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Chickie & Pete Cafe

11000 Roosevelt Blvd
Philadelphia, PA 19116
(215) 856-9890
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Great place to hang out with friends. I enjoy the various crab dishes they offer. Nice selection of beers to wash down your meal. High energy atmosphere is perfect for watching th...


Been here numerous times . . . mostly with friend and a lot of beers . . . Then I was there but not in the mood for beer . . . ordered Martinis . . . then I watched carefully and...

Not as good as the hype 11/2/2010

Chickies used to be good years ago, however I usually only go there for drinks now, The last few times I went there the crabs were cold and full of salt. I will say their Mussels in red are the best I ever had, I always get them, good to soak up the bread. Then Menu is very limited to what you can get, The pizza is actually pretty good. more


Been here numerous times . . . mostly with friend and a lot of beers . . . Then I was there but not in the mood for beer . . . ordered Martinis . . . then I watched carefully and what I saw made me unhappy! So I stopped ordering Martini's Cocktails and just ordered GG straight . . . what a difference! If it's a cocktail which has several blends watch because they SHORT YOU on the good stuff and full you with the mixer. Pros: Fries Cons: PRICES and BAD MIXED DRINKS more


Wow- really? what's with all the hype- I have been to all Chickie n Petes locations and asside from the occasional good service at Robbins...I always have terrible service!! The waitress takes your order about 20 minutes after you are seated (god forbid 1 person in your party is stuck at the light you need to wait for them to be seated..what a joke!), then NEVER returns! When eating thoes salty crab fries you need something to drink to wash it down...I sucked on an ice cube for a half an hour! the are complete idoits! I myself have been in the service industry and never stiff on the tip but it burns me to even tip the usual %- Stop throwing food onto my table and never returing until you wanna get paid!- I may sound disgruntled but I can assure you I am not the only one who has had this happend to them Pros: nothing really Pros: NOTHING Cons: EVERYTHING! more

Servers: Anywhere But Here 7/18/2009

As a former server I can say that you are right in your assumptions. There are 3 UNPAID days of training. The first day I was there they had me follow around "the best" server they had there. She pawned me on to her tables, and basically sat back and relaxed. After running around like an idiot, I received absolutely no tips or pay for working 10 hours. Let me say this again, the "training" is UNPAID. Then they charged me $50 for the uniform and $35 for shoes. I was racking up a tab, before I even saw any money from working! There are no people of color, as you say, and many of the staff in NE Philly make sure of it. The male servers act like they are gods and say the most disgusting sexual comments to the female servers. A bartender even grabbed my chest. If you were wondering why your server didn't give you any silverware or plates, its because management frowns on it. The kitchen manager that works Sunday mornings is something you have to see for yourself. He yells at everyone else for having "safety violations" and yet he doesn't wear a hat or gloves. He eats and picks at the food as it is made, and then serves it to you for dinner. The place has crabs and c-roacccches! I could not take any more of the abuse from this place, and so I got out. Pros: none Cons: management, hostile work environment, employees more

worst service ever 2/9/2009

The worst service I've ever had, I have been there 2 times and won't ever go back. the foods not great but ok. If you want to feel like the waiter is doing you a favor, this is the place to go. The bar-tender named Dave is the rudest ever he shouldn't work there if he does not know how to use the people skill, acts as if he's doing you a favor when serving. It's a shame when people aren't happy with their job and take it out on the patrons. This place needs a class on how to treat their guests. more

Mediocre Seafood and Bad Service 10/26/2008

I have been several times and each time was not a good experience. The food is nothing to talk about and the service is even worse. I am a person of color and not once have I seen another person serving, bartending or hosting and forget managing. I was there this past Saturday and to my surprise they had employed a person of color to work as the bathroom attendant. Is that all we are fit to do in this establishment? I have not been in the kitchen but maybe they have some in the back too. I also met someone of color who was visiting from the South and he was very angry because he could not get service at the bar. He felt like he was being discriminated against. My husband had mention to some of his friends that we would be going to C&P and the first thing they all said was that place is prejudice. My husband and I went with the kids when the restaurant was nearly empty and our waitress was awful. She did not check on us and she was slow not accomodating at all. Its obvious that the staff receives little or no traing on working with the public. I did visit the S. Philly location once and the service was not so bad there but the the NE philly location is on the top of my list of the worse places to go to. People save your money and buy your own fries, Old Bay and melt some american cheese. I recommend Dave and Busters better service, staff and more diverse all around. C&P management train your staff better and hore some people of color for jobs other than cook or bathroom attendant or you will be facing some class action lawsuits in the future. Pros: nothing I can think of Cons: everything more

