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About Permanently Closed - The Drafting Room Taproom & Grille

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.

635 N Pottstown Pike
Exton, PA 19341
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, American

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;

Cross Street:
Ship Road

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options

Phone Number:
(610) 363-0521

Website:
http://www.draftingroom.com/

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

The Drafting Room Taproom & Grille - Permanently Closed Ratings and Reviews

5
4
3
2
1

4.2

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.1

service

4.4

ambience

3.9

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

86% would recommend it to a friend

Great for Brunch (9)
Neighborhood Gem (8)
Good for Groups (8)
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Casual (7)
Great Beer (7)
Bar Seating (6)
Happy Hour (6)
Sunday Lunch (6)
Business Meals (4)
Kid-friendly (4)
Comfort Food (3)
Cozy (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Special Occasion (3)
Authentic (2)
Good for a Date (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Fun (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
Creative Cuisine (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Good for Birthdays (1)
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 5 days ago

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

Tags: Great for Brunch, Quiet Conversation
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food5
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service5
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 6 days ago

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

Tags: Fun, Authentic
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food4
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service5
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 30, 2017

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

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Philadelphia)·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.

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·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.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 22, 2017

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

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 (Philadelphia)·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.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Great Beer, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·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.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 1, 2017

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

Tags: Great for Brunch, Vibrant Bar Scene
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food5
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 14, 2017

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

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vip
 (Indiana)·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.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 8, 2017

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

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for Groups
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 (Philadelphia)·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 !

Tags: Bar Seating, Great Beer, Happy Hour, Sunday Lunch, Gluten Free Options, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Afternoon Coffee, Pre/post Theatre, Late-night Find
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 (New York Area)·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!!

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch, Good for Groups
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food5
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 (Philadelphia)·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.

Tags: Great for Brunch
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food5
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 22, 2017

Normally excellent specials and beer list

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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food4
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service4
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 8, 2017

We've been there many times. Food is good, menu items creative, and staff strives to be friendly and efficient.

Tags: Casual, Quiet Conversation, Vibrant Bar Scene, Creative Cuisine, Great Beer, Bar Seating
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 24, 2017

The staff were hospitable and gracious. The food was very good and the mixed drink I ordered was excellent

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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food4
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 18, 2017

Came for Father's Day brunch and loved it! We were a large group with several kids and the service was excellent! Great brunch options and an excellent price!

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Fun, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Kid-friendly, Great for Brunch
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 18, 2017

A little busier than usual and the price was up.....Father's Day. Not surprised. Regardless, the omelets were wonderful, the bourbon glazed sticky buns are to die for and everything's else yummy as always.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Great for Brunch
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 4, 2017

We went to the Sunday Brunch and it was based on a Philadelphia theme and it was excellent! The service was top notch (even for a brunch) and the drinks were superb!

Tags: Fun, Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Handcrafted Cocktails, Business Meals
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 3, 2017

Highly recommend this restaurant! Good food extensive beer and wine lists, and staff is very friendly!

Tags: Kid-friendly
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on May 28, 2017

Drafting Room is one of our go to restaurants. Staff is great and food is always good at a fair price.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Great Beer, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on May 27, 2017

Have been here many times, always delicious food, great service, and huge beer selection!

Tags: Quick Bite, Vibrant Bar Scene, Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Spicy, Worth the Drive, Handcrafted Cocktails, Casual, Cozy, Comfort Food, Good Vegetarian Options, Business Meals, Fun, Local Ingredients, Great for Outdoor Dining, Happy Hour, Disabled Access, Great for Brunch, Great Beer, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Organic, Bar Seating, Late-night Find, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Seasonal, Good for a Date, Tasting Menu
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food5
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on May 27, 2017

There was an obnoxiously loud teen soccer team with negligent parents. Absolutely ruined the evening. Staff had no idea how to control the private party. Unacceptable.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on May 20, 2017

