Dinner at The Olde Bar on Walnut Street

Our hotel, a short block away- The Olde Bar has been here a year- where the Philadelphia institution Bookbinders was for more than a century.

“Set in the Old Original Bookbinders, Jose Garces’ saloon offers seafood, a raw bar & retro drinks.”

I had the New England clam chowder, which was very good. And the Fish and Chips.  The chips cooked in beef fat. I asked why they were so tasty!

The shiny dark wooden bar was built in the late 1800’s and shipped in the forties from a Nevada ghost town, according to the bartender. Little candles flickering add ambiance.

Original floors, original leaded windows.


You can see the raw bar with the oysters resting on crushed ice below

10 thoughts on “Dinner at The Olde Bar on Walnut Street

  1. The photos triggered happy memories 1979- 1980 visiting your mother and father. They were 5 star hosts and a joy to stay with that weekend.

  2. Looks like a very “classic” place with great ambiance! I love how you ask questions and get more info to share; the “behind-the-scenes” of your images is always fun to read. 🙂

Thanks for your visit. It's always good to hear you stopped by.