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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!
Spring House, PA 19477
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
$30 and under
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
All summer long we feature entertainment on our outdoor terrace from 7:00-9:00.
Plenty of free parking in our lot!
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
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
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.
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.
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!
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!
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
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.
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.
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!
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).
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!
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.
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!
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.
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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