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Permanently Closed - The Drafting Room Taproom & Grille

4.2
332 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
Perfect For:
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for Groups
  • Great for Brunch

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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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Cuisines
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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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Ship Road
Additional
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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4.2based on all time ratings
4.1
food
4.3
service
3.8
ambience
4.1
value
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined on November 12, 2017

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

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5.0Dined on November 11, 2017

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

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5.0Dined on October 30, 2017

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

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3.0Dined 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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2.0Dined 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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3.0Dined on October 22, 2017

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

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5.0Dined 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.

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3.0Dined 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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5.0Dined on October 1, 2017

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

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2.0Dined 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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3.0Dined 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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5.0Dined on September 8, 2017

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

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5.0Dined 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 !

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5.0Dined on August 11, 2017

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

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5.0Dined 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.

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4.0Dined on July 22, 2017

Normally excellent specials and beer list

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5.0Dined on July 8, 2017

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

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4.0Dined on June 24, 2017

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

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5.0Dined 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!

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4.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined 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!

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5.0Dined on June 3, 2017

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

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4.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined on May 27, 2017

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

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1.0Dined 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.

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4.0Dined 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

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5.0Dined on May 14, 2017

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

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2.0Dined 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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4.0Dined on May 14, 2017

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

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5.0Dined 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 !

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4.0Dined 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.

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4.0Dined 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!

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4.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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!

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5.0Dined 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!!

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4.0Dined 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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2.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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!

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4.0Dined on April 3, 2017

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

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