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Beck's Cajun Cafe

51 N 12th St, Reading Terminal Market, Philadelphia, PA 19107-2902
+1 215-592-0505
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good41%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“po boy” (40 reviews)
“cornbread” (26 reviews)
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51 N 12th St, Reading Terminal Market, Philadelphia, PA 19107-2902
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stopped by Reading Terminal Market for a bite before heading to the convention center and we weren't disappointed! With all the choices of places to eat we were hooked on Beck's after sampling their gator gumbo. We took a seat at the counter. Our...More

Thank Bradley K
Reviewed 8 March 2018

Sunday morning breakfast with beignets and Cajun Omelet. Service was a little slow but it was nice to spend time talking to diners sitting at the counter. We were there when not much was open and we lucked out eating here.

Thank ParTcake
Reviewed 2 March 2018

A couple year's back I had a layover at the 30th St. train station and stumbled on a place with some really good Cajun food. I never got around to writing a review, alas. Just last week I was at the Reading Terminal Market at...More

Thank Buffalo1949
Reviewed 27 February 2018

What a great breakfast. I had the trainwreck Omelette, which was basically a cheese Omelette with a ton of different meats. My son got the pecan French toast which was very decadent. It also came with these great potatoes, loaded with onions and jalapeno peppers....More

Thank _jordanselzer90
Reviewed 25 February 2018 via mobile

Stopped at Beck’s in the Reading Terminal Market for lunch. Alligator Jambalaya, Corn bread and Fried Mac n cheese balls. Absolutely great meal. Genuine Cajun. A must for Cajun if you are in Philadelphia. Almost like sitting in New Orleans.

Thank Kurt A
Reviewed 23 February 2018 via mobile

Great fast Cajun food- we liked the gumbo, the etouffe, the alligator sausage and red beans and rice. I really don’t love spicy and some of the dishes were on the spicier side, but I still enjoyed them. They will let you taste before you...More

Thank KD0608
Reviewed 10 February 2018 via mobile

Walking through the Market I heard a local give someone else a recommendation for Beck’s. I’m glad I took him on the recommendation. The service was quick but top notch. Ordered the Trainwreck, which is their version of a cheesesteak sandwich, and it was outstanding....More

Thank Michael S
Reviewed 10 December 2017 via mobile

I was in the mood for something different than a cheesesteak, and this fit the bill. Hard to choose between a po boy, gumbo, muffaletta...all ready by 8 AM. Finally decided on a breakfast po boy with steak, veggies, and bacon, all topped with three...More

1  Thank Bill H
Reviewed 10 December 2017

Young lady who served us could not have been more helpful. She offered samples and service and food were great. Counter seating, but worth it for the gumbo alone. Cheap, good food.

1  Thank Jon A
Reviewed 30 November 2017

This is in the terminal and has counter-service, however, you can feel a little cramped. The food is great for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and take-out. The Alligator sausage is great and you have to leave room for dessert. Good soups, jambalaya and I am always...More

1  Thank joanz359
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Restaurant Details

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Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 51 N 12th St, Reading Terminal Market, Philadelphia, PA 19107-2902
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia
  • Phone Number: +1 215-592-0505
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