We had booked the table on line a few days before which was easy. Due to delays on our.. part we were running late. I called to change the times and there absolutely no problem . When we arrived I was greeted by name which was a nice touch,
Service was friendly and efficient with plenty of interaction between us and staff who were genuinely looking to make our dinner event happy.
We all ordered something different and al l the meals arrived together no mean fete when there are 8 different meals with attendant side dishes and preferences My Rib eye was big and nice I didn't hear any complaints from the rest of the group. We all left full up and happy.
This is a lively eatery, so if your going for a romantic dinner you need to pick your seat wisely.
Would we go again? yes every day of the week. Sadly ,living in WV its a bit far t drop in for lunch

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Casual
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Greta food and beer, which is why we went. Friendly attentive service.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Kid-friendly, Great Beer, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Mother's Day brunch was not good this year. Food not replaced quickly, fruit being handled by hand filling plate and omelets small. Guy making them used the towel he used for handle of pan to wipe off sweat off face.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Mother's Day Brunch party of 6. Annual tradition & the DR never disappoints. Great food & well organized.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Quick Bite, Neighborhood Gem, Great Beer, Great for Brunch, Bar Seating, Comfort Food
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on May 7, 2017

Friendly and comfortable- good choice of menu items-service was good- We were happy with our choice. The hostess was very cheerful and gave us some good chuckles- much appreciated !

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on May 7, 2017

We went for an early mother's day celebration. Had the brunch buffet. Overall there was a good selection, but I wish there would have been some pancakes for the kids. They did have French toast sticks and chicken fingers. It is also a little on the pricy side, especially for kids who don't eat that much, but probably a better price compared to other places.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on April 22, 2017

Have not been here in a while. Was happy to find that the food was still very good and the atmosphere was very comfortable. We got great service as well!

Tags: Casual, Authentic
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on April 22, 2017

Dinner was very good. the portion size for the meals is fairly large. Everyone at the table enjoyed both the appetizer and the entrée. The server was new, but was very pleasant and did a good job. Overall, very nice dinner.

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vip
 (Peru)·Dined on April 16, 2017

Outstanding Easter Buffet with warm attentive staff! What an unexpected and exceptional atmosphere and buffet. Carving stations with beef and ham were generous and delicious. Entrees were varied and salmon, chicken, jambalaya, shrimp, and even chicken fingers to delight the children. Wonderful salads, deviled eggs, cheese board and crackers. I know I missed something, oh the sweets table. The selections were plentiful, varied and exquisitely presented all for just $25.
Thank you for a wonderful family time.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on April 16, 2017

Went to the Drafting Room with a date. Great buffet and drinks. Staff was very friendly and helpful. Will definitely go there again. Highly recommended!

Tags: Happy Hour, Good for Anniversaries, Great Beer, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Quick Bite, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Fun, Good for a Date, Disabled Access, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Late-night Find, Kid-friendly, Cozy, Comfort Food, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Tapas
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on April 15, 2017

We have been here many times and each time have enjoyed our meal. This time our server, Linda, was outstanding! If you are going - ask for a table in her section - she is very personable and attentive. Made our visit this time the best one yet!!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Casual, Great Beer
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vip
 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on April 8, 2017

I have to say, I was a bit disappointed in this visit to the Drafting Room. Usually they are so on point, but it felt as if they are slipping there - which is a shame. We ate in the dining room and had to ask twice for a server. When we finally got one and ordered our drinks, it felt as if it went downhill from there. The bread that was brought to our table was as hard as a rock, but we were starving so we just ate it. Usually it is very fresh and delicious. Our meals were just okay - my chicken was definitely way over-cooked or it had be sitting under a heating lap too long. It wasn't a pleasant experience at all. Probably won't be back for a while - if at all.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on April 8, 2017

We always have a good experience at the drafting room. The food is always good, whether you have sandwiches, snacks or full entrees. They also have really nice beer and wine selections.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on April 8, 2017

Always wonderful mussels, great soft shell crab special with fiddlehead ferns and tender ramps (very seasonal), several vegetarian options for the veg in the family, Dad loves the beers, welcoming front of the house. Thank you!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great Beer, Great for Brunch, Seasonal, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Kid-friendly
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on April 3, 2017

Excellent bottomless mussels! Four varieties and each one was delicious. This Monday night special is truly special.

Tags: Great Beer, Neighborhood Gem
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