Welcome to Rotten Ralph's

Celebrating Our 28th 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 kid friendly.

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

Rotten Ralph's is close to Penn's 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 Revolutionary War Museum.


About the Building

201 Chestnut Street; This building was built in the 1840's. 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 for what remains today. 201 Chestnut St. is known 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 spent anytime up there, will tell you of many unexplained things that have/has happened 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.


Some words of wisdom from Rotten Ralph; Ralph J Paschall Sr 1923 to 2011

DO NOT CUT YOUR NOSE OFF TO SPITE YOUR FACE

NEW BROOM SWEEP CLEAN

YOU CREATE YOUR OWN MONSTERS

IF YOU WANT IT DONE RIGHT? DO IT YOURSELF!

WHEN THE CAT IS AWAY,  THE MICE WILL PLAY

IF YOU WANT TO DANCE... YOU HAVE TO PAY THE BAND

CHARITY BEGINS AT HOME

WE'LL SEE

IT IS NOT WHAT YOU KNOW. IT IS WHO YOU KNOW

I HAVE A DEAL WITH THE BANK: I DO NOT LEND MONEY(RALPH) , AND THE BANK DOES NOT SELL ALCOHOL.

THEREFORE LOAN DENIED.

IN GOD WE TRUST. ALL OTHERS PAY CASH

IF MY AUNT HAD BALLS, SHE WOULD BE MY UNCLE

SAVE A LITTLE BIT OF SOUR DOUGH, FOR THE NEXT BATCH

YOU CAN CHOOSE YOUR FRIENDS, BUT YOU ARE STUCK WITH YOUR FAMILY

NICE GUYS FINISH LAST

DO NOT BECOME YOUR BEST CUSTOMER

ONE DRINK IS TOO MANY AND A THOUSAND IS NOT ENOUGH

I DID NOT KNOW YOU WHERE DRUNK UNTIL I SAW YOU SOBER.

WATCH  YOUR PENNIES AND THE DOLLARS WILL ADD UP

THERE IS ONLY ONE THING BAD ABOUT BORROWING MONEY; PAYING IT BACK

YOUR HEALTH IS THE MOST IMPORTANT THING IN LIFE

IF MONEY IS YOUR BIGGEST PROBLEM, THAN YOU DO NOT REALLY HAVE A PROBLEM

NEVER LOOK A GIFT HORSE IN THE MOUTH

IT JUST AS EASY TO FALL IN LOVE WITH A RICH PERSON, AS IT IS TO FALL IN LOVE WITH A POOR ONE






Rotten Ralph's never closes! Snow, Rain, Holidays. open 365 days.

If you have a large event of 50 people or more, ask about our Rent the Whole Place Program.
Perfect for a Inexpensive weddings or Xmas parties. Our Promise is: We will make it right.
(Reasonable Rates)

Call Today • 215-925-2440