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Cawley's Tavern

American, Irish, Pub
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7919 W Chester Pike, Upper Darby, PA 19082-1427
+1 610-449-1194
08:00 - 20:00
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Fri - Sat 08:00 - 23:00
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Drexel Hill, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
Reviewed 16 February 2016

I habvebedn going in Cawley's four 30 plus years. Love the staff they treat you like family. Best prime rib sandwich I've ever haf

Thank Eileen Light F
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 May 2015

We go here often - LOVE their reubens! Have never had a dinner we didn't like! LOVE to celebrate St. Patrick's Day there. Love the sound of Irish accents and the friendly service! Home-y...nice place to visit with friends and unwind. Love this family-owned business, and go there often.

Thank Nancy H
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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157 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2015

I guess one knows a place is good when the line is out the door. Well..it was St. Patrick's Day and this is an Irish Pub. But I stayed and the food was very good. I had a corned beef special and I must say it was the most tender corned beef I have eaten. There were 11 of us... More 

Thank Linda0813
Drexel Hill, Pennsylvania
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41 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2015

My husband and I first stopped here because the wait at another local restaurant was too long. We're hooked -I thought it would be decent bar food at best-I soon found out it was much more. The first time I got a delicious chicken cheesesteak and fries, while my husband opted for a dinner special-Salmon Chesapeake which included a salad... More 

Thank Elizabeth A
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18 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2015

the food is actually above average but too many irish drunken immigrants that are hard to understand even when sober because of their brogue.still it is better than most local dives in the area.

Thank rick t
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51 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 December 2014

It's a great spot, especially being on West Chester Pike. Often stop on the way in to or out of Upper Darby. I use the street parking around the corner. They run daily dinner specials of enough variety for all. I am fond of the Shepard's Pie and the Prime Rib Sandwich is especially tender and tasty. Commend it to... More 

Thank JanetRL
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 15 November 2014

It's a nice place for brunch. Sometimes it's hard getting a parking spot. The food is very good. Never went in the late evenings. That's more for the younger age.

Thank Nor E
Upper Darby, Pennsylvania
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188 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 September 2012

Being very convenient down the street, we visit for the food, friendliness of the owners, Mr. & Mrs.Cawley. They greet patrons when it is their first or 50th trip to Cawley's with their Irish Brogue. Very clean, servers are excellent in manners; does not rush. The bar is separate from the dining area, not a huge dining area but very... More 

Thank Lulu S
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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35 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2012

The bartenders only give attentive service when Mr. Cawley is on site! Would go there more..... If the owner is there because then I know I will receive great service.

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Reviewed 16 December 2007

Best best best resturant around. The cheesesteaks are to die for and the fries. The service is great, there is always a smile on the waitresses face.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
American, Irish, Pub
Restaurant features
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7919 W Chester Pike, Upper Darby, PA 19082-1427
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Upper Darby
  • Phone Number: +1 610-449-1194

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?