Boo! Carman’s Country Kitchen Closing

After 22 years with her truck table parked out front, Carman’s Country Kitchen at 11th and Wharton will close at the end of the year. She told Holly Eats that her landlord decided not to renew her lease because he wants to open a pizza place. Like we need more pizza. Come on!

At 11th and Wharton, via Uwishunu

Famous for its incredible brunch before South Philly was a brunch spot, Carman’s was also known for its quirky vibe, no substitutions rule, and the eight-top table in the red and yellow truck bed out front. The place had legions of fans, and it’s obvious from this that Holly Eats really liked the place too:

The menu does its part, but it is Carman who makes Carman’s Country Kitchen so special. Sparkling, sometimes outrageous, Carman is almost as happy shocking customers as feeding them. Carman’s life is the stuff of novels. She has been most everywhere, done most everything and knows most everyone.

Farewell, Carman. We’ll make sure to get a farewell meal.

2 thoughts on “Boo! Carman’s Country Kitchen Closing

  • September 18, 2012 at 1:25 pm

    She’s kind of a jerk. I’m not a tourist, I don’t need to be yelled at or chastised when patronizing a business to get the “South Philly experience.”

  • September 20, 2012 at 7:04 pm

    What a shame such a unique place would close. I have had several awesome meals here that I could have never found anywhere else. The owner has as much character as the decor. What a loss for the local residents.

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