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McFaul's Ironhorse Tavern

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American, Bar, Seafood, Contemporary, Pub
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2260 Cromwell Bridge Rd, Parkville, Parkville, MD 21234-1420
+1 410-828-1625
11:00 - 01:00
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Sun 09:00 - 00:00
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Thu - Sat 11:00 - 01:00
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Baltimore, Maryland
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Less crowded on Sunday. Sat on the covered deck, took advantage of the burger and Bloody Mary specials, and had the best Key Lime pie ever. (Don't tell anyone from FL I said that) Would love to see the human Foosball game in action!

Thank Cheryl303
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

My family went here for a late lunch. We sat in the mostly empty bar area which is calmly set with a view of the woods. The menu offers fancy comfort food like lobster pot pie and Mac & cheese bites with truffle bread crumbs. The crab dip was especially delicious, the oyster stew, not so much. Including us, there... More 

Thank Tiff J
McFaul_Towson_MD, Owner at McFaul's Ironhorse Tavern, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write us this review, Tiff. While it is very nice to hear you were so pleased with your food, we would like to apologize if the service you received was less than impressive. What you describe is certainly not the type of service we generally strive to provide our guests with and the... More 

Perry Hall, Maryland, United States
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40 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017

Great service by Katie. Food was a little bland. Wish the fireplace was working - instead there was a draft from it.

Thank Madeline Z
McFaul_Towson_MD, Owner at McFaul's Ironhorse Tavern, responded to this review

Thank you for the 4-Star review, Madeline! We apologize about the fireplace not working while you were visiting but glad to hear you still enjoyed your birthday dinner. We appreciate you choosing to celebrate with us and hope you come back to visit soon! More 

Level Contributor
9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 27 February 2017

I really hate to write this because we've been coming to this spot for years and it has consistently been great, but in the last year we've noticed a big decline in the quality of service in the bar (never eaten on the restaurant side so I can't speak to that.) The bartenders here used to be excellent and super... More 

Thank LeslieAnne7
McFaul_Towson_MD, Owner at McFaul's Ironhorse Tavern, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to give us your feedback. It is truly disappointing to hear we have failed to provide you with the great service you have always received from us in the past and would like to sincerely apologize. Mediocre customer service is unacceptable and this will be looked into immediately. We really hope that you do... More 

Shrewsbury, Pennsylvania
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86 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 January 2017 via mobile

I have eaten here before in a large group and I was not overly impressed. Lunch today was different, it was very good! Maryland crab soup had lots of crab meat, peppery and good veggies. The soup is a definite if on the menu and available. My turkey sandwich was served on raisin bread, this really added great flavor. The... More 

Thank Kwills2016
McFaul_Towson_MD, Manager at McFaul's Ironhorse Tavern, responded to this review

We appreciate the honest feedback and that we were able to impress upon your recent visit to McFaul's Ironhorse Tavern. Providing our guests with delicious food and making sure our customers are satisfied is our goal and we are so pleased to hear that you thoroughly enjoyed yourself. We look forward to seeing you again, thank you. More 

Bethany Beach, Delaware
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295 reviews
237 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 January 2017 via mobile

Had a great first visit on this cold winter day. We were seated right by the antique burning fireplace. Lovely! My husband had Maryland crab soup, I had oyster stew, both delicious. Then we both had the Bison burger. Also very tasty. Then we shared a chocolate ganache cake slice. Great experience. Service was efficient and friendly.

Thank Mary Dot J
McFaul_Towson_MD, Manager at McFaul's Ironhorse Tavern, responded to this review

It's an honor to receive your five star review, Mary! We work hard to ensure that your meals are delicious and the service is prompt. It's great to hear that you loved the burgers and the chocolate ganache cake. We would say those are some of our favorites too, but we're slightly biased. We'll pass your praise along to our... More 

Baltimore, Maryland
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64 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 December 2016

Just had a wonderful lunch at McFaul's on their heated outdoor deck. Staff was very pleasant, food was great and an excellent beer and drink menu to meet any taste. Highly recommend this place!

