Grog Grill

3.6
55 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
The Grog Grill is a bar and restaurant that features an award-winning, high-quality food menu and an extensive wine, liquor and beer menu. The Grog Grill is also the perfect place to host your event or handle your catering.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
American, Burgers, Comfort Food
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Hours of operation
11am-2am Daily
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Phone number
(610) 527-5870
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Catering
The Grog Grill is the perfect answer to your catering needs! Work with our staff to customize a delicious menu for your event.

The Grog’s 2 spacious floors, large upstairs dining room, & mouth-watering manu make The Grog Grill the perfect place to host your event! Reserve the space you need for your private party – the upstairs dining room or the entire restaurant!
Customized premium food menu featuring creations from our Chef. Customized liquor menu, including specialty & themed cocktails upon request.
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Neighborhood
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Parking details
Valet parking is offered on Friday and Saturday evening.
Additional
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine
What 55 People Are Saying
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3.6based on recent ratings
3.5
food
4.0
service
3.4
ambience
3.9
value
Noise · Moderate
67% of people would recommend it to a friend
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DD
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

Live this place!!! Great neighborhood pub. They make a great martini - one of the few places I know! Burgers are awesome so is the rest of the menu. Check it out!!

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AM
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The chili is fantastic. Interesting beer variety. Great spot to meet for a casual meal.

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A very enjoyable experience. Couldn't have been better. The service was first rate and the food was spot on.

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S
Philadelphia
68 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Good value, good service and nice selection for a neighborhood hangout. Very convenient for before or after movie.

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A
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 1

Friendly staff
Batch’s with 1/4 cup of chicken, 1/4 cup of cheese -2 cups of chips $15? No thanks

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GT
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Four of us grabbed a quick bite before a movie and ate upstairs. Noise level low :) for the older hearing challenged. Polite, prompt and pleasant wait staff.

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J
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was good. Service was great. Brunette bartender was distractingly pretty. I will definitely go back if I am in the area.

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RD
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Good food and service sitting at the bar. Had a reservation for 4 at 6:30 pm on a Saturday and probably wasn't needed. Beers on tap could use improvement. Been here several times and have no real complaints.

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D
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 2

My wife sent her shrimp tacos back after the first bite, horrible. My Fish and Chips were oily and soggy, should have seen red flag when I saw the owner/manager bringing in take out from Zoes.

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EB
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Cute local pub with good food. Ate downstairs. Really friendly service.

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n
Philadelphia
48 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Solid neighborhood pub kind of place with a cast of characters as guests, including some classic loudmouth drunks and cranky old farts.

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 3

Great burger

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D
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Room to improve on service and food

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C
Philadelphia
124 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

The food at Grog Grill is good pub food. The service was outstanding however. I've gotten worse service at restaurants that are much more expensive.

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P
Philadelphia
21 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2017
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 3

Average bar food. Nothing special. Had to call a few days after because they never marked us as “seated” to get our open table points.

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AH
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was excellent and service superb. A perfect neighborhood spot.

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AH
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2017
Overall 2food 3service 4ambience 2

Our appetizers were 45 minutes late in being served. We were offered nothing as an excuse other than that the manager told our server to say the kitchen was backed up. No apology, no free drink, etc. Then to add insult to injury, my wife asked for extra pickles with her hamburger. Not a big deal until the check arrived and we were charged 50 cents extra for a few sliced pickles. Are you kidding? We won't be back.

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E
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Fun time -
Great flatbreads and ahi tuna appetizer

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E
Philadelphia
24 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2017
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 3

Good portions of food prepared to order. Everything was delicious.
Prices were good

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OT
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2017
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Really great margaritas! Food was decent, & service was awesome!

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SG
Philadelphia
33 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Better than average pub food

Nice atmosphere

No BS

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OT
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic service and food

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RK
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2017
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Great pub. Food is good and good drink options. Plan to return!

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

The food was American bar food along with Irish pub entrees. That said, the food was very good! I really enjoyed it!

The beer list was also very comprehensive, which was exciting particularly for smaller joint that mostly seats college students and their families.

The service was very friendly and helpful. However, they were not terribly attentive. We asked for more water and a box, and waited 10 minutes, and had to ask again. A simple mistake, but really the restaurant was not that busy so I am not sure why we were overlooked.

