This was our 2nd experience at McCool's. We had 10 people in our lunch party. Food was great. Service was Great and prices are great.
5/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
Fantastic Mothers Day Dinner
Although the restaurant was packed, we were seated in about 15 minutes from the time of our reservation. Our server Taylor was excellent. Running to get drinks, appetizers and our dinner out. Everything was prepared deliciously. Can't wait to come back.
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food, overworked staff
Portions weren't e than adequate and presented well. The only issue was the long time it took for bread and water. Seems that there is no backup for the waitress and she has too many tables assigned making great service almost impossible.
Dine outside on a warm evening. Unusual McCool ambiance.
5/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Extensive menu, great service, exceptional food, absolutely fabulous atmosphere-especially for history buffs. Went with my 2 daughters--ages 12 and 13. We all loved it and cannot wait to go back.
5/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
There were 7 adults in our party. All of us had great service and excellent food. All fresh ingredients. And, it was a great evening to take advantage of their outdoor dining. Thanks to the owner, and her staff, for the pleasant experience. We'll be back!
5/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
Wonderful dinner! Outside road noise is a bit much but great food and service far outweighed the noise!
5/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
Historic setting, attentive staff
Makes for a great combination once you include affordable prices and sizable portions. The hardwood interior tends to amplify rather than muffle conversational noise, so if you're looking for a nice romantic setting the dining room on a weekend night is probably not for you, but there are outdoor tables, the cocktail lounge and other quieter locations available.
5/31/2013 4:00:00 PM
The food was great and priced
The food was great and priced fairly. The atmosphere was great. They had a band playing Frank Sinatra songs and the weather was great. We would do it again! .
6/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
McGreat meal at McCoole's
Met my parents there for dinner. Seated promptly, attentive wait staff. Reasonably priced wine and good selection. Meals and sides were generous, cooked perfectly. As we left a band was setting up outside for entertainment. Next time we'll go later to check out the music.
6/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
great food and outdoor seating
The food is always great here! Crab cakes were amazing. The outdoor seating is always nice, unless you have someone smoking behind you. That was very unpleasant. Should not be allowed to smoke on the patio. Other than that, was a great experience.
6/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Thoroughly enjoyed the dining experience with old friends. Drinks and food were very good. I enjoy eating outdoors working inside all week. We ate on the porch which was a bit noisy with the street right there but it didn't bother anyone.
6/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best place in Quakertown
Love this place. Waitstaff is always friendly, food is great and it's just a fun place to eat. It is, by far, one of the best restaurants is Quakertown.
6/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
Good But Needs Improvement
The food - as always - is wonderful. The service is a bit lacking. We waited almost ten minutes for our server to come over and once our food was served we didn't see them again until they brought our check (although the busboy asked us twice if "we were done with our plates yet?") The food is definitely worth the trip to Quakertown.
6/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our service was poor! Our server never checked to see how our food was. We could not find our server to order another drink and still could not find her when we needed a box to take home. She finally showed up with the check and we were not even offered dessert!!
6/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
Totally enjoyed it. Always
Totally enjoyed it. Always wanted to stop here and so glad we did
7/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Loved eating on the patio with the live band playing!
7/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
A Real Treat
We were on our way to DeSales University for a performance at the Shakespeare Festival and stopped for lunch -- not our first time. It is always a real treat and helps to complete a wonderful day.
I love the ambience and the food is always good and served with energy and care.
7/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Lovely Dinner, Inviting Atmosphere
Local gem. Enjoyed historic ambiance. Nice variety of good food at reasonable prices. Will definitely return soon.
7/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food was good and the
The food was good and the wait staff was very attentive. Limited wine selection. Great "bar food". Was surprised that the entree specials were prepared well and very tasty. The only problem was we had confirmation for 8:00 p.m.; however, hostess argued that it was for 9:00 p.m. Uncertain as to the mix up; but, a table was readily available.
7/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Everything I've ever had here has been delicious. The service is also wonderful. A solid place to each out that isn't very expensive.
7/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Stopped in for a quick lunch. The steak and balsamic onion flatbread was amazing! Love the decor and history of the place
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food and everything was great
Every time I go to McCoole's: the food comes out wonderfully, the specials are always worth getting, and the waiters and waitresses are always friendly.
