the Great American Pub - Phoenixville

4.5
191 reviews
$30 and under
American
We are a Pennsylvania Co-vid certified restaurant following all CDC guidelines.
The Great American Pub is an American-style bar and grill. This family-owned and operated establishment is a friendly neighborhood hot spot, located in the historic Columbia Hotel. Chef John and his staff have a versatile menu with a little bit of everything as you would expect from a Great American Restaurant. Brisket, wings, brick oven pizza, calamari, even a Vegan and Gluten-Free menu. Community focused and we look forward to seeing you in the heart of Phoenixville very soon. Check out our website for Menus or order curbside pickup and take out through TOAST (online or through the app on your phone, tablet, or computer.)

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
  • 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
  • Staff temperature check required
What 191 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 22 March 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

It was a big disappointment. Dirty glasses, got the order wrong, waiter never checked on us to see if we needed anything and when asked to speak to manager, she didn’t offer to do anything and acknowledged that there were previous issues with our waiter

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 13 March 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Delicious food, always grateful for the vegan options! The impossible quesadilla with cashew crema was outstanding. Service was pretty slow but there was only one server outside and she had a lot of tables. Totally understandable and we were in no rush.

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JimE
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on 10 March 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Fun trivia night. But, wish the specials were better.

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vipChad
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on 9 March 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Nice atmosphere. Safe. Clean environment. Stick with the pub food. The salmon was overcooked and dry. My wife lived the reuben.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience3

We love coming here! We always have good food and have a good time. The spinach artichoke and crab dip is usually my favorite but this time it tasted different and was very very full of artichokes. And the outside was still a bit cold in the tent, as they don’t have the propane for the heaters anymore. But everything else was great!

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vipGMass
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 6 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was amazing! Food was so delicious and we had a great time celebrating our anniversary!

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TCol
Philadelphia
19 reviews
Dined on 26 February 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Good place for basic bar food, burgers and wings etc. big selection of drafts. Not 4-star dining and doesn’t pretend to be. Great spot for a casual meal and a beer or cocktail

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on 20 February 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Cool spot but food was very boring - not much flavor to speak of. Service was pretty bad as well, didn’t get plates for appetizers or utensils for the the entree. Also had to ask for napkins because those are apparently an afterthought. Waitress did give us a free beer and apologized for the terrible service, for what it’s worth. Phoenixville has like 25 better options.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on 20 February 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Food was great, the restaurant was really busy so service was a little slow. I’ve been here many times before and this is normally not the case. Still had a great time.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on 20 February 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food was great but it was very pricey. $14 for a burger which didn’t include fries is too expensive for my taste.

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JamesG
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

More food options and specials would be nice. The only burger option was build your own burger.

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JerseyDan
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience2

I like to refer to this as our Valentines disaster. We had a reservation. The hostess was no where to be found and when she showed up she was somewhat unfriendly and didn’t know what she was doing. When she sat us our table was disgusting. It took 20 minutes to get a server to our table. The “busboy” bringing out food was clueless and rude to people. Everyone in our side of the building were complaining about horrible or non existent service. Our appetizer was served on a wooden cutting board and the dipping sauces were missing and we didn’t get small plates to use. The entrees were pretty tasty but way overpriced as were the drinks. This place has been having the same complaints for over a year now... THATS A MANAGEMENT FAIL NOT THE STAFF. You had almost no staff on during a busy holiday and the ones that were there were untrained or inexperienced.

We will not be returning and we will make sure none of our friends do either. Great American Grill?? Great American Fail

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RabekahC
Poconos
2 reviews
Dined on 13 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Although my boyfriend and I were there 15 minutes early for our 11am reservation (right when they begin serving lunch) we were seated and offered drinks right away! Our waitress was not bothered AT ALL by our early arrival. Our plates arrived in a timely fashion, and I was BLOWN away at the deliciousness of the Impossible Quesadilla- I thought to myself “this is WAY too good to be vegan!” And my picky boyfriend was satisfied with Mac and cheese and fries. I also enjoyed the truffle Asiago tater tots and red beer ketchup from the Valentine’s menu. Will DEFINITELY be back.

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JackM
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 5 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food beer and entertainment

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 5 February 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Went for Happy Hour. Brielle was our server and remembered us. We got drinks and each had food and spent just under $35. You CANNOT beat that price especially in Phoenixville.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 29 January 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was pleasantly surprised that there was entertainment! Very nice experience!

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vipPatriceL
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on 23 January 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoy going to The Great American Pub, esp. in the warmer weather where we can eat and listen to the great bands! Hopefully the bands will all be able to play again.
Our server Danny was so nice and accommodating, ty Danny! Food was delicious as always!

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carlyb
1 review
Dined on 22 January 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat in the tent, on a Friday night and there were only two other tables there that were spread out. The host was the sweetest on the phone and in person. The server was great and the food was better. We had the fajitas and the gnocchi, lobster and it was so good!

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JanetM
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on 20 January 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were outstanding!

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CasualDiner
1 review
Dined on 16 January 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We had a nice time food was good drinks for solid.

