118 South 20th Street
Philadelphia, PA
(215) 665-1088

Sunday Thru Monday  11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Tuesday Thru Thursday  11:30 AM - 12:00 AM
Friday and Saturday  11:30 AM to 1:00 AM
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Village Whiskey's short rib and cheddar fries is the bestest, greasiest dish I've come across in Philadelphia. Fresh cut french fries cooked in duck fat topped with braised short rib chunks and a cheddar sauce flavored with beer. Everything goes into a skillet and is finished off under a broiler.

All this makes it a problem ordering anything else.  But I did on a couple of other visits.  Their basic hamburger is a great hamburger - up there with Philadelphia's best.  Because it seems required nowadays, they also do their namesake Whiskey King, topped with fois gras and some other stuff.  Goes for $26.  I'll let someone else try that.

Another time I tried Village Whiskey's pulled pork sandwich.  The whiskey based barbecue sauce is mixed it.  It is topped with cole slaw and comes with fried pickles on the side.  Below that, a side of duck fat fried fries.  Also maybe the best fries in Philadelphia.

Village Whiskey is one of Jose Garces' restaurants. Among other honors, he won the latest Iron Chef competition on the Food Network.

Note:  Upon further checking of their menu, I saw that Village Whiskey calls their barbecued pork sandwich a "Sammy." Usually the use of "Sammy" is grounds for at least a one grease stain demotion. However their short ribs, cheese and fries earns them a pass. Hopefully someone at Village Whiskey will see this and strike "Sammy" from their menu and consider firing whoever named named that sandwich.

August 2010