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The Freight House
The Freight House

The Freight House Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.thefreighthouse.net
  • Phone: (215) 340-1003
  • Hours of Operation: Tuesday - Thursday 4:00p.m.-11:00p.m.
    Friday - Saturday 4:00p.m.-12:00a.m.
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, Seafood, American
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: The Freight House now provides custom off-site events, for memorable group dining, or grand special occasions. The Freight House is known as greater Philadelphia's "one- stop powerhouse"; allow us to assist and bring our magic to your next event. Full service & custom menus available. We cater to all dietary restrictions/ needs.
  • Private Party Facilities: Space is available for parties up to 200 guests. The Freight House facility is also available for special lunch occasions during daytime hours. Please contact The Freight House directly for further information.
  • Private Party Contact: Regina Paul (215) 340-1003

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Clinton
  • Public Transit: The Freight House is conveniently located directly at the SEPTA R5 Doylestown train station. SEPTA, TransBridge & Doylestown Dart buses also stop at the end of the SEPTA parking lots.
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Ample FREE parking is available in both of the SEPTA lots surrounding The Freight House building.
A word from The Freight House
Located in the heart of historic Doylestown, The Freight House offers "Big City Dining" at it's finest. Modern/ progressive cuisine with the best seafood, steaks & chops, outstanding professional service, & a dramatic award winning design set this restaurant apart from the others.

The Freight House also offers an extensive wine by the glass program, all carefully selected to pair with the menu, as well as our award- winning & media-recognized Natural Martini list.

After dining, see & be seen in The Freight House lounge.

Reservations are highly recommended.

