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McFaul's Ironhorse Tavern

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American, Bar, Seafood, Contemporary, Pub
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2260 Cromwell Bridge Rd, Parkville, Parkville, MD 21234-1420
+1 410-828-1625
11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Sun 8:30 am - 12:00 am
Mon - Wed 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Thu - Sat 11:00 am - 1:00 am
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Baltimore, Maryland
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68 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Recently had lunch here. Burgers were ok, a little greasy. More expensive than I would expect, my husband had the JJ burger, it was $18. The atmosphere has improved from the past (under different owners). Nice views, outside seating.

Thank DawnStone
Baltimore, Maryland
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69 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wife and I often hit the bar for a couple of drinks and dinner on Fridays. We've generally been very positive about our experiences. Our most recent visit, however, was anything but. First, the fact that a couple of wait staffers are always hanging at the end of the bar (taking seats, no less) can be annoying when guests are... More 

Thank Nicksthos
McFaul_Towson_MD, Manager at McFaul's Ironhorse Tavern, responded to this review

We are sorry to hear of the recent disappointment in your experiences here. As you know, this is not the norm for our establishment. Our guest should always be seated as soon as possible, and we will be sure to review the seating issues with our staff to ensure this. We also would like to apologize for the poor quality... More 

Baltimore, Maryland
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We've heard from friends who like this place and tried it ourselves on the way home from a getaway weekend in Virginia. We've driven by it many times and were curious. It's a great spot and we will be back. They offer a great beer selection and many drinks, plus and extensive raw bar, with seating in the bar, in... More 

Thank Mike P
McFaul_Towson_MD, Manager at McFaul's Ironhorse Tavern, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review, Mike. At McFaul's Ironhorse Tavern, we try to offer our guests a great selection of drinks and food, so that there is something for everyone's taste. We're thrilled to hear that you enjoyed our specialty pizzas, and the raw oyster bar, but do apologize for the oyster stew being less... More 

Colonial Beach, Virginia, United States
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42 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

After having finished a delivery this past Sunday I programmed my GPS to guide me home as I had never been in this area before. I was driving along admiring the beautiful countryside when I pass McFaul's Ironhorse Tavern. I had sped past too quickly to stop so I had find a quick turnaround. The atmosphere was really inviting and... More 

Thank FoxDown532
McFaul_Towson_MD, Manager at McFaul's Ironhorse Tavern, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review. We're glad that you found us on your way home from your delivery, and decided to give us a try. We try to keep our menu simple, yet delicious, so you know you'll always get good food when you visit us, and the crabs and Chesapeake Bay oysters are always... More 

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48 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Ordered tuna burger as it was recommended by waitress. The kitchen destroyed what was supposed to have been sushi grade tuna. It came out as a dry hockey puck. We sent it back, which is very uncommon. It also took about 45 minutes to get our meal. Restaurant was understaffed. Our waitress had all the tables on the deck by... More 

Thank kykgrl
McFaul_Towson_MD, Manager at McFaul's Ironhorse Tavern, responded to this review

Hello and thank you for reaching out to us. We are deeply sorry about the quality of your meal, and we can assure you that is far from our norm and our high standards. We hope that you will reconsider, and visit us again once more so we may show you how great our menu items are. If you would... More 

Rockville, Maryland
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49 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2016

Went with a group of work pals to McFauls for happy hour/lunch on an early Friday afternoon. We were seated on the outside deck, which was beautiful, it's definitely the place to be,the view is lovely. Our server was a young man who had trouble handling our needs. We were 10 people and he was hard to find to put... More 

Thank sellacar
McFaul_Towson_MD, Manager at McFaul's Ironhorse Tavern, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback. We apologize if your waiter was a tad on the inexperienced side. All of our staff understand how stressful accommodating large groups can be, so they usually work together in harmony. We are glad to hear that all other aspects of your evening were enjoyable, and look forward to having you back again for an... More 

Parkville MD
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36 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016

it's been awhile since we stopped at McFaul's. So, we were overwhelmed by the new menu. Many more choices available.Some items were daring and there were add ons and groupings which diners were meant to share.Specials for bottles of wine were noted. Obviously, the clientele is turning over to more adventurous diners. We weren't hungry enough to plunge into unknown... More 

Thank Buttersthecat
McFaul_Towson_MD, Manager at McFaul's Ironhorse Tavern, responded to this review

Hello! Thank you for visiting McFault's Ironhorse Tavern again. We're delighted to hear you enjoyed your bison burgers, and that our staff was pleasant. Our goal is to constantly bring exciting things to the table, and we hope you stop in soon to check out more of our improvements! Have a great day. More 

Westbury, New York
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181 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

valet parking, reservations accepted. reservations met on time. very nice atmosphere. Staff was extremely attentive. large choice assortment of soups, salads, appetizers, entrees, and desserts. Well worth the visit. Quality food at reasonable prices.

