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McFaul's Ironhorse Tavern

Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
American, Bar, Seafood, Contemporary, Pub
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2260 Cromwell Bridge Rd, Parkville, Parkville, MD 21234-1420
+1 410-828-1625
11:00 - 00:00
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Sun 09:00 - 00:00
Mon - Wed 11:00 - 00:00
Thu - Sat 11:00 - 01:00
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Towson, Maryland, United States
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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
Level Contributor
46 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 

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Hampstead, Maryland
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117 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

This was our 4th time coming here for dinner in about 2 years. We used to come here all the time when it was Sander's but we don't live on this side of town anymore. The new owner's have put a lot of money end effort into the place and it shows. Yes some things are not better....like the bathrooms....but... More 

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

Thank you for spending the time on this wonderful review! We feel like you've really captured what we're all about here at McFaul's Ironhorse Tavern. We enjoy serving our guests consistently delicious and extremely fresh food that is worth bragging about. We have a space for everyone here at the restaurant; whether you are meeting friends for a drink, or... More 

Baltimore, Maryland
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83 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

Recently had lunch here. Burgers were ok, a little greasy. More expensive than I would expect, my husband had the JJ burger, it was $18. The atmosphere has improved from the past (under different owners). Nice views, outside seating.

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

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us. Your review is insight as to where to stand to improve, so your feedback is appreciated. We believe that the quality of our ingredients clearly reflects the price of our menu. Our burgers should be juicy, never greasy. We hope that you will give us another chance! In... More 

Baltimore, Maryland
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70 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016

Wife and I often hit the bar for a couple of drinks and dinner on Fridays. We've generally been very positive about our experiences. Our most recent visit, however, was anything but. First, the fact that a couple of wait staffers are always hanging at the end of the bar (taking seats, no less) can be annoying when guests are... More 

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

We are sorry to hear of the recent disappointment in your experiences here. As you know, this is not the norm for our establishment. Our guest should always be seated as soon as possible, and we will be sure to review the seating issues with our staff to ensure this. We also would like to apologize for the poor quality... More 

Baltimore, Maryland
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

We've heard from friends who like this place and tried it ourselves on the way home from a getaway weekend in Virginia. We've driven by it many times and were curious. It's a great spot and we will be back. They offer a great beer selection and many drinks, plus and extensive raw bar, with seating in the bar, in... More 

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

Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review, Mike. At McFaul's Ironhorse Tavern, we try to offer our guests a great selection of drinks and food, so that there is something for everyone's taste. We're thrilled to hear that you enjoyed our specialty pizzas, and the raw oyster bar, but do apologize for the oyster stew being less... More 

Colonial Beach, Virginia, United States
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42 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

After having finished a delivery this past Sunday I programmed my GPS to guide me home as I had never been in this area before. I was driving along admiring the beautiful countryside when I pass McFaul's Ironhorse Tavern. I had sped past too quickly to stop so I had find a quick turnaround. The atmosphere was really inviting and... More 

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

Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review. We're glad that you found us on your way home from your delivery, and decided to give us a try. We try to keep our menu simple, yet delicious, so you know you'll always get good food when you visit us, and the crabs and Chesapeake Bay oysters are always... More 

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49 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2016 via mobile

Ordered tuna burger as it was recommended by waitress. The kitchen destroyed what was supposed to have been sushi grade tuna. It came out as a dry hockey puck. We sent it back, which is very uncommon. It also took about 45 minutes to get our meal. Restaurant was understaffed. Our waitress had all the tables on the deck by... More 

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

Hello and thank you for reaching out to us. We are deeply sorry about the quality of your meal, and we can assure you that is far from our norm and our high standards. We hope that you will reconsider, and visit us again once more so we may show you how great our menu items are. If you would... More 

Rockville, Maryland
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58 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2016

Went with a group of work pals to McFauls for happy hour/lunch on an early Friday afternoon. We were seated on the outside deck, which was beautiful, it's definitely the place to be,the view is lovely. Our server was a young man who had trouble handling our needs. We were 10 people and he was hard to find to put... More 

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

Thank you for your feedback. We apologize if your waiter was a tad on the inexperienced side. All of our staff understand how stressful accommodating large groups can be, so they usually work together in harmony. We are glad to hear that all other aspects of your evening were enjoyable, and look forward to having you back again for an... More 

Parkville MD
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43 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

it's been awhile since we stopped at McFaul's. So, we were overwhelmed by the new menu. Many more choices available.Some items were daring and there were add ons and groupings which diners were meant to share.Specials for bottles of wine were noted. Obviously, the clientele is turning over to more adventurous diners. We weren't hungry enough to plunge into unknown... More 

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

Hello! Thank you for visiting McFault's Ironhorse Tavern again. We're delighted to hear you enjoyed your bison burgers, and that our staff was pleasant. Our goal is to constantly bring exciting things to the table, and we hope you stop in soon to check out more of our improvements! Have a great day. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
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
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Groups
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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