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Village Tavern

3.9
47 reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
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  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for Groups
  • Kid-friendly

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About

Village Tavern in North Wales, PA offers you a slice of traditional American cuisine in a laid back and family friendly environment. John and Theresa Modestine have owned the restaurant since 1995 and have worked hard to ensure that it keeps up with the changing times. Dining at Village Tavern can mean sitting in the comfortable, peaceful dining room, enjoying the warm weather in a seasonal outdoor patio or watching the game on Wing Night in the bar.

The real highlight on the menu at Village Tavern is the selection of burgers and sandwiches. All the usual burgers as listed, as well as a list of signature burgers and sandwiches that features exquisite choices like the Cuban grinder (roast pork, ham, Swiss cheese, mustard and pickles) or the Scapegoat (beef burger with fresh goat cheese and onion marmalade). Local draft beer brews and bottles complement your meal incredibly well.

Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
American, Comfort Food, Burgers
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 4:00pm; Sunday: 11:00am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Daily: 3:00pm - 2:00am;
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Phone number
(215) 393-7953
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Entertainment
Live entertainment check website for up to date details.
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Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Wine
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3.9based on all time ratings
3.9
food
4.0
service
3.6
ambience
Noise · Moderate
95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0Dined on June 15, 2014

Our food was very good and our server Vanessa was excellent. Definitely will return.

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5.0Dined on June 6, 2014

Food is good and servings are generous. This place is a bit pricey which is why I chose the title. Server Patti D. is very friendly and knows the menu quite well. She came by a few times to check on us and see if we needed anything.

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3.0Dined on June 6, 2014

I have eaten here a couple of times prior ad everything was top notch. This time around the service was slow and my food had to be sent back. I ordered one of their specials (the burger of the month). When it came out it was over cooked. Not even close to the correct temperature. To add insult to injury the description stated that it was topped with brisket. It may have been brisket but it didn't taste like brisket. It appeared to be a short rib. I mentioned this and after taking my food back to the kitchen the waitress returned and apparently argued with me that the short rib WAS brisket. I relented just to get my food. When it finally came it was still over cooked. I just took it and left. Luckily I didn't have to pay for it.

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4.0Dined on May 11, 2014

Ordered two and only needed one in place of a meal.

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4.0Dined on May 10, 2014

The food is always good at the Village Tavern. I live in Baltimore, but have family in the area, so whenever we visit we always try to get over to the Tavern for dinner.

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5.0Dined on April 19, 2014

I have to really compliment Rachel our waitress. She performed excellent & outstanding service for our party of 8. She deserves 5 gold stars :)

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4.0Dined on March 28, 2014

This restaurant was new to me, nice atmosphere. 3 out of 4 people enjoyed their meal. Fish and chips was the disappointment for one diner who expected thick fries instead of the home made potato chips served, although the fish was cooked to perfection. This restaurant was able to accommodate a glutton free diner. Service was a little slow checking on things we needed. Overall comfortable, clean and the food was good.

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4.0Dined on March 15, 2014

I was meeting a date at the Village Tavern and, although we were able to enjoy a good meal and great service, we found ourselves constantly saying "What?" to each other. The restaurant has a very, shall we say, "energetic" noise level.
My date and I went to the bar afterwards and enjoyed some live music (which was very good) and a couple of drinks.
Overall, other than the high noise level, this place was a very good experience that I would do again.

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4.0Dined on March 1, 2014

Tried this neighborhood tavern based on reviews and was not disappointed. Seated right away and server was friendly. Nice variety on menu and our food was well prepared. My husband had the prime rib special and I had the Cajun chicken and shrimp with mango salsa. Both were tasty and enough leftovers to bring home for another meal. Prices are reasonable and there's something for everyone. We were seated in a dining room separate from the bar area and we could not hear the lively sports bar action unless we ventured to investigate. Live music in the bar and a deck which most likely is jammin on a summer eve! We'll be back to try the burgers and sandwiches which looked huge!

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2.0Dined on February 22, 2014

This was always our go to spot, but lately it just is not that good. Our server was very slow. When we finally got our salads, we had to wave her down to get silverware. My husbands appetizer came after our entrees were served (she said the kitchen lost the ticket, which i think she did not place the order). My prime rib was very tough. I am not sure what is happening to this restaurant. Thinking about not going back.

