The Twisted Tail

Cajun / Creole Restaurant, Southern / Soul Food Restaurant, and Bar
509 S 2nd St, Philadelphia, PA 19147, United States
Hours:
Open until 2:00 AM (Show more)
  • Mon–Fri
    • Noon–2:00 AM
  • Sat
    • 11:00 AM–2:00 AM
  • Sun
    • 10:00 AM–2:00 AM
Price:
$ $ $ $
Menus:
Brunch, Dinner
Drinks:
Beer
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. Discover & Visa)
Outdoor Seating:
Yes
8.8/10

Based on 139 votes

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  • blues music
  • mikey jr
  • bourbon
  • shuffleboard
  • pork tacos
  • great value
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  • Kelly H.

    This place is trying to be upscale, but the food is not that good - the portions are small and the price is insane for what is served. Overall amateur operation. Go for drinks. Eat elsewhere

    Kelly Horgan · March 14
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  • Elaine B.

    Blues music upstairs is the best. Saw Moondog Medicine Show there and they totally rocked it! Worth the 3-hour drive!

    Elaine Berry · March 11
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  • Philadelphia Magazine

    The rustic­ horseshoe bar was long on brown liquor, with more than 50 whiskeys. The quasi-Southern menu was ­ambitious, embracing everything from agave-­sweetened glazes to house-cured bacon. Read more

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  • Amy B.

    Blues night on Sunday's!

    Amy Batog · December 27, 2014
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  • Dan M.

    A taste of the South! Blues & Bourbon!

    Dan Monbourquette · November 10, 2014
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  • Louise B.

    The chorizo sausage taco is bangin.

    Louise B. · July 20, 2014
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  • Jennifer T.

    This place is amazing. Sitting outside and being able to see all the sights of the city while drinking a local brew is awesome. Food was to die for.

    Jennifer Turin · June 26, 2014
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  • Jennifer T.

    The bartender was awesome. Food was amazing. The old bay fries were to die for

    Jennifer Turin · June 20, 2014
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  • Anthony M.

    Good band plays good covers

    Anthony Mendoza · May 19, 2014
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  • Lynn B.

    Sunday Blues Jam 5-9pm.

    Lynn Barry · April 27, 2014
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  • Kelly Anne M.

    Delicious food. Great drinks. Great service.

    Kelly Anne McIntyre · April 22, 2014
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  • Maxine H.

    Great food and awesome music!!!!

    Maxine Hankin-Lebo · April 11, 2014
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  • Jim M.

    Sunday afternoon live blues on the 2nd floor. Go upstairs! Enjoy a bourbon with the blues. And you can keep an eye on the phillies game too.

    Jim M · April 6, 2014
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  • Christine L.

    Overpriced for the portion size

    Christine Lemanowicz · March 9, 2014
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  • TerrapinJess

    Summer feelings; mason jars abound. Happy vibes and "Shazam" is a true bartender!

    TerrapinJess · February 22, 2014
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  • Elena P.

    Mushroom truffle salad, crabcakes, ribs, truffked popcorn-- BOOM!! SO very delish

    Elena Pappas · November 18, 2013
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  • Lauren N.

    Wish Mikey Jr. Was playing tonight. He's amazing!

    Lauren Nikki · November 2, 2013
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  • Paul M.

    Damnation. It tickles.

    Paul Madeano · July 7, 2013
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  • Charles L.

    Old fashion. Mint julep. Great.

    Charles Linares · June 9, 2013
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  • Katie K.

    Bartender tonight was great and knowledgeable! Food was on point!

    Katie Kop · June 7, 2013
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  • Luis C.

    The upstairs bar is pretty awesome.

    Luis Cielak · May 12, 2013
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  • John G.

    Great music Saturday nights

    John Gallagher · April 20, 2013
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  • Rob M.

    Who needs a bread plate when they serve bacon & rosemary popcorn while you wait? Yeah you read that right.

    Rob Munsch · March 28, 2013
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  • Michael C.

    Go with at least 4 people so you don't have to decide on just 1 dish. I recommend the pork duo and ribs. Even the grilled Caesar salad is delicious.

    Michael Carrabine · March 2, 2013
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  • Lisa B.

    Yummy pig roast and sides!

    Lisa Balthaser · February 17, 2013
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  • Jason K.

    Good joint, comfy chairs in the front of the stage. Don't order the duck flatbread if you don't dig bleu cheese

    Jason Krupski · February 10, 2013
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  • Amanda H.

    Good food. Better than I expected from looking at the decor. The Beet Salad was very tasty and the filet was actually quite good.

    Amanda Hernandez · January 30, 2013
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  • Nicole C.

    Whiskey flight! Ask for bartenders choice.

    Nicole Casella · January 13, 2013
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  • Dan M.

    Great place! Superb pulled pork tacos.

    Dan McG · December 11, 2012
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  • Jonathan S.

    For relaxing times, make it Suntory time

    Jonathan Strange · October 30, 2012
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  • Lace B.

    Pork taco's yummy

    Lace B. · October 2, 2012
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  • Caitlin

    Get the tasting

    Caitlin · July 29, 2012
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  • Jenn C.

    Come in June 1-10 for Philly Beer Week & win a free tshirt if you kick the keg!

    Jenn Carlino · June 4, 2012
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  • Karen B.

    Sunday Blues Rocks

    Karen B · April 1, 2012
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  • Visit Philly

    You can probably already hear the music from where you're checking in, but did you know they have shuffleboard. Yes, shuffleboard.

    Visit Philly · March 23, 2012
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  • Jane

    The best tomato soup ever!

    Jane · March 16, 2012
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  • Mark D.

    The Buttermilk Chicken Sandwich is awesome!

    Mark Dunaway · March 11, 2012
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  • Zac A.

    Live music most nights. Check out Mikey Jr. and the Stone Cold Blues on Wednesday nights (which is also free parking after 5 or 6).Jess behind the bar will take great care of you!

    Zac Anderson · February 16, 2012
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  • Jennifer T.

    Love the live jazz! If that's not your style, play darts next room over. BYOD - they only have 2 darts.

    Jennifer Tran · January 15, 2012
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  • Robin J.

    The Porkroll Project Returns to The Twisted Tail Tonight with "Hard Rockin' Blues" music from their new CD "Three Legged Dog"!

    Robin J · December 16, 2011
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  • Tory G.

    Live blues with Mikey Jr & band every Weds. They love blues dancers!

    Tory G · December 15, 2011
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  • Bernice S.

    Make sure you visit Harold at the 2nd floor bar. Great convo and service. Try the brunch and biscuits & honey butter.

    Bernice Stevens · December 4, 2011
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  • Concierge

    You can enjoy live music here 5 nights a week. If that's not your flavor, they have a separate room with shuffleboard!

    Concierge · September 3, 2011
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  • .bretts.and.such.

    try the alcohol. it'll get you drunk!

    .bretts.and.such. · September 2, 2011
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  • Courtney H.

    The mayor is pretty hot ;x

    Courtney Helena · July 30, 2011
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  • Audrey J.

    Black Cherry Gimlet... Yum!

    Audrey Julienne · July 30, 2011
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  • Mikey I.

    Get the chili.

    Mikey Il · July 30, 2011
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