Food for Thought: Alfie’s

Recently redesigned, Alfie’s in the Blue Grass Shopping Center [map], has reopened to offer food and entertainment.  Aside from a full menu, Alfie’s offers Sunday night salsa (and other dances throughout the week) until 1 a.m. — a great way to forget about the upcoming work week.

There is plenty of parking in the spacious lot of the shopping center just outside Alfie’s.  Since the nightclub/restaurant has been renovated recently, the entire place is new and sparkling with freshness.  The floors and tables are kept clean, as are the dishes..  The staff from the hostess to servers is very friendly and always eager to help you.  I was also very pleased to see how well kept the bathrooms seemed to be, given the large crowd that usually appears on Sundays.

The food is nothing out of the ordinary, but is made very tasty and served hot in a timely fashion.  Offering typical American food for snacks, meals and quick bites, Alfie’s is definitely better for its nightclub ambiance than restaurant tranquility.  The burger I had was hot and very juicy — done to my liking.  Fries on the side topped off this very ordinary dish.  When venturing to Alfie’s expect, great ordinary food at an average price with a very usual taste.

The drinks were surprisingly priced very reasonably.  Given the more nightclub-type atmosphere I was expecting to see high-priced drinks, but the menu was full of variety and priced very low.  Alfie’s is a great place for dancing and drinks with friends throughout the week, and their Sunday salsa days are unmatched in the Northeast.

If you are looking for an elegant, quiet dinner this might not be the place for you, but if you are looking for great prices, clean and casual atmosphere where the dance party is live and happening through the night,  Alfie’s is definitely worth heading to.  I will be back for more fun, drinks and dancing at this newly renovated facility off the Boulevard.

Food For Thought is a NEast restaurant review column written by Donna Ward that runs every other Thursday on See all of Donna’s reviews here. Read other NEastPhilly columns here.

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