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McFaul's Ironhorse Tavern

2260 Cromwell Bridge Rd, Parkville, Parkville, MD 21234-1420
+1 410-828-1625
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  • Excellent39%
  • Very good36%
  • Average17%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (7 reviews)
“oysters” (23 reviews)
“sliders” (6 reviews)
Opens in 7 min
American, Bar, Seafood, Contemporary, Pub
$$ - $$$
2260 Cromwell Bridge Rd, Parkville, Parkville, MD 21234-1420
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We went to McFauls on a Tuesday evening with the family. We were seated outside with a decent view of the Stream once you blocked out the parking lot right below us. We ordered The Muscles/Calms appetizer which had great taste but the issue was...More

Thank jbh117
McFaul_Towson_MD, Owner at McFaul's Ironhorse Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for your feedback. We are so sorry to hear that you were disappointed in the portions you received. We certainly hope this concern will not keep you from returning again. Thank You.

Reviewed 8 August 2018

In the mood for brunch on a deck, we decided on Ironhorse, which we loved and got to know when it was Sander's Corner. Amazing deck! Well, we learned they also now have an equally amazing brunch. My husband and I rarely order the same...More

Thank 1AnnieEliza
McFaul_Towson_MD, Owner at McFaul's Ironhorse Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 10 August 2018

Thank you so much for your kind review. We are so delighted to hear that you enjoyed our Chesapeake Benny as it is a top seller here at McFaul's. We look forward to having you join us again.

Reviewed 8 August 2018 via mobile

My wife and I came by for dinner this past Sunday. Restaurant was not jammed but had a healthy crowd. When I called to make a reservation, hostess said that August was atypically a slower month with vacations. Maryland crab soup was among the very...More

Thank klindung
McFaul_Towson_MD, Owner at McFaul's Ironhorse Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 10 August 2018

Thank you so much for taking the time to send us this great review. We are so sorry about the service, more than likely we were short staffed however we are not making excuses as we pride ourselves on our service here and we hope...More

Reviewed 7 August 2018

I went on a Sunday night and while busy—this place is always busy—the service was friendly and prompt. The seasonal menu offered multiple GF choices; I had a hard time choosing. There was a large variety of drinks. Had trouble choosing there too. This is...More

Thank Megan B
McFaul_Towson_MD, Owner at McFaul's Ironhorse Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 10 August 2018

Megan, so glad you had a great time. We are so happy to hear that you were able to enjoy one of our GF Selections. Be sure to stop back in again.

Reviewed 2 August 2018 via mobile

Came here tonight to meet a friend I had not seen in 30 years. Service was spot on, thank you Caitlyn. Wine was great. Crab dip was tasty. Shrimp tacos...not so great. Black garlic aioli was more like colored mayonnaise.

Thank Dee Dee C
McFaul_Towson_MD, Owner at McFaul's Ironhorse Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 10 August 2018

Dee, thank you for your review and feedback about the Tacos. We are happy to hear that your service was top notch and hope you will join us again.

Reviewed 10 July 2018

Recently 4 friends and I stopped by McFaul's for lunch. We all ordered one of the hamburger/cheeseburger selections that the restaurant offers. The burgers are big. That's the good news if you like a lot of meat. But all of our burgers were badly overcooked....More

Thank Copperman1
McFaul_Towson_MD, Owner at McFaul's Ironhorse Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 11 July 2018

Thank you for your review. We are sorry to hear of your recent visit but we thank you for voicing your concerns. Anytime we get a concern here in our establishment we bring those concerns up in our weekly meeting and see what needs to...More

Reviewed 19 June 2018 via mobile

Scenic setting at the Loch Raven Reservoir. Good food with a varied menu—everything from burgers and salads to seafood and even some vegetarian dishes. Nice venue for any occasion—large group celebrating an event, date night, and just catching up with friends.

Thank Catherine L
Reviewed 4 June 2018

Occasionally we visit MIT. Usually it is packed but weather was bad. It took a while to fill up. Seems they only had one waitress working in our area. Order taken right away. Ordered six oysters. Also ordered our breakfast that changes all the time....More

Thank Charles G
McFaul_Towson_MD, Owner at McFaul's Ironhorse Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 5 June 2018

Charles thank you for coming out and joining us. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed the Oysters. So sorry to hear that you had a little wait for your meal but glad you enjoyed it. Be sure to join us again soon.

Reviewed 16 May 2018 via mobile

My wife and I decided to enjoy Saturday in the country since it was such a beautiful Spring day so we headed out to Cromwell Valley Park near Loch Raven Reservoir. After a few hours hike we were getting hungry so we stopped in here...More

McFaul_Towson_MD, Owner at McFaul's Ironhorse Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 16 May 2018

Steve, thank for joining us and for your 5-star review. We are so happy to hear you had an enjoyable time and your service was great. The Fish & Chips are my to-go meal and they are extremely popular. So glad you enjoyed them. We...More

Reviewed 7 May 2018

Excellent service, and a creative menu. Plenty of beers on tap, and half-price oysters on Monday night. Salads and entrees are varied with vegetarian menu choices. Loads of options for carnivores, too!

Thank Rickey S
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 35
American, Bar, Seafood, Contemporary, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Takeout, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Bar Scene, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
9:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2260 Cromwell Bridge Rd, Parkville, Parkville, MD 21234-1420
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Parkville
  • Phone Number: +1 410-828-1625
  • E-mail
"McFaul's" provides an Irish undertone and a subtle insight into the atmosphere and cuisine we will provide. "IRONHORSE" was a term used by Native Americans to describe locomotives and will emphasize the Ma & Pa Railroad heritage. "IRONHORSE" is also a reference to Maryland's sports legends; dedicated men who worked hard and gave all that they had for the success of our local teams. These iron horses include Johnny Unitas, Art Donavan, Bill Pellington, Brook Robinson, Cal Ripken, Eddie Murray and Ernie Tyler. The word "Tavern" fits the setting quite well and describes a comfortable place with time-honored recipes, friendly service and a unique selection of spirits. The decor throughout the entire restaurant is of Irish and Old English influence. Unique themes and motifs are used in each designated area. The first, or front, dining room has a fireplace and serves as a tribute to Baltimore County and the location's rich past. Vintage pictures and interesting local art provide a bit of history and traditional warmth for our main IRONHORSE dining room. The second, or side, dining room will is named the "Baltimore" room. This area showcases photographs by Aubrey Bodine, Baltimore's famous pictorialist. It will also serve as our "Media" and "Event" room. The Baltimore room can be rented for corporate meetings and wedding rehearsal dinners. This area naturally flows into the deck area and when combined with our deck bar, will serve as a great place to have a "private" event. The third, or back, dining area is called the the Loch "Raven" Room. This bar area has an adequate dining space as well as a eighteen person bar that houses four large HD televisions. This room specifically showcases Loch Raven history and the Baltimore Ravens. The Loch "Raven" Bar has autographed Ravens photos and unique memorabilia that makes it the best place to watch Baltimore's favorite pastime. The outside deck area, when weather permits, is primarily used for outdoor dining. It can be used as a secondary bar and as an optional "private" bar area for events and rental parties. All of these rooms tie into each other and juxtaposed accordingly showcase Maryland's rich history as well as the location's unique attributes. I feel McFaul's IRONHORSE Tavern at Sander's Corner will become a place to relax and enjoy great food and spirits."
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