Silk City Diner Bar & Lounge

Silk City Diner Bar & Lounge

Diner, Bar, and Lounge$$$$
Northern Liberties - Fishtown, Philadelphia
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  • mary p.
    "omg. the chicken and waffles is amazing with the silk 75!"(8 Tips)
    Jackie K.
    "I love their grilled cheese sandwich and their mac n cheese!!!!!!!!"(9 Tips)
    June J.
    "Buttermilk fried chicken kind of night."(3 Tips)
    Jannie L.
    "Thursdays are awesome with DJ Sammy Slice."(5 Tips)
138 Tips and reviews
  • Southern food
  • mac & cheese
  • dancing
  • DJs
  • brunch food
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  • Chel C.
    This place is a 3 in one. Club/old-school diner/outdoor garden. A little gem for sure.
  • Chelsea N.
    I swear by their brunch! Fried green tomatoes are a must, whenever they are available. The shrimp and grits are almost like heaven. I have heard that the pulled pork hash is obnoxiously good.
  • Jamie S.
    Food and service
  • Hollie S.
    Hollie SickFebruary 21
    Crowded and our waitress forgot about us. One of the more disappointing "diners" I've been too
  • Arnold J. M.
    Great coffee & desserts. Heavy handed with hot peppers in/on appetizers & desserts. Not everyone a hot pepper fan, limiting available choices.
  • Scot G.
    Scot GoldbergNovember 11, 2016
    good diner food
  • Tristan R.
    Tristan RhodesideOctober 1, 2016
    More of a diner themed bar, but the fried chicken is excellent as well as the coffee and pie.
  • Mic B.
    Mic BrownSeptember 25, 2016
    Again the chicken and waffles are amazing
  • Anne
    AnneSeptember 23, 2016
    Love Silk City. Great funky diner feel, fantastic food. Love the large backyard for dining al fresco. Good beer selection.
  • Jeremiah M.
    Jeremiah McCormickJuly 29, 2016
    Brunch is always really good.
  • Kate W.
    Kate WojdulaMay 21, 2016
    Dancing around like a noodle is encouraged. A classic Philly scene with every type of human you can imagine happily co-mingling under one roof. Good tunes, good people, good vibes.
  • Merecede C.
    Merecede CarsonMarch 21, 2016
    The silk cakes
  • Gary C.
    Gary ColemanFebruary 22, 2016
    Always good. Like eating in lounge
  • Brian W.
    Brian WittFebruary 6, 2016
    Chicken and Waffles are amazing!
  • Seonne B.
    Seonne B.February 5, 2016
    The Thai wings
  • Seonne B.
    Seonne B.February 5, 2016
    The Thai wings are love! If your a wing lover like myself try these!!
  • HutcH
    HutcHFebruary 4, 2016
    The pork and sweet potato empañadas were to die for! Cool and relaxing atmosphere. Not only popular because of DDD, but it's actually well liked by the locals.
  • Stacy K.
    Stacy KelleyDecember 8, 2015
    Buttermilk Fried Chicken with honey, mashed potatoes and jalapeño corn muffin
  • Sophia H.
    Sophia HJuly 14, 2015
    Had my 21st birthday here. Bartender gave a free birthday shot to each of my friends and me!
  • Zach K.
    Zach KelferApril 20, 2015
    Awesome brunch so good and really cool vibe b
  • Lakisha M.
    Lakisha MaldonadoApril 18, 2015
    OMG! There Tai chicken wings, mac n cheese and fries with cheese and bacon... sssooo delicious! Very good food..
  • Wesley P.
    Wesley PinnockMarch 21, 2015
  • David B.
    David BudimirFebruary 22, 2015
    That good good.
  • Georgene
    GeorgeneFebruary 18, 2015
    Have had fantastic specials and breakfasts here! For vegetable lovers: more choices please, with less salt and oil. The spinach last night was intensely salty and oily. And I love the flavor of salt!
  • .Alex
    .AlexFebruary 13, 2015
    Been here 25+ times
    half bar half git down n boogie. Bands and DJs on the reg
  • Samantha H.
    Samantha HartmanNovember 29, 2014
    Get the shrimp burger. You won't be sorry.
  • Joe F.
    Joe FloodNovember 23, 2014
    Savory gravy on chicken and waffles
  • Trae R.
    Trae RobertsNovember 22, 2014
    Chicken & waffles
  • Ted H.
    Ted HNovember 16, 2014
    Delicious higher end diner food. Service isn't awesome and it can get crowded, but food and beer are good.
  • Ahmie B.
    Ahmie BecksNovember 9, 2014
    Fun atmosphere and great drink selection. Late night music makes for a dance party. Very crowded.
  • Leigh
    LeighOctober 28, 2014
    Pork belly hash was amazing!!
  • June J.
