philadelphia: the dandelion pub

Dandelion pub philadelphia

While in Philadelphia last week, I ate at The Dandelion Pub (recommended by Joy by way of Alyson). I am kind of obsessed with it and returned there again when I had a free evening before flying out of town. I love how they serve the butter on a small piece of slate and that itsy bitsy spoon in the little salt jar kills me!


I ate an avocado, dandelion, and arugula salad followed by a plate of Prince Edward Island mussels.


I ordered panna cotta for dessert and was surprised (and delighted) by this little layered jar of panna cotta, poached whole strawberries, strawberry sorbet, and strawberry mousse! The food was oh so delicious and the service so great. I took these photos when I ate outside but the inside of the pub is really cozy with dark wood tables, mix and match china, and little windsor chairs.


Here's the outside of The Dandelion. My dinner was followed by lots of meandering through charming alleyways and brownstone blocks. Philadelphia is like an early American version of my favorite European cities. I am smitten and plan to return soon.

Photos: Chelsea Fuss. 


  1. How I wish I could go there, also! That wooden, itsy bitsy spoon has caught my attention while looking at your photos, and that’s so cute! 🙂 I’d like to try that jar of panna cotta, just by looking at it, it seems very delicious. 😀

  2. I love Philadelphia…the museum there is amazing! My SIL live there and has nothing but great things to say about the place. I’ll be sure to pass this along to her in case she hasn’t discovered it yet!


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