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Byrne's Tavern - Port Richmond (Philadelphia) PA



Anthony and I just had lunch at Byrne's Tavern in the Port Richmond section of Philadelphia, PA. First off, I'd like to say how easy this place is to get to. It's just off of I95. You can actually see it from the highway. It has a huge crab on the side of the brick building with a gigantic shamrock behind it. "Welcome to friendly Port Richmond" is a very inviting slogan. This tavern has a great Irish feel to it, when you get to it, there is plenty of parking which is a huge plus for a place in the city. Once you walk in, you're greeted by the friendly staff. I haven't been there in about 10 months, and only 3 times or so before that, and the waitress' Rox both remembered my name, asked me about my son, and even asked me how things were going in the town that i live in. That alone is amazing! But we don't write reviews on customer service haha. Still amazing though. When we sat down, we were given our menus, which is like 3 pages long. Typical bar food with their signature dishes such as crabs, potato logs (which are out of this world), and their famous wings. You can only get your wings one way there, their way. Want them cooked extra crispy? Tough. Their way or no way. When a place does it like that, you know they're confident. So, Anthony and I split 25 wings. They were at our table in about 3 minutes. AMAZING speed, and they were just freshly cooked. If you're the healthy type, and still like wings, this place is for you. Byrne's Tavern doesn't deep fry their food, everything is pressure cooked, yes still with oil, but they're not dripping with grease. They only have one type of sauce, not too spicy, but I wouldn't call it mild. It had a little bite to it but worked very well. They also sell pints of their wing sauce on the side. Most places don't do this.The wings weren't very big but since they are pressure cooked, you get every little bit of meat, and it literally falls right off of the bone. Delicious. I was full after about 11 wings, and I'm not a little fella. 25 wings for less than $15 bucks. Not too bad at all. We got a chance to speak with the owner and he claims they make over 2,500lbs of chicken wings a week! We had to ask him twice to make sure we heard him right. He said he has to get a delivery almost every other day. So you know the wings are fresh!

Overall, the service, taste, and price were great. I definitely suggest to give Byrne's Tavern a try, you wont be disappointed. The tavern itself is kinda small, and has that old, philly bar feel, and they have outside seating if you're the type that likes to be outside. Not too much scenery to look at since it's pretty much right under I95, and faces Richmond Ave, but it's still cool to grub on some food while sitting outside in the city. Give Byrne's Tavern a shot ,or order take-out and make sure you tell them the American Wing Kings sent you!



3301 Richmond Street
Philadelphia, PA 19134-6005
(215) 423-3444
http://www.byrnestavern.net/

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