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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.
Wayne, PA 19807
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
W Swedesford Rd
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Valet and private parking lot are available
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
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!
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.
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
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.
We have been several times while in the area. The food is creative. We had Tom as our waiter twice and he is a great guy. This visit we did not have him and it took three requests to get a glass is water. The meal was served quickly. The check not so fast. Later we found out we had the wrong check and wrong credit card. We were able to find and exchange our cards many miles away
Great food but not the best ambiance for quality discussion.
Business lunch meeting: Great menu, accommodating all palates. Preparation and food quality are great .
Service was a bit lacking and it is quite loud - great for HH but not the best for quality discussions.
We were seated quickly but then took about 15minutes for anyone to come to the table. The entire service was very slow. All other tables were served warm bread with their drinks. We had to ask for it multiple times. My husband screwdriver wasn't served until our meal arrived. They forgot about it. The food was good but not anything special. Restaurant was freezing. We were visiting on vacation but definitely wouldn't recommend to someone going to Philly and when we're back wouldn't go there.
Our server, Tom was enthusiastic and very helpful in guiding our choices from a varied and creative menu. The decor was colonial, but contemporary. We shared a number of items. The polenta logs were great. The scampi crostini was special. We also enjoyed the mac and cheese, pork belly sliders, and brisket tater tots. We left happily filled.
Early Saturday evening event, atmosphere was noisy, wait staff was harried. Ordered chopped salad with salmon from menu with no onions and dressing on the side (nothing fancy). The first time the wrong order was brought to the entire table. The second time, the salad was still wrong. The third time the salad was still wrong but everyone else was finished with their meal so it was eaten. Management did apologize and removed the item from the bill.
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