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Black Powder Tavern
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Ranked #3 of 115 Restaurants in Wayne
Price range: $10 - $30
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Good for: Bar scene, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: W Swedesford Rd
Description: Located just outside Valley Forge National Historical Park, Black Powder Tavern combines local flavors (edible AND sip-able) with American history in a pub-like setting. Warm woods and just-dim-enough lighting add to the tavern feel, enhanced by a reclaimed sawn oak bar with 12-cushioned stools (plus 6 high-tops), materials that are echoed in the dining room and in the flooring. Weeknights feature happy hour from 5-7PM, with a reprise happy hour on Thurs., Fri., and Sat. from 9-10PM. On Sundays, a prix fixe brunch is offered from 10:30AM-2PM, and the big game is always on.The menu features a variety of small and entree-sized plates, and highlights the flavors, ingredients and culinary trends Philadelphia has become known for—and that pair well with our extensive craft beer offerings. If you’re looking for a new favorite burger, you’ve come to the right place; our veal and chicken versions are hearty and flavorful, as is our pork sandwich. You’ll also find several salads and sharable items such as deviled eggs with smoked trout, pork and chicken wings, polenta fries, calamari and more; plus a fresh fish of the day (and of course fish ’n’ chips, cedar plank salmon and chicken marsala. Whether you stop in for lunch, dinner, happy hour or Sunday brunch, there’s something to satisfy your hunger, and your taste buds.Beer enthusiasts should take note: there are 24 brews on tap and 39 bottles. The selection is tweaked regularly, so if you’re looking for something new and special (or old and admired), this is the place to come. There’s plenty to satiate non-drinkers as well, including milkshakes made with Franklin Fountain ice cream—for an added historical touch, of course. For more details visit Black Powder Tavern online and tune in via Facebook and Twitter to stay up on beer and menu promotions.
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Reviewed August 20, 2008

It's where you can have a decent cheese fondue without having to go to the Melting Pot. It came with plenty of apples and bread. The calamari was tasty as well and we filled up on apetizers barely touching our entrees. I would return.

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Philadelphia
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255 reviews
151 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
“Average Casual Dining”
Reviewed February 9, 2008

Convenient parking brings customers up a ramp into a large airy room with a bar at one end. Hard surfaces reflect lots of background noise. The tables are nicely spaced and they have higher tables near the bar. They provide cloth napkins, but do not use table clothes. In nice weather you can eat outside on the patio.

Staff is attentive, nice but unpolished -- our waiter reached across to remove a plate, with an apology. They checked to see if everything was OK and provided beverage refills without asking.

Food was served from hot to cool, although the plates had been heated. We judged our meals fair to good.

For the price paid (average was $25 each - entree and beverage) a higher level of service and consistency should be expected.

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Suburban Philadelphia
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62 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Very good place”
Reviewed October 28, 2007

Stopped by on a Saturday evening. Friendly and attentive. Excellent burgers and cole slaw. Bread brought at start of dinner was warm & delicious. I would definitely go back.

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Paoli
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Sunday Brunch”
Reviewed October 19, 2007

There is only one true brunch experience in the area of Paoli-Berwyn-Devon-Phoenixville-Valley Forge-King of Prussia and Wayne. We see the same restaurant employees and management, time after time (little turnover). The food bar is complete with bagels, lox, cream cheese and onions. Breakfast items, including made-to-order omeletes, are buffered with true luncheon items. We've been doing brunch for birthdays and special occasions for 37 years. Thank God that Winberie's provides a place to still do this.

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