Bowman's Tavern

4.8
1878 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
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1878 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.7
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4.8
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4.7
ambience
4.6
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99% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipEllenC
Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

After a mix up with our reservation, which was my fault, they were so nice and managed to find us a table! The food is always good here, and last night’s meal didn’t disappoint! Our friends had the chicken and waffles, one of the more unique items I’ve seen, and they both loved it. I will admit that the current menu was tough for me because I do not eat pork and I don’t like smokey flavors. Every item that wasn’t pork had something smoked. (Apparently the kitchen just got a new smoker oven....). I ended up ordering the eggplant enchiladas- with the smoked white bean purée on the side. The enchiladas were delicious and so flavorful- no beans required! It was a lighter dish and had a nice kick to it, so I appreciated the bowl of warm pita bread that they brought me when I asked. Highly recommend Bowman’s Tavern!

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RomanF
Orlando
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best. Place. Ever.

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BobL
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food1service4ambience4

$40.00 Ribeye Steak was tough and grisly!
Meatloaf was good.

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richardr
Orlando
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Welcome back, your amazing food and drinks were very missed!

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DonnaW
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience4

I have a bar pallet and this is a little more advanced for me I didn’t find a lot on the menu to choose from it is limited right now because of Covid.

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Neogeo1215
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food, drinks, and place. Our go to local restaurant.

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vipjoer
New York Area
38 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great service Jennifer was our waitress. Good rice pudding varied menu

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great places for couples or families. Good Bloody Mary

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DebraK
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are always pleased with the food and service…Michelle was wonderful! A little disappointed that the famous oysters were no longer on the menu…we miss those…yummy! Although there is a 90 minute limit we did not feel rushed at all….can’t wait to go back!

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MichaelS
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been there many times, first time in a year, as always good time, good food, good people.

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vipPhilipB
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bowman’s is the best!

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vipRameshR
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Reliable local place! Great creations but also staples. Really nice people!

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vipErnie44food
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great. Even better now that they have Allagash White on tap

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NJWILDBEAUTY
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Warm welcome always at Bowman's Tavern -- Staff make arrival feel literally like Old Home Week. Sufficient spacing (re COVID). Quiet music and voices. Hamburgers outstanding - hardly anybody does it like Bowman's. Rice pudding the best my guest and I had ever tasted - although we miss that chocolate treasure with Marcona almonds. Jennifer is always 'the hostess with the mostest', but that warmth is by no means limited to her. Other staff keep checking table, removing anything extraneous. Bowman's has been our gastronomic haven throughout COVID. So grateful!

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Luindriel
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Nice local restaurant in a pretty location. The dining room area is kind of dark, but seats near the windows are fine. Food is fresh, original and came out fast. Drinks are good. All employees are very friendly. There's outdoor dining and socially distanced indoor dining.

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Melissa
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service and food!
I had made outdoor reservations online but when we arrived it wasn’t in the system for outdoor seating. They went above and beyond to accommodate us and sat us outside. Our server was great food was absolutely delicious. Highly recommend. Can’t wait to go back.

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vipMarcY
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall2food5service4ambience1

They have a sign, must wear mask . And a few people did not have them on. Hostess didn’t tell them. No social distancing at bar. All seats taken. Totally filled. We were at a high top table, across from bar, and felt uncomfortable . Food and service were excellent .

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suez
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the food and service. A real gem! Very Covid safe with outdoor dining. Arrived early and they gave us a safe place to sit by the bar and promptly let us know when our outdoor table was ready. Everyone was friendly and received outstanding service. Food was great as usual.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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MarthaB
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Bowmans Tavern is a good spot with a nicely varied menu. They have a good wine selection. I had the house made veggie burger which was a wee bit greasy, but tasted good nonetheless.

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MarilynJ
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service and staff were just the best and everyone in our part of 4 enjoyed their meals. No hesitation to recommend Bowman's. It's our 4th time there and always a pleasure.

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BrettD
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fast service and burgers are always delicious.

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Vickers
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and our two kids had a great meal on the patio. We were the only table and had the deck to ourselves which was nice. The food was delicious and unique. Loved the atmosphere and had excellent service too.

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ThomasM
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food , service and atmosphere is quaint in this Bucks County Tavern

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vipValerieH
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Jason has a perfect waiter

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ErnaniS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food at Bowman's Tavern is outstanding!! The Honey Riccota cheese appetizer is out of this world. The quality and taste of their food are the best I have experienced in the New Hope area. Once you factor in the inexpensiveness of the meal, it is an absolute high-value dining experience. Five stars!!!

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viptastebuds
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Girls lunch out. We sat at a high top in the front bar area. Lucas kindly went through the drink and lunch menus, answering our questions and making us feel welcomed. Cocktails perfect, food thoroughly enjoyed. We will be happy to return.

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Cubbob
San Francisco
26 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Very nice local tavern with excellent food options. Very friendly staff

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CHUCK
Philadelphia
24 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Biggest disappointment was ordering a very rare hamburger and having it served well done.

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Overrated
London
3 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place. Love the decor, food and service were great

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Wooly460
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed the friendly and accommodating service provided by the entire staff at bar and dinner table. Entire meal was excellent. Thank you for an enjoyable evening out with friends / family. We’ll be back for sure!

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vipLDNJ
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really cozy, upbeat atmosphere, excellent service and reasonably price menu items. Full bar too! We came for the Great burgers but ending up also loving the French onion soup & the amazing Asian salad( I cant wait to get it next time we visit - really tasty and healthy too).

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner at service at Bowman's. Can't wait until they bring back live music.

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smitee10
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lots of attention and wonderful service spent a few hours and

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
6 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always delicious. The service is always great. Always a Very nice time. Love to dine at Bowman’s.

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LambertvilleFoodie
Philadelphia
20 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food, drinks and service 😊

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Fun meal, great service, good food, very COVId safe.

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vipNewtownYuppie
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is always top notch!

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vipJaneB
New York Area
82 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great service. Food was lovely. We’ll definitely go back. And they were very COVID conscious

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vipPatL
Philadelphia
21 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Very nice evening, service was spotty, but, perhaps they didn't have enough help on

FAQs

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

Bowman's Tavern is rated 4.8 stars by 1878 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.