Taps: 28 / Bottles: 500
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
Ratings: 240 | Reviews: 221 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by cracker:
4.4/5 rDev -2.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $$
I've been to Capone's around a dozen times and finally have some time go give it its deserved review. This is one hell of a beer destination, for not only those in the Philly area but anywhere really.
From the outside the place is a little unassuming, a bit dark inside and can get smokey at the bar (that will likely change with PA's new law). But that's about all the negatives I can muster. And really they are minor.
On tap there are around 12 drafts (apart from Coors light and Yuengling), all of them very solid. Most of it is american craft beer but every now and then there is a Belgian or German beer too. On top of that all pours are extremely fresh and served by his fantastic waiting staff. Growlers are filled too.
Food is above average for the most part. Things I've enjoyed are the chicken wings, seared tuna, meatball sandwich, crab cakes, and all you can eat crab legs (tuesday nights). My only gripe was my only order of nachos which were not so good (tasted like a jar of Pace salsa was poured on top of tortilla chips and the salsa was cold!).
Now for the real strength. I would say it all starts with Matt. There are very, very few people like him in the business. He is extremely knowledgeable, friendly, and is always more than happy to offer his assistance. I'm amazed how he knows most of his customers by name even if they come infrequently (like myself). On top of that, Matt brings in some very hard to find beers into the bottle shop and at very affordable prices. I don't know where he finds some of the stuff. Be prepared to spend more than you think as you will feel like you are in a candy store!!!
If I lived closer, I would be here at least once a week. Maybe it's a good thing I don't!!!
Cheers to Matt
07-30-2008 17:20:08 | More by cracker
More User Reviews:
4.04/5 rDev -10.8%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.75 | $$
I have been here a handful of times. Their selection is one of the best outside of the city for its location. The food looks great but I haven't tried it yet. The main reason I go is for the bottle shop in the back. The quality and quantity is amazing. I easily spend 30 minutes just looking. The owner is very cool, friendly and always willing to help satisfy your taste. This place is highly recommended.
03-09-2014 03:26:58 | More by mikefuski17
5/5 rDev +10.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5 | $
This place knew what craft beer was before the late 2000's revolution. This place is bar none best take out beer selection and has been for the past decade, maybe even longer (I've only been able to legally drink 8 years from now). Now this place won't have everything you're looking for, but it will have lots, and reasonably priced too. Coming from another state you might be upset, but in Pennsylvania and with the stringent alcohol laws this is THE BEST option for individual bottles, craft 6 and four packs and bombers for a place that is not a chain. The owner is very knowledge and a nice guy that will help you find what you need.
02-13-2014 19:07:56 | More by Ryanm1
Capone's Restaurant in Norristown, PA
100 out of 100 based on 240 ratings.