Village Tavern

3.7
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32 reviews
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$30 and under
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American

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Welcome to the Village Tavern!

At the Village Tavern, we take a creative approach to traditional American cuisine. Our chefs have created a superb collection of comfort foods to satisfy both purse and palate. Each menu item is prepared on premise, every day, 7 days a week. From award-winning burgers to mouth-watering desserts, our delicious lunch and dinner offerings feature fresh, locally sourced ingredients.

Our family-owned establishment has been operating for more than two decades and has a loyal following. Whether you enjoy a quiet meal in our dining room, watch a game in the bar, or dine alfresco on our terrace, you too will fall in love with our affordable prices and friendly service.
What 32 People Are Saying
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4.0
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3.6
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Philadelphia
25 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Run down. Dead plants in patio seating. Table broken. Did not have ingredients for cocktail. Ghost town inside and the few tables there servers seemed overwhelmed . Cancelled app order and left. Big change since under new ownership. Will not return .

A
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 1

We had been here many years ago when it was a first class restaurant. Now they only serve bar food. We won’t be back any time soon

JP
1 review
Dined on 11 August 2019
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 2

I made reservations for Sunday Brunch in the outdoor patio area. We were disappointed to learn that brunch is no longer served there, although it is still advertised on their website. I ordered a Bloody Mary and was told about 10 minutes later that they were out of mix.
Although the food was good, the patio area wasn’t well kempt, it appeared that nobody has weeded the patio area all summer. In my opinion, the place is poorly managed which is why I would not recommend the place. In one word, disappointing.

NS
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined on 19 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

On this visit, restaurant had some issues. Only 1 dining room due to A/C problems, with ensuing service issues. They did their best. Food was was still terrific. Will go back.

OT
1 review
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, relaxed atmosphere

JA
Charleston
12 reviews
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Always a great experience! Service and manager are fantastic. Food is delicious. But please expand the menu a little bit and bring back the steak dish. That was my favorite thing on the menu!!

s
Philadelphia
27 reviews
Dined on 8 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely delicious wings!

J
Philadelphia
30 reviews
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 2

The food was great and the service was friendly and nice. They make you feel comfortable to be there. We are hoping that they will get a better wine list but their cocktails were fun.

JA
Charleston
12 reviews
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Always enjoy going here for dinner. Service is outstanding and we always feel welcomed. During our recent visit I was so disappointed that they removed the steak dish from the menu. That was my favorite menu item and they really need to add that item back in. Then they didn’t have me second choice for dinner which was also disappointing.

B
London
4 reviews
Dined on 5 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing menu and great service. Food was delicious and drinks were well made. Good atmosphere in outside area for families

D
Philadelphia
40 reviews
Dined on 28 June 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

We all felt it was just ok. We wouldn’t go back, and that’s what we had heard from a few other people, but we decided to try for ourselves.
We all ordered the brisket entree. Nothing was hot, mashed potatoes looked petrified and there was a small plastic cup of cole slaw. Also on the plate, which doesn’t make sense was a quarter piece of waffle in the plate with syrup that ran together with the brisket juice. Soggy, I edible, why they put that on the plate, we couldn’t understand. Very expensive for nothing.

Waitress was very pleasant

OT
1 review
Dined on 24 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed our lunch and waitress was very attentive! We decided to share a dessert. We ordered a cannoli to be shared There were 4 small cannoli and whipped cream and chocolate. Oh my! It was as wonderful. Could have shared with more people.

JL
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on 23 June 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Arrived at 10:20 for our confirmed 10:30 brunch reservation only to find out they were closed and no longer serving brunch on Sunday despite brunch menu and reservation times on open table. Very disappointed. Open table apologized and said they would follow up with the restaurant.

s
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 3

Our food was excellent, but the service was so slow. I think they need more wait staff. Beef brisket was to die for. Everyone liked the food. Fix the service and this would get a 5 star rating.

