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Rose Tattoo Cafe

1847 Callowhill St, Philadelphia, PA 19130-4109
+1 215-569-8939
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good41%
  • Average8%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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“jambalaya” (15 reviews)
“pasta” (16 reviews)
“crab cakes” (12 reviews)
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American, Cajun & Creole, International, Vegetarian Friendly
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1847 Callowhill St, Philadelphia, PA 19130-4109
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Reviewed 12 May 2017

Went there for my daughters graduation dinner Food too overpriced. HAD to park 2 blocks away sit upstairs not impressed. Food ok but olive garden better betterparking and not as expensive won't go back

Thank NMWildfire
Reviewed 2 May 2017

Stopped in for a quick light meal at 4:30 on a Saturday. Sat at a table in the bar area. The decor was dark but cozy. The main dining room is on the second floor so I never saw it. Ordered the Crab Au Gratin...More

1  Thank Blake A
Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

I planned a girls weekend for 6 and wanted a restaurant near our hotel that could accommodate different dietary needs. We stayed at the Sheraton Phila Downtown, in walking distance of the museums, and the Rose was perfect. Don't be put off by the sketchy...More

Thank Liz G
Reviewed 12 March 2017

We had dinner here after visiting the Barnes Foundation. A short walk from the Barnes. Great dinner! The tomato soup (special for the day) and goat cheese and beet salad were both very good starters. The homemade tortellini was excellent. The Tattoo Pasta, homemade pappardelle...More

Thank Suzanne S
Reviewed 7 February 2017 via mobile

Philadelphia is a wonderful city with great food. Rose Tattoo is one of my little gems! Whenever I have visited, there has been a steady flow of patrons, but never overwhelmingly crowded and I never wait for a table. Servers (even when eating in the...More

Thank Gina Marie D
Reviewed 1 February 2017

We stumbled across the Rose Tattoo Cafe after a long day at the Franklin Institute. It has a warm, cozy and welcoming ambience. The food is good. It is typical bar food that is tasty and they have a great beer selection. We took our...More

Thank TEGinPA
Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

This Restaurant has been in business for over 100 years, the current owner, Mr Michael Weinstein purchased it in 1983, and the current chef, Mr Alan Lichtenstein joined around 1996. The menu is well put together, I ordered the crab cakes on a bed of...More

Thank Klingleplace
Reviewed 22 December 2016 via mobile

Chose this place because of it's proximity to the Franklin institute and the menu looked like something we would like. My family(wife and four adult children) thought the atmosphere was very charming and quaint. The place was not busy and they had groups spread out...More

Thank Terry Y
Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

We looked for a good restaurant walking distance from the Barnes Foundation Museum and were lucky to find the Rose Tatoo Cafe. They make all their own pasta and the food was fresh as it gets. My husband had pasta with short rib and sausage...More

Thank Gloria B
Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

This is a great place for a great dinner and conversation. A beautiful building, with a nice dining room. I personally prefer the tables near the bar. Food is always good, be sure to listen to the specials. This isn't one of the new trendy...More

Thank Ron J
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar Scene, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
16:00 - 20:30
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1847 Callowhill St, Philadelphia, PA 19130-4109
    (19th & Callowhill Streets)
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia
  • Phone Number: +1 215-569-8939
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