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Specials are subject to change. Call the restaurant at 215-843-8113 for the latest update.
GeecheeGirl.catering@gmail.com to make a reservation.

Come work with us!  Geechee Girl is looking for an experienced server. If you love food, respect local and seasonal and have a commitment to community, this is the place for you. Send resume with cover letter to GeecheeGirl.catering@gmail.comNo attachments, please.

Fried Chicken for Mt Airy’s Final-ly Friday! Friday only

Fried Chicken; Geechee Girl Mac & Cheese; Sauteed Greens; Mini biscuit; Green tomato relish.

  • As always, make a reservation, and get here early ’cause when it’s gone, it’s gone.

Stay tuned for the return of Fried Chicken Wednesdays.

This Weekend’s Specials

  • Jamaican Fish Soup with Sweet Potatoes, Peppers and Thyme
  • Geechee Girl brie salad: Overbrook Farm lettuce, herb toasted brie, poached pears, candied pecans, Geechee Girl vinaigrette
  • Mediterranean Roast Lamb with Olives, Prunes and White Wine.  Jasmine Rice and Sauteed Greens
  • Grilled Branzino with Roasted Peppers, Lemon and Herbs.  Rice Perloo and Sauteed Green Beans

Easter Brunch Specials

  • Hot Cross Scones: Orange-Currant Scone with White Icing.
  • Sorrel: A refreshing drink of house brewed hibiscus topped with sparkling water
  • Strawberry Lemonade: Housemade strawberry puree mixed with lemonade
  • Crispy Cornmeal Waffle topped with Rhubarb Compote.  Thick sliced bacon
  • Ham Biscuit topped with Creamed Ham and Asparagus.  Stoneground Grits
Geechee Girl’s online store is open!  Surf on over to get your favorite desserts, gift certificates and the Geechee Girl Recipe Calendar.

  The Geechee Girl 2014 Recipe Calendar. Perfect gift for the food lover on you list.  And remember: a Geechee Girl Gift Certificate is always appropriate. 


Diners, Drive-Ins and Drives Update The folks at Diners, Drive-Ins and Drives have a map of featured restaurants and Geechee Girl (natch!) is on it.  They’ve posted a couple of older videos about Geechee Girl and Valerie. If you missed them, you can look at them here.  And the website has a feature where you can upload any photos you have of Geechee Girl.

Valerie, Guy, Leigh

Geechee Girl was filmed for the Food Network hit show Diners, Drive-ins and Dives with host Guy Fieri. We are thrilled to have been chosen and it was a great experience.  And for anyone who’s wondering, Guy is just as nice and just as much fun as he seems on TV.   Geechee Girl wants to give a shout out and a thank you to the great customers who agreed to appear on camera

                   Valerie talked  on NPR about blueberry dumplings, an iconic dessert from her childhood.  If you missed the broadcast, you can listen here. We usually don’t serve blueberry dumplings in the restaurant (they’re really more of a watch, wait and eat dessert), but you can try the recipe on the NPR page. (Valerie will answer any questions.)


Our family and friends on opening night 10 years ago!

A Geechee Girl gift certificate is always a perfect gift.

Geechee Girl is here to make your entertaining easy.  Call Valerie at 21-843-8113 if you’re interested in renting the restaurant or having the food and staff brought to your place.  Take a look at our takeout catering menu for lots of flexible ideas.

Restaurant and Foodie News | Zagat Blog names Geechee Girl one of the best Southern restaurants in Philadelphia

Geechee Girl Rice Cafe

Decor: 19
Service: 21
Cost: $28

Valerie Erwin’s tribute to Low Country cuisine at her “humble” but “cute” Germantown BYO might be “Philly’s best claim to be part of the Carolinas”, as the reasonably priced, “down-home” fare comes with a side of “Southern hospitality”

Geechee Girl’s flower garden

Yes we cater!   Take a look at our takeout catering menu or call Valerie at 215-843-8113 to discuss more elaborate catering events.

   Saturday Brunch Party

Geechee (pronounced with a hard “G”) was one name for the enslaved West African peoples who lived on the Sea Islands and coastal areas of the Carolinas, Georgia and Northern Florida. The Africans who were brought to South Carolina lived on West Africa’s rice coast and were expert in rice cultivation.

Much of the success of the Sea Islands’ early rice industry can be attributed to a black rush basket called the fanner that was developed by the Geechee people. The fanner was used to toss (fan) threshed rice into the air to allow the wind to carry off the chaff

Today, Chef Valerie Erwin builds upon traditional southern rice delicacies with world influences. Come sample Geechee Girl’s delights when you visit Philadelphia!