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The Happy Rooster

) #746 of 3,615 Restaurants in Philadelphia €€ - €€€ American, ,
118 S 16th St, Philadelphia, PA 19102-2814
+1 215-963-9311
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  • Excellent27%
  • Very good46%
  • Average22%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“lobster roll” (5 reviews)
“french fries” (3 reviews)
“burger” (4 reviews)
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American, Bar, Pub
€€ - €€€
118 S 16th St, Philadelphia, PA 19102-2814
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1 - 10 of 57 reviews

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My partner and I called for drinks and stayed a while. Great for people watching. Great atmosphere and staff very friendly and welcoming. Great selection of beers wines and spirits.

Thank enncle
Reviewed 31 May 2017

We usually stop here for a drink or two when in the Rittenhouse Square area. It's a small bar on the corner in a good location. There is a small bar area with a few tables upfront and an additional bar with a few tables...More

Thank 3ljp
Reviewed 15 May 2017

We stopped in for lunch since Marathon, across the street, was mobbed with lunchtime 'worker bees ' and we're were short on time. Small bar on the corner with standard bar fare. There is a second bar/room in the back (Step down, step up, watch...More

Thank pachachuck
Reviewed 17 April 2017

What a fun & cozy restaurant to go to. It has such a nice atmosphere roosters of course, everything roosters. The food is absolutely delicious & the portions are huge!! You cant go wrong when you dine here.

Thank PamDragoniMeadow3242
Reviewed 26 March 2017 via mobile

We stopped in with a tour. Not alot of space and the bathroom was very small. It is a nice place if you are looking for a bar with a laid back atmosphere

Thank Mark B
Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

At first glance, it looks like a hole in the wall, bar/pub. I must say the only reason we came in was because the couple that was walking out raved about the food... The Happy Rooster could use a little more light in the dining...More

Thank JAD68
Reviewed 10 October 2016

This bar is quite small so it easily gets SUPER crowded. They do have great fries but they don’t serve them very late. The bartender in the back room 10/7 was SUPER rude for seemingly no reason and this isn’t the first time. We thought...More

Thank Nicole R
Reviewed 18 July 2016

I have eaten here since my last review and I can vouch that this is decent tavern food. And this place once had all the characteristics for a favorite neighborhood dive bar. Dim lighting, good bartenders, reasonable service, not too jammed. But at $10 for...More

1  Thank TommyBoy94
Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

My boss and I came in here on a whim while wandering downtown Philly she really wanted Veal Parmesan and it was the special tonight. I had a couple of beers Yards Philly Pale Ale and Victory summer love which were tasty. We ordered Charred...More

Thank jayhawkfan2015
Reviewed 22 June 2016

One of my favorite places to eat when in Philly. When you enter the place, you'll be singing "Here a cock, there a cock, everywhere a cock cock"...because the décor is all things rooster. Each time I've eaten here, the food is always on point....my...More

Thank Wendy S
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
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American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Television
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 118 S 16th St, Philadelphia, PA 19102-2814
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia>  > City Center West
  • Neighbourhood: City Center West
  • Phone Number: +1 215-963-9311
Conveniently located within walking distance of Rittenhouse Square, The Happy Rooster is a Philadelphia icon that has been serving delicious food for over four decades. With the exception of a whimsical rooster-themed stained glass window, the exterior of this corner bar is unassuming. Once inside however, quiet music and low lights create a relaxing atmosphere to enjoy drinks or a fabulous meal. Perched throughout in every size and medium, roosters definitely rule this roost!
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