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January 28, 2022 — Dining destinations open on Mondays in Philadelphia are few and far between these days. Instead of the constant Google search and social media scavenger hunt to check which locales are open at the start of the week – we’ve rounded up a slew of restaurants, bars, and one bustling food hall open for service on Mondays to make dining and imbibing a tad easier.

Check out the details below featuring The Bourse Food Hall, MilkBoy Philly, North 3rd, Red Owl Tavern, REX at The Royal, and The Twisted Tail.


The Bourse Food Hall, Old City’s modern artisanal food hall, offers a plethora of stellar and diverse options for those in need of a quick bite during lunch break or post-sight seeing on nearby historic Independence Mall. Vendors open on Mondays include The Marino Bros. for authentic Philly cheesesteaks, Abunai Poké with an array of BYO poké bowl offerings, Freebyrd Chicken boasting over-the-top fried chicken sandwiches, Rebel Taco with scratch-made Mexican fare, and Menagerie Coffee for freshly brewed coffee, pastries, and more.

Check out the respective businesses’ websites for information including hours of operation.

111 S Independence Mall E | 215.625.0300 |

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MilkBoy Philly, the landmark locale of the iconic Philadelphia-born brand located in Center City, operates seven days a week, for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Served till 3pm, breakfast includes the fan-favorite Breakfast Burrito ($13) composed of tater tots, chihuahua cheese, drunken beans, guacamole, and scrambled eggs, followed by a robust lunch and dinner menu of elevated fast casual fare featuring the famed MilkBoy Burger ($12) prepared with 6oz heritage Hereford beef, Tommy sauce, shredded lettuce, tomato and pickle, a veg-friendly Cauliflower Cheesesteak ($12) crafted on Liscio’s Bakery Signature Hoagie Roll, garlic aioli, grilled cremini mushrooms, fried onions, and Yard’s Beer Whiz, and much more.

Opening hours: daily from 7am – 2am

1100 Chestnut Street | 215.925.6455 |

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North 3rd, Northern Liberties’ new American bar and grill, is the go-to neighborhood spot for superb, hearty pub fare featuring an ever-evolving menu of seasonal fare. Folks dining on a Monday evening can select from a variety of sandwiches, appetizers, and entrées including Seared Atlantic Salmon ($24) composed of garlic spinach, Thai curry sauce, and basmati rice, Seared Duck Breast ($26) with truffle mashed potatoes, confit and croissant stuffing, and drizzled with brandied cherry jus, Steak Frites Prime Sirloin ($26) prepared with hand cut fries, garlic spinach, red wine and shallot reduction.

Hours of operation are Monday through Sunday from 5 – 11pm and Weekend Brunch Saturday and Sunday from 11am – 4pm.

801 North 3rd St. | 215.413.3666 |

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Red Owl Tavern, the modern American tavern on Independence Mall, is serving up breakfast, lunch, and dinner on Mondays, in addition to a bustling bar program helmed by Lead Bartender Christopher Devern. Locals and visitors dining at the Old City restaurant and bar can indulge in a smattering of winter dishes available for dinner service including Braised Moroccan Spiced Lamb Shank ($28) composed of sweet potato puree, pearl onions, braised kale, and lamb jus, and Short Rib Gnocci ($27) crafted with parsnip purée, butternut squash, winter radish, and manchego.

Additionally, imbibers can sip on an array of carefully curated craft cocktails or opt for 50% off select bottles of wine, available on Mondays only at Red Owl Tavern, for dine-in and takeaway.

Hours of operation are Monday from 8am – 9pm, Tuesday and Wednesday from 8am – 3pm, Thursday and Friday from 8am – 10pm, Saturday from 9am – 10pm, Sunday from 9am – 3pm.

433 Chestnut Street | 215.923.2267 |

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REX at The Royal, Philly’s sexiest new restaurant and destination for elevated Southern and Lowcountry cuisine, encourages food enthusiasts to spend Monday evenings dining in their recently rejuvenated and stunning space on South Street.

A deluxe menu includes Chicken and Dumplings ($29) composed of grilled chicken breast, smoked chicken leg, sweet potato dumplings, hen of wood mushrooms, caramelized onions and pepper jus, Shrimp and Grits ($30) prepared with fresh shrimp, marsh hen mills speckled grits, tomato-shellfish gravy, andouille sausage, carrots, onion and celery, and an extensive raw bar program rife with Oysters on the Half Shell ($18), and a toppling Seafood Plateau ($69) complete with half dozen oysters, shrimp cocktail, local catch crudo, and lobster salad.

Hours of operation are Sunday through Thursday from 5 – 10pm and Friday and Saturday from 5 – 11pm.

REX at The Royal | 1524 South St. | 267. 319.1366 |

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The Twisted Tail, the popular Southern inspired restaurant and bar on Headhouse Square, kicks off the work week with a delectable dinner service and sought-after Social Hour served Monday through Friday from 4 – 6pm. Folks can spend a Monday evening enjoying happy hour with a wide range of fare including Half Dozen Blue Point Oysters, Smoked Wings, Buttermilk Chicken Sandwich, and Spicy Salmon Poké, all for just $6. For the imbiber, drink specials include 50% off select draft beers and $5 house wine at one of the city’s only Monday night happy hour destinations at the moment.

Hours of operation are Monday through Thursday from 4 – 10pm, Friday from 4 – 12am, Saturday from 11am – 12am and Sunday from 10am – 10pm.

509 S. 2nd St. | 215.558.2471 | 

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Urban Farmer, Logan Square’s modern American steakhouse, offers folks an upscale dining experience on Mondays from a vibrant breakfast display of offerings to an elevated lunch service and a top-tier dinner menu courtesy of Executive Chef Sonny Ingui. Guests are sure to be impressed by the vast selection of craft and no proof cocktails, PA-based wines, and locally-made craft beer, in addition to crowd pleasing dishes such as Grilled Cauliflower Steak ($25) composed of quinoa, tomato chutney, and golden raisin, Diver Scallops ($38) prepared with butternut squash, fennel and apple slaw, ginger snaps, and brown butter glaze, and the show stopping steak offerings including 12 oz. Mishima Reserve Wagyu ($75) and an 18oz. Dry Aged 1855 Beef ($59).

Hours of operation:  Monday from 8am – 10pm, Tuesday through Saturday from 8am – 11pm, and Sunday from 8am – 10pm. Weekend brunch served Saturday and Sunday from 8am – 3pm

1850 Benjamin Franklin Parkway | 215.963.2788 |


-Samantha Kilpatrick