Bowman's Tavern

4.8
1838 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 1838 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.8
service
4.7
ambience
4.6
value
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99% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Overrated
London
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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Wooly460
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
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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LDNJ
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
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 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

LF
LambertvilleFoodie
Philadelphia
19 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food, drinks and service 😊

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

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

NY
vipNewtownYuppie
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is always top notch!

JB
vipJaneB
New York Area
81 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
20 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

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

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was excellent as always. Of special note was the s’mores dessert...first time I tried that and it was delicious!

JR
JanR
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

All 4 of us enjoyed it. We all had sandwiches, very delicious. We’d like to go back once the music entertainment restarts.

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vip1togolifetime
Philadelphia
25 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great ambiance and our server Michelle was awesome! The food was really good. Everything was great.

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DeeC
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always Bowman’s Tavern did not disappoint. Can’t wait until next time!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I had a date day and went to Bowmans Tavern for lunch. The food was really good and the service was excellent!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and cocktails. Had the fiddleheads special.

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Dragonfly112
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bowman's Tavern is always a special occasion. We are Central New Jersey residents but love crossing our Delaware River to visit Bucks County.

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vipAntonella
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Professional, knowledgeable, courteous staff (servers, hostess, manager). Delicious meal. Whipped ricotta appetizer and Scottish salmon over fennel, lentil, sweet potato mash.

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ChristopherM
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent and service was great ...will definitely return

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viptravelingdiner
Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall1food4service5ambience4

The venue was lovely, service staff pleasant and helpful, food quality very good, and drinks great. The manager on the other hand was an absolute jerk. After we’d been there for a while and finished diner, with no previous warning, no indication of a problem, and immediately after ordering our after dinner drinks (after a substantial pause in the service with no sign of the wait staff but, also no complaints on our part) the manager storms out the door and informs us in an angry tone that “the next guests have arrived for our table”. We politely informed him no one had advised us of any time limit (by the way he personally checked us in and said nothing) and his staff had literally JUST asked us for a dessert order, at which point he proceeded to throw a fit like a 2 year old and mumble about the next party “just having to wait” (as if that was our problem) while storming back into the restaurant. He then, even more embarrassingly, yelled at the staff in plain view of all the guests and proceeded to make a scene breaking a number of glasses while cleaning another table in an embarrassing display of hurried frustration. We were then served dessert WITH our check and and stalked by the staff for our credit card while trying to enjoy our dessert and coffee. We found it horribly embarrassing and disappointing for both us and our waitress. The manager was embarrassing, rude, mean, and ruined an otherwise lovely evening for us and our guests, not to mention the other nearby diners. It’s a shame but, we won’t be back to a restaurant willing to employ someone so inconsiderate and rude.

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vipPhillyDiner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

The service was excellent and the restaurant does a very good job of keeping guests apart and keeping all areas clean. But the food was just meh. The mushroom biscuits were hard - they had obviously been cooked hours ago and the just reheated (in the microwave?) which was a bad sign. The scallops were perfected cooked, but were absolutely swimming in a salty sauce that truly tasted and looked like it was canned cream of mushroom soup. I just didn't see anything to justify the great reviews this place gets.

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susan
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience5

We usually love the food here but my friend and I chose the mushroom sandwich and it was not even edible ! we both did not eat ours. But the beet salad and Bowmans salad were both outstanding as was the service. We will be back hopefully when the menu has a few more meatless options like they did pre covid !

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WilliamW
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience3

Mask use and social distancing good. Food great as always

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Kathy
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and service.

NM
NancyM
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We visit here often and always have great service, nice menu specials as well as regular menu. Nice atmosphere.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is excellent, service is even better.

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TRock
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere and staff are excellent! Lots of different things on the menu!

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vipFoodie
Philadelphia
31 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Never a bad meal at Bowman’s! It’s our local favorite. The best staff and the friendliest service, always!

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LambertvilleFoodie
Philadelphia
19 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service, Food and Safety were excellent! 😊
Brought 2 Friends who had not yet been and they loved it!

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vipErnie44food
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great - lots of fun

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vipLDNJ
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice to be back. Cozy restaurant and bar. Excellent food & full bar. Great service. You will not be disappointed with the burger- fantastic and fair price too!

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PattyS
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food. Service was great and love the place. We will be back very soon.

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vipLuciano
Philadelphia
74 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

My main constructive comment is that the beer is served to cold. Everyone is a beer expert but I would like to see both the bottles and drafts slightly less cold.

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JOHNCN1
Philadelphia
22 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We were greeted by a friendly staff and our seating was within 5 minutes. Our table was in a cozy corner . Our server was attentive and helpful. Our beverages were brought promptly and were of good flavor and ample. The Pork Belly Tacos, excellent , we shared a bowl of hearty onion soup with a side of biscuits that were perfect to share with the soup. My diner of corn beef and cabbage was a bit different than what I am used to. The meat was tender and flavorful but the cabbage was overdone and the potatoes where grilled instead of boiled. I must admit i am partial to boiled potatoes. My wife's diner of Gnocchi's with a lite brown sauce was excellent. All to full for dessert we left for home and rated our diner a 9, and we will go back

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is excellent I had the best burger and wings I’ve had maybe ever. While at Bowmans I feel like I’m at home in my living room just hanging out and relaxing. Michelle our waitress was fun, engaging and happy to serve us. We’ll go back a lot. I understand why it’s so booked up on Friday & Saturday night.

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vipspxyxx
New York Area
163 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They have a wonderful menu. Daily specials are excellent service as always right on Accurate and fast. I miss the music that had to be stopped because of the pandemic. Hopefully it will return soon. Plenty of parking.

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Barbzie
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

All ways eat their specialty dinners and deserts.

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vipTerrimac
Philadelphia
24 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We had a great meal here! Everyone we came in contact with from the hostess station to the waitstaff were just terrific. Drinks delicious! Food super good! Will be back again soon.

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vipScottS
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great friendly, comfortable, casual place for consistently great food and a good time with friends. Good assortment of beers - tap & bottle - full bar, and short but reasonably priced & accessible wine list.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was nice to get out. We had a great time.

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 1838 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.