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New Deck Tavern

3408 Sansom St, Philadelphia, PA 19104-3404 (University City)
215-386-4600
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Ranked #551 of 3,727 restaurants in Philadelphia
Price range: $0 - $12
Cuisines: American, Irish
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: University City
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: University City
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Middletown, New Jersey
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20 reviews 20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

My wife is an Alumni of UPENN and while she was in school we had gone to New Deck many times and also had great service. The food is typical bar food but the atmosphere makes up it. A great stop for lunch or to just grab a few drinks.

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Delta, BC
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129 reviews 129 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

My wife and I ate dinner here twice and thought the meals were good and the prices also very good. I had the Shepherds Pie one night and the Monterey Chicken another night. My wife had 2 different salads and enjoyed them both although I don't remember which ones she had. Wine was also reasonable and good.

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St Louis, MO
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64 reviews 64 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

Great social atmosphere - great place to watch a sporting event. Food was good. Apple dessert was great. Had free peanuts as well

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Kutztown, Pennsylvania
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226 reviews 226 reviews
147 restaurant reviews
154 helpful votes 154 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

We selected this restaurant since the menu was interesting and the beer selection met our tastes; Madison was an excellent waitress who was patient and very informative. Before we left we noticed someone getting served the crab dip which enticed us to return the next evening; which was very good, the cheese steak egg rolls were also very good.

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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

We were staying in University City (West Philly) and stumbled on this bar/restaurant one night. My husband was peckish, so he had some chicken strips which were good enough he said he'd go back - which we did a few days later. We watched the NCAA game while enjoying good beer and food. It is a typical campus pub -... More

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Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, USA
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10 reviews 10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

Perfectly poured Guinness, service was friendly and on time. Shared a lunch that was very good. I also liked the peanuts that were available before lunch was served. The place was very busy at 11:30 am. You know is has to be good when it is full of locals.

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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39 reviews 39 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

New Deck provides a solid option for standard pub food. Located very near Penn's campus, it has a college feel and a good environment for a quick lunch. Everyone in my group enjoyed their meal (from Shepherd's Pie and Fish 'n Chips to sandwiches and burgers) and the selection was perfect for a variety of tastes and needs. The beer... More

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Los Angeles, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

You can't go wrong with the classic New Deck burger — or any of their bar-style, American cuisine — but it's their extensive beer list that makes this local restaurant a weekend favorite.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Ran out of just about everything we wanted on the menu. Food we did get was only ok. Drinks were standard. Was convenient for after work or else would have likely gone elsewhere.

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Seattle, Washington
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117 reviews 117 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2013

It looks better outside, once inside you are amongst students and families visiting. I tried fish and chips which was ok especially when hungry. My husband had bangers and mash which he consumed. Local beer proved good. It was an ok visit.

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