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Downey's Pub - CLOSED

526 S Front St, Philadelphia, PA 19147-1797
+1 215-625-9500
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  • Excellent11%
  • Very good6%
  • Average10%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible62%
22 Nov 2016
26 Oct 2015
“What a letdown”
Restaurant Hours Closed
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub
££ - £££
526 S Front St, Philadelphia, PA 19147-1797
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11 - 20 of 88 reviews

Reviewed 5 April 2015

Wish I'd checked on TA about this place before we went....... but we were hungry and other places were full. The place just looks run down. Mabye it's OK if you just go for beer, Irish Coffee or you're a college student...... but don't ask...More

1  Thank pachachuck
Reviewed 28 January 2015

Stay away from this disgusting place. Certainly Can't take a lady here. Hard to believe its rated 2053 out of 2056. There are 3 places worse? Food is disgusting if they actually have it in stock.

3  Thank Ireland4ever2000
Reviewed 9 January 2015

We took a day trip to Philly, and has a restaurant.com coupon for Downeys. We thought we'd try it out. We walked in and were seated pleasantly. At the same time (I hadn't even sat down yet) the waitress asked us what we wanted to...More

1  Thank Katie D
Reviewed 2 January 2015

The food is average, the seater was poor and service poor. Food was decent. There were a few obnixous patrons that seemed to all so they safe. Would not go back.

1  Thank Swill1015
Reviewed 1 January 2015

Downey’s has declined sharply. On a recent visit they did not accept a $50 restaurant dot com certificate after having told me over the phone that they would accept it (and are still offering it on the restaurant dot com web page). We asked to...More

1  Thank SANDDDY22
Reviewed 20 October 2014

Went in for an Irish Coffee and left. The place was dark and dirty. The bartender did not have the know how or the ingredients to do her job. I went to use the bathroom and the bartender told me to use the upstairs due...More

Thank James F
Reviewed 15 October 2014

Wife had salad w/chicken. Iceberg lettuce, 4 pcs tomato, 2 pcs carrot cut long, chicken was ok, $15. I had chicken pot pie. 2 or 3 mushy pcs that might have been chicken, top crust was a loose pc of flaky stuff, plenty of potato....More

Thank Steve A
Reviewed 30 September 2014

We made a reservation for a large group for dinner. Meal prep time was really long. The bill at the end of the meal was figured for each table - easier than one big bill for the whole party. No one had a bad meal...More

Thank TechnicianMichigan
Reviewed 28 September 2014

My wife and I made a reservation, In order to get into the restaurant we had to "climb" over a "biker" who took up half of the entrance stairs, his girlfriend took over the other half. We arrived arrived 5 minutes early and were told...More

1  Thank 977michaelr2
Reviewed 21 August 2014

We went for late night food/drinks. We were greeted right away and sat next to the open windows- very nice on a cool summer night. Our server was great!! The food- pizza- made in a special pizza oven- and apps were yummy. Not sure why...More

2  Thank Sparta78
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
10:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 526 S Front St, Philadelphia, PA 19147-1797
    (Between Naudian & South)
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia>  > City Center East
  • Neighbourhood: City Center East
  • Phone Number: +1 215-625-9500
  • E-mail
Downey's overlooks Penn's Landing at Front & South Streets and opened in Philadelphia in 1976. The restaurant is located in the city's premier neighborhood, Society Hill. The rich mahogany bar, wood panels & stained glass panes were imported from Country Cork in Ireland. We are delighted to share these treasures with you & hope they make you feel at home. Our proximity to Historic Philadelphia & Independence Mall makes Downey's & ideal stop for groups requiring a relaxing meal. The electric selection of shops on South Street makes it a unique shopping experience.
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