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Devil's Alley - 36 Reviews - 1907 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19103, Philadelphia, PA - Restaurants Reviews - Phone (215) 751-0707

Devil's Alley

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Devil's Alley - Philadelphia, PA
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I've been going to Devil's Alley for a few months now, and it never fails to jump start my weekend with it's sweet Friday Happy Hour. You can't beat $2 Lagers and the spicy wing s...

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The food was great and the service was good but there was this old blonde haired lady(the owner) who was very rude and she made the whole dining experience horrible. She was buzz...

Yummmmmmmmmmmmm 2/21/2010

I've been going to Devil's Alley for a few months now, and it never fails to jump start my weekend with it's sweet Friday Happy Hour. You can't beat $2 Lagers and the spicy wing special. The staff is always super friendly (not really sure what the other reviewer is talking about...) and willing to accommodate for our larger group. The space is comfy and cozy with a fun bar area and fireplace in the back- perfect for cold Philly nights. If you haven't already, definitely give this place a try! Pros: delicious wings, great service, cozy fireplace Cons: parking more

Yummmmmmmmmmmmm 2/20/2010

I've been going to Devil's Alley for a few months now, and it never fails to jump start my weekend with it's sweet Friday Happy Hour. You can't beat $2 Lagers and the spicy wing special. The staff is always super friendly (not really sure what the other reviewer is talking about...) and willing to accommodate for our larger group. The space is comfy and cozy with a fun bar area and fireplace in the back- perfect for cold Philly nights. If you haven't already, definitely give this place a try! Pros: delicious wings, great service, cozy fireplace Cons: parking more

Raspberry Mojito is to die for! 8/27/2009

Love the friendly staff, the open atmosphere, the great classic food with a little twist. The spicy fries are amazing, the veggie burger is wonderful along with the grilled sweet potatoes! Every time we come here it's just plain great food. Did I mention the fresh raspberry mojitos??? You must try one! Pros: best chicken fingers (with crushed walnut crust) ever Cons: no cons-it's all delish! more

sunday brunch, maybe best in the city 9/23/2008

We have been eating Sunday Brunch here off and on for a couple of years and have always been quite impressed. My wife's family was in the city this past Sunday and we took them here around noon and the place was packed, luckily the hostess, who was incredibly nice, told us to hang on just a sec and she ran upstairs and put a table of 7 together for us in the balcony area overlooking Chestnut Street. Everything was great as usual and the food came up fast and hot, my father-in-law claimed that the ""Devil Burger"" he had might have been one of the best cooked burgers he ever ate in a restaurant, and that is saying a lot coming from him! I am not one to come on to websites and write reviews, but after my wife pointed out to me that someone wrote a review on this site, and mentioned our family significantly I felt compelled to have my say. Our server/bartender was more than accommodating to everyone in our party, and was constantly smiling and laughing, pretty much being on top of everything from what I could tell. I thought she was wonderful. Not to mention the fact that there were other employees paying attention to us as well. Also, the manager (I believe) served us half our food and refilled our coffees, talking to us about the upcoming Giants/Bengals game and bringing up a dish of goldfish crackers for my sister-in-law's infant. As for the person that complained about their experience and us specifically, I'm not quite sure what they where smoking, but some people can just not be pleased. It's a shame, because we'll be back again, and again, and again. Devil's Alley really has figured out how to do brunch right in this city, and that is an affordable relief! Pros: Location, Value, Portions more