I do want to emphasize that the staff and management were kind and helpful though. They outside of the minor lack of attention we were given, they were awesome. Unfortunately, I got my pants caught on a loose nail that had been missed during a repair of the booth we were sitting in. The management was kind enough offer me cash or a discount off my bill to cover the value of the pants, I didn't even have to ask!

I choose to have it deducted off my bill, suggesting $20 as the value of the pants, but the management was kind enough to take $30 off. The is GREAT customer service.

Because the of kindness of the staff/management, the quality of the food, and the great beer menu, I would definitely return to this restaurant .

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OT
Philadelphia
52 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2017
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

It's average pub fare. Nothing horrible and nothing amazing.

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D
Philadelphia
23 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place for bar food that is different. Like avocado fries! Southwest salad with a real kick!

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L
Philadelphia
24 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great meal, as usual! We love it here! Food is consistent and service is always great!

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P
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2017
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Our Open Table reservation was not honored. My ginger ale tasted watered down and I was told "that's how it tastes." Never received a salad that was supposed to go with my entree. If you're a college student who wants to get drunk and doesn't care what your food tastes like(as long as you are a rich college student) this is your place,

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L
Philadelphia
24 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2017
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Great dinner as usual! One of our favorite local places for a burger and a beer.

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MD
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2017
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Typical pub fare. Servers were friendly and stopped at are table when needed. I had the salmon burger, date had fish and chips, and we shared the fried mozzerella appetizer(Which was the best part of the meal).

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OT
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2016
Overall 2food 4service 3ambience 4

For the second year in a row, my family met before The Sound of Musoc sing a long across the street. There was a minimal staff on which led to a very nice man being incredibly overworked and service running very slowly. Additionally, the drinks and food took far too long to be served and we were only checked on because we needed to ask for assistance multiple times

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LL
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2016
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

One of our top picks for lunch when visiting the area. Good food, great service and a nice neighborhood bar.

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a
Atlantic City
10 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2016
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Great food and beer and an easy night with the kids. Our burgers and wings were very good, little ones enjoyed their chicken and grilled cheese. Easy place to go with the kids for good bar food.

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S
Philadelphia
68 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2016
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Grog serves a special need for the older crowd. It is close to the Bryn Mawr theatre, the service is excellent, friendly, accommodating.
We had turkey burgers and salmon burgers. Everyone was pleased. We ate in the bar area as steps to dining room upstairs were daunting for us seniors. Th e tables in bar are high tops except for two tables by the window.
I will definitely return.

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OT
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Met my girlfriend for lunch here since she works nearby and doesn't always have as much time as I do. Parked and fed the meter a block and change away. Beer selection was excellent, not like a warehouse in quantity, but the list of options was quite thoughtful. Food and service were both great. Would absolutely lunch here again and again, could see it becoming a tradition to meet here - perfect local meeting spot for lunch.

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were looking for a spot to go while visiting son at Villanova. The Grog Grill was perfect - lots of tv screens to watch your favorite college football team on. Waiter was excellent - gave us good suggestions. Try the Chicken Pot Pie, potstickers and cheese curds!

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v
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2016
Overall 3food 1service 1ambience 2

It's just a good beer dive bar, I would never eat here again. I am not sure why it is on open table, the food is awful and so is the service.

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A
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2016
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

It is a nice place, food was great, but a bit noisy for old ladies.....

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AH
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Grog remains a great spot for casual dining. The food and service are always excellent, consistently over many years.

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S
Philadelphia
98 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2016
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

The Grog Grill's extensive menu assures that everyone in the party can find what he or she wants to eat. The bar/pub is downstairs, with dining upstairs. The high-top table arrangement can be a bit awkward for more than 4 people at a table; watch out, the stools are high and backless! The food is good, if not fancy: especially loved the really tasty cilantro-lime salad (one person had it with chicken, another with mahi mahi); fish and chips were good. Large selection of burgers and sandwiches and many old favorite main courses. Large wine (and cider!) list; chose the cider of the day (recommended by our waitperson); it was delicious. We arrived very early, so noise wasn't a consideration (don't know how it is later), and service was good and prompt. Reasonable prices. We'll surely gather there again.

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