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The Broad Axe Tavern

901 W. Butler Pike, Blue Bell, PA 19002
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Ranked #20 of 44 restaurants in Blue Bell
Price range: $6 - $31
Cuisines: American
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Rt. 73 (Skippack Pike)
Description: Dating back to 1681, The Broad Axe Tavern is one of America's oldest taverns. Reopened in May of 2009 after undergone a multi-million dollar renovation. We welcome you to come in to see and enjoy this historic land mark. The pointed stone, hardwood and slate tiled floors give the restaurant its old world charm. Its leather booths, wood tables and iron fixtures also give it a casual elegance. The menu is a eclectic mix of small plates for grazing, grilled pizzas, large plates and tavern sandwiches. Guest favorites include Steamed Mussels, Seafood Chowder and Crab Cakes, NY Strip Steak and our Award-Winning BBQ Ribs. A great place to meet and greet with sixteen craft and imported beers on tap, over 175 bottled beers from around the world for your enjoyment. Or try a bottle of wine from our 21 Club, 38 Special list. We also have high end Premium wines or one of our great wines by the glass. Daily drink specials include happy hour 5-7pm.
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58% Recommend
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English first
Lansdale, PA
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41 reviews 41 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

Was looking forward to a nice brunch at this nice historic restaurant. Unfortunately we got a overpriced run of the mill buffet that was not worth the price charged. Food was fine, but the presentation and choices were nothing special. Brunch did not include beverages, and juice refills were an additional $2.50 each (something we were not informed of until... More

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Langhorne, Pennsylvania
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314 reviews 314 reviews
223 restaurant reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

We went to the Broad Ax for a business lunch. We were seated promptly. The service was down hill from there. They were slow to get our six menus and drinks. Slow to take our order. My fish and chips were average. Not a lot of fish in the deep fried batter. The French fries were ok. The waiter was... More

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64 reviews 64 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

We've been to the Broad Axe a few times now and really like it every time. We've had entrees, dessert, sandwiches, and beers. While everything we've had we've really liked, my favorites are by far the dessert selection and the beers. This restaurant has the most impressive beer selection I've ever encountered-the menu is literally a book! And the bonus-it... More

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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

I had one of the best steaks that I have had in many months. The service was great and the staff friendly and courteous. Nice atmosphere in a rustic setting. Watching elk and bighorn sheep on the side of the mountain was a nice bonus. We will return.

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42 reviews 42 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

so my friends and I showed up to have dinner and drinks after a night out. the place was busy so we asked if we could put our name in and the short dark haired hostess said do you have a reservation? We responded no. she then giggled and looked at us like we had 6 heads and said well... More

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Barnegat, New Jersey
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25 reviews 25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014 via mobile

Went there for our sons birthday. I was pleasantly surprised by the number of craft brews on tap. We split some spring rolls and some had soup. All were good. Everyone enjoyed there entrees. All and all a nice night out. Good times with family.

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Philadelphia, Pa.
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65 reviews 65 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

My wife and I were looking for a restaurant close to home on New Year's Eve and after checking with several other establishments that would not take a reservation for 2 after 4 PM, I came upon The Broad Axe Tavern on the Trip Advisor site. They were happy to give us a time slot at 6 PM. We arrived... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2013

We live within walking distance of this place and became regulars during our kitchen renovation this summer. My husband and I always sit at the bar to eat and we enjoy the jaw-droppingly-extensive beer selection. The food will not disappoint if you have proper expectations and understand you're eating bar food, it's fairly solid. The bar service is usually good... More

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Delaware County, PA
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2013

I believe the food at the Broad Axe is frozen & then nuked. 2 couples out for dinner. Shared 3 app's - Loaded fries (ok), cheese tray (ok - how can you ruin that?) & pumpkin ravioli. The pumpkin ravioli (on their specialty menu) was very disappointing. The 3 ravioli's ($8.95, I think) were flat, not plump. The bottoms of... More

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Skippack, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

Wife and I had dinner at the Broad Axe last night -comedy event going on at the bar. We have eaten at the tavern before withe meals being average do better. Last night our food and service were horrible. ordered diet sodas - neither of us felt like drinking last night. This seemed to PO our server to start. Had... More

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