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Ben Franklin's Taproom and Grille, New Castle, PA

Ben Franklin's Taproom and Grille

4.6
4.6
40 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Ben Franklin’s Taproom & Grille is a family owned restaurant, bar & patio on route 422 in New Castle, PA. Featuring chef inspired creations, craft beers & cocktails, private & live events, and a beautiful relaxed atmosphere!

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2 people

8:30 PM


Booked 10 times today

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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    American, Burgers, Barbecue
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu 11:00 am–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–10:00 pm Sun 11:00 am–6:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (724) 924-2337
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Private party facilities
    Host your private event at Ben Franklin’s!We are built to cater your corporate events, birthday celebrations, baby showers, bridal showers, cocktail parties, or holiday events. Ben Franklin’s Taproom and Grille is set to accommodate 10 to 250+ guests.We can't wait to serve you!
  • Neighborhood
    New Castle
  • Parking details
    Private Lot
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 40 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Pittsburgh / Western PA

    Kid-friendly

  • Pittsburgh / Western PA

    Great for outdoor dining

  • Pittsburgh

    Kid-friendly

  • Pittsburgh

    Great for outdoor dining

40 Reviews
  1. JEFFL

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    4 OF US CAME FOR PRIME RIB..DIDNT HAVE ANY..FRIEND WANTED GATOR BITES..DIDNT HAVE ANY..FRIEND WAS THINKIN FROG LEGS...DIDNT HAVE ANY..SETTLED FOR RIBS WIFE HAD CHICKEN ALFREDO FRIEND HAD RIBS WIFE HAD FISH..ALL CAME OUT COLD..IN AND OUT 2 HOURS...DIDNT HAVE WINE FRIEND WANTED ( REISLING )...SHE SETTLED FOR SOMETHING ELSE...DIDNT REALISE IT WAS $12;00 A GLASS TILL SHE GOT HER BILL....HAD 4 GLASSES BY THE WAY..SHE ABOUT PASSED OUT

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    First time at Ben Franklin Taproom and grille. Great food and Appetizer portions were generous . Friendly staff.

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  3. Anonymous1

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Food service was really slow, almost 45 minutes to get an appetizer. The main meals also took a while to get to the table. My fish dinner, while good, did not arrive hot. It was lukewarm, I suspect it sat for a while waiting on the rest of our order to be ready.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Never a disappointment, food is always good and plentiful.

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  5. HWR24

    Pittsburgh

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    After addressing that our reservation was pushed aside by patrons who got on the wait list, the food and service was great! Our server, Piper was top notch!

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  6. BrendaP

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food is always good and service is too! Everyone is seems so friendly!

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  7. TeresaB

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 2
    The staff was very kind not at all their fault. They tried very hard to make us feel comfortable And this is partly our fault We were not aware of the fact you closed at 6. In fact it was New Year’s Eve and we thought we were lucky to get the 545 reservation. Did think it was strange there was alot of parking in the parking lot, in previous visits it’s always packed When we were sitting down looking at menu the waitress asked if we wanted last call We were like what do u mean last call and she said they closed at 6 We were shocked with thought we were out with friends for a nice New Year’s Eve dinner We then felt very awkward We were the last people there and everyone was cleaning The waitress did tell us not to hurry it was fine However it was imposed not tk feel rushed Shame on you for even allowing there to be a 545 reservation when u close at 6 We definitely would have not came or came earlier It was not a enjoyable night out I am simply writing this review to let you know Change your reservation time Not exceptable Again your waitresses were great not there fault Management’s fault

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  8. MikeT

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 22, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great steak and very accommodating service. Overall a great meal.

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  9. LynnC

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 17, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was very good. Our party of four each ordered a different meal and all were pleased with their choice. Our waiter, Justin, was very good and attentive. Will go back again.

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  10. JeffS

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a great dining experience at Ben’s! The food and service were great!

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  11. AudraO

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 8, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Good food, service and atmosphere. I like the menu choices & daily specials, Always unique. Prices are a little high but isn’t everywhere these days. They do charge a fee for using a credit card so if that bothers you bring cash.

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 3, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As always the food was delicious and the service was great. The staff at Ben Franklins are amazing and kind.

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  13. JenniferM

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great hamburgers and pulled pork and a huge selection of draft beer, I think I counted 30

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  14. KurtL

    Pittsburgh

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 15, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place to eat. Very good food. Great beer selection.

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  15. GCK105

    Pittsburgh

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Overall, still one of our favorite places to eat. Food is great and mostly homemade. They've done some remodeling over the past few years and while it looks nice and added needed extra seating, it has also makes it very loud inside when busy. Prices are still reasonable for most items,but have crept up like everywhere.

