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Valley Tap House
Valley Tap House

Valley Tap House Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.thevalleytaphouse.com
  • Email: info@thevalleytaphouse.com
  • Phone: (952) 431-2337
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 3:00pm, Saturday & Sunday: 11:00am - 3:00pm; Brunch: Saturday & Sunday: 11:00am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Daily: 3:00pm - 12:00am
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: American
  • Executive Chef: Phill Dvorak
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access
  • Private Party Facilities: We have a private dining area that can seat up to 40 people.
  • Private Party Contact: Tony Ostlund (952) 431-2337

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Galaxie and Co rd 42
  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from Valley Tap House
The Tap House specializes in Baltimore Style Pit Meat. This preparation involves rubbing a high-quality piece of meat with a special housemade spice mixture and allowing it to marinate for three days. The meat is then seared on a specially installed pit grill which chars the outside and cooks it juicy and tender on the inside. Finally it is sliced paper thin and served on a kaiser roll. A variety of meats are pit grilled in this fashion and served according to your desires. Popular choices include the Pit Beef served with raw onions and homemade horseradish sauce or the Pit Ham served with swiss cheese, grilled peppers, onions and a homemade honey dijon sauce. Additionally, a diner can choose from a menu including gourmet hamburgers, home baked pretzels, ale steamed mussels, shells & cheese, parm crusted halibut, and a full selection of desserts. Vegetarian options are available and our staff would be happy to accommodate dietary needs. Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "Valley Tap House did a great job of getting us in after the reservation made through Open Table had only requested a table for 2 rather than 6. A tip for Open Table....When making a reservation, if you go back to look for another time on that same reservation the site automatically turns back to a table for 2. I had placed 6 in that slot but when I went back to check for another time it had turned back to 2 people. I commend Valley Tap House for putting us at the top of their list and getting us in on a Saturday in less than 15 minutes!"
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Four children and three adults ordered food for lunch. Everything was served very very cold. Limp french fries served with corn dogs were very cold and unflavorful, not very tasty walleye bites were served cold, margherita pizza lacked in flavor, very dry overcooked crust with very little topping. One ordered salad was fine. Children were given crayons and place matts to color which was appreciated. Our servers were friendly and tried to be accomodating but food service was very slow. Disappointing."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "My husband and I have been here both with our daughters and without numerous times. It's one if the few non-chain restaurants in Apple Valley, but the service is never good. Always very slow and we wait forever for our food and drinks. So disappointing. We want to love the place- the food is usually very good, yummy brunch, good beers and pulled meats. But sadly we can't go back until they figure out the service. We've been disappointed one too many times."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "The Tap House Chicken Sandwich and Hand Cut Fries were delicious, definitely recommended. The Butermilk Cole Slaw was spicey and unlike any cole slaw I've ever had; very good. The server was friendly and good about refilling soft drinks. Definitely will be returning!"
    Dined on 3/9/2014
  • "Sandwiches buns way too large, juices soaked into bottom, made them soggy, they fall apart if picked up. Incredibly loud, had to shout to communicate with friends across the table. They must think all will be forgiven if they put a mound of french fries the size of a football on my steak plate."
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "We have frequented Valley Tap House a number of times. This is the best "pub fare" restaurant in town. A great, constantly changing beer assortment and finally a change from "great burgers". The pit beef style is wonderful. For people who can never find lamb on a menu, the lamb burger served on pita is fantastic. The stampede fries are a guilty pleasure. I avoid fries as a rule and figure that if they can be such a treat like at a state fair, they are worth it. I look forward to trying a few of the unusual items you never see in the typical burger bar. Stuffed dates or a beet salad. Keep it up."
    Dined on 1/24/2014
  • "Food was great. We all enjoyed it. Only complaint I have is that it was way yo dark where we sitting. Had to use lights on cell phones to read the menu."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "Food was hot and delicious. I had the Halibut and paired it with Risotto and it was a great pairing. My husband had the pork chop and ate the WHOLE thing! The waiter was on his game and service was great. Would recommend again. However, I booked through Open Table and got a reply back that I no showed. I did tell Hostess that we had a reservation but I guess she didn't bother about matching it up."
    Dined on 12/4/2013
  • "We really enjoyed all our food but our service was very slow. We waited 10 min after getting our dessert menu for our server to come back to take our dessert order."
    Dined on 11/21/2013
  • "Valley Tap House is our go to local spot for a good Burger or Pit Meat sandwich and happy hour deal. Although our favorite spot is the patio, living in this state only allows that for a few precious months. Dining indoors doesn't have nearly the relaxing "carpe diem" vibe but still good. This place is often critiqued for lackluster service. For us, it's never horrible but also seldom outstanding. Thus, go in with a mindset that you'll be socializing and "chilling" out, and you'll be fine. Expect to eat quickly - probably not the spot for you. The pit meat sandwiches and tacos cannot be beat. Fries are incredible (just insist that they come out hot.) Great 2 for 1 Happy Hour and beer selection."
    Dined on 10/11/2013
  • "First impression was standing at the host stand for 2 minutes before anyone greeted. Service was slow and unenthusiastic. I couldn't tell if she was a poor server or had too many tables which would mean poor management. I did not see a manager once throughout the 1.5 hours we were there. Our food took 20 min which didn't seem necessary for a not busy night and burgers and a salad. The fries were cold on both entrees. It seemed as though food was waiting under the lamps for other food or no one simply ran it. No sense of urgency was felt by anyone. If this is how the Valley Tap House is run, there is no point in checking out the new place in EP mall when it opens. Disaster waiting to happen."
    Dined on 8/18/2013