was a great variety of paninis and sandwiches which were all delicious and most definitely gourmet. Some of our favourites included the tomato and mozzarella panini, veggie hummus, avocado toast...and arugula salad. My husband is a bit of a coffee snob and said the coffee here is beautifully made and delicious! The staff too were so friendly and outgoing. Overall the perfect breakfast, lunch or dinner cafe with great staff and great food - couldn't recommend it more!More

Date of visit: December 2016
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  • Yes, Waterfront Gourmet Cafe & Deli offers takeout services.

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  • Waterfront Gourmet Cafe & Deli is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
    • Food: 4
    • Service: 4.5
    • Value: 4