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The Trapp Door Gastropub

Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
American, Bar, Pub, Gastropub
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4226 Chestnut Street, Emmaus, PA 18049
+1 610-965-5225
Tue - Sat 16:00 - 00:00
Sat - Sun 11:00 - 15:00
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

We've been here many times for brunch and dinner. The food is meticulously planned and exceptionally executed. Great craft beer list and full bar. Attentive staff. Leave room for dessert! Trapp Door isn't just a meal, it's a gastronomic delight!

1 Thank DCurlyQ
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

Great alternative to the many cookie cutter chain restaurants in the area. Nice service, comfortable and great music. The food and beer is exceptional.

Thank Jamie Ann K
Ann Arbor, United States
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93 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2016

Recently we went to a family wedding in Allentown, PA. We were staying in nearby Emmaus and wanted to find an unusual place to eat brunch. We found The Trap Door on line. The address was out of town on a country road. Without a GPS we would have drive right by it because it just looked like a big... More 

Thank Peter A
Summit, New Jersey
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460 reviews
303 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 145 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016

This is a fantastic place! It's super cozy inside here and the service is good. The beer selection is quite good and they're completely fine with you trying a sample of the draft beers, which is always great. The service is very good, but the real star here is the food. I had a chicken sandwich with fries, but it... More 

Thank Kevin B
Atglen PA
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54 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016

We found this spot randomly a few years back and have been traveling the best part of an hour to dine here since. We have brought several of our friends along and everyone has thoroughly enjoyed a great meal along with excellent service. Food allergies are handled well, please consider phoning ahead to give them a heads-up. Always an interesting... More 

1 Thank Dmglen
Arundel, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016

From the outside it looks like a shack. Inside the food, service and in particular the beer is excellent. Some Brits are a bit sniffy about American beers, they clearly haven't visited the Trapp Door. I lived for 5 years in Belgium where they really know there beers and they have nothing to beat the range and quality served here.... More 

1 Thank JoandDaveD
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
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35 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

Huge selection of unique and seasonal beers. Quite a few of them have a high alcohol content. The servers are extremely attentive. This is probably because you will need help understanding the beers and getting explanations of the meals. The entrees are rather small portions of very unique items and flavors. Prices are a bit high and you may leave... More 

Thank AllEars00
Macungie, Pennsylvania
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132 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

We ate here once and the food and service was good. It is an interesting place as the atmosphere was cosy. I would recommend it to anyone looking for a new place to try.

1 Thank TimPickel
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
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637 reviews
464 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 273 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

We loved the food here! Very unique and tasty. This is not a bar with typical bar food. Yes, they have a ton of beer, but the food is something you would get at fancy restaurant. I know it's a beer place, but wish they would expand on their wine a bit. It's a small place so seating is tight,... More 

Thank BethlehemPaUSA
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
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39 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

We love a restaurant with a good story, and the Gastro Pub in Emmaus has a great story! 4226 Chestnut used to be the Cap & Table restaurant and Jennifer Funk was a bartender. Then one day, the wait staff shows up for work and the restaurant is shut down, vandalized and up for sale. After Jennifer calls the property... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$30
American, Bar, Pub, Gastropub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 - 15:00
16:00 - 00:00
16:00 - 00:00
16:00 - 00:00
16:00 - 00:00
16:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4226 Chestnut Street, Emmaus, PA 18049
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Emmaus
  • Phone Number: +1 610-965-5225
A warm friendly atmosphere awaits. Your experience at The Trapp Door starts with a huge Craft Microbrewery Beer Selection of 6 Unique Drafts, 3 Cask Ales, 100 plus Bottle Beers and the best in Seasonal Fresh Food. A special place to relax, unwind, and catch up with friends. At The Trapp Door we put a strong emphasis on local farm ingredients and quality beer. Our knowledgable staff can guide you through your dining experience with beer pairings and recommendations.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?