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  16. DavidG

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 4, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food and service outstanding. Special dinner list had a lot of options and so good.

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  17. JesseP

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 3, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Good food, good selection. Good beer. Tin walls . Very expensive.

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  18. Bigshow69

    Cleveland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was tasty, well portioned and the service was good.

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 21, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food (prime rib and lamb rods) was great! Service (Justin) was excellent! Only complaint was table for two was on the small side and to close to the next table. Will definitely be back but will request a booth.

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  20. NurseGiggles

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 20, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The server was nice. Our prime rib came out over cooked and all of the food (appetizer, salad, soup, and entrees) came out at once. When they brought the prime rib back out it was still the medium side of medium rare. The prime rib also lacked much flavor. The rest of the food was good. Ambiance was fine, what you’d expect from a bar and grill.

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 20, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food and service were excellent, highly recommend.

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  22. Bigshow69

    Cleveland

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 7, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was good except I was a little disapointed in the mac and cheese. It was not real cheesie but everything else was good! Good selectiin of draft berlers, service was attentive and the dinning room was inviting.

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  23. Hokey

    Pittsburgh

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Unfortunately, not one of our better visits. After we were seated, outside of our waters, we waited about 10-12 minutes for the beverages we ordered. After ordering our food, we waited about a half hour and when it finally came out, I was given the wrong meal, so I waited on that correction. My husband’s pant leg and thigh got caught on a screw sticking up out of the wooden booth. After we finished eating, we waited about 25 minutes to receive our bill. We were not checked on at all while we were eating, so our table ran out of ketchup. We were there for an hour and a half, and sadly most of it was waiting. It was an overall very disappointing night at Ben Franklin’s.

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  24. NicoleS

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place for a night out . Delicious food and cocktails!

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  25. ChristopherJ

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 5, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I came here with a friend who will be leaving the country soon. I figured we'd get together here so say good-bye to each other. The food selection was good. The drink selection was even better. Nice, quiet, laid-back atmosphere.

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Without a doubt, one of our favorite restaurants! Consistently great food & drinks with outstanding service! Couldn’t ask for a better dining experience!!!

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  27. Mackensie

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 19, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    We come to Ben Frankins frequently and never have any problems or complaints. Last night we had terrible service (only from the waitress. Everything ekdr was quick!) Sge took forever to greet our table and then dropped the check off and never returned. Being a former waitress her attitude and service was disappointing.

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  28. KathyH

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 18, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent roast beef over mashed potatoes meal! My husband & I both ordered this. We’ve eaten here countless times and it’s always very good, this may have been the absolute best meal we’ve ever had!

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 11, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was great, our waitress was super helpful and nice and they had so many beers on tap. Overall a great experience and we will head back again soon.

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  30. RobertR

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 7, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We eat here at least once a week. Food is good and plentiful. The staff is good and friendly.

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  31. JamieS

    Pittsburgh

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was excellent, everyone at table got something different and raved about it!!

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  32. JoAnnw

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 21, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Ate outside thought it would be quieter. Was not. Hard to hear.

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  33. ShannonC

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 1, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and great service, would definitely go again!

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  34. Bryan

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Fries were really salty and warm. Fish sandwich was good but also was warm. The Pepsi was great and glass stayed full.it took some time to get ate food.

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  35. EmmaJ

    Pittsburgh

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What a great little place. The food was phenomenal!

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  36. Sally

    Pittsburgh

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We loved the entire experience. The food, drinks, and service were fantastic!

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  37. GCK105

    Pittsburgh

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Overall, a great local place. Large beer selection. Nice variety on the menu with several unique items you won't find other places. Been there more than a few times and only once was I disappointed with my meal.

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 20, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I love the menu variety and the salmon was delicious.

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Great Mother’s Day service. Food was delicious, server was good, hostess was a bit slow getting our table. We had a 5pm reservation but were not seated till 520. My only knock on the place.

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  40. JamieK

    Pittsburgh

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food able to accommodate a time change & adding a person will definitely go back

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FAQs

Ben Franklin's Taproom and Grille offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (724) 924-2337.

Ben Franklin's Taproom and Grille is rated 4.6 stars by 40 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

8:30 PM


Booked 10 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Ben Franklin's Taproom and Grille

4270 US 422, New Castle, PA 16101-9370

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    New Castle
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu 11:00 am–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–10:00 pm Sun 11:00 am–6:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    American, Burgers, Barbecue
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Private Lot
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (724) 924-2337
  • Private party facilities
    Host your private event at Ben Franklin’s!We are built to cater your corporate events, birthday celebrations, baby showers, bridal showers, cocktail parties, or holiday events. Ben Franklin’s Taproom and Grille is set to accommodate 10 to 250+ guests.We can't wait to serve you!
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