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McFaul's Ironhorse Tavern

2260 Cromwell Bridge Rd, Parkville, Parkville, MD 21234-1420
+1 410-828-1625
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  • Excellent39%
  • Very good37%
  • Average16%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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“oysters” (22 reviews)
“sliders” (6 reviews)
“salmon blt” (4 reviews)
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American, Bar, Seafood, Contemporary, Pub
$$ - $$$
2260 Cromwell Bridge Rd, Parkville, Parkville, MD 21234-1420
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Scenic setting at the Loch Raven Reservoir. Good food with a varied menu—everything from burgers and salads to seafood and even some vegetarian dishes. Nice venue for any occasion—large group celebrating an event, date night, and just catching up with friends.

Thank Catherine L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Occasionally we visit MIT. Usually it is packed but weather was bad. It took a while to fill up. Seems they only had one waitress working in our area. Order taken right away. Ordered six oysters. Also ordered our breakfast that changes all the time....More

Thank Charles G
McFaul_Towson_MD, Owner at McFaul's Ironhorse Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Charles thank you for coming out and joining us. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed the Oysters. So sorry to hear that you had a little wait for your meal but glad you enjoyed it. Be sure to join us again soon.

Reviewed 15 May 2018 via mobile

My wife and I decided to enjoy Saturday in the country since it was such a beautiful Spring day so we headed out to Cromwell Valley Park near Loch Raven Reservoir. After a few hours hike we were getting hungry so we stopped in here...More

Thank Steve M
McFaul_Towson_MD, Owner at McFaul's Ironhorse Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 16 May 2018

Steve, thank for joining us and for your 5-star review. We are so happy to hear you had an enjoyable time and your service was great. The Fish & Chips are my to-go meal and they are extremely popular. So glad you enjoyed them. We...More

Reviewed 6 May 2018

Excellent service, and a creative menu. Plenty of beers on tap, and half-price oysters on Monday night. Salads and entrees are varied with vegetarian menu choices. Loads of options for carnivores, too!

Thank Rickey S
Reviewed 22 April 2018 via mobile

Went for lunch and had good service and the food was fresh and a good variety. Only suggestion is for the chefs to put the bruschetta on baguette slices instead of the wheat toast- but it was good. Had turkey panini, shrimp tacos and a...More

Thank Verna C
McFaul_Towson_MD, Owner at McFaul's Ironhorse Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 23 April 2018

Verna, Thak you for taking the time to reach out to us and for the 4 stars. We are glad to hear you had good service and enjoyed the food. We will certainly bring up your recommendations at our next meeting. Stop back in soon.

Reviewed 7 April 2018

Had lunch here with a friend in April 2018. It is located, by itself (no other buildings in the area) near Loch Raven. Parking close to the building is very limited. If you don’t have a special hang tag for handicapped parking, then you will...More

Thank westernfb
McFaul_Towson_MD, Owner at McFaul's Ironhorse Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 9 April 2018

This is so wonderful to hear, thank you for the great review! We are so happy to hear that you and your friend had a great experience and that our Old Fashioned was up to par with the best you've had. Please note that we...More

Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

Saturday lunch: tasty food, casual ambiance, pleasantly noisy customers, good service. Menu a bit heavy on fish/seafood. Surprisingly strong beer selection.

Thank Rita E
McFaul_Towson_MD, Owner at McFaul's Ironhorse Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 3 April 2018

Rita, thank you so much for joining us and leaving a great 4-star review. Be sure to stop back in soon as our menu is constantly changing.

Reviewed 13 March 2018 via mobile

We love the Thursday orange crushes! The steamed shrimp are big and tasty. The sliced potatoes that come under the shrimp are never cooked enough, though.

Thank Sue R
McFaul_Towson_MD, Owner at McFaul's Ironhorse Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 16 March 2018

Sue, thank you so much for your review and for joining us here at McFaul's. Thank you for your honesty about the potatoes we will certainly bring this to the attention of the kitchen. We hope you'll stop back in soon and join us again.

Reviewed 11 March 2018

We had reservations for 11 people and the table was ready when we got there. The service was as good as any fine restaurant I have visited. The menus consists of two sides; one side is soups, salads, and various interesting sandwiches while the other...More

Thank john2544
McFaul_Towson_MD, Owner at McFaul's Ironhorse Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 16 March 2018

First off let us wish you a Happy Birthday. Thank you so much for allowing us to be your restaurant of choice for your Birthday Celebration. We are so honored to hear that everyone in your party was delighted with the food. We hope you...More

Reviewed 1 March 2018 via mobile

I think I've discovered a gem. I enjoyed oysters at a buck a shuck and vodka tonic during HAPPY Hour. Arielle is a great bartender and server. She knows the menu well and helped me choose a the salmon blt. It was perfectly cooked and...More

Thank George C
McFaul_Towson_MD, Owner at McFaul's Ironhorse Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 3 March 2018

Thanks so much for sending us this George. We are so excited to hear that you had a great visit with us. We will be sure to pass the kind words to Arielle and we look forward to seeing you back.

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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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, View, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
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
  • E-mail
"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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