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Emily
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 16 January 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience2

Made reservations for a table and received a booth that wasn't sturdy, the back of the booth would more significantly and made for a very uncomfortable situation. The service was rather itself was rather slow, took more than 15 minutes to even be greeted and then another 10 or more to receive our first drinks. The food was delicious but overshadowed by the slow service and poor seating accommodations. Even asked our server/bartender about the booth and she mentioned its been like that for sometime, seems to me they are neglecting upkeep.

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Rofo
1 review
Dined on 15 January 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great service, comfortable atmosphere, good food. What more could you ask for?

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JaniceA
6 reviews
Dined on 15 January 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Great food and service. First time eating at the Phoenixville borough - great find, will come back

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vipPatriceL
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on 9 January 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We enjoy dining at the Great American Pub. Food is great and people there are very nice, our server Michele was especially kind! We love going in the warmer weather to eat outside and enjoy listening to the great bands!

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JadeB
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 3 January 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

A little cold in the tent, but to be expected based on weather. Otherwise, nice atmosphere, beautiful restaurant, and delicious food.

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KarenRPHfoodie
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on 1 January 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience1

Outside tent was freezing should have been closed. Rain coming in sides a d tower heaters threw no heat
My toes were numb by end of meal
Apparently we were told the owners came in and dined inside at 2 full tables in back dining room and 3 patrons at side of bar table which is why the server did not return to us. I went to get the check to get some warmth. I asked why these people were there were told oh they are the owners and then people at bar worked there. Do not belive the latter part. Poor experience.

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MaryW
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great menu variety and ale for the price. There is a large amount of outdoor seating and there are heat lamps staggered through out the area.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great meal great service and great outdoor dining experience

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on 11 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Pub did a great job creating a Covid safe place to dine!

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viplicia
Philadelphia
24 reviews
Dined on 11 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Husband and I got in a final dinner for us at GAP. We went to see our favorite Bartender, Michele. We were seated at the back bar and Jenny was great as our server. We split the brisket fries and they were great, meat was tender and flavorful. Tried the new brick oven pizza. Had the garlic and spinach and it was very good. Lime refresher from the bar was tasty. We got to see Michele and wished her a wonderful and prosperous holiday! We wish the same for John and all the GAP staff. Thanks for a yummy night before more restrictions.

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felixc
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 22 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The waitress was courteous and very professional.
The food was very good and the price was reasonable. We will be back

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AimeeS
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 14 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved everything about the outdoor setup, plus all the heaters and fireplace. Service was great as well.

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EdwardL
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have walked past this restaurant for the last 2 years and unfortunately my timing happened to hit their busy time. Being retired now my schedule is more flexible and allowed me to try it this week. What a great place. My wife and I sat outside which was fantastic. They have a great table setup with canopies over them, outdoor lighting, the area is fenced in and the outside of the restaurant is painted nicely. Outdoor heaters, a fireplace and fountain. Great atmosphere. The service was excellent. The food was great and the prices in line with the smaller venues in the area and quite affordable. This is now my new favorite and I highly recommend it.

the Great American Pub - Phoenixville
Responded on 14 November 2020

Thank you for your great review! We are sorry you had walked by for 2 years, before you were able to enjoy what our establishment has to offer, but are also glad you finally had an opportunity to get out there and experience our outdoor seating area. It has been a work in progress since we opened in May of 2014, but well worth the effort. Be safe out there, and we are looking forward to having you come back in the future!

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MoFlo
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on 7 November 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

I reserved seating for 4 at 7pm. We actually became 6 of us and showed up at 6:15 because entertainment started earlier. Hostess was great seating us when we got there and accommodated the 6 of us. Unfortunately because of having to be seated in a larger glider, we really couldn’t hear the entertainment very well. Doesn’t seem to have any sound system towards the back end. Overall was a great night.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on 7 November 2020
Overall4food3service1ambience5

First time there. Definitely busy so make a reservation. Took 20-30 minutes to get our drink order after placing it. No exaggeration there. Food came a while after that. Food was good but not great. The service was honestly the biggest negative. Parking is definitely challenging in Phoenixville on the weekends. The atmosphere is great, so we would try it again.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined on 7 November 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Really unique atmosphere. Took our waitress some time to get to us. I expect more promo service and tip very well for that! Food was good!! Typical pub food. Brisket grilled cheese pretty good!! It was cold in the resteraunt because they had doors open to serve outside tables due to the COVID restrictions. I get that but when asked to be seated inside you don’t want to feel like your freezing outside, inside. Anyways it’s worth going to! The drinks are very good!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 6 November 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience5

Great outside seating.

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CarolB
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 24 October 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The service was good and the food was just fair.....nothing to write home about

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
11 reviews
Dined on 23 October 2020
Overall3food5service1ambience4

Very nice atmosphere and delicious food. The service was extremely poor, we barely saw our server after we waited at least 15 minutes for one to come the first time, then had to wave someone down after. They need more staff members, you could tell they were all
Overwhelmed.

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vipAdventureFoodie
Philadelphia
22 reviews
Dined on 14 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful outdoor dining. Great food, great service!

FAQs

the Great American Pub - Phoenixville offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (610) 917-3333.

the Great American Pub - Phoenixville is rated 4.5 stars by 191 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.