Black Powder Tavern

4.6
1299 reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American

Top tags:

Casual
Since 1746, the building that houses this tavern has played a part in the establishment of our nation; first as a respite for stagecoach travelers expanding westward and later as a covert rendezvous point for George Washington, Marquis de Lafayette, and other leaders of the American revolution. It is believed that during the infamous winter of 1777–1778 at Valley Forge, a major figure in the Continental Army, master military mind Friedrich Von Steuben, designated the tavern as a secret black powder munitions stash for Continental Army couriers. All the while, the tavern continued to provide food, shelter and cheer to the hungry, weary soldiers fighting for their independence. Today, we honor our historic tavern’s tradition with a mission to raise the spirits of our guests. We invite you to experience the small and large plates, craft beers and revolutionary hospitality that is Black Powder Tavern.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

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Starting Nov 25, 2021

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What 1299 People Are Saying
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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food4service4ambience2

Did not like the upstairs at all. If I new we would have been up there I would have cancelled the reservation

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vipDarinY
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I work near Black Powder Tavern and have been there for lunch a few times but not for dinner. Good atmosphere GREAT service and good food/drinks. My wife and I will be back!

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DeborahG
Charleston
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dining with friends.

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lisab
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on 19 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappoints my monthly visits!

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vipCharityH
Philadelphia
47 reviews
Dined on 17 October 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great service! Good food!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on 17 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always consistently good

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dhall
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on 16 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal, very attentive service and a great atmosphere. Will definitely come back again!

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MeaghanReddick
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 15 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I am so glad my family decided to eat here after a visit to Valley Forge. Best fish tacos I've had in the north- great wait staff- awesome historical site. We are from Northern VA and have high expectations for restaurants.
Really enjoyed myself. Also, my kids were thrilled that salmon was offered on the kids menu. Thank you for a wonderful time!

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DanB
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 15 October 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience3

Delivery truck was blocking handicap parking spot. Staff had no interest in correcting….

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vipKathieB
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on 13 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very nice place. Staff attentive. Food was very good and reasonably priced.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
30 reviews
Dined on 13 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great, staff was even better!

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DianeB
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Greeted nicely, Reserved table ready and exactly what we wanted. Server - attentive, but not overbearing. Food is always just right. Atmosphere - fun, but you are still able to hear the person you are with talking.

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OpenTable Diner
Tallahassee
7 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great and food well worth the visit. Alissa was friendly and helpful. The Reuben was excellent.

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JamesP
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on 8 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoy dining at Black Powder. Moved into the area about 18 months ago, found Black Powder which has become our favorite location for an evening out.

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Lynneee
1 review
Dined on 7 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fun and good food/drinks for all ages - children as well as seniors!!

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LisaC3
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great gluten free menu! Sat outside on patio and enjoyed Sunday Brunch!

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LauraJ
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2021
Overall4food2service3ambience4

Husband had cod fish sandwich special. He said piece of fish was small and very greasy. Didn’t feel well rest of day. First time we ate there. Will give it another shot.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 1 October 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Celebration

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SharonS
1 review
Dined on 24 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was good. Atmosphere is casual. Server was so polite and attentive.

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picky
Philadelphia
21 reviews
Dined on 23 September 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

all the tables were taken at noon -- clearly a popular spot. great salads -- good size portions and tasty. very personable and efficient service.

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picky
Philadelphia
22 reviews
Dined on 18 September 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Neighborhood gem. Standard pub fare with my favorite cedar plank salmon and a warm crumble to top off dessert. Excellent service.

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MfromWellesley
New England
2 reviews
Dined on 18 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it! Casual, fun, great comfort food!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 17 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The historical decor was very interesting.

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 17 September 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Food is decent, good ambience. Local go to place

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 17 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Friendly & competent service is a casual environment.

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Kathryn
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The chicken pot pie is wonderful as are the burgers!

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DaveW
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

It was a bit crowded, but not unexpected for a Saturday night. With that in mind, service was a little slow, but the server was very friendly & attentive. The food was very good and reasonably priced. I have every expectation that I'll be back again.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on 10 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect! Great food and atmosphere.

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Anniversary
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good service and food. Pleasant outside but the traffic noise is very.

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vipTheFlash
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on 3 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 1 September 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great food. The fish tacos were delicious. And the short rib grilled cheese was very tasty. The French fries were perfect. Crispy on the outside and meaty in the inside. The old colonial building a treat to be in and the staff was friendly. Prices were not bad either. Will definitely be going back.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great family dinner! Outstanding French onion soup, and delicious scallops. We will return!

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SamE
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 27 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food as always. Even met out of towers and they loved it as well. Had the meatloaf and fish, shrimp and chips. Flakey and delicious

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 26 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, service and casual atmosphere were great, really enjoyed it!

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billk
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on 26 August 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience3

food good,service good,prices reasonable and bill incorrect.

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JohnKT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 21 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Black Powder Tavern is consistent, every time! Enjoyable, delicious with service that makes you want to come back!

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vipAndreaM
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on 19 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant! The food was delicious, the service was excellent and the overall experience was great. We will definitely be back!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 15 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time diners there today. Service was quick, waitstaff very friendly. Had the fish and chips and it was as good as advertised. Will happily return!

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vipGeorgeC
Philadelphia
91 reviews
Dined on 15 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed Sunday Brunch menu- wife loved fried chicken and waffles!!!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on 14 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic dining experience. Great service, atmosphere, and menu - can’t wait to come back!

FAQs

Black Powder Tavern is rated 4.6 stars by 1299 OpenTable diners.

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 bookings at the moment.