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The Broad Axe Tavern

901 W Butler Pike, Blue Bell, PA 19002-5132
+1 215-643-6300
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  • Excellent18%
  • Very good39%
  • Average22%
  • Poor14%
  • Terrible7%
Travellers talk about
“sandwiches” (9 reviews)
“kobe burger” (2 reviews)
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American, Bar, Pub
$$ - $$$
901 W Butler Pike, Blue Bell, PA 19002-5132
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Reviewed today

It's a neighborhood bar/restaurant close to both my house and work. We have been there many times in the past and never had a bad experience. For a few months they have been having $2 Tuesday - sort of a all day happy hour but...More

Thank Marc19002
Reviewed December 29, 2017

We stopped here for lunch because of the historical charm. Upon entering the restaurant we had to wait a few minutes to be seated. It was lunch time and they weren’t all that busy. I am a big fan of pulled pork and decided to...More

Thank Emily P
Garrett S, Manager at The Broad Axe Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded January 3, 2018

Emily - I am so sorry that your experience was not up to par today. I will make sure to speak with the chef and cook staff on duty during your visit and discuss your meal preparation. I am happy to hear that Luke did...More

Reviewed October 30, 2017 via mobile

I hope restaurants understand that not only do they need to serve good food the dining experience matters. This experience starts when a guest walks through the door. We were greeted by the host. Hmm no reservation Hmm let me check. Hmm sorry no tables....More

Thank Wendy M
Reviewed October 22, 2017

We needed to find a nice restaurant at the last minute on a Saturday night. The Broad Axe Tavern fit the bill. We booked through OpenTable. The six of us enjoyed the prompt service by Dave, and meals that had good size portions. The desserts...More

Thank Robert D
Reviewed September 20, 2017 via mobile

Every time I stop in I have the same excellent experience with good service tremendous food and competitive pricing

Thank Tracy B
Reviewed September 12, 2017

I love the Broad Axe Tavern..such a beautiful location with great food and an awesome drink selection. Some of the best appetizers I have ever had. The crab fondue is unreal!!

Thank MB1017
Reviewed August 27, 2017 via mobile

We waited for the host to seat us but ended up seating ourselves after five minutes. We sat at the cocktail tables in the bar area. The server did not introduce herself but was efficient with order taking and food delivery. The beer selection is...More

Thank Erica I
Reviewed August 17, 2017 via mobile

Awesome Kobe burger. Went for lunch and although it was slow the service was spot on. Burger was cooked perfect and very tasty.

Thank Woodstock63
Reviewed July 29, 2017

My wife and visited the Broad Axe Tavern while on a trip to the area in late July. We made a reservation at the restaurant because it claims to be an historic tavern. Upon arrival, we were disappointed to see that the interior is so...More

Thank nocflite
Reviewed July 3, 2017

Ate here the other evening on short notice, we could not get a reservation at another place or two on short notice. The food is tasty, the service was outstanding! We had sandwiches and wine. It was perfect for what we were looking for, casual,...More

Thank JP12CHE
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$31
American, Bar, Pub
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 901 W Butler Pike, Blue Bell, PA 19002-5132
    (Rt. 73 (Skippack Pike))
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Blue Bell
  • Phone Number: +1 215-643-6300
  • E-mail
Dating back to 1681, The Broad Axe Tavern is one of America's oldest taverns. Reopened in May of 2009 after undergone a multi-million dollar renovation. We welcome you to come in to see and enjoy this historic land mark. The pointed stone, hardwood and slate tiled floors give the restaurant its old world charm. Its leather booths, wood tables and iron fixtures also give it a casual elegance. The menu is a eclectic mix of small plates for grazing, grilled pizzas, large plates and tavern sandwiches. Guest favorites include Steamed Mussels, Seafood Chowder and Crab Cakes, NY Strip Steak and our Award-Winning BBQ Ribs. A great place to meet and greet with sixteen craft and imported beers on tap, over 175 bottled beers from around the world for your enjoyment. Or try a bottle of wine from our 21 Club, 38 Special list. We also have high end Premium wines or one of our great wines by the glass. Daily drink specials include happy hour 5-7pm.
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