open for the 2019 season!

about morgan’s pier

Morgan’s Pier is one of the city’s most popular summer hotspots, offering an outdoor seating deck with stunning views of the Benjamin Franklin Bridge and Delaware River. Each season, Morgan’s Pier invites a different celebrated chef to take over the food menu, creating their own version of backyard barbecue classics. Open from April to October, Morgan’s Pier has daily entertainment all season long, including live music, nighttime DJs, Paint Nite, Quizzo, Yappy Hours, and much more! Visit us on Facebook for more details. 

Morgan’s Pier is named after George C. Morgan, a construction worker on the Benjamin Franklin Bridge in the 1920s, who is credited as being the first person to cross the bridge. He defied his boss’s orders and shimmied across the wires before the deck was completed.

2019 Chef-in-Residence

Jon Adair joins Morgan’s Pier for the 2019 season, where he has evolved the outdoor beer garden’s backyard BBQ and seasonal favorites using local ingredients. Jon previously worked for Philadelphia's top restaurants, including Fork, South Helm, and Helm Rittenhouse.   

Past chefs

Adam Lazarick has an extensive background in the culinary world working under Jason Cichonski at La Croix as Executive Sous Chef, then to Executive Chef at Stateside and Ela, most recently Lazarick has been helping develop the food programs at FCM venues including Parks on Tap, Craft Hall and Rosy’s Taco Bar.

Kevin D’Egidio & Michael Griffiths of Helm, known for their passion of hyper-seasonal, locally sourced foods and their collaborative approach to cooking paid their dues working at Fork & Lacroix Restaurant at the Rittenhouse.

Jim Burke, decorated kitchen master with a long list of culinary awards and previous Executive Chef for famed Daniel Boulud at DB Bistro Moderne in Manhattan

Nicholas Elmi, who won Season 11 of "Top Chef" and owns Laurel restaurant in East Passyunk - named #1 restaurant in Philadelphia and listed as GQ Magazine's eighth most outstanding restaurant in America

David Gilberg, who owned the critically acclaimed Portuguese BYOB Koo Zee Doo in Northern Liberties

George Sabatino, who was named "Best of Philly" best chef and was the executive chef at Stateside - rated 2013 #1 restaurant in Philadelphia - went on to open Philly favorite Aldine

David Katz, who was executive chef at Fitler Square's MeMe and earned a coveted three bell review from The Philadelphia Inquirer