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3.0Dined on February 21, 2014

We really enjoyed our meal here. Good food, great prices, fantastic beer selection and friendly service.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2014

Dinner started with a great server. She was an absolute gem. Dinner - 2 of us had the shrimp stuffed with crabmeat speciad& it didn't disappoint. Their everyday menu is amazing. Oh we ordered their potato chips appetizer.....it is a MUST HAVE. Go & FINALLY enjoy a night out & don't forget to book via Open Table.....no waiting!

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5.0Dined on February 9, 2014

Good choices on menu
Large portions
Quick service
Extremely friendlywait staff

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5.0Dined on January 18, 2014

The Village Tavern is our favorite restaurant and we eat here about a dozen times a year. We highly recommend. Although, we love everything on the menu, the burgers are the BEST!

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3.0Dined on January 3, 2014

Huge portions that tasted good.

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5.0Dined on December 21, 2013

Our first time and was excellent. Service was exceptional, food was very good, and we look forward to going back and trying other items on the menu.

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4.0Dined on November 22, 2013

Neat offerings. Menu is fun and food is delish!

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4.0Dined on November 15, 2013

Great menu of beers on tap! Large menu with both dinner and pub type selections.
two of us had burgers and they were outstanding. Apps were creative and good.. My husband ordered the rib special, sadly they were very dry...

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4.0Dined on November 9, 2013

I had been to the tavern in the bar area only once before. I remember the Village burger was great and I was looking forward to having it again. Saturday's village burger was not as good as I remembered. I opted for fries instead of the chips. The fries did not taste like they had been seasoned. They weren't very good. On a positive note, the seafood bisque was delicious and the waitress was great.

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5.0Dined on November 9, 2013

Made our reservations through Open Table for a party of 10 with a request to be in the bar area for an informal get together with old friends. We were seated as requested for sandwiches and drinks. The food is plentiful and served piping hot. The wait staff was great for a large party. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves till the wee hours. We would go there again and recommend it for both casual and formal dining.

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5.0Dined on November 9, 2013

Food is excellent and the prices are very reasonable. They were extremely accomodating of our group (14 people) and the service was outstanding. Will be going back for sure!

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5.0Dined on November 8, 2013

The meal we had on friday night as delicious - everyone in our group ordered something different - from a spinach salad, salmon, pasta and crabcakes, and everything was delicious. Our waitress was very attentive and we all have a good time.

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4.0Dined on October 26, 2013

While visiting my son at Wake Forest we happened to have two meals here. The Wait staff on both occasions was knowledge=able and energetic. The food was good, albeit a bit overpriced. The atmosphere is more along the lines of a pub.

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1.0Dined on October 19, 2013

Not the best experience, service was slow, meals came out at different times and were warm not hot. Seated in the middle of a room of families with children when other tables were available in a less noisy and less traveled area. Probably won't go back.

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2.0Dined on September 23, 2013

The menu said wow but the food said ok. The portions are HUGE but taste and overall quality were only fair. We split the 3 large spring roll appetizer which was pretty good but the over-wraps were a bit dry. My patty melt was the worst I've had in the area upon reflection as the order was not prepared medium but tasted a if it had sat on the stove top for hours as it was dry and well done and tasteless save for all the stuff(onion ring, tomato, sauce) that overwhelmed it anyway. The waitress was nowhere to be found to complain. And the bread, while the best part was much, too much. My wife's turkey dinner was much better, tasted good but likewise was overwhelmed by bread and the mashed potatoes. Overall fair at best.

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4.0Dined on September 11, 2013

The food was good and the service was excellent but the noise level was out of control. I could not even hear the person I was meeting with, so I would not recommend this place for a business meeting, which unfortunately was the purpose of my lunch. However, it would be great for a casual lunch or night with friends when you wouldn't mind having to talk over the noise.

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4.0Dined on September 7, 2013

Usually short or No waiting when reservations are made. Recommend the Crab Cakes & Salmon as 2 of their best entrees. Good place for dinner for any occassion.

