Downey's Restaurant

526 S Front St.
Philadelphia, PA 19147
Phone: (215) 625-9500
Cuisine: American, Bar/Gastro Pub/Wine Bar
Price: $$

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  • Hours
    Monday: 11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
    Tuesday: 11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
    Wednesday: 11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
    Thursday: 11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
    Friday: 11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
    Saturday: 11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
    Sunday: 11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
  • Parking Availability Street
  • Meal Times Served Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Happy Hour
  • Attire Casual
  • Bar Full Bar
  • Amenities Wi-fi, TV, Private Party Room
  • Banquet Facilities Over 100 People
  • Special Needs Booster/High Chairs, Wheelchair Access, Child Menu
  • Atmosphere Scenic View, Family / Children, Bar Scene, Sports Bar
  • Reservation Information Not Required
  • Payment Methods Amex Cash Discover Mastercard Visa


Downey's Restaurant overlooking Penn's Landing at Front & South Streets opened in Philadelphia in 1976. The restaurant is located in the city's premier neighborhood, Society Hill. The rich mahogany bar, wood panels and stained glass panes were imported from County Cork in Ireland. We are delighted to share these treasures with you and hope they make you feel at home. Our proximity to Historic Philadelphia and Independence Mall makes Downey's and ideal stop for groups requiring a relaxing meal. The eclectic selection of shops on South Street makes it a unique shopping experience. Parking: There is two-hour, on street parking adjacent to the Restaurant, either metered north of South Street or unmetered south of South Street. There is off-street parking two blocks from the Restaurant at the Park of America Indoor Parking Garages located at 2nd and Lombard Streets. The Park America Garage is on the right side. The price to park is $4.00 Sun. through Thur. any 12 hours, no overnight parking. Fri $4.00 out by 7:00pm and $8.00 after 7:00pm, Sat $4.00 any 12 hours out by 6:00pm and $10.00 after 6:00pm. These prices are valid with a voucher obtained from your server; This is not valid on Holidays or for overnight parking. Downey's offers group facilities for Brunch, Lunch & Dinner. "Upstairs at Downey's" offers a seating capacity of 125 guests for sit down meals or buffets, more for a standing cocktail reception. Downey's Restaurant is located on the corner of Front & South Streets, Philadelphia PA 19147

Rated 3.5 out of 5 by 162reviewers.
Rated 4 out of 5 by The food is really good. The service is slow. The restaurant is normally pretty empty except for a couple of people at the bar. The food is a hidden gem. Dec 8, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by The servers there are great!! The owner is horrible several other customers were complaining including us and asked to speak to the owner/manager. One minute he was there the next he disappeared. When he's not there no manager is available. When we ordered our food the server told us there was no chicken, burger, potatoes, veal and much more. How can a restaurant that is not crowded at all ever not have food. The place is dirty too. Dec 7, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by We used to go there years ago...great atmosphere, great food, great staff...also a bit upscale. Now it's cash only, a bit run-down, and our waitstaff gave us a dubious look when we asked if the oysters were fresh! Good college hang-out ONLY...we are mid-40's, and were expecting better, based upon our past experience. Nov 21, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by Not happy. Did not have fresh bread, did not have mussels, had to ask for napkins, did not have what we really wanted Nov 14, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by the food was hot and fresh made to order. the server was pleasant and very helpful. Nov 12, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by the food was hot and fresh made to order. the server was pleasant and very helpful. Nov 12, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by Limited alcoholic beverages other than those of Irish origin Nov 5, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by our last visit was horrible! The waitress reeked of liquor and announces she had a hangover, Our food had to be sent back, the waitress passed around my credit card, etc. we wrote a letter, emailed and called for the owner. NO ONE EVER GOT BACK TO ME. I have not been back since. Our company decided not to have our event there. Nov 4, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by Several of the items on the menu were not available or they ran out. Even after the order was placed, the steak ordered was not available. I asked for a Pinogrigio and they ran out of that too! Oct 30, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by I was really disappointed with our meals;specifically my husband's pasta dish what had a whole lobster pretty much slopped on the top. The lobster was very mushy.One main reason we were upset about out negative experience is that my husband and I cannot afford to eat out on our budget. I am upset all over again reliving the experience by completing this survey Oct 30, 2014
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