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  1. Distance: 0.33mi
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  3. Distance: 0.72mi
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  2. Distance: 0.64mi
  3. Distance: 0.72mi
  4. Distance: 0.97mi

About McCoole's Red Lion Inn

McCoole's Red Lion Inn is a historic restaurant found right on the corner of Main Street in Quakertown, Pennsylvania. The dark wood, antique decor and stone walls maintain the traditional atmosphere of the inn. In each of the two dining rooms there is a bar and a fireplace. McCoole's Red Lion Inn is conveniently located next the theater making it a great spot for dinner before or after a show.

One of McCoole's own micro brews from the Red Lion Brewery is the perfect start to any meal there. The dishes offered on the menu are all created with locally grown ingredients and are antibiotic and hormone free. Meals include such as options as Scottish salmon, slow roasted pork shank and the signature McCoole's marinated beef tenderloin grill.

4 South Main Street
Quakertown, PA 18951
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
American

Hours of Operation:
Tuesday - Thursday: 11:30am - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 11:30am - 12:00pm, Sunday: 11:30am - 9:00pm; Happy Hour: Tuesday - Thursday 4-6pm, Fridays 4-6 & 9-11, Saturdays 3-5 & 9-11, Sundays 3-5pm

Cross Street:
Broad Street

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(215) 538-1776

Website:
http://www.mccoolesredlioninn.com/

Entertainment:
McCoole's has live music for dinner entertainment on Friday and Saturday. Trivia every Tuesday in the bar from 8-10pm. Visit mccoolesredlioninn.com for complete entertainment schedule.

Parking Details:
For your convenience McCoole's has establised three designated areas for parking: Take advantage of our newly paved parking lot located behind the restaurant. There is a large lot located at McCoole's Arts and Events place next to the restaurant. The Quakertown Historical Society offers parking for McCoole's patrons located one block from the restaurant on North Main Street.

Executive Chef:
Dan Orr

Private Party Facilities:
Please call the restaurant for more information.

Private Party Contact:
Jan Hench: (215) 538-1779

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

McCoole's Red Lion Inn Ratings and Reviews

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4.2

Overall Rating

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food

4.2

service

4.0

ambience

4.1

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

96% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (879)
Special Occasion (511)
Good for Groups (459)
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Fit for Foodies (411)
Great for Lunch (393)
Romantic (384)
Great for Outdoor Dining (315)
Hot Spot (214)
Vibrant Bar Scene (212)
Kid-friendly (157)
Great for Brunch (102)
Late-night Find (89)
Notable Wine List (51)
Scenic View (28)
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 15, 2011

Food is consistently great, prices are reasonable and service is good. We recommend it to lots of people for these reasons.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Late-night Find, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 8, 2011

The dining area was cold, our table was too close to other tables, and the food was forgettable.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 7, 2011

The service was good, the food was excellant and the atmosphere was really great. It was noisy but we had a really nice time. The beer selection and Cocktails were also very good.

Tags: Good for Groups, Romantic
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 2, 2011

hostess was a bit cranky - I did not appreciate the eye rolling when we asked for a larger table... maybe she was having a bad night. Other then that the food was great and our server was great - very attentive.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 30, 2010

Very nice dining experience. We definitely be back in the future when I am in the area.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Romantic
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 29, 2010

I would have given a better review, if we would not have been waiting for our table for 1 and 1/2 hrs. We had a reservation at 7:00 in the evening and did not get seated until 8:30! Thank goodness we were with good friends, our children are older and we eventually found a seat at the bar! I made reservations on-line and wondering if this system does not work for your establishment. Somewhat frustrating to wait, as we were very hungry; and since it was a work week, we needed to work the next day! Our friends traveled a distance to meet us their and it made it a long night for all! Also, our first time at the restaurant, therefore, it was not a good first impression. But our waiter was excellent and the food plentiful.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 5, 2010

McCoole's is such a great find. The atmosphere was just amazing. They do a wonderful job with the holiday decorations. The place has the feel of a historic Inn with top notch food. We will for sure come back again. Save room for dessert and try the chocolate martini. My crab cake was awesome.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Hot Spot
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 4, 2010

Hostess was very accodating when asked to be seated away from door (it was quite cold outside). Waitress was very prompt and attentive. Food was excellent but the Creole Seafood Pot was a bit too spicy for our liking. Love the ambience too.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 3, 2010

Nice atmosphere but could do with a little more space between the tables.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 2, 2010

We enjoyed our experience. Sometime a little loud in the dinning area. We prefer the Martini corner across from piano for quietness. We did not like our hot chocolate beverage. Tasted like cheap watered down mix. For the price and atmosphere, should be rich and creamy with whipped cream and maybe a sprinkle of nutmeg on top. Served hot. Otherwise we liked food and service.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 27, 2010

reception people friendly, patient and cute
red headed server guy efficient, friendly, personable and spot on with all orders, requests etc..
the crew who brought out the food, especially miss irish-english-scot were a pleasant trio with a wonderful sense of humor. food was very good...

