Historic Revere Tavern

4.6
1529 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Hours: Wednesday-Saturday 4:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Our History: Dating back to 1740, this stone building, formerly called the "Sign of the Spread Eagle", was a "Stage Tavern". It was one of the better inns along the 62 miles of turnpike stretching from Philadelphia to Lancaster, and catered to the more prosperous class of travelers, providing him with accommodations suited to his means. Fine liquors and fine foods were served in generous portions to satisfy the hearty appetites generated by a long day in a rocking, jolting stagecoach. We continue that tradition!
Through the generations, the Revere Tavern has preserved this tradition of quality and abundance. Our family, the Cosgroves, have owned the property for over 55 years and we thank you for your business!

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
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1529 people are saying
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JohnR
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We moved our original arrival time up by 15 minutes. We were seated immediately. Waitress arrived in a timely manner. Orders taken and all food received in a timely manner also. Food was great. We did not order desert as we couldn't finish our dinners. However, it was a special night - our 50th anniversary. So waitress brought a delicious cupcake w/a candle and a card from the staff with a congratulatory note. It was a lovely evening.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love the Historic Revere Tavern because the food is always excellent, the service is exceptional, the atmosphere is warm and cozy especially during the cold months and the fireplace is in use. It seems it’s extremely hard to find restaurants anymore that aren’t noisy and you can have a quiet meal without hearing every conversation from the other tables in the room. We travel out of the area to have dinner here. Highly recommend. And you can reserve a table on the Open Table App which is convenient.

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vontin
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had the snapper soup (yum). Prime rib was perfect.

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KarenP
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our first time there and we had a great experience! The food was fantastic but the portions too generous so we had no room for dessert!

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Neena
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always enjoy going to the Revere Tavern. It is nice to stay at the Best Western Revere Inn and be able to walk to the restaurant. It is cozy, and even on a crowded night our waitress was attentive and helpful. The food is ample and delicious, and the prices are very competitive. Also, the salted caramel martini was delicious! We highly recommend the Revere Tavern for date night, or any night.

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AnitaB
Charleston
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Noise level increased with a full room but not so loud that we couldn’t talk easily. Chicken Chesapeake was excellent and hubby was pleased with his prime rib. Plenty of both for a second meal. Dark of the moon dessert was amazing. Enjoyed the whole meal and experience.

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CindyT
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We requested a table near the fireplace and we’re given the table right in front of it so that was very nice on a cold night. The Clams Revere were delicious as was the Caesar salad. The steaks were also very good. There is a nice wine selection with reasonable prices. Would recommend this restaurant.

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JoeyL
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was great. The food was amazing! We will be going back!

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jeff08204
Atlantic City
12 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal and service. Disappointed that the mushroom ravioli was sold out. My wife looks forward to that every year. Her second choice was certainly enjoyable.

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MichelleM
West Palm Beach
4 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everyone was very friendly and attentive, while letting you enjoy your meal. The atmosphere in the restaurant is awesome; I loved all of the stone details. The food was delicious. (There were 4 of us that had four different dishes and we all enjoyed our meals.)

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JohnD
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Strip steaks were warm not hot. Service was good. Prices are not unreasonable.

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TeresaC
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time visiting. A friend recommended the restaurant. Very happy with the food and the waitress was excellent. Definitely coming again!

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RaynaW
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated our 20th wedding anniversary there this weekend. Everything about the evening was absolutely fabulous. Food was delicious, service was outstanding and the Tavern is stunning. Can't wait to go back!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome time great food.

Historic Revere Tavern
Responded on November 21, 2021

On behalf of our family and our entire staff, thank you for your 5 star review. We look forward to you next visit. Tina

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Bullen
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I eat here every time we're in the area. Always good food and excellent service.

Historic Revere Tavern
Responded on November 21, 2021

On behalf of our family and our entire staff, thank you for your 5 star review. We look forward to seeing you in the future. Tina

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WilliamB
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An absolute fabulous night. It was our 27 year anniversary dinner. Our waitress, Bonnie, was absolutely the BEST waitress I have ever had. The food was great. But her attentiveness made the whole dinner experience amazing. I recommend asking for the fireplace seat. If it is a special event, let them know, as they make it more so.

Historic Revere Tavern
Responded on November 21, 2021

I am glad you had such a wonderful time, I did pass your remarks on to Bonnie as well. It was a pleasure meeting you that night as well, and thank you so much for your kind review. We hope to see you soon.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good food, awesome historic building and great service. A little pricey but overall we had a great meal!

Historic Revere Tavern
Responded on November 2, 2021

Thank you for your review. We look forward to your next visit.

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vipamyw
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Not impressed. Overpriced. Quality not great. Cute building. Service ok

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waynec
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food, great server.

Historic Revere Tavern
Responded on November 2, 2021

Thank you for your kind review and 5-star rating. We look forward to your next visit.

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Geoffory
Poconos
4 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time to this Tavern. Staff was great, food was delicious. First time selecting turtle soup and it lived up to our expectations. Apple Chutney bruschetta was a great choice as an appetizer. Entrees were Diver Scallops, cooked well but only 3 which was a little over priced, NY Strip and crab cake was the other choice and it was cooked to perfection. Brussel sprouts was the veggie and they were good. Overall we would definitely return when we are in the area. Loved the bar area for an after dinner drink.

