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The Broad Axe Tavern

$$ - $$$American, ,
901 W Butler Pike, Blue Bell, PA 19002-5132
+1 215-643-6300
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  • Excellent17%
  • Very good40%
  • Average22%
  • Poor14%
  • Terrible7%
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“sandwiches” (9 reviews)
“burger” (10 reviews)
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American, Bar, Pub
$$ - $$$
901 W Butler Pike, Blue Bell, PA 19002-5132
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Every time I stop in I have the same excellent experience with good service tremendous food and competitive pricing

Thank Tracy B
Reviewed 1 week ago

I love the Broad Axe Tavern..such a beautiful location with great food and an awesome drink selection. Some of the best appetizers I have ever had. The crab fondue is unreal!!

Thank MB1017
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We waited for the host to seat us but ended up seating ourselves after five minutes. We sat at the cocktail tables in the bar area. The server did not introduce herself but was efficient with order taking and food delivery. The beer selection is...More

Thank Erica I
Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

Awesome Kobe burger. Went for lunch and although it was slow the service was spot on. Burger was cooked perfect and very tasty.

Thank Steve M
Reviewed 29 July 2017

My wife and visited the Broad Axe Tavern while on a trip to the area in late July. We made a reservation at the restaurant because it claims to be an historic tavern. Upon arrival, we were disappointed to see that the interior is so...More

Thank nocflite
Reviewed 3 July 2017

Ate here the other evening on short notice, we could not get a reservation at another place or two on short notice. The food is tasty, the service was outstanding! We had sandwiches and wine. It was perfect for what we were looking for, casual,...More

Thank JP12CHE
Reviewed 21 June 2017

took my two grandsons that share my birthday and their brother for a celebration dinner at Broad Axe Tavern. Two are over 21 yrs old so the beer listings were of great interest. As were the appetizers and soups which eventually was our dinner for...More

Thank CommercialBanker
Reviewed 15 May 2017

We were led to the third floor and seated. There was no coffee up there and nobody brought us any. The waitress said we could start our "buffet", but there was only one plate. We waited about ten minutes for clean plates. There was no...More

Thank Marsha N
Reviewed 9 May 2017

The meal started off nicely with warm Italian bread. My friend and I ordered the same entrée: Hoisin glazed salmon with mashed potatoes and Asian slaw. The waiter only brought ONE entrée. He apologized and we told him it was ok, we would split the...More

Thank SMG6808
Reviewed 13 April 2017

As history buffs, we couldn't resist visiting what is advertised as the "first tavern in the United States". Parking is limited; there is more space at the neighboring Phil's. On both the exterior and the interior, the building appears updated and well-maintained. The exterior appears...More

Thank Dianne B
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$31
American, Bar, Pub
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 901 W Butler Pike, Blue Bell, PA 19002-5132
    (Rt. 73 (Skippack Pike))
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Blue Bell
  • Phone Number: +1 215-643-6300
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Dating back to 1681, The Broad Axe Tavern is one of America's oldest taverns. Reopened in May of 2009 after undergone a multi-million dollar renovation. We welcome you to come in to see and enjoy this historic land mark. The pointed stone, hardwood and slate tiled floors give the restaurant its old world charm. Its leather booths, wood tables and iron fixtures also give it a casual elegance. The menu is a eclectic mix of small plates for grazing, grilled pizzas, large plates and tavern sandwiches. Guest favorites include Steamed Mussels, Seafood Chowder and Crab Cakes, NY Strip Steak and our Award-Winning BBQ Ribs. A great place to meet and greet with sixteen craft and imported beers on tap, over 175 bottled beers from around the world for your enjoyment. Or try a bottle of wine from our 21 Club, 38 Special list. We also have high end Premium wines or one of our great wines by the glass. Daily drink specials include happy hour 5-7pm.
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