Bowman's Tavern

4.7
1934 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 1934 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.8
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4.6
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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theYoungsquire1
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined 17 hours ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

As good as it ever was. Always a treat. Great find restaurant!!!!!

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vipMichaelJ
Philadelphia
39 reviews
Dined 19 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I have recently moved to the area. This restaurant was suggested to us by a friend. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. The service was awesome. Our waitress Carley was pleasant and friendly. Our drinks and meal came quickly and was exactly what we ordered. The food was phenomenal. Very tasty and delicious. The atmosphere was warm and pleasing. There was entertainment that started around 7p. Next time we will make sure we have time to stay to enjoy that too.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always , Bowmans was awesome and it was great to get back there as things open and return to business.
We were entertaining friends from out of town.
Thoroughly enjoyed the time!!

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WilliamB
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Some of our favorites were missing from the menu but I guess that is to be expected as everything is slowly getting back to normal after COVID. Service & food were vey good.
definitely one of our favorite restaurants.

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Fritz
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Nice interior, mostly dark wood, and old style lamps. Plenty of smaller alcoves so you're not to close to the fellow diners. Food is always very good with unusual menu items. Plenty of prompt service staff. Downside - menu items are often described in French/Spanish terms and mandatory valet parking. The restaurant is very popular with the locals and the piano player is a nice touch.

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vipBethS
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience4

We haven’t been here in quite a while and we were not that impressed with the menu or our food. Service was great & you can tell they are understaffed like every other restaurant. It was nice to see the servers helping each other and even the hostess lending a hand. I ordered the haddock with grits & hubby ordered the French onion soup and meatloaf. Others at the table ordered the hot roast beef sandwich with potato salad, beet & ricotta salad & the salmon. The salmon got rave reviews from my friend as did the beet salad & hubby liked the meatloaf but we both agreed the soup was very salty. I’m not sure what my fish & grits were swimming in but I wasn’t a fan. The potato salad tasted “off” to the point of maybe being bad so we alerted the server. I was disappointed after being so excited to return after Covid.

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Miggy
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Limited lunch menu but very good food. We had private sitting area for 8 people which was very nice.

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Jille
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
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!!

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vipWineGuy
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
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 on June 12, 2021
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 on June 11, 2021
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!

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JimB
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
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

JR
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

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 1934 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.