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Posted by Anonymous on 12/31/2011
The food is certainly fresh and cooked properly. The atmosphere relaxed, downplayed, and quaint. The prices are a tad the upper side for the portions but not outrageous. I'll be back eventually but not on a regular basis.
Posted by Matt B on 02/01/2011
I live with my life partner right around the corner, we tried eating here one day and it was disappointing! The waitress took forever to seat us, and the food was so salty. Don't bother, it's overrated.
Posted by Fishtown local on 12/27/2008
There's a saying which I will get wrong, but it says something to effect of cooking is love, and you feel that in the food and atmosphere at Ida Mae's. Its laid out that way, you walk in and the chefs immediately see you and you them, I like that, feels like they care and one bite of the food and its confirmed. its warm decor invites you to sit and stay. You can sit within a couple of feet of the chefs, and ask them how they made stuff, which they are willing to share. Or sit anywhere else that strikes your mood. Where ever you sit your glad you did, because the foods die for. I swore only old men ate cream chip beef but, there's none better, well maybe their buttermilk pancakes, or ....actualy every things great. If you like burgers, this is the spot, you'll struggle over should I get the fries or homemade potato chips, and if your lucky, they make on ocassion the best new england clam chowder I have ever had. Well what can I say, you can't miss with this place
Posted by Stephen on 12/18/2008
My wife and I eat at Ida Mae's regularly. We've always had good or great food and very friendly service. I was thrilled when Ida Mae's opened and I am happy each time I go there. My wife is Indian and I am Jewish (we joke about being a Hinjew couple) and neither of us has felt any sort of discrimination. I cannot recommend Ida Mae's enough.
Posted by Why we didn't buy in fishtown. on 11/05/2008
My wife and I went to Ida Mae's a couple of months ago. At the time we were looking to purchase a house in Fishtown. So we went to this Fishtown staple one day while looking at houses. My father is from India and my mother is Irish, my wife is of mixed European descent. When we went into Ida Mae's they were not busy and the entire front of the restaurant was open. The hostess saw us and we waited almost fifteen minutes to get menus. It took even longer to get served. While we were sitting and waiting a white couple came in and they were seated instantly. I heard the man order the same thing as me, the Irish Breakfast. His plate came out and looked much different than mine, which had food just thrown on it, unlike his which was neatly presented and garnished. My wife was angry when we left the restaurant as she had never experienced such a negative dining experience. In all my life I can think of only a few other times when I have felt so unwelcome. I will never return to this establishment and have been passing on the story of my experience everytime this place comes up in conversation. The feelings of disdain and/or discrimination toward us were palatable enough to make all the food taste bad. The negative feeling we got from this place was enough to make us withdraw a bid that we placed on a house in the neighborhood. You can't get far enough away from the ignorance and negative energy establishments like this , support and perpetuate.
Posted by Green Street Crew on 11/01/2007
Good food, admirable service, great company, perfect atmosphere - all make for an EXCELLENT night out on the town! Thanks!
Posted by silk alumni now ida regular on 10/19/2007
Love the fare and the open kitchen . The staff are alot of familiar faces from the real silk city,they are welcoming in the morning. It's nice to be known and call by name . Sometimes you just get your usual. Joey , Yvette Marykate And the other cook Donna make a good team it's funny to watch them order from Donna who is hearing impaired I believe. They all raise their voices to enable her to hear. Sometime they do it in unison. They laugh we all do . It breakfast with a floor show. And you feel like your part of their family.