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For 2
Date
Sun, 2/25
Time
8:00 PM
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Spring House Tavern

4.4
484 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 484 People Are Saying
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4.4  based on recent ratings
4.4
food
4.5
service
4.2
ambience
4.4
value
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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RobertM 
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

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

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vipwarmandcozy (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined 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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vipOpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
4.0  Dined 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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Larryk (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined 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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MetsfanPML (Philadelphia)
4.0  Dined 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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Catmandu (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined 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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vipBarb (Philadelphia)
4.0  Dined 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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LRoth (Philadelphia)
4.0  Dined 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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Irish (Philadelphia)
4.0  Dined 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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Hfrigs (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

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

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vipJohnR (Philadelphia)
4.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

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

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vipOpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined 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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Antrimman (Philadelphia)
4.0  Dined 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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vipBernersrule (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined 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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dinner4two (Philadelphia)
2.0  Dined 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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vipScottH (Philadelphia)
3.0  Dined 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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OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on January 19, 2018

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

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OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined 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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vipOpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
4.0  Dined on January 12, 2018

Always a dependable choice for weekend dining. Crab cakes are the best. Great specials. One of our favorite choices.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on January 10, 2018

Great wed nite special. Not 1 shell in crab
Highly recommend

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OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
3.0  Dined on January 6, 2018

I rolled the dice and gave this place a try based on word of mouth from past patrons. I went there to celebrate a birthday for one of my daughters. When I first arrived they weren't ready for my party even though I made a reservation way earlier. I did however like the private room they finally gave me once I was seated. The food and the total bill were very pricey and the food was a bit cold upon its arrival to the table but didn't want to send it back because I had waited long enough to eat. The two servers I had were great in making us as comfortable with all we needed during the course of the meal. I would give them another try in hopes they would redeem themselves next time.

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vipBernersrule (Philadelphia)
4.0  Dined on December 30, 2017

GOOD FOOD, ESPECIALLY THE CRABCAKES!GOOD VALUE, THEY INCLUDE SALAD WITH DINNER.
THEY HAVE DIFFERENT SPECIALS NIGHTLY. WEDNESDAYS WINE BY THE BOTTLE IS HALF PRICE!!

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on December 30, 2017

Delicious - never disappoints! Went for a Christmas present for my parents and we all had a great time.

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vipFrankH (Philadelphia)
3.0  Dined on December 27, 2017

Food good portions large, wed. 1\2 price bottle of wine

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OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on December 24, 2017

I go to the Springhouse Tavern for brunch occasionally, and it never disappoints. The food selection is vast, waitstaff are friendly, and the environment is very homey. This restaurant is one of my favorite for Sunday brunches.

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OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on December 22, 2017

My date and I had a delicious meal Service was great .Over all we had a good time We shall return

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vipRunners (Philadelphia)
2.0  Dined on December 18, 2017

All around average at best! Issues with the food and service.

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ElainePerez (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on December 17, 2017

We’ve been coming here for occasions. Always go there for Sunday brunch. Food is always good and service is great!

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OpenTable Diner (Atlantic City)
5.0  Dined on December 12, 2017

Nice. Waitress was not necessarily too attentive but it was a busy time of year.

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vipgaron0817 (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on December 9, 2017

Great place and always great food and drinks. Historic feel great for a special occasion or dinner with friends. Outside area nice when the weather is good

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