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South Street's Iconic Bridget Foy's is Back and Better Than Ever

By Madison Duddy | March 5, 2021 | Food & Drink

The harvest chopped salad is made with kale, squash, pears, seeds, cheddar and a sherry vinaigrette PHOTO BY EDDY MARENCO
The harvest chopped salad is made with kale, squash, pears, seeds, cheddar and a sherry vinaigrette.

Neither a fire nor COVID-19 could bring down beloved South Street restaurant and bar Bridget Foy’s. This charming corner eatery has been run by the Foy family since owner Bridget Foy’s parents, John and Bernadette, opened its doors in 1978. After a debilitating fire in 2017 and pandemic lockdowns, the restaurant is finally welcoming back its longtime customers and new guests.

“We are so excited to reopen our family business after a long three-year hiatus. It has been a wild ride from the day of the fire until now,” says Bridget. “It’s a huge relief to see the construction process end and be able to get back to doing what we love.”

Besides re-creating the 40-year old first-floor bar, the eatery has added a socially distanced, heated patio, perfect for year-round pandemic dining.

“The outdoor heated patio thermostat is reading 82 degrees on a 37-degree day, while still allowing for open air flow,” boasts Bridget.

Whether dining at the cafe or inside the restaurant’s new open, bright space, the corner of Second and South streets has officially come back to life for brunch, dinner and drinks. Feel-good dishes like the delectable, in-house-blend burger with dry-aged beef and the banana pudding with toasted meringue await you. 200 South St., 215.922.1813,

Photography by: Eddy Marenco