Twelves Grill & Cafe

4.5
680 reviews
$30 and under
American
Twelves Grill and Cafe now sells PA Craft Beers and Local Wines. Our restaurant is set in a historic bank in the small Borough of West Grove, PA. West Grove is convenient to Rts.1 and 41, 10 mins from Kennett Square and Longwood Gardens and 20 mins from Hockessin, DE.

Twelves began with renovations of the 125 year old bank in January 2008 and the doors to the restaurant were opened on August 26, 2008. Twelves continues to be an amazing part of the West Grove Borough. We currently seat for lunch, brunch, and dinner along with hosting private events, special themed dinners, and local fundraisers.

Twelves Grill and Cafe has been owned by Knute and Bernadette Mellon since 2018. The Mellons are originally from Philadelphia and moved to West Grove in 2013. They have three children Gavin, McKayla, and Maci. The Mellon Family has many exciting plans for the future here in West Grove.

Support Twelves Grill & Cafe during COVID-19

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 680 People Are Saying
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JimE
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food and service are always great at Twelves. My wife always like the Twelves Bread as an appetizer but this time she had it as her meal alongside a bowl of mushroom soup.

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KateS
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Awesome lunch experience. Service was excellent. Mushroom soup with truffle oil, portobello fries, burrata with pomegranate and butternut squash, arugula salad with salmon; all perfectly cooked and beautifully presented. Highly recommend this restaurant.

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LuBeast
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on 6 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Mary was a great server. The food is always good. We always plan to eat lunch at Twelves when we are going to drive by West Grove.

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ChristineM
1 review
Dined on 5 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was fresh and delicious. Mushroom soup fantastic! Mary is the best! Will be back!!

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DennisS
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent dining experience 👍 Food and service superb and attentive 👍

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LouK
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had a great time once again at Twelves. The special was a tuna dish, sushi grade, and was fantastic. I had the filet and didn't think any tuna could compare, but this lightly crusted tuna was delicious and made me jealous of my wife's dish once again! We aren't going out much lately but this was a treat as always.

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cakebaker
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 29 October 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Love the portabello fries. Crabcakes fabulous.

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vipkatherine
Washington DC
29 reviews
Dined on 20 October 2020
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience4

Everything was good but the service was really very poor - especially considering that there were very few diners there.

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Mike
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

I had high hopes and the food was good. But for the price i expected the food to be excellent. It just wasn’t.

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MarkM
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and service as always! Cheese plate and Crab Cake continue to exceed expectations!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on 25 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and service! Keep up the good work, it's worth a visit.

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CharlesS
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 22 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

First time. Thanks for making our 30th anniversary safe and special.

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vipfoodie469
Philadelphia
33 reviews
Dined on 18 September 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Had a really nice dinner here on Friday night. I had the salmon, others had crab cakes and one had duck breast. We all loved what we ordered. Good, unadulterated food!
Service was excellent!

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LillianR
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My husband and I have dined at Twelves multiple times. They excel at cooking seafood. LOVE the fried oysters. Lovely space in an old bank.
Service is always impeccable.

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vipDining
Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Outdoor dining during Covid Food was outstanding as always. Tables spaced apart well for social distancing.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We really enjoyed the menu for the 3-course lunch on the 12th of the month!

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Kidfree
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on 4 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Twelves never disappoints! Outstanding cheese platter. Meals were fantastic. Ate outside on the covered porch. The staff took excellent care of us! And we took mushroom soup home with us!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food and service as always! Thank you!

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vipRach19352
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on 26 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always a great meal and great service!!! Can't wait to go back!

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vipBrittanyK
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on 21 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything we ordered, even items from the kids menu, was delicious. The service was great, the building is pretty cool, looks like it was converted from old bank. The highlight of the meal for me was the portabella fries appetizer! I will be going back (25 min away, mind you) just to have more of them!

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JimE
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 15 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We have the pleasure of dining at Twelves 2-3 times a year. The food is always great!

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vipTammyS
Orange County
9 reviews
Dined on 8 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always great food and service. Enjoyed sitting outside!

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SarahH
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 10 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Another great evening at Twelves! Their cheese plate and mushroom soup are always delicious; they now have local wine and some craft beer! Tried the duck, which was nicely cooked. I personally didn’t like it but it had nothing to do with the restaurant! Got some dessert to go as well.

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vipDine42
Philadelphia
49 reviews
Dined on 3 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious dinner. Chef was very accommodating as was the waitress. Love having dinner there.