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had a party of 8 and our server, Matt was fantastic!! Also, the hostess, Patrice was very very kind and personable. We had an awesome time!! Thanks!!
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Right Under our Nose...
Despite living in Quakertown for years, we have never tried McCoole's. We certainkly have been missing out on great food, pleasant atmosphere, and outstanding service. Utilizing the on-line reservation system was so easy!!
We we to McCoole's for a birthday dinner and absolutely loved the experience. The menu had great selections and you get hearty portions.
Not only will our family return, we have told all of our friends about it. We will also consider McCoole's for special events.
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fun on a Friday nite
1st time at McCooles - upon making the reservation, weather was a little iffy, wanted an outside table -- as it turned out, the night was beautiful - a lovely table on the outdoor patio... "Derelict Franchise" was the evening's entertainment and they were terrific... The pyramid heat lamps gave a cozy ambience to the patio dining - and just enough light to set the mood.
Bartender and hostesses both cordial and helpful. Crystal was our server for the evening, and as we already had our beverages, she noted our drink of choice for efficiency on refills. Crab dip starter and crostini - yum! My sesame encrusted ahi tuna was cooked to perfection.
Only blemish on evening was my blind date! No re-do for him! But I will definitely come back!
8/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our menu items, from appetizers
Our menu items, from appetizers to desert, were well prepared,(cooked, baked, whatever the case) to a very high standard. There were no regrets on any selection.
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Had a business lunch at the Red Lion on a weekday and the atmosphere was very nice. The interior takes you back to colonial times and the woodwork was impressive. Only a few tables occupied and so it was quiet. Servers were extremely pleasant and did not rush us. They were knowledgeable in their selections of beverages and food. Food was very good but you got only what you ordered. Was expecting fries or some side complement with my burger but it was only the burger. Overall a pleasant experience and definitely will return.
8/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent Food, Great service
Excellent Food, Great service and lovely atmosphere. Quaint and Quiet, upscale but not pricey!
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Enjoyed by All
Of four diners, everyone had a very different entrée (from scallops to prime rib to pasta to shepherd's pie) and very different desserts. Each one of us was exceptionally pleased with our meal. Even the garden salads were very fresh and delicious. Our server was attentive and always ready to provide recommendations as requested. We were there for an early dinner. The music was a bit loud in the beginning making it difficult to hear, but it was quickly turned down to nice background music. Each one of us agreed, we will be back.
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good food and service. Very charming decor. Would recommend to friends. A little cool but the outdoor dining is also good.
9/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Second time the charm
Second time the charm for us. I had been there with family for lunch, went back for dinner. I was annoyed by the waiter, my husband almost talked me out of coming back. Just had really enjoyed the food and atmosphere so we tried it again. So glad we did! It's a bit loud but tolerable. Had a great night, food was excellent and wait staff attentive. We'll be going back again.
9/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food had been better
I was disappointed in the food We went to McCoole's for my birthday, expecting a great meal, as we usually get there. The appetizer (crab dip) was very good, but a small portion. My husband's dinner (surf and turf) looked okay; he said it was tasty. My bruschetta chicken was disappointing; in hindsight I should have sent it back. The chicken was dry and, frankly, looked old. The tomatoes were 'blah'. The only saving grace was the excellent side dishes. Dessert was great - their bread pudding is wonderful. Overall, I wasn't happy with this visit, and if this had been my first time at this restaurant, I would definitely not go back. But given the positive track record it has for me, I will go back (just not order the same meal I had!).
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
First experience. Casual atmosphere
First experience. Casual atmosphere - food was good but not over-the-top. Portions good-sized. Nice setting. Bill was $78 plus tip (included four cocktails)...
10/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Gem in Quakertown
McCoole's stands out on the corner as a neighborhood pub to meet locals, drink some local beer and grab a bite. Once inside you feel like you've entered a different era. The condition of the old pub is beautiful. Wood, stone, nooks and crannies. The outside world is locked out and you can enjoy the ambience of good food, great service and a fabulous bar. Everytime we've gone, the barmaid has produced enumerable requests to fit our tastes. She whips up brews and blends so quickly, that just sitting at the bar is pure entertainment. The food is varied and even a vegetarian can get food they enjoy - with some tweaking in the kitchen at your request. Give it a try.
