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Broad Axe Tavern

4.2
655 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
Perfect For:
  • Casual
  • Fun
  • Great Beer
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.
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Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
American, Contemporary American
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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
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Phone number
(215) 643-6300
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Catering
Banquet facilities and catering are available
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Rt. 73 (Skippack Pike)
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Parking details
Private lot
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Public transit
SEPTA Bus Route 95
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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

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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

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.

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What 655 People Are Saying
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4.2based on recent ratings
4.2
food
4.1
service
4.0
ambience
4.1
value
Noise · Moderate
89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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3.0Dined 11 hours ago

Everything was good. Interesting historical building.

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Superb service and food!

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3.0Dined on April 11, 2018

Pork chop dried out. Stuffing tasted like stovetop out of the box. Corn was greasy. My wife enjoyed her burger. Mediocre at best

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

The food was very good. The crab fondue was the best! I enjoyed the chicken pot pie! Cozy atmosphere with some history about the restaurant. Had a great time with my family for Easter Dinner!

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4.0Dined on March 20, 2018

Really good food, great service and $2 Tuesdays, you can't beat it.

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4.0Dined on March 18, 2018

A great way to spend St. Patrick's Day! Our group of 8-10 had a terrific time. The food, as always was very good!

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

Great time with my mom and dad and boyfriend. It was a little loud but the food and service was great. Will definitely go back again.

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4.0Dined on February 25, 2018

First time here. Cute place! Our waitress was very attentive. Food was a little slow coming out but it was very good. Ordered the fried green beans; salmon, and fried chicken. Drinks were also good! Definitely will be back.

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4.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Food was good, service was friendly and fast. Restaurant was crowded but the servers hustled.

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4.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Thoroughly enjoyable

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5.0Dined on February 10, 2018

The service and meal were excellent.

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3.0Dined on February 9, 2018

Waiter - Ed - was great! Food was flat - needed more flavor - pot pie was dry and some potatoes were crunchy. Noise level was more than we had expected

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5.0Dined on January 27, 2018

We made a reservation but walked in at the perfect time, 5:45 on a Saturday night, wasn't too busy or loud which was nice, food was very good, better then expected. We will definitely be back for future date nights!!

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5.0Dined on January 27, 2018

My husband and I went to Broad Axe for a Saturday afternoon lunch, and we have a very nice time. The food was great. Our server, Dave, was pleasant and attentive. The atmosphere was nice and cozy. Great place overall. Also, the salted caramel cake was delicious. Highly recommend Broad Axe Tavern!

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1.0Dined on January 25, 2018

Warm wine, cold fish, sound system in dining room competing with insanely loud quizzo guy/do in bar. And the waitress PICKED UP THE FISH WITH HER HANDS then brought it back.

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1.0Dined on January 12, 2018

I made dinner reservations for a Friday evening. Although seated promptly, we had a long wait before our waiter came to the table, and then another long wait for a drink order, with yet another long wait for our food order to be taken. The drink order was not accurate, and it took quite a while for the correct drink to arrive. Each meal was very sub-par. In particular the over-priced steak was small, tough and chewy; the ribs were bland and the sides were of very small portion and quality. A chicken wrap had excess dressing, and when noted to the waiter, no accommodation was offered----just attitude and a wasted meal. The staff was not friendly and we were made to feel as though we were bothering them---not customer service oriented at all. All in my party were quite disappointed with the food and service. The overall experience tainted what was supposed to be a family celebration. For such overpriced food of poor quality, we will never again have dinner at the Broad Axe. We would have had a better, more predictable and affordable dinner at one of the chains (e.g., Uno, Outback, etc.)

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4.0Dined on January 7, 2018

Food was good but advertised Sunday brunch which they didn’t have when we got there. No notification that brunch menu was cancelled.

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4.0Dined on January 6, 2018

This was a last minute decision, and we both were very pleased with the food and service.

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5.0Dined on December 31, 2017

We went for New Years Eve dinner with family - there was a total of 12 of us. We received great service and our waiter was always there and willing to asssit us with our needs. I have no complaints or concerns. We were seated right away and the guys were happy to be able to enjoy all of the live sporting events on the many tvs near our table. Food was awesome at an affordable price. Would definitely recommend and will be return.

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4.0Dined on December 29, 2017

Food was very good. Service has some issues with getting orders right but would not stop me from going again. Nice Friday night meal out.

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4.0Dined on December 28, 2017

We were looking for a fun night that included Trivia so we decided to go to The Broad Axe Tavern. The service was great, the trivia was good, and the ambiance was nice. The food is lacking. If they get a better chef, the place would be awesome.

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4.0Dined on December 28, 2017

We really enjoyed trivia night! What a fun time out!

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3.0Dined on December 24, 2017

We went for an early Christmas Eve dinner and despite asking the hostess if we could be seated in the livelier bar area, we were put in the back room by the kitchen where no one else was being seated. There were plenty of tables available in the bar. The food was ok. I doubt we’ll be back. It’s a shame it’s such a nice building, but very ordinary food.

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5.0Dined on December 21, 2017

Great food, great service, a little loud with some kind of bingo or trivia game going on in the bar on a Thursday night... Maybe we'll go on Wed now for date night.

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5.0Dined on December 21, 2017

The restaurant and bar were hopping with families and corporate parties/dinners. We grabbed sandwiches and appetizers and all were delicious. Service was excellent in spite of large crowd.

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2.0Dined on December 10, 2017

Service was slow. Only 2 servers for the entire restaurant. Drinks were not refilled quickly. Had to ask for refills and check a number of times. Food was ok - nothing special. maybe ok for a casual lunch but not for a group of friends getting together for the holidays

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4.0Dined on November 25, 2017

Overall a very good experience. The server handled our table of 9 very well.

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3.0Dined on November 25, 2017

Everything was good, not memorable. I would go back.

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3.0Dined on November 24, 2017

Always mediocre food (at best) but we keep going back hoping for a better meal. Burger was so greasy it was falling apart and how could a burger come out just warm as though it had been sitting. Beer list is admirable though the waiter didn’t know they carry a light beer that’s on the menu.

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5.0Dined on November 23, 2017

We've been going to the Broad Axe for years, and have never been disappointed. We love the fact that they're open on holidays, like Thanksgiving and Easter, but it's just a great place to go anytime. Amazing beer selection and great food.

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5.0Dined on November 23, 2017

This was our second year visiting the Broad Axe for Thanksgiving. My husband and I love the holiday menu they serve. The only minor issue was that we were seated next to the stairs and had to listen to people stomping up and down. They were full and had to seat people in the bar area. But we still really enjoyed our visit.

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4.0Dined on November 23, 2017

JESSICA helped to make our Thanksgiving brunch a success. She was prompt, attentive to our different family members needs, efficient, and very pleasant. The special thanksgiving menu provided a good variety of choices both traditional and novel as well as vegetarian options. The food was well prepared and we all enjoyed our brunch. The beer menu was extensive and those of us who tried some enjoyed the wide variety of beers as well.

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5.0Dined on November 17, 2017

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.

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5.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined on November 1, 2017

Great place! Friendly, quick service, highly recommended

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4.0Dined 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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4.0Dined 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...

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4.0Dined on October 13, 2017

Consistently good and the staff are very friendly and courteous.

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4.0Dined on September 29, 2017

Always a good experience. Love this restaurant. Recommended

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3.0Dined 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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