Welcome to Rotten Ralph's

Celebrating Our 26th Year


About Us

Rotten Ralph's is located in the middle of Olde City (the heart of Olde City as we like to think of it) on the corner of 2nd and chestnut st. We have a first floor bar with a full service restaurant located on the second floor.In the warmer months there is outside seating and the french doors are opened in the bar area to create a feeling of being outside.When it is cold outside you can warm yourself by our wood burning stove located on the second floor/ dining room.It is a great place to watch  people coming and going. our menu has something for everyone and we are children friendly.

Rotten Ralph's is open 7 days a week from 11am til 1:40am last call.
Our kitchen is always open until 1am (1:30 Weekends)

Rotten Ralph's is near to; Penns Landing (Great place to come before the fireworks and after) and to many Historic Attractions such as Betsy Ross House, Carpenters Hall, Constitution Center, Independence Hall, Liberty Bell, Franklin Mint/Grave to name a few.

We are one block away from the future Revolutionary War Museum that will open in 2016.


About the Building

201 Chestnut street; This building was built in the 1840s. It was originally a six story building that went from the corner of chestnut street to 207 chestnut st and included the building next to us on South 2nd street. in 1896 there was a fire that burned down everything, except what remains, today. 201 chestnut st. is know as the first retail store in Olde City. Olde city was a factory area during the seventeen and eighteen hundreds.

The Second Floor Is Haunted.

(Paranormal Activity). No Joke. Anyone who has spends anytime up there, will tell you of many unexplained things that have/has happen up there. (mostly the staff). Especially around the spiral staircase. Some people say, they can feel it. It is something that happens all the time, so we do not really pay attention to it.


Who is Rotten Ralph; Ralph J Paschall Sr 1923 to 2011

Coming Soon!


Rotten Ralphs never closes Snow, Rain, Holidays open 365 days.

If your have a large event of 50 people or more, ask about our rent the whole place program.
Perfect for a low budget Wedding or Xmas Parties. Our Promise is; we will make it right.
(Reasonable Rates)

Call Today • 215-925-2440