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The Belgian Cafe

) #258 of 3,615 Restaurants in Philadelphia ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ American, ,
601 N 21st St, Philadelphia, PA 19130-3535
+1 215-235-3500
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  • Excellent32%
  • Very good47%
  • Average16%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“brunch” (5 reviews)
“mussels” (24 reviews)
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American, Belgian, Bar, Cafe, European, Pub
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601 N 21st St, Philadelphia, PA 19130-3535
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Reviews (104)
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Our party of 5 had brunch on a Saturday. Waitress was friendly, knowledgeable about brunch specials and fast with our drinks. This is a great low-key place for good food and even better beer. If you like Monks Café in center city, you will like...More

Thank Christie Y
Reviewed 23 May 2017

We had an excellent waiter and all 4 of us thoroughly enjoyed our food. Cream of Parsnip soup was to die for! Cauliflower flatbread YUM! Mussels were fresh and flavorful. Burgers and fries right on target bursting w/ flavor. I always love the atmosphere. Friendly...More

Thank mk1956
Reviewed 15 April 2017

Were staying nearby and passed this place and gave it a try. Sat outside on a warm evening. Many beer options. Wanted to try they were out of it so had a spicy Southwestern potato and ginger. Mussels were tasty and a large portion. Good...More

Thank Pnemiller
Reviewed 24 March 2017 via mobile

Food was great, interesting menu with philly specials and European beers and international options. We had po boy of sausage and skillet steak, both great. Pomme frittes a bit too salty, but very crispy and flavorful and sauces very good.Service is quick and layback. Overall...More

Thank ldjs
Reviewed 9 March 2017

Spring had arrived early when I stumbled across this great neighborhood pub/restaurant so I sat outside to enjoy the weather. The pommel frites were magnificent and came with this great house made smoky ketchup. I also ordered a few flavored mayonaise dipping sauses and the...More

Thank jmoran2017
Reviewed 24 February 2017 via mobile

It was warm and sunny so we opted for a sidewalk lunch. The cafe cheddar burger with a side salad my husband had was juicy and delicious. It was perfectly cooked. My lamb burger came in two sepetate pieces of pita with spinach and tomato...More

Thank 1superlady
Reviewed 14 February 2017

We happened upon this restaurant while in Philly. Very intimate, cozy decor with a small bar area separate from the dining room. The dining area is perfect for a couple out for a romantic evening or for a larger gathering, too. The food offerings were...More

Thank Allison A
Reviewed 2 February 2017

This is the place for great beer and food. It is all good and well worth the visit. You will come back again and again, always finding something new to try and love. So if you want to try something a bit different but great,...More

Thank Gene P
Reviewed 23 January 2017

Just dined at Belgian Cafe. We don't eat meat and they have an amazing menu with many diverse choices. Many many beer choices. We had several "starters" including cauliflower flat bread and seitan bbq wings (YUM!). We had an ahi tuna cheese steak that was...More

Thank DRdeb2014
Reviewed 30 December 2016

This is the next best hot restaurant in philly all the in people find their way to this hot spot for braised beef sweet and sour soups made fresh every day duck scrambled eggs, goat cheese in a most unusally prepared manner and so much...More

Thank thomas p
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Belgian, Bar, Cafe, European, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 601 N 21st St, Philadelphia, PA 19130-3535
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia
  • Phone Number: +1 215-235-3500
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