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Spring House Tavern

4.4
506 reviews
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$30 and under
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Seafood
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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. Come enjoy one of our 16 beers on tap in our cozy bar or sit in our dining rooms with family and friends. We look forward to seeing you!
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Seafood, American, Steak
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Hours of operation

Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 10:00am - 2:00pm;

Lunch: Monday - Sunday: 11:30am - 3:30pm;

Dinner: Sunday: 4:00pm - 8:00pm,

Monday - Thursday: 4:30pm - 9:00pm,

Friday - Saturday: 4:30pm - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(215) 646-1788
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Payment options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Norristown Rd
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Parking details
Plenty of free parking in our lot!
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Entertainment
All summer long we feature entertainment on our outdoor terrace from 7:00-9:00.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 506 People Are Saying
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4.3
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4.5
service
4.1
ambience
4.2
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0Dined 2 days ago

Great brunch and attentive but unobtrusive service. Definitely will go again.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

We now go approximately twice a month. Everything is always excellent! Certainly worth a try to those who have not been to The Tavern yet.

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

We have had large party of 60 for brunch excellent food and service only complaint is there was a service charge that I was not told about, there for it was not included in the price each person paid i was stuck paying the excess.

The recent visit was brunch to celebrate friends bdays they loved and said they will travel the hour to come back.

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4.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Very good meal! Waitress was great, she tolerated or

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Best crab cakes in the region. Ask for oyster crackers and horseradish if you like really pungent horseradish.

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5.0Dined on April 4, 2018

Excellent meal and service!

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Easter brunch was wonderful. The service was great. Foods for kids too. This was our second year coming and we will be back.

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4.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Took my wife for here birthday dinner. Very enjoyable. Food was excellent and timed very well. Jimmy our waiter and Michelle (in training) took very good care of us and provided very good service.

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Great crab cakes!

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5.0Dined on March 27, 2018

Best crab dishes around. Try broiled instead of fried.

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Accommodating staff, good service. We had a birthday and the staff cut the cake and took pictures.

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4.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Delicious and well-prepared seafood, for a good value.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Nice waitress , good value! Great cappucino

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Four Aces! We had a great time and everything was top shelf. We shall be back soon!!

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3.0Dined on March 18, 2018

This was my first time at the Spring House Tavern and I wish I had gone with the regular menu and not the brunch buffet. The buffet was average. All that is listed in the website is really what you get. There was an omelet station, prime rib station and a limited hot food selection. The hot food selection included a few breakfast items like standard meats and potatoes and about 4 -5 lunch items. The dessert table was a little pitiful. All of the items were not fresh made but rather items that were purchased at Sams or Costco.
On the other hand there were many people who sat around us who ordered from the regular menu and their food looked great. I am planning to go back as I want to try the crab cakes but I won’t be back for brunch.

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Great food

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Great food and service. Enjoyed a specialty fish I hadn’t eaten before and it was very good. Dessert was also top notch. Will eat here again.

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4.0Dined on February 25, 2018

We went there for Sunday brunch. First time we ever tried Spring House. We were pleasantly surprised. Food was great and service was exceptional. Will definitely be back and highly recommend to our friends and family.

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2.0Dined on February 25, 2018

We were going out with friends and they wanted prime rib. After our order was in the waiter came back and told us. It took another 20 minutes to get our order in. My friend chose the chicken parm which was okay. I had a crab cake which was not lump crab but a lot of filler and deep fried. It was disappointing. I had not been there in many years and thought to give it a try again. My husband had the crab au gratin which was very good. Our waiter did not even come back to see if we needed anything or to see how the food was. Maybe it was just a bad night, but I doubt that I would go back.

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

We have had Jimmy as our server every time we visit. He is amazing. I'm sure the other staff is just as friendly and polite.

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

My husband and I were celebrating our anniversary. Jim, our server, was one of the best we’ve ever had. He was knowledgeable about the menu, attentive and friendly. The food was outstanding and the variety makes us want to return to try other selections. We loved the history behind the place and the cozy ambience. It is now our “go to” restaurant.

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Great restaurant, just wish there was more room for my party. Up against another party - seats tight and they kept bumping into us and could hear their conversation more than our own.

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5.0Dined on February 21, 2018

our meal and service was excellent. our table was ready as per reservation.

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

Our waitress was warm and friendly and set the tone for a wonderful evening. We were celebrating my husband's birthday, and the restaurant provided a complimentary ice cream dessert in honor of his birthday. Drinks were generous and the food was exceptional.

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4.0Dined on February 16, 2018

Spring house is becoming our Friday night go-to. Food is always good. Service is pleasant but drinks seem to take a long time to arrive .

