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McFaul's Ironhorse Tavern

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American, Seafood, Contemporary, Pub
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2260 Cromwell Bridge Road, Parkville, Parkville, MD 21234
+1 410-828-1625
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11:00 am - 1:00 am
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Sun - Wed 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Thu - Sat 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Drinks, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Valet Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: "McFaul's" provides an Irish undertone and a subtle insight into the...
"McFaul's" provides an Irish undertone and a subtle insight into the atmosphere and cuisine we will provide. "IRONHORSE" was a term used by Native Americans to describe locomotives and will emphasize the Ma & Pa Railroad heritage. "IRONHORSE" is also a reference to Maryland's sports legends; dedicated men who worked hard and gave all that they had for the success of our local teams. These iron horses include Johnny Unitas, Art Donavan, Bill Pellington, Brook Robinson, Cal Ripken, Eddie Murray and Ernie Tyler. The word "Tavern" fits the setting quite well and describes a comfortable place with time-honored recipes, friendly service and a unique selection of spirits. The decor throughout the entire restaurant is of Irish and Old English influence. Unique themes and motifs are used in each designated area. The first, or front, dining room has a fireplace and serves as a tribute to Baltimore County and the location's rich past. Vintage pictures and interesting local art provide a bit of history and traditional warmth for our main IRONHORSE dining room. The second, or side, dining room will is named the "Baltimore" room. This area showcases photographs by Aubrey Bodine, Baltimore's famous pictorialist. It will also serve as our "Media" and "Event" room. The Baltimore room can be rented for corporate meetings and wedding rehearsal dinners. This area naturally flows into the deck area and when combined with our deck bar, will serve as a great place to have a "private" event. The third, or back, dining area is called the the Loch "Raven" Room. This bar area has an adequate dining space as well as a eighteen person bar that houses four large HD televisions. This room specifically showcases Loch Raven history and the Baltimore Ravens. The Loch "Raven" Bar has autographed Ravens photos and unique memorabilia that makes it the best place to watch Baltimore's favorite pastime. The outside deck area, when weather permits, is primarily used for outdoor dining. It can be used as a secondary bar and as an optional "private" bar area for events and rental parties. All of these rooms tie into each other and juxtaposed accordingly showcase Maryland's rich history as well as the location's unique attributes. I feel McFaul's IRONHORSE Tavern at Sander's Corner will become a place to relax and enjoy great food and spirits."
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good food, nice atmosphere

Visited on a holiday weekend with friends and still managed to get a table right away. Atmosphere is warm and comfortable. Service was friendly and accommodating. The menu is diverse with plenty of Maryland favorites. Very nice beer selection. Prices are very fair. Portions are average size... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 10, 2015
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Baltimore, Maryland
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

My fiancée and I love it here, and go back at least once a month. The food is great - we haven't had anything we didn't like. The service is friendly and attentive. Definitely go on Tuesday or Wednesday for half price wine night

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McFaul_Towson_MD, Owner at McFaul's Ironhorse Tavern, responded to this review

Hello and thank you for that wonderful five star review! Our staff at McFaul's Ironhorse Tavern will be pleased to know that we are still raising the bar for customer service. We hope to see you two again! Have a great day. More 

Baltimore, Maryland
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

It was a gorgeous day, and the deck is just lovely. No complaints there, except maybe turn the music down a little. We had 2 waiters, good wait staff. I had the smaller lobster mac & cheese and a side of ginger lemon cole slaw. Surprisingly, the cole slaw had no seasoning or flavor. It was fresh crisp cabbage with... More 

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McFaul_Towson_MD, Owner at McFaul's Ironhorse Tavern, responded to this review

Thank you for the feedback. It is good to hear you enjoyed the ambiance and our attentive serving staff, but we do apologize for you meal being less than ideal. Seasoning is a large part of our meals and we aim to bring out the best flavors for each dish. With that being said, we may have under-seasoned your dishes... More 

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16 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Visited on a holiday weekend with friends and still managed to get a table right away. Atmosphere is warm and comfortable. Service was friendly and accommodating. The menu is diverse with plenty of Maryland favorites. Very nice beer selection. Prices are very fair. Portions are average size and the food is well prepared. I would recommend this tavern to everyone.

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McFaul_Towson_MD, Owner at McFaul's Ironhorse Tavern, responded to this review

We're glad that you and your friends had a great time with us. We take great pride in our food, drinks, service and overall experience, so it's great to know that all aspects of your visit went well and you enjoyed our menu and selection of beer. Thank you very much for the review and recommendation, we hope to see... More 

Baltimore, Maryland, United States
Level Contributor
37 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

We went on a Monday for half priced oysters and pints (both deals only overlap from 7-8 I think... half priced pints are til close though). I have to say the prosciutto and fig pizza is one of the best things I have ever eaten. We will return.

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McFaul_Towson_MD, Owner at McFaul's Ironhorse Tavern, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review. We're glad to hear that our prosciutto and fig pizza was one of the best things you've eaten, we take great pride in the dishes that we serve and really enjoy hearing when our customers love our food too. We look forward to having you come back! More 

Baltimore, Maryland
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

We have only been there in the winter, but everything from the valet parking to the table service is excellent. The food is delicious and they have an excellent selection of craft beers. In the winter, the back patio is enclosed and heated and makes for a fun place to hang out or eat a meal.

