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A few weeks ago, JJ Scordo who is one of our fill-in personalities on 925XTU sent me a link of “The Best Brunch Spots in 32 Philly Neighborhoods” according to Thrillist, so I decided to check one of those places out.

The Royal Tavern is in the Bella Vista section of South Philly on Passyunk Avenue which has been a favorite neighborhood bar for the past 17 years.

In addition to a trendy drink list, the Royal Tavern offers a full menu, including lots of vegan options until 1 am everyday.

On Saturday & Sunday from 10am-4pm they feature a “brunch menu” from “sweet” like their Bacon & Brie Pancakes, to savory fare such as their “Tater Tot Scramble.”

I decided to shake up my brunch routine and get myself a Fried Chicken Eggs Benedict.

The kitchen crew at the Royal Tavern did it right.  It’s two poached eggs on top of a fried chicken breast and country ham on top of a buttermilk biscuit.  The combination of flavors were nothing short of amazing.

So if you’re in the Bella Vista neighborhood, grab a few friends and check out Royal Tavern where they have something for everyone.


Royal Tavern

937 E. Passyunk Ave.

Philadelphia, PA 19147

(215) 389-6694


-Brian McKay

It may look small but it’s a nice neighborhood bar in South Philly

A wide variety on the menu, including vegan options.

Even though it looks light, it does get packed as the day goes on.

A good place to meet with your friends.

Cheers!!!! They have a trendy drink menu..I’m having a watermelon mimosa.

Brunch is served, I’ve had a Fried Chicken Eggs Benedict that was delicious