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Permanently Closed - The Drafting Room Taproom & Grille

332 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
Top Tags:
  • Great for Brunch
  • Authentic
  • Kid-friendly

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This restaurant is permanently closed. Welcome to The Drafting Room Taproom & Grille. Located in the suburban Philadelphia area, The Drafting Room provides to its guests the finest in dining, beer, spirits and wines. Dine in style in our dining room, or catch a bite to eat in relaxed comfort of our taproom.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Contemporary American, American
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Hours of operation
Brunch: Sunday – 10:00am - 2:00pm;
Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:30am - 4:00pm;
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm;
Friday and Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm;
Sunday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm;
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Phone number
(610) 363-0521
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Cross street
Ship Road
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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4.1  based on recent ratings
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OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on November 12, 2017

Excellent food, service and drinks. Would go back for brunch again.

charles (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on November 11, 2017

Handled a large party of nine with ease. Very efficient!

Excellent (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on October 30, 2017

Bottomless mussels for $12!!! 4 delish sauces to mix & match. I had 3 bowls; my friend had 4. Yummy.

JMUJEEPGRL (Philadelphia)
3.0  Dined on October 29, 2017

Drafting Room is going down hill in my opinion. We went in on Sunday shortly after 7PM. The Drafting Room wasn't very busy. There were 2 salad orders/one cup a soup and the salmon. The food took forever, the waitress was very inattentive to clearing the table or asking for drink re-fills. The meal was overly expensive for two small salads/soup/and salmon.

OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
2.0  Dined on October 23, 2017

I have had many nice meals at the Drafting Room, this was not one of them. Service was and is usually very good, not a crowded night so a relatively quiet room. Food was very disappointing. I requested the Salmon be cooked more to the well side and it was not. The Crab Cake was loaded with chunks of green pepper and onion, would have preferred crab instead. Peanut Butter pie, the primary request of the birthday girl was deflated and unappetizing. The Manager sent us home with a piece of carrot cake instead. I'll go back based on my previous history with this establishment but maybe not on a Monday.

OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
3.0  Dined on October 22, 2017

Good food. Beer list was decent. Employees were super friendly.

OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on October 16, 2017

The Drafting Room is one of my go to restaurants in the Exton area. Superb beer selections and food is always well prepared. This was a men's Monday night out gathering and most of us took advantage of TDR's standing Monday night special which is bottomless mussels. They offer 4 different broths and i had them all. Delicious and absolutely the best meal value around.

vipVivie (Philadelphia)
3.0  Dined on October 9, 2017

This restaurants needs to be renovated. It looks old and out of date and has a strange layout. Bar could be expanded.

OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on October 1, 2017

Fabulous buffet with great ood. Can't wait to go back with different friends.

vipBSMDESQ18 (Philadelphia)
2.0  Dined on September 14, 2017

The food was ok, nothing to write home about. The place is in dire need of a facelift.

vipMystere (Indiana)
3.0  Dined on September 9, 2017

Ordered pretzels which came with a very good and abundant dip. Sister ordered the brisket. I had a burger. Burger was pretty good. Brisket was mostly inedible - tough and dry and next to impossible to slice. Server Will was prompt with his visit and offered to take it away and get something else. Sister asked for pierogies. Meantime the manager came over and apologized. She was proactive and said the kitchen had a rush order on the pierogies. Big mistake. They were charred, dry and lacking any significant sauce. Will came promptly again and was informed of the problem. Took meal away and the manager came over again apologizing and comping our entire dinner. Nice touch to salvage a not so nice experience. Since I do not live here, I won't be back, but my sister said she might give it a try at some distant-future date. Thank yous go to both the server and the manager. Negative stars for the kitchen.

vipGerrie (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on September 8, 2017

Frequently visit The Drafting Room, our server Michael is the best.

OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on August 21, 2017

Their mussels
are awesome and you can't beat the Monday night all-you-can-eat mussels for $12 it's a steal !

Leah (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on August 11, 2017

Our food was great and our server was excellent, since we had some gluten free and vegetarians in our group!!

Heather (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on August 6, 2017

The Drafting Room is a great place for brunch. My parents came into town for the weekend and since we love the food and ambiance, we decided to return. The food was delicious and the host was very accommodating to our needs. My husband had surgery on his ankle and needed to be close to the food and not on a 2nd level. We were seated right up close to the buffet. I also want to shout out to the omelet guy. He and my dad had a connection with their previous jobs and he was very personable.