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“Always a good time”
Review of McFadden's

Ranked #1,530 of 4,351 Restaurants in Philadelphia
Cuisines: American, Bar, Pub
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Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Full Bar, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Wenonah, NJ
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79 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Always a good time”
Reviewed July 26, 2012

We attended a ball game recently. Unfortunately it started to rain so we decided to visit McFadden's. Love this place. Bartenders were very attentive, drinks were great and the waitress was more than attentive. The food is very good. The only down side is it is so noisy in there you have to scream to the person sitting across from you. Between all of the TV's blasting and music playing it kind of makes you crazy. If you want to go for a first date and have conversation, don't go there. Other than that, love the place.

  • Visited July 2012
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Lansdale, Pennsylvania
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81 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Great food before a game.”
Reviewed July 9, 2012

This is a great place. Tasty menu and huge drink selection. Last time I was there I was pregnant, and they were kind enough to make me a Shirly Temple! It can get very crowded so the service is not the fastest, but they are always very friendly. It is a pricey place, so we only go about once a year as a special treat before the game.

Visited May 2012
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Franklin Lakes, New Jersey
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47 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Great for Pre-Gaming”
Reviewed June 11, 2012

Great spot for a quick drink before the game. Get's crowded as game time approaches, but worth the wait.

Visited May 2012
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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624 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 661 helpful votes
“Good Waitstaff.Beatiful Ballpark. OK Food.Good Prices for the Park”
Reviewed May 15, 2012

I thought it would be good to give a shout our to McFadden's as their business certainly seems to be hurt by the opening of the XFinity Center down the road. McFadden's is attached to the awesome Citizen's Bank Park and I have eaten and drank there many times when I am at a Philadelphia Phillies game. If you have a ticket you can come and go from the Park. Otherwise there is a street entrance. Don't try to bring food or drink out of McFadden's into the Park as that is Verboten and carefully checked. On one sweltering day I had to do a lot of convincing to leave McFadden's with the remnants of a water that I had purchased there. You also can't enter on the street side and try to sneak into Citzen's Bank without a ticket. You are carefully monitered when entering the park from the bar. (Of course, you wouldn't want to sneak in anyway as that would be cheating...right? The food is average and typical barfood, but it is not all fried as some reviewers here suggest. There is a decent variety and now lots of slider items for those who don't want to stuff themselves with calories. That said, my chicken cheeseteak Sunday was dry and bland. There is a good variety of beer. The best thing about McFadden's are the waitstaff and bartenders, especially the female ones. Very attentive and engaging people. The whole place gives off a holiday type vibe...lighthearted fun for the lightheaded patrons. A band place outside on the sunny patio and there are TVs all around tuned to various sports in addition to the Phils.

  • Visited May 2012
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“Great fun”
Reviewed March 27, 2012

A great place to eat before, during or after a game. The atmosphere gets pretty crazy during games. The food is pretty decent too. Can get overcrowded during big games.

Visited October 2011
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