Iron Abbey

4.1
124 reviews
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The Iron Abbey Gastro Pub is a public house created around artisanal food and drink. Our menu meets classic European fare and All-American comfort food. 40 draft lines and 1 hand pump rotate on a weekly basis with the best in European and American Craft selections. An extensive beer, wine, spirits and cocktail list allows our guests to develop a range of taste; pairing our dishes with their preferred libation.

In addition to our weekly events and special rare tappings, we offer monthly beer and whiskey dinners.

Home to a 3x winning Craft Beer and Wine Bottle Shop, one-of-a-kind Beer Cellar and newly added whiskey bar serving over 150 bourbon, scotch and whiskey.

Specials

Cinco de Mayo - Special Menus & Offers

$3 Mix and Match Tacos; $4 Margaritas; $5 Cervezas all day Sunday, May 12th.

Sunday, May 5, 2019

Mother's Day Menus & Specials

All-Inclusive Buffet Style Brunch for $29.99 from 9am-2pm plus a gift card special: complimentary bonus card for mom with a gift card purchase of $50 or more. Offer good through June 6th, 2019.

Sunday, May 12, 2019

Father's Day Special Menus & Reservations

All-Inclusive Buffet Style Brunch for $29.99 from 9am-2pm plus a gift card special: complimentary bonus card for dad with a gift card purchase of $50 or more.

Sunday, June 16, 2019

What 124 People Are Saying
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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

Buffet selection was small and limited.

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MJ
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 2

The service was absolutely terrible. It took my husband 1 hour to get a beer, about 30 minutes after i was served a glass of wine and well after our food had already been served. The food was fine, but i won’t be going back because of the horrible service!

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LL
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 5

Overall experience was good. However we made reservations based off of other reviews online, we made them in the morning for 8pm on this past Saturday. We waited over 35mins for our table which was unacceptable. We were the only ones waiting and once we finally got seated ( in the very back of the restaurant in a separated section at the last table against the wall..)there was many unoccupied tables that could seat 4 so I dont no why we had to wait. Also there was no apology at all.

Iron Abbey
Responded on April 8, 2019

Thank you for your review, Lee! I am sorry you had this experience with the wait time. We were experiencing issues with our OpenTable system that may have increased the wait but in any means, this is not the service we strive to provide and will forward your concerns to our Management Staff so we can improve our customer wait time and dining table experiences. We hope you will come back and try us again soon!

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KB
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

first time dining but cant wait to return!

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s
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The food here was really good and our waiter Vaughn was fantastic. He went above and beyond for us. It was a really fun place. High recommend!

Iron Abbey
Responded on April 8, 2019

Susan, we are so glad you enjoyed your dining experience and service with Vaughn. We will certainly be forwarding the compliments to our Management Staff. We hope to see you again soon!

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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Totally awesome. I highly recommend this place

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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 2

The service was very poor and super slow.

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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 3

Service was great. Gave food a lower score as the pricey salad had subpar lettuce. The chicken in the salad was fantastic! Belgian waffle sundae, which I assumed would contain a freshly made waffle, sadly did not. Again, for the price it should have been. Waffle may have been freshly made earlier, but appeared microwaved.

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R
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 5

Food was sub par. Definetly lacked flavor and my wife's meal lacked several ingredients that were listed on the menu. Made them aware and the brought her them on the side and comped her mimosa. Definitely would not go back.

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Philadelphia
28 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sara and all the servers were wonderful

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l
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great ambiance, Belgian beer variety and food quality were excellent.

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Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 4ambience 4

Sliders were microwave cooked. Fish tacos tasteless. Manhattan weak

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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

They sat us in the bar when there was an empty room right next to us. Menu is limited but the beer menu is good. Pricey for being a bar. They got my burger all messed up. I ordered one that supposed to be covered in Cajun spice. No it wasn’t. I ordered it with the optional fried egg, nope not on there. There are so many places out there to go to and places like this just make you want to go elsewhere.

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a
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 2

We went on a Sunday night, staff were very attentive. Order of calamera was outstanding. Beers as usual were great.. our problem was with the brisket sandwich. The meat was really black and on the dry side. Nothing like the last time when it was very good. Also was cool and drafty in the far back area next to French doors.

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E
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 3

I took my boyfriend here for brunch since their menu looked amazing online. However, the bottomless mimosas were rather disappointing. It only tasted like orange juice even after about 5. The service was mediocre. He just seemed very distracted and didn't come around a lot even knowing we had bottomless mimosas.

Overall, I will be going again since I love the draft list normally and will just stick with the regular menu.

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T
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Despite a reservation we had a wait, with out an apology and there were lots of 'friends immediately entering for searing.

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Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 1ambience 5

Server seemed occupied by a patron at the bar. She took my girlfriends order and took off right when I was going to say my order. She comes back with water and then takes my order. I know she had other tables and the team was bringing other food orders to her tables. Yes teamwork makes the dream work. Our appetizer sat for 15 minutes. Then dropped off food to our table that wasn’t ours. 10 minutes later our appetizer was brought out to table. Wings, friends and pork sliders stone cold. Server came to refill our water. She kept talking to the person at the bar. I noticed the team members were looking at her like hey can you grab your tables food. She didn’t come at all to check on the food. Which was really good cold but good. In the middle of eating the appetizer, the entrees came out. They had to return the entrees back until we were done with our appetizer. 10 minutes later entrees came out. The food was amazing! I saw a lot of server hustling and moving but ours didn’t. Kind of sad and disappointing.

