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About Spring House Tavern

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!

1032 Bethlehem Pike
Spring House, PA 19477
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Seafood, American, Steak

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

Cross Street:
Norristown Rd

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(215) 646-1788

Website:
http://springhousetavern.com/

Entertainment:
All summer long we feature entertainment on our outdoor terrace from 7:00-9:00.

Parking Details:
Plenty of free parking in our lot!

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Spring House Tavern Ratings and Reviews

5
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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.5

ambience

4.3

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

98% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (16)
Special Occasion (15)
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Good for Groups (10)
Comfort Food (9)
Good for Anniversaries (9)
Bar Seating (8)
Worth the Drive (8)
Great for Lunch (7)
Casual (6)
Great for Outdoor Dining (6)
Romantic (6)
Great for Brunch (6)
Authentic (5)
Sunday Lunch (5)
Cozy (4)
Good for a Date (4)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Quiet Conversation (4)
Seasonal (4)
Tasting Menu (4)
Business Meals (3)
Live Sports (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Creative Cuisine (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Fit for Foodies (2)
Great Beer (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Notable Wine List (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Scenic View (2)
Fun (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Healthy (1)
People Watching (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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 (Tampa)·Dined on July 15, 2017

This was my first visit after it was highly recommended by a friend. I had the Crab Cake dinner, which was by far, the best I have ever had. It was worth the drive and I will, for sure go back for a repeat of a fabulous lunch/dinner.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 10, 2017

First time. Family lunch. Delicious food. Our server, Donna, was wonderful. Very comfortable space. Great old world ambiance.

Tags: Authentic, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 1, 2017

I was pleasantly surpised as I hadn't been ther for at tleast 15 yearsand will be back!

Tags: Quick Bite, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Good Vegetarian Options, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 25, 2017

We went there for brunch. Food was good and plenty to choose from. We did not sit outside but it looked inviting.

Tags: Great for Brunch
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 21, 2017

Great place. Have been dining there since the 1960's. Number One Reason for going there is "Creme de Menthe" parfait. As far as I know, it is the only place that serves that extinct dessert between New York and DC!

Tags: Casual, Disabled Access, Good for a Date
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 18, 2017

Overall it was a good experience. Unfortunately there was a table behind us with some noisy individuals. And my mother likes a certain type of bread that she always gets at Springhouse. The waiter said this type of bread wasn't available then later brought it out to the table behind us. Our bread was good but mom was a bit disappointed. Overall, we always enjoy our meals at Springhouse.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Afternoon Coffee, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 18, 2017

Excellent food , had the seafood combo as did my mother . Both enjoyed it greatly. Daughter had a salad with scallops , wife had the angus burger. All great . As you can see the restaurant has a very good choice for everyone . Our server jimmy was attentive and friendly . He made recommendations and answered all our questions with a smile . We will visit the springhouse tavern again soon.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Creative Cuisine
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 18, 2017

A group of 10 friends came here for Father's Day Brunch& were not disappointed. The food was very good & was replaced as soon as servings decreased. The choices of different foods were suitable for many taste preferences. There were more than enough choices of dishes to taste & enjoy. We've never come here for the brunch & were pleasantly surprised. We will come again for lunch or dinner from regular menu. My husband & I used to bring my mother to Springhouse Tavern for the yummy crab cakes. The service was always good as it was today for the brunch. Servers are quite pleasant as well. We will definitely return as will some of our friends who never even knew of the Springhouse Tavern. Maybe we can eat out on the pretty deck area next time.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Comfort Food, Casual, Organic, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 18, 2017

I took my dad for Father's Day brunch. The food was excellent. Lots of options. My dad could have eaten the lox/capers/onions all day. He rarely comments on what he is eating but he kept saying "This is good." Food was cooked very well - nothing was cold or dry. Family friendly without being too noisy.