Always a good time 6/28/2007

Great place to hang out with friends. I enjoy the various crab dishes they offer. Nice selection of beers to wash down your meal. High energy atmosphere is perfect for watching the big game. Only problem is the crowds on the week ends. Get there early tp avoid the wait. Pros: food atmosphere more


Its really no more than a neighborhood-type, overcrowded (we had to wait for almost 45 minutes for a table) over-rated, beer-guzzler type of sports bar! In their defense, my older brother was here visiting from Miami and he loved it. He' s a major beer drinker/sports fan/likes loud sports bars/bachelor kinda guy. He ordered some humongous tall beer thing that comes to your table with a spout on it. Rediculous. If that's you or your type of scene, you'll love it. I personally am not looking forward to going back, unless of course, when my brother comes back to visit. The crab fries were disappointing. I don't know what I was expecting, but they sure weren't it. It was no more than fries sprinkled with Old Bay Seasoning-hence the name. They taste better dipped in the cheese sauce, but then they are cheese fries right? I did like my king crab legs, but I don't know anyone who can mess those up, you just steam 'em. Pros: huge amounts of beer in some kinda floor to ceiling beer pitcher Cons: disappointed with "famous crab fries" & way too long of a wait to get seated more

Got Crabs? 3/4/2007

I used to live in Philly and I don't go to Philly with out a trip to Chickie and Pete's. This is one of the best places I have ever eaten. I take everybody who I bring back to the old neighborhood to this place and I have never had 1 complaint. Crabs,mussels in red. -I drive 2hrs to eat there and drive back.Its that gooooood. Pros: great sports bar/crabs Cons: service is slow-but who cares you have beer and crabs more


Food is good & atmosphere is condusive to a good time. Try the crab fries & wash it down with your favorite beer! Pros: crab dries atmosphere Cons: crowded more

ok food----annoying staff!!!!!!!! 12/22/2006

Just isn't worth the trip !!! Food is ok at best. Mussels are good but everything else isn't that good! Wings are horrible if you ask me !! Crab fries always are good but the staff there is very ignorant ! Would not recommend!! Pros: mussels and its a bar! Cons: everything else!!!!!!!!! more

Just not worth it 11/23/2005

Easily the worst service I've ever had,have been there 3 times and won't ever go back..the host acts as if he's doing you a favor just by taking your name and telling you the wait is 2 hours! It's a shame that people who aren't happy with this place won't try the original Robbins Av location where at least they know how to treat their guests ..suspect that rave review by flc from Chicago was paid for or is really by Chickie or Pete from Philly! more

BOO 10/19/2005

Went there because it was the place everyone raved about. My bf got his food before me. Those frenchfries shouldn't be considered the best in the world because they weren't. To top it all off . . . this joint should have a bigger menu - given the fact that it's pretty big. Never going there again. more

world famous fries!!!!!!!! 7/11/2005

over rated!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! very avg. place. the fries are not that good more

User review by drymal 3/16/2005

Never go by first impressions...bad service first time..could be a bad day...everyone has them..Unfortunately, second, third and fourth visit...terrible service...drinks are Center City prices..great cheese fries more

POOR FOOD 9/7/2004


Sure Bet 5/9/2004

Chickie's always has a nice looking, friendly crowd, and the food never disappoints. A great place to meet friends for a few beers and a bite. Pros: Good Crowd, Good bar food more

The Best 10/8/2003

The people that serve you ; Pete; Tommy; and all are terrific. The food is good and priced well. The atmosphere is the best. I love the Packer Ave location. I LOVE CHICKIES! Pros: Food, Service, Beer more

great food, great value 1/26/2003

cheap, good seafood & casual atmosphere. chickie's is the one place i always visit when i'm in philly! more

Food, Hotties, and Football 1/16/2003

This place is as good as a Coors Lite Commercial. Tons of hotties. You'd swear that they don't let a female in if she's not stripper material. Great food too. Gotta love the shrimp and the rock lobster. Giant Screen TV as well as regular size throughout the restaurant. All that and beer too. Pros: Eagles Fans, Beer, Women Cons: Crowded, Crowded, Crowded more
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  • In Short
    This spot has plenty of parking, lots of neon signs, TV sets tuned to the game and an ATM just inside the front door. Friendly servers attend to hungry families' needs. The menu isn't large, but what's not to like? Hardshell crabs in season star here in either house-style or spicier Baltimore style. Also try year-round favorites like Old Bay-doused crab fries and meaty buffalo wings.

  • 8/14/2006 Provided by Citysearch

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    Northeast Philadelphia, Somerton

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