Thank GARY W
McFaul_Towson_MD, Manager at McFaul's Ironhorse Tavern, responded to this review

Thanks for your review. We're proud to offer a wide selection of items at a reasonable price, and try to have something for everyone! It's great to hear you enjoy our atmosphere as we've worked very hard to create it. Make sure to visit our website to check out our menu that changes seasonally. We hope to see you again... More 

Baltimore, Maryland
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57 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2016 via mobile

After hearing multiple positive reactions, we decided to try it. First thing was we made a reservation 6 hours ahead only to find out that the reservation should not have been taken and they only take them for parties of 5 or more. After 45 min we got our table that was designed for 2 not 4! My wife had... More 

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McFaul_Towson_MD, Manager at McFaul's Ironhorse Tavern, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to share your experience with us. We apologize for the confusion regarding your reservation. As you stated, we do only take reservations for groups of 5 or more and apologize that this was not clearly communicated to you initially. We do have a wonderful cooking staff that is very consistent in providing our guests with... More 

Spokane, Washington
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2016

We visit the Baltimore area as often as possible. Each time we eat at McFaul's at least once, usually more. A favorite has been their wonderful lobster mac and cheese. It included a lot of lobster chunks in the luscious mac and cheese, then was topped with a generous serving of perfectly done lobster. This visit was just the opposite.... More 

Thank FEP8
McFaul_Towson_MD, Manager at McFaul's Ironhorse Tavern, responded to this review

Hello, and thank you for taking the time us with feedback from your recent visit. We are disappointed to hear that one of loyal patrons experienced a less than enjoyable meal with us, and we would like to hear from you. Please contact us at (410) 828-1625 to discuss this matter further. Thank you, and we look forward to hearing... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$10 - $35
American, Bar, Seafood, Contemporary, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations
Good for
Bar scene, Families with children
Open Hours
8:30 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2260 Cromwell Bridge Rd, Parkville, Parkville, MD 21234-1420
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Parkville
  • Phone Number: +1 410-828-1625
"McFaul's" provides an Irish undertone and a subtle insight into the atmosphere and cuisine we will provide. "IRONHORSE" was a term used by Native Americans to describe locomotives and will emphasize the Ma & Pa Railroad heritage. "IRONHORSE" is also a reference to Maryland's sports legends; dedicated men who worked hard and gave all that they had for the success of our local teams. These iron horses include Johnny Unitas, Art Donavan, Bill Pellington, Brook Robinson, Cal Ripken, Eddie Murray and Ernie Tyler. The word "Tavern" fits the setting quite well and describes a comfortable place with time-honored recipes, friendly service and a unique selection of spirits. The decor throughout the entire restaurant is of Irish and Old English influence. Unique themes and motifs are used in each designated area. The first, or front, dining room has a fireplace and serves as a tribute to Baltimore County and the location's rich past. Vintage pictures and interesting local art provide a bit of history and traditional warmth for our main IRONHORSE dining room. The second, or side, dining room will is named the "Baltimore" room. This area showcases photographs by Aubrey Bodine, Baltimore's famous pictorialist. It will also serve as our "Media" and "Event" room. The Baltimore room can be rented for corporate meetings and wedding rehearsal dinners. This area naturally flows into the deck area and when combined with our deck bar, will serve as a great place to have a "private" event. The third, or back, dining area is called the the Loch "Raven" Room. This bar area has an adequate dining space as well as a eighteen person bar that houses four large HD televisions. This room specifically showcases Loch Raven history and the Baltimore Ravens. The Loch "Raven" Bar has autographed Ravens photos and unique memorabilia that makes it the best place to watch Baltimore's favorite pastime. The outside deck area, when weather permits, is primarily used for outdoor dining. It can be used as a secondary bar and as an optional "private" bar area for events and rental parties. All of these rooms tie into each other and juxtaposed accordingly showcase Maryland's rich history as well as the location's unique attributes. I feel McFaul's IRONHORSE Tavern at Sander's Corner will become a place to relax and enjoy great food and spirits."

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