Race Street Cafe

Race Street Cafe

Bar and Café$$$$
Center City East, Philadelphia
  • Aileen D.
    "Great food and beer selection."(4 Tips)
    Alexis L.
    "Good burgers and fast service."(5 Tips)
    "Lamb burger, turkey burger, fish tacos all faves."(10 Tips)
    Lisa S.
    "Great laid-back cozy spot with terrific, knowledgeable staff."(3 Tips)
62 Tips and reviews
  • burgers
  • sandwiches
  • beer
  • fish tacos
  • cozy
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  • George A.
    George AlbertMarch 27, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    Sweet potato fries are consistently crunchy in a unique, good way. Beers are always on point. Specials rotate, roll the dice if you will, but the mainstays are usually swell.
  • Ami
    AmiFebruary 16, 2013
    Been here 100+ times
    Lamb burger, turkey burger, fish tacos all faves. Amazing locals spot- come in for small homey atmosphere, amazing food and always an impressive beer list.
  • Eat Drink & Be Philly
    The barn doors open to the street bringing the indoors out to the tables on the sidewalk. Interesting view of the Ben Franklin bridge and NJ transit line going by.
  • The N Crowd
    The N CrowdJanuary 14, 2011
    Right around the corner from The N Crowd, The Liberty Bell, The Betsy Ross House... check out this laid back cafe. Local artists often have some painting hanging on the walls.
  • Aileen D.
    Aileen D'AlessandroJuly 14, 2012
    Definitely worth a stop if you're in the neighborhood. Great food and beer selection. Always had a good experience.
  • Sandra
    SandraApril 15, 2016
    Had a lateish dinner - the food was delicious and the service attentive and friendly!
  • Stephanie H.
    Stephanie HaydenNovember 14, 2012
    Contact The Daly Group at Keller Williams Center City for your real estate needs. Stephanie.Hayden@kw.com. New listing: 212 Race Street, #2C! Email me for more information!
  • The Conflict S.
    The Conflict SATXJanuary 11, 2012
    Have the Yard cask IPA and an order of mussels con chorizo. No need to thank me.
  • Ryan G.
    Ryan GOctober 4, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    cozy, local place. food is pretty good...bartender is not so friendly but warms up...I'd still come here for a drink and a bite to eat.
  • Lisa S.
    Lisa S.December 12, 2010
    Great laid-back cozy spot with terrific, knowledgeable staff. Had the veal dumplings and they were fantastic!
  • andy w.
    andy walkerJune 3, 2016
    Super friendly, relaxed and great fish tacos! Smash them right in!!11
  • George A.
    George AlbertMay 10, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    My favorite plan B. It's good enough here to keep my grocery shopping down to every 3-4 weeks.
  • BlondEATS
    BlondEATSSeptember 1, 2015
    The boyfriend and I wanted a quick salad for dinner so we ordered take out from Race Street. My Caesar salad was nothing to be desired. The steak was just above. Better to dine in.
  • Philadelphia Magazine
    Philadelphia MagazineJanuary 3, 2012
    Intimate Old City bar offers 15 beers on tap and hearty fare for a winter's night.
  • Josh M.
    Josh MurrayMay 30, 2014
    Lamb burger was the juiciest burger I've ever had. 10 out of 10
  • Alexis L.
    Alexis Lopez-OrtizOctober 24, 2015
    Good burgers and fast service. Try the buffalo chicken sandwich!
  • Sophia H.
    Sophia HFebruary 26, 2016
    Ricotta gnocchi was excellent. Orecchiette was too cheesy and weird for me
  • Andrew W.
    Some of the food was decent. None of it was particularly good. One salad was so bad no one would finish it. Foursquare let us down here. I wonder if the ratings were for the beer?
  • Lisa S.
    Lisa S.April 13, 2013
    Best pork nachos ever. You will not be sorry.
  • Kate F.
    Kate FreemanOctober 12, 2013
    Order the mussels and one of the beers on tap
  • Ken K.
    Ken KramerJuly 7, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    The food is great and the staff is awesome! Tip them well!!!
  • Race Steet Cafe
    Race Steet CafeMarch 23, 2011
    Ever-changing beer menu to compliment the new spring menu changes. Check it out!!
  • Shawn R.
