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About Broad Axe Tavern

Licensed in 1681, The Broad Axe Tavern is America's oldest tavern. The menu offers a large selection of tavern favorites including "fall off the bone" BBQ ribs, steaks and seafood. Guest favorites are the Best of Philly finalist - Axe Burger, the Kobe Burger and the Legend sandwich. Many other style burgers, a seasonal menu, a gluten free menu and delicious dessert selections are also available.
The Broad Axe is also a great place to meet for refreshments and bar foods. There are 24 taps serving a constantly changing selection of craft beers. In addition, there are over 100 of the best bottled beers from around the world including the largest selection of gluten free beers in the area. High quality wine selections are featured at all price points. You will also find a large selection of vodkas, bourbons and scotches along with daily drink specials.

901 West Butler Pike
Ambler, PA 19002
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
American, Contemporary American

Hours of Operation:
Brunch: Sunday: 11:00am - 2:00pm; Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 5:00pm, Sunday: 11:00pm - 5:00pm; Dinner: Daily: 5:00pm - 10:00pm

Cross Street:
Rt. 73 (Skippack Pike)

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(215) 643-6300

Website:
http://www.thebroadaxetavern.com/

Catering:
Banquet facilities and catering are available

Parking Details:
Private lot

Public Transit:
SEPTA Bus Route 95

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Happy Hour M-F 4:30-6:30pm, offering daily specials on beer, wine, drinks and appetizers.

$2 Tuesdays with $2 drinks, plus $2 wings (4 per order), $2 slider pairs and $2 tacos all day

Specials

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Specials

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Details

The Broad Axe Tavern will be open on Thanksgiving Day with a special holiday menu. Large party seating is available. Reservations are strongly suggested.

Private Dining

Our banquet facilities are perfect for business meetings, luncheons, rehearsal dinners, small weddings, christenings, birthdays, and a variety of other events. The rooms are available with an extensive series of audio and video capabilities, including wired and wireless internet.

Broad Axe Tavern Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.2

service

4.2

ambience

4.1

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

97% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (12)
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Good for Groups (9)
Great Beer (8)
Kid-friendly (7)
Good for a Date (7)
Bar Seating (7)
Good for Birthdays (6)
Cozy (5)
Worth the Drive (5)
Great for Lunch (5)
Good for Anniversaries (4)
Happy Hour (4)
Quick Bite (4)
Fun (3)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Seasonal (3)
Authentic (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Fit for Foodies (2)
Notable Wine List (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Special Occasion (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Creative Cuisine (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
Business Meals (1)
Healthy (1)
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined 5 days ago

Returned to one of our favorite locations we have been going to for the last 40 plus years. Was so happy to see they were filled with happy diners.

We generally go for their terrific burgers, both beef and turkey and we're not disappointed. Great toppings and easy to adjust for my grain free low carb way of life. Look forward to returning soon.

Tags: Casual, Kid-friendly, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Seasonal, Good Vegetarian Options, Quick Bite, Bar Seating, Quiet Conversation, Comfort Food, Great for Lunch, Gluten Free Options, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Happy Hour, Neighborhood Gem, Paleo Friendly, Business Meals
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vip
 (Atlantic City)·Dined on November 13, 2017

A girlfriend and I met here for lunch and we were thrilled with our meals. I had a jalapeño and cooked onion burger without a bun and side salad that was outstanding. My friend had a fabulous salad that she couldn’t finish but took home because it was so good. I will definitely go back with my husband.

Tags: Casual
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 1, 2017

Great place! Friendly, quick service, highly recommended

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Kid-friendly
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Been here many times over the years. One of the best beer lists you’ll find in the area. Food is always good. Our server was OK, but not the greatest. She made it feel like she didn’t want to be bothered. She ended the night by putting the check on our table without saying thanks for coming or good night.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 21, 2017

My wife and I always enjoy eating at Broad Axe. We prefer the dining area on the bar side ..especially for the booths...However, the bar side can get a bit loude if it fills up. Otherwise we have always had excellent service and food at a very reasonable price. I especially love the Broad Axe Fried Chicken dinner.....oh and the Crab Fondue....you have to try that...amazing...

Tags: Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Cozy, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Consistently good and the staff are very friendly and courteous.

