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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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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

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
Shrewsbury, Pennsylvania
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81 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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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280 reviews
223 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles 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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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles 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 8 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 

Thank Don619
Hampstead, Maryland
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119 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 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 23 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 

1 Thank Nicksthos
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 

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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
View, 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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