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The Trapp Door Gastropub

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$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub, Gastropub
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4226 Chestnut Street, Emmaus, PA 18049
+1 610-965-5225
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Tue - Sat 4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Sat - Sun 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
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34 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Huge selection of unique and seasonal beers. Quite a few of them have a high alcohol content. The servers are extremely attentive. This is probably because you will need help understanding the beers and getting explanations of the meals. The entrees are rather small portions of very unique items and flavors. Prices are a bit high and you may leave... More 

Thank AllEars00
Macungie, Pennsylvania
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127 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

We ate here once and the food and service was good. It is an interesting place as the atmosphere was cosy. I would recommend it to anyone looking for a new place to try.

1 Thank TimPickel
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
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597 reviews
430 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 259 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2016 via mobile

We loved the food here! Very unique and tasty. This is not a bar with typical bar food. Yes, they have a ton of beer, but the food is something you would get at fancy restaurant. I know it's a beer place, but wish they would expand on their wine a bit. It's a small place so seating is tight,... More 

Thank BethlehemPaUSA
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
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25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2016 via mobile

We love a restaurant with a good story, and the Gastro Pub in Emmaus has a great story! 4226 Chestnut used to be the Cap & Table restaurant and Jennifer Funk was a bartender. Then one day, the wait staff shows up for work and the restaurant is shut down, vandalized and up for sale. After Jennifer calls the property... More 

Thank SilverSageMag
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21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 30, 2016

Took my wife there for brunch on our anniversary. The food here is always terrific! It's not just the same old thing. They have a very interesting menu and the food is always delicious! They also have one of the most comprehensive beer menus in the Lehigh Valley area. When we're looking for something different we always seem to end... More 

Thank Gregory R
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 2016

Found the Trapp Door Gastropub on Trip Advisor while staying in the area. Wanted a location with a real farm to table feel and chef created presentations. The fact that they have an extensive, well-selected beer list was a huge plus. The food was to die for!! For an app I chose smoked trout and a pate. I was not... More 

Thank RPinNY
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24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 2016 via mobile

This Gastropub has great ambiance and is adorable in so many ways. The menu is creative and the style in the restaurant is so fancy yet rustic. This place is too packed however and we waited for a long time to be served a drink, at the bar, waiting in front of the bartender. She just wasn't attentive and it... More 

Thank Stacy A
Quakertown, Pennsylvania
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63 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2016

We tried this place twice. Once not long after they opened, and again about 6 months later. It has an interesting look and feel inside. Very low lighting and rustic. It really does fit with the name. They did have a decent beer list. The food was not good. Most of it looked and tasted like reheated frozen. Ours came... More 

Thank BlancheFrog
Galway, Ireland
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115 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2016 via mobile

Firstly if you like beer then this is the place for you. If you are mainly there for the food it is contemporary with many dishes having an interesting twist in a traditional meal. However it just falls short in my opinion when compared to the likes of "Grille 3501"

Thank ThriftyScot
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2016 via mobile

We drove about 40 minutes to get to this very unassuming little place- word of mouth was that it had a great variety of beers and some good pub food. Well, beer list was more than impressive, and my husband was even introduced to a new gluten-free beer that he loved. The food was out of this world- we had... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$10 - $30
American, Bar, Pub, Gastropub
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar scene
Open Hours
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4226 Chestnut Street, Emmaus, PA 18049
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Emmaus
  • Phone Number: +1 610-965-5225
A warm friendly atmosphere awaits. Your experience at The Trapp Door starts with a huge Craft Microbrewery Beer Selection of 6 Unique Drafts, 3 Cask Ales, 100 plus Bottle Beers and the best in Seasonal Fresh Food. A special place to relax, unwind, and catch up with friends. At The Trapp Door we put a strong emphasis on local farm ingredients and quality beer. Our knowledgable staff can guide you through your dining experience with beer pairings and recommendations.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?