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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 (28)
Comfort Food (19)
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Good for a Date (15)
Great for Lunch (13)
Business Meals (10)
Cozy (10)
Creative Cuisine (9)
Good for Birthdays (8)
Fit for Foodies (8)
Bar Seating (8)
Great for Brunch (7)
Great Beer (7)
Good for Groups (7)
Authentic (7)
Fun (6)
Happy Hour (6)
Healthy (5)
Worth the Drive (5)
Good for Anniversaries (4)
Late-night Find (4)
Great for Outdoor Dining (4)
Quick Bite (4)
Seasonal (4)
Special Occasion (4)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Disabled Access (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Live Sports (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 28, 2017

Food was really good. Selection of beer and wine very good. We had outdoor seating because we've learned through prior visits that indoor seating is so noisy that conversation is nearly impossible. There is no separation between the bar and the dining room, which probably accounts for the extremely high noise level.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on April 28, 2017

Celebrated a friend's 60th birthday over dinner.
Service was good, they let us stay and talk long after dinner was over.
Food was good and friendly server brought the guest of honor a free dessert.

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on April 28, 2017

The food was fine. We have had excellent service here in the past. This time the service was just ok. Our biggest complaint was the hostess. She was not only not welcoming, she was kind of miserable...its not asking a lot to say hello and goodbye and eke out a smile. It might be a while before we stop by again.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on April 27, 2017

Fun & Delicious try the Italian burger.

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on April 23, 2017

Our server Dominic was very personable even remembering the names of the 5 of us as we re-ordered drinks.

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on April 22, 2017

I was a little disappointed, to be honest. The menu looks great, but both the short rib tots that we got as one of our starters and the veggie burger my wife got fell flat. One of our kids' grilled cheeses was burned and I actually got an incorrect entree (though the shrimp and crab ravioli I got was my 2nd choice and was delicious, so that's not a problem to me in the end; I opted not to send back). Cocktails were well done but my beer, which arrived while I was away from the table, was not served with/in a pint glass, just the bottle (never a good look with better beer). A bit expensive as a family place, probably better value as a couple alone.

Tags: Comfort Food, Casual
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on April 21, 2017

We went on a Friday evening and the room was incredibly loud, mostly from the bar area. The food choices and the ambiance are very casual. Lots of hamburgers, sandwiches, etc. I would go there with kids or for a quick dinner but not for anything special. Food was good but not outstanding in any way.

Tags: Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on April 19, 2017

Good food. Great service. Some unique menu items. Enjoyed our lunch

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on April 16, 2017

We made a reservation for a family dinner for Easter. We had 16 people. Th e restaurant and staff were very accommodating. Everyone enjoyed their meal. Food was very good with plenty of unique offerings. I would recommend this for a family gathering or just a regular night out.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Casual, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies
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 (New England)·Dined on April 16, 2017

Was disappointed that there was not Easter choices​ on the menu for dinner. Had a too long wait once seated, but George made up for the wait! Excellent food!

Tags: Casual, Worth the Drive
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on April 16, 2017

Been there a few times. Easter Brunch this time, food was ok, i would recommend adding different food to the buffet. Other then that, Decent

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on April 11, 2017

Always a fun time with good food and good service with the charm of a colonial tavern.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fun
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 (San Antonio)·Dined on April 2, 2017

Très bel restaurant historique, mais le service était un peu lent. La nourriture était délicieuse, pas un peu chère.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on April 1, 2017

This is the second time we have eaten at the Inn and we are planning to go again for Thanksgiving. Our waiter was one of the best we have had in a long time and we do make it a point to eat out numerous times each month at many different restaurants.

I have recommended Black Power to many of my friends. Keep up the good work. Two more birthday's are on the calendar and if we are home to celebrate I am sure it will be at the Black Powers.

Tags: Seasonal, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Comfort Food
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on March 24, 2017

Historic location with interesting decor depicting historic significance.

Food overall pretty good, fish and chips surprisingly salty.

Tags: Casual, Kid-friendly
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on March 21, 2017

This is a nice spot for lunch. Menu is just OK and food is just OK. Very convenient location and good parking.

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

Grilled chicken Salad and french onion it was outstanding!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on March 19, 2017

This was our first time at The Black Powder Inn and we will definitely be going back!
The food was delicious! From apps to dessert we were not disappointed! Yummy!!!

Tags: Kid-friendly, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on March 18, 2017

My wife and I had dined at Black Powder Tavern previously and have always had a good experience at this restaurant. I like the atmosphere as well as the historical aspects of the tavern. Definitely this restaurant rates a two thumbs up. Their menu is creative and has offerings for everyone. While we ordered only dinner salads, BPT offers complete meals, burgers, small plates, etc. Our salads were excellentI I ordered their signature Grilled Salmon Salad, my wife the Kale Beet Salad. Dressings were yummy, house-made. Our server, George B. who was also bartending did a super job serving us in a friendly and personal, manner. We had the Toll House pie for dessert...delicious. Already looking forward to a return visit!

