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Capone's Restaurant

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Capone's RestaurantCapone's Restaurant

272 Ratings
Ratings: 272
Reviews: 225
rAvg: 4.55
pDev: n/a
Taps: 28
Bottles: 500
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: N
[ Bar, Eatery, Store ]

224 W Germantown Pike
Norristown, Pennsylvania, 19401-1332
United States
phone: (610) 279-4748

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Place added by: maek228 on 04-05-2005

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4.4/5  rDev -3.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

I've been to Capone's around a dozen times and finally have some time go give it its deserved review. This is one hell of a beer destination, for not only those in the Philly area but anywhere really.

From the outside the place is a little unassuming, a bit dark inside and can get smokey at the bar (that will likely change with PA's new law). But that's about all the negatives I can muster. And really they are minor.

On tap there are around 12 drafts (apart from Coors light and Yuengling), all of them very solid. Most of it is american craft beer but every now and then there is a Belgian or German beer too. On top of that all pours are extremely fresh and served by his fantastic waiting staff. Growlers are filled too.

Food is above average for the most part. Things I've enjoyed are the chicken wings, seared tuna, meatball sandwich, crab cakes, and all you can eat crab legs (tuesday nights). My only gripe was my only order of nachos which were not so good (tasted like a jar of Pace salsa was poured on top of tortilla chips and the salsa was cold!).

Now for the real strength. I would say it all starts with Matt. There are very, very few people like him in the business. He is extremely knowledgeable, friendly, and is always more than happy to offer his assistance. I'm amazed how he knows most of his customers by name even if they come infrequently (like myself). On top of that, Matt brings in some very hard to find beers into the bottle shop and at very affordable prices. I don't know where he finds some of the stuff. Be prepared to spend more than you think as you will feel like you are in a candy store!!!

If I lived closer, I would be here at least once a week. Maybe it's a good thing I don't!!!

Cheers to Matt

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4.15/5  rDev -8.8%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 3.75

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4.95/5  rDev +8.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Handles are always the best-of-the-best. Great food. Drive an hour and thirty minutes once a week for the unbelievable - most excellent - beer and pasta dishes.

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4.11/5  rDev -9.7%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

Great spot for hard to get beer. Prices are high compared to some of the other similar establishments. 6 oz pours of "rarer" beers can be had for much less at Pinnochios. I don't go often as it's a bit of a drive for me. Nice spot though.

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4.13/5  rDev -9.2%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25

While I've not been to one of the Special Events/Release Tastings Capone's organizes I have stopped here a few times for the beer shop. This review is pretty much to echo what most other reviewers have said. This is one of the places outside of Philly to visit when looking for a "few good bottles." The selection is large. Freshness is usually good. Service is helpful and knowledgable. Value is reasonable given they are located in PA.

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Capone's Restaurant in Norristown, PA
100 out of 100 based on 272 ratings.