South Philadelphia, PA - They say the devil is in the details, or perhaps he hangs out at 11th and Ellsworth. Since April 2008, the Devil’s Den opened to bring the best of craft and import beer and pub fare to the South Philly Neighborhood. The restaurant owner Erin Wallace, who also owns Manayunk’s Old Eagle Tavern, named the Devil’s Den after the Gettysburg battle site- one of the bloodiest battles. A photo of the battle actually hangs above the fireplace in the restaurant.
The bar itself is a great new destination for craft brews with a side of sports on flat-screen TVs. This gastro-pub is decked out with Brazilian cherrywood floors, exposed brick walls, banquette seating, and a double-sided hearth that fills the bar and dining room with a warm woody scent. The beer selection at Devil’s Den includes 17 rotating drafts and 200 bottles, leading Philadelphia’s craft beer scene with a cutting-edge list of drafts and bottles that range from accessible to geek-satisfying rare finds, from local brews to unusual American micros on draft, and greatest hits from Germany and Belgium
Devil’s Den has got a variety of comfort foods, bar favorites, and menu specials. Starting with Mussels, if a great beer selection exists, it's a good place to start. We tried the Diablo with wheat beer, garlic chili paste, bacon, and cilantro. Don’t be scared off by the name; these mussels weren’t very hot. Each type is cooked in distinctive and vivid sauces, whether Curry with a coconut Thai curry sauce flickering with ginger and spice. The Traditional has a classic white wine broth complete with garlicky parsley butter Aventinus rich with dark wheat beer, pancetta, cream, and leeks.
Other staple menu items include the Duck Fries are addictive with IPA cheese sauce, gravy, duck confit on top of house-cut french fries. Dig in with a fork because these fries are loaded with topping- if you aren’t a duck fan, you can always opt for the classic bacon and cheese combination. The Salmon BLT with herb mayo and black bread is also a classic.
Whether it's lunch or dinner, Devil’s Den has got you covered with rotating specials like oysters, chicken, steak, or pasta. Some of the most popular specials have been Watermelon Salad, Wiley Point Oysters, Short Rib Mac N’ Cheese, and Chicken Breast with Risotto.
Brunch crowds will also rejoice in fare here. Chef Paul Trowbridge can prepare various gluten-free and vegan menu options for diners like Hummus, Falafel, and salads. Crowd favorites include Brisket Hash, French Toast with Bourbon Pecan Maple Syrup, Mexican Scramble with chorizo, jalapeño, tomatoes, and queso fresco.
Stop by 11th and Ellsworth to quench your thirst and dig into some comfort food. They’ve even got boozy Popsicles to enjoy while the weather is still hot. Delivery isn’t available, so you’ll have to make the journey to South Philly for all this good stuff. Stop by Monday-Friday 5-7 pm for happy and enjoy 1/2 off all drafts and tapas menu items. Late-night Sunday and Monday 10 pm- 2 am enjoy 20% off for all Food for Service Industry Employees.
Philadelphia Wheelchair Friendly Restaurants - Devil’s Den, an American gastropub located in South Philly, features 16 rotating drafts and more than 100 bottles of import and craft beers. Chef Paul Trowbridge offers homemade comfort food and stepped-up fare, including signature Duck Fries, Salmon BLT, and house-ground burgers. Brunch is offered on Saturdays and Sundays from 10:30 am to 3 pm. There is a ramp located on the side of the restaurant—1148 South 11th Street.