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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

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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.5

ambience

4.2

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

98% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (16)
Good for Birthdays (14)
Special Occasion (12)
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Good for Groups (11)
Comfort Food (10)
Good for Anniversaries (10)
Bar Seating (9)
Casual (9)
Worth the Drive (8)
Good for a Date (7)
Great for Brunch (7)
Great for Outdoor Dining (6)
Business Meals (6)
Authentic (5)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
Quiet Conversation (5)
Romantic (5)
Sunday Lunch (5)
Great for Lunch (4)
Kid-friendly (3)
Cozy (3)
Healthy (3)
Live Sports (3)
Notable Wine List (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Scenic View (3)
Seasonal (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Local Ingredients (2)
Creative Cuisine (2)
Fun (2)
Great Beer (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Fit for Foodies (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Live Music (1)
People Watching (1)
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 29, 2017

BRUNCH WAS OUTSTANDING WITH A MULTITUDE OF OFFERINGS. THE SERVICE ATTENDANT AT THE EGG STATION WAS OUTSTANDING. THE PRIME RIB WAS VERY TENDER AND WELL SEASONED. WAITRESS WAS VERY ATTENTIVE. LOVE THIS PLACE AND WILL RETURN WITHIN THE NEXT FEW DAYS.

Tags: Authentic, Good for a Date, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Outstanding Value, Sunday Lunch
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 28, 2017

My sister and I took my Dad out to lunch for his birthday and he picked the restaurant the atmosphere was relaxing and the food was good. The potato chips are homemade and have just the right amount of seasoning

Tags: People Watching, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Scenic View, Worth the Drive, Casual
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 10, 2017

The food is okay . My mother has the trout stuffed with crabmeat which was good. I ordered the seafood combination platter which i noticed had gotten smaller from the last time i was there. You get 2 scallops (used to be 4), 2 shrimp (used to be 4), crabcake, lobster tail, and flounder (also smaller) for $35. I think it's an okay price i guess but notciebly smaller. The decor could use some updating. My son ordered a hamburger which was kind of dry. We asked for blue cheese dressing for it and was presented with a small bowl of it. Enough for 3-4 salads which i thought was odd. Imagine my surprise when it showed up on the bill for $2.00. I'll go again but not necessarily in a rush to go back

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 30, 2016

food was outstanding. Only complaint was the waitress was not a very pleasant person. Think her face would have cracked if she tried to give us a smile. If she doesn't like working with the public she should find another career. Sorry to say I don't remember her name or I would have posted it and told people to ask for someone else.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 28, 2016

Wednesday is seafood combo night. Our table of 5 ordered 4 of them and it was delicious. Lobster tail and scallops were moist and tender. Crab cakes were full of crab and not filler. Looling forward to going back, maybe in the spring when the deck is open

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 27, 2016

Not the first time we have dined at the Tavern. Had dinner with old friends in from out of town. Waitress was most congenial and afforded us more than the usual time to finish our meals. Fun evening

Tags: Good for Groups, Outstanding Value, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 16, 2016

Excellent meal for 7 people ages 8-55. Everyone ordered something different. Favorites were the a tuna, scallops, steaks and pasta entrees. Drinks were pricey but generous servings. Highly recommend.

Tags: Late-night Find, Casual, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 16, 2016

Everyone's meal was delicious. From the crabcakes, chicken francaise, sautéed crab, broiled trout stuffed with shrimp. All excellent. Server was friendly and professional and we were served in a timely manner. The decor needs updating. The bar is better than the dining areas and with overhead can lighting in the dining areas, is a bit harsh. I prefer to have the lights dimmed a bit.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Bar Seating, Outstanding Value, Good for Birthdays
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 16, 2016

Always great food. The service and pricing are good too. My friends and I always go for lunch or dinner.

Tags: Special Occasion, Fun, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Comfort Food
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 16, 2016

Always enjoy the Spring House Tavern, good food, nice wine list and great service. Even on a crowded Friday, due to Christmas luncheons, we were never rushed. If you enjoy seafood, you can't beat their crab meat .

Tags: Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Disabled Access, Happy Hour, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 13, 2016

this was our annual holiday outing with friends. the service was ok. my question was why did
you have to put the tip on our separate checks. some of my friends were not too happy.

