If you would like to take in one of the best views of the city, the Moshulu Floating Philadelphia Restaurant (401 S Columbus Blvd., Philadelphia, PA) is a great option. It allows hungry visitors to wine and dine on a 100-year old, four-masted sailing boat. Located at Penn’s Landing, the unique restaurant has won many awards for its food and dining experience, primarily because of the skyline view from the water.
Moshulu launched in 1904 and worked the ports of Europe, South America, Australia, America and Africa. The ship has a long history as it was confiscated by the Americans in one war and by the Germans in the next.
Originally intended to haul coal, copper ore, lumber and grain… as the boat began to deteriorate, the Moshulu served as a floating warehouse.
The boat was purchased in 1968 in Naantale, Finland with the intent to restore and convert it into an eatery. In 1974, she was towed to Philadelphia and opened as a floating restaurant on Penn’s Landing until 1975 until the Moshulu was damaged by a fire 1989. In 1994, the boat was purchased by HMS Ventures and restored once-again as a turn-of-the-century luxury liner. The Moshulu was officially rechristened by Mayor Ed Rendell in 1996 and in 2006, restaurateur Martin Grims assumed ownership.
For more information about the Moshulu menu or to make reservations, check out Moshulu.com