Lounge & deck seating is only available on a first come first serve basis.
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Diner Reviews
  • "We eat at the Frieght house regulatory and enjoy our meals there. I reccommended the ahi tuna appetizer, the cheesesteak egg rolls are divine and the fish entrees are very good."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "We stayed at the bar, but our glassware wasn't very clean looking. And I was a bit bothered by the lack of cleaniness in the bathrooms as well. The food was decent, but given the prices I expected more. It's a shame -- we went to the freight house a year or so ago and really liked it -- It was pricey so that is why we stayed away so long, but it was good and worth it for a special occasion-- I was dissapointed with our visit this time. The only plus was staying the bar meant 1/2 off apps and certain drinks -- which helped."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "Food was good. Crab bisque soup was terrific. I liked the decor of the restaurant but thought it was overpriced."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Our third and last visit- food is very overpriced for the level of quality. For example, seared tuna was fresh but lacked even basic seasoning and the amount of hoisin sauce smeared on the plate was almost nonexistent. Stuffed lobster tail was a rip off size wise. Both the creme brûlée - lacked flavor, and Oreo cheesecake were weak. The cheesecake tasted sour with not evn a hint of cream cheese. $300 for 5, never again."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "We have dined here before with a better evening. Only about 20 to 25 diners were seen while we were there. Our waitress seemed to be more interested in conversing with the other waiters than in checking on her patrons. They seemed more intent on talking at one of the empty tables, of which there were many. Our reservation was for 7:00, the Saturday before fathers day. By that time, my selection for dinner had run out. I certainly think that something like that should not have happened."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "We had the French onion soup (good), shrimp and grits (very good), dry scallops (fair: really needed butter and spices) and grilled swordfish (very good). Service was attentive but too quick. Since we didn't have coffee and dessert, we were done in under an hour. Prices weren't bad at all."
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "We dine here regularly. Service is friendly and efficient. Mike was our server for Mothers Day dinner. Food was excellent as usual and he provided outstanding service. This is our special occasion restaurant."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Very big disappointment. Was unaware the reservation booked through OpenTable was for a buffet only. Disappointed with food quality and service. Wine list very limited. "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "For the price, we should not have to look at empty stations (eggs, bacon and carving station). A member of management should be in the area. With the other restaurants in the area, there should be more options offered to the guests."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Our waitress appear to be lost and really didn't know what to do. We were at the freight house for Mother's Day brunch and I was disappointed with the spread and the service. I think I saw our waitress maybe twice. Also, as a brunch buffet, the salmon was dry, omelet station gave out burned omelets and they ran out of bacon. This was our second year in a row there but next year may not happen. Disappointed."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Good place for ambience and fun music but the menu and food could probably be a bit better for the price. I'd probably go back again for the bar scene. "
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "Just plain bad and bland food. A flank steak with no flavor? Seriously? Even by concensus everything bad to average."
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "We really enjoyed our first visit here. Had calamari, steak, & scallops - ALL were delicious! Already recommended freight house to friends!"
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "This place wa not like the rest. A great look walking in, not to bright or dark inside. Music could have been down a notch or two but overly distracting. Great menue and very descent portions. We did not leave hungry. Booked our reservations online and was a place to write special instructions. Mentioned I wanted a nice place to dine as it was my wife and I's first annaversary. Upon arriving I did not notice anything but our server greeted us with Happy Annaversary. It was wonderful that they read emails. I would absolutely recommend this restaurant to everyone and look forward to another visit. "
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "The interior is fantastic, the service was really good as was the food but the overall value was not there. I have no problem paying those prices if I were in NYC and were having a true foodie dining experience but this was 'just' dinner in Doylestown. Check the menu for yourself before going. There are enough other good choices within a few blocks that you will never see me back there. Let someone else pay the freight!"
    Dined on 5/1/2014
  • "I stumbled upon your restaurant and was very happy with the outcome. I was there for Easter. Honestly I chose your establishment because all the other places were booked. I read some online reviews and they were not very encouraging. I will certainly return:)"
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "Came here for the $35 Easter Brunch. We were seated at 1:30 which was near the end of the brunch. The food was not great, the pasta dishes, the potato's and the french toast were all dried out from sitting in warmers. The deserts were a joke and not good. They were dismantling and cutting back on the buffet before we were even done. The only good thing was the prime rib and the omelets were OK. Coffee was even extra which at that price for a brunch with nothing special on it was insulting. We will scratch off the Freight House in the future as a place to go and we are from Doylestown. Skip this place, there are far to many better restaurants in D-town. "
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "We thoroughly enjoyed the brunch they served for Easter. "
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "Our family had Easter Brunch and for $35 per person the variety and quality of the buffet offerings were disappointing. The Freight House used to provide an interesting selection of food at their holiday buffets. "
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "Brunch on Easter was very disappointing. The selection was limited. The only cheese available for the omelets was American. Limited desserts and pastries. Beverages should have been included in the price. Sausages were undercooked. Potatoes were dry. Breakfast at Aunt Judy's is much better at 1/3 the price. I wouldn't recommend The Freight House for brunch."
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "The freight house is me and my husband place to go weekly for date night. We absolutely love the freight house. We could go anywhere but we choose to go there even thou its a 30 minute drive for us. I love the food and my apple martinis, the service, and the atmosphere and I love using open table to book my reservation. Looking forward to my next dinner date. "
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "had a fabulous night. looking forward to seeing you again. everything was amazing. thank you very much"
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "The food is always very good but it is very expensive for the average person especially if you have children. It is very nice for special occasions though."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "We ate quite early, at 5:30, so the dining area was empty and there were only a few at the bar for happy hour. We were seated promptly, My husband ordered the merlot by the glass, filet and lobster surf and turf, and I ordered the duck. He ordered his steak medium, and it was prepared decently and tasted like a flavorful cut of meat. I ordered my duck medium well, though it came out slightly more on the well side, so I would order it medium if I went back. Everything had a great taste, though the portions were modest for the price. I enjoyed the location, watching the trains come and go from the Doylestown station. Unfortunately we didn't have time for an appetizer or dessert. Overall, a good meal, but a little on the pricey side."
