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The Broad Axe Tavern

American, Bar, Pub
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901 W. Butler Pike, Blue Bell, PA 19002 (Rt. 73 (Skippack Pike))
11:00 am - 2:00 am
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 am
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Feasterville, Pennsylvania
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25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The Broad Axe has a very nice selection of craft beers, and if that's your thing you'll love it. The food however leaves a lot to be desired. I had the grilled Reuben sandwich, and it was beyond dry. Thankfully they had good beer to wash it down. My wife had a Margherita flatbread, and it was likely the worst... More 

Thank Joe M
West Point, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016

The noise level here is overwhelming. I left before coffee and desert because I literally felt like my ears were going to start to bleed. There is a large draft beer selection, but in the Spring season it is mostly light, pale beers with "notes of floral," "citrus," or "hint of bubblegum" (Really? A beer with "hint of bubblegum?") Most... More 

Thank KGeist
Brookhaven, Pennsylvania
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2016 via mobile

Visited for a business lunch and went back on two separate Friday's for drinks and bar food. Easy location to get in and out. Easy to find a spot at the bar. Easy to order. Easy fun food. Salad at lunch was fresh and a great portion. At the bar the Cheesesteak Roll appetizer was delicious. Marguerita Pizza was good.... More 

Thank Lorrell M
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2016 via mobile

Consistently good bar food, great selection of craft beers, courteous, unpolished staff, albeit friendly and helpful. Old Tavern ambiance. A local family mummy place with reasonable prices, more for odd couples not a singles scene.

Thank Don G
Lafayette Hill, Pennsylvania
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66 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2016

Beautiful historic building with excellent food and great service. If you are a beer drinker, this is a must stop.

Thank Frank D
Brookhaven, Pennsylvania
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2016 via mobile

Nice atmosphere, food was delicious; had the fajitas and hoisin salmon. Very reasonable prices. Waitress very nice. Will be back.

Thank ValleyhockeyMom
Syracuse, New York
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33 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2016

The Broad Axe Tavern is old. It's one of the older taverns in the country. That being said it does not have the old feel. Which kind of bummed me out. I love going to historic taverns and experiencing them the way our forefathers and the generations that followed have. The inside of the tavern looks like an upscale Applebee's.... More 

1 Thank Zach N
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2016 via mobile

Broad axe tavern is good place for any night dinner date. They akways offer changing craft beer menu .something for all different beer lovers . Also the dinner choices are always good and they change the menu unlike other places !! One of my favorite places where I know will get good food and a nice craft beer choice ..... More 

Thank Micror54
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1,278 reviews
505 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 400 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015 via mobile

After an effort to identify and visit America's oldest taverns, including recently the 1673 White Horse Tavern in Newport, RI and the 1696 Old Yarmouth Inn on Cape Cod we looked with great anticipation at visiting this 1686 establishment #2 on the list. What a disappointment! Had we not done our research if we just happened on this we would... More 

1 Thank Richard C
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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210 reviews
184 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015

Recently stopped in here for lunch with a friend. The menu is pretty big which can be quit overwhelming b/c there is so much that sounds good. I ordered the taco shell with chicken- Its' huge and served in a big tortilla shell- I didn't think I would eat it, but it was good that I did. They have a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$6 - $31
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Parking Available, Television
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Bar scene
Open Hours
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 901 W. Butler Pike, Blue Bell, PA 19002
    (Rt. 73 (Skippack Pike))
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Blue Bell
  • Phone Number: 215-643-6300
Dating back to 1681, The Broad Axe Tavern is one of America's oldest taverns. Reopened in May of 2009 after undergone a multi-million dollar renovation. We welcome you to come in to see and enjoy this historic land mark. The pointed stone, hardwood and slate tiled floors give the restaurant its old world charm. Its leather booths, wood tables and iron fixtures also give it a casual elegance. The menu is a eclectic mix of small plates for grazing, grilled pizzas, large plates and tavern sandwiches. Guest favorites include Steamed Mussels, Seafood Chowder and Crab Cakes, NY Strip Steak and our Award-Winning BBQ Ribs. A great place to meet and greet with sixteen craft and imported beers on tap, over 175 bottled beers from around the world for your enjoyment. Or try a bottle of wine from our 21 Club, 38 Special list. We also have high end Premium wines or one of our great wines by the glass. Daily drink specials include happy hour 5-7pm.

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