Brickside Grille

4.5
1830 Reviews
$30 and under
Seafood
Patio seating is open and we have more tables than in the past few years. We do not take reservations for the outside seating. We will always do our best to get you table as quick as possible when you arrive for the outside. Any reservations made through opentable is for a inside dining experience only.

We offer a Saturday and Sunday brunch with hand crafted cocktails and $5 bloody mary's on saturday from 10:00 to 2:00.

Experiences

  • Buck A Shuck Oysters All Day

    $1.00 per person

    Sep 1 - Dec 30, 2021

    Are you and oyster lover? Or wish to become one? Then come in for Buck a Schuck Oysters every Wednesday from 11:00am to 9:00pm.

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
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
What 1830 people are saying
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JeffV
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined 20 hours ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Here once every few months we enjoy the outside seating.

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suzyq
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food4service1ambience3

Like most restaurants, due to the pandemic, the menu choices were limited. We miss our favorite entrees that are no longer available. Ordered fish and chips, delicious but only 2 small pieces of fish. Waiter cleared my plate, without asking, I hadn't finished eating.

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Twoareone
E. Tennessee
13 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the wonderful experience of al fresco dining on a beautiful summer evening with a talented guitar player providing entertainment. The service was accommodating of our desire to enjoy our drinks and dinner was very good.

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vipGrace
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience3

We usually love Brickside but we had a horrible experience. The waitress was rude, forgot many things, and we waited over an hour for our food with no apology or explanation. Food came cold and simple requests like ketchup and a coffee were ignored. Honestly felt like she didn’t want to be there and didn’t want us there. So disappointing for a normally good restaurant.

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vipMelindaW
Washington DC
26 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Friday night late and they still had prime rib, yeah!! But no baked potato…. Service was good and attentive. Food was good and the Cioppino was piping hot and good!

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KG21
New England
5 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Good service and overall good food. But DO NOT let your kids get the chicken fingers. We’ve had them twice now and both times they were batter with batter that should be on fish and are very thin and over cooked. Neither of my kids would eat them and they aren’t picky eaters.

The prime rib is amazing and other dishes are good too!

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CG49
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were celebrating our 50th anniversary and wanted a dining experience that had good food and something different from most of the local restaurants. Their seafood bar contained many delicious items that satisfied my husband’s taste. I loved their Hummus appetizer which was large enough to share ( but didn’t). Dinner was fresh and delicious. Service was good but not overpowering which allowed us to enjoy our meal. Would definitely recommend this restaurant to anyone who wanted a delicious meal.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our family of four went for the oyster specials and we thoroughly enjoyed the meal. Our teen and tween kids found other things to eat which they also enjoyed. The cocktails and beer selection made for a special treat too!

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vipbizchow
Philadelphia
86 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

This was a first time for us, meeting with friends. My son recommended it, and I must say it was lovely1 A gem located in a Community, I would definitely recommend this place. Appetizers of Oyster Rockefeller, Lobster Bisque, wonderful salads - I had the Pear, one friend the Blackened chicken, the other enjoyed the Nachos - and took some home it was so generous.

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vipGaryR
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent overall experience.

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LouF
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The owners / managers were very accommodating when we showed up for our reservation but I left my wallet at home. Thanks - Lou & Pam.

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Stacksclan
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always love brickside. Food was great. Music was great but a little loud outside but wonderful
Alwaus a great experience!

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charlenef
Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Everything was excellent except the service. Seems the hostess did not tell the server or the wrong server was notified but whatever happened… we sat for 10 minutes before we were greeted by the server.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience5

We went for buck a shuck oyster night at 630. After waiting 15 minutes to order a drink at our table, I finally went to the bar my self. 2 of the drafts were kicked. They were out of 1/2 of the oyster selections. It was only 630, how can you be out on buck a shuck night so early. Did you really plan or did you want to limit your sales on cheap oysters hoping we would buy something else? The rest of the evening was poor, slow service. If you are short staffed then don’t fill all the tables. Provide good service for those you do seat not poor service for more.

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DesCocco
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience3

We have been to brickside many times and truly enjoy the food and specials. Unfortunately this past time we had sub-par service which truly changes the whole experience for us. Our server was nice, but seemed weeded by missing our drinks, not taking our order or checking in late etc. Having a one year, we try to appease her first so she can sit longer lol, when service is behind and missing our food etc had us up and about. So a 2hr dining experience with a toddler is not my idea of a good time, and wish service was just a tad bit more put together.

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vipHeather
Philadelphia
103 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Yesterday, my friends and I decided to enjoy some peanut butter pie at Brickside Grille. Our server was very personable telling us that there isn't another place in the vicinity that has a pie similar to this and it's one of the best desserts on the menu. I agreed with her. She also gave us some great recommendations for other food choices when we return. As always, the pie was a great treat and my friends couldn't believe that I ate the whole thing. Granted that was my dinner.