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4.0Dined on September 6, 2013

Waitress was very helpful, we both had the evening's pasta special--it was inventive and satisfying. Go hungry...the dessert portion were huge --ginger cookies filled with pumpkin ice cream were good.

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3.0Dined on August 31, 2013

I have to start by saying that the food was very fresh. I had a chicken sandwich, and everything about it was fresh and tasty. Even the potato chips were freshly made! The drinks were great also. There was also a lot of food. We didn't make it to desert even though we were planning to. My only issue was the incongruence between the outside of the building (old tavern), the menu (gastro-pub) and the interior of the restaurant (dingy Italian restaurant). I was disappointed that the feel of the tavern didn't go as far as the eating area. It felt like there had been a change of owners and they weren't done making it their own yet. It certainly made a nice change from the chain restaurants nearby and I will more likely go back again soon.

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1.0Dined on August 3, 2013

We were a group of 10. One of which was my grand daughter who is 4 years of age with a neuromuscular disease. she is in a power wheel chair. I also had an 89 year old women with a walker. They went above and beyond to accommodate us. We had a beautiful table with a beautiful view. We often run into problems because of our family needs but the Village Tavern now has a lifetime customer with our entire faAmily. Thank you Village Tavern staff for your kindness and accommodations.

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3.0Dined on July 16, 2013

Everyone's meal was great, except mine. The eggplant was chewy and overcooked. I notified my waitress, Kelly, about this and she took it away and suggested that I order something else, which I did.

When the bill arrived, the eggplant parmesan was removed from the bill and replaced with the burger that I ordered in it's place, but I feel, that given the issue with the meal, my meal should have been no charge.

Kelly, our waitress, was very apologetic and understanding, but I feel that she could have gone the extra mile and had the manager make an appearance at our table and I should not have been charged for my meal.

Needless to say, I was not a satisified customer last night, and would appreciate a response to this.

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3.0Dined on July 8, 2013

Very good burgers and pub food but inside decor needs some serious upgardes. The place just smells old. Correction, it reeks old...There are (2) bars small and large, and an outdoor section that is popular when they have live music and nice weather. The waitress was touting their burgers and soliciting our vote for Phily's Best.. They are good but don't make the cut in m book for slightly lacking flaover in the meat. I also had a Smithwicks that was skunked and on its way out...
Message to the owner - Time to drop some coin on interior renovations/updates...

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5.0Dined on June 25, 2013

great service and the food is excellent and you get a bang for your bucks.

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5.0Dined on June 16, 2013

everything was just great, the food was done as requested and was more than enough.

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4.0Dined on June 15, 2013

Wow - The 50/50 burger is a must try and should not be attempted by the timid... It was voted a Phillys best burger and I can see why..
This place is a great Burger and Beer joint. Beer list is varied and always changing and adding new beers. You will find great local beers and beers you won't normally find any where else..

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4.0Dined on June 11, 2013

The veggie burger had too much "stuff" with it. The crab cake was wonderful! There was too much food for a lunch, so a lot of it was wasted. If there were smaller servings the price could be lower. It was quite pricey for a lunch for 4 people! Service was great.

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4.0Dined on June 9, 2013

Overall , it was a good dining experience. All employees were friendly and did their jobs well. The prices were affordable and the menu offered a wide range of food

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4.0Dined on May 24, 2013

It seems like whenever we are there, there is a very loud obnoxious table nearby! Almost seems like it's one if the waitstaff's group of friends at the end of the night!

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3.0Dined on May 24, 2013

My third visit to the VT and was not up to my expectations. I had the Chicken Parmesan which was rather flavorless.
It was a big thick piece of chicken but was a little tough and over cooked. The sauce was good but the whole dish just did not come together. There was barely any mozzarella cheese on the chicken and I doubt they even used any Parmesan cheese. Usually on a dish like that they come table side with some cheese to add on top of the dish.
I would only come back to the VT for the pub food which means burgers and sandwiches. These are the only items I can recommend.

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4.0Dined on May 22, 2013

Second time back for what are very delicious, juicy, enormous, not low-fat, wonderful burgers! I cannot comment on anything else, but the burgers are good and worth trying. Next time I will try somthing different on the menu...

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