First Pics: Cousin’s Grubhouse opens with new owners on West Passyunk

Cousin’s Grubhouse on West Passyunk Ave re-opened last Wednesday with new owners, Jim Lord and William Schmidt. The reboot brings a fancy new menu featuring innovative diner fare to the place, which has been running out of that corner since 1955.

Cousin's Grubhouse
2340 S. Hemberger St., on Passyunk between 22nd and 23rd

The owners say the menu will continue to evolve and offer more creative things, but they’ve already put some interesting items among the regular breakfast and lunch offerings. In addition to standard eggs and pancakes, there’s the Grubhouse Big Philly Omelette with steak, scrapple and pork roll, and Salted Caramel French Toast.

With over 20 burgers/sandwiches listed, everyone can find something between the Root Beer BBQ Pulled Pork, the Fried Bologna sandwich, or a plain ol’ grilled cheese. Vegetarians have plenty of options, although vegans may have to customize a bit. Perhaps one of the best parts of the menu is that everything is under 10 bucks, meaning you’re able to try multiple dishes without breaking the bank (if you’re willing to risk your jeans not fitting the next day).

The dining area seats about 40, with 8 stools along the traditional diner bar. Delivery and takeout are available for those wanting to relax in the living room, but eating on location in the South Philly-themed dining room (framed photos of the ballparks, etc) is just as comfortable and casual.

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Unfortunately, this place isn’t open on Sundays (yet, that is), so make Saturday your brunching day or treat yourself mid-week. They open at 6 a.m. Monday to Friday and 8 a.m. Saturday, closing at 3 every day.

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The folks over at Foobooz snapped some pictures of some of the dishes and gave their take on what they sampled, including the bacon-wrapped tater tots and cheesesteak omelette. You can find their write-up here. And check out a PDF of the menu here: GrubhouseMenu.

– CarolineVoyles