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FrankB
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really cool restaurant in a very remote part of Exton, being next to the aquarium was an added bonus! Food and Service was great!

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JamesS
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went in as a party of 12. Had one server for our group. He did a wonderful job. No complaints at all. Food was very good. Prices are comparable to other restaurants like this. Will definitely go back.

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RobertaR
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brickside is our place for breakfast lunch and dinner. Always delicious! The servers and hostesses are wonderful and very friendly. The restaurant is very open and airy inside. Also has a very large outdoor seating area.
We love coming to the Brickside Grille!

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Allbran
Philadelphia
42 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are never disappointed dining here. Great spacious outdoor space. Fantastic wait staff. Large varied menu. Highly recommend.

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LisaK
New England
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were great! We sat outside and the ambiance was wonderful- loved the live music! Highly recommend. Will definitely go again.

JK
JanetK
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome evening with great food, service, and live music.

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Martin
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant, food and servers are so nice!

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vippvilleres
Philadelphia
38 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience4

We go to the Brickside regularly. I love the lobster roll. This visit was a miss. The fries were stale and hard and my spouse ordered a hot sliced roast beef that was not hot and was the size of a slider. It could have used au jus or something. My drink was good, service was good, and the renovations look really nice. I think the food running may be off here due to staffing challenges because this is the 2nd time stuff has come out cold in our recent visits. This would not stop me from checking out the place however there is room for improvement.

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RoseR
Philadelphia
37 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Overall everything was ok but not exciting very blah….server was good food was boring my burger was dry and too big fur the bun.

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vipJimL
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Well done Like the new paint job

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience4

We last were at Brickside several years ago. Decided to try it out again for date night and was very disappointed. The food was just not good - the servers were very friendly but that couldn’t make up for how bad the food was. Clams were sitting in water rather than on top of ice, the lobster bisque was watery and lacked flavor. The French fries arrived cold and hard - you could tell they’d been sitting for quite a while. All in all, it was not a good experience.

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StephenAD
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Enjoyed our dinner. Service was very good. Food choices are reasonable and food is always consistent. Musician was a tad too lad. But shame on me as I req table in “bar area”. I believe music would have been outside if not for inclement weather. Our friends are from Ephrata and enjoyed their visit.

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vipDCFinc
Philadelphia
56 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Great vibe for a Sunday afternoon. Acoustic music outside was exactly what we needed before calling a lid on the weekend.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food. Service was friendly and very nice. Can’t wait to go back.

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Liepschen
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Setting was lovely and food (brunch) was good. We ate on the patio and listened to a musician while we dined. Our server was named Kerry and she was charming. This is the "middle" to meet friends who live in Harrisburg and my husband and I who live in New Jersey. We will definitely meet them there again in the future.

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RobertG
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience3

For the price the food was just okay. Lobster was too salty and portions small.

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LaurenB
Philadelphia
25 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great date night out for oysterfest. Food and drinks were good and service was great! We love coming here!

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Penn
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience...had a reservation, seated right away. Good food and drinks, waiter was awesome, very personable!

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Goodfood
Richmond
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The oysters were great and we love the outside seating. There was a minor mix up with server assignments, but once that was acknowledged we were well taken care of for the rest of the night. We will likely return before they roll up the sidewalk for the season.

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vipBobK
Philadelphia
47 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Excellent Oyster night

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Karmacari
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Server Dave was great as always. We were sitting too close to the singer to talk once he started.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
21 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2021
Overall3food1service4ambience4

Had oysters and steak frites. One of the oysters had a pea crab, which is not a big deal but still somewhat unappetizing. I asked for salty oysters - they were very sweet. A description on the menu would probably be best since the place is busy and service staff may not know.
My steak was not seasoned other than the chimichurri sauce on part of it. No salt was used during cooking. It was very much overdone as well from what I requested. Not worth $29.
We waited 30 min just to get our drinks but It is a lovely spot to eat outside, the night music entertainment was nice so that was not that big of a deal.

Overall I would not recommend the food at all. Very subpar and overpriced for the quality.
Our server however was very kind.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Anniversary

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vipJoJo
Philadelphia
30 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for the buck a shuck special and the guys I were with loved it. I had the Crab Louis Salad which I’ve had before, delicious. In addition to the oysters one had the crabcake sandwich and the other the swordfish tacos and everything was very good. The place was very busy, and our waitress still remained attentive. Brickside is an old favorite for us, and still does not disappoint, we will go back! The other highlight was the bourbon mule, it always came out a little different, but was always good.

FAQs

Brickside Grille offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (610) 321-1600.

Brickside Grille is rated 4.5 stars by 1830 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.

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