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“Not worth the trip don't go here!” 2 of 5 bubbles
Review of Continental Tavern

Continental Tavern
Ranked #10 of 44 Restaurants in Yardley
Cuisines: American, Bar, Pub
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene, Large groups, Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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225 reviews
204 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 152 helpful votes
“Not worth the trip don't go here!”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 10, 2013

Beautiful building and great atmosphere this place gives you the local upscale tavern feel. Many months ago they were going to upgrade the menu. I have not seen it at all. The food here is basically poor quality for the dollar. We went the other night with friends and they do have a nice beer selection on tap and the staff was nice. To me it is a shame that this wonderful place in downtown Yardley has such crappy food. This was our third time at the Continental with hopes that it would be getting better. This is my last visit...try Vault instead they have a wonderful menu and the food is very good.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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English first
Bucks County, PA
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Not worth the $”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 24, 2012

We live in Yardley and every few months or so go to the Tavern for a family meal. While our service is always good, the food has gotten progressively worse. Today we ordered cream of tomato soup that was somewhat curdled (I suspect that they put the cream in a hot soup instead of tempering it), a soggy veggie burger, and fries made from reconstituted potatoes. The worst part of the meal, however, was the chicken pot pie that tasted, strangely, of mustard instead of white sauce, and had *not one* piece of chicken in it. When we brought this to our server's attention, she dutifully went to talk to the kitchen, and came back with the message from the chef that "we puree the chicken so you won't see chunks." 'Nuf said. We won't be going back again.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank LWaldron
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Emmet M, Public Relations Manager at Continental Tavern, responded to this review, June 12, 2013
Hello, Thank you for your feedback. We are sorry to hear that your visit at the Continental Tavern was not as positive as you hoped for.

We now have a new Chef and hope that you can come visit us again.
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Pennsylvania
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79 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
“Nice historic yardley atmosphere”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2012

We went here a few weeks ago, the renovations they made are wonderful. The food and service were fine, typical of a bar style menu Cheeseburgers, ribs etc. I would go back but its not my favorite local place.

Visited August 2012
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1 Thank WarmweatherHeather
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Newtown, Pennsylvania
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122 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 513 helpful votes
“Best Burgers and Fries in Yardley”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2012 via mobile

Many years ago the Continental Tavern was a dinghy little bar known for great wings and not much else. A few years ago it was taken over by new owners, renovated and relaunched with a new menu, a new bar and a new attitude.

It's a great place to go for a social lunch/dinner, a quick business bite if you're in the area, or for a few beers in the evening. The menu is classic American fare - burgers, wraps , sandwiches and some pasta and fish dishes. Although the wings aren't up to the old 1999 standard, everything else is tasty, well prepared and served with a smile. I'd particularly recommend the sweet potato or the ConTav fries with your meal if you get the chance.

The one thing to watch for is parking. Although there is a lot directly outside it fills fast, so you may need to park in the local lot about 100 yds away. But since you pass some old time buildings on the way it's no real hardship.

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