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Twisted Tail

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American, Bar
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509 South 2nd Street, Philadelphia, PA 19147 (Between South and Lombard)
+1 215-558-2471
10:00 - 02:00
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Sun 10:00 - 02:00
Mon - Fri 12:00 - 02:00
Sat 11:00 - 02:00
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Mt Olive NJ
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127 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Nice place in Society Hill, 1/2 block off South Street. 2 levels, sharp and clean decor, good music-many live performers. Solid food on the menu and a good mix of dishes for all tastes. Full bar and many specialty drinks. Friendly knowledgeable bar staff.

Thank RichC250
Baltimore, Maryland
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Arrived in Philly, one day trip with mission to "have a Philly cheesesteak". after many recommends, wound up a few blocks from Twisted Tape at a famous cheesesteak place. OF COURSE...the line was around the block at lunchtime for the cheesesteak. Running short on time, we walked a few blocks and found this gem. Sorry...NO cheesesteak, but terrific/interesting food, cocktails,... More 

Thank CeetBalto
New Jersey
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36 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Went to the Phila. Flower Show today and wanted to try a different restaurant for lunch before leaving the city. Many restaurants are closed on Mondays or do not open until 4 or 5 pm. My friend and I found a JEWEL in the Twisted Tail. I started with the Honey Crisp Apple salad tossed with Brussels sprouts and cider... More 

Thank S R
Folsom, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
Reviewed 21 February 2017

The title says it all...........and the price was not bad at all either. This has become my new "go to" place

Thank jbakerrr
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Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

This place is a great family environment because they serve family style. I jag the duck salad pretty much and is was amazing. I finished with Beignets and they were different than traditional Beignets but great. Small like hush puppies with cinnamon sugar and a beat dipping sauce. Specializing in whisky I did not partake but other drinks were great.... More 

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Portland, Maine
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74 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2017

Great relaxed pub type of atmosphere. This is a place to have fun. Have been there on a few occasions. Will keep going back when I visit Philadelphia. The food is tasty and varied. Many small plates to chose from. My favorites are the quail, the lamb chops, the pork & lamb meatballs and wonderful salads. Probably the one dish... More 

Thank marco_polo2K
Beach Haven, New Jersey
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318 reviews
205 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017

We stopped here recently for before dinner drinks and had a great time. Fun and comfortable place offering their own take on classic cocktails as specialties. Ours were carefully and expertly made by our bartender. Delicious and perfect. Like I said we will be back for sure.

Thank T C M
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews
Reviewed 13 February 2017

had a family birthday celebration; great happy hour followed by a nice selection for restaurant week. would like to go back when the entertainment is performing (there on a Monday)

Thank John R
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 January 2017 via mobile

The food here was absolutely delicious!! The waiter was wonderful and made sure we had everything we needed! I did not know it was restaurant week when I went but it was a lovely surprise! I got the smoked wings, Mac & cheese, flank stake and an amazing dessert (forget what it was called) which was similar to small donuts.... More 

Thank Nicole D
Jamaica, Vermont
2 reviews
Reviewed 8 December 2016

Very casual, with good bar scene and live music upstairs and downstairs (loud up there, acoustic down). Mainly small plates, but very well chosen. Especially enjoyed the cured ham selections and cheese plates, as well as the charbroiled quail. A good place to go if you're on your own

Thank preventinfecti0n

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
American, Bar
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene
Open Hours
10:00 - 02:00
12:00 - 02:00
12:00 - 02:00
12:00 - 02:00
12:00 - 02:00
12:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 509 South 2nd Street, Philadelphia, PA 19147
    (Between South and Lombard)
  • Public Transportation: Metered street parking is available in front of the restaurant. The closest available parking garage is located on Lombard Street between 2nd and 3rd.
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia
  • Phone Number: +1 215-558-2471

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?