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McFaul's Ironhorse Tavern

2260 Cromwell Bridge Rd, Parkville, Parkville, MD 21234
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Ranked #5 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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English first
Baltimore, Maryland
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167 reviews 167 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

Having grown up just a few miles away from this restaurant, I remember it when it used to be Saunder's Corners. That was just a lunch counter. McFaul's has transformed that restaurant into a higher end joint complete with table clothes on the table, cozy fireplace and deck seating. The bar area is very large and has a little bit... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
15 reviews 15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Mcfauls is a local place that is our go to. We always sit at the bar. The bartenders are great and very knowledgeable of tge menuxand the drinks. The food is farm to table and always good. The drinks are generous and it's a fun crowd in the bar with big screens everywhere. It's not cheap, but well worth the... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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99 reviews 99 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
294 helpful votes 294 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Came here for a Saturday lunch, during Baltimore County's restaurant week. Arrived around 1245, and waited for a table for 2 for about 30 minutes. Oddly, the Hostess then sat us at a table which had been vacant the entire time. There were many other vacant tables, which tells me they had limited Servers on duty. We ordered a drink,... More 

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

I am so sorry for your experience and for your wait. Saturdays, especially at 12:45, are typically busy for us and many days we do experience a rush and have a wait. We do not have a large kitchen and seating everyone all at once does not result in the best service we can provide. We have three dining areas... More 

Glen Rock, Pennsylvania
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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
6 helpful votes 6 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
20 reviews 20 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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
22 helpful votes 22 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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31 reviews 31 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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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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