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About Black Powder Tavern

Since 1746, the building that houses this tavern has played a part in the establishment of our nation; first as a respite for stagecoach travelers expanding westward and later as a covert rendezvous point for George Washington, Marquis de Lafayette, and other leaders of the American revolution.

It is believed that during the infamous winter of 1777–1778 at Valley Forge, a major figure in the Continental Army, master military mind Friedrich Von Steuben, designated the tavern as a secret black powder munitions stash for Continental Army couriers. All the while, the tavern continued to provide food, shelter and cheer to the hungry, weary soldiers fighting for their independence.

Today, we honor our historic tavern’s tradition with a mission to raise the spirits of our guests. We invite you to experience the small and large plates, craft beers and revolutionary hospitality that is Black Powder Tavern.

1164 Valley Forge Road
Wayne, PA 19807
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, American

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 4:00pm
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm
Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm
Sunday: 2:00pm - 9:00pm

Brunch: Sunday: 10:30am - 2:00pm
Parties of 15 or more please contact restaurant for availability

Cross Street:
W Swedesford Rd

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(610) 293-9333

Website:
http://www.blackpowdertavern.com/

Parking Details:
Valet and private parking lot are available

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch

Special Events & Promotions:
Always have our great Sunday Brunch Buffet--10.30-2pm
Great selection of breakfast and lunch items, seafood, pastries, waffles, carving and omelet station. Tea/coffee/juice and Bloody Mary or Mimosa (choice for each guest) all for 21.95

Join us for Happy Hour Monday-Friday 5-7pm and Late Night Wednesday-Saturday 9-10pm!
Offered in our lounge or outside patio during the warmer months! We offer discounted appetizers, $5 draft beers, $6 select cocktails and $6 select glasses of wine. All other alcoholic drinks still receive 20% off!

Looking to make a group reservation? Allow Black Powder Tavern to host your next business event, engagement party, bridal or baby shower; or any of life's special moments! Contact our Sales Manager, Cordelia Bonny, at 610-293-9333 or at CBonny@blackpowdertavern.com

Black Powder Tavern Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.2

service

4.2

ambience

4.1

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (34)
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Bar Seating (8)
Good for Groups (8)
Good for Birthdays (7)
Fun (7)
Happy Hour (7)
Great for Brunch (6)
Fit for Foodies (6)
Authentic (5)
Special Occasion (5)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
Healthy (4)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Seasonal (4)
Worth the Drive (4)
Good for Anniversaries (3)
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·Dined 3 days ago

A fabulous brunch! Our family loved the selection and service

Tags: Sunday Lunch
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·Dined 4 days ago

Enjoyed the food. We arrived around 5:30 on a Saturday evening. Lots of open seating at that time. By 7, the place was packed.

Tags: Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Quick Bite, Comfort Food, Casual, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 5 days ago

Great short rib tater tots. Great Reuben and homemade potato chips.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 5 days ago

was very disappointed, service and food was not good. Waiter completely forgot my order and told me --i must not have heard you, wel Sorry--by the time he came back to our table everyone else was finished eating, too late to re-order.!!--I would not come back.

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·Dined 5 days ago

Dinner was great. Everyone in our party enjoyed their meal. The only drawback was that our dinner coincided with Happy Hour which made conversation at our table a bit of a challenge.

Tags: Fun, Casual
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 5 days ago

Dined here a number of times. Great and varied menu, something for everyone. Our go to place when we want to enjoy small plates, or a good burger/steak/salad/etc...large beer and wine menu as well.

Tags: Special Occasion, Quick Bite, Fun
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 6, 2017

Food was really pretty good. Not sure I liked the table we had (close to door and main walk through) but that's just a quibble, could have waited for a better table. Server very nice and courteous. Rest is like all the usual for this kind of place. Had to ask for water twice. I like a straw, wife doesn't but we didn't get the option unless we would have asked, again. Ordered the mussels, asked for bread with them and was told they came with fries but bread could be brought. Got the bread and the fries, and (surprise!) the fries were piled on top :-o. Not sure how much starch I could stand so I just took the fries off. Didn't come with a little cocktail fork but got tired of asking for things so just used my regular fork. small things but would have bumped the rating up without them.

