Historic Revere Tavern

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$30 and under
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American
** In compliance with the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania closure of dine in facilities, the Revere Tavern is currently open from 12 pm to 6:00 pm for curbside take out food and 6-pack beer sales. Menu will change weekly. ** OUTDOOR DINING: Starting June 5th, hours 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Every Wednesday through Saturday. Reservations can be made now. This is WEATHER PERMITTING**
Dating back to 1740, this stone building, formerly called the "Sign of the Spread Eagle", was a "Stage Tavern". It was one of the better inns along the 62 miles of turnpike stretching from Philadelphia to Lancaster, and catered to the more prosperous class of travelers, providing him with accommodations suited to his means. Fine liquors and fine foods were served in generous portions to satisfy the hearty appetites generated by a long day in a rocking, jolting stagecoach.
Through the generations, the Revere tavern has preserved this tradition of quality and abundance.
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lauriem
1 review
Dined on 11 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was beyond expectations. Kelly, our server, was both professional and personable. We will definitely return!

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MargaretS
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful and attentive staff. Outstanding appetizers of clams and tempura shrimp. We had awesome prime rib that melted in your mouth and pan seared scallops. Beautiful room. Lovely table. Highly recommended!

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Rocky
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was excellent, from the atmosphere, to the service to the food. Been there to eat many times and am never disappointed. Will definitely go many more times.

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vipCuisineQuest
Pittsburgh
20 reviews
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

We felt lucky to find this historic gem on Open Table, while planning an overnight in the area. In fact, finding this led me to the adjacent hotel so it was perfect. Dining by the fireplace in a circa 1700’s house was just divine. Themed cocktails were fun. Food was good. Our only “complaint” was that the daily specials didn’t include a meat-free option as it was a Friday during Lent. We realized the online menu focused on beef and poultry but assumed that during Lent, they’d offer a fish special on Friday’s. Regardless, we enjoyed our dinner. Luckily for us, the hotel lobby breakfast buffet was relocated to the restaurant due to construction. Breakfast by the fireplace was a great way to jumpstart our day. If ever in the area again, we’d go back here to eat.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Birthday dinner celebration. Everyone loved their meal and desserts.

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EllenS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent! Our waitress Bonnie is awesome! We will request her the next time we visit the tavern!

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TedB
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 24 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was very good, attentive without overdoing it. The food was excellent, even the asparagus was cooked perfectly. We also felt the cost was very reasonable for the quantity and quality.

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LinziH
Richmond
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful dinner with my husband. Great service and amazing food. We felt it was economical for the quality and quantity of food also. Will for sure be back.

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ArtC
1 review
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service, great atmosphere, charming ambience - would definitely recommend to all

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Kelli
Pittsburgh
45 reviews
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice atmosphere and the food was good. Excellent service. I’d eat here again if in the area.

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dennism
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have dined here at least four times in the last year and plan to return many times in the future . Service was great and food was fantastic .

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BillF
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 20 February 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We have been to the Revere Tavern and have never been disappointed. We love the colonial atmosphere and the great food.

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KathleenW
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Went for Valentine’s Day and the food was amazing. Our server was wonderful as well but they sat a table of children in the middle of the room and it was loud and unromantic.
Would have been nice if they were sat off the main room

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SamO
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I ate at the Historic Revere Tavern on February 15 for a Valentine's weekend celebration. We had a great experience.

We had a reservation, so when we arrived we were seated promptly. The server was very friendly and attentive. She brought our drinks quickly along with rolls.

I ordered prime rib and my wife ordered crab cakes. Both were delicious. My wife commented that the crab cakes were mostly crab and had very little filler. The prime rib was a good size and was cooked medium, just the way I ordered it. Our portions were large. My wife couldn't finish all of her's.

We would certainly return again.

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LauraP
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and great food! We got there a little early for our reservation and they were very accommodating .