piiz! 9/22/2008

Bislang gab es vor allem fur die Krankenkassen massive Incentives, damit Versicherte von den Arzten in Disease-Management-Programme eingeschrieben werden. Nur fur Patienten mit Diabetes mellitus Typ 1 und 2, Koronare Herzkrankheiten, Asthma bronchiale, COPD und Brustkrebs erhielten die Krankenkassen dann erhebliche Zuschlage aus dem Risikostrukturausgleich, wenn diese chronisch Kranken an einem DMP teilnehmen. Damit war der erste Schritt zu einer Morbiditatsorientierung geschaffen.\r \r Die Finanzierungssystematik andert sich nun ab 2009 mit dem Gesundheitsfonds, dessen wesentliche Aufgabe es ist, den gesamten morbiditatsorientierten Risikostruktruausgleich abzuwickeln. Fur insgesamt 80 Krankheiten erhalten die Kassen Zuschlage in Hohe von standardisierten Sollkosten, und zwar unabhangig davon, ob die Patienten in einem DMP eingeschrieben sind.\r \r Um allerdings die DMP weiterhin zu fordern, ist eine Programmpauschale fur die eingeschriebenen Versicherten vorgesehen, die 180 Euro im Jahr betragt. Pros: eggs up! more

Used to be my go to for brunch but no longer! 9/21/2008

Went here a few weeks ago had my usual, the chorizo & jal eggs, was satisfied as per usual. This time not only were the eggs sent back because they were overdone & only had 4 small pieces of chorizo (WTF???!!!) they were greasy & oily as well when they came back and still were brown/overdone in spots. That's unacceptable for scrambled eggs. Moreover when the bartender-- I sat at the bar this time-- came to get my order after avoiding my eyes for over 15 minutes when it was clear I was ready to order, she asked ""Know what you want? ""What do you want?"" something to that effect. Really B??? No smile, no hello. No apology for keeping me waiting for so long. Gee, hipster fool. Sorry that your job is so taxing & that the place was busy but I'm a semi regular, coming back even though I had a bad experience once, you spent 5 minutes blowing sunshine up the patoots of the party of 7 who seemed to be pretty demanding; you could not even give me a friendly greeting? That's why you got no tip. I was an afterthought to your lame blonde butt & you should have known better. I'm in the legal profession & usually tip upwards of 20%. You treating me like a 2nd class citizen cost you about $4 today. And your manager who took the eggs away & brought me the second dish should also learn to be less rude. If the customer is always right then why are you looking at me as if I have two heads and am an incredibly greedy/annoying/selfish person for not liking the eggs and asking for a new plate. You could have at least looked at the plate when I mentioned there were only like 4 pieces of chorizo and that the eggs were overcooked. Instead you kept looking at me like ""How dare she complain. Who do these black people think they are? Typical complainers."" Sorry but I had my birthday party at Devil's 2 years ago. Probably not this coming year, you folks are too rude. Your loss, my friends also tip well and this is a milestone birthday, I would have had y'all cater. Again your loss. Pros: The eggs are good usually, drinks are also good Cons: Service is RUDE. more

Great Specials, Fast Seating 7/29/2008

I went with a party of four for dinner at 7:00 PM with no reservations, and no problem getting a seat (happy hour had just ended and moved over to Drinker's Pub). Our waitress was very attentive, and brought plenty of napkins prior to us asking. We had the Sam's BBQ wings for appetizer and they were great. The potato salad on the side was somewhat dry. For dinner, I had the roast turkey platter which was just as good as Thanksgiving dinner. Their stuffin' muffins are great for people who like crispy stuffing. The mashed sweet potatoes side came with toasted marshmallows on top which was a good treat. My boyfriend had the Alaskan cod, which was a huge portion. It was the special for the night, and came with the most delicious hush puppies I've had. They were definitely homemade, and a bit spicy. Our two friends also enjoyed their dinners. Pros: Big portions, Attentive waitress, Fresh food Cons: Parking more

wine and wings 6/14/2008

I love this place. I have been there so many times and the service has always been fantastic, prompt seating, prompt greeting. The last time I was in was a Friday night and the restaurant was packed, our server still took the time to tell us about the dinner specials specials and answer our wine questions. They are currently featuring organic and biodynamic wines which is unexpected at a place called ""The Devil's Alley."" Here is my recommendation, ask your server to recommend a wine that pairs well with spicy food, order a plate of the spicy dry rub wings and then try to hate this place. I think you will find it impossible. Pros: comfort food and delightful specials like lager steamed mussels and seared duck breast Cons: happy hour is a little crazy more