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Nice experience with friends. Tab beer selection was nice. They had like 4 Octoberfest beers!
10/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Historical building, nicely
Historical building, nicely decorated, good food, good value, personable server.
10/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
My son was about 20 miles away and called to see what we were doing for dinner. We invited him and his wife to join us. We told him about McCoole's and decided to go there at the last minute and got a reservation through Open Table. They loved it too. We've been there many times before and always enjoy the atmosphere and service there. Great food at reasonable price.
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
There was a group of 8 of us who had made reservations to eat, and we were seated and served with amazing speed. The food was very good, and even though we were served quickly, we did not feel rushed. Therefore we were able to enjoy dining and one another's company. The setting is rustic, historic and cozy, too. The only challenge for us "Baby Boomers" is that it is quite noisy, making it a bit hard to hear our table companions. We've been there before (when we're down visiting from MA) and would love to go again.
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Pre-concert Dinner
We ate at the Red Lion because we had tickets to a concert at the theater next door. I miscalculated the driving time and we were about 10 minutes late for our reservation. We called to let the restaurant know we would be late. When we arrived, the hostess was welcoming and there were no issues with us being late. The menu was extensive with a good choice of full entrees, bar food, sandwiches, and daily specials. The service was excellent. The waitperson answered any questions we had about the menu. Our drink order was delivered quickly. The meal was timed well with no courses served on top of one another. We both had seafood entrees which were served hot and cooked perfectly. Great dining experience!
10/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
We were seated immediately. Food was great. Staff friendly. The only negative was they brought my date the wrong soup and never came back with the right one! He no longer wanted it by the time the entrees arrived.
11/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food was great, music was
Food was great, music was outstanding, service was delightful. Overall a very pleasant evening. Exactly what we were looking for when visiting the area. We would definitely recommend to friends and would come back when visiting the area again.
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
We were seated right a way. Our server was polite and very friendly. We didn't feel rushed in anyway. The food was delivered hot and cooked to perfection.
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Better than expected
McCoole's Red Lion Inn was better than expected. We went there before a concert next door and we were expecting tavern food at best. the four os us sampled a wide array of food and liked all of them. Good size portions. Seating was a bit too tight, so once you sit down it is difficult to get out, but other than that we enjoyed it.
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
The dinner was very good and the piano player was excellent!!!
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great spot to dine !
I have visited this restaurant on many occasions. Excellent menu selection. Great location for either lunch or dinner. Waitress service exceptional.
11/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
I've joined friends at McCoole's for lunch on several occasions and I've never been disappointed. The lunch selections are varied and always well prepared and delicious. And the Bloody Marys are great!
11/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
Very good food
My friend and I met here for lunch. We both come from an hour away. We both were very pleased with the food, the service, and the atmosphere. The only part that wasn't great was it was VERY cold in the restaurant. It was a cold day outside and not much warmer in the restaurant. So we switched to a table near a fireplace that was burning but surprisingly it was not much better. Food was really good and the prices were really reasonable. I would recommend this place during the warm months or wear long underwear during the winter months. Even the men at another table in the room moved their table to be closer to the other fireplace that was in the room.
11/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
We just ate at McCoole's Red Lion Inn on Friday, Nov.22nd. The food was excellent, the service was great (we had a very energetic young waiter who did an excellent job!) The only negative is that they had a two man band that night and we were seated right next to them, so our conversation was very limited.
We will go back and eat there, however, we will ask not to be seated so close to the band if they have one.
11/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
I took my lady out for a bite before a movie and ended up having a wonderful dining experience. I had been to McCoole's before, but it was about 4 years earlier. The menu has expanded greatly offering a much better variety of meals. As I stated earlier, the food was good before, but it's on a whole new level now. I really like that reservations can be made which was not available before. I hope that it keeps the affordability in mind as that is one of it's great attributes
11/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food & drinks. Great
Great food & drinks. Great place to get together with friends. Great cozy atmosphere! Will definitely be returning soon!
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM