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McFaul's Ironhorse Tavern

2260 Cromwell Bridge Rd, Parkville, Parkville, MD 21234
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Ranked #4 of 77 Restaurants in Parkville
Price range: $10 - $35
Sun 10:00 am - 12:30 am
Mon - Wed 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Thu - Sat 11:00 am - 1:30 am
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Contemporary
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: "My main goal in building McFaul's IronHorse Tavern is to restore the reputation of the Baltimore County cornerstone restaurant that was located on the east side of the Loch Raven Reservoir. As closely as I can determine, Sander's Corner was built in 1886 as a blacksmith shop. It also housed the Loch Raven post office until 1953. In 1939, the post office and adjoining house were destroyed by a fire. During the two year rebuilding process, the post office occupied a corner near the current building's fireplace. The newly rebuilt structure transitioned into a general store as the need for a blacksmith diminished. The various owners that followed sold sandwiches, ice cream and sundry items. The Maryland National Guard quartered in the basement during World War II. Throughout 1941 and 1942 they kept guard over the Loch Raven dam to ensure the safety of the water supply. The Guard spent the remainder of the war in the white house at the foot of the dam, which is now used as a maintenance depot for Loch Raven watershed staff.
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Glen Rock, Pennsylvania
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Best selection and best tasting in Towson area!! Always fresh and shucked right in front of you. Some of the deepest bells and sweetest I have ever had if that is your choice. If not, always a great selection! On Friday & Saturday nights, get a reservation.

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19 reviews 19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

I have visited this restaurant on 3 different occasions. Each and every time the experience was great. I am a restaurant owner myself and have been told I am too critical when visiting other restaurants but I feel there is a standard that should be met in the hospitality industry. While I know perfection is rarely obtained I do hope... More 

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Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Drinks and food are always top notch. Service is great. Nice family place or late night place to meet with friends. Parking needs to improve but otherwise it's great!

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Baltimore, Maryland
19 reviews 19 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Dined on a Tuesday night with a party of 5. Had some raw Salt Pond oysters which were excellent. Split two orders of their buffalo style wings which were some of the best wings I've had, everyone at the table agreed. Believe it or not but all of us besides one got the fish tacos which were very good. The... More 

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Glen Arm, Maryland
18 reviews 18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

I've lived within 2 miles of this restaurant for 3 years and frequent it often. The service is typically friendly and fast, and we typically sit at the inside bar and are served by the bar manager, Brian. He remembered us by name from the beginning, and is always helpful. The oyster prices are very fare, and we get them... More 

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New Port Richey, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Situated really close to the loch raven reservoir, this has a quaint appearance, of an old roadside cafe. Going in the first thing I noticed was the filthy hand railing down the stairs to thd outside deck. We ordered food and thought that it would arrive shortly, as hardly anyone was there on a Friday afternoon. We were wrong, it... More 

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Ponte Vedra, Florida
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30 reviews 30 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Went to restaurant to check it out and made a reservation with the hostess for the next evening telling her that I was from out of state and meeting a longtime friend. Requested outdoor seating. When my wife and I arrived for our scheduled day and time we were greeted and given the worst table on the outdoor porch. The... More 

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Pasadena, Maryland
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52 reviews 52 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

I'll talk about the bad stuff first. Service was a little slow from our server. Contrasted with the bartender, who served us while we were awaiting seating. He was on the ball. Our waitress seemed not really ... there.... But that's all the bad stuff. There's an indoor bar, there's an outdoor bar. The food is good, though it seems... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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120 reviews 120 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Two large families met here and let me say we were glad we did. The food was splendid with full variety that handled a teenage vegetarian through seafood and meat lovers. The service was fun and spot on point. We enjoyed great conversations stimulated by a fun atmosphere at a large table where everyone could converse we everyone. The beer... More 

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Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Went for a get together with 4 other friends I hadn't seen in awhile so we were all excited. I chose round table off to the side near the front door instead of out on the porch because it was very hot today and they were calling for bad storms. I thought we'd be cool. Needless to say it was... More 

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Additional Information about McFaul's Ironhorse Tavern

Address: 2260 Cromwell Bridge Rd, Parkville, Parkville, MD 21234
Phone Number: 410.828.1625
Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Parkville
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 12:30 am
Monday 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday 11:00 am - 1:30 am
Friday 11:00 am - 1:30 am
Saturday 11:00 am - 1:30 am
Average Prices: USD 10 - 35
Cuisine: American, Seafood, Contemporary

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