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Black Powder Tavern

$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub
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1164 Valley Forge Rd, Wayne, PA 19087-1202 (Formerly Winberie's Restaurant and Bar) (W Swedesford Rd)
+1 610-293-9333
11:00 - 23:00
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All hours
Sun 10:30 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 00:00
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Harleysville, Pennsylvania
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I had forgotten we had eaten here a few weeks ago, but just came across the receipt.... No way we were going back anyway, food was prepared poorly and staff seemed aloof, but I just noticed we were overcharged - for a drink, that we didn't have @$9! No, not even going back for our 9$.

Thank james1714
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194 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Tried this place Saturday nite. Arrived to completely filled parking lot but turns out they have a complementary valet. Menu is American - nice beer and wine list. Food was lackluster as was the service. Chicken pot pie was disappointing-not really a true pot pie - no bottom crust plus hardly any chicken in it

Thank John B
Williamsburg, Virginia
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58 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Took a chance and we weren't disappointed. Totally yummy. The mussels in garlic sauce are tremendous and make a good lunch. The garlic fries are fantastic. Be sure to ask for bread, you'll want to sop up the pot liquor.

Thank Teri Lynn C
Venice, Florida
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124 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

It was ok. Ordered a pretzel burger medium. Came well done and without mustard that was supposed to be on it. Service was slow so I ate my meal anyway.

Thank speedg00se
Liberty, Missouri, United States
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204 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

Great historic building. Loved the service and friendly bartender. I ordered some kind of quesadilla which was really good. Liked all things about this place....I'll be back again next time I'm in the area.

Thank Dan A
Mount Laurel, New Jersey
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111 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

We had a very pleasant family outing recently at Black Powder. Our waiter, Patrick, was very helpful with selecting our beers. We enjoyed everything we ordered including their calamari and fried polenta appetizers and the cedar plank salmon entrees. We enjoyed the Revolutionary War touches in the decor and could almost feel ourselves being taken back in time. An overall... More 

Thank mbotos
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41 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Our group of 30 descended on the Tavern on a Saturday evening. Having spent the day filling up on 'snacks' we were not very hungry. We started with cocktails which were quickly delivered and moved on to a very tasty onion soup and beet salad. The Onion soup tasted homemade: caramelized onions reduced in a broth with just the right... More 

Thank happytravlers2
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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40 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Found on Internet and decided to give it a try while visiting the area. Very good food. Our waitress was a bit slow but it seemed that she had tables all over the place and was doing her best. The Cajun mac n cheese was fantastic! Had reservations but didn't seem that we really needed them. Very good experience.

Thank eas1404
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202 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

We arrived with other couples for dinner at the Black Powder Tavern and were promptly seated. Drink orders were taken and delivered, food was ordered and soon served in a friendly, professional fashion. Our food was very good, prepared well and served in an appealing display. The interior is decorated with revolutionary leader wall hangings, furniture that was suited for... More 

Thank Railsback
Mt. Laurel
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

We had reservations on a busy Saturday evening. Although the number of our party changed at the last minute, we were seated in a matter of minutes in a relatively quiet corner of the main dining room. So, although the place was packed and, consequently, rather noisy, we could still carry on a conversation. Our waiter was attentive and helpful... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 30
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
10:30 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1164 Valley Forge Rd, Wayne, PA 19087-1202 (Formerly Winberie's Restaurant and Bar)
    (W Swedesford Rd)
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Wayne
  • Phone Number: +1 610-293-9333
Located just outside Valley Forge National Historical Park, Black Powder Tavern combines local flavors (edible AND sip-able) with American history in a pub-like setting. Warm woods and just-dim-enough lighting add to the tavern feel, enhanced by a reclaimed sawn oak bar with 12-cushioned stools (plus 6 high-tops), materials that are echoed in the dining room and in the flooring. Weeknights feature happy hour from 5-7PM, with a reprise happy hour on Thurs., Fri., and Sat. from 9-10PM. On Sundays, a prix fixe brunch is offered from 10:30AM-2PM, and the big game is always on.The menu features a variety of small and entree-sized plates, and highlights the flavors, ingredients and culinary trends Philadelphia has become known for—and that pair well with our extensive craft beer offerings. If you’re looking for a new favorite burger, you’ve come to the right place; our veal and chicken versions are hearty and flavorful, as is our pork sandwich. You’ll also find several salads and sharable items such as deviled eggs with smoked trout, pork and chicken wings, polenta fries, calamari and more; plus a fresh fish of the day (and of course fish ’n’ chips, cedar plank salmon and chicken marsala. Whether you stop in for lunch, dinner, happy hour or Sunday brunch, there’s something to satisfy your hunger, and your taste buds.Beer enthusiasts should take note: there are 24 brews on tap and 39 bottles. The selection is tweaked regularly, so if you’re looking for something new and special (or old and admired), this is the place to come. There’s plenty to satiate non-drinkers as well, including milkshakes made with Franklin Fountain ice cream—for an added historical touch, of course. For more details visit Black Powder Tavern online and tune in via Facebook and Twitter to stay up on beer and menu promotions.

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