the Great American Pub - Phoenixville

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213 Reviews
$30 and under
American
We are a Pennsylvania Co-vid certified restaurant following all CDC guidelines.
The Great American Pub is an American-style bar and grill. This family-owned and operated establishment is a friendly neighborhood hot spot, located in the historic Columbia Hotel. Chef John and his staff have a versatile menu with a little bit of everything as you would expect from a Great American Restaurant. Brisket, wings, brick oven pizza, calamari, even a Vegan and Gluten-Free menu. Community focused and we look forward to seeing you in the heart of Phoenixville very soon. Check out our website for Menus or order curbside pickup and take out through TOAST (online or through the app on your phone, tablet, or computer.)

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
What 213 people are saying
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MichaelC
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good value and service. Outside seating is plentiful and well organized.

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GNOorganizer
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

There were three of us for dinner, only one dinner was not as described. . My husband is a butcher and he was very disappointed in the brisket tacos as they were chuck meat not a brisket.

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LorraineS
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food5service3ambience5

We were early at 5 pm and no one came to seat us for about 5 minutes even though I called out. Perhaps you need some sort of signal when the door is opened or a motion sensor at the Maître D station. Other than that I have been to this location before and Like it very much. Our wait person was very pleasant but was clearly new and has a few things to learn but she'll figure it out. We all had to start somewhere.

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BenjaminC
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Overall, a very good experience. They had our reserved table ready and on time for us. The server was very nice. She was busy so things went a little slower than had hoped for (it was a Saturday evening at 6:30pm so that's to be somewhat expected). The beer was all brought in plastic disposable cups, which seemed odd since we were in the inside dining area and other tables had glass pints for their beers. Overall, good service and good food. Would definitely go back (and ask for glass pints).

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JillB
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great American Pub in Phoenixville is awesome. The food is fantastic and the atmosphere is fun and lively. It has quickly become my favorite hot spot!

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vipMicheleE
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience3

We were seated outside by the host a gentleman and it took over 25 mins to get a waitress. We finally got a waitress ordered drinks and they took another 20 mins to arrive. We got appetizers and they were brought to the table without plates, napkins or silverware. We ordered another round of drinks to which this took another 30 minutes. We asked the waitress several times about where are drinks were to wish she replied "its not my fault, the bar is backed up". We ordered dinner and still not have our second round of drinks which were ordered before dinner. I understand that it has been extremely difficult to find staff however, this was not a pleasant experience for us. Needless to say, we will not be back in the future.

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GinaZ
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for Brunch and the food, service and outdoor seating were all great. And you can’t beat $5 mimosas!

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Enjoy1t
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good time good food, wonderful service

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shellyg
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience2

Server lacked experience and enthusiam. Very inexperienced

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Pgra
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience4

Good burger, pretzels and drinks. Horrible pizzas. Good service.

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JudithS
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Very cool old building. Waitress was very nice. Food was delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So much fun - great outdoor seating, quick service, delicious food.

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vipDanielleM
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall4food4service1ambience4

Food and ambience we’re great as usual, service was horrible.

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Kass
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Food was just okay, lacking flavor. Waited almost 15 minutes for service.

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vipitaly5
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Very surprised they didn’t have any Mother’s Day specials. Food was overall okay as was the service.

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MABM
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Brisket Tacos are delicious and the blueberry lemonade drink is awesome!

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HenryFam
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Had reservation for inside but sat outside since it was nice evening and they had a singer on the patio. There was about a 15 minute wait for a table for 4 - not bad at 7:30 on the weekend. Took a while for the waiter to get our order but she took our food order immediately. The food was better than expected. I had brisket tacos and the meat was tender and full of flavor - and the tortillas were double layered so not soggy, the avocado was also a great addition. We also had brisket fries as an app. The fries were thick and cooked perfectly and held up under the toppings - I had to hold back so I didn't fill up on those. Will definitely be back.

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ChrisJ
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We had a great evening for cocktails and appetizers. It was nice to sit outside on the patio.

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JillianN
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great ambiance. Love the dog friendly outdoor seating and the many vegan options!

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JimE
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Fun! Trivia night was good too. Beers are always cold.

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kimb
Pittsburgh
8 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Their spinich crab dip was out of this world! We both devoured our meals as they were delicious!

Service was great and the antique decor was beautiful. We actually looked up the history of the old hotel which was pretty neat.

Definitely will be returning.

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BryanS
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall2food4service3ambience3

Food was good. We sat in the bar area. The seating in the booths was cramped for average size adults

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

It was a big disappointment. Dirty glasses, got the order wrong, waiter never checked on us to see if we needed anything and when asked to speak to manager, she didn’t offer to do anything and acknowledged that there were previous issues with our waiter

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Delicious food, always grateful for the vegan options! The impossible quesadilla with cashew crema was outstanding. Service was pretty slow but there was only one server outside and she had a lot of tables. Totally understandable and we were in no rush.

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JimE
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Fun trivia night. But, wish the specials were better.

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Chad
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Nice atmosphere. Safe. Clean environment. Stick with the pub food. The salmon was overcooked and dry. My wife lived the reuben.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience3

We love coming here! We always have good food and have a good time. The spinach artichoke and crab dip is usually my favorite but this time it tasted different and was very very full of artichokes. And the outside was still a bit cold in the tent, as they don’t have the propane for the heaters anymore. But everything else was great!

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vipGMass
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was amazing! Food was so delicious and we had a great time celebrating our anniversary!

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TCol
Philadelphia
19 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Good place for basic bar food, burgers and wings etc. big selection of drafts. Not 4-star dining and doesn’t pretend to be. Great spot for a casual meal and a beer or cocktail

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Cool spot but food was very boring - not much flavor to speak of. Service was pretty bad as well, didn’t get plates for appetizers or utensils for the the entree. Also had to ask for napkins because those are apparently an afterthought. Waitress did give us a free beer and apologized for the terrible service, for what it’s worth. Phoenixville has like 25 better options.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Food was great, the restaurant was really busy so service was a little slow. I’ve been here many times before and this is normally not the case. Still had a great time.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food was great but it was very pricey. $14 for a burger which didn’t include fries is too expensive for my taste.

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JamesG
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

More food options and specials would be nice. The only burger option was build your own burger.

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JerseyDan
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience2

I like to refer to this as our Valentines disaster. We had a reservation. The hostess was no where to be found and when she showed up she was somewhat unfriendly and didn’t know what she was doing. When she sat us our table was disgusting. It took 20 minutes to get a server to our table. The “busboy” bringing out food was clueless and rude to people. Everyone in our side of the building were complaining about horrible or non existent service. Our appetizer was served on a wooden cutting board and the dipping sauces were missing and we didn’t get small plates to use. The entrees were pretty tasty but way overpriced as were the drinks. This place has been having the same complaints for over a year now... THATS A MANAGEMENT FAIL NOT THE STAFF. You had almost no staff on during a busy holiday and the ones that were there were untrained or inexperienced.

We will not be returning and we will make sure none of our friends do either. Great American Grill?? Great American Fail

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RabekahC
Poconos
2 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Although my boyfriend and I were there 15 minutes early for our 11am reservation (right when they begin serving lunch) we were seated and offered drinks right away! Our waitress was not bothered AT ALL by our early arrival. Our plates arrived in a timely fashion, and I was BLOWN away at the deliciousness of the Impossible Quesadilla- I thought to myself “this is WAY too good to be vegan!” And my picky boyfriend was satisfied with Mac and cheese and fries. I also enjoyed the truffle Asiago tater tots and red beer ketchup from the Valentine’s menu. Will DEFINITELY be back.

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JackM
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food beer and entertainment

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Went for Happy Hour. Brielle was our server and remembered us. We got drinks and each had food and spent just under $35. You CANNOT beat that price especially in Phoenixville.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was pleasantly surprised that there was entertainment! Very nice experience!

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vipPatriceL
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoy going to The Great American Pub, esp. in the warmer weather where we can eat and listen to the great bands! Hopefully the bands will all be able to play again.
Our server Danny was so nice and accommodating, ty Danny! Food was delicious as always!

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carlyb
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat in the tent, on a Friday night and there were only two other tables there that were spread out. The host was the sweetest on the phone and in person. The server was great and the food was better. We had the fajitas and the gnocchi, lobster and it was so good!

FAQs

the Great American Pub - Phoenixville offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (610) 917-3333.

the Great American Pub - Phoenixville is rated 4 stars by 213 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.