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
50 reviews since July 31, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4.1
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance3.8
    Noise LevelModerate
84% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (24)good for groups (20)great for outdoor dining (16)special occasion (15)great for lunch (14)fit for foodies (9)great for brunch (6)romantic (3)vibrant bar scene (2)kid-friendly (2)Show More
  • 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
    • Food
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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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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 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
  • Mothers Day dinner
    Wayne
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    My mother loves coming here for the crabcakes. My wife and I brought our mothers, for Mothers Day dinner and had an enjoyable time, as always. We come here often.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • no taste
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    all 7 had fish which was bland and boring. I guess great for older people. the waitress surely didn't want to be there
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good seafood, good service.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 5/8/2014
    Loved the small plate. Took mom there for a pre-Mother's Day dinner. Good choice.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Pleasant evening
    FoodLover
    Dined on 5/6/2014
    Is one of the few places around that is fairly quiet. You don't have to shout to talk with your dinner companions. Waitress was extremely accommodating in getting the kitchen to change an appetizer into a dinner selection. The cherry crumb pie was delicious. Tasted like my homemade fresh off the tree sour cherry pie!!!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Okay experience
    Benven
    Dined on 5/4/2014
    Chose Spring House because we wanted to meet up with friends and not have to have brunch. Website (and the sign at the door) said lunch served from 11:30 AM. Sat down and were told by the waitress that they weren't serving lunch until 1:30 since it was Sunday Brunch (and said the sign at the door was old). After a discussion, the waitress checked with someone and came back with a lunch menu. After that, the service was okay and the meal was good (although the "famous" crab cakes were deep fried and disappointing). I do recommend the seafood salad if you like a cold platter.
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  • Pleasant Experience
    2diners
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    Two of us arrived on time and were promptly seated for our reservation in the Bistro Tavern. The mood is casual and comfortable and the high-top tables provide a setting for private conversation. Our server, Rene, was bubbly, energetic and very attentive. The prime rib entrees were cooked to our satisfaction, tender and delicious. Spring House Tavern has earned a spot in our rotation.
    Special Features:
    Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • old staples
    K2escottVIP
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    We took 3 kids here and it was not very enjoyable - everything is just standard, country-clubbish food and a very geriatric crowd. Servers were nice and attentive. Crab cakes are supposed to be their specialty, which I ordered, but they were nothing special. If I go back, it'll be in the bar, which has a better atmosphere and pub menu is better too.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fair
    NewbeVIP
    Dined on 4/17/2014
    The service was good. But they brought us the wrong check and then when we got our check it had a dollar surcharge for blue cheese which we didn't order. We ordered a stuffed flounder which was raw in the middle.
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great and healthy food, slow servic
    JanhanVIP
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    The Tavern was a surprise for us. The menu has a little bit of everything, an a full bar. The ingredients quality was outstanding and the preparation was not very buttery, I love that. We had dinner inside, but the outdoor dining room looked beautiful. The service was a little slow, I guess it was because of the hour. I totally recommend it.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I do have a complaint. I made
    Larry
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    I do have a complaint. I made a reservation for 3:30pm on a Sat. and it was confirmed. When I got there I was told they close between 3: 30 - 4:30. They were willing to seat us if we would hurry up and order lunch. This was a dinner for my daughter's birthday. I didn't want to hurry up and order anything. We came back at 4:30, but I was not a happy patron.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Consistently good
    Larryk
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    Been going here for many years. They have the best crab in any manner in town, Execellent friendly service and a pleasant room . The3 menu has changed over the years but it reflects great variety and quality as it expresses the traditional American food. Only negative was that they no longer accept Amex
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Seafood!
    BBrunoVIP
    Dined on 3/21/2014
    The specials were done superbly! It was a nice quiet atmosphere and the service was very nice. The people at the restaurant made you feel welcomed.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Historic Charm
    None
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    Spring House Tavern is a very charming and historic venue. Food is typically very good to excellent. Servers are extremely polite and eager to accommodate their quests. We highly recommend this establishment.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • food good, service has been better
    bubjoe
    Dined on 3/6/2014
    Don't know if our server was having an off night but we had to repeat requests (bread, drinks, refill water glasses, etc.) and the place was not busy. Otherwise, food good as always.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Gem
    Disneygirl70
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    I love this restaurant! I go whenever I can afford to! and It is worth it!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • delicious crab cakes :) and
    Susan
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    delicious crab cakes :) and loved that they have 2 different sizes
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Been coming to Springhouse
    Dallas
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    Been coming to Springhouse for 20 yrs. Always consistently good. Special kudos to Jimmy, Christine, Mel, Rich, Nicole and Amber!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Springhouse does it again!
