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Beck's Cajun Cafe

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51 North 12th Street, Reading Terminal Market, Philadelphia, PA 19107
+1 215-592-0505
08:00 - 18:00
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Passaic, New Jersey
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Very delicious, very authentic to Cajun food. It's a great place to stop by if you are in the area. I try to do so every year.

Thank Sarah J
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55 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went for a quick appetizer while at the Reading Terminal Market. Tried the fried mac & cheese balls...Very good. Gotta eat them while they are hot! I don't think you can eat too many of these...but definitely worth sharing with a group!

Thank pennstateshah
Bill B, Owner at Beck's Cajun Cafe, responded to this review

Glad you liked our fried mac & cheese balls. When you come back ask for Chef Beck! More 

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16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our first day in Philly we decided we’d hit Reading Terminal Market for a late lunch early dinner. We condensed our list of places we definitely wanted to eat at from all of them LOL to our top 5…Becks was on the list. Unfortunately we were disappointed w/ Becks. After reading all the reviews I was expecting their food to... More 

Thank lilmissirish78
Bill B, Owner at Beck's Cajun Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and I'm disappointed too. I'm hoping if you are still in town you'll stop by one more time and let us make it up to you. Please ask for Chef Bill Beck or Kimber. I'm the Executive Chef and Owner and Kimber is my daughter. More 

Baltimore, Maryland
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111 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have eaten here three times. Once for breakfast when I had a Po Boy breakfast sandwich. This was a good breakfast, filling and well priced. Based on that I returned twice for dinner, once for gumbo and once for étouffée. In both cases I was served a bowl containing a generous portion of rice with a barely minimal scoop... More 

Thank Copperman1
Bill B, Manager at Beck's Cajun Cafe, responded to this review

Next time you visit please request light rice and heavy on the gumbo. Each customer likes their gumbo a certain way. We'd love to prepare your gumbo the way you like to eat it. More 

New Castle, Delaware
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433 reviews
295 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

While in the Reading Market, we decided to stop at Beck's Cajun Cafe for some bread pudding with Whisky Sauce. This was one of the best that I have tasted outside of New Orleans. The pudding was the right consistency and the sauce tasted great. We just wanted one to share but they had a special, buy one the other... More 

Thank Curt K
Bill B, Owner at Beck's Cajun Cafe, responded to this review

Thanks for the great compliment! More 

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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

The food here is delicious !!!! I highly recommend the Gator gumbo and corn bread. I will definitely return to try all other menu items.

Thank Joe W
Bowling Green, Ohio
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

If the gator gumbo is any indication of quality of food at this cafe, then it is a must go place. The gumbo was outstanding; just hot enough with the right amount of spices, rice, vegetables and of course, alligator. There was plenty of alligator in the dish and it was cooked perfectly. (Gator is an easy meat to over... More 

Thank Lori_Young
Bill B, Manager at Beck's Cajun Cafe, responded to this review

Glad our alligator got your tongue! Thank you for a 5 star review. We love it! More 

Doylestown, Pennsylvania
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230 reviews
140 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

I love this place and never pass on a chance to eat here. Their food is as authentic to New Orleans as there can be. Get the Train Wreck Po'Boy and you won't regret it. Made with steak, andouille, salami and cheese with a Cajun aioli. Best sandwich ever made.

Thank mrpesce
Morris, Minnesota
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13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

This restaurant is located in the Reading Terminal Market. If you like these kinds of markets; and hear I'm thinking about St. George's Market in Belfast (Northern Ireland), Oxford's Covered Market (England) and Minneapolis's Midtown Global Market; then you are going to love the atmosphere at Beck's Cajun Cafe. Wonderful aromas of diverse cuisines and many casual dining options, this... More 

Thank lacke010
New York
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30 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

I ordered the seafood gumbo with white rice. My friend had the same over seasoned rice. You don't need the seasoned rice. I recommend white because the gumbo itself has plenty of flavor and it is spicy so have your water nearby. The cornbread was delicious too. And don't even get me started on the macaroni and cheese balls. Diet... More 

Thank Reasonrules1

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Seafood
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
09:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 18:00
08:00 - 18:00
08:00 - 18:00
08:00 - 18:00
08:00 - 18:00
08:00 - 18:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 51 North 12th Street, Reading Terminal Market, Philadelphia, PA 19107
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia
  • Phone Number: +1 215-592-0505

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