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Drafting Room - Taproom and Grille

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635 N Pottstown Pike, Exton, PA 19341
(610) 363-0521
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11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations

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  • 31
    Excellent
  • 41
    Very good
  • 17
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Beer okay Food good

Had one of their draft beers and it was kind of watery for a Stout. Goat cheese salad was really good. Had the chicken special and that was good. It was a good stop. Nothing spectacular. But nothing horrible.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 15, 2015
JohnG229
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Worcester, Massachusetts
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West Chester, Pennsylvania
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160 reviews 160 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Been visiting The Drafting Room for over 15 years. Really loved it in the old days...excellent beer, great food, wide variety, very dependable. Recently...well last 4-5 years, not so much. Clearly have changed chefs. Beer selection on draft much more limited...and ran out of some of the limited special brews. Mine was nearly kicked and lacked carbonation and was served... More 

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Worcester, Massachusetts
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81 reviews 81 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Had one of their draft beers and it was kind of watery for a Stout. Goat cheese salad was really good. Had the chicken special and that was good. It was a good stop. Nothing spectacular. But nothing horrible.

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Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

Visited for happy hour on a Friday. Arrived at around 5PM and things were hopping, but not crazy. Place was very busy by 7PM. Adult crowd in the tap room, good beer selection. We had a few appetizers and a couple of beers. Service was snappy - wait staff was able to speak intelligently about beer selections. Like it for... More 

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Reading, Pennsylvania
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51 reviews 51 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

The goat cheese salad is a favorite. It's perfectly dressed and the texture of the toasted goat cheese patty is wonderful. But as other reviewers have mentioned, the tables need a good wiping. Everything feels sticky/greasy. If it had a good cleaning, I'd consider going back. But the prices for a salad are really steep considering the portion size. You've... More 

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Philadelphia
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77 reviews 77 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

I so wanted to just get a scrub brush and attack the entire restaurant with bleach. This place was just sticky, you could sense the layers upon layers of grease and splattered food. The food itself was bland and not at all memorable. Service was pretty good - this is about the only good thing I can think of to... More 

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Exton, Pennsylvania, USA
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

My wife and I attended a group Christmas dinner right before the holiday. Most everyone's meal appeared to be satisfactory, but my Seafood Fettuccini was marginal at best with little lump crab meat and 4-5 small shrimp. The fettuccini was also way overcooked. One the plus side the draft beer was as advertised, the service good and the cost reasonable.... More 

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Valley Forge, Pennsylvania
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62 reviews 62 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Food is good if you can get past the lack of care that the management is giving the facility. Dirty window sills with cobwebs with insects caught in them. Chipped paint along the front wall. The cigarette burns on the plastic menu was the last straw. I did send an email to the management prior to posting this review but... More 

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Miami
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151 reviews 151 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

Open late everything else around was closed. Several, hundreds, of different beers available and a decent menu if you are hungry.

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Exton, Pennsylvania
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44 reviews 44 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

The Drafting Room used to be one of the better (and more expensive) dining options in Exton but it has undergone a re-vamp of the menu and has moved down-market in recent years. The food is still good quality but the choice is much more limited. It is still a decent option and the bar area is great (if a... More 

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Chester Springs, Pennsylvania
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 via mobile

Outstanding service..menu selections. Mussels best in area. Food is top rate..homemade pastrami great. Sandwiches and burgers cant be beat. Draft Beer selection and Happy Hour best in area

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 635 N Pottstown Pike, Exton, PA 19341
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Exton
  • Phone Number: (610) 363-0521

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm

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