American Sardine Bar

1800 Federal St, Philadelphia PA 19146
$$ Contemporary

Reservations

Business Info

  • Address: 1800 Federal St, Philadelphia PA 19146
  • Cross Street: 18th & Federal
  • Location: South Philadelphia
  • Cuisine: Contemporary |
  • Cost: | Inexpensive
  • Category: Casual Dining
  • Star Rating:
  • Reservations: Recommended
  • Dress Code: Casual
  • Meals Served: Lunch | Dinner |
  • Parking: Street |
  • Payment Options: VISA | Amex | MasterCard | Discover | Cash |
  • Corkage Fee: N/A
  • Phone: 2153342337
  • Features: Outdoor Seating, Takeout Available,
  • Occasion: Trendy / Hip,

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Business Hours

Reservations Available
Monday
Inside Dining noon - 11 p.m.
Outside Dining noon - 10 p.m.
Tuesday
Inside Dining noon - 11:45 p.m.
Outside Dining noon - 10 p.m.
Wednesday
Inside Dining noon - 11:45 p.m.
Outside Dining noon - 10 p.m.
Thursday
Inside Dining noon - 11:30 p.m.
Outside Dining noon - 10 p.m.
Friday
Inside Dining noon - 11:30 p.m.
Outside Dining noon - 11:30 p.m.
Saturday
Inside Dining noon - 11:45 p.m.
Outside Dining noon - 11:30 p.m.
Sunday
Inside Dining noon - 10 p.m.
Outside Dining noon - 10 p.m.
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Customer Reviews & Ratings

4.84 out of 5 stars based on 345 votes

Overall: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Sep 21, 2022
Carmen G.
Great neighborhood place. We really enjoyed the service, food, and ambience. Will be back!

Overall: 10/10
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Aug 27, 2022
Sarah P.
One of my favorite bars in Philly!

Overall: 10/10
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Aug 04, 2022
Rachel G.
We were so pleased with our lunch and the overall experience at American Sardine Bar. The food was excellent, the place was quiet and we could hear our guests, the birthday cake surprise went off beautifully, and our server was superlative. The fried chicken sandwich, the ginormous BLT, and the salt and pepper fries were lovely, but the carrot cake (Pistachio) and the roasted brussels sprouts were some of the best food we've had in a while. We'd return in a heart beat if we were to visit Philly again.

Overall: 10/10
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Service: 10/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 13, 2022
Dee W.
Outdoor furniture could be more comfortable but food excellent.

Overall: 10/10
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May 22, 2022
David P.
Excellent food and staff!

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May 03, 2022
Tracy M.
ASB is AMAZING!

Overall: 10/10
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Apr 11, 2022
Allison K.
Love love this place. Great quality and super tasting, interesting Super staff. So glad this place is in my neighborhood.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 2/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Feb 24, 2022
William F.
We didn't get food, so I didn't rate it, but the food is usually great. Drinks were delicious and the bartender was well informed and made sure we both liked our drinks.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 8/10
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Sep 24, 2021
Steva C.
My only qualm was that the carrots weren't cooked enough on the carrot and cucumber dish. That peach casesar was stellar. The service was excellent. Thank you!

Overall: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Sep 09, 2021
LILLIANA D.
The Food was delicious and the service was excellent. Only what I don’t like is that you are constantly changing menu. In my opinion you should have constant dishes and maybe monthly add couple specialty. Every time I’m coming for something I previously ate I’m not able to have it. Also some prices went up, like your famous onions and French fries. Still you have all tens because I love my neighborhood Sardine Bar.

Overall: 10/10
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Aug 16, 2021
Pam S.
Great food, cocktails and service!

Overall: 10/10
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Aug 09, 2021
Anne D.
The character of the indoor space is fantastic, and outdoor is fun with the beach/ garden seat set up. Friendly staff. Menu is awesome - creative and super tasty dishes. LOVE the grilled sardines and the tinned fish goods. Love this place!

Overall: 10/10
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Jul 23, 2021
Caleb Y.
The Sardine Bar is awesome! Great staff, delicious food and beer! A++

Overall: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Jun 19, 2021
Kevin S.
Favorite Neighborhood Spot!

Overall: 10/10
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May 28, 2021
Michael J M.
Great food and beer. Terrific service, fun place.

Overall: 10/10
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May 24, 2021
Kate W.
Everything was delicious; the outdoor dining set up was delightful and well-handled; both our waiter and host were friendly and efficient; and the drinks were extremely tasty. A great spot, will be back!

Overall: 10/10
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May 05, 2021
Rob K.
Great to finally get back to this amazing place

Overall: 10/10
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Apr 25, 2021
William K.
Food and service were incredible.

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Apr 07, 2021
Albert C.
What’s not to love? Relax in the yard with stellar cocktails, creative food and cool servers. See you soon

Overall: 10/10
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Apr 06, 2021
Maxine P.
Amazing food, attentive and friendly staff, and Covid safe. What else could you ask for? ❤️

Overall: 10/10
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Mar 15, 2021
Maria R.
never disappoints. LOVE THIS PLACE!!!!

Overall: 10/10
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Mar 14, 2021
Joseph R.
Staff was awesome! 10/10

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Mar 11, 2021
Amanda E.
One of my favorite local bars in the area. good people, good beer, good vibes

Overall: 9/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 6/10
Value: 9/10
Jun 05, 2022
Marc S.
Great neighborhood spot. Friendly, good value. Food is tasty and creative

Overall: 9/10
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May 01, 2022
Suja M.
We all had a great time- loved where we were seating, and the staff were very attentive. The first person we had was very personable. We did ask for no pepper on our fries, but they came out with pepper. We decided not to say anything, even though not everyone could eat the fries. We also ended up with free fried onion rings, for some reason! Good time all around!

Overall: 9/10
Food: 6/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 8/10
Mar 21, 2022
Bonita P.
Your staff is friendly and very nice to talk to. Your ambience is fun and relaxing, especially the outdoor patio. It's a nice place to be. While my husband enjoys your food, it's a little too spicy, salty, saucy, and nouvelle for my taste. I like blander, simpler foods. Maybe you could offer a few of those items for us healthy eaters. Thanks for being there!

Overall: 8/10
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Nov 13, 2022
David s.
Doesn’t get much better for a gastropub. We went on a pleasant evening and sat outside on their quirky lawn chairs, drinking craft beer, eating deluxe sandwiches and nibbling on sardines and onion rings. We’ll bee we back!

Overall: 8/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 6/10
Ambience: 6/10
Value: 8/10
Feb 14, 2022
Bianca C.
Overall great food and experience. Check in process to claim a reservation was a little confusing as there is no clear host stand, but was still seated and attended to pretty quickly. Will be back.

Overall: 7/10
Food: 4/10
Service: 8/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 7/10
Aug 29, 2021
Alexander D.
-- Crab Night 4.0 -- Some of the crabs in our order(s) were bad. Had a distinct ammonia like smell as well as mushy meat. Otherwise, service was excellent.