Spring House Tavern
Spring House Tavern

Spring House Tavern

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://springhousetavern.com/
  • Phone: (215) 646-1788
  • Hours of Operation:

    Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 10:00am - 2:00pm;

    Lunch: Monday - Sunday: 11:30am - 3:30pm;

    Dinner: Sunday: 4:00pm - 8:00pm,

    Monday - Thursday: 4:30pm - 9:00pm,

    Friday - Saturday: 4:30pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: Carte Blanche,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, Seafood, American
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: We have two newly renovated private banquet rooms that can accommodate groups of 15-60 or more. For those groups who are looking for a daytime event, we are able to accommodate groups of up to 125 guests.
  • Private Party Contact: Kathy Burns 2156463056
  • Entertainment: All sumer long we feature entertainment on our outdoor terrace from 7:00-10:00.
    Featuring the favorites from the 60's on up!

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Norristown Rd
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Plenty of free parking in our lot!
A word from Spring House Tavern
Welcome to Spring House Tavern! Where the famous crab cakes are made...AND so much more! Come in for a great dining experience. Offering light fare, wonderful appetizers, salads, dinner; we have a 16 draft beer system in our beautiful new bistro bar!
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerSeafood
Spring House Tavern reviews from OpenTable diners
48 reviews since July 26, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4.2
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelModerate
86% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (24)good for groups (17)great for outdoor dining (16)great for lunch (13)special occasion (12)fit for foodies (8)great for brunch (4)romantic (3)vibrant bar scene (2)kid-friendly (2)Show More
  • Slightly better than average
    dfc9258VIP
    Dined on 11/19/2014
    This was my first time to this restaurant and I took my Mom here for dinner. The restaurant seemed empty when we got there and the dining rooms are scattered throughout the building. The bar looked busy and modern, but the rest of the restaurant looked old and dated. Our server Kate was friendly, but was not very attentive and at times we felt like we were ignored. The food is ok, the prime rib was extremely fatty and not very hot, the salad was standard and the seafood combo was not outstanding for their special. Prices are a bit high for the quality of food and I would like to go back and try this place when the weather is nicer and sit outside and order bar food. I wouldn't categorize this restaurant as fine dining.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A very good meal!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013VIP
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    All four of us really enjoyed our dinners. Nice sized portions, great bread, varied menu. We all plan to return!
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ye Olde Spring House Tavern
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 11/5/2014
    The food was quite good; service better than adequate; noise level in the "main" dining room unacceptable to an older diner - nothing to absorb the sound. The smaller room between the main and the bar, where you sit on high chairs, was much more comfortable, decible-wise. The pricing is quite reasonable; the soups and specials enticing. Visited twice, and will return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not Good
    Notafoodsnob
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    Food was mediocre. Shrimp Scampi was dry & 2 orders of Broiled Seafood Combo was adequate. I would not return. Server Jimmy was great.
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  • 60notspecial
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    I have been to Spring House on several special occasions before and enjoyed my meal and the service. This visit was a very disappointing celebration as dinners were not hot when served. One in our party sent her rare prime rib back because it was not even warm and it was returned overcooked and looked very unappealing, and still not hot; meal was then requested to be cleared. We were initially charged for that meal and it was only removed from bill after seeking out a manager with whom to discuss. At no time during our meal (those of us who did continue to eat) did anyone even approach table re: problem, nor were others in my party asked about their meal. Birthday cake wasn't even special. I will not return nor recommend.
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  • A good dinner
    JasmineVIP
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Although the crab cakes were not as good as on a previous visit( more filler), the service was outstanding and the other meals were quite good. A round table allowed our group of 6 to talk easily.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great group lunch
    frequentdinerVIP
    Dined on 9/29/2014
    Great food. Crabcakes were outstanding. Our server was wonderful. We were a party of 10, our orders were served correctly on time. She was very friendly, helpful and informative.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Great beer list, especially if you like Belgians and craft brews. Nice menu variety and music on the patio in the summer. Exceptional service too.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • service on the deck
    food4thought
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    We sat on the deck because the weather was beautiful however once we were seated the waitress came over and introduced herself to us and never came back...We sat for 30 minutes and other diners around us were getting their food ,who were seated after us....We ended up going inside where we were waited on and had a fairly good meal......I'm not sure we would go back
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • outandabout
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    A very enjoyable dining experience - the food was delicious, the service was perfect and the atmosphere was very comfortable and welcoming. The restaurant is a neighborhood gem.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Celebration
    JumboVIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    A great place to just dine or celebrate a SPECIAL EVENT.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great atmosphere and service
    LiveToEat
