Spring House Tavern

4.6
1000 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
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
What 1000 people are saying
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vipDonnaD
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite place.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food1service2ambience2

There is no host upon arrival. I went inside and found someone and told her I have an appointment and the lady told me I can go around to seat?? We seated 10 min and the server showed up. We didn’t get utensils until the food came. The rib eye was sooooo dry and overcooked. I can’t even chew it. I will not go back anymore.

The server was nice. But

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome experience. From our server to the food everything was amazing. Our newest favorite place to eat. We will be coming back with friends and family soon.

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beachgirl39
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Patio seating is just perfect.. my favorite .. Both of us had the special, which was swordfish, and it was just excellent. It came with mashed potatoes and asparagus and everything was done perfectly. Drinks are always top notch! Manager that always seems to be walking around and taking an interest. Can’t beat it ! This is why it’s become our new go to place!

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vipHolly
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Met up with some gals from work for dinner. Looking at reviews prior to making the reservation, I was hesitant because many people mentioned going there after funerals so I was thinking it would have been a more funereal experience and that is not what we were looking for in a fun girls’ evening! One of my work colleagues said she had been there and the patio was okay so we went for it. I was pleasantly surprised by the lovely patio atmosphere… lots of plants and good spacing between tables. I did not really look inside other than a quick trip to the ladies room. It looked recently renovated with pretty tiles and new fixtures.
The service was great and our server was very attentive. The girls seemed to enjoy their dinners. Two had crab cakes and one had the seafood platter and they all seemed to enjoy. I had a burger which was cooked to my liking. The bun seemed a bit stale and the fries were batter-dipped style which I don’t really care for. They could really kick it up a notch by using a nice soft brioche bun and fresh cut fries. Overall, we had a nice experience.

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Guest
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was excellent thank you

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RecentRelotoPhilly
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Consistently good food. Service very attentive. Great patio seating. Great bar. Good drink and wine menu. Good value.

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vipDirkDiggler
Philadelphia
25 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We had dinner outside, weather was great. Service was excellent and food came out really fast and they had a full house. Well done Spring house Tavern.

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MichaelP
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent can’t wait to go back

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outoftowner
Key West
6 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and the service was excellent. We loved sitting outside and we enjoy coming here often.

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vipRoubaix3325
Philadelphia
48 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience2

Went house hunting and desperately needed to stop to get some food. This place has been here forever so we thought we would give it a shot. The front of house manager told us that they were short staff but he would try to get us seated ASAP. He was able to within a few minutes and eventually waited on us throughout our stay. He was kind and pleasant and did everything with poise and calm. I had the short rib grilled cheese and my husband had the smoked house burger. We also got the honey wings and the chocolate spoon cake. Everything was excellent…. Except for the fries. They were subpar but seriously not a big deal with how good everything else was! Especially James. We would go back just to see him.

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Mark
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience2

To little staff. Food was cold. Server stretched to thin. One meal was burnt. $260 for four people.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent ambiance with great food

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vipDotpenny
Philadelphia
20 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Just what we needed that night and Kate was a terrific waitress!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great first time experience! Food was cooked perfectly and served in a timely manner. We're already looking forward to our next visit!

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vipGary
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great deck area for a relaxing evening

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vipskylandergiant
Philadelphia
80 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We both had crab it was excellent good drinks and great service as always

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

They were very busy, but the server was pleasant and accommodating. The food was delicious, as always.

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KathleenG
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All three of us enjoyed our meals, one was a vegan, one a vegetarian and I enjoyed the prime rib.

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vipBunnieS
Atlantic City
34 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good time, good food And good friends

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vipDenny
Philadelphia
67 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding as always.

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vipMerry
Philadelphia
72 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great dinner on the patio ~ flounder with crab was delicious!
Our server Debbie was EXCELLENT & took such good care of us…she’s a GEM!!!

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vipLynnK
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Crab cakes were wonderful!

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vipgaron0817
Philadelphia
46 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere and always good food and service.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time here. Food was delicious. Our waitress was perfect. Can’t wait to come back.

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MarkK
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Our server Karen was fantastic. I had the watermelon margarita which was excellent. We both had the seafood bisque soup which also was first rate. Hubby had crab cakes and I had crab imperial. We loved them both. The sides were uninspiring however. We finished off with the chocolate cake which was definitely 5 stars! The room was packed and noisy which made it hard to hear. No exactly great for a romantic dinner for 2 if that is the ambiance you’re looking for. Otherwise it was great.

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LindaS
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The server was great, forget her name, darn.
I had the soft shell crabs over angel hair. It was delicious in taste, but
a bit too rich.

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vipjpershing2
Philadelphia
115 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The avocado crab dip appetizer was delicious! My wife loved the duck and I enjoyed the seafood platter very much. Service was very attentive with a packed restaurant unlike many understaffed restaurants. One of our favorite restaurants in the area.

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Alice
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We hadn't been to Spring House Tavern for several years, so not sure what to expect. We were so happy with our dinner there. All the staff were very warm and friendly. The decor is lovely, with tablecloths on the tables. The ladies room was spotless, a good sign of how the management takes care of all aspects of the restaurant. Our waitress Cathy, who has been there for many years, was terrific. We both had crab cakes, one with mashed potatoes and cole slaw and one with a Caesar salad; both meals were delicious. The special dessert was a fruit pie and the fruit was fresh. This is definitely going to be one of our favorites and we look forward to returning soon.

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Rico
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

It was my wife’s birthday today and she seemed to like the place and the atmosphere the service was just ok but everything else was great

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CherylAnnS
Philadelphia
26 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everyone we encountered was pleasant and very accommodating. Food as always, was excellent.

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vipHank
Philadelphia
38 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the time we walked in the door this was a great evening out with my wife. Our server, Danette, was pleasant and kept the evening moving along at a reasonable pace. Our crab imperial was perfect and the peach/blueberry pie was a great finally to a excellent meal. We'll definitely be back for more great menu items and specials.

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mark
Philadelphia
25 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Nice food, surprisingly reasonable.

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vipTonyg
Philadelphia
31 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

First time diners at the Spring House Tavern. All the staff was very friendly and the food was very good.

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Toneg
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing especially the French dip because the meat melted in your mouth. The service was awesome by Bryanna our server. The crab cakes tasted the same as always which is the best I have ever had.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Slow service - but not the fault of our waiter. They were understaffed- at least for a Sat night. The crab cakes didn’t disappoint! 5 stars. However, bar service was slow. They only offered one vegetable with your meal. Cooked carrots, which were awful. I think we will try sitting at the bar next time.

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Natalie
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience5

Waited 30+ minutes for one to go pasta after our meal. Asked for wine (that should have just been free after the time we waited) and they proceeded to bring us a $21 tab for the wine. The food was NOT worth the price (ordered shrimp cocktail for $13 that only came with 4 average size shrimp. Very disappointed and will not be back.

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GretchenD
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great service, always consistent, good food and easy to get to

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GeriZ
Philadelphia
20 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food for the value; staff could not have been nicer or more efficient.

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tfsmith2
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Best crab cakes ever. The spinach salad was delicious. Excellent service.

FAQs

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

Spring House Tavern is rated 4.6 stars by 1000 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.