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Jack Quinn's Lamplighter Tavern

8 Campbell Ave, Havertown, PA 19083-1523
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Ranked #24 of 68 restaurants in Havertown
Cuisines: American
Most recent review
- May 20, 2014
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60% Recommend
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English first
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
12 reviews 12 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

Have been going there for years and the food has been good, but not exceptional. Tonight, with a new chef, the food was exceptional. I had a chicken, strawberry salad that was very good, and was falling off the plate there was so much. Wife had a eggplant stack with roasted tomatoes and pasta that was also a very large... More

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Aston, Pennsylvania
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

Bartender on Saturday afternoon was unbelievable, quick, and dead on, a must stop for sports bar fans

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Bala Cynwyd, PA
11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

Our family has been going to the "Lamplighter" for years. The food has always been good, the desserts (cooked by Mrs. Quinn and her daughters) are always wonderful. Courtney made petite cheesecakes for the Sunday brunch and they were to die for. Now they have gotten a new chef, who does dishes a little differently and SO GOOD! We have... More

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Havertown, Pennsylvania
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

The Lamplighter is in the heart of the Township - - walking distance for oh, so many - -BUT, the place needs a cleaning - - the food needs updating - (though the help is friendly) it is the food that keeps this place from being packed! Restaurant Makeover should be called in - - with a little TLC -... More

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Phila, PA U.S.A.
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37 reviews 37 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2013

my wife got ill here threw up all over everything after having onion soup. I have eaten here before with no problem in facxt I liked the place. wife refuses to go back here. I would go back again if I were by myself

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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268 reviews 268 reviews
170 restaurant reviews
307 helpful votes 307 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2011

The Lamplighter is one of those iconic neighborhood bar/restaurants. It's lore is passed down from generation to generation and the diners and drinkers are also of all ages. Owner Jack Quinn was smart to position himself as the go-to place if you want to casually celebrate anything...pre-wedding, post wedding, Communions, Confirmations or just hoisting a few to the dearly departed.... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2011

Food took forever. Food was not good at all (overcooked, undercooked, cold). There was only one waitress when we were there (on a Saturday evening) and she simply could not keep up. Friendly enough, but way too overwhelmed. I will not return to this place for dinner. Seems like a fine place for a drink but that's it.

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1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2010

good food, friendly atmoisphere, low key, good bartender (Jen-I think), Blues music on Monday nights- excellent music/misicians. a 'hidden gem' in Philly burbs!

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2009

I think that have really good food, laid back local place. Prices are reasonable for what you get.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2008

Close to home

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