Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant

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90
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Iron Hill Brewery & RestaurantIron Hill Brewery & Restaurant
PLACE INFO

Type: Brewery, Bar, Eatery

124 E Kings Hwy
Maple Shade, New Jersey, 08052-5405
United States

(856) 273-0300 | map
www.ironhillbrewery.com

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Reviews by donniecuffs:
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3.93/5  rDev -2%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

A: Quite possibly the largest of the brewpubs in NJ; the capacity of this place was tremendous. As such, despite the freshly new and clean decor, it felt more like TGIF rather than a brewpub. If you didn't know beforehand, you could deduce that it was part of a brewpub chain.

Q: The brews were definitely above average. Some of the standouts were the Ironbound pale ale (A), Raspberry Wheat (A-), the Pig Iron Porter (B+), and the Light Lager (B+). However, most of the other brews were on the other side of the ratings spectrum. Not much of a middle ground here; they either knock it out of the park, or strike out.

SRv: I can't stress how many waitresses/hostesses approached us and offered us friendly service upon our arrival. Very impressive. The only dent in this was that our server didn't know much about the beer that she was serving.

Sel: An impressive array of beer styles on hand, covering American, British, Belgian, and German styles.

F: The food was great, which I found to be surprising, given the fact that it was in essence a chain restaurant. I had the salmon/bacon burger...fantastic.

Solid place. Now I see why Iron Hill has so many locations. NJ is lucky to have them now!

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4.13/5  rDev +3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

Photo of Urk1127
4.11/5  rDev +2.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4

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4.19/5  rDev +4.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5

Photo of meat-hook27
4.9/5  rDev +22.2%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Great selection of craft beer and their own beer. Great food and great service. Can't wait to go there again.

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Photo of stevoj
4.04/5  rDev +0.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75

Nice place, food was good but pricey. Good service, free samples. Offers growler fills and combo specials. Convenient location. Lots of rotating handles, so check back often

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Photo of Kyjobe
4.26/5  rDev +6.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

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5/5  rDev +24.7%

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2/5  rDev -50.1%

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3.56/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of Navysqurl
4.75/5  rDev +18.5%

Great Food and even better beer. Chris LaPierre(Head Brewer) and the staff have it figured out.

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4/5  rDev -0.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

Photo of Tconroy
3.48/5  rDev -13.2%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.25 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | food: 4

My wife and I visit this Iron Hill location on a monthly basis. The food is consistently good but the beer selection is top notch. I always like to try the cask selection and this past time it did not disappoint. The McMaster is always a favorite but recently I have been engrossed in their IPA varieties. I have waited for a full year of visits to rate this establishment and their beer selection is enough of a reason to go back again and again.

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4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

Photo of rfgetz
3.89/5  rDev -3%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Odd little industrial park like building, unassuming from the outside. Enter to a large bar area to the right, the bar itself is moderately sized but lots of high top seating, somewhat cramped. Were sat in a non-nondescript center room at a four-top, despite lots of available booth seating along the entire left side. Some of the tables were actually plastic folding tables with black table cloths - I may have walked out if that's what i was seated at. Lots brick, dark wood, copper, metal and overall industrial feel. Brew house in the rear and long open kitchen on the right hand side behind the bar.

Iron Hill always has a nice mix of styles between their regular and seasonal beers. Regular beers tend to be a bit lighter for the masses, while some bolder options exist on the season side. Some seasonals this time included 2-3 big IPAs, an Oatmeal Stout, and a pilsner. All beers very fresh and constructed well. $5 for a regular brewpub pint is about a $1 higher than expected, $6-$7 for a seasonal also seams pricey. Did not check the bottle list this time.

Food was fantastic, great appetizers and burgers this time around. Expansive menu for a bar, so most is probably massed produced, but done perfectly.

Service was a bit off. Took 10+ minutes to place a drink order. Pacing of order was slightly off and server kept clearing unfinished plates. Server was friendly though.

All in all, have visited a few of these locations and have noted how each new location becomes bigger in size than the others, but the emphasis always shifts from the size of the bar area to the size dining room. Still solid - would recommend. While the beers were a bit better, overall id rank it right behind the Chestnut Hill and Wilmington locations.

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Photo of KTCamm
4.4/5  rDev +9.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Dinner at the bewpub while staying in nearby Cherry Hill, NJ. Very nice set up and experience.

Bright, airy, open room with lots of tables and a long bar. Lively ambience, fun vibe in the room for a Tuesday night. Lots of tables, but didn't feel like I was on top of anyone.

Great selection of beers. A standard 5 that seemed to be always on draft, along with several seasonals. Overall i think I had 10 to choose from. Sampler was available. I had an amber ale and a the porter - both very good. Also a board in the main room detailing what is on the way (fermenting, aging, etc)

Food was very good. Extensive menu, lots of choices, big and small. I went simple, but certainly had lots to choose from. All were pleased with their food.

Definitely recommend.

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Photo of Sammy
3.78/5  rDev -5.7%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4

This is a big place, but still gives a commitment to service. Largest Iron Hill I have seen. Tons of special edition bottles to bring home. I was impressed. Local offerings on tap were OK, including the seasonals, though the seasonals are often interesting and plentiful. Decent prices for taps. Bottles are on the pricier side, that’s PA, and Iron Hill. Growler fills available. It was lunchtime so it was busy. Normally I prefer a smaller place, but this is a good stop and certainly the best in the area.

