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“Fun Friday Night Food”
Review of The Happy Rooster

The Happy Rooster
Ranked #987 of 4,461 Restaurants in Philadelphia
Price range: $0 - $30
Cuisines: American, Pub
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Dining options: Lunch
Neighborhood: City Center West
Description: Conveniently located within walking distance of Rittenhouse Square, The Happy Rooster is a Philadelphia icon that has been serving delicious food for over four decades. With the exception of a whimsical rooster-themed stained glass window, the exterior of this corner bar is unassuming. Once inside however, quiet music and low lights create a relaxing atmosphere to enjoy drinks or a fabulous meal. Perched throughout in every size and medium, roosters definitely rule this roost!
Reviewed June 14, 2014 via mobile

A small bar and nostalgic leather booths set the scene for a fun dining experience! The mussels, fish tacos, guac and lobster roll were promptly delivered and did not disappoint.

Thank JMarieH
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Reviewed June 11, 2014

My wife and I spent a day in Philly last week and stopped at this restaurant for lunch. Luckily, we were able to be seated at an outdoor table on what was a gorgeous sunny day. We both ordered the lamb gyro, which was one of the tastiest (and neatest) gyros we have ever tasted. The sides of french fries were also outstanding, as you could tell they were sliced from fresh potatoes and not frozen in any way. Supplemented with a nice cold bottle of Yards' Philadelphia Pale Ale, the lunch was perfect.

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Thank Tom E
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Reviewed June 1, 2014 via mobile

So this place is surrounded by modern looking, hip restaurants and bars... It could be easily overlooked.

Take a couple of steps in and you will feel like you are on the set of Cheers. This is an actual local bar in Center City!!!!

Come with eyes wide open and you will enjoy the libations and the people watching.

Thank HoldenBea
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Reviewed April 27, 2014

Enjoy the cozy bar atmosphere and have some good food. Rock octopus app very tasty as well as the chicken cheese steak and fries. Good service and great music added to our nice time.

Thank Jon E
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Reviewed January 25, 2014

I really like the Happy Rooster. I've been here several times over the last few years because of the neighborhood bar feeling I get when I go. I'm not from Philly but I travel there often and usually stop by the Rooster every trip to have a cocktail or take a business associate to experience it. There are some tables and a couple booths-- some of the booths have cracked vinyl seats which I find charming. The Happy Rooster remains authentic in this trendy area.

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