McKenzie Brew House - Chadds Ford

4.2
335 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
Visit the best restaurant brewery in Chadds Ford & Glen Mills! Especially great for groups and outdoor dining.

McKenzie offers delicious upscale foods and unique craft beers in a casual bar setting, as well as spacious indoor dining and big deck and patio areas.

Grab a seat at the bar for happy hour for wings, a tasty burger and a glass of wine, craft cocktail or fresh beer on tap.

Dine with friends and family and enjoy our menu of contemporary American comfort food, including nachos, salads, roast beef sandwiches, baby back ribs and steaks. There is something for everyone to enjoy.

Hosting an event or private party? Whether it’s a social gathering, celebration or corporate event, McKenzie has perfect private spaces and party venues for you!

We are a third-generation family business passionate about food, beer and genuine hospitality.

Visit us for lunch, dinner, late night, happy hour and weekend brunch. We look forward to serving you!

Learn more at www.mckenziebrewhouse.com

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Extra space between tables
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 335 people are saying
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Anastasial
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Marlen was great, we’ve been coming to Mckenzie’s for thanksgiving eve eve for years and always love it. Marlen was very attentive and very pleasant.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service! Shrimp appetizer was great as well as the French dip!

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vipHeather
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

It was one of the worst dining experiences I have had in a while. The waiter had way too many tables and our dirty dishes were stacked in the middle of our table. They forgot our drinks several times, for most of our food order wrong and the manager walked around acting as if everything was going great. It was a very bad experience and we will not be going back.

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HeatherG
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious meal and our waitress was very attentive. The Buddha bowl is outstanding. I substituted rice for the noodles and it was such a warm, hearty meal for a cold night.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great Food! Quick service at the bar. Affordable.

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vipno1owlsfan
Philadelphia
33 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

We had a bit of a shaky start (slow service, bar was backed up, and no water pitchers were available), but our waitress made the best of the situation. It seemed like the restaurant was very understaffed plus incredibly busy. Considering that we have not been eating out for the past several months, it reminded us why we don't like to dine out on a weekend night. However, the food was great!

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Patty
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A new restaurant favorite while my daughter attends graduate school. Third time here and food was delicious. My favorite is the Key West with spicy salmon salad!

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colstel
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brianna was pleasant, professional and efficient!!!

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MissyKay38
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just what we have come to expect -no disappointment

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Phil
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food was excellent but the service was a bit slow at times. Overall a good experience

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viplimeru
Philadelphia
20 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Nothing I had was good except for the fries. Flat soda, horrible wait service. Never even asked if everything was alright. My mom ate a few bites and she took away a whole plate and never questioned if something was wrong when she said no to a box. Will not be returning. Only good thing is the hostess was very pleasant on arrival and departure

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EileenW
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience2

Our order was wrong and service was sporadic. This is the 2nd time that I had poor service here. There will not be a 3rd chance.

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PaulB
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Service was great, was surprise. arrive Sunday at 12:30, no platter meals until 4.
We still had excellent sandwiches, etc in a nice setting.

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ONTEAM
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, generous servings, and wonderful wait staff. We really enjoyed our visit. Clean and really attractive rooms.

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jimc
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

We dined during Happy Hour and was happy to order spinach and artichoke dip, steamer clams, calamari and buffalo cauliflower. The clams were overly salty, as if they had been salted when cooked, the calamari came out drenched in a lemon sauce which would have been better on the side so we could choose if it was appropriate or not, it ended up making the calamari wet and not cripsy. The dip and cauliflower were both well executed and tasty. Our main meals were jambalaya, lobster cakes and fish and chips which was the special. The jambalaya came out decorated with a dried chili that seemed to be deep fried, and kinda looked like a dead snake. The fish and chips were adequate, and unfortunately cold as if the fries were being held on the side after being fried which also made the fish soggy. A nice treat was the side of malt vinegar. The slaw was exceptionally onion heavy, which was very off putting. The lobster cakes were also cold along with the fries and same onion slaw. Cheap drinks, and a server who was friendly and engaging helped to make this a tolerable experience. We will try again with high hopes.

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vipJoFabRose
Philadelphia
27 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and everyone raved about the food.

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vipL1nda1106
Philadelphia
70 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were seated out on the deck under an awning. Food was plentiful and delicious.

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Cat1234
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience4

They forgot about us- we sat there forever before they came to take our order. I had to get up and tell someone, otherwise I think we would have sat there for an hour or more. It wasn’t even too busy.

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vipLcham
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great burger and bratwurst sandwiches! Noisy when full

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vipDebJoe
Philadelphia
60 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We decided to go out at the last minute and I’m glad we did. Food was very good. Service was great.

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vipVincentG
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall4food1service4ambience3

Ordered my hamburger "RARE" it was was not even close, more like well done.
You need to do a correct execution of your guests orders
Vince

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KevinR
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

The overall experience was good. The food was good, quiet atmosphere on a Saturday Evening and not croweded overall.

