The Hattery Stove & Still

4.1
194 Reviews
$31 to $50
American

About

Chef William J. Gilbo IV

Born into the biz chef Billy's father owned and operated a seafood restaurant throughout his childhood years, when asked Billy says " there
is nothing else I've ever wanted to do". At the age of 14 he started his career in Long Beach Island, NJ then on to what he calls his school cafe
Gallery. Billy was never classically trained, but came up learning under many talented chefs in Philadelphia and New Jersey. Most recently he was part of the opening culinary staff at the lavish Union Trust. Chef de Cuisine at Monsu and Head Chef at the long time New Jersey favorite CHarley's other Brother. Now he has come to Doylestown to let us taste some of what he has learned in his 20 plus year career.
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4.1
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4.3
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vipJudyB
Pittsburgh
4 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious and atmosphere unique and inviting.

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vipDanny
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Historic Doylestown restaurant! Great food from sandwiches to great entrees! Great experience!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2017
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food, great experience

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great vibe and fantastic fish tacos

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and service fantastic.

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MissCrafty
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came in to celebrate 3 birthdays. Initially we weren't happy with the table with it being right next to the bar. My grandmom is 90 and had a hard time being included in conversation due to the seating. The staff was supper attentive and got us another table as quickly as possible. It was perfect! The service was great and attentive and the food was awesome! I will definitely be back here again soon. Awesome job!

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FoodLover
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great appetizers and cocktails at the bar downstairs. Met friends for dinner, had a great time, good food, great service, easy to find and easy to make reservations.

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Linnyd21
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2017
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Ambiance and service were great! Food was definitely not bad, just a little blah.
Scallop appetizer would've been great but came with cold tomato sauce on plate that didn't work (warm sauce would be much better). Venison dish was ok, but meat was slightly dry and the whole meal really needed more seasoning to make it special. We have been here a few times and always leave with the same feeling "not bad, but not dying to come back". Cocktail menu is good - I think I'd rather come here for happy hour and bar snacks.

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reemy
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I took my sweetheart for Valentine's Day. Set in the rustic Doylestown Hotel, this romantic place is appointed with tasteful, eclectic decor. My Open Table reservation made it easy. We both had the surf & turf, and shared the lamb medallion appetizer. Everything was delicious and prepared perfectly. Service was prompt, and friendly, without being overbearing. The prix fix Valentine's Day menu came with a shared dessert, which amounted to no more than a spoonful for each of us. For $140, I wish the shared dessert portion would have been a bit more ample. Decent Craft beer and wine selection. We are repeat visitors, and will be back again.

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QueenOfPlastic
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

5 of us went for dinner on a Friday evening. We reserved our table thru Open Table. We arrived early and our table was ready for us. We had the Chicken Or The Egg, Chipotle Shrimp Tacos, Pork Belly Rueben, French Onion Soups, & Belgian Endive Salad with Steak. The food was fresh & delicious. Highly recommend stopping here. The decor is interesting & eclectic. The noise level can get loud, especially downstairs where the bar is.

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vipKICNBAC
Philadelphia
31 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2017
Overall3food3service3ambience3

LIMITED MENU ! Requires an additional variety of selections.

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vipKSP1
Philadelphia
21 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2017
Overall5food4service5ambience5

A great atmosphere upstairs and downstairs. Food choices were nice, service was pleasant and timely. Great find.

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BrianD
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2017
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good spot in d-town

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marisam
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2017
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Fun atmosphere and great drinks, however after making a reservation a week in advance they tried to offer a table that was not what we requested. after a few minutes they "found" our table (among other open tables). luckily the wait staff and bartenders are awesome. However having ordered a steak dish and a burger both Medium and having them both come out almost well was VERY disappointing. I think unfortunately quality has gone down in food quality since they opened.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great, atmosphere and decor- even better. We all got a kick out of the top hat lights over the bar. Coolest restaurant we'e ever been to.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2017
Overall3food3service3ambience5

This place is still new so I am sure they are getting t he kinks worked out. Not blown away by the Hattery, food was so-so and could not believe that our apps and dinner came out at the same time, that was the deal-breaker for me.

Pros: Decor is fantastic and our server could not of been nicer! Might try in another few months when they get the kinks worked out.

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vipFoodie4sure
Philadelphia
19 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2017
Overall1food1service3ambience5

We have not been here in over 18 months for the same reason we will never try it again. Service is average. But the food is just not good! The deviled eggs were atrocious it was completely all mustard we even had the server try one and she completely agreed and took it to the manager for a taste. The shrimp tacos had little baby frozen shrimp in there that were nasty with some kind of sour soggy slaw and a watered down black bean purée which was absolutely inedible. They charge an extra $.40 for lettuce, &.40 tomato, $.40 onion. With an already inflated price of $14 per burger. They charge $3.00 for a half of a loaf of a baguette/butter. It's absolutely gorgeous in there and it's a shame that the food stinks as much as it does. It's a great location and service can always improve it's just a shame that the food is so bad.
We were able to get a table at 7:00p on a Friday night last minute for a party of five and it was completely dead in there because everyone who is local knows that it's terrible food! Still trying to figure out why they are still open as I know they are attached to the Doylestown Inn-- it's just a shame for our sweet little Doylestown that the food is still so bad.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2016
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Last minute NY Eve dinner. Didn't realize it was a fixed price menu. A little over priced but overall was a very good experience. Food was terrific and service good.

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FrankG
Atlantic City
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2016
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Enjoyed dinner on New Years Eve. Will go back for a date night.

