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440 Plymouth Rd, Plymouth Meeting, PA 19462-1608
610-260-0550
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Today
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch

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Visitor rating
  • 7
    Excellent
  • 10
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
This place is closed.

I have been staying at the Springhill suites right behind Dawson's for three weeks. Not a light on but the sign. No activity for the time I have been here.

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 5, 2015
Carl G
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Families with children
  • Romantic
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32 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Norristown, Pennsylvania
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

The food use to be really good here. My last two visits were not great at all. I used to love coming here for the crab cakes. on the last two visits its been more filler than crab meat. The mash potatoes are a truly fro a box. Mondays all you can eat ribs are a joke because the first... More 

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Richmond, Virginia, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

If you are staying at the Springhill Suites in Plymouth Meeting, Pa....there are 2 dining choices to walk to. Dawson's or Azteca. Do not make the mistake I made and go to Dawson's. Not one to 'bash' a dining experience, but not impressed. Food was 'cafeteria' like and management doesn't understand how to make an unhappy customer 'happy'. Suggest staying... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

Don't let the dark windows fool you. House side salad is a small meal. Salad entree will feed us 2 more times (it is in the trunk). Prime rib sandwich to die for. Half rack of baby back ribs is also in the trunk. Fries are the best. Highly recommend and not overpriced. Service superb!

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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

I have been staying at the Springhill suites right behind Dawson's for three weeks. Not a light on but the sign. No activity for the time I have been here.

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Plymouth Meeting, Pennsylvania
Top Contributor
73 reviews 73 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

I have had Dinner there 5 X and every time it was Excellent ! I enjoy there steak's the most , espiecally there house steak ..... all the bar food is also Excellent too...... Restrooms are Very Clean and the Service is Great ..... I plan to go back again last month for that House Steak !!!!!! HIGHLY RECOMMEND this... More 

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5 reviews 5 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Service was poor and food not great. Prices to high for the quality delivered. Restaurant was not full and service and food quality explains it.

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Harleysville
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27 reviews 27 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

We recently ate here two times. The first time was good, the second time awful. The first visit we great service and great food. The second time, we did nothing but wait and the food was a disappointment. After the closure of Houlihan's, we were hoping to find a decent replacement...bummer :(

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PA
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259 reviews 259 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

First time eating here. We went early so it was not very crowded, and nice and quiet. The service was good. The food is reasonably priced, portions nicely sized, and tasted very good. Will definitely be going back for another visit.

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Norfolk, Virginia
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220 reviews 220 reviews
172 restaurant reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

My Lady and I dinned at Dawson’s for dinner. We each ordered rib eye steak, loaded bake potato and Caesar Salad. The food photographs exceptionally well, the taste just wasn’t there. The steaks looked juicy but were dry even though they were medium rare. The potato was loaded, but with blanks. The salad was beautiful to look at … but... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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28 reviews 28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

We went to Dawson's Restaurant & Bar while staying at the SpringHill a mile away and visiting Villanova. The service at Dawson's was great (though one server, not ours, was playing games on her iPad) and the food was good for the price.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 440 Plymouth Rd, Plymouth Meeting, PA 19462-1608
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Plymouth Meeting
  • Phone Number: 610-260-0550

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 9 - 29
  • Cuisine: American, Steakhouse

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Doing business, Families with children, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?