Split Rail Tavern

4.5
291 reviews
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$30 and under
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Comfort Food
Craft beer and cocktail enthusiasts. Serving locally sourced food to locally expanding minds. Scratch kitchen. Craft. Handmade. Local.

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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love this restaurant!! I had my first date here with my boyfriend of 3 years. This is our go to spot for dates. The food is outstanding and they try to keep it seasonal. I NEVER was disappointed with the food, service, nor the atmosphere. The drink selection is very nice as well. I could go on and on about this place. But ima just leave this here. EAT HERE!

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AD
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Food did take a little while and the extremely pregnant one at our tables food came out a bit later than everyone elses...but it was brunch time and pretty busy. I would definitely go back.

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

Amazing food and people!

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AT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful dinner, excellent grass fed, organic burger and salad. Noise level, quite high but it was Saturday night. Wonderful place, though.

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WC
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Had never been to split rail but had heard different reviews from friends so we thought we'd try it...The place was vibrant and crowded and the wait staff was enthusiastic and fairly attentive. I do have to say that I love to cook so when we go out I like to be wowed. I wasn't. The food was mediocre at best. The pics on the website look wonderful so we were anxious to try it... I will go back to give it a second chance, I think it may be better lunch or brunch.....

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We eat at the split rail frequently and enjoy ever time.

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MM
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Excellent lunch and service from Natalie.

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s
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great food and service! Good music variety and not too loud. GREAT beer list. Steve is a great server.

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Miami
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

Food was greasy!

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RM
Philadelphia
38 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really excellent lunch, burger and beer, hummus platter, and a tasty salad. Love being able to try so many different beers!

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PM
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Most enjoyable. Especially like the fact that you offer grass-fed beef for your burgers! And you take reservations. Thank you, we'll be back.

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

This place was packed and service took a long time. The menu is very limited and the salmon was small as anything, and tasted bad. My son's grilled cheese came out 10 minutes AFTER our meal!

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AR
Atlantic City
6 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Favorite place for a solid meal and some amazing craft beers on tap. Never disappoints. Also try the Rye Rye Birdie. Awesome cocktail.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The only downside to sitting downstairs is that in the winter, you feel the cold air rush in every time the door opens.

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E
Philadelphia
27 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Food was delicious and service was great. It was a little loud upstairs and my seat was VERY close to the table behind us

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AR
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Overall, we had a good experience at Split Rail - seated timely, responsive service, good food. But there are a few words of advice I would offer - (1) if you have young children, be sure to go to the early dinner because it turns into more of a bar scene later in the evening. (2) If you are interested in the specials, be sure to ask the price. We were shocked when we got our bill to find out that the special steak was $48! Nothing on the menu was close to that price, so we were not expecting it. It is our fault for not asking, but it would have been nice if the waiter said something when we ordered.

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MB
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Very good food! My friends and I are 24.... I don’t write reviews and I am for this place because it was that good. Great vibes, great music with a DJ in the back playing good music, any winehouse remix instead of Bruno Mars like everywhere else. Everyone in a great mood, dim lighting, barn feel, authentic and healthy meal options. Great pricing for great farm to table food that’s seasonal. AND fun great drinking late night menu... lol every bar needs that. Perfect for groups, and big variety of people which made it fun. Classier and not sloppy place. Loved it we are going back!

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LM
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really amazing place to eat and have a cocktail or two.

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OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Food is very good. I recommend them serving French onion soup throughout the year since it is so outstanding.

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BB
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great selection of craft brews. Very solid kitchen preparing local comfort food in an innovative and fun way. Service was very good. Overall a great experience!

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PT
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

Disappointing. Guess it was recovery day after New Years. Chose it because of dietary - their signature item is a burger from grass fed beef that agrees with a friend who can’t eat a lot of things. But that was unavailable.

Soup was okay, but had something on top “Pumpkin oil, I think”. Would have been better if it had been hot and maybe had a cracker or bread roll.

Then saw movement and some “little livestock “ scurried by on the bench.

Not the best experience. Probably better at night.

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P
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

Very noisy and had to yell to hear each other. Food mediocre. Had salad with Tuna. Very small thin piece of tuna. I would not recommend for dinning only for drinking.

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H
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

We really enjoyed the food & the service was great. Our waitress was very friendly & helpful. A little loud for people our age, since this was a trip for us down memory lane. ( Excellent French onion soup) Coming back with friends!

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere and food

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AT
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I continue to love the Split Rail. I greatly appreciate the grass fed organic burger! The attention to high quality healthy ingredients and artful presentation continues to be superb. The friendly, patient and helpful staff is truly welcoming and does a great job. Thank you Natalie and Julie and to all the fine staff.

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Philadelphia
43 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Really enjoyed the cheese basket appetizer recommended by our server. It had an excellent combination of flavors and was not too heavy. Our table had the Falafel pita, roasted pork sandwich, Cubano sandwich, and the arugula salad. Everyone enjoyed their choices. There were lots of large chunks of smoked Gouda cheese on the salad. Portions were substantial. We were seated upstairs and the large room open to the upstairs bar was a bit noisy. It was also a bit cool both upstairs and downstairs.

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A
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The food and service were very good. A nice surprise that they had Coquito to make the lunch festive!

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L
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 4

Lots of energy. Noisy. Good service. Very good Autumn Salad. Disappointing entrees.

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FC
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Had a business meeting there.

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PR
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

It was pleasant. The kitchen got slammed so a little slow. That was difficult with two hungry children and trying to make a holiday show.

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

Pre-Christmas Parade dinner with family

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TS
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

1st time there. We selected this since they had KBS on draft. The food was very good. The overall experience was fantastic

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l
Philadelphia
19 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The food at split rail is always delicious. It is made fresh so there’s slight variation from previous visits but that’s understandable. It’s more energetic so expect that for noise level. Only bummer is how close you sit next to other diners.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

So good!! Order the French onion soup

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TE
Philadelphia
19 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

My favorite bar in West Chester. Fried Chicken sandwich is da bomb. Burger was ok. Drinks excellent. Service good. Go.

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

They have a great brunch

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M
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 2

For being so busy, service was good. It was very loud and fairly pricy.

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OT
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Awesome service and outstanding food. A bit loud and tight seating but overall great experience. Will definitely be back! Great craft beer list too!

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JR
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

THE FOOD IS ABSOLUTELY AMAZING HERE. The drink menu/beer menu is one of the best in town. I really recommend brunch especially to anyone.

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DB
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

I've been to Split Rail Tavern several times and have never been disappointed in the food or the service. Both are excellent. There were a couple of times when it was quite noisy, but there were lots of customers so I guess that's to be expected these days.

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