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vipAlanB
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2016
Overall2food3service4ambience1

They charged us $3 for a small piece of bread for the table. Disgraceful . Food was subpar
We were shoved in a corner by the bar and were a party of 6.
The hotel was quaint but we would never go back there.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time for our Christmas Eve dinner at the Hattery. We had a table of 5 and were seated promptly, and had a wonderful table. The food was delicious (black bean soup, mussels in garlic wine sauce and wings for appetizers -- fantastic). For dinner we had stuffed lobster tails and some of us had chicken pot pie. Everything was wonderful, thanks for a great evening.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great day in Doylestown. We brought guests from out of town for brunch. We all had a terrific time. Food was great. Good food selections. Lovely atmosphere; bright, lively, fun.

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vipBudinesstraveller
New York Area
85 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2016
Overall2food2service3ambience3

The food wasn't really up to standard for even a bar meal. Underseasoned hamburger, underseasoned fish and chips with really tiny amount of fish and way too much batter. The wings had good flavor but were gluggy.

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Nashx2
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2016
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great little place in the historic center of Doylestown. The food was high-quality and quite a decent value for money. The ambiance is industrial chic, but warm. The service is low-key and friendly. Best breakfast I've had in this part of the US.

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Bee728
Philadelphia
22 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A local restaurant with a great ambiance. Met friends for Sunday brunch and was seated immediately. Great menu selection and choice of brunch and lunch into early afternoon. Waiter was prompt with service and bringing us drinks. Food was quickly brought to the table. Try the banana beignets. . . . wow, delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2016
Overall2food3service1ambience4

It took over an hour to be served breakfast. It was ridiculous and not even acknowledged by the waiter.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2016
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Food was INCREDIBLE. The biggest issue we had was that the servers were incredibly unknowledgeable in the "Happy Hour" menu. They have a $5 wings and $5 muscles during happy hour. Be sure to specifically state when you're there that you want the $5 muscles or wings, because when we had asked about the happy hour menu, then ordered the muscles, they gave us the appetizer (regularly priced) portion. So when we were charged $13 I was kind of disappointed. They knocked off $3 of the bill, because they put in the wrong order. I really didn't think it was that big of a deal considering I was paying over $100 for a two person meal.

The food itself was OUTSTANDING. I will absolutely be going back for pickup.

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CourtneyB
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The shrimp tacos are the BEST!!! We love coming for good food and drinks.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2016
Overall5food5service1ambience5

Food was good, ambience was great but we don't know if our waitress was new but she was at time not attentive and other times overly attentive and was not very friendly at all.

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JPop
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great, friendly staff / service. Very nice neighborhood place where you can get a great meal of bar food. Good mix of food without going over the top. Great place to stop in for a drink and/or a snack.
This occasion was in support of a fund raiser where they let you pay for a burger or ribs meal and all money went to support a 13 year old girl battling cancer.

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Christina
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2016
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Family get together of four for brunch. More lunch options then breakfast. Service was good but a little slow. We ordered eggs benedict, smoked salmon platter, garden omelet and eggs and bacon. Omelet was very tasty and cooked to my order 1/2 whites, 1/2 regular eggs. Smoked salmon platter was excellent. Home fries were also a surprise, they were tasty. My only complaint was no toast or fruit. We eat with our eyes and these meals were not that appealing. I'd give it another try though.

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herberb
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are regulars here. Come here mostly for brunch/lunch. Offerings for brunch much more appealing than your typical breakfast spot. Very kid-friendly in the day. Cool decor. Evening bar upstairs and downstairs with a unique setting. Great for drinks.

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PeterN
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2016
Overall4food4service4ambience4

First time here. Friday nite dinner. Had fish n chips and tilefish entrees. F&C was generous portion and better than most. Tile fish portion could have been larger. They made up for it with lots of rice. Could have used a side vegetable. French onion soup and Arugula salad were both very good. Beer selection was weak. I'd try it again.

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DavidF
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2016
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Nice ambience and pleasant wait staff. However, though it was only 6:30 they were out of the soup of the day and the replacement soup arrived luke warm. I sent it back and the replacement bowl was not much hotter. My hamburger was good though not exceptional. Noise level was so loud talking to others at my small table was difficult. It was Saturday evening so it might be better during the week.

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JudyK
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time we were here and absolutely loved it! Great ambience and decor. Food was terrific! Service (Donna) was outstanding! We will definitely recommend The Hattery to others and will be back!!

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NelsonP
Atlantic City
3 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual , we come here a lot, like tues or Thursday great oyster nights!

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KPescatore
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2016
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Food was great, service was excellent. The ONLY thing we didn't like was the 2-tops are way to close together upstairs. Several times our neighbors joined into our conversation. We didn't stay for dessert because of that reason.

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vipDiningOutIsMyVice
Philadelphia
61 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2016
Overall4food4service5ambience5

I got home late from the airport and we needed to eat. We tried this place and were very pleased. The fact that we got to watch Penn State beat Ohio State that night just added to the fun. We will be back!

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Civilized
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is amazing! Great food and great beer. Have eaten brunch and lunch here... so freaking good! Best place in town!!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My friend was running quite late from a medical appt. yet I received attentive, not intrusive, service. I was greeted immediately and served iced tea & wine. Our lunch sandwiches were delicious, creative, and personalized. Food was served quickly and attractively; our waitperson followed up appropriately often, mindful of our desire to chat. She encouraged us to visit the downstairs after we commented on the history of the restaurant and adjacent inn. I would definitely return!!

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