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MS
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Alex our waiter was the Best!!!

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PF
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Good ambiance, created by medieval castle touches in the design of the pub/restaurant. We enjoyed Sunday brunch there (be prepared for the large portions!) and they have large regular menus for lunch and dinner. Wide range of craft beers to delight the beer connoisseur.

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KL
Philadelphia
25 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time visiting and it won't be my last. I ride by it all the time, but just able to now finally try it out. Met a friend for lunch, and so many good choices. The only thing I didn't like was that they only offered the bottomless soup Mon-Fri, and I was there on a Saturday afternoon for lunch.

We had out choice of seating, and the waitress was very informative of things we asked about from the menu. We ended up ordering the fried calamari, the chilli, and the fried crispy sandwich which came with fries. All were very good.

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B
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

This place was pretty cool. Only thing I'll say is that the spinach and artichoke dip didn't come anywhere CLOSE to Applebees spinach and artichoke dip. You guys should just order some from Applebees and try to copy their recipe. THANKS

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DD
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First experience at Iron Abbey and definitely will return!!! Everything was excellent and the food was amazing.

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m
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

Ambience: on a busy night - crowded my salmon was slightly overdone. Waiter was nice, but perhaps too busy and served me the wrong ale. I go there because I'm a huge fan of Belgian ales, but I find that I have to put up with the noisy crowd, an inconvenient location and barely adequate parking. Maybe it's just me, but I find the interior decor to be phony and contrived. I guess that's what you get for a concrete bunker of a building with fake brick and wood on the inside.

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JF
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Michael our server was very informative and our over all experience was awesome

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 2

We were here several times in the past, and I feel this restaurant has gone downhill. The food selection was lacking, it was bland/dry and over fried. The patio area was frigid. The only decent part was the wait staff. We paid a lot of money for a below average experience with food no better than Applebee’s. This could be (and was) a much better, unique experience!!

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R
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 4

Fun time Great beer and drink menu
Mussels were fantastic
Husband had Bison burger very good and cooked just right
My fish tacos were lacking fish
We would go back

Iron Abbey
Responded on January 27, 2019

Hi Robin! Thank you for your review. We will be sure to relay your feedback to our Management staff. We are so glad you enjoyed your dining experience with us and hope to see you again soon!

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LR
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 3

The Braziallian sampler meats were extremely dry and cold . Left note on booking the reservation that it was my birthday and nothing . Extremely disappointing birthday .

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CM
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was my second time here, with a party of four. Both experiences were nearly identical. Laid back atmosphere, great waitstaff and excellent food.

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TM
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 3

The food simply wasn't good. I got the Original Sin "thing" - don't know how else to describe it. A slab of beef, with a sausage on top, wrapped in a bread coffin, with sandwich meat on top, drowning in a bath of bottled gravy, with a fried egg on top. One of the more disgusting meals I've ever had. Everything was over the top salty and thoroughly unappealing.

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C
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was a cut above the usual pub. Excellent and items not often found (e.g., braised pork shank). Service was superb. Be forewarned that Friday night is crowded and noisy, but I'd be a regular here.

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LE
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was excellent; beer selection is outstanding. The beer store upstairs was also worth the trip, many beers to choose from.

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Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 2

Ordered the BBQ smoked platter for $28.00.
Being that it is attached to Na Brasa, a Brazilian steak restaurant, and is pretty much the same restaurant, one would think the meat would be good, right? Not!!! When the brisket was dry and tough, wasn’t even sliced properly - I’m no chef, but even I know to slice it against the grain - to the ribs that were inedible - couldn’t even cut them apart with a knife. When I mentioned that the platter was inedible, the waiter took it back to the kitchen and told me that those ribs weren’t meant to be plated and do I want fresh ones! Really????

Also, the appetizer scallops - were chewy!

They do have an extensive beer menu. Just don’t eat there . Cheers!!

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V
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service by the waiter. Exceptional selection of craft beers. Has Tired Hands beers on tap.

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JH
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 3ambience 3

The food tasted great but there was a piece of plastic in our appetizer

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OT
Philadelphia
28 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Good food with good selection. Tight table placement

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G
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is a gem! The food was fantastic! We went during happy hour so the prices were phenomenal! I had the vegetarian burger, hummus and my sister had a regular burger! We had wine....awsome...totally recommend it! Did not want to go next door, the food here was great! Just do it!

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BH
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 1

The food that was ordered was very bland. The drinks were fine

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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 3

Our server was awesome. The food was average, and the bar sound traveled to the restaurant area making it extremely loud and difficult to enjoy dinner.

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B
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Selection of food and drink was good for a bar.

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TC
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We stopped in on Black Friday for lunch. Ample seating. Beer selection was great. Food was really good, as was the service

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