    Shawn RyanMay 31, 2013
    Make sure to bring Rennard and Burton if you want a good time here
  • Melissa P.
    Melissa PaettieNovember 19, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Awesome brunch - order the orange french toast.
  • brittany
    brittanyJuly 20, 2013
    i fervently recommend any bar with board games & a lamppost inside
  • Eat Drink & Be Philly
    Ex-neighbors have been known to travel back to visit just for the burgers.
  • Kyle M.
    Kyle McArdleAugust 15, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Good food. Good beer. Good everything.
  • Tyler W.
    Tyler WestnedgeMarch 26, 2012
    Try the po'boy.. It will blow ur mind
  • Philly Love Notes
    Philly Love NotesOctober 25, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    The brisket sandwich is a gift from god
  • Phoebe M.
    Phoebe MurphySeptember 16, 2015
    Nice space and delicious drink!
  • Kenneth S.
    Kenneth SchwaAugust 17, 2013
    I just got here! One should really wait until they try the food before writing a review! I have nothing useful to write!
  • The Energy Cooperative
    This cafe buys all of their electricity from renewable sources in PA. Read more
  • Kandis K.
    Kandis KovalskyOctober 25, 2013
    Classic. Go here to see the Flyguys.
  • Chris R.
    Chris RichardsSeptember 13, 2014
    Great outdoor seating for a nice day.
  • Valerie B.
    Valerie BlasseyOctober 5, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Check out the artwork!
  • Sophia H.
    Sophia HFebruary 26, 2016
    Intimate place, good for dates. Friendly but slow service
  • George A.
    George AlbertAugust 25, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    I love Jamie. And I love Vanessa.
  • Brittany B.
    Brittany BallNovember 22, 2015
    Food was amazing!
  • Elise S.
    Elise SchreiberMarch 8, 2013
    Amazing place. Glad I came here!
  • Ryan K.
    Ryan KennyMarch 16, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Best neighborhood bar in Philly!
  • Leigh Ann S.
    Leigh Ann ShaffnerNovember 5, 2011
    Try the Chicken Sandwich - Love this place!
  • Mary B.
    Mary BrionesApril 8, 2014
    Try the beer flight!
  • Russell C.
    Brisket was great
  • Patrick L.
    Patrick LoweryApril 20, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Bartender Chris plays great tunes. Oasis. Kasabian. Etc.
  • Gary S.
    Gary SantosoAugust 25, 2010
    Pulled pork bbq! The bomb!! Best around!
  • Shilpa G.
    Shilpa GowdaApril 14, 2013
    Lamb burger.... the best
  • Kelly R.
    Kelly RJuly 14, 2015
  • Jason T.
    Jason TregoAugust 1, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Best bread pudding ever.
  • Sarah S.
    Sarah ShackleyFebruary 14, 2010
    Nice relaxed bar with cosy atmosphere
  • Sujan K.
    Sujan KhadgiAugust 19, 2016
    Grilled chicken burger
  • B.J. E.
    B.J. EllisAugust 15, 2015
    Been here 50+ times
    This place is the god damn worst. I always get dragged here.
  • Blake
    BlakeSeptember 16, 2012
    Took forever to get food! Waitresses were very inattentive.
  • B.J. E.
    B.J. EllisNovember 12, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    Why does the staff here treat everyone with contempt. The food isn't that great.
  • Jennifer H.
    Jennifer HMarch 27, 2010
    The burger is great!
  • Paul W.
    Paul WickerFebruary 14, 2010
    Burger and a (good) beer kind of place.
  • Chris N.
    Chris NighMay 14, 2010
    Cool beer selection...
  • Kimberly D.
    Kimberly DavisFebruary 17, 2010
    Great music here! It's like my iPod up in here!
  • Kristina H.
    Kristina HartMay 2, 2010
    Steak salad is the best.
  • B.J. E.
    B.J. EllisJuly 19, 2009
    Been here 50+ times
    Have a Turkey Club with a bunch of friends and watch the Phillies.
  • Nikki W.
    Nikki WrightNovember 13, 2009
    Been here 5+ times
    Have a wheat beer with the Belgian fries.
  • Scott C.
    Scott CFebruary 28, 2010
    Good bloodies
  • B.J. E.
    B.J. EllisSeptember 28, 2010
    Been here 50+ times
    They no longer have a Turkey Club here. Lame. ;(
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