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McFaul's Ironhorse Tavern

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American, Seafood, Contemporary
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2260 Cromwell Bridge Road, Parkville, Parkville, MD 21234
410.828.1625
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11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Wed 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Thu - Sat 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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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Good for:
Breakfast/Brunch
Reservations
Late Night

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  • 24
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    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 3
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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
Most recent review
Upscale treat

In the middle of nowhere, here is a classier casual place. The menu is not large but, the food is infused with flavor and well presented. The wait staff is attentive, knowledgeable and pleasant. On very hot days, we like the deck but- autumn and winter are cozy near the fireplace.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 13, 2015
Buttersthecat
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Parkville MD
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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English first
Parkville MD
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

In the middle of nowhere, here is a classier casual place. The menu is not large but, the food is infused with flavor and well presented. The wait staff is attentive, knowledgeable and pleasant. On very hot days, we like the deck but- autumn and winter are cozy near the fireplace.

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Baltimore, Maryland
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

I went here during restaurant week and the place was crowded. It's hard to give a review during restaurant week because I think the restaurant is preparing for a crowd and typically it's a crowd they don't necessarily know. Unfortunately my meal was cold and undercooked. My guess is they were overwhelmed.

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5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

McFaul's has out done itself. The food and atmosphere, will make your dinning experience next to none. It's location is so unique, surrounded by, trees, corn fields, and water. You can choose to eat indoors or out. Either way, the view from the bar side of the restaurant is awesome. A nice fireplace is found in the main dinning room.... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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173 reviews 173 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

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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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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105 reviews 105 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
318 helpful votes 318 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
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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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29 reviews 29 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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
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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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2260 Cromwell Bridge Road, Parkville, Parkville, MD 21234
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Parkville
  • Phone Number: 410.828.1625

Price and Cuisine

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

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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