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The Dandelion

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$$ - $$$
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124 S 18th St, Philadelphia, PA 19103-4901 (18th and Sansom)
+1 215-558-2500
11:30 - 23:00
Closed now
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Sun 10:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 10:00 - 00:00
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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66 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I don't hand out May 5 star ratings, but this is an excellent English Pub. If you have been across the Atlantic, one of the things you remember about the pubs was the cask-pulled ale. It was pumped up by hand from the bar, not driven by CO2. It was also not refrigerated. This gives one, by necessity, a very... More 

Thank Bryanthecaveman
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47 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It is probably the cutest restaurants in Philly..almost like fairy tale like which is the reason why I picked the restaurant to go with my 2 young girls last Saturday. We ordered multiple items including mac and cheese, fish and chips, waffles(or was it pancake) English breakfast, coffee and 2 Bloody Mary. Everything was good. Nothing outstanding but solid food... More 

Thank Mkim1206
Chicago, Illinois
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Made a quick late afternoon stop for a flight of hand-pulled cask ales and a cheese board. Outstanding! Great bartender, wonderful upstairs bar atmosphere.

Thank dtkindler
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49 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I really wanted to like The Dandelion more. The restaurant is set up in this awesome old house. Its got a great vibe, and was packed the night we were there. The only trouble was the food didn't live up to the price. When you pay $18 for a burger you expect great things. I was very disappointed. I've had... More 

Thank WarrenMoonjr
Westchester County, New York
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I highly recommend this place. We dropped in for dinner on a Monday evening. The atmosphere is lovely, lots of dark wood, warm lighting and beautiful fireplace. The menu is excellent. We had the deviled eggs, dandelion salad and caesar salad - all fresh, well prepared and yummy. Service was warm and friendly. The tandoori chicken was fantastic. Will definitely... More 

Thank evi140
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

the short answer: JUST GO, and figure the rest out later.... the service - amazing, friendly, helpful & very knowledgeable regarding the menu and giving recommendations the ambiance - cozy and dim; like you're at your great aunt's cottage at 10:30pm the drinks - well thought out unique cocktails the food - seasoning is everything, as mentioned above re: the... More 

Thank Joanne M
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162 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Really fun British pub in the heart of Philadelphia. Food is pricey, my preference is the cozy bar. Go for the atmosphere, varied menu, and overall restaurant ambiance.

Thank elizabeth7887
Kuwait City, Kuwait
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53 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I loved every thing about this cafe. The ambiance, decor, service and food. Everything was just perfect. And I enjoyed the delicious Scotch pancakes with maple apple and cinnamon cream. Superb!

Thank WRashed
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

From the moment you arrive you feel the charm of this place. Beautiful. The duck/chicken parfait appetizer with toasted brioche was amazing. In addition the fish and chips were great. Delicious cocktail was the basil punnet! Highly recommend. We had great service from Greg.

Thank Victoria R
Willow Grove
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25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My quest for this Friday’s dinner was a Shepherd’s Pie. The Dandelion knocked my entire meal out of the park. My reservations were dinner were 9:15. Late, Yes! But then again it was St. Patrick’s Day so who cares. We were warmly greeted by the hostess and quickly taken to our table. No waiting and no confusion. We were initially... More 

Thank Luke L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$30
American, Bar, European, British, Pub, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene
Open Hours
10:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
10:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 124 S 18th St, Philadelphia, PA 19103-4901
    (18th and Sansom)
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia
  • Phone Number: +1 215-558-2500

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?