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McNally's Tavern

$$ - $$$American, ,
8634 Germantown Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19118-2841
+1 215-247-9736
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good27%
  • Average7%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“soups” (7 reviews)
“salami” (5 reviews)
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American, Bar, Pub, Soups
$$ - $$$
8634 Germantown Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19118-2841
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Reviewed 29 November 2017

This place looks like a dark little pub, but OMG the food!! We were here on a food tour, and I don't eat red meat, so no schmitter for me... However, they made me a g.b.s. sandwich (a vegetarian version of the schmitter) and it...More

Thank MeraKi25
Reviewed 25 October 2017

Great beer, amazing sandwiches - even if you're vegetarian! - and a really warm, neighborhood atmosphere make this an absolute must-see stop if you're in the area. Try the coconut cake, too!

Thank EdBareiss
Reviewed 12 October 2017

In Chestnut Hill to see an exhibit at Woodmere Art Museum, my wife and I had decided that we would eat lunch at McNally's Tavern. We'd checked out the positive reviews on TripAdvisor. My wife ordered a bowl of Wisconsin Cheddar soup, and I chose...More

Thank Joe R
Reviewed 11 September 2017 via mobile

In the Philadelphia area by myself for work and decided to give this place a try for The Schmitter. It was tasty and good, but I don't think it's as great as many others do. Just a warning, the sandwich is messy and you will...More

1  Thank Croix B
Reviewed 9 August 2017

This was the start and finish of our Tour this time. The Schmitter is so good most of our group had it twice. While there we learned so much about all of the events that happen thru out the year. We know that a return...More

Thank Doob69
Reviewed 30 June 2017

McNally's is a great Philadelphia institution. The food is consistently excellent, the service is friendly and attentive and you feel as if you are welcome, whether you are a regular or first time guest. The famous menu item is the Schmitter sandwich but the Dickens...More

Thank anne s
Reviewed 21 June 2017

Local, long-standing watering hole in my humble opinion, the best neighborhood in Philadelphia. Anything on the menu will satisfy you, but you HAVE TO go for the famous Schmitter, a Philadelphia-area staple. Not as well known as the basic cheesesteak or Italian pulled pork, but...More

Thank Brian S
Reviewed 30 May 2017

Fun place to visit in Chestnut Hill. The staff know many customers by name. Service was great. Looks like you would need a reservation if you would want to eat there. There are only a few table. Food looked good

Thank allisonh379
Reviewed 27 May 2017

three of us stopped in to experience the "other" Philadelphia sandwich. The Schmitter. First: this place is small - maybe ten tables? 30 to 40 people at the most. maybe another ten at the bar. Old wood paneling low ceilings. Oozes history. My family had...More

Thank 29paskier
Reviewed 22 May 2017

What's not to love about McNally's! It has been around for decades and, truthfully,it used to be that the only people who went were those who knew which door to open. Now it is marked clearly and has a bench outside. The food is good...More

Thank HappyMommy41
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Tom E
6 November 2017|
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Response from Croix B | Reviewed this property |
They do... it’s how I paid.
Phyllis V
11 October 2016|
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Response from drinnc1958 | Reviewed this property |
Since I was just visiting family and live in NC, I have no idea whether they're open that day.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$15
American, Bar, Pub, Soups
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8634 Germantown Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19118-2841
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia>  > Chestnut Hill
  • Neighbourhood: Chestnut Hill
  • Phone Number: +1 215-247-9736
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