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Kacey48
Philadelphia
28 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience3

We went to McKenzie’s for Sunday Brunch on Father’s Day, having checked out their Sunday Brunch menu on the Open Table website. That large and varied menu was NOT what we were offered when we arrived. Nor was there a Bloody Mary Bar as offered in the online menu. There were only 3 brunch/breakfast items on the regular menu we were given. We complained to the waitress who was surprised about the online menu saying only that it was an old menu and she would alert management that it needed to be updated. My husband had the Eggs Benedict which was tasty but served on a dry, hard English muffin that was very difficult to cut. I had the blueberry pancakes which were also dry and fell apart when lifted to butter each one in the stack of three. Speaking of butter, none was provided. I had to hail the waitress back to request it. Then when I started to butter my pancakes, I realized that I had been given chive butter— which I like, but not on blueberry pancakes. I used it anyway. The pancake syrup was provided in a little 2” container that was half full—not nearly enough for 3 pancakes. I would like to have asked for more, but was afraid I was already being a pest. On the bright side, my bacon was crisp and delicious and there was a very nice fruit dish of assorted fresh berries provided with each of our meals. Mine also came with a 3” ramekin of swirled whipped cream, which I thought at first was for the berries, but since my husband didn’t get any cream with his berries I had to reassess what to do with it. I suppose I could have dumped all of the fresh berries over my pancakes and topped them with the cream, but if you prefer your pancakes with butter and syrup, as I do, make sure to ask for (plain) butter and extra syrup.

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MusicFoodie
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely atmosphere - great service - delicious food - LOVED to see smiling faces :-)

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vipYvonneP
Philadelphia
39 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service

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SharleneB
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Food was delish!
Requested dining room seating when making the reservation. When we arrived hostess asked if we wanted outside dining on a cold, rainy night .
Then tried to seat us in bar area where it was super loud. It clearly states on reservation requesting if you want outside dining, bar area or dining room. What’s the point of asking?
Otherwise good was very good!

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vipalistrati1
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great staff, food was excellent. Would highly recommend

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vipliveforfood
Philadelphia
22 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The beers at always good. Food is good a their standard! It was Friday night and quite busy, our waitress tried her best.

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vipMargo
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

have been here many times always good food and service

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Sewingmom
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Service was excellent, server couldn’t have been more helpful and ckd on us frequently, but not obtrusively.
Food was very good, esp the baby back ribs.
Noise level was on the higher side, so sometimes difficult to converse, but overall an excellent time.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Mother’s Day. When I made the reservation in Open Table I was not aware that it was a buffet style. I was a little disappointed because I was excited to order my favorites. Overall it was good.

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vipYvonneP
Philadelphia
39 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful Mother's Day outing at McKenzie's. The buffet was delicious and the service was wonderful. Thank you!

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MichaelC
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Went for Mother's Day Brunch. Food was good could have used a 2nd food station. The overall service was good and attentive.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience2

We went here for Mother’s Day brunch. While I can certainly understand the challenges the restaurants are faced with right now, coking back from Covid regulations and staffing, our service was terrible. First, We made reservations here thinking it was the normal sit down brunch. When we arrived, we saw that it was a buffet. For the amount of people that were there, there should have been two lines. There was only one, which wrapped around the restaurant. Second, our waitress only had to provide drinks. We received the wrong drinks, twice. When we received our drinks, the coffee cups had some sort of residue on them. Sent them back twice and never received an actual good drinkable cup. Third, once we finally finished eating. It took forever for the waitress to come back with the check. Once we have her the credit card, it took 20 minutes and a walk to the hostess to get our credit card and receipt back. The whole experience kind of soured our morning.

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vipChristyS
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Wait for food was excruciatingly long & orders came out incorrectly (burger cooked well done instead of medium, reg fries were plated instead of sweet potato fries as ordered, dressing on salad instead of on side). Drink orders were wrong too. Inattentive waiter who didn’t seem to care either. Tried to be patient as the industry has been hit hard but this needs to be better.

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KevinC
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Excellent service, great ribs. Even put a candle on my Son's birthday cheesecake.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

A nice surprise for a random reservation made on our way to a basketball tournament. A diverse menu with something for everyone. We had nachos as an appetizer and they were delicious and plentiful. My daughter had a wood fired pizza which was very good. I ad the French dip sandwich and it was probably the best one I’ve ever had. My husband had beach tacos and devoured them. My older daughter had a noodle bowl and she loved it, as did my husband after tasting it. Our server was delightful and attentive. If in the area again, I would definitely dine at McKenzie’s. Oh, I forgot to add that their house craft beers were delicious, as well!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great for kids

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Alivein215
Philadelphia
32 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Went to McKenzie’s hoping for brunch but the brunch menu was EXTREMELY limited. I looked up the menu online prior to making the reservation and saw a huge selection, therefore I made the reservation. I was highly disappointed to see that there were only 4-5 choices once I arrived. We were seated at our table and waited nearly 20 minutes until our drink orders were taken. Once our drinks arrived we waited another 20-25 minutes to place our food order. They seemed to be understaffed because our server was extremely apologetic for our wait as she was making drinks for the entire restaurant, a baby shower and our server. She comped our first round of drinks and thanked us for our patience. We placed our food order and all of the extra items that we requested were missing once our food arrived. The pickle that was on my plate looked like it was 7 days old. I asked for a fresher looking pickle. There were huge gaps of time that we were just left sitting without anyone checking on us. I don’t want to be that person that complains and makes a scene but for my first time here I cannot say that I would be anxious to return or tell my friends to visit. The food was average in my opinion and I think that if the brunch menu is going to be limited you should note that on your website, especially if brunch is served until 4 pm.

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ScottE
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience3

The food was great, we ordered an appetizer, got delayed coming out but still ok, waited a while for food asked if salads were coming came with the main course too many plates on table, wasn't an enjoyable experience. Asked waitress why salads came same as entree and she said that's the policy.

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You can order delivery directly from McKenzie Brew House - Chadds Ford using the Order Online button. McKenzie Brew House - Chadds Ford also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (610) 361-9800.

McKenzie Brew House - Chadds Ford is rated 4.2 stars by 335 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.