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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American Sardine Bar - Outdoor Dining at American Sardine Bar

Business Hours

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

F.A.Q.s

Frequently Asked Questions
Reservations are not required, but recommended during peak times! This is the best way to make sure we've got a spot for you.
Our kitchen is open from Noon until Midnight, 7 days/week.
Our bar is open from Noon until 2am, 7 days/week.
Please email [email protected] for large party reservations. Please include your desired date and time, number of guests, and contact phone number.
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Customer Reviews & Ratings

4.83 out of 5 stars based on 465 votes

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jun 05, 2024
Alice F.
Everything is always great at American Sardine Bar! The food, changing menu items, and the service. Oh, I forgot the great beer selection and interesting cocktails!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
May 01, 2024
Jasper O.
Baller as shit y’all don’t have an option for an ace cause I’d rather hit blackjack on this bitch thanks for the good time next time ima stay for a long time love you bb’s

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Feb 26, 2024
Sue Z.
Love, love, love American Sardine Bar. Great food, awesome service staff, excellent music. Can't wait to go back in spring and sit on the back patio.

Overall: 10/10
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Aug 06, 2023
Anand D.
Everything was utterly delightful

Overall: 10/10
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Jun 09, 2023
Jen H.
This place always hits. The staff is awesome and you just can't ask for anything more from a local bar. Love them.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
May 13, 2023
Amy S.
Great atmosphere, service, food & drink. Delicious and fun! Thank you!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 7/10
Value: 9/10
Jan 15, 2023
William F.
Our service was terrific. The only issue was that the upstairs can be super loud because there's nothing to absorb sound and their was a party of 6 near us that was incredibly loud. I could legit barely hear the person sitting next to me.

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

Overall: 10/10
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Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
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
Food: 10/10
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 23, 2022
David P.
Excellent food and staff!

Overall: 10/10
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May 04, 2022
Tracy M.
ASB is AMAZING!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Apr 12, 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
Ambience: 10/10
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
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
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
Food: 10/10
Service: 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
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
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
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Jul 23, 2021
Caleb Y.
The Sardine Bar is awesome! Great staff, delicious food and beer! A++

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Jun 20, 2021
Kevin S.
Favorite Neighborhood Spot!

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

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

Overall: 10/10
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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
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
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 15, 2021
Joseph R.
Staff was awesome! 10/10

Overall: 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: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 10/10
Dec 22, 2023
Ric A.
CAME FOR THE WINGS, LEARNED THAT THE REST OF THE MENU IS REALLY UNIQUE AND CANT WAIT TO COME BACK

Overall: 9/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 01, 2023
DL K.
Server was great, drinks and food good as always. We love the patio but Patio gravel could use some leveling out and more umbrellas.

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
Food: 9/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
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 22, 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
Food: 8/10
Service: 8/10
Ambience: 7/10
Value: 8/10
Jan 21, 2023
John H.
Really enjoy coming to this place. Love the mixture of sardines with other types of food. Philly is loaded with these types of bar/restaurants. An older place with lots of ambiance. This is one of the best.

Overall: 8/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 8/10
Dec 31, 2022
Richard T.
A delicious gastropub with some unusual offerings

Overall: 8/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 8/10
Nov 14, 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.