The Pub gets in the holiday spirit | Photo by Dan McQuade
Danya Henninger reviews The Pub for the Courier-Post and finds that the throwback steakhouse is still worth a trip, for the drinks, the all-you-can-eat salad bar and of course, the steaks.
No seasoning is added to the choice cuts, but the char over hickory is enough to saturate even the biggest cuts of meat with flavor. A 12-ounce filet mignon was surprisingly easy to polish off — I don’t think I’ve ever seen three quarters of a pound of beef disappear so fast.
At $35.99 (including salad bar and sides), that giant filet is a good value. The stuffed flounder ($25.99) was less exciting, but still a good deal, since the huge mound of seafood was full of big, sweet jumbo lump crab, and the fish was perfectly flaky.
Dining Review: The Pub
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The phrase “They don’t make them like they used to” was pretty much invented for places like the Pub, the quirky Tudor-style restaurant that sits about five minutes from the Camden side of the Ben Franklin Bridge. The employees are unionized. The steaks and chops are cooked indoors on charcoal (which is only legal because the restaurant was grandfathered in). There’s a big salad bar, with a peerless Caesar. They only take reservations for parties of 10 or more. And dinner for two—with charred steaks, baked potatoes, cocktails and a round of wine—will set you back less than $100. There’s a reason you’ll wait two hours for a table on a Saturday night. The Pub is a bona fide classic.
7600 Kaighns Avenue, Pennsauken
First appeared in the May, 2013 issue of Philadelphia magazine.
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