Spring House Tavern

4.6
1039 Reviews
$30 and under
Seafood
The Spring House Tavern dates back to 1719 and has been owned and operated by the Burns family since 1948. We specialize in seafood and are especially well known for our crab cakes. We look forward to seeing you!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
What 1039 people are saying
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vipTraci
Philadelphia
41 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The menu is great - always something for everybody! The food is good and the staff is always friendly and remembers you- a great family restaurant or a perfect dinner for two in the bar

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My server was wonderful. I wish I could remember his name. It started with a J.

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DonH
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The crab au gratin is back on the menu and was excellent. Spring House also has the best onion soup around.

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vipBarbaraB
Philadelphia
20 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nicole and Melanie made the evening

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LouA
Philadelphia
19 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter Shawn was excellent as was the food and drinks.

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vipGreg
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall4food2service5ambience5

Our bread was stale. It was like toast. Our baked potatoes were undercookedand very hard. The rest of our meal was good. Not the wonderful dinner we usually have.

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CharlesJ
Atlantic City
2 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We never ever were disappointed with the food, beverages, and beverages. As a beer drinker they have a fine selection.

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JfoGma91
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful lunch with friends.We sat and chatted and felt very comfortable.
No rushing us to turn over the table. Full bar and varied menu.I highly recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great and the portions were large. The drinks were tiny, though. Mixed drinks were served in something the size of rocks glasses, and bottom shelf vodka /club was $6.50. I still give the place 5 stars, just a heads up on the alcohol.

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StevenM
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The dinner (crab cakes with mashed potatoes and asparagus) was delicious. We did get dessert (mint chocolate chip ice cream) and it was also also delicious.

In summary, the food was terrific and the ambiance was great.

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GeoffreyT
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very nice meal. The crab cakes are as wonderful as ever. Excellent service. A very enjoyable experience.

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KayP
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

AS always a delicious meal served in an oh so, pleasant atmosphere!

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JamesR
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Food is consistently good and service is efficient and friendly. Lunch menu is a bit limited, but overall good

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AlaneM
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We enjoyed our meal and the server was very good.

The table was cramped for 4 people and not very comfortable

Noise level was loud.

We do like the restaurant and the decor.

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vipBunnieS
Atlantic City
37 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My birthday dinner with my 95 year old mother and 2 sisters! Fabulous service, dinner and atmosphere. Couldn’t ask for more

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall3food4service5ambience3

The food was good, the value OK, and our waitress Debbie was amazing. The mixed drinks, of which I had 2 (separate and distinct), were quite honestly the worst drinks I’ve ever had in my 44 years of life.

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ChadW
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service

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AnitaG
Atlantic City
4 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great for casual dining. Strongly recommend. Wait staff very attentive.

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ChuckL
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were perfect. I haven't been here in years and I was pleasantly surprised.

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Betty
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Service was excellent and food delicious, as usual. It's a -pleasure to dine in a restaurant where you can have a conversation without having to shout.

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Fairyfluffernut
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was good, the service was polite and prompt, the place is clean and well kept.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
20 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

No we did not eat , sorry for food rating , we got seated 6:15 order drinks and wanted to oder apps . Till 6:36 no drinks and server was lost . It’s not her fault cause she had mentioned she is very new ..how about management don’t they know she is new and nobody as a restaurant has to waits more then 20 minutes just for regular drinks in a table . So we thought when will apps or entree’s come to your table next day ? That is what we thought and left the restaurant.

No matter as we being a customer and waited more then 20 minutes or more and drinks didn’t not arrived in a table yet . Come on guy …I really don’t think that’s the right management.

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vipTerriW
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful as always!

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vipPaul
Philadelphia
30 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had dinner in the bar(at a high table). Food was great, drinks very good, server very nice and on the ball.

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vipHank
Philadelphia
45 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always a great dinner with my wife. Crab Imperial is the best. The filet was cooked to perfection. We try to dine here at least twice a month.

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Jennifer
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience2

The bar is very spacious with high ceilings, tv’s and tables to eat. We had a reservation and were seated in a side room with zero ambience. It even had a wooden screen up with workers taking their break on the other side. I asked if we could sit in the bar instead and was told there were no tables. I got the filet mignon. It was cooked to my liking. All sides and veggies are the same though and you are charged $2 to get a side salad even though you don’t want the sides. The sides were baked or mashed potatoes and asparagus. The chicken parm was over cooked and the spaghetti was dried out. The crab cakes were good as was the duck. If you go, expect the usual old school food and ambience in the dining room.

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StevenM
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service is excellent. Also, the Tavern has a great atmosphere.

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StephenH
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jordan , our waiter was excellent
Food was tasty
Overall pleasant experience
Definitely would come back again

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JimS
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Wonderful relaxing meal with friendly service. We were in the dining room, but wished we could have been part of the patio scone on a beautiful evening. We'll be back again soon!

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JillM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outside area is quite nice and surprisingly quiet since it's adjacency to a busier street. Service, ambiance and menu was fantastic. Will definitely be returning soon.

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CherylAnnS
Philadelphia
27 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always!

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vipLilly
Philadelphia
64 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Food is consistently good but servers were NOT wearing masks and they should be. We sat outdoors where it is safer and were very disappointed to find every server without a mask.
Unfortunately it's the new normal and until this pandemic goes away, we should exercise caution. With servers going from one table to the next , speaking closely to each client, it's reasonable to expect them to wear a mask. The hostess outside had the good common sense to have a mask on, but only she was exercising caution.

Spring House Tavern
Responded on October 5, 2021

Hi Lilly, If you see our staff without masks, please know that we verified they ARE vaccinated. Additionally, several of our staff members have chosen to wear a mask even though they are vaccinated. Given the low positivity rate and high vaccination rate in Montgomery County, we feel it is safe and reasonable to allow our vaccinated staff to chose whether or not to wear a mask. Thank you for your continued support!

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vipBecca
Philadelphia
48 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We've eaten at Spring House Tavern a few times before COVID, but ate outside this time. It was delightful. There was plenty of room to spread out and there were heaters for when it got a little chilly. My husband and I had salads and the crab sauté (which we get every time because it's outstanding). It's nice that the meals come with two sides. Chocolate cake for dessert was yummy, too! Service was wonderful. We'll be back!

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vipBarbaraB
Philadelphia
20 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappoints. Jessica is a great server.

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Bill
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The broccoli was so undercooked, I could barely cut it with a knife, and was uneatable. I had asked our server to make sure it was well cooked, but it wasn't done as we requested. Can't you provide more than one vegetable choice with your entrees?

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vipHank
Philadelphia
45 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My wife and I have never had a bad meal at the Spring House Tavern. The candle and the birthday pie was the added special touch. Thank you to the entire staff for an enjoyable evening.

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Patty
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We ate outside. Our group of 3 likes to share appetizers, but the "starter" menu was limited and most of them could not be shared. Hot coffee should be poured into a warmed mug or cup and not a cold one, which is what happened. The hot coffee cooled down quite a bit and was not so enjoyable. They offered to get another one, but the same thing would probably have happened. I miss the smorgasbord brunch on Sundays.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I went out to eat for our 27 year anniversary. We both ordered specialty drinks which were amazing. Prime rib and filet mignon were out of this world. Ended with the peanut butter cheesecake. This is one of our favorite restaurants especially with the ambience outside on the patio. Price good as well.

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vipCurlyeats
Philadelphia
30 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful dinner and evening.

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babs
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

our service was fine. a party of 7 ..everything was finde

FAQs

Spring House Tavern offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (215) 646-1788.

Spring House Tavern is rated 4.6 stars by 1039 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.