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vipShawsCrabHouse
Philadelphia
26 reviews
Dined on 26 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Mary was superb, attentive and always a pleasure to visit.

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JoeL
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food - as always. We had the crab cakes and duck, both were delicious.

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SuzeA
Richmond
5 reviews
Dined on 1 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

First time at Twelves. We had brunch. It was delicious.

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vipDrSteve
Philadelphia
23 reviews
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience2

This is a favorite place of mine but our experience last Saturday evening was anything but enjoyable. It was so loud that our party of four sat quietly for first thirty minutes as we could not hear each other above the noise. In addition, our server was nowhere to be found for much of the time we were there. Admittedly the restaurant was crowded but I had to check in with the hostess to find out where our server was hiding. Having said that, the food was fantastic as usual. This was my first less than favorable experience at the Twelves and I will continue to recommend this eatery. Sorry Twelves but this experience was well below my expectations. Perhaps my timing was to blame as it was a Saturday evening.

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vipOut2eat
Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall4Food3Service3Ambience4

A nice alternative place for a solid meal.

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ChristineL
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Will definitely be back! Great food and atmosphere, server very helpful with food selections.

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vipPappyDave
Philadelphia
59 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great BYOB in an old bank. Food prepared excellently. Try the Flat Iron steak! I have never had it so well prepared as at the Twelves. Always a great place to dine!

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vipDining
Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Outstanding.

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Lisa
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Food was delicious, as always, but it was the day after Valentine’s Day, and they were slammed, so service was slower than usual. Entree portions are too large for a single serving; I would judge cost to be reasonable based on ability to stretch leftovers to two additional meals, but they could halve the portion and reduce the prices without making me unhappy. I make note of the noise level not because we were unhappy with it - sounded like everyone was having a great time - but so that anyone going would know that the acoustics in the back room may not be suitable for someone with hearing issues.

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DTFam
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Day-after Valentine's date night. Early seating, but filled up quickly. Casual attire for most patrons. Our server (Maggie?) was wonderful.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

Valentines Day price per couple 150.00

Ridiculous. Terrible service. Desert was poorly done. Portions were small. Asked for bread received a quarter of a roll.

A total scam.

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KarenP
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall2Food3Service3Ambience3

It’s Valentine’s Day. We had a reservation for a family of 4. Upon arrival we were told the menu was restricted to $150 per couple. No other options were available. I asked why I wasn’t told when I called earlier that week, and they said it was on Facebook and I should have known about it. We had dinner. The dinner was average...not even close to the $353 charged. At best each dinner was in the $20-$30 range you expected from this restaurant. It was also loud and difficult to hear. Avoid the place. They used a special occasion to over charge customers and provide far few options or quality meals.

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Betweenuandme
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

Dinner was good. I was disapointed because I arrived early to ask the waitress for the check at the end of the meal. That didnt happen. Why did I make the effort if my request wasnt met.

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MarilynT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

We love the staff and the food is delicious. We would love to see some updated decor. Needs to be refreshed.

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vipDonAsh
Philadelphia
48 reviews
Dined on 22 January 2020
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience3

Prices have gone up recently and the food quality hasn’t been the same under the new ownership.

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vipFergieking
Philadelphia
23 reviews
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall2Food1Service3Ambience1

Our only night out and dinner was a disaster. We were seated over a heater vent that blasted us with hot air all during dinner. The waitress recommended the rack of lamb so I ordered the half rack and my husband ordered the salmon. We both specified they both be cooked to medium well done. We had an early dinner and the restaurant was only partially filled yet our meal took quite a while. When it finally arrived, they were both extremely rare and were returned. The rack was not cut into lollipops, nor did it look to have any seasoning. They both returned, the salmon was very well done and the lamb was barely medium. The lamb was 4 pieces, but only 3 returned to me, probably because I cut into one? So the waitress had them make a new one and believe it or not, again, it came out near raw. The waitress took it back again, and placed it in a container. No flavor, poor cooking- why do you have things on your menu you clearly do not know how to cook or present? Poor Mary tried to remain positive and offered us dessert but we just wanted it to be over, so she gave us 25% off the lamb. What should have happened was that a manager came to the table, but no or around I guess.

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Twelves Grill & Cafe using the Order Online button. Twelves Grill & Cafe also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (610) 869-4020.

Twelves Grill & Cafe is rated 4.5 stars by 680 OpenTable diners.

Twelves Grill & Cafe does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.toasttab.com/twelves-grill-cafe-10-exchange-pl/giftcards.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.