Spring House Tavern

4.6
1018 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!

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  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
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  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
What 1018 people are saying
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vipPaul
Philadelphia
29 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
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
39 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
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 5 days ago
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
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
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
62 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
46 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
14 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
39 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
1 review
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
28 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

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JGirl
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Our server, Karen, did a great job. A consistent location for a good meal.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was another amazing dining experience. I don’t know why it took us so long to find this gem. Now that we have we will be coming back with friends and family.

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DonnaL
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous experience. Good food. Very attentive host and server, Annie. It was a perfect day for an outdoor lunch and birthday celebration. The patio is lovely. We can’t wait to go back.

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vipDonnaD
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite place.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience2

There is no host upon arrival. I went inside and found someone and told her I have an appointment and the lady told me I can go around to seat?? We seated 10 min and the server showed up. We didn’t get utensils until the food came. The rib eye was sooooo dry and overcooked. I can’t even chew it. I will not go back anymore.

The server was nice. But

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome experience. From our server to the food everything was amazing. Our newest favorite place to eat. We will be coming back with friends and family soon.

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beachgirl39
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Patio seating is just perfect.. my favorite .. Both of us had the special, which was swordfish, and it was just excellent. It came with mashed potatoes and asparagus and everything was done perfectly. Drinks are always top notch! Manager that always seems to be walking around and taking an interest. Can’t beat it ! This is why it’s become our new go to place!

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vipHolly
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Met up with some gals from work for dinner. Looking at reviews prior to making the reservation, I was hesitant because many people mentioned going there after funerals so I was thinking it would have been a more funereal experience and that is not what we were looking for in a fun girls’ evening! One of my work colleagues said she had been there and the patio was okay so we went for it. I was pleasantly surprised by the lovely patio atmosphere… lots of plants and good spacing between tables. I did not really look inside other than a quick trip to the ladies room. It looked recently renovated with pretty tiles and new fixtures.
The service was great and our server was very attentive. The girls seemed to enjoy their dinners. Two had crab cakes and one had the seafood platter and they all seemed to enjoy. I had a burger which was cooked to my liking. The bun seemed a bit stale and the fries were batter-dipped style which I don’t really care for. They could really kick it up a notch by using a nice soft brioche bun and fresh cut fries. Overall, we had a nice experience.

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Guest
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was excellent thank you

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RecentRelotoPhilly
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Consistently good food. Service very attentive. Great patio seating. Great bar. Good drink and wine menu. Good value.

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vipDirkDiggler
Philadelphia
25 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We had dinner outside, weather was great. Service was excellent and food came out really fast and they had a full house. Well done Spring house Tavern.

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MichaelP
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent can’t wait to go back

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outoftowner
Key West
6 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and the service was excellent. We loved sitting outside and we enjoy coming here often.

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vipRoubaix3325
Philadelphia
48 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience2

Went house hunting and desperately needed to stop to get some food. This place has been here forever so we thought we would give it a shot. The front of house manager told us that they were short staff but he would try to get us seated ASAP. He was able to within a few minutes and eventually waited on us throughout our stay. He was kind and pleasant and did everything with poise and calm. I had the short rib grilled cheese and my husband had the smoked house burger. We also got the honey wings and the chocolate spoon cake. Everything was excellent…. Except for the fries. They were subpar but seriously not a big deal with how good everything else was! Especially James. We would go back just to see him.

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Mark
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience2

To little staff. Food was cold. Server stretched to thin. One meal was burnt. $260 for four people.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent ambiance with great food

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vipDotpenny
Philadelphia
20 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Just what we needed that night and Kate was a terrific waitress!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great first time experience! Food was cooked perfectly and served in a timely manner. We're already looking forward to our next visit!

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vipGary
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great deck area for a relaxing evening

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vipskylandergiant
Philadelphia
82 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We both had crab it was excellent good drinks and great service as always

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

They were very busy, but the server was pleasant and accommodating. The food was delicious, as always.

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KathleenG
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All three of us enjoyed our meals, one was a vegan, one a vegetarian and I enjoyed the prime rib.

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vipBunnieS
Atlantic City
34 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good time, good food And good friends

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 1018 OpenTable diners.

Spring House Tavern does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://swipeit.com/product/1950/spring-house-tavern.

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.