261 South 21st Street
  • Phone: 215–546–4232
  • Website:
  • Cuisine: American
  • Price Range: @ $31 to $50 pp
  • Executive Chef: Reese Skulteti

The Editorial


"At Friday Saturday Sunday, we believe that a great meal deserves an equally wonderful wine. Every bottle is just $10 over cost."
       - Weaver Lilley, Owner

This is a restaurant launched on a dare (see their history at Back in the day (the early 1970's) it was actually possible to open a restaurant providing you had a good concept, some money, and someone who knew how to cook. The original and present owner, Weaver Lilley was and is a great photographer, but his only restaurant experience at that point was dining in them. He quickly learned the business, and it takes a gifted owner to run a successful restaurant for thirty-five years, as restaurants simply don't last that long.

FridaySaturdaySunday Who could have predicted that after so long a run, FridaySaturdaySunday is still located in the same spot on South 21st Street, and guess what, it's better than ever! And little did Weaver realize at the time that this spot would be part of the famous Philadelphia Restaurant Renaissance of the 1970's that included classics such as the Frog and the Commisary; the Garden; Lickety Split; the Knave of Hearts, and of course, FridaySaturdaySunday.

It was an amazing time in Philadelphia because these were amazing restaurants, and this group started something that eventually made Philadelphia a serious culinary contender. And after thirty-five wonderful years, FridaySaturdaySunday is still happening, and is most definitely, a "Philadelphia Classic."

Often mentioned as one of the area's most romantic restaurants, another claim to fame is their classic and extremely popular Tank Bar on the second floor. It's one of the great rooms in the City and is dominated by a gigantic fish tank and wall to wall people.

As they say, "This is a restaurant that loves you every night" and after all these years, that's a lot of love.

Related Interview: Owner Weaver Lilley

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