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“Great Place for Lunch When Visiting Independence Hall” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Red Owl Tavern

Red Owl Tavern
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Ranked #41 of 4,317 Restaurants in Philadelphia
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: American, Bar, Pub
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Corner of 5th & Chestnut
Transit: Market East Station - When exiting the station walk East on Market Street until you reach 5th street. Make a right onto Chestnut St. For additional directions please see http://www.monaco-philadelphia.com/map/index.html
Seaford, Virginia
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55 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Great Place for Lunch When Visiting Independence Hall”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 24, 2013

I stopped at this Tavern with my teenaged boys while visiting Philadelphia to see Independence Hall, Liberty Bell, and nearby historical attractions. We were in need of a cold beverage as it was blazing hot in Philly. We found not only cold beverage but great tavern food and atmosphere as well. If you plan to see Independence Hall, you can't beat the Red Owl Tavern as a nearby place to fill up while waiting for your tour time to arrive (Independence Hall tour tickets are available for free at Independence Visitor Center).

  • Visited July 2013
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Thank Yatter
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Natalie P, General Manager at Red Owl Tavern, responded to this review, August 10, 2013
Hey Yatter!

Red Owl Tavern is definitely in the perfect location if you're touring Historic Philadelphia! I'm so glad that we were able to give you a little break during the heat wave- a cold drink and good food help also! We would love to see you again in the near future!

Cheers,
Natalie Pineda
General Manager
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Greenville, South Carolina
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“Lively place with good bar food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 24, 2013

You can sit outside and look at Independence hall....enjoy the libations and the active, fun gatherings...

Visited July 2013
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Thank krandy21784
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Natalie P, General Manager at Red Owl Tavern, responded to this review, August 10, 2013
Hi Krandy21784,

There's nothing better than being able to enjoy a great drink while sitting next to some of the most historic sites in America! I am so glad that you had the chance to stop by while visiting Philadelphia. We hope to see you again very soon.

Cheers,
Natalie Pineda
General Manager
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New York City, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Respite in the Heat”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 23, 2013

We stayed at the Monaco recently so this was a convenient stop for lunch after touring the historic district in record heat. Staff very friendly and welcoming. We splt soup and sandwich at the bar. Both were really good. The bartender weas very friendly and suggested a few other establishments in the area. Worth a try if you are either at the Monaco or in the historic district looking for a good deal.

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Thank Tim D
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Natalie P, General Manager at Red Owl Tavern, responded to this review, August 10, 2013
Hey Tim D,

I am so glad that we were able to be your respite from those ridiculously high temperatures! Thank you for stopping in to Red Owl while visiting the City of Brotherly Love. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

Cheers,
Natalie Pineda
General Manager
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Palos Verdes Estates, California, United States
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“Cute restaurant by Independence Hall”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 21, 2013

Enjoyed our couple of meals at the Red Owl Tavern.
Our service was excellent.
Loved sitting upstairs.
Would love to have had more historic info, maybe on the menu, shared.
Close to the center, within the Monaco Hotel.

  • Visited July 2013
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Thank Pat S
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Natalie P, General Manager at Red Owl Tavern, responded to this review, July 29, 2013
Hi Patricia S,

Thank you for choosing Red Owl while visiting Philly. We are right in the heart of all of the history, isn't it cool that you can see Independence Hall from our windows? We hope to see you again very soon!

Cheers,
Natalie Pineda
General Manager
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Wausau, Wisconsin, United States
1 review
“Good Breakfast :)”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 21, 2013

Good breakfast - the french toast was wonderful. Great Service too. The food came out hot and yummy. They kept the coffee filled for you. A little pricey.

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Thank Deb G
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Natalie P, General Manager at Red Owl Tavern, responded to this review, July 29, 2013
Hi Deb G,

Starting your morning off with a good breakfast is so important! I am glad that we were able to provide you with that while visiting Philadelphia! The cinnamon bread french toast is a great choice- sweet yet savory and delicious! We would love to see you again next time you're in town.

Cheers,
Natalie Pineda
General Manager
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