For reservations, or if you need to talk to us, email GeecheeGirl.catering@gmail.com   or telephone 215-843-8113

Reservations Recommended • B.Y.O.B.

We at Geechee Girl–and our customers-love the internationally themed menus we do throughout the year. We’re just scheduling some special menus in the next few weeks.

This Week:

    Chinese New Year



  • Chicken Soup with ginger, coconut and sweet potatoes
  • Pulled Pork Bao: Chinese Steamed Bun Filled with Pulled Pork & BBQ Sauce
  • Chinese Roast Pork with hoisin-honey glaze.  Sticky Rice with Mushrooms and Scallions; Baby Bok Choy
  • Shrimp Fried Rice.  A vintage Geechee Girl dish. Shrimp, broccoli, ginger, scallions.  Asian Slaw

Other Specials

  • Geechee Girl Brie salad: Overbrook Farm lettuce, herb toasted brie, poached pears, candied
  • Double Crust Apple Pie with Vanilla Ice Cream
  • Sweet Potato Pie

Brunch Specials

  • Housemade Hot Cocoa garnished with Whipped Cream
  • Warm Mulled Apple Cider
  • Cranberry Shrub: A housemade refreshing drink of fresh cranberries and sparkling water
  • Orange-Currant Scones
  • Chilaquiles: Corn Tortillas layered with Pulled Pork, Spicy Tomato Sauce and Cheese.  Fried Egg
  • Bread Pudding French Toast topped with Cranberry-Pear Compote.  Crispy Bacon


Next Week:    Geechee Goes Creole!! Our favorite New Orleans inspired menu items.


Pie Class at the Free Library of Philadelphia

On Monday, December 1st at 6:30, Val is teaching a class on making homemade pies the the Central Library’s wonderful new Culinary Center. Cost is $20.  Pre-registration is required.  Details here. 



Geechee Girl’s 2015 recipe calendar is on sale now!!  You can order it now from our website.  Copies will be in the restaurant soon


Fried Chicken Plated
Fried Chicken Wednesday!!
You can still get your Fried Chicken fix on Wednesdays.  Come early because quantities are limited.  Reservations are suggested.
Fried Chicken; Mac and Cheese; Sauteed Greens; Mini Biscuit; Green Tomato Relish

      Now is the time to order your Thanksgiving Dinner  from Geechee Girl. 

 We also offer our wonderful pecan, apple, and sweet potato pies plus sides like Mac and Cheese, and our housemade biscuits and cornbread.





Geechee Girl will be closed on Thanksgiving Day.  Takeouts can be picked up–complete with heating instructions–on Wednesday, November 26th, starting at noon.

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

  • Geechee Girl Brie salad: Overbrook Farm lettuce, herb toasted brie, poached pears, candied pecans, Geechee Girl vinaigrette
  • Sweet Potato Pie
Specials are subject to change. Call the restaurant at 215-843-8113 for the latest update.
 We got the most beautiful local cranberries that we’re using to make cranberry shrub.

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!