    Alyson
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    The other times we've eaten at Springhouse Tavern, we ate in the restaurant, which was more of a special occasion feel and quieter - this time we ate at a table in the bar. The bar was full of life and a lot of fun for a night out with friends. We've enjoyed the restaurant when we've gone with our parents, but for younger folks, the bar is a great option!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not Going Back
    JLM86
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    We got their pre-fixed menu for Valentines Day. I ordered the prime rib of beef which tasted very good, but I was disappointed in how small the portion was. After our meal while waiting for the bill, the table next to us also received their meals which were both prime rib. their portions were nearly 3 times the size of my portion. I asked the people of they ordered off of the pre-fixed menu, and they verified that they did. When I asked the waitress why their portions were so much bigger, she said that when we placed our order, they were almost out of prime rib, and the cooks were trying to stretch it out, but that they had made more, and that's why the other table got a large portion, and why we got a smaller portion. Not going back!
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Service was outstanding for
    Bsing
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Service was outstanding for a holiday. Food was very good. Prices were very fair.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great service, decent food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    My husband and I went here for Valentine's Day. We both agreed that the food was okay, but the atmosphere of the restaurant is very old-fashioned. You can tell they cater to an older crowd. I really think that the 70s decor needs to be updated or at least made to look like it goes with the building. Our server was great and we liked that they gave us a heart box with chocolates at the end. Great beer list! The food seemed old-fashioned too, something my grandmother would expect to order. It was just OK and the price we paid was outrageous for what we got. We won't be going back but I'm sure there are lots of older people who enjoy this place.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We had a great valentines
    jack
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    We had a great valentines dinner at spring house. The food was terrific and so was the service.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Got Lucky
    cream
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    I tried to make reservations at a few other restaurants for Valentines day but they were all booked. Spring House was close to home so I tried them and was surprised they had seating available. I got lucky, not only because of the great service but the food was excellent as well. I had been here before some time ago and wasn't all that impressed but I will making it a more frequent stop.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Friendly service & prompt seating Always a go to favorite...rain, snow or shine Warm & friendly staff with comfortable atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always pleased with the Spring Hous
    Joanie
    Dined on 2/12/2014
    I always have a great meal at the Spring House Tavern. Their sauté crab is the best in the area and the ambience is conducive to taking with your table mates.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • worth a second visit
    Sunshine
    Dined on 2/9/2014
    First visit to Spring House Tavern. Attended the Sunday Brunch Arrived at 10:15 am, had the place to ourselves until 11:00 am Food was great, large selection for brunch The carver and omelet Chef, "mikey" was Very personable and made our visit worth coming back. Keep that employee! Carving room/areas do get "smokey" from the cooking Perhaps the installation of an overhead exhaust fan would help our clothing absorbed the odors and had to be washed as soon as we returned home. enjoyed our visit Will definitely return for their dinner selection Will definitely go back for dinner
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • My wife picked this restaurant
    Poggy451
    Dined on 2/6/2014
    My wife picked this restaurant for her birthday dinner. Unfortunately, they did not do too well in preparing her entree: Shrimp Scampi. Other than that, the appetizers, the soup, and the other entrees were good. It was a bit pricey ($40-50 per person).
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • springhouse
    chaz
    Dined on 2/1/2014
    too crowded, noisy. felt rushed. forget the bar. better to go during the week and get their specials.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • good food
    goodmeal
    Dined on 2/1/2014
    bar where we were sat was a little tight and tough to hear conversation with my guest but was fine
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Pleasantly Surprised!
    HungryinHorshamVIP
    Dined on 1/26/2014
    We have attempted to visit the Springhouse Tavern many times, but never made it until now. The food was very good, service extremely attentive and friendly! Looking forward to coming back and trying more items on the menu!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice Variety
    GastroGnomes
    Dined on 1/26/2014
    A late Sunday lunch provided us with wonderful variety of foods to choose from the menu. On this day a couple of appetizers and a cool drink satisfied my hunger while a wonderful salad was enjoyed by my wife.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Very pushy in service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 1/24/2014
    Waitresses are very pushy on time, suitable for people to have a quick bite but in formal setting
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Great place for friends to
    everythingnice
    Dined on 1/18/2014
    Great place for friends to eat, drink and be merry!!!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful meal
    aba1964
    Dined on 1/17/2014
    The items on the menu are traditional (i.e. crab cakes, shrimp scampi), but they are prepared beautifully and the restaurant, which still maintains the feeling of a colonial home, is lovely.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious food, excellent
    CookieVIP
    Dined on 1/17/2014
    Delicious food, excellent service and reasonable prices.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Servers Jimmy, Lisa, Nicole,
    Dallas
    Dined on 1/12/2014
    Servers Jimmy, Lisa, Nicole, Mel and Rich are the best!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene, late-night find, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet