the Great American Pub - Phoenixville

4.5
197 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 197 people are saying
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vipitaly5
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
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
10 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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vipChad
Philadelphia
4 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
4 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
12 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!

JM
vipJanetM
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were outstanding!

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CasualDiner
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We had a nice time food was good drinks for solid.

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Emily
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience2

Made reservations for a table and received a booth that wasn't sturdy, the back of the booth would more significantly and made for a very uncomfortable situation. The service was rather itself was rather slow, took more than 15 minutes to even be greeted and then another 10 or more to receive our first drinks. The food was delicious but overshadowed by the slow service and poor seating accommodations. Even asked our server/bartender about the booth and she mentioned its been like that for sometime, seems to me they are neglecting upkeep.

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Rofo
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great service, comfortable atmosphere, good food. What more could you ask for?

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JaniceA
Naples
6 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Great food and service. First time eating at the Phoenixville borough - great find, will come back

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vipPatriceL
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We enjoy dining at the Great American Pub. Food is great and people there are very nice, our server Michele was especially kind! We love going in the warmer weather to eat outside and enjoy listening to the great bands!

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JadeB
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

A little cold in the tent, but to be expected based on weather. Otherwise, nice atmosphere, beautiful restaurant, and delicious food.

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KarenRPHfoodie
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience1

Outside tent was freezing should have been closed. Rain coming in sides a d tower heaters threw no heat
My toes were numb by end of meal
Apparently we were told the owners came in and dined inside at 2 full tables in back dining room and 3 patrons at side of bar table which is why the server did not return to us. I went to get the check to get some warmth. I asked why these people were there were told oh they are the owners and then people at bar worked there. Do not belive the latter part. Poor experience.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great meal great service and great outdoor dining experience

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MaryW
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great menu variety and ale for the price. There is a large amount of outdoor seating and there are heat lamps staggered through out the area.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Pub did a great job creating a Covid safe place to dine!

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viplicia
Philadelphia
24 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Husband and I got in a final dinner for us at GAP. We went to see our favorite Bartender, Michele. We were seated at the back bar and Jenny was great as our server. We split the brisket fries and they were great, meat was tender and flavorful. Tried the new brick oven pizza. Had the garlic and spinach and it was very good. Lime refresher from the bar was tasty. We got to see Michele and wished her a wonderful and prosperous holiday! We wish the same for John and all the GAP staff. Thanks for a yummy night before more restrictions.

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felixc
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The waitress was courteous and very professional.
The food was very good and the price was reasonable. We will be back

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AimeeS
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved everything about the outdoor setup, plus all the heaters and fireplace. Service was great as well.

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 4.5 stars by 197 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.