If you know me well enough, you’re probably aware that I’m a huge fan of this place. I’m cozy when I’m here – it’s the beer, the food, the music, and the atmosphere.
baby spinach salad
Through my previous visits, I’ve had a ton of different brews from their killer list of beers, on tap and in bottles. My love for Voodoo Cowbell was also born here. Psst, it should be on tap there now as you read this…if not already kicked…
I’ve also been able to try a bunch of different food. Just to name a few: bacon grease popcorn, debris fries, fried green tomatoes. That bacon grease popcorn is pretty damn good. If you’re not vegetarian/vegan and not watching your figure, try out the popcorn. Make sure you’ve got a lot of people to share it with you cause you WILL feel a little guilty about it. The debris fries are another decadent but delicious item on the menu. These fries are covered in smoked cheddar, beef, and gravy.
One particular item on the menu has my heart (and stomach) won are the po boy sandwiches. Khyber even uses Leidenheimer rolls for em! I’ve tried the vegan fried chicken, the oyster, and a half/half of oyster and shrimp. All of them were fantastic.
More recently, I had lunch with some friends this past weekend and here’s some of what was ordered:
sammy po boy – fried chicken, ham, swiss w/ a side of mac & cheese
half ‘n’ half po boy – oysters & shrimp w/ a side of mac & cheese
Also ordered was the baby spinach salad (pictured above), gumbo, and catfish po boy (special).
The half ‘n’ half po boy might officially be my favorite item on the menu, though I was rather shocked to find out that the half ‘n’ half was one half oyster po boy, and the other half shrimp po boy. I assumed it was going to be two halves of mixed oyster and shrimp. Maybe I’m just being a clown, IT IS called the half ‘n’ half after all. Maybe I can ask for it mixed next time? The mac and cheese is pretty good too. The only other side I’ve had were the onion rings which were enjoyable.
I have not yet had a burger here. Embarrassing considering you are reading bridges, burgers & beer. I promise to get one soon and report back!
Khyber Pass Pub
56 S 2nd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106