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Garrett Hill Ale House

37 reviews
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$31 to $50
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  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for Groups

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If you are in the mood for a casual dining experience with delicious food, great beer and good friends, visit Garrett Hill Ale House in Bryn Mawr. Garrett Hill Ale House is everything you could possibly want and expect from a restaurant and beer hall combined. Various tap handles from different regions throughout the U.S. and across the globe pay homage to the deliciousness of a well-crafted beer.

The foods featured on the menu are nothing short of mouthwatering with options like the grass fed all natural 10-ounce burger, prosciutto wrapped horseradish shrimp, hot turkey and stuffing wrap and the London broil. Visit Garrett Hill Ale House for lunch, dinner or a round of drinks while you kick back with friends and family.

Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Hours of operation
Lunch/Brunch: Sunday: 11:00am -4:00pm; Dinner: Daily: 4:00pm - 10:00pm;
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Phone number
(610) 519-0500
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Nuwan Chaminda
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Cross street
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Parking details
Private parking in rear of restaurant.
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Public transit
Walking distance from R5.
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 37 People Are SayingWrite a review
Overall ratings and reviews
3.9  based on all time ratings
Noise · Moderate
87% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipJJPP (Houston)
2.0  Dined on November 15, 2014

Comfort food with little attention to quality. Servers were pleasant and the prices are reasonable but it is really mediocre overall.

hoss (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on October 25, 2014

the food came out of the kitchen hot. Very good beer selection on tap and bottles. Great service also

vipLatenightdinner (Philadelphia)
3.0  Dined on June 14, 2014

The place was empty which was fortunate for seating however the food was long in arriving. Food was just "ok" but the vanilla crunch cake was awesome. No unsweetened ice tea so booze or sugary soda as options for beverages.

vipYumm (Philadelphia)
3.0  Dined on June 10, 2014

Service was prompt, food selection & quality were good. Liked their select-your-own-beer flights. Very reasonable pricing. I would just turn down the sound level of the music/TV. We had the mussels (traditional), scallops for apps, Mediterranean salad, meatloaf for entrees. All were wonderful.

OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
4.0  Dined on June 6, 2014

Nice restaurant, food was solid and service was good!

vipSpiceymeg77 (Philadelphia)
4.0  Dined on June 5, 2014

We have dined here many times and love the food and beer choices. The service the other night was not the plates with our appetizer (a dip and chips) which made for a mess on the table and then we used our napkins as plates and for a little clean up....messy and had to wait until we were done eating before anyone came back so we could get another napkin. Dessert also came without napkins...

Jdub (Philadelphia)
3.0  Dined on June 4, 2014

Went during Phila Beer Week. Enjoyed a couple flights of some good draft beer. Ordered a couple small plates and an appetizer. All we good, but not great.

Tasty (Philadelphia)
4.0  Dined on May 11, 2014

Interesting beer selection, better than average bar food, good service, friendly atmosphere.

vipRobinL (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on May 9, 2014

We are weekly customers and always have a great meal. The casual atmosphere is perfect for Garrett Hill.

vipAngie (Philadelphia)
4.0  Dined on May 2, 2014

First time to eat there. Great neighborhood find. Delicious, interesting food.

vipHipsterFoodie (New England)
5.0  Dined on April 19, 2014

I went here with a friend on Saturday night and it wasn't too busy so the service was very attentive. Not sure what it will be like when it's busy seeing as they only had 2 servers. We got the original mussels and the duck egg rolls to share. They were delicious! We ordered another side of bread to dip in the mussel broth. Yummy!

vipFordfoodie (Philadelphia)
1.0  Dined on March 22, 2014

Showed up for our reservation at 8PM on a Saturday night. Stood at the entrance for almost 10 minutes, waiting for someone to at least acknowledge us. Didn't happen, so we left....... I rated the food a 3, since other reviewers thought it was good. Sadly, I will never know.

LuvVictory (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on March 15, 2014

The food has been exceptional on all occasions we have visited. Beer selection is also great...lots of craft beers on draft! They are always very welcoming and also accomodate any requests for food/drinks.

Only drawback is the parking....very limited parking available. But would highly recommend the, drinks and service far outweigh the parking dilemma!!!

Rick (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on March 1, 2014

The specials are delishous. the regular menu is just as good . Friendly staff

Alex (Philadelphia)
3.0  Dined on January 18, 2014

I've eaten at the Garrett Hill Ale house before, but it was not during it's busy time.Apparently, you should not come in the evenings since their kitchen cannot keep up with the food orders, even though it is not a very large place.This would have been fine with my group if our waitress was attentive and checked on us to make sure we had enough to drink. Regardless of running out of beer, I ran out of water and finally had to get up to ask the waitress to get me some more.
On top of this, our waitress knew nothing of the beer menu and could not offer opinions. She also tried to pawn certain beers off as being "pretty much the same thing." I'm sure she was new, but I would expect her to at least have the training to get someone who did know.

vipB2lunch (Philadelphia)
4.0  Dined on January 11, 2014

This place has a HUGH collection of craft beers (on tap and in the bottle). The food selection was very good - from the mussels as an appetizer to beet salad follwed by variety of main dishes - Bon appétit!
Our waitress was very helpful and very knowledgeable. We would just mention what our taste buds were looking for and she would suggest a beer and we would agree and then she'd bring it out. The beer was always very pleasing.
The four of us had a great evening.

vipOldOaksOldMan (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on December 23, 2013

Everything you want in a neighborhood place

foodieforever (Philadelphia)
3.0  Dined on December 7, 2013

Friendly local pub with a more upscale menu. Food is uneven though. Caesar salad was delicious. Mussels were fair.

vipMiniguff (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on November 25, 2013

I love this place. They rotate craft beers on tap. Are very good at suggesting beer pairings with your food or mood.
I love the food. It is not your standard bar food. The food is very well prepared and has a beautiful presentation.
It is a casual bar scene with the taste of a 333 Belrose restaurant.
If your looking for cheesesteaks and cheap beer, this is not your place.
They have wine also.

vipOpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
4.0  Dined on November 15, 2013

Great neighborhood spot. Great pub food, but hit a night with slow service. Large beer/ale selection.