Great Brunch, Cool Bathrooms 5/11/2008

I ate here for brunch on a Sunday. It was really good. Simple but creative dishes at a very reasonable price. The drinks looked great too, but unfortunately I wasn't in the mood for alcohol. Next time I would love to try their bar at night, it seemed like a very cool place to go get drinks. The bathrooms were also very interesting. Pros: Price, Brunch, Decor more

Enormous portions....even BIGGER flavor!!! 4/20/2008

I work right around the corner from this place and had walked by it several times without giving it much notice. One afternoon while walking by their sign that boasts they had 'devilishly good wings' caught my eye so I decided to give it a try. Much to my delight, the food was heavily seasoned and far beyond what I expected. In fact it was so good that I went back for two days in a row afterward to give their other menu items a try. I ordered my meals as takeout so I didn't experience any poor in-house service. The servers who took and brought my order to me were extremely friendly. The interior of the restaurant is nicely decorated and has lots of character. I have no complaints from my experience eating here. From here on out I will be a faithful customer. Pros: Delicious food, interesting decor, friendly service more

Soggy eggs, rude owner (Same old blonde lady??- true very nasty), 3/24/2008

WOW - I could NOT believe this woman, the bad reviews are TRUE, believe them. So many great places in Philly, don't waste your time or money! If this is someones choice for best brunch in philly, they need to get out more and increase their STANDARDS!!!\r Gross eggs, crappy kids food - go ahead and TASTE it!\r Insane owner. Pros: It makes everywhere else seem like heaven Cons: Vindictive employees more

Soggy eggs, rude owner (Same old blonde lady??- true very nasty), 3/23/2008

WOW - I could NOT believe this woman, the bad reviews are TRUE, believe them. So many great places in Philly, don't waste your time or money! If this is someones choice for best brunch in philly, they need to get out more and increase their STANDARDS!!! Gross eggs, crappy kids food - go ahead and TASTE it! Insane owner. Pros: It makes everywhere else seem like heaven Cons: Vindictive employees more

Casual Cool 3/14/2008

to all of you who knock this restaurant, i have a few words of advice for you - if you want to be at a fancy place, go somewhere else. it's obviously not what they were going for. drinker's, noche, devil's alley... come on, it's not meant to be an upscale formal restaurant. the food is good, the drinks are delicious (try the raspberry mojito) and, for the most part, the servers are pretty darn good. it's a busy place, so expect noise. if you're looking for a quiet place to do brunch or have a romantic dinner, go somewhere else, seriously. i personally am a fan of devil's alley, but that's because i like the layout, design, and overall feel of the place. you can watch a baseball or football game upstairs around the bar, or sit at a table downstairs. either way, i'm happy to say it's a casual and cool place to dine - so leave her alone, or give her a chance. Pros: fun atmosphere, price, good drinks, great bartenders more

HORRIBLE EXPERIENCE 12/27/2007

The food was great and the service was good but there was this old blonde haired lady(the owner) who was very rude and she made the whole dining experience horrible. She was buzzing around our table as if she didn't appreciate two young black women sitting at her booth tables and even tried to redirect us to a table on her second flr after we were seated. I LIKE THE FOOD BUT WILL NEVER RETURN B/C OF HER TREATMENT! more

beyond comfort food 12/24/2007

For my bachelorette party, Devil's Alley was more than accomodating - the waiters and waitresses even helped to set the table for my group in the space reserved upstairs! Before/since then, we have been back many times; dry rub wings are the best wings I've ever had. You can't go wrong with any of the salads here. If you're looking for a quick carb fix, try the stuffin' muffins. Service is friendly and fast, atmosphere is cool (neat paintings deck the walls, balcony/window seating overlooking Chestnut Street is nice). Most unique bathroom of anywhere I've ever been (kind of creepy in the basement, with paintings that have ranged from devils to now skeletons on the M/W doors, and lots of other paintings). Love this place and will return. Pros: food, atmosphere more

outstanding ribs! 11/10/2007

I can't believe that I found a place with great ribs AND atmosphere AND sides! Everything was terrific and the server was friendly and well trained. So many places have good smoky ribs but crappy sauce. This place has fab ribs and homemade sauce plus the side dishes were very good. Will return soon...... Pros: delicious food more

