Appetites on Main
Taps: 14 / Bottles: 60
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
Ratings: 5 | Reviews: 2 | Display Reviews Only:
3.55/5 rDev -3.3%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3 | food: 4 | $$
More of a family restaurant/sports bar than a beer destination but it's here to review so...
Atmosphere is fine with a sort of half-elliptical bar in the main room with tables in front and back and outside in most weather. A bit smoky at times (at least for the next 25 days).
Beer selection is mostly macro, supplemented by Victory Hop Devil and often one other craft (Sierra anniversary on our last visit). Two if you count Yuengling lager, I guess...
Service is collegiate but pleasant and efficient. No real beer knowldge is necessary to work here, just good service skills. Food is pretty good across the board. Deli sandwiches, hoagies, steak sandwiches and pork roll with cheese (my favorite). I don't like the kettle chips but I may be alone.
All in all, a fine place to stop for lunch with the family. This is never a destination when it's just the two of us.
08-18-2008 19:32:03 | More by sholland119
3.8/5 rDev +3.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3 | food: 4 | $$
This is a really interesting place. If I lived close by I would probably frequent this place often with the family.
Atmosphere: The atmosphere here is terrific. I love the outdoor dining. Today was a record high in eastern PA it was 75 degrees and sunny on March 10th. This is awesome weather. I live about 45 minutes away from here but I was in a meeting in Exton this afternoon and afterward I stopped in at Appetites On Main. It was around 5:30 and the sun was starting to go down I sat on there out door (patio type) seating. Took off my tie rolled up my sleeves. Very nice experience. Back to the point:
There was an evident dichotomy. The bar area was one group of people and the dining area was more of a social shoppers crowd. The restaurant is located in an outlets type shopping center. Very classy though.
Service: The host at the door seem to be the manager greeting everyone. Very nice guy. My sever was pleasant but not very familiar with craft beer. When I asked her about the craft beer she told me about the Draft beer. I explained I mean the micro-brewery beers like Victory and such. Basically I needed to read the menu. No problem. When I ordered an anchor Steam beer she brought me a bottle and no glass. I did politely ask her for a glass and she brought me a frosted glass... I was not going to complain because she was sweet and attentive but not very knowledgeable about craft beer. I just let my glass warm up before pouring the beer and with some patience it was fine.
Selection: I was a bit disappointed with the selection because I have come to have very high standards for places I found listed on BA. Nonetheless it was better than most restaurants and I got something I wanted anyway. They had, Sam Adams, Victorys Golden Monkey & Prima Pils, Brooklyn Brown, Anchor Steam, Flying Fish ESB, Troegs Hopback, and Serria Nevada Pale Ale, and woodchuck cider in bottles. This is not a bad selection, I just had really high hopes. Then I saw on a different page they had Liebmans Frambrois and Chimay. On-tap was Victory and Serria Nevada. So okay if you are looking for the food and the atmosphere foremost with a good beer selection as well... here you go.
Food & Value: I only had a kielbassa but it was very good and the prices all seemed reasonable as well.
I will definitely go back again when I am in the area. Maybe next time I will have the family with me.
Hope this is helpful.
03-11-2006 03:18:59 | More by Phatz
Appetites on Main in Exton, PA
- out of 100 based on 5 ratings.