Historic Revere Tavern
Responded on November 2, 2021

We are so pleased you enjoyed your visit. We look forward to seeing you again !

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CindyD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Had a good experience even though staffing was at a minimum. Server was outstanding and everything was served in a timely manner, definitely would recommend.

Historic Revere Tavern
Responded on November 2, 2021

Thank you for your kind review and 5-star rating. We look forward to your next visit.

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KayM
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The prime rib was the best prime rib we've ever eaten! The portions were large and we had plenty of leftovers for the next day.

Historic Revere Tavern
Responded on November 2, 2021

Thank you for your 5-star rating! We are so pleased you enjoyed our prime rib. We look forward to your next visit.

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SueC
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First of all, our server Bonnie was probably the best server I have ever had. The food was simply amazing. The menu offers something for everyone. Portion sizes are huge and menu items fair priced for the amount of food served. I highly recommend !

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Staff refused to move us to another table. We were cold due to a vent next to the table. Waitress was rude to us the rest of the of the evening because we asked to be moved to a warmer spot. Mushroom ravioli was extra sweet. When we said we did not like it there was no attempt to make it right. They have a sign saying they are short staffed and to be nice but I guess that isn’t meant for the staff.

Historic Revere Tavern
Responded on October 23, 2021

I am sorry we couldn't move you because we were full to capacity. Mr. Gainey, I thank you for your phone call, and I did talk to your server. I did receive your email and I have your review. We did comp your wife's entire meal, so we did make the situation right. You didn't leave a tip either, so all is well.

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CLIFFORDO
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was fabulous loved the decor .The service was excellent.Our waitress Bonnie couldn't be more pleasant & courteous of service.Excellent place for dinner & the prices were very fair for such an elegant atmosphere.If you are in Lancaster you an not miss eating here.

Historic Revere Tavern
Responded on October 23, 2021

Thank you so much for your kind review. You both were so wonderful and we are thankful and blessed with such wonderful customers!

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MaryannM
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bonnie was our waitress and she was charming, efficient and funny. Food was great. We were on vacation and would recommend this restaurant to our friends.

Historic Revere Tavern
Responded on November 2, 2021

Thank you for your 5-star rating. We are so pleased you enjoyed your visit.

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Debbie
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food at reasonable prices. Very convenient if you’re going to the Magic and Wonder theater.

Historic Revere Tavern
Responded on November 2, 2021

We are so pleased you enjoyed your visit.

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neilr
Orlando
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly & efficient staff, great food - basics & some unique items.
Loved the apple chutney brushetta

Historic Revere Tavern
Responded on November 2, 2021

Thank you for your 5-star review and kind comments. We look forward to your next visit.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time. Food was amazing. Service was perfect. We make sure we visit every trip up this way !

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The good was absolutely delicious!

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KathyT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food outstanding. The best waitress. Well worth the price.

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JohnF
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Food was ok. Expensive for what I got. The onion soup tasted more like salted beef broth and the cheese bland. Fish and chips dinner was ok, but nothing special. I would not return again.

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JolantaS
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Paige was phenomenal. Hope to visit again soon.

Historic Revere Tavern
Responded on October 12, 2021

Thank you for the 5 star rating. I will be sure to pass along your compliments.

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RichardM
Atlantic City
2 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Waitress we had was not interested in serving us because we only ordered a drink and dinner no dessert wasn't asked how our food was and at the end our Waitress threw our bill on the table didn't say thank you or anything.

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BrittS
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food with great history. Friendly service

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John
New England
17 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice old bldg, good food and good service

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PhilS
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Prime rib was awesome
The original room very cozy

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BarbaraB
Orlando
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time there, and it didn't disappoint! Everything was delicious and great!

Historic Revere Tavern
Responded on October 6, 2021

We are so glad that you gave us a try and enjoyed your evening. Thank you for the 5-star review and we look forward to your next visit.

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Stewiegirl
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Before our visit to Lancaster County we decided that a Friday night dinner reservation was a good idea to organize our day and highlight our stay. When making it the day before, our only options were 4:30 or 8:30 which told us this place is popular! It was a very enjoyable dinner with great service by Bonnie and delicious food (Revere crab cake dinner and beef tenderloin tips in beef burgundy sauce dinner). We shared a snapper soup and had side salads with the delicious house raspberry vinaigrette. With not much room for dessert, we ordered a dish of ice cream to share, leaving Bonnie to choose for us. Out came her own concoction of a yummy ice cream sundae that vanished in no time. All choices for that evening were excellent.

Historic Revere Tavern
Responded on October 6, 2021

Thank you for your kind review and 5-star rating! We look forward to your next visit.

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Patty
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We’ve dined here many times and never disappointed! Excellent service and food! Our server Bonnie goes above and beyond to make our dining experience a pleasure! She has served us many times and is always excellent! We will definitely dine here again!

Historic Revere Tavern
Responded on October 6, 2021

Thank you for your kind review and 5-star rating! We look forward to your next visit.

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FAQs

Historic Revere Tavern offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (717) 687-8601.

Historic Revere Tavern is rated 4.6 stars by 1529 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.