Bowman's Tavern

4.7
1927 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Casual and Fine Dining in a relaxed and unpretentious atmosphere. Our seasonal menu prepared by Chef Thomas McGinn, offers environmentally conscious, local, and wholesome options. The same menu is offered in each of our unique dining areas.

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1927 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Jille
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food at Bowman's always delights me! There are so many regular menu options that I love (the salmon...the eggplant enchiladas) and then there are the nightly specials...I was wowed by the gnocchi with sweet corn & blueberries...so good! Please put that on the regular menu!

Service is friendly and attentive, ambiance is casual comfort.

This has become our very favorite restaurant!!

WG
vipWineGuy
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good to be back with loosened COVID restrictions. Always a great meal, great service and awesome cocktails. Bartenders are great and come up with creative cocktails all the time.

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SusanH
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing! Our waitress was super nice and very helpful. We never felt rushed and can’t wait to go back.
So so good!

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Markw
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time here, and the food and the service were great. The valet service could benefit from utilizing paper protective sheets on the driver's floor since the parking lot is gravel and makes the floor messy (it was raining that day). Enjoyed our visit!

JB
JimB
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food. The French onion soup is worth the trip alone. I had a bulky walker that I need for my condition, our waitress Michell, was very accommodating stowing it away and retrieving it when I needed it. Great food, fun place and great service!

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vipGreeny
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always love the meatloaf dish and the Bowman’s Salad. Service by Michelle was great.

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JoyceH
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We got Saturday night reservations at Bowman's Tavern last minute. From the valet parker to the hostess to the lady at the bar to our adorable waitress, we were delighted with everyone. The food was absolutely delicious!

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vipRobinD
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Nice casual ambience. Local gem - Food is always good. Service is outstanding!

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Nanni
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Food was great! Some mixups in the kitchen and received salads and soup with meal. Our waitress took care of the mixup.....excellent service

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KevinB
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Good food and service, menu a little light, could use another entre or 2

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JohnA
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My wife and I both had sandwiches with very tasty slaw. Mine was a haddock poboy with a really tasty dressing and slaw and my wife had a bratwurst that she said was equally good. Both portions were big and we had leftovers for dinner. Our waitress was charming.

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vipdineoutalot
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are never disappointed with Bowman's Tavern! The food is always delicious and the staff is exceptional!

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kimi
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner and inventive cocktails. Wonderful gem in my area. Will certainly be back.

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vipSoleburyArts
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the cheerful valet parking to the host to the waitstaff, we had a great time. The staff were as happy to have us as diners as we were happy to have out first inside restaurant dinner in 16 months!!

Scallops and soft shell crab were great. Going back soon with more friends.

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RussellH
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and several great bottles of wine! Looking forward to our next dinner.

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Gomezdjj
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent atmosphere with great people and great food.

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vipSuzanneR
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food never disappoints and staff is always so attentive and appreciative of your patronage. You always want to come back.

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DonnaB
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Always a great meal!! We’ve been coming here for years!!

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vipBaldeagles
Philadelphia
62 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time in a long while due to Covid. Servers and staff were awesome and food and drink was great as usual. Special cocktails were really good. Looking forward to drinking each one on future trips.

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BrianS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valet parking was great on the rainy night. Prompt and courteous service all around. All of the food is delicious; I have dined at Bowman’s Tavern many times.

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PhilipH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

the service was great. Very friendly and prompt. Best hamburgers around.

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BernB
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was awesome. Waitress Michelle was super efficient even though somewhat short staffed. Everyone there are super attentive and the whole evening was great. And a piano player for a little extra enjoyment. Thank you Bowmans Tavern for a lovely evening.

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KimM
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time diners and were so happy with our entire lunch. French onion soup was amazing and burgers were huge!! Server was attentive and fun to chat with. Will be back!

JB
JomurB
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Literally had the best grilled Reuben sandwich ever! They braise their own corned beef and it was the most flavorful, tender serving I have ever had! The other offerings were creative takes on 'tavern' food. Too bad they are so far from where I live!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious! A great meal that doesn't break the bank

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BillL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

A reliable spot and I wondered why we don't go there more often. Good cocktail choices, really friendly service, great atmosphere

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JennR
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service. Great food! You won’t be disappointed.

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vipmikeg
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very nice restaurant with very good food. Beautiful location in Bucks County.

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Cheryl
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitor Lucas was friendly, fun, and informative! He had a great attitude and made great recommendations. The food was amazing (potato and leek crab cake, whipped ricotta, and prime rib and chorizo burger). The outdoor seating area was very nice and the inside looked super cute. My only complaint is that the food took a little long (upon seating we were told we had a 90 minute window and the whole lunch took that time and there was only 2 of us). I really enjoyed my experience and would return if I'm ever in town again.

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LoriQ
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always excellent! Love the whipped ricotta with honey and the Smokey hummus! Burgers are done right. Highly recommend!

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vipMMiller
Salt Lake City
44 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

A great restaurant to go to. Love their patio setting. Our waiter was great. My friends and I loved
our meals sadly we did not get dessert....next time.

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ArnoldC
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The variety on the menu was somewhat limited and very disappointing. I had the scallops and while they were good, forty dollars seemed a bit high. Combinations of vegetables and starchy foods didn't seem to match the main item on the plate. For example, how does short ribs with spinach go with scallops? Probably would not return.

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sandrac
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall4food2service4ambience5

We purchased scallops & haddock would have been great but too hot my mouth was on fire....need a beer not wine . The sauces and other stuff on plate were good but toooo hot especially when eating scallops .....ruins the meal

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GeorgannM
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience3

Limited menu, food under cooked. Service poor, never brought us our second drinks.

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vipPalAl44
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ordered the Bowman burger and it was fantastic. Next visit I will order something different.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

As our first sit down restaurant in quiet a while, Bowman's Tavern did not disappoint. The outdoor dining area was comfortable, and you didn't feel like you were on top of any other guests throughout your meal. The staff was extremely helpful and tentative to our needs. The food was delicious and came at a reasonable time, and the mixed drinks were great and refreshing

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vipBruceO
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We Love it there, we go so often they ARE family! Check out the hummus :-)
Bruce & Lonn

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vipDavidS
Philadelphia
45 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It is so wonderful to be back at Bowman's again!!!. We are excited to hear that music will be back Wednesdays and Thursdays after May 19th.

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Judith
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love going early and getting a booth, food and service are always excellent.

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RichD
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Excellent food and presentation with shockingly reasonable prices. I ordered the meatloaf not knowing it was a specialty. This is sacrilegious to me but it was as good as the one my mom used to make. Came with mashed potatoes which were delicious. Started with a Caesar salad which tasted the way a Caesar salad was supposed to taste. My wife was equally happy. This would be my go-to place if I didn’t live 70 miles away. There was even live jazz when I was there last Sunday. Can’t wait to return.

FAQs

Bowman's Tavern offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (215) 862-2972.

Bowman's Tavern is rated 4.7 stars by 1927 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.