    June JonesOctober 19, 2014
    Buttermilk fried chicken kind of night. Also the spicy chicken breast sandwhich was great last night.
  • Leanne A.
    Leanne AlyssaOctober 4, 2014
    The pain killer is A+
  • Lance L.
    Lance LacoffSeptember 15, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Outdoor seating + diner + bar and dance floor
  • Septian A.
    Septian ArnoldSeptember 6, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    There's so many out-of-rhythmed-white-girls here. It's ridiculous.
  • TV Food Maps
    TV Food MapsAugust 26, 2014
    Check out Silk City Diner as seen on Diners, Drive-ins and Dives Read more
  • Chefs Feed
    Chefs FeedAugust 22, 2014
    Marc Vetri, chef of Alla Spina, eats here on his nights off. He loves the Blackened fish tacos. Read more
  • John K.
    John KoenAugust 17, 2014
    Bloody Mary
  • Brendan R.
    Brendan RastetterAugust 10, 2014
    You'll find some pretty amazing fried chicken and corn bread here. It was a complete surprise for me. A night of dancing, beers and their chicken will put a smile on your face.
  • Reek S.
    Reek SkeezyAugust 8, 2014
  • Valerie B.
    Valerie B.August 7, 2014
    Their burgers are delish.
  • Amaya
    AmayaAugust 6, 2014
    Eat from their incredible menu outside on the awesome patio. Or do what we did and dance in the rain. :)
  • Brittany
    BrittanyJuly 23, 2014
    Pay $5 cover to hear an iPod play jt all night on a Saturday if that's your thing
  • Erik C.
    Erik CintronJuly 22, 2014
    This newly become hipster diner is fun, with it's new beer garden that is really funky. Saw the owner means a lot. Food is comfort and good real friendly staff and good prices. Live bands some night
  • Tina M.
    Tina MallonMay 18, 2014
    Awesome brunch ! Never dissapoints
  • Mic B.
    Mic BrownMay 10, 2014
    Good food, nice atmosphere and hot waitresses
  • Brian P.
    Brian ParkMarch 13, 2014
    Great entree specials. Things to try: Salmon w/ RIsotto, Meatloaf, fish n chips. Brunch is also bomb.
    Philly.comNovember 1, 2013
    Silk City is not only a great spot to grab some night-time munchies, it also has a great dance floor just feet away from the diner. Thursday and Saturday nights are the wildest. Read more
  • Uli M.
    Uli MuenchOctober 27, 2013
    Bloody Maria is the bomb!
  • Amber F.
    Amber FosterJune 15, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Cold or hot... The soups are incredible! They are always very creative or traditional with spunk. 👍
  • Robin S.
    Robin Segal ViolaMay 15, 2013
    Great outdoor area!
  • Michael B.
    Michael BrindisiMay 8, 2013
    Get the watermelon beer!
  • Joe B.
    Joe BradleyMay 5, 2013
    Dj dee jay is where it's at.
  • Zay w.
    Zay www.earstyle.netMay 3, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    The taco dog is amazing. C'est Bon.
  • Stacks
    StacksApril 29, 2013
    The mac and cheese was delicious! Waited a long time after ordering and the waitress comped our meal, which was nice . It was worth the wait anyway!
  • Tinsel & Tine (.
    Excellent Desserts!
  • Marissa L.
    Marissa L.March 12, 2013
  • Marvin K.
    Marvin KingcadeMarch 9, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Great service
  • Brad C.
    Brad ConicelloFebruary 16, 2013
    Do you like shitty hip-hop from 2001? Then this your place.
  • mary p.
    mary pDecember 30, 2012
    omg. the chicken and waffles is amazing with the silk 75!
  • Varunkrishna K.
    Varunkrishna KundoorNovember 24, 2012
    Chicken waffles, EPIC!
  • Amelia F.
    Amelia FeinsteinNovember 4, 2012
    Edamame is very good and a nice treat. Homemade ice creams for dessert.
  • Miflyn G.
    Miflyn GainesOctober 27, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    The #Mighty party every last Friday of the month is that work
  • Visit Philly
    Visit PhillySeptember 19, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Silk City's duck-confit spring rolls, pulled pork empanadas and shrimp-and-crab pot stickers made for crispy golden highlights in a 2008 episode of Diners, Drive-Ins & Dives.
  • Paul T.
    Paul ThorsonSeptember 18, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Join DJ DEEJAY, Brian Cassidy and Paul Thorson every Saturday Night playing Top 40 and all of your favorite throwbacks from 10pm - 2am! Cover charge applies.
  • Khanh N.
    Khanh NguyenAugust 31, 2012
    The mayor is the bartender. She got a little spice in her drinks ;)
  • Philadelphia Magazine
    Philadelphia MagazineAugust 14, 2012
    When it comes to classic diner grub like scrapple, Silk City does not mess around. Read more
  • djdeejay
    djdeejayJune 24, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    Every Saturday is a super fun & more fun dance party! Leave your pretentious nature at the door and DANCE!!!