Tags: Cozy, Great Beer, Comfort Food, Quick Bite, Fun, Good for Groups
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 29, 2017

Always a good experience. Love this restaurant. Recommended

Tags: Authentic, Happy Hour, Comfort Food, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 26, 2017

Broad Axe is somewhere we go occasionally with our kids and it's good for that. Beer list is very good. Food is hit or miss but never terrific. Service is hit or miss as well. During the most recent visit the server was unsure of if answers to 2 menu item questions. The history of the place is awesome I just wish the food and serve matched.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 17, 2017

Hosted a 10 person birthday dinner here for my Mom. Everyone in the party loved it. The menu has a wide variety of choices (and price points), there is an excellent selection of craft beer, the service is warm and friendly and the restaurant is one of the oldest in the country, so a beautiful colonial feel to it. I would definitely recommend the Broad Axe to anyone.

Tags: Good for Groups, Happy Hour, Kid-friendly, Local Ingredients, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Great Beer
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·Dined on September 10, 2017

Nice little find. My wife and I stopped in for date night and had a very good meal and the beer selections were spot on. Good value for the money. And the service was great.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Casual, Great Beer, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 9, 2017

Usually a great place. This past time, however, wasn't. Food came out wrong, waiter was slow. Just not a great time.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Casual, Good for Groups
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 4, 2017

This is a very nice spot. I had the Jambalaya it was excellent. Peg had a club sandwich. Also excellent. A very enjoyable evening.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch, Afternoon Coffee, Happy Hour, Kid-friendly, Bar Seating, Casual, Comfort Food, Disabled Access, Quick Bite, Great Beer, Fun
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 1, 2017

This was my first time at Broad Axe Tavern and the server was great and very attentive. The Fire Fries are great! The GF menu is quite extensive as well. Broad Axe made it a great date night.

Tags: Good for Groups, Cozy, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Gluten Free Options
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·Dined on August 27, 2017

Food and courteous service was excellent; good presentation and menu choice

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Healthy, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on August 12, 2017

New waitress. She disappeared a lot.

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 30, 2017

Great spot to meet friends for a lazy summer lunch. We lingered and the server was great about it. Food choices were good and the servings were plentiful. The beer choices went over well with our group.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Disabled Access, Casual, Quiet Conversation, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Quick Bite, Kid-friendly
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 28, 2017

We come here often. My daughter had her sweet 16 upstairs. Very accommodating staff, nice portions and good food.

Tags: Comfort Food, Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 18, 2017

Very happy with this restaurant . The food and service are consistently good,

Tags: Comfort Food, Great Beer
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 17, 2017

Just an average experience here. Dining partner had the ribs which had too sweet a sauce. Lighting was very bright, thus no ambience. Not likely to return.

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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on July 15, 2017

Overall great experience! We enjoyed Saturday night out as a family. The steak fajitas were excellent as were the cheesesteak bites! Mom enjoyed the shrimp and Dad the prime rib sandwich.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 4, 2017

Always good. Never disappointed. This our go-to place for just the two of us, for our family, or outings with friends. The ambience is nice and pubby, with beautiful stone walls and hardwood floors. The food is always fresh and tasty. Good value!

Tags: Late-night Find, Casual, Comfort Food
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 2, 2017

My birthday, the food and the service were as good as always

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Groups
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 1, 2017

We went here on a moments notice, we could not get a reservation at a few other spots last minute so we decided to go here, we have not been to Broad Axe in over a year. This was a good choice, good food, excellent service. Party of 3, one beet salad, 1 cheeseburger sliders and one fried chicken sandwich. The food was good, salad and burgers were tasty, chicken sandwich was outstanding. Prices for the food and wine were spot on, not too expensive at all.

The service was great, our waitress was excellent! We even forgot our umbrella when we left and she ran out to our car while we were leaving!

Tags: Disabled Access, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Quick Bite, Casual, Kid-friendly
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 27, 2017

Enjoy the beer selection! Food is basic bar items at a reasonable price

Tags: Casual, Bar Seating
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 27, 2017

Neighborhood Delight. Best comfort food around. Always crowded

Tags: Fun, Good for Groups, People Watching, Comfort Food, Casual
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 25, 2017

I've been to the Broad Axe on several occasions. This was the first time I went for brunch. I have enjoyed the Broad Axe when I've gone for happy hour, good beer/drinks, good appetizers, good pricing. I would not recommend the Broad Axe for brunch though. They do not have a brunch drink menu which I found very interesting. Their food was so so. I felt as though I could have my my breakfast myself at home and it would have been better than what I had for brunch when I was there. Their breakfast potatoes were cold and honestly not that good.

Bottom line, Broad Axe is great for dinner, and happy hour, but stay away for brunch. There are much better options in the area.

