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The Twisted Tail, Philadelphia, PA

The Twisted Tail

4.6
4.6
1512 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Thank you for choosing The Twisted Tail!

High Top tables are only available on the weekends, and are located on the second floor. They are communal style tables, and you will get to enjoy the band after 8:15PM.

The Twisted Tail is a bi-level restaurant, bar and live music venue featuring a charcoal-fired grill, a wealth of bourbon selections and the rollicking ambiance of a "juke joint" (or old school Southern music hall). The inventive menu highlights ingredients in their simplest form, flame-broiled over live coals for rich, authentic flavor.

Inside a warm, welcoming dining space makes The Twisted Tail South Street’s best place to catch a band - and a bite.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 11 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    American, Regional American (Southern)
  • Hours of Operation
    Brunch Sat 11:00 am–4:00 pm Sun 10:00 am–4:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–11:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–1:00 am Sun 4:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (215) 558-2471
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive Chef
    Leo Forneas
  • Private party facilities
    We welcome you to explore our Private Dining options, perfect for any occasion.
  • Private party contact
    our Private Dining Coordinator: (215) 558-2471
  • Neighbourhood
    Society Hill
  • Cross Street
    Between South and Lombard
  • Parking Details
    Metered street parking is available in front of and behind the restaurant. The closest available parking garage is located on Lombard Street between 2nd and 3rd.
  • Public Transit
    The closest public transit stop is at 2nd and South for the 40 Bus. For the subway, take the Broad Street Line to South Street, or the Market-Frankford Line to 2nd Street.
  • Entertainment
    Free Live Blues Music Tuesday - Sunday
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 1,512 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

1,512 Reviews
  1. RichardG

    Philadelphia

    49 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    49 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Twisted Tail has a great menu with something for everyone. We shared our plates which included seafood and vegetarian options. The drinks are very good with a lot of options.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    48 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    48 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We really enjoyed our brunch, the cheese plate was amazing, along with the drinks and entrees. Definitely worth the trip into the city.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We were pleasantly surprised with the food drinks and the service this place is a true jem I’m surprised I did not know about it sooner. The manager was phenomenal. The service was great. The food was awesome and you have to get the grits.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had an amazing experience with great food and music. Our server was super attentive and the food was so good. Definitely try the Fried Chicken and the beignets.

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  5. MSVA

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server was amazing and the food was wonderful. The blues music was a lot of fun—and for a group with 3 children, far enough away to be enjoyable without being too loud. Excellent experience!

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  6. NeillH

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic! Amazing food, great band, and exceptional service

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  7. LaurenO

    New York City

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    I went for their Mother’s Day prefix brunch and it was a great deal of 3 courses for $45. It wasn’t overly busy and hard to get a reservation like it usually is that day and the service was good especially for it being a holiday. My party was running a little behind schedule and the restaurant was really accommodating with pushing our reservation back about 10 mins. Food and drinks were good but we did order brunch food which is pretty hard to mess up. Would be curious to try their dinner items. I really loved the ambiance and would also like to go back and hear some of the live music that’s there.

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  8. AParker

    Washington DC

    33 reviews

    4.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    My family enjoyed our Mother’s Day brunch. Our server Daniel was so accommodating to special requests. We will return again.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food and service were excellent. The pork chop, hanger steak and fried chicken were fantastic.

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  10. KyleT

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always fun atmosphere and great food. Went during brunch.

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FAQs

The Twisted Tail does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. The Twisted Tail also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (215) 558-2471.

The Twisted Tail is rated 4.6 stars by 1512 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 11 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for The Twisted Tail

509 S. 2nd Street, Philadelphia, PA 19147

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    Between South and Lombard
  • Neighbourhood
    Society Hill
  • Hours of Operation
    Brunch Sat 11:00 am–4:00 pm Sun 10:00 am–4:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–11:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–1:00 am Sun 4:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    American, Regional American (Southern)
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    Metered street parking is available in front of and behind the restaurant. The closest available parking garage is located on Lombard Street between 2nd and 3rd.
  • Public Transit
    The closest public transit stop is at 2nd and South for the 40 Bus. For the subway, take the Broad Street Line to South Street, or the Market-Frankford Line to 2nd Street.
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Leo Forneas
  • Entertainment
    Free Live Blues Music Tuesday - Sunday
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (215) 558-2471
  • Private party facilities
    We welcome you to explore our Private Dining options, perfect for any occasion.
  • Private party contact
    our Private Dining Coordinator: (215) 558-2471
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