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Dawson's Restaurant & Bar

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440 Plymouth Rd, Plymouth Meeting, PA 19462-1608
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Philly Metro
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23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My wife and I just popped into Dawson's for a quick bite on our way home from a nearby event. The hostess was standing at the podium in an empty waiting room. "Two for dinner, please?" I asked. She alerted me, "There's a fifteen minute wait." "There IS?" I asked scanning the mostly empty dining room, "doesn't look like a... More 

Thank Jack-the-Knife09
Littlestown, Pennsylvania
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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2016 via mobile

Staying in town for business trip. Stopped in based on recommendation of local client. Excellent dinner. Steak was grilled to perfection and salad chilled. Friendly weight staff in clean restaraunt. Highly recommend

Thank Linkster101
Levittown, Pennsylvania, United States
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2016

Dawson's is away from the hustle and bustle of the mall eateries, which is nice if you are looking for something a little more quiet and out of the way. As other reviews mentioned, the place looks like it is abandoned, but don't let that deter you! The food was pretty good, and the portions were generous. Everyone in my... More 

Thank Crissy Z
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2016

I have visited this restaurant on numerous other occasions, never with any issues. However, yesterday left me with a stomachache, literally! I am very conscious of what I eat as far as wild caught fish or farm-raised fish. I asked the waitress if the salmon was wild caught or farm-raised and it rolled right off her tongue that it was... More 

Thank tweetybyrd1957
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2016 via mobile

We stopped in late and service was good. The food was tasty. Salads were quite large...even the side salad. Nice place.

Thank Nancy M
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80 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2016

Have seen their sign, but this was our first visit. We will be back! It is hard to tell if it is open. But just go in the door. No waiting and escorted to table. Service was prompt and efficient. No fake small talk Portions are huge, so go in hungry. The spinach dip was awesome. We had the Bruschetta... More 

Thank Kirk S
Sierra Vista, Arizona
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 22, 2016

I arrived to Dawson's around 5 p.m. on a Friday. There was hardly anyone there, which worried me! I decided to give them a try though. I walked in, and there was no hostess at the hostess stand. I had to wait approximately three minutes for the hostess to come and seat me. She needed work on her people skills.... More 

1 Thank Heather R
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 19, 2016 via mobile

Recently having eaten at the Dawson's in Lancaster PA, I was anticipating a great meal with my wife. She'd never eaten there before and we were disappointed. The meal was bland and the service was unremarkable. Quite a contrast to the high quality service and food in Lancaster. The steaks were prepared properly but tough. The side dishes were overlooked... More 

Thank Darren M
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
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168 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 17, 2016 via mobile

Just let me say that my meal w not back 3 times. Ordered the prime rib rear, all 3 times it was overcooked. I was hungry so ate it. The Caesar salad was just ok but the sweet potato was perfect. Service was less than stellar, supposedly someone called out sick. Too many other restaurants in the area, I would... More 

Thank Mona D
Port Washington
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171 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 17, 2016

Met friends who we haven't seen in a very long time. We were looking to have a nice dinner and get to catch up. This place was perfect for both. We all ended up ordering the Rib eye steak and all ordered it cooked differently. To my surprise every one came out cooked perfectly. I have been to very expensive... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$9 - $29
American, Steakhouse, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 440 Plymouth Rd, Plymouth Meeting, PA 19462-1608
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Plymouth Meeting
  • Phone Number: 610-260-0550

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