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    Food was good, about what you would expect as pub fare. Had appetizers, salad and a sandwich. Went out of their way to make a special sandwhich for a vegetarian at the table. The wait staff was amazing. They were friendly, personable and fun. We were there to celebrate a birthday and they came out as a group and sang happy birthday and provided a dessert. The staff definitely made this a memorable fun evening!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Our server, Dannetta, was very personable and efficient Our appetizer and dinners were most enjoyable. We were not rushed and were able to talk and "catch up".
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    Mother, her friends and I picked the Springhouse Traven as a great place to meet. We all had various items of crab for dinner. One can not go wrong with the crabcake. We were able to talk the night away and caught up while enjoying the great food.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Family luncheon after funeral
    familythanks
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    We went as a family of nine to celebrate the life of husband, father, grandfather after laying him to rest that morning. The waitress could not have been kinder. The menu was not designed for smaller children, but the waitress had a chicken finger platter with fruit made up for the five year old. Abbie loved it. Yes, I would recommend Spring House Tavern in a heart beat to all. And I again thank our waitress for all the assistance she gave us.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • diane
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    We had a small dinner party to celebrate my mother's 91st birthday. The food, service, and ambience were outstanding. Each of us had different food choices, and all agreed that the food was superb. The crabcakes were the best I ever tasted!!!!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great night
    SMAG1
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    My family and I have been going to spring house tavern for years. This last experience was wonderful. The food has gotten better, the outdoor seating was lovely and the music very entertaining. This will definitely continue to be our go to place.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Birthday dinner
    Satnitediner
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Took 14 people to Springhouse Tavern for my wife's birthday. A good time was had by all. The food was excellent. My wife and I had the Prime Rib and it was incredible. Every one's food was really good. The service was excellent. I could not have been more pleased. Would definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • RichVIP
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Crab Cakes are a MUST - hardly any filler - All Crab
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Girls night out
    FoodLover
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    We started going to the Spring House Tavern just because of the proximity to all our homes. But I really enjoy the ambiance, albeit being a bit tired, and quietness of the restaurant along with the good food. We also like the fact that they have a decent small plate menu for those who are watching their weight but don't eat as much. Wait staff is always polite and friendly. They have a pretty oudoor dining area with lovely plantings but because it is on a major roadway, it does not appeal to us to eat outdoors even in the nice weather. Prices are fair for what you get.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Memorable
    Buckscntycouple
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Very nice deck with music on the weekends.. Service was very attentive.. Food was good.. No complains amongst the four of us .. Known for their excellent crab cakes.. Unusual to see calves liver on the menu although they were sold out the Sat night we were there.. Certainly worth a try..
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • My moms fav place for crab cakes
    karmd
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Party of 9 for a special birthday dinner for my elderly mom. Quick service, appetizers were very good. Blue cheese dressing is really outstanding.The crab cake platter was not exceptional but pretty good; lightly breaded and deep fried. Server was very nice and kindly accommodated us by taking a group photo. He could have used some additional training; rather than getting us additional drink menus he waited as we passed it around the table to look at beer/ options. Menu with specials was never mentioned, we found one under a napkin later so we never had a chance to see what was available . A few place settings were incomplete. It's a rather dark place, not much lighting and dated decor. Not my taste but my folks really like it.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • New experience
    SmoothVIP
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Our first time we will be back a little disappointed they canceled live entertainment because of weather. Both our entrees where great liver & onions with bacon and a crab cake were excellent
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loved our evening but the staff wanted to go home
    CindyG
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    The outdoor dining was really fun. Food was very good. Entertainment was great. The only problem was we felt like we had to leave after dinner. We wanted to stay and enjoy one more drink. I think the staff was tired and wanted to go home. The outdoor hostess could definitely be more friendly!! Other than that a great experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, vibrant bar scene
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 24 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 26, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.3
    • Food4.3
    • Ambiance3.8
    • Service4.2
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 173 reviews are from the Spring House Tavern reviews archive.
  • We'll be back
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    The service was alright but the food was outstanding!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food, great music
    aba1964
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    We often dine at Springhouse Tavern and this weekend, we sat outside. It was a beautiful night and they had a wonderful singer/guitar player. The volume was perfect, because we could still enjoy conversation. The food, as always was delicious - I had their famous crab cakes and was very happy with my choice!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Find
