Come join us for an Ultimate Philly experience on the second floor at the Elliott Museum or call us for Take-Out!

While you’re at the museum, take a break from your exploration and stop in for a bite to eat at the all new Philly Down South Café, which is located on the second floor. Or you may simply opt to enjoy lunch or dinner at the new café. No museum admission is required if you’re only coming to the restaurant.

Philly Down South was created and based off my family’s business, Leary’s Tavern. Leary’s Tavern was established in 1973 in a small town in Croydon, PA. We were known for our delicious cheese steaks and great sandwiches, so my family and I created this authentic menu and brought it to South Florida at the Elliott Museum!

Wednesday through Saturday from Noon to 8 PM

The Philly Down South Café serves lunch from noon to 8 p.m. Happy Hour is held from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. where an assortment of beer and wine is offered, two for the price of one.

First Floor Take-Out Window from Noon to 5 PM

The Philly Down South Café’s first floor take-out window is NOW OPEN from noon to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday! Whether you are coming off the beach or just want to order a to-go meal, you can savor the café’s tasty menu selections, including Italian Water Ice.

Friday from 6 PM to 8:30 PM

Live music fills the air and on Saturdays, Forrest King hosts an open mic event from 2-5 p.m. Many musicians have been showing off their musical talents singing, playing guitar, piano, flute and more. If that’s your thing, come and show off your own talent or just come and get a bite to eat while enjoying the music.

Sunday from Noon to 3 PM

Patrons can enjoy inside dining from noon until 3 p.m.

The café is closed Monday and Tuesday.

The menu includes daily specials

along with some of proprietor Jim Leary’s specialties, including Philly cheesesteaks, prime rib, seared salmon, pasta dishes, lobster roll, crab cakes and Caesar salad. The café also provides unique chef specials as well as delicious homemade desserts.

Hours of operation

Wednesday to Saturday

12:00 to 8:00 PM
First Floor Take-Out Window Available
12:00 to 5:00 PM
Full Menu Available For Both


12:00 to 3:00 PM

Monday to Tuesday


Happy Hour

Wednesday through Saturday from 3pm to 6pm

ENJOY 2 for the price of one BEER & WINE!

Welcome To

The Real Taste of Philly.


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Purchase your tickets to the Elliott Museum, House of Refuge Museum, or a Combo package!

HSMC is proud to have two Blue Star Museums!

And admission is always free to Veterans and Military personnel.

Call us for any questions at 772.225.1961

Elliott Museum
Regular Admission

House of Refuge Museum Regular Admission

Elliott Museum & House of Refuge Combo Admission


Historical Society of Martin County

The Historical Society of Martin County is the parent organization of the Elliott Museum and House of Refuge Museum. As the Elliott Museum wows guests with its renowned car and baseball collections, the House of Refuge showcases what life was like for the Keeper and his family in turn-of-the-century Florida. Both museums showcase a wide variety of exhibits, collections, and lectures, all designed to serve the interests of people who live in and visit Florida’s Treasure Coast.

The Historical Society of Martin County is the parent organization of the Elliott Museum and House of Refuge Museum.