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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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  • Excellent34%
  • Very good39%
  • Average18%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
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“oysters” (19 reviews)
“sliders” (5 reviews)
“grits” (3 reviews)
Closes in 17 min
All hours
American, Bar, Seafood, Contemporary, Pub
$$ - $$$
2260 Cromwell Bridge Rd, Parkville, Parkville, MD 21234-1420
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Since this is in our neighborhood, we go here a few times a year. Food and service have been spotty sometimes, but it's the only place in Glen Arm to grab a drink and watch a game, or have brunch. The menu has improved, and...More

Thank bleslie
McFaul_Towson_MD, Owner at McFaul's Ironhorse Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for taking the the time to send us this. We appreciate your feedback and we are glad that you enjoy our bar and food here at McFaul's. Our menus and food selections are constantly changing and we invite you to stop...More

Reviewed 11 July 2017

The place was pretty crowded, but the service was not too bad. The wings, even though well done was specified, were like rubber. An another night out we had apps at the bar and everything was great and the Bartenders were very good

Thank alfaspiderman
Reviewed 10 July 2017

I love to sit out on the back deck in the warmer months and by the fireplace when it is cold outside.

Thank Phyllis D
Reviewed 9 July 2017

This is a pretty good restaurant. On pleasant days, it could be hard to get onto the deck. Unfortunately for everyone, if you arrive + or - a half hour from shift change service is terrible.

Thank bonmikulka
Reviewed 2 July 2017 via mobile

Enjoyed the soft crab. Friends said the fish and chips and prime rib cheese steak were tasty. Fries were overcooked. Wanted to try the fish tacos, but no corn tortillas available for GF option. Was able to get the crab done with cornstarch, which was...More

Thank kam7816
Reviewed 23 June 2017 via mobile

Went here with my wife on a Tuesday afternoon. She had crab deviled eggs and liked them. She also had fried oyster po boy sliders and they were great. I had Maryland crab and it was very good. We sat on the deck and there...More

Thank ppt4
Reviewed 9 June 2017 via mobile

Went with a friend for dinner. First, there were no fish and chips available. Second, the drink order got mixed up. Ordered V and T, received G and T. I had a typical MD crab cake that was good. Friend had a messy hamburger. We...More

Thank Diane B
McFaul_Towson_MD, Owner at McFaul's Ironhorse Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 14 June 2017

Diane, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We appreciate your feedback. We are sorry to hear that your experience here with us was not satisfactory. We apologize that you drink orders got mixed up and that we did not have...More

Reviewed 23 May 2017

Less crowded on Sunday. Sat on the covered deck, took advantage of the burger and Bloody Mary specials, and had the best Key Lime pie ever. (Don't tell anyone from FL I said that) Would love to see the human Foosball game in action!More

Thank Cheryl303
McFaul_Towson_MD, Owner at McFaul's Ironhorse Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 30 May 2017

Thank you for the great review! We're so happy to hear that you enjoyed a nice visit on our deck and that we were able to wow you with the Key Lime pie (don't worry, we'll keep your secret)! We appreciate you sharing and hope...More

Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

My family went here for a late lunch. We sat in the mostly empty bar area which is calmly set with a view of the woods. The menu offers fancy comfort food like lobster pot pie and Mac & cheese bites with truffle bread crumbs....More

Thank Tiff J
McFaul_Towson_MD, Owner at McFaul's Ironhorse Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 18 March 2017

Thank you for taking the time to write us this review, Tiff. While it is very nice to hear you were so pleased with your food, we would like to apologize if the service you received was less than impressive. What you describe is certainly...More

Reviewed 12 March 2017

Great service by Katie. Food was a little bland. Wish the fireplace was working - instead there was a draft from it.

Thank Madeline Z
McFaul_Towson_MD, Owner at McFaul's Ironhorse Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 18 March 2017

Thank you for the 4-Star review, Madeline! We apologize about the fireplace not working while you were visiting but glad to hear you still enjoyed your birthday dinner. We appreciate you choosing to celebrate with us and hope you come back to visit soon!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • 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
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Groups, View, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Bar Scene
Open Hours
09:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
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
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"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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