Tags: Quick Bite, Casual, Comfort Food, Business Meals
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 3, 2017

We had a fun experience! Food was very good, we had a reservation & were seated immediately. Our waitress, Devon, was exceptional !!! Only complaint is that restaurant is very noisy.., I could barely hear any of the conversation at our table.

Tags: Casual, Quick Bite
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·Dined on November 29, 2017

We were there at peak dinner hour, we were seated promptly and attended to buy courteous staff. Food and beverage came out fast. However the noise level was very loud. I️t was hard to here the person sitting next to you.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Went for thanksgiving buffet. All was good. Would return for a regular meal.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Wonderful meal and my husband and I had the special and it was delicious.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Creative Cuisine, Seasonal, Comfort Food, Great Beer
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·Dined on November 19, 2017

I was very excited to try this restaurant ever since I moved to Philadelphia, as I heard a lot about it and how historic and charming it was. However, I was very disappointed when I went for brunch last Sunday. The food was very bad quality, old, and cold, and there was not enough selection. Everything tasted really bad, and the service was poor.
Unfortunately, I don't think I will be coming back.

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·Dined on November 19, 2017

We went to Black Powder Tavern as we were visiting the area with family. We attended the Sunday buffet. The food was horrible - the rolls were stale (literally too hard to cut open), seafood was of questionable quality to be serving on a buffet line, many foods/salad/fruit puréed for waffles seemed like the food was going bad. We were so disappointed to spend 100 dollars on that quality of food. I will never return and would not recommend this restaurant.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 19, 2017

We love this place! Great selection of beers, food is excellent.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Historical place, good sandwiches, vibrant atmosphere

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 13, 2017

I ate the steak dinner with roasted cauliflower and asparagus. The wine selected was a delightful red .

The waiter Andrew was attentive and competent. He was invisible except when needed.

Overall 5 star service, food and service were commendable

Tags: Cozy, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 12, 2017

We went to the brunch buffet on Sunday morning and it was very good. Great breakfast meats, omelette station, fluffy waffles, and a dessert table.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Great place for a date if you enjoy a lively setting! High end bar food that's absolutely delish! BPT poutine fries, calamari and Angus burger were spot on!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Best French onion soup EVER.

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·Dined on November 11, 2017

A very pleasant experience .Exceptional because out waiter ran into the parking lot to give me my forgotten take-away food and most of all, I later realized that I had lost a valued bangle during dinner. When I called later, to report that, the staff obviously got right on it and found my bangle. Unheard of; I just assumed it was gone forever. Outstanding!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Casual, Quiet Conversation
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 11, 2017

First time eating here. Food was awesome, atmosphere was great, and the service was okay; although our waiter did guide our decision making. The French onion soup was awesome, the tortellini was amazing, and the chicken sandwich was rediculous!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Only one of 5 of us enjoyed the food.

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Enjoyed a quick lunch - food came out promptly. One order was wrong but the server apologized and it was replaced quickly. Good solid food.

Tags: Quick Bite
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 5, 2017

This is a really great restaurant. The food was delicious. The atmosphere is great. Good for couples, groups, families. We had the poutine fries for an app. The perfect start to the meal. My husband had the grilled cheese and I had the autumn salad with salmon. Both were right on point.
The only place we had an issue was service. Our server was not very attentive and hard to find. But I'm still giving it 4 stars for service. He was still friendly and those who checked on us and brought our food were great. It seemed like they might have been short staffed. But everyone still had a smile on their face. We will definitely go back.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 5, 2017

A neighborhood gem, great food and great service!!!!!!!!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 28, 2017

The staff was extremely friendly and cooperative. The menu was very diverse with plenty of fresh seasonal options. We really enjoyed the lively setting

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Casual, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Happy Hour
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 28, 2017

We live around the corner and love this place. Wait staff is very friendly and helpful. Irish nachos are fantastic! The pork chop special is out of this world! Cajun Mac and cheese great. Never had a bad dish!