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Photo of staticmaneuver
4.28/5  rDev +6.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4

I went on a Wednesday at around 4pm. It was very slow when I got there which gave the server a lot of time to describe all of the different characteristics of the beers available. He was very knowledgeable about what they had by name without reference. Like he honestly enjoyed the beer there or just had a great memory. If you haven't been there the sampler is definitely worth getting. As of this review the sample is 'house' or 'seasonal.' House will get you everything from the house menu + 2 seasonal and seasonal will get you everything on the seasonal menu.

The beers have a wide variety of flavor and the names are almost useless. You just have to taste them. I was disappointed they didn't have any stouts because of the warm seasons, but the Pig Iron Porter was great.

The food was outstanding. Everything tasted fresh. We were remarking at how even the sauces that came with the appetizers were amazing. Try the 'eggroll sample' perfect size for two people. The sheer variety on the menu is astounding, it will take you a while to choose. Can go from simple burgers to charred beef tartar to pacu fish ribs.

It gets very very busy after 5 every day. Get there early or make a reservation.

This may be my new favorite place.

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Photo of DoubleSimcoe
4.35/5  rDev +8.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 3.5

On the way to Philadelphia, the wife and I stopped at Iron Hill Maple Shade. What a cool place this is!

Busy on a Saturday at noon sharp, with all the booths taken by large groups of large people drinking beer... NOT. WTF! I guess they're here for the food.

We sat at the high-top tables between the bar and the booths and I was amazed by all the beers listed on the wall. This is how I like a brewpub to be! Lots of seasonals and one-offs, not just the regular lineup. Here you'll find 5 house brews plus 6 seasonals, a nitro and a cask.

The nitro (which I had) was "Half Caff", their "Luca Brassi" stout aged on Sumatran coffee beans minus the cold-press coffee. Their cask was "Decaff", or "Luca Brassi" minus the coffee.

Also St Modestus (a Weizenbock), Belgo Black (a Belgian porter), Bravo! (single hop), Quadfather, Kamizake (Sorachi hops, 7.2%) and Luca Brassi, of course (a 3.8% stout).

This place is pretty small compared to the other Iron Hill I visited in Wilmington, DE. Service was nice but a little slow because the girl had too many tables! But she was so cute, describing all the beers and the hops. And she didn't charge me for all the samples I ordered.

The food menu is pretty average, but the one "cool" item we ordered (Alsatian flatbread with bacon and gruyere) was damn delicious (if small at $8).

I didn't think it was expensive... $17 bucks for the appetizer, one 10-oz beer, one coffee and all those free samples.

I will go back, can't wait to see what's in store next...

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Photo of fltmedic
4.13/5  rDev +3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4

We didn't have a reservation and we waited about 20 minutes on a Sunday night for a table for 6. The brewery equipment is easily viewed through the large windows in the back. The bar is a nice wide open space with a couple of friendly bar tenders pulling the house make brews. The beer board is full of interesting names for the seasonal offerings and even lists upcoming releases.

We get seated and the server is quick to get us started on some samples of their offerings. She is knowledgeable about the brews and can make suggestions to taste for the less beer savvy folks at the table. My sampler of 6 seasonals leaves me with a dilemma, but I ultimately decided on a pint of the Hopweissen and am not a bit disappointed. Others at the table enjoy the Wit and the Irish.

Soups and salads arrive to a salivating crew and they look and smell great. My seafood bisque was rich and absolutely delicious. I also stole a bit of the mushroom soup which was excellent as well. The pizza was enough to share and met all expectations. Even though desserts were tempting, we were stuffed and passed.

We dropped in to Iron Hill as a suggestion from our local hosts. It is definitely a place to take visitors regardless of their appreciation of beer. If they happen to be beer lovers you will get that many more high fives for the choice. Overall this is an excellent place to have dinner and a flight of good beer. If I lived locally, I would have my own barstool at the bar to keep up to date on the fresh beers and collaborations.

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Photo of roan22
4.43/5  rDev +10.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

I was a little familiar with Head Brewer Chris L.'s style of brewing when he worked at the IH West Chester location, I frequented the place when I had a studio there. I think he is talented because he has expanded on his style range with success.

Maple Shade offers a wide range of beer types on tap at any given time..from his award winning, very traditional Belgians, Germans and barleywine styles; to more experimental beers I love like the yummy Oatmeal Stout, Black IPA, #100 and Rising Sun IPA.

The food at this Iron Hill is different too and simply better than the PA locations. The Prime Rib Sunday Dinner for $20 is delicious. Otherwise I get the Jambalaya.

I'm happy coming here with Bill, its relaxing and comfortable. Plenty of bar seats/tables in the bar area too. Get here before 6 or 6:30pm on a weekday and you never have to wait for a hightop table. They have tons of wait staff and at least two, sometimes three bartenders at this time of day working..they never seem to be overworked and they are just nice people.

I joined the mug club last time I was there.

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Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant in Maple Shade, NJ
90 out of 100 based on 24 ratings.