Tags: Afternoon Tea, Great for Outdoor Dining, Pre/post Theatre, Casual, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Great for Lunch, Authentic, Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 18, 2017

They had a nice variety of choices on their Father's Day brunch buffet. My guy loves the eggs benedict, sausage & bacon. I didn't care for the waffles but enjoyed smoked salmon & trout along with fresh fruit & dessert. They had an omelet station, prime rib, chicken, salmon, dumplings amongst other offerings.

Overall, we like it here & will go back.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for a Date, Casual, Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 14, 2017

everything was outstanding- food, portions, service- wait staff as well as receptionists, & timeliness. would go again & again.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 12, 2017

Delicious food and attentive service! Pleasant environment in the inside porch room.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 10, 2017

My Saturday night reservation at Spring House Tavern was a last minute thing. We arrived almost 30 minutes ahead of when I had booked the reservation, since the traffic was a lot less than I had anticipated, and we were pleasantly surprised to be seated right away on the outside deck. It was a beautiful night, the food we ordered was excellent, our server was very pleasant and attentive, and we also benefited from the lovely voice of a vocal artist on the deck beginning at 7 PM, and, she sang our kind of music. Our evening was an absolutely surprisingly wonderful experience all around. We hit it just right. The food, like I said was excellent. We had the stuffed mushrooms and the filet mignon crostinis as appetizers, the house salad dressing was italian caesar, very tasty, and our dinners were crab cakes (the best anywhere) and filet mignon, prepared the best ever according to my wife.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Live Music
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 10, 2017

Our waitress, Cindy, was delightful and very attentive to our needs! Excellent food. The ultimate Bloody Mary was fabulous! Will definitely be back!

Tags: Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Casual
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 9, 2017

Although I had a reservation and requested a table outdoors, we could not get a table because it is first come/first served on the patio. Seems they can't figure out how to accommodate diners inside and outside at the same time. The food was not up to its usual quality. The steamed clams were tender and good. My crab cake was served on a very tired wilted piece of lettuce. The baked potato tasted reheated and the broccoli was mixed with older over-cooked pieces. My friends liver looked disgusting; one piece was stringy and bloody on the plate.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 2, 2017

Our experience was fantastic as usual with only one exception. The table next to us with a threesome including a cranky old man interrupted our dinner to tell us to quiet down, and he kept giving us annoying looks. As a party of six we were not overly noisy and I feel that his intolerance was annoying.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 25, 2017

It is always good especially the crab cakes, one of my favorites. I come 4-5 times a year.

Tags: Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on May 23, 2017

We had the crabcakes and the Yellowfin tuna which were both excellent.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on May 20, 2017

Food never disappoints and waitstaff always friendly. One of our favorites!

Tags: Romantic, Good for Groups, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on May 13, 2017

Only complaint was green beans could have been cooked a little longer. Appetizers and entrees as always were delicious. Service was very pleasant and efficient

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on May 3, 2017

I was unable to go du to a death in the family. Those who attended said the food and service were excellent.

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on April 30, 2017

We ate here with a friend from the area. I got the salmon and the other two got the single crab cake. Both were delicious. Nice ambience. Manager stopped by to check on things due to some kerfuffle on a wine mixup. She was very gracious and apologetic, although it wasn't that big of a deal for us. It was still nice to know that they cared. We would definitely be going back.

Tags: Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining, Sunday Lunch
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on April 29, 2017

Great food and great service. That's all you need for that special occasion or for a Sunday Brunch.
I highly recommend the Spring House Tavern.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Cozy
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on April 22, 2017

Very good dinner. Best crab cakes in the area!! Love their bar area. Good place to have a drink before dinner. Always recommend!!

Tags: Special Occasion, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (Atlantic City)·Dined on April 21, 2017

We have been to this restaurant three or four times before and had good experiences. Tonight not so much. I ordered a hamburger cooked medium. When it came to the table it look like it was rare and bloody. I asked for it to be taken back and cooked to medium when it was brought out to me it was on the same roll. The roll was soggy from blood. I had to ask them to take the rollback and replace it as well. I would have thought the chef would have thought of replacing the roll. When I was leaving I asked the hostess if the manager was there and she said she had gone for the night. She didn't ask if she could help me with anything.

