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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

4.3

ambience

4.2

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (32)
Comfort Food (23)
Great for Lunch (17)
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Neighborhood Gem (15)
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Cozy (9)
Great Beer (9)
Good for Groups (9)
Happy Hour (8)
Bar Seating (8)
Creative Cuisine (7)
Great for Brunch (7)
Special Occasion (6)
Authentic (5)
Good for Birthdays (5)
Fit for Foodies (5)
Fun (5)
Seasonal (5)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
Healthy (4)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
Good for Anniversaries (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Worth the Drive (3)
Great for Outdoor Dining (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Live Sports (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
People Watching (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 3 days ago

Excellent food and prompt service, very appropriate before an evening at the theater.

Parking space is more limited than we are used to for self parking. Valet service is available.

Tags: Comfort Food, Seasonal, Cozy, Great Beer, Great for Lunch, Gluten Free Options, Good for a Date, Casual, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Charleston)·Dined on January 12, 2018

We another great visit to Black Powder Tavern. We asked to move to different table because of noise and were accommodated immediately. We enjoyed that location, and the food was excellent. We'll be back!

Tags: Cozy, Great for Lunch, Seasonal, Authentic, Casual
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 12, 2018

The service was excellent; very relaxed and friendly. The food is always good.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 5, 2018

We had a 12:15pm reservation for 7 and had never been previously. Pleased by the atmosphere and the charm of the place. Our server was training a new server and didn't seem happy about it. Our drink order and salads came out quickly, however, we then had to wait over 45 minutes for our meals to come. When the server came by with other people's orders, she threw over her shoulder that our food would be out "soon". The food was delivered with no apologies for the delay. The quality was excellent and everyone agreed it tasted very good. Our server came out with the check and stated "you didn't wan't coffee or dessert, right?". Not a great first impression for service.

Tags: Comfort Food
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 28, 2017

I had a business lunch at the Black Powder Tavern with one other person. From the nice reception when first checking in to the good service provided by the waiter, everything was excellent. We didnt eat much food, just a roast beef sandwich with fries and a salmon salad, but both of us thoroughly enjoyed out lunches and were able to discuss what we needed to discuss without being rushed. We had a a good meeting and a good meal. Thank you.

Tags: Business Meals, Great for Brunch
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 23, 2017

One of our go-to spots. Food is always great, service always on point and they have great liquor and wine selection. Rewards program pays off too!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Groups
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Great food and beer selection !

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·Dined on December 14, 2017

Family visiting

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·Dined on December 10, 2017

A fabulous brunch! Our family loved the selection and service

Tags: Sunday Lunch
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·Dined on December 9, 2017

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 on December 9, 2017

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

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 9, 2017

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 on December 8, 2017

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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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 8, 2017

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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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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 (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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