Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant
Active Beers: 321
Beer Ratings: 3,017
Beer Avg: 3.81
Taps: 12 / Bottles: 24
Cask: Y / Beer-to-Go: Y
Ratings: 26 | Reviews: 22 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by gixxerman:
3.48/5 rDev -13.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 2.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$$
I was here the night the Phillies clinched the East, and the bar was packed with Phillies fans. They have an adequate number of TVs, but not really sportsbar level.
With that being said, it took awhile longer to get waited on, then it should have. I thought maybe it was just me, but everyone arriving at the bar after me suffered the same waiting game. It could have had something to do with the game.
I tried a Pig Iron Porter, it was really good. Better than expected, since this place bleeds chain, without any apologizes.
For grub, I had one of their burgers, it was good for a pub burger. Very fresh, and done to perfection, the bun was very good as well.
Not a bad option, especially since it was 2 blocks from my hotel. I would stop back, but I am not sure how far out of my way I would go.
10-03-2009 00:24:00 | More by gixxerman
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3.89/5 rDev -3.5%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25 | $$$
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.
04-22-2013 15:08:47 | More by rfgetz
4.4/5 rDev +9.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25 | $$
Dinner at the bewpub while staying in nearby Cherry Hill, NJ. Very nice set up and experience.
Bright, airy, open room with lots of tables and a long bar. Lively ambience, fun vibe in the room for a Tuesday night. Lots of tables, but didn't feel like I was on top of anyone.
Great selection of beers. A standard 5 that seemed to be always on draft, along with several seasonals. Overall i think I had 10 to choose from. Sampler was available. I had an amber ale and a the porter - both very good. Also a board in the main room detailing what is on the way (fermenting, aging, etc)
Food was very good. Extensive menu, lots of choices, big and small. I went simple, but certainly had lots to choose from. All were pleased with their food.
03-03-2013 15:14:33 | More by KTCamm
3.78/5 rDev -6.2%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$
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.
12-09-2012 14:55:06 | More by Sammy
4.28/5 rDev +6.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4 | $$
I went on a Wednesday at around 4pm. It was very slow when I got there which gave the server a lot of time to describe all of the different characteristics of the beers available. He was very knowledgeable about what they had by name without reference. Like he honestly enjoyed the beer there or just had a great memory. If you haven't been there the sampler is definitely worth getting. As of this review the sample is 'house' or 'seasonal.' House will get you everything from the house menu + 2 seasonal and seasonal will get you everything on the seasonal menu.
The beers have a wide variety of flavor and the names are almost useless. You just have to taste them. I was disappointed they didn't have any stouts because of the warm seasons, but the Pig Iron Porter was great.
The food was outstanding. Everything tasted fresh. We were remarking at how even the sauces that came with the appetizers were amazing. Try the 'eggroll sample' perfect size for two people. The sheer variety on the menu is astounding, it will take you a while to choose. Can go from simple burgers to charred beef tartar to pacu fish ribs.
It gets very very busy after 5 every day. Get there early or make a reservation.
This may be my new favorite place.
05-24-2012 03:26:22 | More by staticmaneuver
4.35/5 rDev +7.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 3.5 | $$
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...
02-15-2012 19:08:19 | More by DoubleSimcoe
Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant in Maple Shade, NJ
90 out of 100 based on 26 ratings.