Twelves Grill & Cafe

4.7
769 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Twelves Grill and Cafe now sells PA Craft Beers and Local Wines. Our restaurant is set in a historic bank in the small Borough of West Grove, PA. West Grove is convenient to Rts.1 and 41, 10 mins from Kennett Square and Longwood Gardens and 20 mins from Hockessin, DE.

Twelves began with renovations of the 125 year old bank in January 2008 and the doors to the restaurant were opened on August 26, 2008. Twelves continues to be an amazing part of the West Grove Borough. We currently seat for lunch, brunch, and dinner along with hosting private events, special themed dinners, and local fundraisers.

Twelves Grill and Cafe has been owned by Knute and Bernadette Mellon since 2018. The Mellons are originally from Philadelphia and moved to West Grove in 2013. They have three children Gavin, McKayla, and Maci. The Mellon Family has many exciting plans for the future here in West Grove.
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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and polished service

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vipRun823
Charleston
16 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came here after reading the reviews, unfortunately they were out of the mushroom soup but the soup of the day was French Onion and it was delicious. Our server was helpful and patient with our big party.

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Christine
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very nice food presentation and quality. Nicely priced.

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CarolP
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A friend and I had a great lunch together . The food is always special and enjoyable .It was not crowded. Our server was very nice. And we spent the time enjoying the food and catching up on our lives.
I have been here several times for dinner and have always had a great , unique , meal.

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JohnS
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We all had something different and loved it! Mary our waitress is the best!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

As usual, the food was delicious and we went at a very low volume time, so it was quiet and the service was good. Our orders got mixed up, by the cook, not the waitress, so we had to return our food and it was prepared again. All good. We will definitely go again soon! One of our favorite restaurants for very good food at a very reasonable price!

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Deborah
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Twelves Grill serves consistently really good food -especially the crab cakes! (though the price is a little steep!)
Outstanding waitresses see to your every need -- this is our FAVORITE restaurant to go to for that special occasion!

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JeanetteC
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Great menu selections. Always have unusual specials in addition.

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BillT
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Can’t beat their buck a shuck.

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davyo
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

We recently visited the Twelves on their Thursday "Buck a Shuck" special evening.
The oysters, served raw on the half shell, were described as the Blackberry variety from VA Chesapeake Bay. The two of us ordered one and half dozen to share. They were delicious and we contemplated asking for more but decided to order one of their dinner sandwiches instead. I believe they only have this special occasionally so check their website for details. If you are a raw oyster lover, don't pass up this deal.

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vipJsrwmr
Washington DC
24 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Retirement celebration. Mary is a wonderful server. The cake made by Twelves was exquisite.

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Shoppingmommom
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always enjoy our time and food at Twelves! Service is always excellent! Looking forward to returning soon!

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FLLBearMan
Miami
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

For at least the last decade I visit the Western Philly suburbs once or twice a year and always make time for dinner at Twelves. The staff are wonderful and remember me even though we dine there so infrequently. My only criticism is menu related. I have developed significant lactose intolerance over the last few years. Most every item on the menu has a significant dairy component. Although the kitchen is very very accommodating and willing to adjust recipes to my dietary needs, there is only so much they can adjust. Cream soups are cream soups. While here are a few choices for appetizers, entrees and sides, there is not a single lactose free item on the desert menu. Twelves is a solid 4.25 out of 5. With a little more thought to those of us who are getting older and lactose intolerant, it would be a SOLID 5.

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vipDining
Philadelphia
19 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Outstanding dinner and service.

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vipNoelR
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall2food2service5ambience3

The menu and the quality of the food is not what it use to be which is a shame, because the service was outstanding and the evening was very pleasant. We have recently had lunch at Twelve's and had a very good meal. I just haven't been impressed with the dinners recently.

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RuthB
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

For the last 9 years, excluding 2 COVID ones, we have celebrated our Wedding Anniversary at Twelves. Starting with our favorite mushroom soup and ending with Key Lime Cheesecake and Creme Brulee, everything was outstanding. I had the Halibut entree for the first time and it was delicious. My husband was happy with his steak entree. Service was timely and professional.

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viphardtoplease
Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

We had appetizers, salad, entre' and desert. All were delicious. Service we pleasant and attentive. Our local Go To place in West Grove.

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ChristineL
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place! Will defiantly be back!! Would recommend this place for everyone!

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pamelas
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for lunch and dinner - they handled our change of time perfectly.

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vipcbh328
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall3food4service5ambience3

We were seated next to an exceptionally loud group of women which made our conversation hard to hear. We’re we’re all satisfied with our meals with the exception of one of us. The current owners should go back to using whatever chicken the previous owners used to buy because it was always very tender. However the last two times I ordered it it was really tough. I could barely cut it last night. It’s always been my favorite dish on the menu but I won’t try it again.

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Richard
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a very nice meal, the food was delicious and the service excellent.

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CarolL
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The tortellini with summer squash and basil sauce was excellent. Tortellini was tri colored. Glad I got it! Love their mushroom soup! I always get it. Delicious!

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BillT
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Best hamburger ever!!!

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CWBoyd
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Angie and Mary are the BEST servers !! The fried breaded oysters are some of the BEST I have ever eaten! The breading is awesome!!

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vipannlamb
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and excellent service from Angie!

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BrendaD
Philadelphia
22 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant continues in its excellence in the food, creative menus, and service. The reliability of knowing that you can expect an outstanding dining experience brings us back whenever my family has plans to be in the area. I must applaud this husband and wife team in maintaining such a consistent and profoundly enjoyable eatery for over a decade. It's a real achievement for such a difficult profession. These are two entrepreneurs who really have the knowhow to make a business flourish. West Grove is extremely lucky to have them in their midst.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Naples
26 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience2

Server was not the best and waited an 1 1/2 for our main course. I got up and asked someone if they could check on our order as other tables who came in after us were already being served. Someone came over to our table with a stern attitude ( didn’t apologize) and gave us the excuse that we had appetizers and that their restaurant is a made to order and that the kitchen was very busy. Everyone said their meals were ok-good however my salmon was over cooked/dry after asking for a medium temperature and the asparagus was shriveled while everyone else’s were not… Maybe sat under the lights too long. Not impressed with this restaurant.

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TomC
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

To be honest, all I can say is that everything was fine. Both ladies had the Salmon; they thought it was fine. Both men had the cowboy rib-eye steak; Super! So the food was very well done and that's the most important thing, however, I was surprised that we were charged $5 for each bottle of wine we had opened ($15). Maybe this was mentioned on the website and I hadn't noticed it. No big deal; I just don't particularly like being charged for B-ing my own B at a BYOB. Still, overall, 5 stars. Well, maybe 4 1/2. Check 'em out!

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DanB
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Amazing meal. Great dinner and service.

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday celebration was great fun. Fun outstanding and great service.

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DavidC
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Appetizers were delicious. Entrees we’re just ok and lacked flavor. The risotto was bland and under cooked.

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vipDeedee
Philadelphia
24 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

We hadn’t eaten there and it was a nice treat to rediscover it.

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pinkcat
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We love Twelves and have eaten there often. The food is very good, and the service was great.

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BrandonG
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Amazing food. Everything was seasoned well and was cooked perfectly!

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vipDominickT
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great experience. Both food and service were excellent.

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RSpaints
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious. Had dreams about the mushroom fries and blue cheese coleslaw. All 4 of us enjoyed every bite. Even though it was about a 45 minute drive, we will return soon!

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Kathi
Toronto
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We loved it. We had a party of 8, I try to bring a group each 12th. Service was perfect. The soup was AMAZING. The strawberry shortcake recommended by the server was not great in my opinion. The biscuit was too hard and I didn’t care for the taste. I wouldn’t order again but aside from that, everything was perfect!!

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vipJan29
Philadelphia
31 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall3food1service4ambience3

Sorry but this is the second time we’ve had a bad experience with their food. The service was good and they have ample food choices and we were glad to see they have a nice wine selection, however I don’t think that we will be returning.

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BarbaraT
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Angie is a wonderful waitress!!! Food is always great.

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MargeF
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience1

Service was slow and waitress maybe new or first day on job . We sat down she came to take the order we had no menus . Asked for.a glass of wine she said we have beer only when we looked at menu it clearly said wine and beer.
One meal was great the other was cold sent it back came back still cold . Very disappointing the tables we sat at wobbled very annoying.

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You can order delivery directly from Twelves Grill & Cafe using the Order Online button. Twelves Grill & Cafe also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (610) 869-4020.

Twelves Grill & Cafe is rated 4.7 stars by 769 OpenTable diners.

Twelves Grill & Cafe does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.toasttab.com/twelves-grill-cafe-10-exchange-pl/giftcards.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.