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Johnny Brenda's

€€ - €€€American, ,
1201 Frankford Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19125-3905
+1 215-739-9684
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good38%
  • Average7%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (5 reviews)
“fries” (3 reviews)
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American, Bar, Pub
€€ - €€€
1201 Frankford Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19125-3905
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Went here recently after not really being in this area for a few years. Opted to eat outside. Beer list was decent but they’re homemade soup was delicious. The most comforting and healthy bowl of soup on an oddly cool weather day in June. Lots...More

Thank Lambie1
Reviewed 1 week ago

I preface my review by saying that I have loved Johnny Brenda’s since I moved the neighborhood 3 years ago. The central Northern Liberties location, good food, and delicious cocktails made this common gathering place for my friends and roommates. However, I went for the...More

Thank RomeWander
Reviewed 10 April 2018

This a gem. It is located in the heart of Fishtown. Everything about this place was a pleasant surprise. The bar area is open in the front of venue. As you move down you enter the dining area. Upstairs is the treat. You move through...More

Thank loves2read71
Reviewed 17 February 2018 via mobile

First visit to JohnnyBrenda’s. Nice venue and good vibe. First floor has a bar, pool table, and dining. Music is excellent and great place to socialize with friends. Menu is limited and burgers seem to be the mainstay. I recommend the scrabble and kraut sandwich...More

Thank RpII
Reviewed 27 September 2017 via mobile

The food is fantastic. However, it is not the same as the menu posted here. Catfish sandwich was delicious. This is a minimal waste bar that supports local breweries and suppliers. I love to see the effort in Philadelphia. Nice place to sit and get...More

Thank Bekp72
Reviewed 1 August 2017

I've been to JB's a couple times and have never been disappointed. Great bar and also a great music venue. I was in Philly the past weekend for a concert with my wife and daughter. They have never been there but have heard me talk...More

Thank thoban
Reviewed 2 June 2017

Good beer selections. The catfish sandwich was good. On a busy street so pretty loud both inside and outside seating.

Thank tulieguy
Reviewed 24 May 2017

Went on a Tuesday evening, late. Had a great time. Cocktails are original and fun - try the beet root vodka drinks. Food is good too (burger, chicken burger, fries) and the bartender was especially friendly. Low key vibe with good food and drinks.

Thank Camille E
Reviewed 17 May 2017

I was in Philly for 6 nights, staying in an AirBnB in Fishtown. Johnny Brenda's was at the end of the street I was staying on, so it was convenient for a burger, or so I thought. I went in on a Thursday night, and...More

Thank 1967Yankeesfan
Reviewed 5 March 2017

Sat outside as it was 70 degrees and beautiful. I had the salmon dish which was the perfect size for a late lunch and a really delicious ginger cider beer. The inside seemed like it turns into a fun atmosphere for drinks later on.

Thank Lisa G
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1201 Frankford Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19125-3905
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia
  • Phone Number: +1 215-739-9684
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