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Monk's Cafe

₹₹ - ₹₹₹American, ,
264 S 16th St, Ste 1, Philadelphia, PA 19102-3357
+1 215-545-7005
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good32%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“mussels” (229 reviews)
“burgers” (56 reviews)
“fries” (88 reviews)
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American, Belgian, Bar, Pub, Vegan Options
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264 S 16th St, Ste 1, Philadelphia, PA 19102-3357
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Reviewed yesterday

So one of the best beer bars on the East Coast IMO. Huge bottle and draft selection and you might even be able to snag a bottle of Cantillon if you're lucky. Great food as well. Known for their burgers and mussels. Get the Ghent...More

Thank ocloanshark
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Having just traveled to Belgium this past summer, I was excited when my cousin told me about this place during my visit to Philadelphia. There are two bars in the restaurant, but be warned that even on a Sunday night they were both fairly crowded....More

Thank Katy6190
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was a bit of a cab ride for me, but wanted to try their beer selection. Restaraunt Upon pulling up it looks unassuming and perhaps a bit of a dive. Inside the place was long and narrow, but had quite a few customers, with...More

Thank TheTravelDoctor2000
Reviewed 27 October 2017

Monk’s is one of my all-time favorite eateries. Excellent value, great ambiance and the food and drinks are absolutely epic. You will not find better moules et frites anywhere outside Belgium. The hearty steaming bowls of mussels and perfectly cooked frites are reasons enough to...More

Thank john b
Reviewed 15 October 2017

I dropped in on a Friday afternoon before dinner and the place was already packed. I stood until a spot opened up at the front bar. Really nice craft beer list. I was shocked to find Russian River - Pliny the Elder on their menu....More

Thank JetBlueDriver
Reviewed 3 October 2017

Monk's has a great beer list and good food. The atmosphere is more alternative. It can be noisy and a bit overwhelming but that comes with the territory of a cool bar in Philly. If you love beer, make sure you don't miss this place.

Thank emelliott3
Reviewed 24 September 2017

Monk’s Cafe is intensely noisy, and you might think that’s a good thing. It’s buzzing, but it means it means if your English is imperfect, if your grasp of America slang is uncertain, you may be put to a loss. It happened late Sat. afternoon...More

2  Thank ronald k
Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

Great beers list! Also heard the mussels are amazing but didn't eat there. Great vibe and cool atmosphere!

Thank RobynMB
Reviewed 30 August 2017

I was here with a group of people after training to relax. The waiter was friendly and was knowledgeable about all the beers they had on tab and in bottles. We were there for an hour and had appetizers & beers. The beer selection was...More

Reviewed 22 August 2017

I can't believe how much they have cleaned up and brightened up the joint. We went on a Sunday afternoon and had world class beer and world class food. Scallops, mussels, burgers...it's out of this world. Staff is so nice and the place is so...More

1  Thank Suzanne L
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It's just a little over 2 blocks, an easy walk.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 12 - US$ 30
American, Belgian, Bar, Pub, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 2:00 AM
11:30 AM - 2:00 AM
11:30 AM - 2:00 AM
11:30 AM - 2:00 AM
11:30 AM - 2:00 AM
11:30 AM - 2:00 AM
11:30 AM - 2:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 264 S 16th St, Ste 1, Philadelphia, PA 19102-3357
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia>  > City Center West
  • Neighbourhood: City Center West
  • Phone Number: +1 215-545-7005
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