    hes711
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    We were a party of 7 for a family birthday dinner on a Friday night. I was a little hesitant when we pulled up and the parking lot was packed but once inside everything went very smoothly and our reservation was taken on time. Most everyone ordered appetizers and the scallops wrapped in bacon were a hit, yummy. Everyone in the party was satisfied with their entrees, especially the seafood platter. We didn't feel rushed which was nice since we were catching up with family news. The few that had room for dessert were impressed with the selection. I would definitely return and it was nice to find a local restaurant that lived up to its reputation.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best of Best
    Teddy
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    Excellent food in a warm soft setting with super friendly wait staff.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dont go if you are only two
    ArjayVIP
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    Spring House did one of the annoyances that restaurants do when they lose sight of customer satisfaction. My wife and I often dine as a couple-we tend to go early to avoid waiting but also to get a preferred table at places we visit often. We arrived at about 430 and their main dining room was literally empty bar a few couples seated in the back which should have been a clue. When I asked for a table by the window, from the about 20 empties, the self important hostess tells us we could not be seated there because it is a weekend and the fours cannot be used for two. The topper was after eating in the corner at a leisurely pace there were still many tables available. Despite the good service by Jimmy we will think twice before returning.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • BRUNCH
    VINNIE
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    TOOK MY HUSBAND FOR FATHER'S DAY. IT WAS OUR FIRST TIME FOR BRUNCH, BUT IT DEFINITELY WON'T BE OUR LAST. THE FOOD WAS GOOD AND THE STAFF EXTREMELY HELPFUL AND PLEASANT.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pleasant Birthday Dinner
    Poggy451
    Dined on 6/10/2014
    We enjoyed the food, especially the buffalo wings. The salad with scallops was especially good. We treated our Mom & Aunt for their birthday dinners and everyone enjoyed it.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The Gastronomes
    GastrognomesVIP
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    This is one of our favorite places for a good casual dinner. This Saturday night the evening was perfect to sit outside and enjoy the live music. Our waiter, Jimmy is always very pleasant, efficient and accomodating and tonight was no exception. However, one of my favorite fish dishes, Sea Bass, was very dull in taste. I think they forgot to add the salsa. The entree did inclcude a couple of shrimp and a small portion of crab, which was a nice surprise. My husband said his prime rib was very good.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • My Favorite Crab Cake
    CharlieVIP
    Dined on 6/2/2014
    Quite simply, the best crab cake around! Add in the beautiful deck that allows patrons to enjoy a beautiful Spring evening and you have a perfect combination.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Gege29
    Dined on 6/1/2014
    Excellent lunch with the crab cakes, but too many potatoes---would rather have had more vegetables.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/1/2014
    The brunch was ok - we arrived at 1 PM and things were slim - ex: fruit, shrimp, no roast beef, chicken parm, some desserts. I guess because they were closing down at 2, they did not want to bring any more food out. The omelet station server was great, he was very helpful and courteous
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Memorial Weekend Bust
    owned1before
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    We chose the Spring House for our Saturday night dinner because we wanted to dine outside. Remembering our past experiences we thought this would be a great experience Well we should have gone somewhere else. Knowing the restaurant business we understand that holidays represent a less than normal experience, but this was even worse. From the time we were seated to the end when we were told at 9:00 that "oh so sorry, we just got rid of our coffee" when we had specifically told our waitress that after finishing our drinks we'll want coffee....wow....it was a very unsatisfactory experience. And although the food was ok, we spent over $100 (for two). And that's without dessert and coffee!!! I'm sure at some point we may come back, but...
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • very good
    zoogie
    Dined on 5/20/2014
    enjoyed the food and service especially the brie appetizer and crab cakes. It's a 40 minute drive to get to the tavern but well worth it.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A local comfortable, friendly gem
    ArjayVIP
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    The Tavern must be doing something right. Overhearing closeby table talk, many patrons are long time customers many of whom the service staff know on a first name basis. Our server must also be happy - shes says she has been there for 35+ years. Despite being first timers, the service was friendly, attentive and good. Menu offered very good variety and both of our meals were nicely prepared and presented. Meals were tasty and portions were more than adequate. Wine list was adequate but could benefit from a few more white choices especially from New Zealand. Overall, a pleasing experience and a good reason to return.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • What's going on?
    out2eat
    Dined on 5/14/2014
    I was very surprised to find that the food had gone from excellent to fair. Steaks were cooked like hamburgers, scallops very sandy, & ordering food for specific desires were not accommodated.The Tavern bar area is nice & crab cakes still very good, but overall the food quality itself has unfortunately gone downhill.
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  • MOTHER'S DAY
    Joyce
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    The Spring House Tavern did a very nice job handling large numbers of people for Mother's Day. My mother was quote please.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate