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Valley Tap House

3.7
140 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
Perfect For:
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for Groups
  • Vibrant Bar Scene

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About

The Tap House specializes in Baltimore Style Pit Meat. This preparation involves rubbing a high-quality piece of meat with a special housemade spice mixture and allowing it to marinate for three days. The meat is then seared on a specially installed pit grill which chars the outside and cooks it juicy and tender on the inside. Finally it is sliced paper thin and served on a kaiser roll. A variety of meats are pit grilled in this fashion and served according to your desires. Popular choices include the Pit Beef served with raw onions and homemade horseradish sauce or the Pit Ham served with swiss cheese, grilled peppers, onions and a homemade honey dijon sauce. Additionally, a diner can choose from a menu including gourmet hamburgers, home baked pretzels, ale steamed mussels, shells & cheese, parm crusted halibut, and a full selection of desserts. Vegetarian options are available and our staff would be happy to accommodate dietary needs.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
American
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Hours of operation

Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 3:00pm, Saturday & Sunday: 11:00am - 3:00pm; Brunch: Saturday & Sunday: 11:00am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Daily: 3:00pm - 12:00am
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Phone number
(952) 431-2337
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Phill Dvorak
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Galaxie and Co rd 42
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access
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3.7based on all time ratings
3.8
food
3.7
service
3.5
ambience
3.6
value
Noise · Moderate
76% of people would recommend it to a friend
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3.0Dined on August 17, 2017

The food and service was good. Cleanliness could/ should be improved. The metal bucket the appetizer was served it was rusty, not cool! The tables were so sticky you couldn't put your arm down. Good cleaning and replacing will go a long way!

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5.0Dined on July 6, 2017

Lunch specials are filling and a great value! Good food and service. Will return soon.

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1.0Dined on March 8, 2017

This place really is plain Jane ambience in the food is not good

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3.0Dined on February 26, 2017

We went for breakfast on a Sunday and there was hardly anybody there, but it filled up more while we were there. Our entrees were okay and ample, but very tepid.

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3.0Dined on February 22, 2017

People were nice...very inviting Sports Bar atmosphere...wide selection of beers...food was varied with something for everyone.
But! How does $17.50 for Fish and Chips or $14.50 for a cheeseburger hit you? A plain burger will set you back $11.50! $14.50 for a Fish Sandwich. Yikes!! Do the math.
Unlikely we'll be back...simply not a good value.

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3.0Dined on February 5, 2017

It was good. Really quiet since it was super bowl Sunday. Our food came fast and our server was really nice. Would go again. Plus all of there brunch dishes come with a mimosa which is awesome.

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2.0Dined on January 29, 2017

You go to a restaurant to enjoy good food... unfortunately the food was subpar. My buffalo pit sandwich didn't have blue cheese dressing or crumbles, both of which were in the description. Meat was bland, as was Philly cheesesteak. Others in ourparty were not impressed by food either. Disappointing... should have been half the price.

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5.0Dined on January 22, 2017

A surprise experience! Excellent , unexpected food combinations made on site which were tasty & healrhy. Our server was very polite & informative ; not in a big hurry . We'll Definitely be back :-)

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4.0Dined on December 31, 2016

Food was very delicious! Loved the fries. Burger and cheese and bun were very good.
Definitely would recommend.

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5.0Dined on December 9, 2016

This was our first time dining here, we had a reservation and were seated immediately. The menu had a nice variety of dishes and a great beer list. We all ordered something different, a salad, a pizza, a pit beef sandwich and the meatloaf all of which were delicious! We also found the atmosphere not overly loud and we were able to carry on a comfortable conversation. We all agreed that we would definitely be back.

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5.0Dined on November 19, 2016

Came for an evening out with friends. Great happy hour deals on drinks and apps. Almost too much to spoil the dinner. The signature pit beef was good, but salty. The sauce they put on had little to no kick for horseradish. Service was great and sound level was great.

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3.0Dined on October 10, 2016

The food was good, just a bit on the spicier side for me - even after the waitress assured me it was not spicy at all. Totally edible, just more than I typically like.
Appetizer Pretzels were really good!

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5.0Dined on October 8, 2016

Great, flavorful food and quick, efficient service! We'll definitely be returning in the future!

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5.0Dined on September 23, 2016

Nice casual atmosphere with great service & food.

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3.0Dined on September 6, 2016

The food here is quite good, and they also have an excellent beer selection. We had lunch here after getting our kids off to their first day of school. The service is usually alright, but this day was horrendous. Our server was slow, incomplete... and when we asked for a glass to pour a bottled beer into, he came back with a greasy dirty one... The floors were also excessively dirty... hopefully this was just a one-off experience.

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3.0Dined on June 19, 2016

Seemed staff were spread too thin. Food seemed to be overpriced for the quality. It was agreed the buns were dry and impacted the quality of our sandwiches. Fries were just okay - a bit soggy and we are not fussy patrons!!

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4.0Dined on June 17, 2016

Food a little too spicy for me but the onion rings are excellent

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5.0Dined on June 7, 2016

Great find! Was an aweosme menu! Had a lot of creative items and the Happy Hour specials were amazing!! We will definetly be an K to dine here again! The service was spot on as well!

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5.0Dined on March 26, 2016

The portions are plentiful! The food is delicious!

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5.0Dined on February 13, 2016

Valley Tap House never disappoints. Good variety and great execution. The beef sandwiches are great but the wine list could use some help.

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5.0Dined on May 2, 2015

Great food. Wonderful waiter. Fabulous free cake served for birthday person in our group!

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4.0Dined on April 4, 2015

We had a brand new waitress and she did great (and was honest when we asked for a suggestion - appreciated that she didn't just lie to get us to try something or hide her lack of experience).
We had pit pork and beef sandwiches and they were very good and the value was reasonable. Happy hour specials on drinks were also good (2 for 1 on certain drinks).
Atmosphere was great for watching a game and bringing your kids.
Overall good time, good value, good food. We'll be back.

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3.0Dined on February 27, 2015

The service was great, quick, attentive, and funny servers.

The pit beef was a bit of a downer as it was not as flavorful as the menu lead us to believe. The portions are way too big, so very easy to share. Price: Great. We spent less than $40 for 2 beers (happy hour), 2 sandwiches, and a starter.

We tried the Classic Pit and Pit Hamburger. The Hamburger patty was awesome.

Also tried the Walleye bits. Very good!

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3.0Dined on February 17, 2015

Had reservation for 5:45 pm, but it was early, and not needed. Seemed like newly minted host/servers, as the welcome was kind of awkward. First tried to seat us in a booth by entry door, but requested one in the back so we didn't get cold, as it was freezing outside! Food was good, with generous portions. Overall, it was OK.

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4.0Dined on February 16, 2015

These were some of the best onion rings that I have ever tasted. I ordered a Cuban sandwich that was supposed to have some sort of habanero sauce on it, but I could not even taste a hint of flavor from it. I needed to put mustard on the sandwich just to add some flavor. Other family members really liked their food. My French fries were incredible. I will go back, but order something else.

Server was frustrating at times. It took a while for anyone to come around and when she finally did come and get our drink orders, she proceeded to sit and chat with other customers before putting our order in. It just took to long to get drinks.

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1.0Dined on January 19, 2015

This was my go to place since they opened. The beer was always cold and the food was delicious! During a recent visit we had slow service (at a quite empty bar), cold food, and the bartender was dressed like she was going to pole dance at any moment. I have taken this place off my list and I will refer others to better south suburb restaurants. Such a shame.

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1.0Dined on January 10, 2015

Had a new server that wasnt being shadowed; at one point waited 20 minutes after we were done eating for the server to come back and check on us. Food was okay, pulled pork sandwich was too spicey.

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2.0Dined on December 15, 2014

probably a good spot to watch sports. They may have been short staffed that night, but table service was not very good.

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2.0Dined on July 26, 2014

They were out of several beers and it was early in the evening plus the food wasn't very good.

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5.0Dined on July 22, 2014

Great lunch specials! I had the pit tacos and my dad had the medi pizza. Both delicious!

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1.0Dined on June 15, 2014

I would not recommend this place to anyone. Service was very poor.

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5.0Dined on June 15, 2014

The food quality and portion size were excellent, accompanied by great service, it made for a wonderful Father's Day! My Dad was impressed.

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4.0Dined on June 8, 2014

Good local spot, with really good bar food type of sandwiches. Sandwiches are huge, and have a good variety. Everyone in our party enjoyed the food. Service was very good; very attentive and pretty quick.

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5.0Dined on May 29, 2014

Great outdoor spot! Lunch specials are delicious and great price!!

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4.0Dined on May 18, 2014

The food here is good but this is the third time I have been there and all three times had poor service.

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4.0Dined on April 20, 2014

We were seated immediately...the food was good but not great...coffee was extra which suprised us.
We go here in the early evenings and love it...great bar food!

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3.0Dined on April 5, 2014

Valley Tap House did a great job of getting us in after the reservation made through Open Table had only requested a table for 2 rather than 6. A tip for Open Table....When making a reservation, if you go back to look for another time on that same reservation the site automatically turns back to a table for 2. I had placed 6 in that slot but when I went back to check for another time it had turned back to 2 people. I commend Valley Tap House for putting us at the top of their list and getting us in on a Saturday in less than 15 minutes!

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2.0Dined on March 28, 2014

Four children and three adults ordered food for lunch. Everything was served very very cold. Limp french fries served with corn dogs were very cold and unflavorful, not very tasty walleye bites were served cold, margherita pizza lacked in flavor, very dry overcooked crust with very little topping. One ordered salad was fine.

Children were given crayons and place matts to color which was appreciated. Our servers were friendly and tried to be accomodating but food service was very slow. Disappointing.

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3.0Dined on March 22, 2014

My husband and I have been here both with our daughters and without numerous times. It's one if the few non-chain restaurants in Apple Valley, but the service is never good. Always very slow and we wait forever for our food and drinks. So disappointing. We want to love the place- the food is usually very good, yummy brunch, good beers and pulled meats. But sadly we can't go back until they figure out the service. We've been disappointed one too many times.

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5.0Dined on March 9, 2014

The Tap House Chicken Sandwich and Hand Cut Fries were delicious, definitely recommended. The Butermilk Cole Slaw was spicey and unlike any cole slaw I've ever had; very good. The server was friendly and good about refilling soft drinks. Definitely will be returning!

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