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

As usual the food was excellent. Prime rib was done exactly as ordered and crab Imperial was it’s always excellent Shaap. Very pleasant waitress excellent service. Took reservation right on time and special menu for Valentine’s Day was complete and had all of our favorites on there

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4.0Dined on February 10, 2018

Very nice weekend lunch. The food was very good and the service was equally as good. We dined with 2 kids and felt very comfortable in the restaurant.

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5.0Dined on February 2, 2018

We took some elderly neighbors out for lunch. We had a very nice meal. My only complaint was that the dining room was quite cold. Our elderly friends were freezing. But the food was fantastic as always. My friend and I had a ham and cheese omelettes with mushrooms and the men had the grown-up grilled cheese which was excellent. We all enjoyed our meal immensely.

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4.0Dined on January 28, 2018

All three of us really enjoyed our dinners and I really liked my lemony
chicken francaise. Delicious! Relaxed and pleasant atmosphere. Great service.

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4.0Dined on January 28, 2018

Everything was basically okay. So, overall positive. But, we were seated next to a large, noisy, distracting group. We had a hard time holding a conversation until that group left.

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4.0Dined on January 28, 2018

Family gathering for 7 for brunch. Everyone ordered the buffet which had varied choices and conatined items from appetizers to desserts. Food was very well prepared (prime rib was a bit fatty) and included the traditional breakfast fare as well as other entrees which include baked salmon, chicken piccata and chicken fingers and mac for the kids. The price is very reasonable. This is not our first time for brunch and we will be returning very soon.

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5.0Dined on January 27, 2018

Excellent meal . Karen our waitress was very attentive , accommodating, and wonderful .

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4.0Dined on January 27, 2018

Very nice local favorite. Great food, service and atmosphere.
Cant go wrong here

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5.0Dined on January 27, 2018

Everything was great here, including the service and food. And don't forget to try the coconut cream pie dessert - yum!

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4.0Dined on January 20, 2018

Had not been to the restaurant in some time.Return visit was with wife and 2 other couples.Had a reservation and were seated immediately.Very busy but service was friendly and attentive.Food was very good and portions generous.Prices were reasonable for quality received.Would definitely return.

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5.0Dined on January 20, 2018

Excellent food and a great value! Service is also very good. Outstanding crabcakes, crab saute and prime rib!! Look on there website for their daily specials, one is wine is half price by the bottle!!

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2.0Dined on January 20, 2018

After being seated it took over 10 minutes for us to be acknowledged by our waitress (and that was after she acknowledged those across from us who arrived after we did). She was confused about us both wanting soup and salad. My wife got hers both at the same while I only received soup. I had to ask for my salad. They should have been served sequentially. The Snapper Soup was thick and meaty. The salad was crisp and fresh. We were given some warm multi-grain bread “to munch on.” The soup, salad, and bread were the highlights of our meal.

My wife’s Crab au Gratin was a generous portion. My Local Jersey Scallops were sandy (nice and crunchy!) and only seared on one side. We both had the mashed potatoes and the “carrot mush” (they were so over-cooked they barely held their shape; they must have been sitting in the pot all day).

Plating was a mess. Soup was dribbled all over the saucer. Our entrees were thrown on the plate. It reminded me of a chow line in the mess hall – plop, plop, plop. Our waitress was either new or was having a bad night. We heard “Sorry about that” spoken to at least four other guests as well as us. Yes, I do want more water half way through the meal with an empty glass! The dining room was chaotic with servers, bussers, guests, and hostesses running up and down the aisle as if they were in a track meet. The busser was the exact opposite of the waitress – too quick and attempting to take plates before we were done.

The Men’s Room has a nice window with no covering, the vanity was covered with water, and the empty soap dispenser looked like it was from the dollar store. We gave the restaurant two stars because we were generous. We will not be returning.

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3.0Dined on January 19, 2018

Maybe it was what we ordered - side salad came with one slice of cucumber and one cherry tomato, the avocado and crab stack app was heavy on mayo, the adult grilled cheese was filled with overripe/brown avocado, and the angus burger meat was salty and flavorless - as well as the very spotty service that made our visit a little disappointing. This place came highly recommended from family, and I know they are known for some of their menu items (I always hear how good the crab cakes are), and the atmosphere/look in the bar area is nice, so we will definitely give it another chance at some point. It's just our particular outing was not a good first impression.

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5.0Dined on January 19, 2018

Excellent food and service! Will go back again and again!

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5.0Dined on January 14, 2018

Six of us enjoyed dinner here recently. The three men had prime rib which looked wonderful and they all said it was excellent. The other entrees were filet mignon, salmon and Mahi Mahi which were also delicious. We even enjoyed various desserts after our meal. We were not rushed and our waiter Jimmy could not have been nicer or more attentive. It was a very pleasurable experience.

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