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“the clowns are gone - new owners”
Review of Gillane's Tavern - CLOSED

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Gillane's Tavern
Price range: US$30 - US$30
Cuisines: American
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Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Lancaster Avenue
Reviewed 23 July 2013

I visited recently, and discovered that there are new owners. The clowns are gone. The décor is neutral. We enjoyed very good sandwiches with good fries and a nice beer selection (craft beers, etc.) It has a slight diner feeling to the restaurant part of it (not really a bad thing, just not really great atmosphere for a hip diner out. Many of the diners were older , but we're glad that the décor is neutral and to have another place in Ardmore to get a casual meal out with a good beer selection.

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Thank 2292_blue
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Reviewed 6 July 2013 via mobile

The bar staff was courteous and prompt. The food was great. A short walk from the Ardmore train station.

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Thank Matt H
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Reviewed 1 April 2013

Gillane's is a tradition in Ardmore that saw good days years ago and became shabby more recently. Now under new ownership it has had a facelift. They opened up the space, retained but cleaned up the nice dark woody interiors, shined up the bar area and installed great big screen TVs. They got rid of the clown collection which was once unique, but became a little creepy over time. The best thing about Gillane's are the cool and very competent waitstaff and bartenders. A shout out to Maddie, who is one of the best. The food can still use some work. I mean, how do you make a chicken cheese steak which is too dry and well done when the fried onions are too limp and not well done enough? I think the probable answer is that the onions were not well prepped before being plopped on the sandwich. Still, due to the fresh look (Attracting a new interesting crowd above and beyond the regulars) and the really comfortable and friendly atmosphere created by the staff, I'll rate this place a average and come back in the hope that the food improves a bit. After all, the food is palatable anyway and the prices are right.

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Thank TommyBoy94
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Reviewed 13 January 2013

Sorry to the owners or people who really love this place but this place is a total dive! It's fine as long as you know what you are getting yourself in for.

2  Thank Registered U
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Reviewed 2 August 2012

A great place to eat. Good selection, good sized portions, great prices and very good service. I go often for girlfriend lunches.

Thank jlsk
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