  • James G.
    James GittoJune 16, 2012
    The DJ on Fridays has no idea what he is doing.
  • Lafawnduh
    LafawnduhJune 12, 2012
    The grilled chicken sandwich was delicious. Long hots are hott.
  • Timala L.
    Timala LeMay 27, 2012
    Amazing mac and cheese, and calamari is second to none. Great food
  • Area E.
    Area EventMay 20, 2012
    05.27.2012 : Kim Kardashian Hosts Day Dream with Nicky Romero and Victor Calderone
  • Morgan Boyle Y.
    Morgan Boyle YoureWelcomeMarch 15, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    french fries are great. as well as almost everything else on the menu.
  • Eduardo C.
    Eduardo CalmonMarch 10, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Make sure you come every second Friday for PEX v PLAYLOOP. Shout to Lee Mahjahs?
  • Veronica T.
    Veronica TraversMarch 3, 2012
    Hot cider drink is awesome as well as the empanadas and cheese fries!
  • Visit Philly
    Visit PhillyFebruary 23, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    This typical looking diner serves up anything but standard brunch fare on the inside. Order the smothered chicken and waffles and a Pimms Cup: Pimms, fresh lime, ginger beer, cucumber and mint.
  • Andrew S.
    Andrew SmithFebruary 23, 2012
    BRUNCH! enough said...
  • Matt H.
    Matt HFebruary 1, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    If you're looking for a hip diner with a hipper menu and a place to dance the night away on a Saturday to indie, pop, rock & hip-hop without the cliche fist pumping crowd, than this is your spot.
  • Chill M.
    Chill MoodyJanuary 25, 2012
    Mac & Cheese FTW
  • Philadelphia Magazine
    Philadelphia MagazineJanuary 3, 2012
    There are those among us who would sooner die than drink inside Silk City, but we love sitting out in the beer garden. It’s always a friendly mix of people, and good for large groups.
  • tracy e.
    tracy ec.December 31, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Mo Money, No Problems on Thursday nights never disappoint. and get yourself a purple rain at the bar!
  • Lynne C.
    Lynne CDecember 3, 2011
    The Jaded Ruby is sooo good! It's like grapefruit juice with a surprise. Also the Bloody Mary is perfect too. You can't go wrong with either one first thing in the morning ;)
  • Philadelphia Magazine
    Philadelphia MagazineDecember 2, 2011
    The beer garden is always good for a good time, great drinks and fun people; that's why it's one of Philly's best bars. Read more
  • shawnelise t.
    shawnelise tDecember 1, 2011
    Love coming out for Mass Appeal or The Listening!
  • Crystal S.
    Crystal SmithNovember 28, 2011
    Try their Mac n cheese! It's amazing
  • Men's Health Mag
    Men's Health MagNovember 8, 2011
    The gravy French fries taste even better with a local brew (try the Kenzinger), and they're delivered by girls with skirts so short they look like they're made with cocktail napkins.
  • Geoffrey V.
    Geoffrey VittNovember 6, 2011
    Request Marky Mark
  • colleen m.
    colleen mcnallyOctober 30, 2011
    Bloody marys are delicious!
  • E W.
    E WOctober 30, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    The meatloaf...Oh, god, the meatloaf...I dream of it.
  • Renee Alise S.
    Renee Alise SimonsOctober 19, 2011
    Order the cheesefries!
  • Jeff C.
    Jeff CopelandSeptember 25, 2011
    Chicken and Waffles for brunch!!
  • Tyler S.
    Tyler ShapiroSeptember 21, 2011
    Sat night DJDeeJay , lots of fun.
  • Tracey N.
    Tracey NSeptember 19, 2011
    Awesome hamburger! Great looking place. Easy on the eye staff
  • Rick B.
    Rick BurkeSeptember 14, 2011
    Awesome sound system. When they turn it up!
  • Rover Mondays
    Rover MondaysAugust 31, 2011
    Rover is at Silk City every 5th monday of the year. Make sure to join us for Halloween...after all - it is on a Monay!!!
  • Ben
    BenAugust 27, 2011's a dance hall, diner and outdoor lounge all wrapped into one.
  • Karen E.
    Karen ElizabethAugust 23, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Good food, good drinks, and a great party on Thursday nights.
  • Alana M.
    Alana McAlinnAugust 21, 2011
    nothing like mashed potatoes and diner grub after a night of drinking :)
  • Cece B.
    Cece BaddAugust 18, 2011
  • Casey
    CaseyAugust 15, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    awesome fried green tomatoes Read more
  • Tyf G.
    Tyf GreenAugust 12, 2011
    Mac n cheese is grosssssss!!!!
  • Alex F.