Tags: Fun, Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on March 18, 2017

It was not a good night; too busy for our wait person; put the drink and food order in and had food within 10 minutes (which had it been lunchtime rush, GREAT thing - catching up with friends, not so much) never asked about refilling drink order; we were seated next to a huge group and couldn't hear each other.; the fish in the fish & chips were heavily coated in batter, icky thick, meat was good, but had pulled off coating - I've have raved about how thin and light the battered fish was, I'm hoping it was just an off night.

was in & out in less than an hour - not that much fun

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on March 10, 2017

We have enjoyed going here for dinner since they opened. The food has always been thoughtfully prepared and the service has been great. Highly recommended.

Tags: Romantic, Business Meals, Comfort Food, Fun, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on March 7, 2017

Party of 9 for a business lunch and 3 of the meals came out wrong. Not m vs mw wrong just flat out wrong orders that needed to be remade. Drinks often empty. Orange juice was see through tinted water for one guest and bright orange for another.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on March 6, 2017

They do a good job for business lunches. The menu is varied and has something for all food preferences. Service was attentive and efficient our party of 8 got in and out in a reasonable amount of time.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Business Meals
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on March 5, 2017

Burgers were good but kitchen was slow. This was our second time here. Italian Burger the first time (excellent), all american cheeseburger this time (okay).

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on March 5, 2017

Met a friend here for their Sunday Brunch Buffet. Totally good value for money! Will definitely go again. Worth booking a table in advance.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive, Bar Seating, Casual, Great for Brunch
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on March 4, 2017

We had a very good meal at The Black Powder Tavern. They had an interesting menu, very good food, and very nice servers, we will definitely go back. When I made the reservation, I had reservations because I read some very negative reviews. They were definitely not fair, nor accurate, we had an enjoyable evening with good food. It was all good.....Ann

Tags: Cozy, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Groups
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on March 1, 2017

Nice interior. Would call it a 3-4 star for food but historical. To say you are there is cool.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on March 1, 2017

We were sitting at a table for five right next to the speaker. It interrupted our discussion because the music was too loud for conversations to flow. Four of the items we ordered were no available because an oven was not working. We were disappointed. It was a birthday celebration and we wanted what was listed on the menu. We will go again and hope for a better result.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on February 25, 2017

Everything was awesome We had great service and great food'

Tags: Disabled Access, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 22, 2017

Have eaten lunch here a few times. Food is good and reasonably priced

Tags: Quick Bite, Business Meals, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 20, 2017

First visit/lunch. Food was delicious & fresh. Service excellent, friendly, informative & efficient. Very clean environment, including restroom! Love the history & that they support Valley Forge Park Alliance. Will look forward to returning.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Casual, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 20, 2017

Good food, good service!

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 19, 2017

Always great for Brunch. Good variety. Pleasant atmosphere. Attentive help.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Comfort Food, Casual
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 18, 2017

First time at Black Powder Tavern. Met friends for dinner on a Saturday night. Really nice time! We were seated right away. Our server was very friendly and knowledgeable about the food and beer. I had the black bean burger and it was amazing! The roll was good and the cheeses on top helped make the delicious burger perfect! Everyone enjoyed their food and the beer selection! Will definitely be going back soon!

Tags: Great Beer, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Sunday Lunch, Fun, Kid-friendly, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Great for Brunch, Good for Anniversaries, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 18, 2017

Great food but service was a little slow. The server was very friendly but they seemed very busy, maybe not enough staff to support the crowd. We will definitely go again. Burgers are really good and the beer options are plentiful.

Tags: Comfort Food, Great Beer, Casual, Happy Hour, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 14, 2017

One of our favorites ... we visit Black Powder several times each year and enjoy it every time. The staff is really strong...very customer focused and friendly. And the food is quite enjoyable. A very nice restaurant!

Tags: Outstanding Value, Good for a Date
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 11, 2017

Food was decent - beet salad was good - generous portion; black bean burger was delicious. My friends had the Fish and Chips, and said they were good (not amazing, but not bad)

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Great Beer, Casual
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 11, 2017

Great food and atmosphere!

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 10, 2017

We were seated at our table, it was not set for service. Water took forever to get to the table. We ordered drinks that didn't come out until after our food was ready. Staff was very unorganized, had us organize the dirty dishes so they could clear them. Food was good though.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 9, 2017

Great dinner! Had burgers, fish and chips and tater tot appetizer. Drinks are great too!

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