    Dined on 3/18/2014
  • "We ate here on Saturday night and really enjoyed our evening out. The cheesesteak egg rolls are a MUST have appetizer! I do not really care for regular cheesesteaks and I absolutely loved them!! My husband and I both had the special, Cajun mahi with a fresh mango salsa. It was fantastic! The potion was generous and the quality was excellent. To top off our dinner we shared the chocolate cake. It was equally delicious and had a nice presentation. I will say we had a great waiter, Michael. We do not consistently great great waiters here so Michael was a refreshing change!!"
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Refreshingly different and unique. Great ambience. Too expensive to frequent regularly."
    Dined on 3/12/2014
  • "At first the service was rushed then the service was extremely slow. Mussels Fra Diavolo came out in a milky white sauce. Oysters came without a utensil. I could go on. When the food runners brought the food they had no idea who had what. Overpriced for average food. Nothing to write home about. Will not be back."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "My wife and I chose the Freight House for Valentine's Dinner and we were very happy. We had never heard of the Freight House before, but we definitely enjoyed our dinner and would recommend it to others. The restaurant is one open building, but the design and layout of the tables allow intimacy while also enjoying the open feeling of the building. We had a preset menu which had perfect portion sizes for my wife and I. Our only complaint is that the service was slow. Our server was super nice, but it took about 10min for him to come to take our drink order even though we were there well past their busy period. The service was slow for the rest of the night but the friendliness of the waiter helped make up for that."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "My husband and I enjoyed our Valentine's dinner. The menu was fixed but the options worked well for us. I had the Lobster cous cous mac and cheese and I don't think I have ever had anything so good (felt like food heaven). My husband had the lamb chops (he is more meat and potatoes kind of guy) and the meat was very tender. Add a beer for him and a spiced pear martini for me and we were just getting started with these great appetizers. We both choose as our main course the filet mignon and petite lobster tail. They got both of the filet's exactly like we wanted them, thank you to our waiter for listening to my husband's in depth description to how he likes his filet. Overall a good choice for dinner.Food was excellent and service was top!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Food was good and everyone in our party was happy with their meal. Hummus was delicious. The service however, left much to be desired. After delivering our drinks, the waitress disappeared for 10 minutes before coming to take our dinner order. The restaurant was possibly understaffed that night. Also, I mentioned to the hostess that we had 2 birthdays in our party that night and the result was simply the waitress wishing our two guests happy birthday. Not was I was looking for. Also, the desserts on the menu didn't justify the $8 price. Also, the restaurant is beautiful but it's extremely dark. Difficult to read the menu."
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "This is our fourth time, each time we brought another one of our crew, this time table for 6, great food, beer, wine, service, we all had a great time, WOW!!"
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "Appetizers, drinks and dessert were delicious. Both of our steaks came out undercooked then we had requested. Hostess and bus staff were quick and efficient, however the waitress was difficult to find. I opted to have my steak re-done which she took back to the kitchen but did not apologize for the error. We also had to ask for drink refills and then follow up ten minutes later when they still hadn't arrived, still not apology for the delay. Given the cost of this restaurant, I'm unsure if I'd be willing to give it a second chance. A girl wants to take her guy out for a nice dinner on his birthday, and I felt like I had egg on my face for choosing the place. This place came highly recommended but didn't live up to the hype."
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "We had a first visit to The Freight House and were pleasantly surprised. The food selection and quality were both outstanding, the service was good, the wine and beer list were broad. A definite go to again."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "I have been here twice and the food has been excellent. However, the service was not as good. The server was slow and ignored us for stretches of time for the first half of the meal, then as the restaurant started to get crowded they started rushing us along."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "I always enjoy going to the Freight House. The kitchen was very accommodating to my dietary needs and the server made sure that they were able to accommodate me first regarding substitutions for sides. The server was friendly and made sure we had a pleasant dining experience. The Freight House is very special to me and my fiance and we make sure that we go back every year to celebrate our anniversary."
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "We had a party of 4, one being a toddler. My grandaughter was well taken care of. Fast friendly service. Our server addressed our every need and then some. It was pricey but we knew that going into it. The drinks were fabulous. Great place to eat."
    Dined on 1/14/2014
  • "It would have been a perfect birthday celebration if the couple with a toddler didn't show up and was seated only 4 booths away. Thank God the booths are tall enough not to see but we could still hear. Our server did an outstanding job of pacing our courses...not rushing us through. Everything was delicious. I had the scallops---heaven on a plate! Hubby had the filet, cooked to perfection. We will be back once the weather turns warmer for some cocktails and patio time!"
    Dined on 1/14/2014
  • "We arrived early enough to be able to sit at the bar and enjoy some champagne before we sat for dinner. No one rushed us and we were able to enjoy the evening at our leisure. The bartender was great and offered a very small taste of a chardonnay so a decision could be made once we made it to the table. The dinners were good with adequate food portions; not too small; not too large. The service was OK, but the restaurant was crowded so I am sure they all had enough on their hands to take care of everyone. All in all, this is our second time there and we would dine there again. Its great and convenient to the location of the Michener museum. Both times to dine at your restaurant, we came from the museum."
    Dined on 1/11/2014
  • "Great service and amazing food. The calamari was excellent along with their Freight house burger."
    Dined on 1/10/2014
  • "My family and I have been here a few time over the past 6 months and I can always say the same thing, the food is good but the service is very questionable. This time, my son ordered the Ceasar salad and it wasn't good (it was almost as if they didn't put the dressing on?),so we sent it back. Not that is was expensive, but the waitress didn't take it off the bill. That's common courtesy in a restaurant. Needless to say, we weren't surprised by this because the service is typically very slow and somewhat apathetic. However, on this night the restaurant was empty and the service was good. If the food wasn't good, we would never come back, but we put this one in the rotation once in a while and deal with service issues."
    Dined on 1/4/2014