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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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4.3

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.2

service

4.3

ambience

4.2

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (27)
Comfort Food (17)
Neighborhood Gem (16)
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Good for a Date (15)
Great for Lunch (13)
Business Meals (10)
Cozy (10)
Bar Seating (9)
Good for Birthdays (8)
Creative Cuisine (8)
Fit for Foodies (8)
Authentic (7)
Good for Groups (7)
Great for Brunch (7)
Fun (6)
Great Beer (6)
Happy Hour (6)
Healthy (5)
Quick Bite (5)
Worth the Drive (5)
Good for Anniversaries (4)
Late-night Find (4)
Great for Outdoor Dining (4)
Special Occasion (4)
Kid-friendly (3)
Live Sports (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Seasonal (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Disabled Access (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
People Watching (1)
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 5 days ago

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 7 days ago

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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vip
 (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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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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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 11, 2017

Great restaurant and super waiter! Food was very good. Try the app of stuffed dates, fabulous!

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·Dined on September 7, 2017

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

Tags: Casual, Comfort Food
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 6, 2017

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.

Tags: Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining, Happy Hour
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 3, 2017

We had burgers. The food was good, also the service. Nice place for a casual dinner out.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Business Meals
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 3, 2017

I have only ever been here for brunch, but it is a fabulous buffet style brunch with lots of delicious options. Be sure to check out the desserts first to make sure you have left enough room. Great Deal on Bloody Marys and Mimosas.

Tags: Great for Brunch
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 2, 2017

It was my first time dining here. I had the Italian burger and my husband had the chicken pot pie. We both really enjoyed our meals. The staff was very friendly and the service was top notch. We will definitely be back.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on August 27, 2017

Excellent diverse menu, great quality, interesting tastes and cultural selections and great service

Tags: Great for Lunch, Disabled Access, Bar Seating, Authentic, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Seasonal
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 27, 2017

Possibly the best Sunday Brunch in the area. Always consistently good food.

Tags: Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on August 22, 2017

Loved everything about it EXCEPT being sat in the back room as much more warm & inviting in bar area. Be sure to request that when making a reservation. Otherwise, the food & service outstanding!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 17, 2017

My go to for the best black bean burger on the Main Line. Each meal here is wonderful

Tags: Comfort Food, Happy Hour, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 15, 2017

Always excellent food and service. Great food options and very friendly staff. Never have to be concerned about it not being a good experience.

Tags: Worth the Drive, People Watching, Casual, Great for Lunch, Fun
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 5, 2017

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.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 29, 2017

This wasn't my first time here, but will be my last. The food is average, but isn't priced that way and the service was even worse. Would not recommend this place

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 27, 2017

Wonderful menu, staff fun and very attentive. Food excellent including awesome desserts!

Tags: Authentic, Cozy, Good Vegetarian Options, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 27, 2017

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.

Tags: Bar Seating, Great Beer, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 22, 2017

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.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Quick Bite
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