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McFaul_Towson_MD, Owner at McFaul's Ironhorse Tavern, responded to this review

Thanks for the review Lindsay, we appreciate you stopping by. You are right, the back patio can be quite a great experience and fun place to hang out in the winter. We like to think that the food and craft beers help add to that experience add to that as well. You should join us on the patio in the... More 

Glen Arm, Maryland
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Fish and chips used a fish I could not identify. It was NOT the cod promised on the menu. Fries ok. Not as hot as we would like But anyone can do that. Beer was served between lukewarm and cold The server was polite and I was just tooooooo tired from a long day to Complain. Just decided to never... More 

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McFaul_Towson_MD, Manager at McFaul's Ironhorse Tavern, responded to this review

Thanks for sharing your experience. We would like to apologize for the several visits you had that were less than satisfying, and in this particular care, for your food being under-par. We assure you that we do only use fresh cod for our fish and chips and apologize if it seemed like a different fish when served to you. We... More 

Baltimore, Maryland
Level Contributor
40 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Wow! Just...wow! Probably one of the greatest experiences I've ever had. From the valet parking to the beautiful grounds. From the great service to the amazing food, this place is #1 in my book. The food tasted so fresh and so good. My family and I shall return.

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McFaul_Towson_MD, Owner at McFaul's Ironhorse Tavern, responded to this review

Wow! Thanks for the great review. From our atmosphere to our service to the food we serve, we take pride in giving our customers a great experience, and it thrills us to hear that you had such an amazing experience while dining with us. We greatly appreciate you stopping in and also taking the time to share your experience. We... More 

Baltimore, Maryland
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

great food and atmosphere! Marissa our waitress was very enjoyable. Rockfish tacos and burger were outstanding. Go and enjoy!

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McFaul_Towson_MD, Owner at McFaul's Ironhorse Tavern, responded to this review

Hi Becky, thanks for stopping by. We're glad that you enjoyed the Rockfish tacos, they're one of our more popular dishes among diners. We believe that a good dining experience is not only about the food, but all aspects including the environment and service. This makes it great to hear that you not only enjoyed the food, but also Marissa's... More 

Philadelphia
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31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

We came for a late lunch and almost stayed for dinner - sitting out on the porch on a warm late spring day. Rave reviews for various crab dishes, particularly the crab cakes, and the oyster stew. Very good sweet potato fries. The beer choices are extensive and apparently really good. I ordered a small bottle of prosecco, which was... More 

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McFaul_Towson_MD, Owner at McFaul's Ironhorse Tavern, responded to this review

Thanks for sharing your experience. Nothing beats sitting on a patio, relaxing with friends on a beautiful spring day. We're glad that you enjoyed your various crab dishes and our extensive beer menu. We would like to apologize for being out of prosecco, we hope that the choice your server suggested was still to your liking. We do agree, it... More 

Baltimore, Maryland
Level Contributor
15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

This was our first visit and we had a great time! We sat on the deck on a nice night and enjoyed the steam pot and flank steak - both delicious! Service was great, as was the music they had that night. I recommend checking out this off-the-beaten path place!

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McFaul_Towson_MD, Owner at McFaul's Ironhorse Tavern, responded to this review

Thanks for the review! We're thrilled to hear that you found your steam pot and flank steak to be delicious, and that the service and music were also to your liking. We always aim to provide our customers with good food, good service and a nice relaxing atmosphere and love to hear when our we were able to provide this... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2260 Cromwell Bridge Road, Parkville, Parkville, MD 21234
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Parkville
  • Phone Number: +1 410-828-1625

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 35
  • Cuisine: American, Seafood, Contemporary, Pub

Description

"McFaul's" provides an Irish undertone and a subtle insight into the atmosphere and cuisine we will provide. "IRONHORSE" was a term used by Native Americans to describe locomotives and will emphasize the Ma & Pa Railroad heritage. "IRONHORSE" is also a reference to Maryland's sports legends; dedicated men who worked hard and gave all that they had for the success of our local teams. These iron horses include Johnny Unitas, Art Donavan, Bill Pellington, Brook Robinson, Cal Ripken, Eddie Murray and Ernie Tyler. The word "Tavern" fits the setting quite well and describes a comfortable place with time-honored recipes, friendly service and a unique selection of spirits. The decor throughout the entire restaurant is of Irish and Old English influence. Unique themes and motifs are used in each designated area. The first, or front, dining room has a fireplace and serves as a tribute to Baltimore County and the location's rich past. Vintage pictures and interesting local art provide a bit of history and traditional warmth for our main IRONHORSE dining room. The second, or side, dining room will is named the "Baltimore" room. This area showcases photographs by Aubrey Bodine, Baltimore's famous pictorialist. It will also serve as our "Media" and "Event" room. The Baltimore room can be rented for corporate meetings and wedding rehearsal dinners. This area naturally flows into the deck area and when combined with our deck bar, will serve as a great place to have a "private" event. The third, or back, dining area is called the the Loch "Raven" Room. This bar area has an adequate dining space as well as a eighteen person bar that houses four large HD televisions. This room specifically showcases Loch Raven history and the Baltimore Ravens. The Loch "Raven" Bar has autographed Ravens photos and unique memorabilia that makes it the best place to watch Baltimore's favorite pastime. The outside deck area, when weather permits, is primarily used for outdoor dining. It can be used as a secondary bar and as an optional "private" bar area for events and rental parties. All of these rooms tie into each other and juxtaposed accordingly showcase Maryland's rich history as well as the location's unique attributes. I feel McFaul's IRONHORSE Tavern at Sander's Corner will become a place to relax and enjoy great food and spirits."
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 12:00 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 - 1:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 1:00 am

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