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bonnie is an awesome server. She makes the experience so much better. Food is amazing!

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FrankP
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Loved the restaurant atmosphere and the history of the building. But our experience was less than what we expected. The chicken in the chicken Chesapeake dish was tough and burned on the edge making it hard to chew. We had to ask for our bread rolls twice. The shrimp cocktail(3 shrimp, not deveined, was way overpriced and the shrimp were rubbery. I dropped my napkin mid service and a server picked it up but I never got another one. When i asked for another at desert I got a paper napkin. I realize it was Valentines Day weekend and the restaurant was very busy but this is unacceptable at the prices that were being charged.

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MarkW
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb! This is our favorite Valentines Day restaurant hands down. See you next year.

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KeriN
Philadelphia
19 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall4food4service2ambience4

It's a cool building, but there are apparently several doors & the one marked for entry doesn't actually take you to the host. There's a limited draft selection, I think maybe 5 beers? The food was good, but it was painfully slow. Fortunately, I allotted extra time before our event, but we were still rushed since it took about an hour to get our meals. I had the scallops, which were good. Portion size wasn't great, but the sides it came with were reasonable. The french onion soup was just OK. A little too rich for me. A friend had steak which he also said was good. His comment was that his only issue with this place was the speed.
If you're going to try this place out, make sure you give yourself at least 2 hours. We were there for an hour and 40 minutes.
I wouldn't recommend it without limitations. Not sure I'd return.

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LisaY
1 review
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was by far the best experience we have had at a restaurant!! The food, the service, the staff...ALL INCREDIBLE!! It was my birthday weekend and everyone, especially our server, Bonnie, made it extra special!! The prime rib and crab cakes were fantastic!! Can’t wait to go back!

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davidg
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Always great. Top shelf prime rib etc... Great server.

Historic Revere Tavern
Responded on 27 January 2020

Thank you for your five star rating! I will pass along your comments to our Chef.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly and efficient staff.

Historic Revere Tavern
Responded on 27 January 2020

Thank you for your five star rating. We look forward to your next visit.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 22 January 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Quaint restaurant with good service. Food was excellent.

Historic Revere Tavern
Responded on 27 January 2020

Thank you for your kind review. We look forward to your next visit.

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TAMMYS
1 review
Dined on 19 January 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience5

My Chesapeake chicken was not cold but definitely not served hot.

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MicheleW
1 review
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this restaurant! It has great ambiance, food, and staff. We have been to Revere Tavern many times and have been happy with every visit. It’s a treat to come and have dinner and a drink here. Everything we have ever eaten here is great also.

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GlennB
1 review
Dined on 3 January 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

I stay yes to the question for recommending the restaurant to a friend but was disappointed. One main reason is I noted why we were backing reservation with the open table app. I even added notes about my wife’s birthday and nothing was said or done special for my wife’s birthday. This is the second time this happened here over the past free years. My Wife’s food (Veal Parmigiana) was over cooked and we had to send it back. They also over cooked our mozzarella triangles and had very little sauce for it. And we both ordered sprite’s and they had a seltzer taste. They replaced the drinks once they replaced the empty container. So as you can see why I rates a 3 for our visit for all of these reasons. I will have to think twice about coming back.

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BarbS
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on 29 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just a walk from the Best Western, and everything was lovely. Excellent foot and our waitress was very attentive. WE have been here before, and reservation is recommended. It is busy even on a Sunday evening.

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JohnP
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 20 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful restaurant in a beautiful area. Took my family here for an after show dinner on Friday night. Had a table in front of a fireplace. Waitress was friendly and patient. Food was excellent and there was plenty of it. The whole experience was perfect. Would dine here again.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on 13 December 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience4

Rude staff and mediocre food.

