Sunday, July 3, 2011

Ted's Bulletin

Last date I was here: 7/3/2011

Restaurant: Ted's Bulletin (

Location: Barracks Row

Total Rating: 4.05
Food: 4, Price: 4, Service: 3, Ambience: 5, Accessibility: 5

Summary: One of the newest restaurants to open up along Barracks Row, Ted's Bulletin is an American diner style joint owned by those of the nearby Matchbox and serves classics such as burgers, fish and chips, milkshakes, and pies as well as breakfast staples all day. With it's 1930s decor featuring lights from the old Philadelphia Convention Hall, wooden booths, old school house chairs, and a screen that plays black and white movies - Ted's Bulletin is definitely a breath of fresh air and fun. The prices are super reasonable and menu is very kid friendly. Closest Metro is Eastern Market.

May 2010: It was a gorgeous spring day here on the Hill, and after a hard day of painting windows, we decided to walk to Ted's to try its classic "Take Away" window and grab some milkshakes. However, the intrigue drew us in and we decided to stay for food and were seated in the back booths. The front is more of a bakery/counter/bar set up for those that want to order a quick treat for the road. Having been open for only a week now, the staff was still very green and fumbled a bit. My sandwich was pretty average, yet Keith thought the quality of his burger was decent (although slightly overcooked). The real star was the milkshake - super thick and made with real ingredients, served in a frosted glass. The hand cut fries were pretty tasty too. The classic diner feel was fun and we would definitely come back for those casual days.

October 2010: We went back to escape the trick-or-treaters and found the restaurant packed. We sat in the back booths again and our waiter was very friendly and excited to share his costume with us. The comfort food of Ted's is a nice treat. especially on these cooler fall days in the city. I still want to try their breakfast and homemade pop tarts or twinkies.

April 2011: Went back for lunch with my parents - super crowded, but after 30 minutes we were seated. It was very loud inside, but the food was good. Still have yet to try breakfast or the poptarts....

July 2011: Went for a late night snack - got a Pina Colada Milkshake and a Strawberry Poptart!  So buttery and yummy! Very indulgent.  Make easy reservations to Ted's Bulletin on CityEats.

What I ate:

Chicken Salad Sandwich 
served on Texas Toast with French fries

Chocolate Milkshake
classic chocolate with chocolate fudge swirls, topped with whipped cream and chocolate shavings

Ted's Famous Grilled Cheese Sandwich and Tomato Soup

Veggie Burger
with cheddar cheese, lettuce, tomato on a sesame bun served with fries
Plus Keith ate:

Black and Bleu Burger
100% Brisket meat, topped with maytag Blue cheese, andouille sausage* (substituted with bacon)
served on a sesame seed bun, with whole grain mustard, French fries and a pickle

Grasshopper Milkshake
mint ice cream with a shot of creme de menthe alcohol, topped with whipped cream

Buttermilk Country Fried Steak
crispy fried sirloin steak covered in black pepper white gravy
served with onion rings and macaroni and cheese

Braised Beef Shirt Rib Sammy
on grilled cheese bread with Vermony white cheddar, arugula, red wine mayo, and red wine gravy for dipping.  served with "bowling alley" onion rings and a pickle

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