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Train Wrecks are $1.00 off @30th Street Station Until 3 p.m. Today!

August 20, 2013

Train Wrecks are $1.00 off @30th Street Station Until 3 p.m. Today!

Only 45 minutes left to get Beck’s World Famous Train Wreck — steak, andouille, salami, caramelized onion and Creole Mayo on French Bread. Get one today for $1.00 off.

Beck’s Cajun Cafe 30th Street Specials 8/12 to 8/18

August 12, 2013

Beck's Cajun Cafe 30th Street Specials 8/12 to 8/18

Check out this week’s specials at Beck’s Cajun Café
@ Amtrak’s 30th Street Station! Try the new Fried Chicken Po’Boy and get discounts on our great Cajun/Creole menu items! Also available are all Beck’s Kitchen Pantry condiments and spices including Creole Mayo, Tangy Onion Relish, 3 Devils Hot Sauce, Angel’s Kiss, Devil Dust and Rub-a-Dub Spice Rub. Get yours today!

Amtrak, IRS and police employees show your employee I.D. at the register and get 10% off on any menu item (daily specials not included). College students too!

Monday 8/12
Blackened Chicken Po Boy $6.50
Fried Mac & Cheese $1.00 off Today
Cajun Trio Platter: Shrimp, Chicken & Sausage Jambalaya W/ Fried Mac & Cheese, Collard Greens

Tuesday 8/13
The Train Wreck $1.00 off 11-3
Free Fountain refills when served at our counter
Cajun Trio Platter: Gator Gumbo, Sweet Potato Fries & Shrimp Pasta Salad $8.95

Wednesday 8/14
Breakfast Po Boys $1.00 OFF
Free Small Soup w/ any Beck’s Caesar Salads
Fried Chicken Po Boy, Fully Dressed $6.95

Thursday 8/15
BBQ Beef Brisket Po Boy $6.95
Blackened salmon Caesar Salad $7.95
Cajun Trio Platter: Grilled Muffaletta, Potato Salad, Bread Pudding $8.95

Friday 8/16
Jambalaya Bowl with free grilled corn Bread
”Our Best of Philly” Fried Shrimp Po Boy ……Fully Dressed $8.95
Cajun Trio Platter: Chicken Alfredo, Gumbo and Collard Greens

Saturday 8/17
Free Community Coffee w/ and Breakfast Po Boy
Quiche with Side Salad $6.96
The Train Wreck Po Boy with side of Cajun Fries $8.95

Sunday 8/18
$1.00 off Beignets
Cajun Trio Platter: Jumbo 3 Devil’s Hot Wings w/ Celery and Blue Cheese Dip (10ea)….. $7.95
Blackened Shrimp Caesar Salad…. today $7.95

Beck’s Cajun Café
30th Street Station

Beck’s @ 30th Street Featured by Daily Pennsylvanian’s 34th St.

February 16, 2013

Special thanks to Faryn at University of Pennsylvania for this great review!

Beck’s Cajun Cafe: Cajun (Food) Court

Skip the 28–hour train: Beck’s Cajun Cafe takes you to Louisiana in minutes


Shayla Cole

Becks-Cajun-Cafe-Shayla-Cole-21-300x275It’s strange to get such fine food in a food court. But that’s where the excellent Beck’s Cajun Cafe lies—right between a KFC and a nameless take–out Chinese stand. Of course, most people won’t have the luxury of sitting down and savoring Beck’s Louisiana–style offerings. They’ll be catching a train, grabbing gumbo on the go. That’s right: Beck’s is in the middle of 30th Street Station. While the venue might not scream “some of the best Cajun cooking in Philadelphia,” the food does.

And it’s the food that matters to chef and owner Bill Beck, who owned a Latin restaurant before starting the first Beck’s Cajun in Reading Terminal Market. A chef by trade, he was always attracted to Cajun cooking, an amalgamation of Latin, French and Southern cuisine. In talking to Beck, it was clear that he was passionate about bringing this style of cooking to Philadelphia and about the food he was serving.

So let’s get to the food. Namely, Beck serves alligator, and it is delicious. Honestly, my comrades and I were a little (read: completely) terrified when the Gator Gumbo ($6.95) came out. One bite and we were converts.

Becks-Cajun-Cafe-Shayla-Cole-300x200Alligator meat is surprisingly lean and flavorful, like chicken but more savory. Add that exotic meat (which, by the way, is authentic— they ship it from Louisiana) to a spicy and richly flavored gumbo stock and you have yourself a meal that’s truly crave–worthy. For favorites, the mini–cornbread loaves ($1.25) were a close second. Golden and crispy on the outside, warm and airy on the inside, they were the kind of pastry you read about in Martha Stewart magazines, but can never seem to recreate on your own. Also of note were the beignets ($3.95), a classic Louisiana–style doughnut smothered with fine confectioner’s powder (which got all over my pants but was otherwise totally worth it), and the Train Wreck Po Boy ($7.95), a hulking mass of steak and pork covered in cheese and sandwiched between crispy French bread—an alternate cheesesteak to rival Pat’s and Geno’s. The only disappointment was the Jambalaya Bowl ($6.95), the quintessential Cajun dish. It just didn’t have the spiciness or ingenuity of the other dishes; even the added kick of Beck’s own 3 Devils Hot Sauce ($6.99, part of their new retail line) couldn’t elevate it to the others’ level.

I know it’s no fun to read a gushingly positive review. But with incredible authentic Cajun cuisine—seriously, alligator—and the friendliest service around, it’s hard to find anything bad to say about Beck’s Cajun Cafe. Next time you need to go to 30th Street Station, give yourself a 30–minute head start and check out Beck’s. It will be worth the trip.


Shayla Cole | 34th Street

World’s Biggest Train Wreck Sandwich

June 20, 2012

We set the record yesterday–making our biggest train wreck ever, a 6 foot long sub of Best of Philly sandwich heaven.

We started with a gigantic loaf of hoagie bread…

Then we sauteed steak meat with caramelized onions, salami and andouille sausage and topped it all with American cheese.  While that was cooking up to a delicious blend of spicy goodness, we slathered a healthy dose of our Creole Mayo on the bread. 

And finally, we filled the bread with the steak mixture, closed it up and sliced it up for all to enjoy. And no, there was not a piece left.

Missed it? Come on into Beck’s for a regular sized version of this Best of Philly winning sandwich!

Beck’s at Valentine to the Market

February 21, 2011

Hey everyone, a reminder that Beck’s Cajun Cafe will be participating at the Reading Terminal Market’s gala fundraiser, Feb. 26 from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m.

It’s gala fundraiser — Valentine to the Market. It’s a great event for a great cause — to preserve and enhance the market for future generations.

Beck’s is whipping up a special menu for the guests including Louisiana snapper soup, fried oysters on chicken salad (seasoned with Beck’s Angel Dust Cajun Spice), jambalaya, gumbo with rice, mini muffuletta, petit Train Wreck’s and fried mac and cheese balls. If you’re coming to the party, make sure to stop by.

We can’t wait to see you and to feed you — BB