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Rex 1516

1516 South St, South Street West, Philadelphia, PA 19146-1690
+1 267-319-1366
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  • Excellent28%
  • Very good59%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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“brunch” (10 reviews)
“pot pie” (3 reviews)
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Cajun & Creole, American
$$ - $$$
1516 South St, South Street West, Philadelphia, PA 19146-1690
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My daughter & I went and each had ST Louis Style Spare Ribs a full rack with Memphis BBQ Sauce, Pickles and Onions, Beans, and striped Cole Slaw for $26.00 each. We found out later we could have split them and saved some money. But...More

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Reviewed 31 May 2018 via mobile

I honestly regret not taking photos, but who cares about that anyway. Take my word for it; the food was amazing. I ordered the crawfish pot pie. I could have eaten 3 and been happy. The portion size could have been much more generous, but...More

Thank zaumbia
Reviewed 31 March 2018 via mobile

Very tiny restaurant. My 2 sons loved the burger. Staff were friendly. Little pricey. Limited menu. Not anything special.

Thank whale9999
Reviewed 3 February 2018 via mobile

We started with the potato & shrimp croquet, my wife really enjoyed it. It was too delicate for my taste. My Southern Ceaser salad was crisp, chilled just right with a southern flare including corn bread croutons. My wife's Green Goddess grouper was perfectly prepared,...More

Thank JVC3515
Reviewed 28 January 2018 via mobile

Wonderful atmosphere and food! NOLA charm on South St. Stylishly decorated, accompanied by great Dixie style music. Big screen showing old movies overlooks bar. Food from apps to dessert was crazy good and service was prompt and knowledgeable. Must experience! Made for a fun night!

Thank Michael K
Reviewed 22 January 2018

Stopped in for brunch on a Saturday before a matinee at the Academy of Arts. We had a reservation and were seated right away. Service was quick and we ordered a round of drinks. Basil Mojito and Paradise Lost. Both were good, the Paradise Lost...More

Thank Chris S
Reviewed 22 January 2018

I had the Fried Green Tomatoes with the Comeback sauce which was wonderful, 3 CHEESE SPICY CRAWFISH ETOUFFEE Pot pie, Spare Ribs everything was GREAT! very flavorful can't wait to go again. It's a small restaurant with a southern flare call for reservations.

Thank Sweetgmelody
Reviewed 14 January 2018

Convenient location, small gem of a restaurant! From the minute on entering, everyone from the floor manger, waitstaff, servers and bartender had their "A" game on! The cocktails and the food are really a delicious treat. Biscuits are hand made and freshly baked for the...More

Thank dustyNewtownSquare
Reviewed 9 October 2017

This place is a tiny jewel on South Street that is easy to walk to from Center City where our hotel was located. The staff is very friendly and accommodating. The food is Southern with a twist of "unusual". Be sure to save room for...More

Thank lmk1126
Reviewed 12 February 2017

This place is very charming. Our waiter was very friendly and helpful. The food is very filling. The mac and cheese is awesome. My husband loved the fried chicken. I don't eat meat, but still had an excellent roasted squash salad and pasta dish.

Thank JIA-7
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5 December 2015|
Response from Heather R | Property representative |
Hi, Larry. We don't, but we do serve brunch Saturdays and Sundays, 11:00-4:00. We hope to see you some time!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$50
Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1516 South St, South Street West, Philadelphia, PA 19146-1690
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia
  • Phone Number: +1 267-319-1366
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Your home for quality, Southern-inspired cuisine. "Faded mansion" is the motif Weber and Malone were going for, and with the velvet curtains, potted palms, recovered wood, and wrought-iron accents, Rex certainly delivers that vibe, especially in the intimate back bar where such classic Dixie cocktails as mint juleps, lime rickeys, and Sazeracs are crafted while vintage films like To Kill a Mockingbird play on the TV." ~Craig Laban, Philadelphia Inquirer "But what cemented my appreciation for Swain’s cooking was the Hoppin’ John substrate beneath those pork cheek hunks. He uses Carolina Gold rice for his, and cooks it perfectly al dente. One of these days, when heirloom rice gains the cachet of heirloom tomatoes, that sentence will spring people into table-reserving action." ~Trey Popp, Philly Mag
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