The Shelby

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692 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
We are serving food we love to cook, and food we love to eat, and elevating each dish to a whole new experience by sourcing the best ingredients and carefully crafting each recipe. The result is something that’s delicious, irresistible and wholly satisfying. We’ve coupled our passion and commitment to quality and taste with our unique, fun and inviting dining room, bar and patio to create a refreshingly different experience, one that makes you feel like you are meant to be here. Because you are. We can't wait to show you!
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SA
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 1food 1service 4ambience 2

The bill definitely did not coincide with the food that was served. A prime rib cheesesteak should be exactly that not a stuff piece of toast! You pay 15.95 for a cheesesteak you should at least receive something of hoagie size and let me tell you this cheesesteak was NOT! Awful. The only good was the appetizer and the French fries oh wait the lobster Mac and cheese my son in law had was good but it was Mac and cheese the lobster was hard to find and lacking in quantity for sure! Everyone hyped this place up and I’m not sure why it definitely will not be a place We will return too 😝👎🤬

KW
Philadelphia
20 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Probably only the third time I have been to The Shelby.
There was a beer pairing dinner going on in the rear of the restaurant so the noise level escalated as the night went on, but the service, attention and food was very good. Definitely go back again!

PE
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great food and atmosphere. Stylish design, professional service.

S
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Far too noisy. Couldn’t hear talk across the table. Will not return for dinner. Will try lunch and see if that is less annoying.

LV
Philadelphia
26 reviews
Dined on 1 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was excellent. I wish they would bring their BLT back onto the lunch menu. I was told a few months ago that this was going to happen but it never did.

AD
Caribbean
1 review
Dined on 29 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food and surprising ambiance for restaurant in a mall.

F
Philadelphia
24 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was great and the food was very tasty. Their drinks are always very unique and flavorful.

BC
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 2

Not a very welcoming or pleasant dining experience. Put us at a table super close to the next table even though the place was only a quarter full at that point. Asked to be moved and were give attitude by the host who muttered that they have a lot of people with reservations - like us! Our reservation was through Open Table. Maybe they see this as a lesser reservation??

Food is just ok, nothing special. It’s a restaurant in a shopping center, way too much attitude given what they have to offer.

Pass it by, too many other better options locally where the customer is appreciated.

NM
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Delicious food and great service! Just a moldy smell upon being seated —not sure if it was my napkin or the fact that the side wall was open to the outside weather ?? —but otherwise, a great experience!

D
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and delicious food!

OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 26 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Chicken Parm was big and tasty

DG
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 20 September 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

I love the vibe of the place. I had a rice bowl with tofu and it was fantastic.

B
Philadelphia
20 reviews
Dined on 19 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

From the time we walked in, we felt comfortable. Everyone was friendly and helpful. We all loved our drink & food.

G
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on 17 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great service and excellent food.

RB
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on 15 September 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

There weren't many tables busy that evening, nevertheless we were waiting more than a hour for the food after ordering. The waiter did not make any attempt for an apology or make up for the waiting time. We brought guests with us. My wife and I were embarrassed for proposing the place....

L
Sydney / NSW
4 reviews
Dined on 15 September 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

While the food was good, the amount of food for the prices was not a good value. We ordered wine and had the smallest pour I've ever had despite the higher than usual price for a good but not great wine. Plenty of other places with better food and lower prices.

AS
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best meal I have had in a long time. Get the Chicken Thighs. Blew our minds away how good it was. Service was great and Clint the manager was present and made his way through the dining room talking with guests and helping out the staff. Perfect for date night, business meetings or social gatherings with friends and family. A real treat that you will want to experience again. In fact I went twice in the same week. Great work by all and we will be anticipating our next meal from The Shelby. Until we meet again Bon Appetit!!

A
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

It was just ok.

JE
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 3

If you want a expensive meal go here, the food was good the atmosphere was 2018 hipster lots of people there.

CC
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We had a great evening at The Shelby. The nachos were unique and delicious. My husband thought the lobster macaroni and cheese was outstanding (and brought half home-generous serving!). I had the Turkey burger which was unexpectedly spicy. Beer list was great! Our service was outstanding. We will return.

D
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful happy hour drinks! Very good food and service!

BD
Las Vegas
10 reviews
Dined on 1 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of our favorite restaurants in the Lehigh Valley. Especially the Sunday brunch.

OT
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Was a great experience. Definitely will be back!

LS
Western NC
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We always enjoy dinning at The Shelby. This time around we brought our daughter, who has several food allergies. They were more than accommodating and she had a fabulous dinner.

RB
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The menus is very interesting and I love that they can accommodate allergies and dietary issues. The food was fresh and delicious and the service was fantastic.

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Had a great meal! Tried a veggie pizza this time and it was out of this world good. Love coming here

JS
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on 29 August 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Food ok but not great. Overpriced.

l
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 28 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome as always!!

BN
Philadelphia
25 reviews
Dined on 25 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our swordfish entree was delicious. Nice selection of draft beer. Service was prompt and friendly. It was nice to be at a place with some vibe where there were others enjoying food and drink on a Sunday late afternoon. Some places are pretty deserted on Sunday.

JW
Philadelphia
19 reviews
Dined on 25 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Another great meal!! Had brunch sat out and enjoyed the gorgeous weather .

IK
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great food and service, but it's a bit loud and not always conducive to conversation. Nonetheless, we'll be back!

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Modern decor, very good food selection & service. Clean, relatively quiet, over-priced cocktails (this is not NYC or Vegas 5 star hotel). Food prepared well & nice presentation. One of the better restaurants in the Lehigh Valley. Yes, I will return

GH
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 22 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great place with good food. Definitely a great casual place with good food.

OT
Philadelphia
61 reviews
Dined on 20 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

GORGEOUS decor inside & out...very airy & flowery with soft background music. Menu had many varied items. Hubby started with large, delish bowl Matzoh ball soup. Then, had Shelby burger which had 2- 1/4 lb. burgers with several toppings & fries. Loved everything. I had Greek salad which was chilled & very refreshing. I also had fried cheese curds which were unique since they were topped with grape jam, peanuts, & bacon bits. It took me awhile to acquire a taste for this unusual combo. Large portions allowed for take-homes.

CB
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 18 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Meal, service and ambience were excellent. Being handicapped, iappreciated being seeated near the exit .

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service for our anniversary!

a
Key West
11 reviews
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

While I usually love this place, my last meal was a disappointment. The usual Avacado toast has been replaced by a substantially more salty, less delicious recipe. The usually thick and moist gravlax type salmon was shredded, very salty smoked fish and I had maybe a teaspoon of Avacado. Disappointing as this was a real favorite.

PD
1 review
Dined on 14 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

I like when a restaurant does not have a million items. They concentrate on a few items making them well. The desserts are too big for me. The mixed drinks are delicious. Appetizers menu is right up my alley! Did not get entrees so can’t vouch for them. Overall nice! A tad noisy though.

OT
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on 14 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 1

Food Was very good. Service was great.

LK
1 review
Dined on 11 August 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

The food was good but I do think it was a bit overpriced for what we got. We each got the paella and there was not enough seafood in it.

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