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Dawson's Restaurant & Bar

440 Plymouth Rd, Plymouth Meeting, PA 19462-1608
610-260-0550
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Price range: $9 - $29
Cuisines: American, Steakhouse
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Doing business, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Doing business, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch
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59% Recommend
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  • English first
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English first
Chicago
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

I frequent this restaurant as the food is consistent and most of the staff have been there awhile and there are no surprises. The salmon is excellent, the salads are great, and my friends enjoy the pasta entrees. The wine list could be improved, but they make a great martini!

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King of Prussia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Consistent food, quieter than other local places so good for a business meeting. Wait staff has gotten to know us.

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Bellevue, WA
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

Our large family was staying up the hill at the Springhill Suites for a memorial service. It had been a difficult day when we a small sub-group found ourselves at Dawson's. We started in the bar (it's a small bar...) and originally were disappointed in the service. Then we met Dorothy. She was it - bartender, waitress, everything. Apparently a... More

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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

Food was fine, service was slow. Was here on a Monday night at 6:30 and the place was empty. Menu seems more like a diner now and less like a nicer restaurant.

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Glen Mills, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2013

I've eaten at Dawson's about 5 times in the past year. The food is always very good and the service always excellent with very pleasant servers. I have always found it to be a calm, pleasant dining experience. I just had the broiled scallops and my son had the cajun salmon, both accompanied by wonderful crisp salads. It is unfortunate... More

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Pennsylvania
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

I have stayed at the hotel behind the restaurant numerous times, but thought the restaurant was closed, since the parking lot was never crowed and it looked like an abandoned restaurant from the exterior. I decided to check it out one evening when I did not want to venture out far from the hotel, to avoid rush hour traffic. Upon... More

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Phila
Top Contributor
70 reviews 70 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2013

This restaurant is located behind a motel in Plymouth Meeting. Upon entering we noticed that the front door needed staining, not a good sign. The bar is perhaps the loneliest and non-descript bar that I have ever seen. The counters behind the bar are almost empty of liquor and seemed unkempt and lifeless. The main dining room is dark and... More

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New Freedom, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2013

My wife and I were searching for options for an after graduation restaurant to help us celebrate serving a party of 11. We read and analyzed Dawson's mixed reviews. We weren't anticipating four star food at a three star price. Neither were we anticipating fast food service at four star ambiance. We tried many different palate offerings; no one complained.... More

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Ocala FL
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2013

Had eaten a great meal here several years ago. Stayed close by this week and decided to go back despite the mixed reviews. I should have listened. Very few people were eating there. Server was nice enough though did not check back often (and never offered desert). The food was bland. Sadly they seemed to fairly fresh seafood in my... More

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Darlington, South Carolina
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2013

Extremely poor service. The waitress acted as if she was doing us a favor serving us. Never came back to check on us. Food was not freshly cooked and was barely warm. Waitress only came back to the table when she saw us getting up to leave. On the way out I asked for a comment card; the greeter had... More

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