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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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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good40%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“jambalaya” (39 reviews)
“po boy” (38 reviews)
“cornbread” (24 reviews)
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PMAll hours
American, Cafe, Fast food
51 N 12th St, Reading Terminal Market, Philadelphia, PA 19107-2902
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Takeout or small counter service. Stopped in for breakfast. Nice selection. Only downside if you order takeout and a space opens at counter. They won't let you sit.

Thank Peter G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Attending a convention, this eatery in the Reading Terminal is a gem. Loved the food. Their Cajun cuisine is all well prepared and oh so good. At there twice in the matter of several days, each time totally enjoying the tasty dishes. Jambalaya and gumbo...More

Thank Barneyval
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I ate at Beck's Cajun Café on a lunch break while attending a conference at the Conference center across the street. I ordered the Chicken & Andouille Gumbo and upgraded it to include the Jambalaya rice instead of the white rice it comes with. Boy,...More

Thank TheTeeMan
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We got jambalaya with gumbo on top one night for dinner here. It was so great that we ran back over from our hotel a few minutes later to get a second helping. A great and well priced find in the Reading Market.

Thank goldengirl217
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beck's has a variety of Cajun favorites that are freshly prepared and well seasoned. It's not too far off what you get in NOLA. It's a nice spot in the Market.

Thank hbhakh
Reviewed 12 October 2017

Forget your hotel restaurant. Check out the eateries in nearby Reading Terminal Market -- particularly Beck's. Savory favorites range from gumbo (gator as well as chicken, andouille and shrimp) to muffalettas and vegetarian po' boys.

Thank Brent45
Reviewed 3 October 2017

Ordering is simple, simple menu with employees paying attention and wanting your order. The seating can be difficult if busy but its quite a big all around. Beck's its kind of small but they pack a lot of good food. I myself went with the...More

Thank Crossonero9
Reviewed 1 October 2017 via mobile

I had the fried shrimp po boy and cajun fries. It's served on a baguette with lettuce, pickles, tomatoes and creole mayo(which I suggest you ask for extra on the side if your a mayo type of person). The shrimp were about medium size, crisp...More

Thank Rhea R
Reviewed 30 September 2017

In the Reading Terminal, bubbling with people and action, the choice is varied but Becks got our attention. They will let you taste their different dishes and take the time to answer your questions. We very much enjoyed discussing with the employees but the dishes...More

Thank TravelGuy766
Reviewed 13 September 2017

I was with a colleague and it was his pick but I was pretty happy with the food and service. We managed to sit at the counter due to a little beyond the lunch mod scene. My friend got the gumbo and reported it was...More

Thank michael n
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
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Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
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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