JA
Charleston
12 reviews
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This last visit was our 4th in 6 weeks and we love it! We live 5 minutes away and never knew it was here. It is now our go to place for dinner! Great service, great food, great staff! We’ll be back a lot more times!

J
1 review
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 1

Had an oder when we walked in. The walls need painting and ceilings need repairs. The food was not very good. Would not return. It was my first time there and my last to.

DJ
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place, great service, great food! Always a good time!

c
Philadelphia
33 reviews
Dined on 31 May 2019
Overall 2food 3service 4ambience 2

Each bar is very loud, outside dining nice, had band in wrong place became so loud we moved inside.

Older crowd which is nice to see. Maybe next time

NS
1 review
Dined on 24 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Not crazy about your wine selections. Need to change the house brand you offer. Tastes like young wines.

JA
Charleston
12 reviews
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

North Wales, PA. First of all, the hostess was fabulous! The waiter was very nice but they were short staffed and had him taking care of a large family reunion at the outdoor bar. We sat outdoors which was great but the service was very slow. We waited at least 10 minutes before anyone came to take our drink order. The waiter kept apologizing and was attentive at some points but overall slow service. We actually got tired of someone to take our check and credit card and started walking to the hostess desk but our waiter ran up to us and took care of it. The food was great. Apps should come with 4 pieces instead of 3 (cheesesteak egg rolls) - it’s easier to share. My steak was cooked the way I asked - med rare with outside charred. However the steak was a bit fatty and the mushroom sauce was over salted. The outdoor patio is great and the band was also very good. This was our first time at this restaurant and we will try it again. It could have been an off night.

OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 3 May 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Food was delicious as were the specialty cocktails. The wait staff was very attentive. We enjoyed our time. We were seated in the dining room area- it is far enough away from the bar that you forget the bar is there. We were able to enjoy dinner and conversation.

B
1 review
Dined on 2 May 2019
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 3

Been going to the Tavern for years and something has happened. We had reservations and were to be on patio. Got there with party of four and had another group meeting us for total of 12? Took 40 minutes to get a seat. But it looked like understaffing was problem as I saw multiple open tables. We cancelled our table and regrouped elsewhere. Very disappointed

l
Philadelphia
32 reviews
Dined on 2 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We dined early and on the outdoor patio on a beautiful spring day. We practically had the patio to ourselves. Delightful! Also, our server, Tori was great! all around great time and food and drinks were good.

NS
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined on 1 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

2nd time here. Food is delicious, but comes out a little slow : / Overall GREAT place for some original and terrific meals. Keep up the great work!

NS
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined on 26 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server Gabby was outstanding. Her recommendations were delicious. It’s a new-ish neighborhood place, and we will definitely be back!

GS
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on 13 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

It was very good. Everyone enjoyed their food. The ambiance was good - we were in a quiet corner. We will return.

L
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on 12 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I’ve only been here a few times and every time I’ve thoroughly enjoyed my experience.
Thank you for your exceptional service.

LG
1 review
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall 1food 3service 2ambience 1

We were very disappointed with our visit. The appetizer plates had dirty food on the & the water glasses were dirty. Two members of our party couldn't see due to the sun streaming directly in their faces. The server was polite enough to block the sun while we ordered, after seeing us hold up the menu to block the sun. Two of us ordered soup which was never served & we ended up canceling it after our entree's came out.

JC
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on 29 March 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 3

The food was good but the service was lacking

BJ
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on 23 March 2019
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 4

The food was below par.

J
Philadelphia
31 reviews
Dined on 16 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

The staff was great especially our server and the manager. The manager came over to talk to us and was very friendly and our server was extremely nice. The food was very good. The atmosphere is a little dated but since they are under new management, I'm sure they will improve that as well.

OT
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on 16 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

New owners, and this place is a hidden gem. Very tavern-like atmosphere, but our recent meal was worthy of being served at some of the most expensive restaurants on Open Table. I highly recommend.