Tags: Outstanding Value, Casual
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 11, 2016

The food was delicious ( we ordered ala carte, although the Sunday buffet was available). The crab cake plate was excellent, perfectly portioned and served with a salad. Excellent value. Desserts were also very good. Our party of 4 was seated next to a party of 12 whose noise volume was deafening -- when they were about to leave, they swung coats over the 4 of us and screamed good byes at each other as if they owned the place -- BE SURE TO ASK FOR A TABLE AWAY FROM A GROUP!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 3, 2016

We had the scallops & prime rib. Scallops were excellent, prime rib needed a horseradish sauce but over all was very good. Our waiter was a little odd or I would of gave 5 stars.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Quiet Conversation
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 27, 2016

Belgian Waffle was square and not very good, and the fresh strawberries were frozen compote. French Toast was OK. Omellete was very good. Amanda our waitress was excellent.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 26, 2016

Enjoyable time. Went a bit early to avoid the rush and it was worth it. Excellent the service. Food was very good.

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 (Jackson Hole)·Dined on November 25, 2016

Pleasant, Colonial style, main dining room. Good food. I often have the delectable crab cake (one is plenty for me). This time I ordered the Seafood Salad - it was beautifully presented, and each item on the platter was delicious. Not too expensive. What's the deal with a lot of restaurants lately...charging $1.00 more for a cocktail served on-the-rocks (rather than "neat") or they itemize an additional $1.00 for the rocks on the side!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 25, 2016

dined with my wife, children, and parents - we were looking for something good and comfortable after a long week - this served up to par - the fish choices, meats, and pasta entrees were all great, salads very nice and homemade pie. we all enjoyed. the portions were large enough to satisfy but not over the top large that we left overly stuffed. we will go back again soon. the waitress kept a nice banter between us and was accurate on her delivery

Tags: Casual, Comfort Food
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 10, 2016

Service , food, and ambiance always good.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 10, 2016

They were most accommodating with our request for a round table. We all enjoyed our luncheon. Nice service.

Tags: Casual, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Outstanding Value, Great for Lunch, Bar Seating
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 (Tampa)·Dined on November 5, 2016

This was not our cup of tea. The food was serviceable but I've seen décor more exciting at a Perkins or IHOP. The outside has an old world feel but the dining rooms were old and dated, but not in a authentic old tavern way. We are trying various old Inns in the area and the food and décor was not interesting enough for a return visit. It does seem that there is a very loyal and older clientele. Our server was a nice man but the service was a bit frantic...with other servers whizzing by us. I want good service but it should be done in a calm and professional manner. Good restaurants do the table turnovers and deliver food in an efficient way but it should not be that you see servers running back and forth. Maybe it was because we were seated near the kitchen entrance. As for the food, the Shrimp Scampi had very large shrimp and were tender but pretty blah in taste. The crab au gratin was not very good. Plenty of crab, but it had a mealy texture as opposed to creamy texture.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 28, 2016

We usually meet there once a month with 6 to 8 people. This time we were only 4 but everything worked out OK. The bar was packed so we asked if we could be seated about 30 minutes early. No problem - we had our table with our favorite server Kate. As always a fine experience.

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 27, 2016

Celebrated mother's 92 nd Birthday with group of 5. All very enjoyable.
Thanks
C

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Authentic
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 26, 2016

Food was great. Not too noisy for chatting. Attentive waiter. Yummy dessert.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 24, 2016

We hadn't been to the Springhouse Tavern in quite awhile, but decided to try it for my husband's birthday. Not too much has changed in the interior of the restaurant. The menu is varied and the prices are reasonable, especially considering that a salad and two sides are included with the entree. I really liked the grainy bread that came in a small basket with butter.
I got the twin crab cakes, which were on special, with a baked potato and asparagus. The crab cakes were breaded and fried, they had a creamy crab filling. My husband got a chicken dish. We both enjoyed our meals and won't wait as long to return next time!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 22, 2016

The food is always reliable. Brought a couple here for dinner that generally like moderately priced restaurants. The wait staff was a bit overworked on Saturday night but all entrees and salads came out promptly.

Tags: Outstanding Value
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 22, 2016

Our waitress on Saturday (we were there 130pm to 3pm on 10/22/16) was phenomenal. She was funny and provided great service.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 8, 2016

First time, we will return. We decided to try the restaurant because the menu looked appealing. We weren't disappointed. Everything about our visit was very, very good, not extraordinary, but very, very good. We have found another comfortable spot. While we felt young (we're in our late 50s but it was a very aging crowd the night we dined), that was of no moment (not even when the table next to us started discussing one guest's wife's cremation and the donation of her eyes to others).

