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The Plough & The Stars

) #125 of 3,615 Restaurants in Philadelphia ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ American, Irish,
123 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19106-3059
+1 215-733-0300
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  • Excellent39%
  • Very good44%
  • Average12%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
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“brunch” (8 reviews)
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American, Irish, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
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123 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19106-3059
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1 - 10 of 256 reviews

Reviewed 6 days ago

We stumbled into the charming bar after a long day of sightseeing. It is comfortable and cozy and retains many charming and historic features. we found the wait staff to be friendly and knowledgeable. The bar to be well stocked and the food to be...More

Thank Jo C
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you like to have a nice Irish pub experience in old city Philadelphia, this is the place to go. Nearby is the Irish Memorial and literally it is within walking distance. If you need to park your car, no need to search the streets...More

Thank Nicolas H
Reviewed 9 June 2017

Irish Pub with usual food. I had a COTTAGE PIE. Quite good and a generous serving. My husband had FISH AND CHIPS. Which He enjoyed. Service was friendly. It was late afternoon . Few diners.

Thank wiscandsd
Reviewed 5 June 2017

Philadelphia cheese steak sandwich. We were told we had to try one of these whilst in Philadelphia. it wasn't on the menu, but the kind waitress asked the kitchen and they obliged but preparing two for us. The staff were delightful. Thanks.

Thank StuartRon
Reviewed 1 June 2017

top boozer and great welcome by john joe devlin again , spent the st patricks parade weekend in philly along with the ploughbhoys csc

Thank eddie1711
Reviewed 29 May 2017

In the middle of the old part of Philly and near all the tourist attractions sits this nice Irish themed pub. A good beer selection included your Irish favorites, Guinness, Harp and Smithwick's along with all of the local micro-brews. The Saturday afternoon menu had...More

Reviewed 24 May 2017

We ordered a beef burger and a chicken/prosciutto panino and both were very good for a quick lunch we were looking for. We sat outside enjoying the sun; service was speedy and the price just right.

Thank Joseph G
Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

Very good pub near Independence Park and the new Museum. Very reasonable prices and good, if not great good. Brunch menu was so good that it made it hRd to choose an entree. Good drink and food prices. Came here one evening but it was...More

Thank Kay M
Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

I frequently travel to Philly on business. Coworkers introduced me to this restaurant because it is convenient where I usually stay. It is not a large menu but what is on it is done well. My favorite is the buffalo tenders with the house salad....More

Thank rjfennell
Reviewed 9 May 2017

We were seeking a fabulous, traditional, Irish pub/restaurant. Our research pointed to this establishment, The eatery was located at colorful and interesting part of Philadelphia, housed in an impressive looking building. So far so good. A paid but inexpensive parking lot located next door, unusual...More

Thank Karen M
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Questions & Answers
3 June 2017|
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Response from rjfennell | Reviewed this property |
Yes to outside seating this time of year. Yes, I saw a small dog at an outdoor table.
3 March 2017|
Response from richardmanly | Reviewed this property |
There is traditional Irish music every Sunday from 5 pm to 9 pm
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 14 - US$ 40
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
10:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
10:30 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 123 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19106-3059
  • Public Transportation: Septa Buses 5,17,21, 33, 42,48, 57 New Jersey Transit Patco
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia>  > City Center East
  • Neighbourhood: City Center East
  • Phone Number: +1 215-733-0300
  • E-mail
At the Plough & the Stars the owners are determined to bring the true taste of Ireland to Philadelphia, our food is described as Western European with a strong Irish influence. We were awarded by Citysearch as Philadelphia's Best Brunch. We have been featured numerous times on the Food Network and have cooked at the James Beard House in New York. Enjoy our famous Mussells Veloute, Striped Bass with Potato Crusted Scales or Guinness Casserole. Or if you prefer you can dine on our casual bar fare. We have installed the most sophisticated beer system in the US, imported directly from Ireland and installed by Guinness technicians. Each pint of the 12 beers on tap is perfect. The atmosphere created by the simple, yet powerful decor and fills a visitor to the Plough & the Stars, with an overwhelming feeling of awe and inspiration. The stage is set for an enjoyable and memorable dining experience. Weekend nights turn the Plough into one of Old City's favorite bar scenes!
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