Good food but... 8/31/2007

the service is horrible. I get take out from Devil's because I know if I sit down and eat I will be too angry to ever come back... maybe it's the fact that they have a high turn-over rate of staff but the service is always bad. I was particularly angry today when picking up food- the hostess was very rude. It's ashame because Devil's Alley could be ALOT better if it wasn't for the poor training of the staff. Pros: Good food Cons: servise needs a lot of work more

don't believe what you read....... 8/30/2007

it has come to my attention over the past few years that many people. that have access to a computer and have a grudge to bear, use restaurant review sites to let out their unfounded aggression. i have worked and dined in the industry for 20 years, since i was 16 and, i find it uncredible and quite ridiculous that people write such ridiculous biased reviews of places. what about the food? what about the service? what about the cost? what about the atmosphere ...location ...hours ....when you were there ....etc .... i have always found devil's alley to be a fun time with great food, a great price, and great service. actually, almost all places i have dined at in philadelphia i would give 5 stars to, but then again, i am not trying to ne an amateur critic and i do not look for fault in everywhere i eat. please do not heed any revies about ANY restaurant in philadelphia until you have gone there yourself. all these negative revies only give the city and it's establishments a bad name.....not just the ONE that EVERYONE tries to ridicule and bad mouth. by the way, devilo's alley brunch is one of the best in the city, and....oh my god....check this out....you may actually get sat without waiting 45 minutes. beat that without reservations at rittenhouse square, you can't. Pros: cheap for where it is, fast, great beer, outside seating, open balcony upstairs Cons: wish it was less crowded at happy hour.....oh well more

don't believe what you read....... 8/29/2007

it has come to my attention over the past few years that many people. that have access to a computer and have a grudge to bear, use restaurant review sites to let out their unfounded aggression. i have worked and dined in the industry for 20 years, since i was 16 and, i find it uncredible and quite ridiculous that people write such ridiculous biased reviews of places. what about the food? what about the service? what about the cost? what about the atmosphere ...location ...hours ....when you were there ....etc .... i have always found devil's alley to be a fun time with great food, a great price, and great service. actually, almost all places i have dined at in philadelphia i would give 5 stars to, but then again, i am not trying to ne an amateur critic and i do not look for fault in everywhere i eat. please do not heed any revies about ANY restaurant in philadelphia until you have gone there yourself. all these negative revies only give the city and it's establishments a bad name.....not just the ONE that EVERYONE tries to ridicule and bad mouth. by the way, devilo's alley brunch is one of the best in the city, and....oh my god....check this out....you may actually get sat without waiting 45 minutes. beat that without reservations at rittenhouse square, you can't. Pros: cheap for where it is, fast, great beer, outside seating, open balcony upstairs Cons: wish it was less crowded at happy hour.....oh well more

Dont waste your time here. Don't insult your date. 8/20/2007

The name unfortunately fits. It is true - the devil DOES treat her customers viciously. She is both rude and harrassing, aggresive and uncontrolled. Such as her reputation has always been a disgrace. Don't waste your time here. You may insult your friends or date. It is a disgrace to the industry. The restrooms are filthy enough to end your appetite, the sandwiches were unappetizing, it took a LONG 12 minutes for someone to even approach us and it was the scary owner and we were greeted without a smile but a curt and hurried ""How many!!"".\r The kids food was inedible.\r There are so many wonderful places to go in Philadelphia - go to THEM.\r more
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  • In Short
    Set up to mimic an urban park, this bi-level restaurant and bar is lush with potted plants, patio furniture and garden benches. The menu blends comfort foods--whole BBQ chickens,...

  • 9/14/2006 Provided by Citysearch

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  • Hours:

    Mon. - Fri. 11am - 11pm;Sat. - Sun. 10am - 11pm
  • Payments:

    American Express, Discover, Master Card, Visa
  • Neighborhoods:

    Center City, Center City West
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