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 24, 2010

Our favorite restaurant. Food is always delicious, and the rustic feel of the dining area is very nice

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Great for Lunch
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 19, 2010

Warm and cozy best describes McCoole's. The fireplace room is the best. Food is great,service is too.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 17, 2010

Food and service was outstanding for all 6 of us.
Bob

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 12, 2010

great atmosphere, great food. we had a very nice enjoyable evening with friends.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Romantic, Great for Lunch
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 6, 2010

After a great first dining experience, I raved about McCoole's to friends and we decided to go there for a small college reunion dinner. I made reservations online to ensure we'd get a table. However, when we arrived, the table we were giving was in the bar, which was very noisy and crowded. When I asked if it was possible to be seated in the dining room, we were told there would be a 45-minute wait -- just what we hoped to avoid by making reservations well in advance. We had to yell our conversation all evening. Our waitress was good, but very harried and we had to wait to receive our drinks and refills on water, etc. I still love McCoole's, but now I know I need to specify "dining room" when I hope to have quiet conversation with friends

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion, Hot Spot
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food3
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 6, 2010

I have never had bad service or food at McCoole's.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 6, 2010

Absolutely outstanding food and service. Atmosphere was great and the prices were very reasonable.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 30, 2010

We have dined at McCoole's on four occasions and have never been disassitfied with the experience. The service is superb and the overall experience very good. The menu is diverse and allows for fun food selections as well as more serious entrees.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 23, 2010

Went with a group of friends for dinner - the food was very good and the wait-staff very nice, but the service was slow. There were a couple of other groups which may have slowed things down, and it was Saturday night, but there were no apologies from the wait-staff for the wait. I'll go back again, but maybe at a less popular time.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 22, 2010

We have been to McCoole's several times and the food is fantastic. The chef is always coming up with new great dishes. The noise is a bit high on the weekends but the service and food are worth it. Don't go without reservations on the weekend or you won't get in.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 22, 2010

delicious food, awesome setting, but obviously stressed and annoyed staff. featured band was a bit noisy as well.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Hot Spot
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 17, 2010

Great food and affordable, we loved the vast menu.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Hot Spot
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 17, 2010

Our waitress was very nice, but the service was kind of slow. The food was very good. With so much wood and stone, the dining room was VERY noisy, hard to hear each other across the table, but it's a beautiful building.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 9, 2010

Good energy. Neighborhood favorite with nice menu variety. Always something new to choose from.Especially enjoyed the wonderful lady who played the piano. Bartender friendly and wait staff very upbeat.

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 9, 2010

Out of the way place with a pleasant vibe and a terrific piano player! The food was not outstanding but was good, and the menu was mostly things you want to eat. We'll be back.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 8, 2010

Excellent dining spot! We had a group of eight and service was superb. The food was top notch and the portions for the price was a pleasant surprise. We will definitely be back.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Poconos)·Dined on October 3, 2010

Historic building that has stone walls, eloquent wood, metal ceiling and tiled floor in some areas that makes for an enjoyable and unique dining experience. Service was very good on a slow, early Sunday evening. Reasonably priced. Overall the food was good. Crab cakes were very good, prime rib looked good but didn't have much taste. Dessert's were very good. A piano player between the bar and dining area provided background music that could be heard but didn't interfere with our conversation.

Tags: Romantic
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 2, 2010

Food would have been rated very good, but they made a few mistakes. The steaks were undercooked from how they were ordered. Atmosphere was very good, and service was very good as well.

Tags: Romantic
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 2, 2010

Very nice atmosphere. Food was good, reasonably priced and service was excellent

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 2, 2010

This is our second visit to McCools and had an excellent experience. We took my elderly parents for an early dinner and from the front door through the entire evening the service is excellent,food was well prepared and ....the piano player hadded a very special dimension to making our evening special.Thanks for your attention to service excellance.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 28, 2010

This is one of the few places where it is hard to decide what I want. My choices at most restaurants are between two or three dishes; the entire menu looks yummy at McCoole's. I've had something different every time I've gone and not been disappointed once! Definitely one of my local favorites.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Great for Lunch
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 25, 2010

This is one of our favorite local places to dine. The food is always very good and well-prepared, the portions generous. The ambiance is delightful, with exposed fieldstone walls, and a general old Bucks County graciousness.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 23, 2010

2nd time here, this time for a birthday. Food is amazing, lunch or dinner, and the service is great. Always have delicious regular and special dishes and the bar menu is also inexpensive and done right. Tried the Lobster bisque with my meal... and for an extra 2 bucks it was AMAZING! Meat is cooked to perfection and sides are delicious and plentiful. The historic part of visit is neat too, and you can also plan a trip to the theater next door. Great outside seating available in the heart of Quakertown. Highly recommended, truly a "fine dining experience on a working man's budget."

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 11, 2010

We were very pleased with our dinner experience. We had a Birthday gift certificate to use from McCooles and this was our first time. The choices were great and the food preparation was nicely done. Rwo of our party had the cedar plank salmon and it was excellent.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 11, 2010

Adorable restaurant and loved the piano player. food was very good but service was a bit slow - but it was very busy with big tables.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 8, 2010

Steak was tough and overcooked, service was not to be had, and drinks had to be returned, as they were undrinkable. I think they need a real bartender that knows how to make a simple drink. We will not return.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 4, 2010

Food is always outstanding, portions can be a little more generous with some selections e.g. the tuna steak. The waitstaff are attentive and friendly!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Late-night Find, Romantic, Special Occasion, Hot Spot
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 28, 2010

This is a popular local spot, and for good reasons. The food is inventive, tasty, and reasonably priced. The vegetables and salads are fresh and the portions generous. Definitely a place you go back to, although it clearly draws an older, mature crowd.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 27, 2010

Love McCoole's for diverse menu, wonderful food, great service and afforable pricing! Entertainment a bonus.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Romantic, Great for Lunch
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