Reservations Recommended • B.Y.O.B.
For reservations, or if you need to talk to us, email GeecheeGirl.catering@gmail.com   or telephone 215-843-8113

Geechee Girl celebrates Hanukkah.  (At the least the latkes part.  We know there’s a story.  And a triumph of lights.  But you know, latkes)

This weekend’s specials

  • Sweet Potato Bisque w/ creme fraiche
  • Latkes: crispy potato pancakes w/ sour cream & housemade applesauce
  • Brie Salad: Overbrook Farm lettuce w/ candied pecans, poached pears & Geechee Girl vinaigrette
  • Slow Cooked Brisket w/ braised carrots and green beans.  Housmade latkes
  • Low Country Cassoulet: Duck Confit,  Red Beans in Stock, & Crispy Pork Belly garnished w/ bread crumbs. Sauteed Greens
  • Rainbow Trout Provençal:  Tomatoes, olives, white wine & herbs. Rice Perloo. Green Beans
  • Sweet Potato Bread Pudding w/  caramel sauce

Brunch specials

  • Housemade Hot Cocoa  w/ whipped cream
  • Warm Mulled Cider
  • Dirty Grits: Sage Pork Sausage; Spicy Gravy w/ chiffonaded collards; Cheese Grits; 2 Fried Eggs
  • Crispy Latkes w/ Smoked salmon-herb scrambled eggs; sour cream; mini biscuit

 New Years Eve at Geechee Girl.  It’s our last day of service and reservations are going fast!  There are still some seats left, so make your reservation now!!  Menu Highlights: In a last minute menu change (and bowing to popular demand) FRIED CHICKEN & WAFFLES on the NYE menu







  • Sweet Potato Bisque
  • Duck Gumbo Soup
  • Winter Chopped Salad w/ Honeycrisp Apples, Celery, Beets and Romaine.  Buttermilk Dressing
  • CaribbeanFried Shrimp: butterflied shrimp dredged in cod fritter batter.  Spicy cucumber noodle
  • Crispy Cranberry-Ponzu Duck w jasmine scallion rice and baby bok choy
  • Pan Seared Salmon with champagne cream sauce
  • Herb Crusted Standing Pork Roast. Root Vegetable Gratin. Sauteed Turnip GreensChicken & Waffles:
  • Fried Chicken; Cornmeal Waffle; Cranberry Syrup; Braised CollardsSeafood Risotto: Carolina Gold
  • Risotto with Shrimp and Scallops.  Collard Green-Almond Pesto. Sauteed Greens


  • A sampler of Geechee Girl’s most popular desserts
Geechee Girl’s 2015 recipe calendar is in the restaurant now!!  You can also order it  from our website.


Specials are subject to change. Call the restaurant at 215-843-8113 for the latest update.

Cranberry Shrub: A housemade refreshing drink of fresh cranberries and sparkling











Valerie was on Fox 29 TV on October 2nd with Scott Williams, talking about an event we were participating in that night. We made Fried Apple Hand Pies as Geechee Girl’s contribution to the tasting party.  We’ll have hand pies on the menu this weekend so everybody can taste them.  Take a look at the video here.
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.

Geechee Girl Rice Cafe
Valerie, Guy, Leigh

Valerie, Guy, Leigh

Watch our segment on Diners Drive-ins and Dives and see Val make North African Chicken and Pulled Pork: Geechee Girl on Diners, Drive-ins and Dives

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!