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The Broad Axe Tavern

$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub
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901 W Butler Pike, Blue Bell, PA 19002-5132 (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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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
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23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I are regular customers at the Broad Axe. Service and food are excellent. I love their beef fajitas. They also have a large selection of beers and wines.

Thank Janet L
Lansdale, Pennsylvania
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273 reviews
184 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very attractive place next to a local icon so they have a tall order to compete. Bar is a bit choppy so not real bar friendly. Also has dining rooms up and down but avoid upstairs at all costs. Decent dinner menu but it's more fun next store.

Thank babcme
Jekyll Island, Georgia
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81 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2016

My wife's mother's 90th Birthday Celebration was held here. The service and food were excellent. Very friendly staff and owner. After the brunch, eight of us went downstairs to the bar to watch the Eagles play. Great beer menu with a lot to choose from. I tried the Philly cheese steak egg roll and it was delicious. We will definitely... More 

Thank jekylldan
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180 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

We had drinks at the bar as we got there early and our server was delightful. The inn is very rustic and had a nice vibe. The bathrooms were immaculate. Then it was downhill. We had a very nice waiter who promptly took our orders. Many of us ordered soup- mainly gazpacho. It was at least 30 minutes and prompts,... More 

Thank Winkie51
Feasterville, Pennsylvania
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32 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 23, 2016 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 

1 Thank Joe M
West Point, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles 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 

1 Thank KGeist
Brookhaven, Pennsylvania
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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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23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles 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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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$6 - $31
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Parking Available, Television
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Large groups, Bar scene, Business meetings
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 19002-5132
    (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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