Tags: Happy Hour, Seasonal, Casual, Great Beer
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on June 19, 2017

It was great!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 18, 2017

Very fun dinner out for Father's Day with family of 4. Menu is slightly weighted toward burgers/sandwiches but a good variety nonetheless.

Very ample beer selection in both draft and bottles. Flights are available too. We have been here before and will be back. We highly recommend.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly, Great Beer
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 (New England)·Dined on June 16, 2017

Food and service were very good. Ambiance was lacking but that may be because we were seated in a side room next to the window where servers picked up their food and the room was very plain. It looked like there was another room /bar area that was more interesting. Very good beer selection. Food selection was also very good.

Tags: Bar Seating, Quick Bite
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 7, 2017

The service and food are excellent. Broad Axe offers exceptional value. The beer and wine selection consists of a wider variety than most other restaurants in the area.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Live Sports, Great for Lunch, Casual, Notable Wine List, Great Beer, Good for Groups
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 2, 2017

Went for my son's birthday. It was nice. Our server, David, was especially great! Fries are excellent Crab cake not so much. We liked the buffalo chicken dip, shrimp skewers and the Caesar salad.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Kid-friendly, Sunday Lunch
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on May 30, 2017

Business meeting. Salads were great and husband loved BBQ sandwich. I loved his homemade chips! Quiet enough for our discussion. Husband eats here for lunch often.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Food was good as usual.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on May 14, 2017

We have been to The Broad Axe several times and have been very pleased with our visits. We went their for Mother's Day 2017 dinner at 3:00 PM with reservations. We were greeted at the door at 3:00 PM and told that they were not ready to seat anyone at that point. We and two other groups had to wait about 15-20 minutes before we could even be seated, despite the fact that the area where were eventually sat in was empty. It seemed as if they weren't prepared for people to come in at that time, even though we all had reservations. One other group was turned away because they didn't have a reservation. Our server and food runner were good, but the food was just average at best today. During our meal, a hostess (young girl in short black dress) spent almost 20 minutes DRAGGING tables and chairs around in our room (upstairs room by the stairway) setting up for a large party that didn't even show up while we were there. I can't even begin to tell you how distracting this was during our meal. We will give them another shot based on the previous visits. Hopefully it will be better than our visit on Mother's Day.

Tags: Casual, Comfort Food
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Took the family there for Mothers Day brunch....what an absolute ripoff. They charged $29 for a buffet that was basically only breakfast foods when it was advertised as Brunch. Many of the items were cold, there were no plates to get food and only brownies for dessert. On top of the disgraceful food offered they charged an automatic 18% gratuity FOR A BUFFET!!!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on May 14, 2017

To All Concerned,
Unfortunately my family did not have a good experience at the Broadaxe Tavern on Mother's Day. From the long wait even, though we had a reservation, through the end of the meal it was disastrous. There were 9 in our party and we were on the 3rd level which had no ambiance whatsoever; it appeared that we were in the 'leftover' room. The restaurant was obviously not prepared for the crowd they received so once we were seated we couldn't start our meal because there were no plates available. When they finally brought plates they were smaller than the dinner plates we saw on the first level, requiring 2 trips to get your food. But more importantly, once we got our food we couldn't eat much of it. For example, although apologetic, the person making the omelets made them runny/raw such that my mother nor anyone else at the table could eat them. She offered to make them over again but then ran out of spinach. The chicken fingers were rubbery and the french fries were as if they had been there since the day before. We essentially paid $30 for waffles and french toast as the bacon wasn't crisp, the eggs ranchero were hard and the sandwiches which we thought were going to be available weren't. So a bust overall. And when I spoke to the manager who then spoke to the General Manager, all they agreed to do was comp my meal and my mothers meal (since it was Mother's Day). That means 7 other people had to leave hungry and go spend more money to get a meal! As the saying goes, 'Fool me once shame on you, fool me twice shame on me!' We'll not be returning and have told our friends the same...

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Mother's Day

Tags: Great for Brunch
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Mother's Day buffet. Delicious food and though it was busy there was no wait and they never ran out of anything. The quiche lorraine was fantastic!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on May 14, 2017

I went for Mother's Day Brunch & had a reservation for noon but waited a half hour to be seated. Food was ok not very hot. Mostly breakfast food and no carving stations. Don't think I will go back.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on May 14, 2017

The food was just OK. We were there for Mother's Day brunch and maybe it's because it was busy, but the buffet food appeared messy , buffet utensils should have been changed periodically, and the food quality was just OK. The waiter we had was very pleasant and attentive, although he was also extremely busy we still felt he did a great job . I may go back , but certainly not for a buffet

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