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“No Longer a Dive”
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 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.

Date of visit: March 2013
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Thank TommyBoy94
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Reviewed 14 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.

Date of visit: December 2012
2  Thank Registered U
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Reviewed 3 August 2012

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

Date of visit: August 2012
Thank jlsk
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Reviewed 31 July 2012

Good bar food, and other menu. Two areas in this place - clown theme decorated diner like area, lots of older folks here. Then you have a more rustic college type/bud light type bar with good service and a few clowns still around???? They have fun Irish music and good cover bands on the weekends

I've only been there a few times. Honestly the atmosphere in the dining room is really really creapy, and the college/bar area not really my thing. We're more the Mc'Closkey's type - classier - a few doors down.

I would go there more if they fixed up the patio area. They have a decent space out back, they just need to make it a little cuter- WITHOUT THE CLOWNS! (I love eating outside on a nice day)

Date of visit: November 2011
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2  Thank 2292_blue
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Reviewed 9 January 2012

I can't say anything distinguishes this from another pub; but that's what's nice about it. Very chill atmosphere. Easy to sit with a drink or two for a few hours.

Thank hawaiianwannabe
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