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TJ's Restaurant & Drinkery

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TJ's Restaurant & DrinkeryTJ's Restaurant & Drinkery
BA SCORE
99
world-class

99 Ratings
Ratings: 99
Reviews: 75
rAvg: 4.48
pDev: 7.37%
Taps: 24
Bottles: 200
Cask: Y
Beer-to-Go: Y
[ Bar, Eatery ]

35 Paoli Plz
Paoli, Pennsylvania, 19301-1303
United States
phone: (610) 725-0100

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @tjsbeer

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(Place added by: ggaughan on 05-22-2006)
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Reviews by Soonami:
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4.5/5  rDev +0.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

I was here for the first time for the Suburban Philly BA Meet-up on June 18, 2011. The event was $10 for admission into the restaurant where TJ's would provide food, water, and service.

The restaurant and bar is unassuming, located in a suburban strip mall across the street from a train station. But inside is nice exposed brick walls with homey decor and a nice bar that is clearly removed from the main dining area.

For the BA meetup, the back room was reserved for the tasting with a couple tables set up for the bottle share. and the middle room was set-up with a couple cafe tables and several tables filled with huge platters of each chicken salad, kobe beef, and crab cake sliders. There was also a cheese plate that several pounds of about 5 cheeses with olives, salami, dates and toast/crackers. The food was very good and a huge steal at $10! I especially like the mini-crab cake sliders where the "crab" was high quality lump crab meat that was lightly fried served simply on a challah bun.

The service was good, they provided several pitchers of ice water that was constantly refilled and plenty of clean, new tasting glasses were brought in as the old ones were cleared. The servers were attentive the entire time and were not rude about kicking us out when the event was over. Even though it was supposed to end at 4, they let us stay until 4:45.

The draft selection was good, but not mindblowingly awesome, although Hill Farmstead Double Citra was rumored to have been put on when we left. The majority of the beers are good craft beers, featuring many locals and interesting imports, especially Belgians. I would absolutely go back again, if only it weren't 35 minutes from my house.

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TJ's has a consistently fine beer list coupled with fine cuisine. What's not to like? Their Anniversary events are top-notch, too.

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4.6/5  rDev +2.7%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 3.5

One of the very best beer destinations in the Philadelphia area (or the world!) A ton of beer on draft, served correctly by a very good staff. Food is occasionally questionable (it's often very very rich, which can be great to cure a hangover but not so great if you're just looking for a reasonable dinner) but always quite tasty. The bar area has a great vibe, but so does the restaurant area - like two really great restaurants in one.

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Great rotating beer selection on tap. Awesome burgers. Sports bar atmosphere to the right, booths and casual dining experience to the left. My favorite place to go out for a burger and a beer. Much better than any other options in tje area like McKenzies or Iron Hill.

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Been going to TJ's since it opened. Great spot as it's damn near in the parking lot of my employer, and especially because they were one of the first bars that opened my eyes to craft beer. Scott's the man and one of the only people in the place I care for. Some of the employees are darn right not meant to be in such a wonderful spot (no names in honor of courtesy), you know who you are. Thanks for being there TJ's. May we enjoy one another's company for years to come!!

P.S.- Why do the waitresses get mad when you sit in the bar side, just to have some drinks and have a tab open at the bar? It ain't my fault there's not enough room.

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TJ's Restaurant & Drinkery in Paoli, PA
99 out of 100 based on 99 ratings.