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McFaul's Ironhorse Tavern

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2260 Cromwell Bridge Road, Parkville, Parkville, MD 21234
+1 410-828-1625
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11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Sun - Wed 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Thu - Sat 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Drinks, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Valet Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for: Families with children, Bar scene
Description: "McFaul's" provides an Irish undertone and a subtle insight into...
"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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great place for lunch

A friend and I had lunch there today (Saturday). The restaurant was at about one half capacity. We had a choice of sitting in the bar area or on the enclosed deck. We chose the bar area. It was a little noisy but not awful. There were 4 TV screens showing 4 different sporting events but no one... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
MissKittysMom
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Cockeysville, Maryland
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Parkville, Maryland
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Great casual atmosphere with deck over looking woods near Loch Raven. The bar staff is excellent and there is live acoustical music on the weekends.

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Thank KMcBride2013
Lutherville, Maryland
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25 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

First things first.We couldn't fix the wobbly table.Now on to the perfect dining experience. Great,unique,fresh food in a extremely comfortable setting with one of the most delightful servers we have come across in some time.Everything was excellent but our server Julia N. put it into the 5 star area.With great knowledge,recommendations and a pleasant personality she put the icing on... More 

Helpful?
Thank R2sNYN
McFaul_Towson_MD, Owner at McFaul's Ironhorse Tavern, responded to this review

Wow, thank you so much for sharing! It's delightful to know that Julia was able to go above and beyond in order to make your visit special. Hopefully you decide to visit us again some time soon, we'd be happy to have you. Until next time, have a wonderful day! More 

Cockeysville, Maryland
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34 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A friend and I had lunch there today (Saturday). The restaurant was at about one half capacity. We had a choice of sitting in the bar area or on the enclosed deck. We chose the bar area. It was a little noisy but not awful. There were 4 TV screens showing 4 different sporting events but no one seemed to... More 

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

We would sincerely like to thank you for your kind and detailed review of McFaul's Ironhorse Tavern. Your feedback is valuable to us, as it aids us in making decisions that can further enhance our reputation as a great place to eat. We are pleased you were content with your mac and cheese, sandwiches and potato chips; good choices! Thank... More 

Abingdon, Maryland
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459 reviews
153 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 168 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

The service was so-so and it wasn't busy by any means. I asked for my burger to be medium and it was definitely well done. The fresh-cut fries were very good. The Caesar salad was also good by very much over-dressed.

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

Thank you for leaving us your feedback, Sharon. We're happy you enjoyed our freshly cut french fries, but wish to apologize if your salad was too heavily dressed and burger over-cooked. We take the accuracy of orders quite seriously here and will use your feedback as a reminder to ensure orders are being filled correctly. If you would like to... More 

Ellicott City, Maryland
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23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Our first time dining at McFaul's. We had a very pleasant dinner. The menu has a wide variety of choices (including a Bison Burger) that should meet everyones needs. Food was very tasty and portions were a nice size. great atmosphere for a family or couples. Our waiter was attentive and responsive....service was great. Would definitely dine there again.

Helpful?
Thank Greg4847
McFaul_Towson_MD, Manager at McFaul's Ironhorse Tavern, responded to this review

Let us start by first thanking you for coming in to see us and for leaving such an amazing review of your experience. We put a great deal of effort into ensuring there are multiple menu choices to suit all tastes and we're very happy you enjoyed such delicious cuisine and exceptional service during your meal. We would love to... More 

Baltimore, Maryland
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33 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

This is fabolous food. It changes depending on the time of year and the freshest it has to offer. Great bar and you can sit outside on the deck too

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Thank trixy004
McFaul_Towson_MD, Manager at McFaul's Ironhorse Tavern, responded to this review

Thank you for the wonderful feedback and five star commendation! We're delighted to hear your such a fan of our fresh cuisine and appreciate the choice of atmosphere and seating McFaul's has to offer our guests. We always encourage our patrons to enjoy the picturesque ambience of our beautiful deck! We hope you will stop in to see us again... More 

maryland
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50 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015

We had not been to McFaul's since it changed owners from Sanders Corner and were surprised at how nice it had become. It's a romantic and cozy restaurant despite the dining rooms being somewhat oddly situated (You'd have to see for yourself to understand that comment). Our food was delicious: Oyster Stew, Chicken Pot Pie, and Fish and Chips (Hey,... More 

Helpful?
Thank jstaples900
McFaul_Towson_MD, Manager at McFaul's Ironhorse Tavern, responded to this review

Thank you for your wonderfully descriptive and positive review! We're pleased our cozy atmosphere and flavorful menu enhanced your experience at McFaul's. We endeavor to provide exceptional service for each and every one of our guests and Deanna regularly goes above and beyond with her attentive ethic and fun personality. We sincerely apologize for the lack of parking and the... More 

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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

Perfect place for a quiet night cap drink. Food is okay. More pricey than other local spots but I loved the wings. I love the back deck.

Helpful?
Thank Sean K
McFaul_Towson_MD, Manager at McFaul's Ironhorse Tavern, responded to this review

Thanks for the review and for stopping by for a quiet night cap. It's great to hear you loved the wings and the back deck. We do apologize if we are more pricey than other local spots, but do hope that our food reflects the prices. We hope to see you again the next time you're out for a quick... More 

Glen Arm
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3 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015

This Tavern is in my neighborhood and we so much wanted it to be a hang out and go-to place after work when I don't want to cook. However, the kitchen is extremely uneven and so is the service (although better in the evenings). Most recently, I went to lunch there with friends and ordered the crab pizza, which is... More 

Helpful?
Thank Maureen M
McFaul_Towson_MD, Manager at McFaul's Ironhorse Tavern, responded to this review

Hi there, thank you kindly for taking the time to leave us feedback. We are terribly sorry you did not enjoy your meal with us and found our service to be disappointing. We strive to provide our guests with fresh, flavorful dishes combined with attentive and courteous service, no exceptions. Our crab pizza is normally a delight and we are... More 

Parkville
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

Each visit here begins with Oysters Of The Day On The Half-shell, selected from the list carried by each of the wait staff. They are always fresh, on ice and delicious. These are then followed by an order of Mussels cooked and served in an edible broth worthy of buttered bread dipping. Unless you're a big eater, plan to share... More 

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

Hi Louis! Thank you so much for the detailed five star review. Our oysters are quite the favorite with guests here and our beautiful porch view should not be missed! We strive to provide menu items of the highest standards of quality and flavor and our chefs really have a way with the mussels. We are positively delighted you and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2260 Cromwell Bridge Road, Parkville, Parkville, MD 21234
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Parkville
  • Phone Number: +1 410-828-1625

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 35
  • Cuisine: American, Seafood, Contemporary, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Bar scene

Description

"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."
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Monday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 1:00 am

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