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Rose Tattoo Cafe

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1847 Callowhill St, Philadelphia, PA 19130-4109 (19th & Callowhill Streets)
+1 215-569-8939
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Today
11:30 - 22:00
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Hours:
Sun 16:00 - 20:30
Tue - Fri 11:30 - 22:00
Sat 16:00 - 22:00
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Macon, Georgia, United States
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185 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very good Center City bistro with delicious hamburgers and lunch menu seems to be a popular spot for lunch. Food: 4/5 Service: 5/5 Friendly, helpful, and prompt. Decor: 4/5 A bit dark with darkly paneled wood walls and painted, antique tin ceiling, small clean rest rooms, cloth tablecloths and napkins. Value: 4/5 $95.90 for 4 adults including tip.

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Thank H S G
Deptford, New Jersey
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were excited to go out tonight to celebrate my husbands birthday. We got stuck at a small two top table upstairs. His view was the wall behind me. The waitress walked up to us, told us the specials as asked if we would like to order. I felt like I was at a dinner. After being rushed to order,... More 

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Thank waitress102
New Jersey
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44 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

I first discovered this place a couple of years ago when I attended a retirement party for a friend. That night, we only had appetizers but basically tried them all and everything was excellent. Ever since, I've been looking for an opportunity to come with my wife for a full meal, which we finally did. We were seated near the... More 

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Thank disneysteve
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
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33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Went here with my hubby. It was perfect the food was delicious, service was great and it's a quaint spot. It really was the perfect date spot.

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Thank Deidre W
Limerick
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Decided to dine here for dinner on the suggestion from total strangers sitting across from us at Assembly Lounge, and boy, their suggestion was perfect! Our food was great, the atmosphere was amazing. Quiet, cozy table in a corner on the first floor. Our waiter was attentive and offered wonderful selections when we indicated this was our first time here.... More 

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Thank Michelle A
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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49 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

I've been to this place over 20 times. It is a great for a romantic evening with that special someone, a mellow business meeting with a few associates, a cozy evening with a good friend or two, an afternoon lunch with colleagues, or an after work cocktail with friends. The food has always been great (Ive been going for close... More 

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Thank BigMoWal
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130 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

This was my annual dinner date for my wife and myself. I bring my wife here for her birthday every year we have been coming here for at least the last 8 yrs. I actually proposed to my wife here. The food is good as usual and the Rose Tattoo will always be my go to place !

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Thank Jahmai
Binghamton
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47 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

The atmosphere and décor are splendid. Very private and romantic. Excellent food and service! Save room for dessert!

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Thank IL0vet0traveln0w
Fort Washington, Pennsylvania
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56 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016

We were surprised to find out that this restaurant has been here for 34 years! The decor inside is beautiful--we sat upstairs. It was named for a Burt Lancaster movie--The Rose Tattoo. We enjoyed caesaar salads, wonderful crusty bread, crab cakes, jambalya, ravioli, paparadelle, and scallops. Everyone enjoyed the meal, and would recommend to others, as well as return! The... More 

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Thank sue f
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016 via mobile

You should try their special dessert made with vanilla ice cream and hot chocolate brownie. Service is really good and waiters/waitresses are friendly.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$30
Cuisine
American, Cajun & Creole, International
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
16:00 - 20:30
Tuesday
11:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 22:00
Thursday
11:30 - 22:00
Friday
11:30 - 22:00
Saturday
16:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1847 Callowhill St, Philadelphia, PA 19130-4109
    (19th & Callowhill Streets)
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia
  • Phone Number: +1 215-569-8939

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