Spring House Tavern

4.7
884 Reviews
$30 and under
Seafood
The Spring House Tavern dates back to 1719 and has been owned and operated by the Burns family since 1948. We specialize in seafood and are especially well known for our crab cakes. We look forward to seeing you!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 884 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.7
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4.4
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4.4
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 7 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service is outstanding!

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vipDenny
Philadelphia
57 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Dined out for Easter. Our server Kimberly was fantastic. Food was good, prime rib a bit fatty, but otherwise tasty.

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Feetch
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our Favorite Restaurant we go to.
Great Consistent , Food, Service and Drinks.

The staff makes us feel at home.
This is where we go, when I need a night off from cooking.

Respectfully,

Chef Tom

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daniellav
Columbus
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience

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Jerry
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience4

Oysters were very disappointing. Mostly breading. Few Oysters. Baked Potato needed to be cooked longer.

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RobertM
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Efficient friendly staff. Food was very good. Our server Catherine was excellent.

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MaureenF
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Every other Saturday, I go out to dinner with two girlfriends who are part of my "bubble". This was the first time our travels took us to The Spring House Tavern and we will be back! The service and food were outstanding, although being gluten-sensitive I was disappointed that there were several menu items I would have liked but which flour to thicken the sauces and soups. I had the filet and it was perfectly cooked and quite delicious.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
26 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and wonderful service.

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vipPhillyfoodie
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Service people are always so accommodating.

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TerryG
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had the crab imperial which I'd give a 10 out of 10. My companion had the seafood combination and that was excellent. Service was top notch and the cocktails were great too. Ambience was very comfortable and sound level was low. First time there, but we will be back,

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vipjpershing2
Philadelphia
108 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We were seated right away and greeted by our server. My wife had the duck and I had the mahi-mahi. We bothe enjoyed our meals and cocktails. Our server was very attentive but we were not rushed. Look forward to dining there again!

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vipDanF
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience3

Enjoyable experience. We were seated right away, everything was clean, all the workers were wearing double masks. Service was outstanding! We were waited on right away, checked on frequently and visited by the manager. 10 stars for service!!! Food was good. Our table had the crab cakes, salmon and mahi mahi. All tasted ok. Not amazing, not bad. Reasonably priced, plenty of parking. Will likely return. The outdoor patio looked fun

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Mark
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual, we had a very pleasant evening celebrating our friend’s birthday at the tavern.

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LindaR
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant is cozy with good food and selection and excellent waitstaff. It is clean and easily accessed.

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vipDenny
Philadelphia
57 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We dine here every few weeks. Service is wonderful, staff worksvery hard, we really appreciate it. Food and drinks are consistent and delicious. Don’t pass up the onion soup or shrimp cocktail. Thanks to the team at Spring House for making our dining experience safe and enjoyable.

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Mark
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first time back in a year due to pandemic - everything was awesome as usual.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We frequent this restaurant semi-regularly and have never had a bad meal or service. On this night, 2 of us decided to have one of the specials, a blackened red snapper w/asparagus and choice of potato. I was able to sub the potato for cole slaw with no problem! It was De-Lishious and perfectly prepared.. Our waitress didn’t miss a beat for service and accommodating any of our requests. My husband had crab imperial much to his delight. It was perfect-not too dry, not too mushy and no crab shells to be found. Overall, the entire evening hit all the marks for a great evening of dining and socializing with a good friend in a wonderfully, consistent restaurant. We will definitely be back.

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vipDeborahW
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent dinner, drinks, French onion soup, prime rib and desserts.

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vipccpickell
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Food was great, ambience was so so

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vipVivianR
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I just moved to the area and this is my go to place 😁

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DBarra
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service, food, and respect for social distancing and cleanliness were exceptional.

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vipDenny
Philadelphia
57 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always good food and service. Best onion soup and shrimp cocktail around.

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devonF
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Was able to find a last minute table for Valentines Day. We were seated quickly , and even though it was a lot of people it was not cramped.

The servers were very attentive. The food came out without any delays and it was good.

I never knew this place existed but would definitely go again.

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vipDeborahW
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

There for Valentine’s Day. Good dinner and cocktails.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a great place to dine for was amazing

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vipGlennH
Philadelphia
22 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

From our cocktails to our appetizers to our meals and desert, everything was fantastic. I think the service suffered a little after business picked up and I could have had maybe one more drink had I been asked, but all in all, everything was really, really good.

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vipSweetsusan
Philadelphia
27 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was the first time that my husband and I dined here. It was a cute rustic environment. The staff and service were excellent. The food was great as well. It’s a terrific restaurant for a date night.

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KathleenG
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The fillet and crab cake dish was amazing with the sides of mashed potatoes and asparagus. The server was attentive and efficient. Enjoyed the meal experience as it was outstanding.

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vipPaul
Philadelphia
26 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentines weekend. Ate in the lounge. Very comfortable. Server great. Food excellent. Crab cakes best ever. So much dinner we took some home. Bread is outstanding. Skipped desert but cocktails excellent.

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vipDenny
Philadelphia
57 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Always a good meal in a delightful setting.

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RIK3899
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We sat at the high top tables in the bar area. Server was attentive and gave us time to catch up with friends. Drinks and food were good. Will be back soon.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always have an excellent meal !!!! Service is awesome.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time there and will go back again , dinner and the service was excellent!!! I vw driven pass this place numerous times and never stopped in for dinner. This another place that I will be eating at more frequently!!!

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vipDenny
Philadelphia
57 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Decided on dinner out for a change. They do a great job of keeping patrons safe. Staff is great. Thanks to them for being there and serving up good food and drinks. Service outstanding.

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vipRecentRelotoPhilly
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Outstanding service. Kitchen is consistently excellent. Covid has required a much more open, less intimate environment, with much of the decor now being stark (easier to clean so I get it). All in all another fabulous meal at the Spring House Tavern

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ShelliC
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great place for a small family gathering.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff was very friendly. Restaurant used all safety precautions. We all enjoyed our meals.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time inside as I always choose the outside patio. Quiet and intimate. Always great food and service!!!! Always look forward to have the snapper soup!

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cope2945
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Good seafood, great service

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Redjump
Atlantic City
4 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food delicious, Tavern is very conscious about Covid19, tables very far apart, staff had masks & face shields on. Service was great, very clean, plenty of parking. We went Monday evening, not near full. Great place to fee comfortable.

FAQs

Spring House Tavern offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (215) 646-1788.

Spring House Tavern is rated 4.7 stars by 884 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.