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The Broad Axe Tavern

901 W. Butler Pike, Blue Bell, PA 19002
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Ranked #24 of 44 Restaurants in Blue Bell
Price range: $6 - $31
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 am
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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English first
Ambler, Pennsylvania
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

I was very excited to eat at the Broad Axe as I visited there for a drink a few weeks earlier. The menu looked great and the overall atmosphere is very cool. We arrived on a Saturday night and the place wasn't very crowded. That was goos for us. We were seated right away. The server was slow and she... More 

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Hatboro, Pennsylvania
Top Contributor
81 reviews 81 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Greeted promptly at door by two of the staff who were genuinely happy to see you. Brought us to comfy booth table and had pleasure of great server, Wendy. Another great, happy employee of Broad Axe. This is a real change of pace of find great people in a venue with diverse menu. I ordered pull port sandwich which was... More 

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Reading, Pennsylvania
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173 reviews 173 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
164 helpful votes 164 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Drove out specially on a Sunday to check out the oldest bar in PA. Easy to find with GPS. Two parking lots. Nice clean and attractive exterior with the landscaping and ole stone building. We were greeted promptly by the hostess but we elected to sit at the bar. Interior is clean and comfortable. A mix of the old and... More 

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Pataskala, Ohio
16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

This place really surprised us. We came here after a 7 1/2 hour drive. Exhausted but hungry we wanted to have a good meal with as little effort as we could. The staff here was friendly. The food was amazing. I had the loaded burger and my wife the bacon style pork with mac & cheese. Both were cooked perfectly... More 

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Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Was there on a recent Sunday. The place was mostly empty, but we sat for 15 minutes with no waiter in sight. He finally appeared carrying a single beer for a neighboring table and complaining loudly about how difficult it was to pour. He finally took our order, which included a bottle of wine. He then disappeared for another 10... More 

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Broad Axe T, General Manager at The Broad Axe Tavern, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We value all our Customers...and are working to improve others time with us based on your feedback. We hope you do visit again and see that your time posting to Trip Advisor actually was beneficial not only to you and our future Guests. More 

Southampton, Pennsylvania
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Second time at ths restaurant. Party of 5 at 5PM on a Saturday. Greeted (if you can call it that) at the front by a hostess who asked us if we had a reservation. We said no and she was slightly annoyed. The restaurant was 90% empty. She seated us next to the kitchen window and that is when this... More 

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Broad Axe T, General Manager at The Broad Axe Tavern, responded to this review

Hi, Kathy. Thank you for your review. I have changed a few things based on your feedback...and it is apparent that our Guests are enjoying their time with us a lot more lately. We hope you visit again. More 

Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

I went with a group of friends here on recommendations from the wife. First off, they have an extensive beer menu, I mean really big. A large selection of drafts and bottles. They do have a great menu, and the food was quite good. I had the Fiery Axe burger, which was average at best. My daughter had an amazing... More 

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Broad Axe T, General Manager at The Broad Axe Tavern, responded to this review

Hi, Chuck. I'm new to the Broad Axe and have been making several adjustments. Thank you for your review...and I hope you notice that we value feedback by seeing the improvements in action. Glen More 

Horsham, Pennsylvania
Top Contributor
77 reviews 77 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Both the food and the staff were great. I highly recommend this restaurant for brunch and lunch/dinner. Menu is extensive and good is tasty. Staff is very friendly and helpful. Give it a try and you will not be disappointed.

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Lansdale, Pennsylvania
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

We had a party of six and were seated next to the kitchen. We asked to be moved upstairs away from the kitchen and bar and was told it was closed, so they sat us in an adjacent room, which had a dart board. The waitress was slow and disorganized. It took her 3 trips to bring our drinks. I... More 

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Broad Axe T, General Manager at The Broad Axe Tavern, responded to this review

We apologize that you had a bad experience. Since your visit, we have addressed most of your issues with the Broad Axe Tavern. Also, we tried to reach out...invite you back, but we have yet to hear from you. We look forward to your return. info@broadaxetavern.com 215-643-6300 More 

Lansdale, PA
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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Additional Information about The Broad Axe Tavern

Address: 901 W. Butler Pike, Blue Bell, PA 19002
Phone Number: 215-643-6300
Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Blue Bell
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Monday 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Tuesday 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Wednesday 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Thursday 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Friday 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Saturday 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Average Prices: USD 6 - 31
Cuisine: American

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