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Dawson's Restaurant & Bar

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440 Plymouth Rd, Plymouth Meeting, PA 19462-1608
610-260-0550
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12:00 pm - 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: Dinner, Lunch

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  • 9
    Excellent
  • 11
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Quiet, dimly lit, cool and comfortable!

After reading the negative reviews, I've realized that many things they did not like are the very things that keep me coming back again and again. I always know there will not be a wait, even on a Saturday night. I like how it is quiet, dark and rustic and the over sized red leather booths are... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 19, 2015
ClaudiaH11_13
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Lansdale, Pennsylvania
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
  • Families with children
  • Special occasions
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Canton, Michigan
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Stopped into Dawson's for a dinner - as I was staying at a nearby hotel. The place was empty - I realize it was early but, it was an omen. Ordered a glass of the house Shiraz - it tasted exactly like Reunite Lambrusco! Went with a mid-priced meal - Flank Steak, Caesar Salad, Fried apples....and the Garlic Mashed potatoes.... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

I just had dinner at Dawson's. My husband and I were very pleased with the service and the meal. My dinner was excellent, I had to get a take away container because they give you such generous portions. I'm looking forward to my dinner tomorrow night! Cynthia, Philadelphia PA.

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Helsingborg, Sweden
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Texas Wings had a funny taste from the frying pan. Suspect they had old oil. The chicken in the salad did also taste odd. Wi-fi did not work. Service was ok.

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pensylvania
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22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

We went here on saturday for fathers day dinner and it was just great. I had the filet which melted in my mouth, along with a giant caesar salad and huge baked potato. It was pretty busy which was good to see. Will definitely be back very soon

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Lansdale, Pennsylvania
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

After reading the negative reviews, I've realized that many things they did not like are the very things that keep me coming back again and again. I always know there will not be a wait, even on a Saturday night. I like how it is quiet, dark and rustic and the over sized red leather booths are private and comfortable.... More 

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Vineland, New Jersey
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32 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

When we arrived on a Friday night there were not that many people... By the time we sat down hardly anyone was left. Food wasn't good. My burger was half the size of the huge bun. The bread they serve before the meal looked like it was left in the oven too long and it tasted like it!! The drinks... More 

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Norristown, Pennsylvania
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43 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 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
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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
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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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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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
  • Price Range: $ $
  • Cuisine: American, Steakhouse

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Doing business, Families with children, Special occasions
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?