Tavern 52

4.3
27 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Tavern 52 offers a wide variety of American, Italian & lite fair items in a casual, family-friendly atmosphere. Some of our recipes are over 90 years old! Enjoy our homemade mushroom soup, chef’s special of the day, gourmet salads, U-15 Sea of Cortez shrimp specials, calamari steaks, homemade crab cakes, Alaskan snow crab, steak, wild caught fish, homemade meatloaf, fish & chips & slow cooked BBQ ribs.

Our Italian cuisine offers homemade meatballs & gravy, cioppino, mussels marinara, pasta with clams, veal & chicken parm, a variety of Talluto’s ravioli, 10 & 16-inch house made dough & sauce gourmet pizza, South Philly Stromboli & Italian calzones.

Our lite fair offers good ole fashioned cheese steaks, hoagies, burgers, Reubens, house made fries, never frozen wings, homemade slaw, or a slow roasted BBQ pork sandwich, or a choice of a BBQ pork, chicken, beef or Mahi fish tacos.

We offer a full children’s menu & if you want to relax at home our full menu is available for take-out.
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MarkG
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just went for a small meal and some drinks but it was Geary. The chicken Roma was so fresh and hot!!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Food was good and reasonably priced. Drinks were strong, which is always a plus. Greatly appreciate that the restaurant has invested in treated air, but was a little put off by them seating everyone in the same area next to each other even though there were plenty of open tables to space people out.

JB
JoyceB
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love Tavern 52. They have great food and service. I am especially fond of the Wedge Salad with blue cheese crumbles and dressing. On one visit to the restaurant, I lost an earring. I called and asked if they had found it. They not only found it but the staff repaired the loosened link before they gave it back to me. They are really nice people and I hope they do well after the COVID restrictions have been lifted. They installed a special air purifier to ensure that customers are breathing clean air!

JR
vipJasonR
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Great food. Service was a little slow but was not a big deal

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Trixi
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food, varied menu, friendly staff
Highly recommend for a relaxed meal

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience3

We arrived for our 6:30 reservation 5 minutes early and waited at the hostess stand - while 3 people (servers?) walked by us and didn’t acknowledge we were standing - finally 2 of the 3 said they would be right with us - we were taken to our table ordered drinks, finished the drinks after 40 minutes and no one came back to take our order so we inquired and he said the drinks were on him and apologized- food was very good - I realized during a pandemic you could have trouble knowing how to staff for a particular night but this seems to be our experience each time we have gone here and before the pandemic - hopefully things will improve

CM
CarolM
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, service and atmosphere. Very easy to get to and parking great - definitely give it a try you will be happy you did!

JB
JimB
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, we had a great meal at Tavern 52. It was nice and hot and served promptly.

R
Review
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! Super nice restaurant, super friendly waiter. Had NFL games playing great experience! Will return!

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food, big portions

JC
JerryC
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service and very creative on how they social distanced

OT
OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience3

We had a good experience, not great, but given the current climate, I’d go back and give them another chance.

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Adrienne
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I would highly recommend the Tavern 52! The food was outstanding, our server Toni, was amazing, and the owner was incredible! A friend and I went recently on a Saturday for lunch.
One of the entrees I tried was the littleneck clams. They were the best I've ever had! I even got a takeout container to take home my left over clam sauce, it was that good! I also had the lobster salad, which was so delicious!!!! I also tried the parmesan and garlic wings, I love them!!! I cannot say one bad thing! They have outdoor and indoor seating. Precautions are followed and everyone is socially distanced appropriately. The new owner has done a fabulous job! If you haven't tried it yet, I would highly recommend adding it to your list!!! You will not be disappointed.

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vipshill
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had the burger it was at least 10 ounces I ordered it medium rare and it came out medium rare best ever wife had lobster salad sandwich she loved it can’t wait to try the rest of the menu

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Else
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice sports bar/diner. Recommended.

PR
PatrickR
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Tavern 52 - everything about the place is nice. It's also very close to our house so doing the quick pop-in is always fun.
BTW: Love their pizza.

KS
KevinS
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. The calzone and stromboli were especially tasty!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

My husband's order came out with wrong pasta. Outdoor dining was a bit noisy.

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Pepermom
Baltimore
10 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great food and excellent service. No clue why it isn’t packed! But, makes for a wonderful quiet, relaxing meal.

JP
JamieP
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

First time we’ve ever been there. There was music and we came late(8:30) so not many people there eating. The food was good and a lot of food for cost. It was nice to not have many there but I was surprised because the food was all good. The staff was all great.

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Celeste
Philadelphia
19 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience1

This is a nice neighborhood tavern with lots of comfortable booths for dining.

JO
JimO
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed! Small family dinner and food was great. Liz our waitress served us quickly. She was kind enough to reseat us after the first table was a little chilly near a door.

MR
MarkR
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Tavern 52 is definitely a gem of a find. The outstanding service of our waitress, Gina alone was worth the trip. With computers down she did an outstanding job keeping up with service. We had a table of 6 and all enjoyed their meals and drinks. I enjoyed the value of the experience with fair prices, great food, but most of all, fantastic service. Thank you Gina for making our first visit definitely not our last!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall3food2service2ambience3

This restaurant is okay. You can tell it’s a neighborhood hang out and the food definitely caters to the older palette. Everything needed salt. I had read great reviews and was excited to try it but was not anything special and I probably wouldn’t go back. One thing I did love was the Christmas decor.

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Kristina
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were there on a Saturday night, the food was amazing and there was live music! It was so fun and the food was amazing!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

This was a first visit for both my guest and me. (Lunch, 10/31)
It was great to discover a new favorite place! Our server ( a lady...sorry..can't recall her name) was attentive and made the entire experience pleasant. I'm looking forward to returning with family and friends to try dinner and brunch! It was also quiet( minimal music) which was a plus for both talking and for my friend's hearing impairment.

MD
MarkD1733
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

All the food we had was excellent. We had cocktails, the calamari steak appetizer, spinach ravioli and meatballs, steamed clams, mushroom soup, and crab cakes. Everyone enjoyed what they ate. More casual than I expected, which was good. Service was welcoming, friendly, and accurate.

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vipMeggers
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The owner, Charlie, and his wife are always so inviting! They make everything (or almost everything) from scratch. This place is really a gem and we sure hope that everyone will take our word for it and keep this family owned business alive!

The lobster roll is great, Italian sub is amazing, long hots are out of this world, homemade meatballs are great, wings are crispy, and they can make any drink that you would like. Really , the list goes on and on!

FAQs

Tavern 52 offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (610) 388-1033.

Tavern 52 is rated 4.3 stars by 27 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.