Thank BaltyBob
McFaul_Towson_MD, Manager at McFaul's Ironhorse Tavern, responded to this review

Thank you so much for joining us for lunch! We are so happy that you enjoyed your meal and we welcome you back to visit us any time you like. If you enjoyed our lunch, you will certainly love our dinner menu. Thanks again and we look forward to seeing you soon. More 

Baltimore, Maryland
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 17 December 2016

McFaul's is everything it should be. A great local tavern with good food, great people, and a nice atmosphere. We eat there regularly and get carryout as well. They feature some local produce such as Albright Farms beef. Everything I've ever had there is good. Burgers, Fish & Chips, Really everything is good. Especially like the Mac & Cheese with... More 

Thank no_hazmats
McFaul_Towson_MD, Manager at McFaul's Ironhorse Tavern, responded to this review

Hello and thank you for this amazing review! It is absolutely wonderful to hear that you love dining here at McFaul's Ironhorse Tavern. Please join us again soon so we may serve you more of your favorite dishes. Thanks again and have yourself a splendid day. More 

Towson, Maryland, United States
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

My husband and I love to meet friends at the Ironhorse for dinner and drinks. Great atmosphere and food. The bar is lively especially on weekends but there is cozy and quiet dining near the fireplace too. The outside deck is fun for the family with a view of the river and heaters in the cooler weather. They have an... More 

Thank Caradoodle
McFaul_Towson_MD, Manager at McFaul's Ironhorse Tavern, responded to this review

Thanks so much for the fantastic and detailed review! We are glad you noticed that McFaul's Ironhorse Tavern offers its guests the best of all atmospheres, from fun and lively to intimate and cozy. Our food is our pride and we are also very proud to offer the best of local providers. We look forward to seeing you all again! More 

Nottingham, Maryland
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46 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 October 2016

We arrived for our 7pm reservation and were promptly seated in the front room. We hadn't been seated there before and it was great as it was quiet and allowed for the four of us to talk. Our waitress, Susan, was very attentive and patient with us. We hadn't met with the other couple in a long time and so... More 

Thank Don619

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$35
American, Bar, Seafood, Contemporary, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Takeout
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, View, Bar Scene
Open Hours
09:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2260 Cromwell Bridge Rd, Parkville, Parkville, MD 21234-1420
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Parkville
  • Phone Number: +1 410-828-1625
"McFaul's" provides an Irish undertone and a subtle insight into the atmosphere and cuisine we will provide. "IRONHORSE" was a term used by Native Americans to describe locomotives and will emphasize the Ma & Pa Railroad heritage. "IRONHORSE" is also a reference to Maryland's sports legends; dedicated men who worked hard and gave all that they had for the success of our local teams. These iron horses include Johnny Unitas, Art Donavan, Bill Pellington, Brook Robinson, Cal Ripken, Eddie Murray and Ernie Tyler. The word "Tavern" fits the setting quite well and describes a comfortable place with time-honored recipes, friendly service and a unique selection of spirits. The decor throughout the entire restaurant is of Irish and Old English influence. Unique themes and motifs are used in each designated area. The first, or front, dining room has a fireplace and serves as a tribute to Baltimore County and the location's rich past. Vintage pictures and interesting local art provide a bit of history and traditional warmth for our main IRONHORSE dining room. The second, or side, dining room will is named the "Baltimore" room. This area showcases photographs by Aubrey Bodine, Baltimore's famous pictorialist. It will also serve as our "Media" and "Event" room. The Baltimore room can be rented for corporate meetings and wedding rehearsal dinners. This area naturally flows into the deck area and when combined with our deck bar, will serve as a great place to have a "private" event. The third, or back, dining area is called the the Loch "Raven" Room. This bar area has an adequate dining space as well as a eighteen person bar that houses four large HD televisions. This room specifically showcases Loch Raven history and the Baltimore Ravens. The Loch "Raven" Bar has autographed Ravens photos and unique memorabilia that makes it the best place to watch Baltimore's favorite pastime. The outside deck area, when weather permits, is primarily used for outdoor dining. It can be used as a secondary bar and as an optional "private" bar area for events and rental parties. All of these rooms tie into each other and juxtaposed accordingly showcase Maryland's rich history as well as the location's unique attributes. I feel McFaul's IRONHORSE Tavern at Sander's Corner will become a place to relax and enjoy great food and spirits."

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