Carman's Country Kitchen
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1301 S 11th St Philadelphia, PA 19147
1301 South 11th StreetUSPennsylvaniaPhiladelphia19147
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Homey chain eatery serving breakfast all day & other American comfort fare in a casual space.- Google
"Food looks great but Google Maps says permanently closed."
"Just saw this restaurant on the PBS Breakfast Special 2:Revenge of the Omelets!"
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Sherman Greene
3 years ago
Just saw this restaurant on the PBS Breakfast Special 2:Revenge of the Omelets! Food looks great but Google Maps says permanently closed. Is this true?
A Google User
6 years ago
I love Carmens. Your food is made when you order it-not fast food, the food is interesting and different, and the folks who work there are nice. I am not a hipster, but like it there. If you are a cranky-pants about life, then this place is not for you. You will have to wait while your food is being made, but it is worth it. You can call that day to reserve a space.
A Google User
5 years ago
Today my girlfriend and I had breakfast at Carman's and I loved it. All tables (3) were taken and the little bar was full as well. However, there is a pickup truck out front that seats four and we sat there, which was a treat. So, clearly, a very intimate restaurant, which some people will hate and others will love. What made it great was two things. First, the food is just excellent. Carman makes all the food, of which we had two of the four specials of the day (french toast and omelette) and it was just very, very good. It is the attention to details that you can see have gone into the food. Second, the waiter was awesome. We were sitting outside, so potentially "out of sight" but he brought us extra coffee before we asked. He was a delight in how we were served. For now, this is my favorite small breakfast place in Philly!
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A Google User
6 years ago
Stopped here after a crazy night of drinking. Yes there were only a few choices on the menu, but it was the best hangover cure ever and everything was homemade. There was even fig jam for toast! The staff was hospitable and made us all laugh and feel at home. The portions were perfect, definitely not so much that you felt stuffed after clearing half your plate. I would definitely recommend this place.
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Michelle Lee
4 years ago
Delicious food, generous portions. A bit of a hole-in-the-wall with kooky (you might say off-the-wall) decorations, but that adds to the fun.
A Google User
4 years ago
My wife and I are Philly foodies for sure and we were looking forward to Carman's based on some of the reviews. Some of our favorite brunch spot's are Sabrina's, Standard Tap, N. Third, and Honey's just so you know our taste's. We called ahead and had our 4 year old daughter with us. They should have explained on the phone that this place is not appropiate for children as there were penis' and a creamer shaped as a breast along with other sexual objects.... Staff was nice enough but only a handful of selections. We ordered a pancake for my 4 year old and when she bit into it, she began crying because Carman added spicy nuts to it!! i mean c'mon, the waiter knew this was for my 4 year old, don't you think we should have been told there were spicy nuts in the pancake!! Needless to say she did not eat it.. To top that off there were tons of Aunt Jemima pankcake boxes in the back....r u kidding me??? How hard is it to make pancake batter!!!! My wife order the omlet which had tomatoes, TONS of artichokes and everything but the kitchen sink. Way over the top and awful. Breakfast potatoes were flavorless and undercooked for my taste. (I prefer them crispy) Mine was just ok, tuna sandwich with eggs on the side. Nothing earth shattering. Our bill was $50 which really capped off the experience!! We were very disapointed with the entire experience and parents, do not bring your children!! Dirty looking place....not going back EVER!!!
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A Google User
5 years ago
Carman's has excellent food, and tons of South Philly charm. Carman herself, owner, manager, and chef, is a joy to be around and a gift to the neighborhood. The ambiance is a cross between your Aunt's kitchen and a hipster hang in San Francisco's Mission district. The food is innovative, complex, and comforting all at once. Memorable Carman's brunch plates have included maple walnut french toast topped with fresh peaches and ice cream, and a swiss cheese and sauerkraut omelette with a grilled all-beef hot dog on the side. There are only four menu options, on a weekly rotation, and all the portions are gigantic. This is my favorite restaurant in town, hands down. All of that said, this place is not for the prim, picky, or easily offended. The decor is accented by penis-themed ceramics, Carman's politics are far-left and unabashed, and she won't alter the menu to for your tastes or diet. This is not a bring-the-parents kind of spot, unless your parents are pretty alternative.
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A Google User
5 years ago
Very small and uncomfortable space. The few tables in the restaurant can seat only two people comfortably. Prefixed menu is very limited, and the cook does not make any alterations to the menu. Not vegan or vegetarian friendly. Food is average at best. Definitely not a place to go with more than two people, not kid friendly, not dog friendly, not people friendly. I wish there was a 0-star option.