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The Plough & The Stars

€€ - €€€American, Irish,
123 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19106-3059
+1 215-733-0300
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good48%
  • Average11%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“brunch” (11 reviews)
“fish and chips” (13 reviews)
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American, Irish, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
123 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19106-3059
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We found The Plough quite by chance and enjoyed our meal so much on Sunday night that we returned here on Monday night! Great food, reasonably priced, and attentive staff!

Thank saoaasn
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped by on a Saturday for a late lunch. I had the shepherds pie-very good. My wife had the fish n chips-also very good and a very large piece of fish. Now the but. Why would you have a “brunch menu” on a Saturday? Very...More

Thank tdetzi
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a nice lunch. It was inside seating. There are two levels. The service is good. The food was very good. The portions are large.

Thank Davidamy617
Reviewed 12 July 2018

we went here for dinner last week it was very good mussels were great and the roasted chicken was great also would go back

Thank kirt v
Reviewed 11 July 2018

My spouse and I enjoyed an early dinner on a Saturday afternoon. Nothing special, but very nice none the less. The steak frite was quite good, and appetizers were appreciated. The room is large, and quiet enough to hold a normal conversation, a nice combination....More

Thank Tantalum129
Reviewed 6 July 2018 via mobile

The food and atmosphere was excellent! The service was great and the dessert and drinks were out of this world!

Thank Kimmyndavid
Reviewed 21 June 2018

Eating outside is such a treat in the city- and the food didn't disappoint. Make sure to come during Happy Hour- lots of good choices with food and drink. The fish and chips was amazing.

Thank Karin23320
Reviewed 6 June 2018

Having been there several times, I can safely assert that Plough has something for everyone and it's all delicious. All of my vegan friends were blown away by how artfully done and how tasty the food was, and how attentive the chef is to detail....More

Thank Sagittarian71
Reviewed 27 May 2018

We ate at the Plough & Stars our last night in Philadelphia when we were there in April, 2018 on a vacation visiting the historic sites. I had the guinness casserole and it was absolutely delicious. My husband had the New York Strip steak and...More

Thank skeith2013
Reviewed 22 May 2018 via mobile

I visited here whilst exploring Philadelphia as been Irish and not used to the heat I was finding it tough going I ordered a Philly Cheese Steak and a 3 pints of local lager beginning with Y that I will not even attempt to spell...More

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Questions & Answers
3 June 2017|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
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
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups
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 Centre East
  • Neighbourhood: City Centre 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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