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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on April 9, 2017

Always a friendly, comfortable place with good food

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Casual, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Comfort Food
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on March 28, 2017

Service and service was great! People were friendly....Atmosphere was good...Would highly recommend. Will come back again!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Good for a Date, Business Meals
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on March 26, 2017

We came here for a family brunch gathering and were quite pleased with our choice, The brunch was a buffet, served in a open bar area allowing plenty of room for guests and an artful display of food choices. There was something to satisfy everyone's tastebuds from fresh salmon and shrimp, individually prepared omelettes, prime rib, waffles, breakfast meats, eggs, and chicken fingers! Eggs benedict could also be ordered and were made individually and came out piping hot and delicious. All of this for a very reasonable price. There were also a la carte offerings for those with smaller appetites. Highly recommend this restaurant for brunch.

Tags: Comfort Food, Cozy
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on March 25, 2017

Another great meal at Spring House. Crab cake, blackened tuna, veal & halibut, with our usual rum raisin ice cream for dessert.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on March 11, 2017

Very cozy bar. Lovely service - very accommodating. Food was not gourmet, but very good and the portions quite generous.

Tags: Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Cozy, Comfort Food, Casual
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on March 10, 2017

Great food that was cooked to perfection. Waitress was outstanding. Easy to make reservation and the crowd was of all different age groups.

Tags: Outstanding Value
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on March 6, 2017

The atmosphere was nice, however our waitress seemed impatient and annoyed. It felt as if they were trying to rush us out the door. I thought the food was good but some of my dining mates were unimpressed. Maybe one day I will give this place a try again, but not for a while.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on March 5, 2017

Nice hidden local restaurant, somewhat of a throw back to a bygone age!!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 19, 2017

I ordered a waffle with strawberries and whipped cream - it arrived plain followed by "did you want strawberries?" Well, yes, it's on the menu. The server returned with an embarrassing ONE small strawberry cut up. My waffle tasted like a used kitchen sponge - inedible. I'm pretty sure the batter was made in the 1700's along with the building. The mimosa was pitiful - if I wanted plain orange juice, that's what I would have ordered. Seriously - don't order it. Also, props for this restaurant for having the balls to put "bagel" on the menu, when in reality we paid $3 for a Thomas' mini bagel. We honestly left feeling embarrassed for this place - it was absolutely terrible. Thought we were on a TV show being pranked. Had to ask for the check as soon as our food was dropped in fear of not seeing our server for another 20 minutes. I've never written a bad review, but this was unreal!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 15, 2017

Had a wonderful dinner at the Spring House Tavern. Food and service were great! We will be back soon!

Tags: Authentic, Local Ingredients
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 14, 2017

Excellent service on a busy night (Valentines Day).
Server was excellent.
Try the crab cakes!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 14, 2017

Spring House Tavern is one of our favorite moderately priced restaurants. The food and drinks are consistently good. They allow you to split an entree. For example you can have 1 crab cake and a generous portion of sauteed crab meat for the price of one entree. When I order a dry Beefeater Martini, up with a twist and rocks on the side, I don't have to write it down for the server.

I recommend Spring House Tavern !

Tags: Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 14, 2017

Haven't tried this restaurant in years because the last 2 times we were there, the food was bland and not good quality. Well, I went against my thoughts, and gave it another try. Wrong move. The food was still poor quality. If you like institutional food that tastes prepared way in advance and you like your food cold, then you may like this place. That's the last time I will go there.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 14, 2017

Heard from others to try Springhouse tavern. Food was good, service was poor.

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 8, 2017

This is an old neighborhood favorite. Many good menu selections and food is always good. We usually go and during the week and early. I can be very noisy when the dining room is busy. We usually go before 6 o'clock to avoid the noise

Tags: Great for Brunch, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Casual, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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