McKenzie Brew House - Chadds Ford

4.4
282 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
McKenzie Brew House is a local family-owned restaurant-brewery serving up fresh, upscale cuisine; creative, hand crafted brews; and fun at its three PA locations!

We are currently open for indoor + bar dining, heated outdoor dining, takeout and delivery.

Visit our website to view our menu: https://www.mckenziebrewhouse.com

We look forward to serving you!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
What 282 people are saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
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4.4
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Cheeseburger was ordered medium, but came out cooked like shoe leather. I sent it back and told server it had to be pink in the middle or I would not eat it. Unfortunately it came out well done the second time. Unfortunately, they failed in their attempt to fix the problem. 🥴

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Booked for Easter - late afternoon. Table and drinks were great - but wished we had known it was buffet style only - that wasn’t clear on the website. We had several vegetarians with us who had a fairly limited choice of foods available to them.

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rboyda
Philadelphia
21 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I always enjoy going to McKenzie's because of the new beers and the food is always outstanding.

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vipDavidR
Philadelphia
25 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always good food and great service! Lots of varieties and great apps!

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MelissaH
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall2food4service3ambience2

Met with a friend who I hadn’t met with in a while due to the pandemic, so there was much catching up to do. The place wasn’t closing, but the area we were in emptied out. The lights dimmed to pretty much dark, and servers were taking candles and clearing off tables around us to close the section... We were not told this was about to happen, and it made it very uncomfortable. It would have been nice to be told this was about to happen... other than that the food was delish!

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pat13
Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great outdoor set up. Service was outstanding. Food excellent as well.
We both had cream of crab soup and fish and chips.
Will be returning.

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vipDorothyB
Philadelphia
19 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a very pleasant and delicious meal on the deck last weekend. The service was attentive and the food presentation was beautiful!!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience4

Cute place. But the food wasn’t that great. Appetizers started out good with the calamari but the crab bisque and blackened salmon were “fishy”

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vipRJWW
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

It was ok. Nothing special, but nothing terrible.

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RobinZ
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

It took a really long time to get our Bill figured out and we waited too long for that. Also we read there would be Irish music and dancers and never heard or saw anything. Food was decent.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2021
Overall5food4service3ambience5

St Patrick’s day fun

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Larry
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

This is a nice local pub part of a small chain that has a wonderful low key ambiance. The bar area is great for a drink and specials that occur. Happy Hour used to be 'till 7 PM but has been reduced to 5 PM. (Covid?) Most people that work can't get there before 5. Hopefully, they will reinstate the 7 PM cutoff. Since it is a brewpub, it bears mentioning that the beers have varied in quality over the years, but it seems things are improving with a new brewer in place. The food quality and selection are very good and priced fairly. The outdoor deck area is a nice add on, especially with the warm weather coming. They do have space heaters in place, but the plastic side curtains don't allow air flow so you are in a situation with Covid where you need to decide in or out.

McKenzie Brew House - Chadds Ford
Responded on March 19, 2021

Hi Larry, appreciate the detailed review - you're the best! We will re-evaluate our Happy Hour times in the next menu change.

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katiem
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Some of our dishes did not taste very good. Seems to have changed since we last went years ago.

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Marlene
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were a party of 8. Everyone enjoyed their meals. Our waitress - Brianna was awesome!

McKenzie Brew House - Chadds Ford
Responded on March 19, 2021

Thanks for the great review Marlene! Glad you enjoyed your meal!

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vipVicnDee
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

We always have a great time and our kids love the food. I think they may have over-sat our server, it was very busy and we think she may have forgotten about us a few times. So glad to see they so busy, hopefully they can bring on more staff to meet their demand.

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Deedee
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Service was great! Wings were awesome! Fish was mushy but waitress took it off the tab.

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SusanR
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, beer and atmosphere.

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DebiM
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience3

Enjoyed the outdoor seating! Beautiful day!
Good service , food was a bit pricey for what they gave us!

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Rich
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had the house hot wings. Best wings! Top of my list, and I’ve tried a lot of wings. Paired that with their home brewed Amber Ale. Really enjoyed the beer.
My wife ordered a salad, and enjoyed that.
We will be back.

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ChristinaS
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience. Good food, excellent waitress.

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vipDem5
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Drinks were disappointing, my margarita had little flavor & my friend’s drink came 40 minutes after it was ordered - she finally walked up to the bar to get it herself. Food was average, definitely not delicious. Meal came to $54, not including tip, which seemed a little high for a lunch that was just very basic in quality and taste. I thought the food was much better a few years ago.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great service!

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NicoleS
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Disappointing! The service was terrible. The waitress seemed annoyed at any request we made and barely gave us the time of day. Not sure if I just didn’t order the right thing for the mood I was in but the fish in the fish and chips was so thin. It’s usually bigger chunks of meat and flakier. Not sure if I’ll be returning based on the poor service.

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vipDelawareGirl
Philadelphia
69 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal and service as always.

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SueD
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I go with our friends to Mackenzie's all the time. We love it there. Great atmosphere, service, food, and craft beers. Highly recommend going there for a nice evening out.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall1food4service2ambience2

Empty restaurant- took over 45 min to get food

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CindyC
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had the valentine days special and it was excellent. Definitely be back.

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DGTA
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mckenzie's food is always delicious, service is always great and the place itself is really warm and inviting.

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MarkG
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

I asked for flour tacos but was given corn. When I said something after the young lady finally came to check on us she said she was sorry. That was it. We were there first thing they opened so she wasn’t in her server mode yet.

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ShannonP
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience3

We are outside. We were not near a heater so it was a little chilly. Glad we opted for the outdoors as seemed like a lot of people inside.

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PennyM
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Limited menu but very good - we felt comfortable at our table - waitress was awesome

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vipCindy
Philadelphia
44 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everyone in our party enjoyed the food and service tonight. Tonight's special was fajitas and Rita's. Thats what I had. It was delicious.

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WalterM
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time out, really good food and fantastic service. Due to Covid, it's been so long since we sat down and ate at a restaurant so it was much nicer than expected. Looking forward to going back.

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vipJanetN
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Try the lamb stew. Jambalaya is delicious and 3 servings.

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LindaL
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed our jambalaya and chicken stir fry. Our waitress was very cheerful and attentive - made the evening even more relaxing! And i always love your fire in the fireplace (tv)!! Also nice in covid days to have real china and silverware!

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Kristen
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience1

We got there early and were seated which was great. Our waitress was super slow, didn’t share the dinner menu would be available until I asked. We saw our waitress three times... never checked on drinks or food. Overall she was awful- not sure how with the dining limits. Went because of a drink reward and overall realized we should have just went to the bar or skipped going overall. Total let down due to the waitress.

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vipDebJoe
Philadelphia
55 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Excellent service. Food is always good. We sat outside because of Covid and it was a bit chillier than we thought it would be but it was great to get back out to McKenzies.

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Lhart
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

We had a nice lunch at Mckenzies. Food was delicious but it took a long time to come out...especially with there being so few people in the restaurant.

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KimberlyF
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything we tried was great. I'd definitely go back again.

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Katl
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were on the deck that was enclosed by plastic and had heaters. Our feet were cold because we all know heat rises. The food and server were spot on and we would go back when it’s above 40degrees.

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You can order delivery directly from McKenzie Brew House - Chadds Ford using the Order Online button. McKenzie Brew House - Chadds Ford also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (610) 361-9800.

McKenzie Brew House - Chadds Ford is rated 4.4 stars by 282 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.