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McMenamin's Tavern

$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub
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7170 Germantown Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19119-1843
+1 215-247-9920
11:30 - 02:00
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

Not just a bar, but an excellent restaurant. Was just there 2/12/17 and ordered the salmon burger. Expected a salmon patty on a bun, but got much more! Not dry or overfilled with breading - just salmon - light and so tasty. Always good food and drink.

Thank jmphilly
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2017

Remember when you were in college and would head out at 10 to the local bar where you could hardly move. Same thing only the crowds start at 5 pm, the food is average at best, you can hardly move, not enough seating, bar is small and you cam hardly hear yourself talk.

Thank lgvillari
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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120 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

This place gets it right. Great atmosphere. Great drinks. And the food is 5-star restaurant level food. Best seafood I've ever had. I really don't go here enough. Always love heading down Germantown in the fall and stopping by.

Thank bmal77
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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94 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

I've been to this establishment a few times I was never disappointed. It's a nice bar with a "neighborhood feel". The food was excellent, drinks were in abundance, service and wait staff were very personal and professional! Keep up the good work, food comes highly recommended. I personal recommend the "fish and chips" and any of the beers (they have... More 

Thank Chris W
Houston, Texas
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124 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

When we are working at the Lutheran seminary in Philadelphia we must have lunch at McMenamins. The ale is also a must accompaniment. But beware the dessert! It is humongous and decadent not to mention delicious

Thank RevC F
Erdenheim, Pennsylvania
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

The crowd is always friendly; the seating in back is limited and opens up outside in good weather. Often lunch time sees the bar in front empty and the seating out back filled. THE FOOD IS ALWAYS A LEVEL ABOVE THE COMPETITION and their specials often-time rival the four & five-star restaurants in Center City at half the price. Although... More 

Thank Neil K
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

What else is there to say? A solid choice for value dining in Mount Airy. Atmosphere is old-time dive bar. Not a place for a sophisticated night out but an excellent choice for good food on a budget. Fish and Chips are great. PS There is a free city parking lot behind the building next door.

Thank frantica
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74 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2016 via mobile

The food at McMenamin's makes me rethink my previous five star reviews. This food was so fresh and delicious a true standout. The vegetarian chili was divine. Excellent service and diverse drinking menu. Outdoor seating was perfect for an afternoon lunch.

Thank ServerKarma113
Santa Clarita, California
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218 reviews
147 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 May 2016

Has to be the best burger ever. Very tasty, huge and came with whatever you want on top. Lots of fries too, their famous fries. We also had Irish Beef Stew, Frogs Legs, Poppers, fish and chips and beer. They have a huge selection of craft beer. The place is crowded and very busy. Parking is a problem, they don't... More 

Thank XK140NUT
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6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 March 2016 via mobile

Excellent food, great portions and great service. Had a lovely night, felt like real America! Will definitely come back

Thank Paul R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for
Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7170 Germantown Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19119-1843
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia
  • Phone Number: +1 215-247-9920

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