Quick Bite

Firkin Tavern Boasts Generous Bar, Game Room

This Ewing gastropub whips up American staples—plus a few curveballs.

Burger and fries at Firkin Tavern in Ewing
Regular, veggie and turkey burgers are on the menu at Ewing's Firkin Tavern. Photo by Deborah P. Carter

STYLE

Neighborhood joint, a tad dark, generous wooden bar, game room (pool tables, darts, air hockey), booth and table seating, outdoor patio.

THE SCOOP

Opened in 2004, owner Brian Liegl renovated in 2016, adding high-top tables and more beer taps.

THE MENU

Classic starters include Buffalo wings, nachos and quesadillas, but there are a few curveballs, like Irish nachos, which are house-made potato chips topped with a mix of cheeses, corned beef and Thousand Island dressing. Or try the plump, doughy steamed buns stuffed with braised pork belly, pickled cucumber and green onions, drizzled with hoisin and sriracha sauces. The roster of main dishes is broad. Choose from an array of sandwiches and hearty burgers made from a house grind of sirloin, brisket and chuck. There are veggie and turkey burgers, too. Entrées include fish and chips, chicken pot pie, New York strip steak and tuna steak. Inventive house-made pizzas are also on tap, as is the option to build your own. 

HEADS UP

Firkin claims to be Mercer County’s first craft-beer bar with 37 draft taps and 20-plus in bottles or cans.

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Restaurant Details

  • Cuisine Type:
    American
  • Price Range:
    Moderate
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