New Wave Cafe

New Wave Cafe

Bar, American Restaurant, and Sports Bar · Queen Village - Pennsport
784 S 3rd St (at Catherine St), Philadelphia, PA 19147, United States
Open until 2:00 AM (Show more)
  • Mon
    • 11:00 AM–2:00 AM
  • Tue, Thu–Fri
    • 11:00 AM–2:00 AM
  • Wed
    • 11:00 AM–2:00 AM
  • Sat–Sun
    • 10:00 AM–2:00 AM
$ $ $ $
Brunch, Happy Hour
Beer, Full Bar
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. Discover & Visa)
Outdoor Seating:

Located in the heart of Queen Village, at 3rd and Catharine, this sunlit, the New Wave Cafe is the ideal place to grab lunch with friends, enjoy dinner and imbibe late night at the bar. A fun, easy-going atmosphere and great food are the standard at this neighborhood gem.


Based on 87 votes

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    Amy B.
    "crab Mac n cheese were both on point 👍 The service"(2 Tips)
    Matt C.
    "get the lobster mac and cheese and a yards IPA"(2 Tips)
    Tim C.
    "Put the tots in the crab mac n cheese."(5 Tips)
    Gina G.
    "New Wave fries are killer!"(2 Tips)
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  • crab
  • sandwiches
  • french fries
  • tater tots
  • brunch food
  • margherita pizza
  • hummus
  • beer
  • cheesesteaks
  • great value
  • trendy
  • shrimp skewers
  • lively
  • Bloody Marys
  • steak & eggs
  • bruschetta
  • good for a late night
  • casual
  • good for a quick meal
  • asparagus
  • Joseph W.

    Great brunch menu

    Joseph Walton · May 10
  • Alexandria C.

    A great neighborhood bar. Bill is the nicest bartender.

    Alexandria Capone · August 10, 2014

    To its credit, the three-course offering isn't billed as strictly authentic or traditional or genuine. It is billed rather as the fruit of the "research and experience" of chef Jason Seraydarian. Read more · August 3, 2014
  • Amy B.

    Coming from someone who loves seafood, the lobster bisque and crab Mac n cheese were both on point 👍 The service was great!

    Amy Batog · July 8, 2014

    The best seating? A sturdy picnic table. The appropriate serving plate? A red-and-white paper basket. To its credit, the 3-course offering isn't billed as strictly authentic or traditional or genuine. Read more · March 26, 2014
  • arkady s.

    Cheese steak egg roll is to die for

    arkady sorokin · October 11, 2013
  • Travis H.

    Tater Tots w/cheese. Add Bacon Bits! Nicole knows the order!

    Travis Holler · September 15, 2013
  • PJ L.

    highly recommend this place !! especially their crab encrusted filet mignonwith potatoes and asparagus! 20 bucks !

    PJ L. · August 24, 2013
  • Kerry B.

    Literally the worst place ever...don't come here unless it is a necessity...

    Kerry Brind'Amour · July 28, 2013
  • Tim C.

    Put the tots in the crab mac n cheese.

    Tim Conheeney · July 21, 2013
  • Reggie G.

    Tots, tots, and more tots!

    Reggie Granados · March 24, 2013
  • Bluejean F.

    Great neighborhood bar. Like & like twitter @bluejeanfood

    Bluejean Foodcritic · December 6, 2012
  • Philadelphia S.

    WEEKLY PSN PASS SPECIALS: $3 PBC Kenzinger Drafts, $2.75 Yuengling Lager Drafts, $2.25 Miller Lite/Bud Light Drafts! RAINY DAY SPECIALS: 10% off all checks!

    Philadelphia Sports Network · September 4, 2012
  • Jon G.

    Try the Shrimp Skewers - This is awesome! As with most things, add a little Sriracha and you're in heaven!

    Jon Gosier · June 25, 2012
  • Gina G.

    New Wave fries are killer!

    Gina G · April 9, 2012
  • Jahy T.

    Great beer specials and food is interesting good. Some hottie bartenders too.

    Jahy Tse · April 8, 2012
  • Liz J.

    Bartender Stu can find your cherry!

    Liz Jarvis · March 25, 2012
  • Stewart R.

    New Wave is a Union Pub Parter! You can watch every game here!

    Stewart Roberts · March 12, 2012
  • Audrey J.

    Avoid ordering White Russians. They're made with creamer pack. Not good.

    Audrey Julienne · January 8, 2012
  • Matt C.

    get the lobster mac and cheese and a yards IPA

    Matt Cox · December 2, 2011
  • Kar

    Hot waitresses and bar tenders

    Kar · October 12, 2011
  • Julie C.

    The bruschetta is pretty amazing. Get it almost every time I cone to the Wave.

    Julie Carney-Jones · October 7, 2011
  • KC C.

    Quizzo on Mondays! Read more

    KC Collins · August 31, 2011
  • Mikey T.

    Banging Mac n cheese!!!!

    Mikey Thrash · August 14, 2011
  • New Wave C.

    Stop by and check out our new menu!

    New Wave Cafe · March 14, 2011
  • Jason C.

    The margarita pizza is my fav.

    Jason Coble · January 2, 2011
  • Phil K.

    I love the hummus!

    Phil Kural · January 2, 2011
  • Jessica c.

    the owner is very friendly and accomodated our request to put the hockey game on one of the tvs. their eggs benedict for brunch is fabulous. their salsa is good too!

    Jessica champion · December 29, 2010
  • Jessica B.

    Flying Fish Exit 4 now on tap...delicious

    Jessica Battisto · December 2, 2010
  • John B.

    you are such a nerd

    John Burke · November 3, 2010
  • catherine c.

    I work here

    catherine cuthbertson · August 18, 2010
  • Amanda I.

    Quizo on Monday nights @ 9pm is fantastic~

    Amanda Inderbitzen · August 10, 2010
  • Brendan O.

    Lobster Mac-n-cheese! 'Nuff said...

    Brendan O'Brien · July 10, 2010
  • James G.

    Stuffed French Toast. Nuff said!

    James G. · April 25, 2010
  • Larry W.

    Try the crab fries!!!!

    Larry Woodley · April 1, 2010
  • James G.

    Best Bloody Mary's in the city by far! Also the stuffed French Toast w/ Bananas & Peanut Butter is just amazing.

    James G. · March 28, 2010
  • Joe S.

    One of the best brunch spots in Philly. Environment is unassuming so the superb food takes you by surprise. Try the pulled pork sandwich. Its not always on the menu but ask for it and they'll make it. Read more

    Joe Sass · February 25, 2010
  • Temma H.

    Order the lobster mac n' cheese. You cannot possibly regret it.

    Temma Hankin · October 1, 2009
  • ERHAN Ş.


    ERHAN Şükür · March 22, 2014
  • ERHAN Ş.

    Servis mükemmel.

    ERHAN Şükür · March 19, 2014

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