Historic Revere Tavern
Responded on 16 December 2019

Thank you for taking my call today. As I said on the phone, I was shocked by your review because we did our best to get you in and out in 45 minutes since you were running 45 minutes late on your reservation. Next team meeting I will address the staff about coming out of the door with trays. I wished you would have said something about your meal that night, I would have comped your chicken. I would love for you to give us another try when you have more time to enjoy the meal. Happy Holidays.

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DonN
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2019
Overall4food2service5ambience5

Everything was great except the chicken entree was overcooked. Difficult to cut and chew.

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Woody
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on 12 December 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Our server, Bonnie, was excellent. As a matter fact, she saved the evening from being a disaster. Our meal was very good. We both had chicken...my wfie had almond encrusted and I had the chicken chesapeake...both were very good. The turtle soup was also outstanding. On the other hand, the host was very rude and certainly not customer friendly in any way. We arrived 15 minutes early and he refused to seat us until the exact time of our reservation even though the dining room was only half occupied. He said it wasnt fair to others....really. If we did not have a reservation I am certain we would have been seated immediately. We almost did not keep our reservation because of the attitude and demeanor of the host. Glad we did because our server and meal were excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food! Amazing service! Will definitely come back again and again

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HenryB
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on 10 December 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Saw the show at Sight and Sound in the afternoon and were heading to the American Music Theater for the Christmas show the next day. We like to stay at the Best Western there as the facilities are good and the restaurant is both convenient and very good. We have done this numerous times.

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Jodsgnr1
Las Vegas
8 reviews
Dined on 10 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The lovely historic building was decorated festively for the holidays! We were very impressed with the ambience, menu and service at The Historic Revere Tavern. We were seated in a cozy dining room with a working fireplace that provided a wonderful atmosphere. The menu had many different options to choose from, 2 of us chose the scallops while 1 selected the crab cake. We were all extremely pleased with our entrees. Our server, Miah, was very attentive and the manager also stopped by the table to see how we were enjoying our meals.
For dessert we chose to share a slice of cheesecake with raspberry sauce that was divine! There was a very large party seated near us and they were quite noisy but not obnoxious. We were all very pleasantly surprised with this restaurant and would definitely dine there again in the future.

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LuisS
1 review
Dined on 7 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

wonderful place which makes for wonderful memories

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vipOscaanova
New England
6 reviews
Dined on 5 December 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great place to meet and introduce an out of towner to a comfy place full of ambience and good food.

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WayneL
1 review
Dined on 5 December 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Waited 50 minutes for main course. Way too long. Steak was not edible. We asked for well done but It was so dry and hard the edges couldn’t be cut with a knife. The crab cake, soup and salad were good. Manager was nice enough to knock $25 from the bill. Won’t be going back again.

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vipBruceInJersey
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on 3 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoy dining here everytime we come to this area for a few daya getaway, and the food and atmosphere is always terrific. Sometimes we grab drinks and dinner at the bar and enjoy conversations that come easily from others at the bar in a warm and homey setting with great cocktails. Sitting in the dining area near the fireplace is special with a real sense of old world charm. This time I had a superb veal marsala, chockful of a variety of mushrooms in a delectable sauce. We’ll be back next year for our annual trip to Amish area and Revere is tops on our list for a great dining experience. And the bartenders are outstanding and make you feel like you’re a “local” which we love.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner, food was great, service was terrific.

Historic Revere Tavern
Responded on 2 December 2019

Thank you for your five star rating. We look forward to your next visit!

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Denny
Pittsburgh
23 reviews
Dined on 29 November 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

When was the last time you had snapping turtle soup and crab cakes in a Tavern that opened in 1740? What a local treasure! The food and service were very good. As it was our first visit our server Miah was very patient in explaining some parts of the menu. If you're ever in Amish Country make this a must stop on your trip. We'll be back!

Historic Revere Tavern
Responded on 2 December 2019

Thank you for such a kind review. We look forward to your next visit.

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Historic Revere Tavern offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (717) 687-8601.

Historic Revere Tavern is rated 4.4 stars by 1248 OpenTable diners.

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