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Black Powder Tavern

4.3
550 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
Top Tags:
  • Casual
  • Great for Lunch
  • Comfort Food
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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, American
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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
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Phone number
(610) 293-9333
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
W Swedesford Rd
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Parking details
Valet and private parking lot are available
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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, Devon Walker, at 610-293-9333 or at Dwalker@blackpowdertavern.com
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Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 550 People Are Saying
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4.3  based on recent ratings
4.3
food
4.3
service
4.2
ambience
4.1
value
Noise · Moderate
95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
4.0  Dined 4 days ago

I have enjoyed this venue for both business & personal activities.

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DianeH 
5.0  Dined on February 18, 2018

Although this is one of our favorite go-tos, we had picky family in town and decided to take them there. They all found something on the menu they liked and were very happy with the food and atmosphere. It was great success! I love this restaurant!

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OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on February 18, 2018

Excellent food and as usual great service

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vipGrossman (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on February 16, 2018

Cedar salmon perfectly cooked as usual. Strip steak good beer choices fine. Accommodating to doing the Brussels sprouts without bacon on friday in lent. A very good neighborhood place

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vipgoarmy (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on February 16, 2018

We were in for lunch, celebrating news of a recent promotion at work. The short rib grilled cheese is one of the best items on the menu. The tavern club looked wonderful as well. Olivia is a great server! Excellent spot for lunch or dinner.

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OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Great food and service. The salmon was perfect cooked. Our sever Alice was friendly and attentive.

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concertphan (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

I had the salmon, my wife had a steak. Both were excellent. Draft beer was excellent. It's a fun place, kind of noisy, lots of TV's. We'll go again.

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vipOpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

This was our third or fourth time there (we are from MA) and it never disappoints! The menu is so creative, the portions are big and the atmosphere is comfortable and clean. I look forward to my next visit there.

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OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
4.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

I had been here a couple of times, for lunch, in the past few month, and was very happy with the food. I thought the angus burger was one of the best around, and told my dining companion about it. That's why we went...to get a good burger for dinner. I ordered mine med well, and he ordered medium. They both arrived so well done, that they were actually dry in the center.
Maybe it was a new chef, or maybe the daytime person is just better at it. In any event, it was a disappointment. Also, the caesar salad dressing could have benefited from an anchovy.
The server was very good!

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Libi (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

I came here before, food was always good but for some reason the food at that night was not as good as before. Might be a busy Friday night? Cheesy fry stuffs were heavier than I thought. Other than that the service was good and the atmosphere was good as well.

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OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

Great tavern food. Our waiter Tom was attentive and provided quality service. We will definitely be back!

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OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
4.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

Food and Beer list are great! Sometimes it’s so busy that service takes a hit but everything else is so great it’s worth it!

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vipGrossman (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

Good food as always. A very busy saturday night but reservation was honored on time and service was just fine despite the full house.

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EADL (Philadelphia)
3.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

Love the round tables for parties of 6! Being able to see and talk with all is great, although it was rather crowded and noisy on a Saturday evening to hear all the conversation at the table.
Good options and everyone in the group seemed to enjoy what they ordered.

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OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

Date night, great place to grab a bite to eat before heading to a comedy club. The Ahi Tuna special was amazing and the side of Brussels sprouts with bacon, Yum Yum.

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OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
4.0  Dined on February 1, 2018

Always good food and many great choices. A great place to meet friends for lunch or dinner. Parking lot is not very big so can be a problem at times.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on January 31, 2018

Took my team to lunch. Our server was fabulous!- great recommendations, very attentive, and super friendly. Everyone loved their lunch: the foodie enjoyed the eggplant soup and shrimp salad sandwich, I enjoyed the smoked salmon blt, the Italian burger was raved about, and the club hit the spot. This place can always be depended on for delicious food.

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vipmalvmom (Philadelphia)
4.0  Dined on January 30, 2018

This is a great place for a business lunch. There is plenty of parking and plenty of room inside for multiple parties. The menu is diverse enough to satisfy many different tastes, and the prices are reasonable.

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Chris (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

Black Powder is now a go to place for me and several friends for happy hours that are superb and evening casual dinner. It's a great pub with a good bar area that's a little small so get there early. It get's crowded and the noise bounces off the walls and hardwood floors, but on the whole, it's a good atmosphere. The happy hour menu is great and they have some interesting apps. The regular menu has something for everyone including salads, pot pie, fish and chips, burgers, and more substantive entrees if you need a steak. Lots of craft beers, Boddingtons on draft with nitro is a find, and then there's a good Guinness pour. Wine list is ok. Good service for the most part.

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OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

Hadn’t been in a while. Everyone’s entrees were good. Delicious appetizers. Good beer. Good service.

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