Tags: Casual, Cozy, Good for Birthdays
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 26, 2017

Consistently good. Very nice spot to meet friends for lunch...a tad noisy.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Casual
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Service was outstanding. Food is tavern so rating is good for tavern. Noise level is loud.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual, Hot Spot
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 19, 2017

Great food! Very cozy :) wish they had candles for the birthday girl.

Tags: Cozy
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 15, 2017

The brunch was fabulous. The food was fresh and varied and the chef service was attentive to every detail. The only negative was that our soiled plates were not removed in a timely manner. Otherwise, great value for the price and very delicious!

Tags: Late-night Find, Afternoon Coffee, Special Occasion, Happy Hour, Live Sports, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Great for Brunch, Business Meals, Comfort Food, Disabled Access, Bar Seating, Quick Bite, Great for Lunch, Casual, Sunday Lunch
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 13, 2017

We had a very nice meal with the family, and loved it!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Kid-friendly, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Paleo Friendly, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 12, 2017

We have been long time patrons,sadly the food was sub par, calamari dry and tasteless
Quesadea too spicy soup good, server very nice but overworked, no way to handle so many tables. Happy hour drinks in bar area only, so no one at tables seemed to have a drink,we might go back, but not for awhile. Miss the old days

Tags: Seasonal, Comfort Food
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 2, 2017

Great meal from start to finish! Loved the history (wish it showed more in the menu or decor), the food, and the service. Will definitely tell everyone to go here and will be back soon!!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Food is home cooking comfort food! loved it, suuuuper filling and heavy though so be careful! (IE Poutine followed by mac and cheese, you will fall asleep on the floor)

Tags: Good for a Date, Casual, Creative Cuisine
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Our favorite neighborhood restaurant. Delicious food, very friendly and fun staff, and an easy place in which to get comfortable.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Fun, Authentic
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 29, 2017

Tom the waiter is a delight, makes all the difference

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Business Meals
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 24, 2017

My family was in town for my brothers wedding. We had a wonderful dinner with a large group. My father has a restricted diet and the chef came out to help him pick out the right dinner for him! I would highly recommend this restaurant to everybody!

Tags: Special Occasion, Great Beer, Casual, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 22, 2017

I had been to this place for lunch a number of times with no problems. However, my first visit for dinner was a complete nightmare. The kitchen must have been having problems, because it took 1 hour and 15 minutes before our dinner was finally served to us after ordering. The appetizer was misrepresented (i.e., 2 of the 3 primary ingredients stated on the menu were not included in the dish). I ordered a drink without ice and was charged $3.00 more than the cost of the drink. A supervisor visited the table before we left to advise that I received a 50% larger pour because I requested the drink neat. That did not appear to be the case (and, at any rate, I was not told the drink would be more expensive because I didn't want ice). I have read about "nefarious upcharges" in NYC, but had never experienced this personally in the suburbs of Philly. In addition, a grilled salmon dish I had ordered previously at lunch included a portion of salmon approximately one-half the size of the lunch portion. My personal experience at restaurants generally is that dinner portions tend to be at least equal to or larger than lunch portions. We received multiple apologies from our waiter and two different management types, but nobody offered to try to make it right with some sort of accommodation (except the offer of a free dessert, which we did not want but accepted reluctantly - - the waiter advised that a complimentary dessert was the extent of his authority). The restaurant was not full (i.e., there were open tables and no people waiting to be seated), so it was difficult to understand the magnitude of the delays and problems. People kept blaming things on a new manager. Aside from being very unprofessional, it assumes that patrons who are having a terrible dining experience would be fine with the explanation that you are incapable of running your restaurant because your key employees are both new and inept. Overall, a very disappointing experience. I will not be back again.

Tags: Casual
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 21, 2017

The food was great and would go back but we had to ask to sit outside because it was very noisy inside. Too hard to hear each other at the table inside.

Tags: Casual
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