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Chuck's Alibi

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    $$$7.01 - $12
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  • Seafood, Sandwiches, Wings
  • 1001 Cottman Ave, Philadelphia PA19111 40.061275 -75.083392
  • (At Oxford Ave)
  • (215) 742-3700
  • 0

User Ratings (Based on 19 reviews)

Food 3.7 Value 4.0
Service 3.7 Atmosphere 3.7

Other Restaurant Info

(215) 742-3700
Cash Only Kitchen Last Call: 12:30am
Daily: 11am-2am
Dinner, Lunch
Good for Groups, Happy Hour, Late Night, Live Music, Lunch Special, Private Parties, Raw Bar, Take Out

User Reviews

  • Chuck's Alibi

    Posted by Ms. C. on 02/22/2014

    A great sports bar

    I would call it a classy bar with delicious seafood. It's a chilled laid back place in the day time and a live place to be at, at night. I'll definitely continue to go back.

  • Chuck's Alibi

    Posted by Anonymous on 03/24/2013

    Not bad

    I'd go back again, it's a nice place.

  • Chuck's Alibi

    Posted by cindy on 11/14/2011

    I love it....

    This is a nice, cozy place to have a nice meal...or maybe a 1st date. The crabs are great... If your looking for a ritzy resturant then go to McCormick & Smith, but if your looking to just sit back and relax with a great cocktail, some ole school video music, and a moderate priced menu, then try this place out.

  • Chuck's Alibi

    Posted by thelea's on 08/12/2011

    Diamond in the rough

    We found Chuck's Alibi by accident, we were with our children looking for a place to eat. Once inside we went upstairs enjoyed a great meal, the atmosphere was nice, old school music playing. The staff was friendly, with several children our table needed a lot of attention - we didn't have to wait, our food came quickly and correct and was delicious. The owner came over to our table and talked with everyone. We live almost 2 hours away and went back last night with adult friends after the Eagles game. Again, great food, service and atmosphere. We will definitely be back again when we are in the area!

  • Chuck's Alibi

    Posted by The ALAN on 08/02/2011

    Yo Chuck, this is a poor 'Alibi'!

    A go-go joint (Wedge A Go-Go) during the late 1960's, this place was completely renovated and it reopened as Chuck's Alibi in 1969, a very nice neighborhood tavern. Great food and drinks at affodable prices served by a friendly and professional staff. Live entertainment on the second level. Customers were mainly neighborhood residents so the limited on street parking did not present a major problem. Although Chuck continues to own the physical property, the business has had many names and owners over the years. The ajoining transmission shop was aquired and the business expanded. After the addition of a nightclub, the business became a neighborhood nuisance, thus prompting its demise. After being closed for a very long period, Chuck reopened the joint, again calling it "Chuck's Alibi [Pub & Seafood House]". It again has a new owner, retaining the Chuck's name. This is a new Alibi! The new owners need a lesson in geography as Chuck's is located in the heart of Burholme at Five Points, not in Fox Chase. Maybe they should also take lessons in food preperation and hospitality. Be prepared for a long wait! The food seems to be overpriced and not very good at best. Food is served on disposable plates with plastic utensils, just like Wendy's around the corner. The drinks are good but the prices are rediculousley high! $8.00 for a rum and coke? This is not center city. This is a neighborhood bar, although very few neighborhood people come here anymore. The music is very, very loud and is actually obnoxious. Too much rap, hip-hop and R&B. The live music is gone. The old atmosphere is gone. No parking to speak of. On street and a little lot tucked away in the back. They claim to have valet parking although the night I was there they had just fired the attendant. If you decide to return in the future, don't expect to see the same bar person or wait person. Yes, there is a huge turnover of employees. This new Chuck's Alibi is for you if you like SEPTA, poor service, high prices, loud music and having dinner like your picnicing at the park! This should be called Chuck's Animal House. As for me, I would rather picnic at the park. It's quieter and cheaper!

  • Chuck's Alibi

    Posted by Anonymous on 04/24/2011

    Nice experence

    Good food nice enviroment . very decorative and i love the pe in garlic butter

  • Chuck's Alibi

    Posted by Big Bob on 09/01/2010

    Great food but....

    Chuck's has one of the best cheesteakers I have ever expererienced. I estimate that I have been over 30 places within Philly that sells cheesesteaks. In fact it is #1 on my list slightly before John's Roast Pork in South Philly. Anyway, I visited this place for the second time during lunch. We arrived for lunch around 11:45 am. After we ate, we sat momentarily digesting our food when a call came on my cell phone. It was approximately 12:15 pm. Then suddently, without warning I hear very loud music playing from the jukebox. I found this to be extremely distracting, rude, discourteous, especially when people are trying to relax and enjoy their lunch. I'm sure the staff can find other ways to entertain themselves. The staff should have at least asked the patrons if they would like to hear loud music while they are enjoying lunch. I find it hard to find individuals and businesses in Philly who conduct themselves with class. Very poor experience although they sells excellent cheesesteaks and fries. Next time I return (if I do), I will have to politely ask that if there is music played, that it be played at a reasonable volume or not played at all. If they stammer or refuse, I will leave and never return. I still can't believe that the restaurant and its staff would be so stupid as to think it's appropriate to blast music during lunch. Stay classy Philly!

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