9645 James St, Philadelphia, PA | Directions 1911440.053886 -74.984049
Neighborhoods: Northeast Philadelphia, Torresdale
Stay away- if someone says this is good do not trust any of theie other ratings- SCARRRYYYY – I went to have a birthday dinner here tonight. A friend had recommended it and I looked it up on line before we went. I liked the menu, the location, and it seemed like a real winner. We were seated right away in the outdoor area. Our waitress came by a minute or too later and I was a little worried, she seemed a little under polished. I was pleasantly surprised when our apps. came, we got a the chips and cheese, with the fried motz. They were very good, prompt, and well prepared. That was the last thing I can say that is complementary before I got what was soon to be the worst meal of my adult life. There was over an hour wait between the apps. and the entrees. We never saw the waitress in this time even though we had long since finished our first round of drinks. I got up and asked the waitress to come over which she did when she brought our cold entrees again now 1.5 hours after we had sat down. All the food was cold, and rubbery. For those who may think that award winning crab cake means you will be getting a crab cake, you would be wrong. What you will get is a ball filled with tuna, with a strange pink coloring not normally associated with tuna. I have no idea who may have awarded this crab cake, but please do not order this crab. In closing I could go on further but I will say one last thing, when we attempted to speak with the manager, the two people we asked to see the manager said that we may not as there was no manager there. This explains a lot. I would have guessed no one was running this place. Here is the real crime, the place was packed, the location was good, the menu was creative and the quality of the food and service was below IHOP. If the owners read this please reply to me, if you pay well enough I have a lot of experience managing businesses, I believe you have a gold mine on your hands if you allow someone to stop abusing your customers. I watched every table in this place beg to get the next round of drinks- stop the madness- someone help!!
Great Atmosphere, Good food, even better beer – Love this place, it's always a crowd favorite. Great bar to stop in any time of the day or night. Food is usually pretty good, had gotten a lot better of the last couple of years since they opened. Great beer and liquor selection. Intricate bar and outdoor courtyard area. Great to hang out with friends, family, and whoever else. I highly recommend the crabcakes, cheesesteak soup, and the monkey bread. A hidden gem in the Northeast - no other bar like it. Comfortable for dining or drinking it up with your friends.
Nice bar, Great Breakfast, Good Food, Nice Atmosphere – This is a great little bar to go to with a few friends. Everyone gets along never any problems. If you get hungry you can order a good meal there also. Sunday mourning breakfast is always great. During the warmer months you can sit at their outside tables really nice. They always have plenty of parking. I would recommend Three Monkeys to anyone and everyone.
We enjoyed the Three Monkeys Cafe – We arrived on a busy friday night but was seated promptly. I loved the outdoor area but it was too packed to really check it out. I had the salmon special which was really good, my fiance had the short ribs, there was nothing spectacular there. We also ordered the crab dip which was warm and cold, like they didin't heat it thoroughly. The price you pay for the food you get is pretty good. I loved that they had Hoegaarden on tap!
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