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Rex 1516

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1516 South St, South Street West, Philadelphia, PA 19146-1690
+1 267-319-1366
17:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Mon 17:00 - 22:00
Tue - Sat 17:00 - 23:00
Sat - Sun 11:00 - 16:00
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118 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 February 2017

This place is very charming. Our waiter was very friendly and helpful. The food is very filling. The mac and cheese is awesome. My husband loved the fried chicken. I don't eat meat, but still had an excellent roasted squash salad and pasta dish.

Thank JIA-7
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69 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 November 2016

Friday night was hopping, and you need to book to get a table. The atmosphere is just great. Nice and dark with good beverage service, but the very thing I came here for - the Fried Chicken, was not as tasty as KFC! No spices, and little taste, plus it was dry, but crispy. Very much wanted to be stunned,... More 

Thank familytraveller5
London, United Kingdom
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582 reviews
345 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 630 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 November 2016 via mobile

Sat at the bar. Friendly service, but so dark I couldn't see my burger. Kinda trendy joint. The burger was large and on the chilli side, which was different but cool. I opted for a green salad instead of fries, and although just a bunch of leaves, the dressing was tasty and I think, after my spinning class that day,... More 

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Salem, New Hampshire
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35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

Recommend making a reservation. We were lucky and it was early so we had no problem but it's cozy so not many tables. Menu is rather limited but I opted for the burger which was very good and cooked as expected. Service was great and we didn't feel rushed. I was expecting a bit more southern fare and a bit... More 

Thank debt63NH
Tampa, Florida
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45 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 July 2016 via mobile

I went here on a Saturday night and had the burger...Loved it!!!....one of the better ones I've had. Loved the toppings and the nice Lil kick of heat from the cheese, it doesn't last long and it's delicious

Thank Kevin W
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 May 2016 via mobile

We had the burger special that came with a shot, a beer, a burger, and fries. It was delicious and affordable. We aren't from the area so we decided to give the wings a whirl too and I was impressed with the molasses sauce, I usually like ranch or something to take the song out but these were perfect just... More 

Thank Jennifer B
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63 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 May 2016 via mobile

I selected this restaurant. Each of us had something different. I had the fried chicken which was a leg and ample thigh. Very good. Garlic mashed potatoes were good. When I told others at table I had mixed feelings about restaurant, they were a bit perplexed. Each said their meals were very good. The skillet corn bread was excellent. So... More 

Thank Frank B
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2016 via mobile

What a wonderful experience! Sat at the bar for dinner in this small, cozy downtown restaurant. Our bartender, Lou, mixed drinks and conversation behind his bar like the highly skilled mixologist he is! Described and recommended our entrees of mushroom bucatini for me and shells and cheese with pork BBQ for my friend. Both dishes were unlike anything else we... More 

Thank Kimberly M
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358 reviews
299 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2016

My daughter actually found this place on Yelp. We had a group of 8 people for brunch. It's not a big place, but very quaint, with a friendly staff. The cocktails were very good, coffee strong. Food was very good. I had the banana foster french bread which was really incredibly delicious. The other enjoyed their choices also. And yes,... More 

Thank Crazzzzs
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608 reviews
372 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 262 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 December 2015 via mobile

Nice casual bar/restaurant with an intriguing menu of southern and Cajun dishes. The fried chicken has a great dark crust, the burger is really juicy. The feel is slightly upscale but comfortable. Nice attentive service. Still looking for a really clear identity.

Thank PelleasPhiladelphia

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$50
Cajun & Creole, American
Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Outdoor Seating
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 16:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1516 South St, South Street West, Philadelphia, PA 19146-1690
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia
  • Phone Number: +1 267-319-1366

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?