    Alex FasigJuly 30, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    The huevos rancheros are to die for!! Just saying
  • Alex M.
    Alex MurphyJuly 21, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    One of the best burgers in the city.
  • Ashley B.
    Ashley BoyerJune 4, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Mushroom burger was kind of bland. However the fries are good and go down well with a 60 min IPA :)
  • Steph V.
    Steph ViciousJune 4, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Why the hell does ONE egg cost $2 extra? Lame.
  • E W.
    E WApril 22, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Heads Up: On nights where there's a cover charge for the nightclub, you have to pay that fee even to go into the diner and get food.
  • Bo B.
    Bo BlizMarch 6, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Never had a bad meal here
  • Sinister
    SinisterMarch 1, 2011
    Counters are clean because most crumbs are caught up in the hipsters' beards while they are eating.
  • george t.
    george taylorFebruary 28, 2011
    Love the vibe here . Food & drink are great as well
  • Nicola S.
    Nicola Stultz-MillerFebruary 14, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Next time, I'll pass on the fish taco appetizer. Bit on the bland side.
  • Erica C.
    Erica CollinsFebruary 14, 2011
    love house music ? check out dance.philly for thier SUNDAE party =]
  • Sara M.
    Sara MorenoJanuary 12, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Tuna burger, rare = amazing. Also, the honey jalapeño sauce on their cornbread is worth ordering the fried chicken... Just sayin'
  • Foodspotting
    FoodspottingNovember 17, 2010
    Try the buttermilk fried chicken
  • Amir Z.
    Amir ZonoziNovember 14, 2010
    Way too many ppl, young crowd, the food is good tho
  • Andreana A.
    Andreana AustinOctober 21, 2010
    just had some grub
  • Jannie L.
    Jannie LamOctober 12, 2010
    Thursdays are awesome with DJ Sammy Slice. Their mac & cheese is to die for. It's always packed & fun!!
  • Mary B.
    Mary BrickthrowerOctober 1, 2010
    Been here 100+ times
    So many great things on the menu but you must try the Thai Chicken Wings FTW!
  • Julzington
    JulzingtonSeptember 28, 2010
    Order the Pink won't be sorry.
  • djdeejay
    djdeejaySeptember 27, 2010
    Been here 100+ times
    Visit me every Saturday for "Anything U can SHAKE YrHips2" dance party :)
  • David B.
    David BuiSeptember 26, 2010
    Worst brunch ever. Just want to like right now. Do not take the foie gras with oatmeal.
  • Philadelphia Magazine
    Philadelphia MagazineSeptember 15, 2010
    Awesome Outdoor Dining. Order a fresh limeade margarita, kick back, and marvel that you’re on a tropical island on an otherwise grim stretch of Spring Garden. Read more
  • Brace C.
    Brace ClementAugust 28, 2010
    Scrapple is a pork product... And Farakhan is watching!
  • Gab B.
    Gab BonghiAugust 26, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Their mac n' cheese is to die for. A++
  • Ian B.
    Ian BassettAugust 21, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Thursday nite is the party nite, good time every Thursday!
  • DK D.
    DK DavisAugust 15, 2010
    Order the Fried Chicken and Sweet Potato Waffles.
  • DK D.
    DK DavisAugust 15, 2010
    Consistently good food and drinks! Nice beer selection.
  • Jackie K.
    Jackie KJuly 20, 2010
    I love their grilled cheese sandwich and their mac n cheese!!!!!!!!
  • Lauren K.
    Lauren KetchamJune 25, 2010
    ok Drinks and has a really cool entranceway (the walls are cover in broken dishes glued to the wall)
  • James S.
    James SpechtJune 7, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Try their seasonal beer. Tasty!
  • Sara C.
    Sara CaprittiJune 7, 2010
    Relax out back in the "beer garden" - since it's summertime I highly recommend getting yourself a 19th hole (sweet tea vodka and silk's homemade lemonade).
  • Kirk D.
    Kirk DupuisJune 7, 2010
    Hanging at SUNDAE PHILLY (from the mind of Lee Jones) after OCTO - ?uestlove is spinnin - nite after the Roots Picnic here in Philly
  • Tom F.
    Tom FleischerMay 9, 2010
    fennel sausage & fresh mozz flatbread... epic.
  • Pchewy b.
    Pchewy babblerMay 8, 2010
    The sipping birds are missing. Brunch is the best
  • James S.
    James SpechtMay 1, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Order anything with the word Cowboy in!
  • Rob
    RobApril 16, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    The (fairly) new backyard is amazing!
  • Sheetal P.
    Sheetal PatelApril 9, 2010
    Great place, glad its close to work for HH!
  • Lindsay K.
    Lindsay KayApril 3, 2010
    Hands down...the BEST brunch in the city!
  • Jackie O.
    Jackie OstFebruary 28, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    It's a little cautrophobic on occasions but can be very fun!
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