Tags: Authentic, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 8, 2016

Our first visit and it was my mom's birthday, she has been wanting to try this place because of their crab cake reputation...it did not disappoint! Best crab cakes she ever had and the prime rib was great, too! Service was very good and FUN! Pies are all local and delicious. We will be back!

Tags: Good for Groups, Comfort Food
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 24, 2016

Springhouse is my go to restaurant. This time, my waitress rushed us through the meal . My entre came out a minute after my salad arrived. I had to remind her to bring me bread. Then she seemed to vanish. She had to be tracked down to get us another glass of wine and the check. Very out of character service. A little disappointed.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 24, 2016

My boyfriend and I dined at Springhouse Tav on Saturday night and loved our entire experience. We had made reservations through open table and were greeted by a friendly host. The place has an older crowd (we are in our early 30s and by far the youngest there), but we asked to sit outside where it was just beautiful. They have a great outdoor patio, and while it is a bit noisy from bethlehem pike, they played some soft music and it just had a nice vibe. Our waitress was fantastic - I wish I could remember her name. But she was there when we needed her and wasn't when we didn't. On to the food... where do I begin?! We were SO FULL and ordered way too much, but it was all super delcious. To start, my bf got the beef tenderloin app and I had the spring rolls, and we also split a french onion soup. All 3 were really delicious and we were actually full after eating just those three things! Then came our salads, which were typical side salads, but they didn't skimp on the veggies which I was happy about - tomatoes, cucumbers, carrots. Then our main meals came out - I ordered the pesto penne pasta with shrimp. Oh. My. God. it was so delicious! It had roasted red peppers and mushrooms in it, and even now thinking about it makes my mouth water. Needless to say, I boxed most of it up and took it home. It was just as good reheated, FYI. My boyfriend's main dish was the Crab Au Gratin - he took a risk in ordering it, as a recommendation from our server, but he was not disappointed. It was creamy and had tons of crab in it. He is super picky with food, esp when it comes to the amounts, and he was very satisfied. He, too, boxed up his for leftovers later. We finished our dinner with 2 irish coffees which our server made, and they were just the right topping to end our night. We plan on returning, and will be curious to see how the vibe is on the inside. The median age seems to be about 65, but for great food, I think it might be worth it! The bar area could be a nice option too!

Tags: Special Occasion, People Watching, Seasonal, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 21, 2016

We eat at Spring House regularly and it never disappoints. The food, service, friendliness and classic menu are just what we like, in addition to attention to an allergy restriction.

Tags: Good for Groups, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 20, 2016

We love the place for casual dining. Good food, good value, and friendly service. It's quite every time we went there.

Tags: Worth the Drive
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 14, 2016

Enjoy eating in outdoor setting.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 3, 2016

Great customer service! Great food love the ambiance never disappointed!!!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 3, 2016

My overall experience for my first time visiting Spring House Tavern was absolutely amazing! Crab cakes are out of this world good!! A must try! Seating was great as well outside and the staff were very courteous. I will definitely be back.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Live Music, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 2, 2016

Family-owned local spot has interesting history printed in the menu with old photos on some walls. The menu is primarily Continental and they're known for their crab cakes. We love their duck and other seafood dishes such as the crab au gratin and the scallops, either fried or pan seared!! Their steaks are char-grilled and flavorful. The bar is charming and the servers are friendly and efficient. The value is very good and the outdoor patio is often bustling in the warmer months. It used to draw mostly older patrons, but the menu and decor draw in guests of all ages.

Tags: Live Music, Neighborhood Gem, Happy Hour, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Vibrant Bar Scene, Cozy, Comfort Food, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 2, 2016

We sat outside on Friday night; the singer and accompaniment were enjoyable/very good. Our dinners were good but not great. One meal wasn't hot. Service was good.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Seasonal, Good for Birthdays
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 2, 2016

The Spring House Tavern has been our go to place for basic but excellent seafood dishes. Old world charm and wonderful servers keep us coming back for over 25 years. Always recommend it highly and have introducing many friends.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 29, 2016

Nice place to sit outdoors while dining. Good choice of offerings for nutrition conscious diners.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 27, 2016

Upon arrival I ordered the cucumber cooler which was perfect on a warm summer night. The crab imperial was a delicious entree accompanied by french fries and broccoli. For dessert I stuck to my go to the blueberry crumb pie. Seafood is their specialty. The bar, indoor and deck/outdoor seating give you a variety of dining options for every occasion.

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