Most guests post a review on Yelp or our Facebook page, however some send us a personal email or note. We have shown a sampling of these below:

Restaurant Reviews

Hi! We found your recipe in “Good Taste” Magazine and felt we should email you to let you know how wonderful it was! It’s our new favorite way to dress up a burger! The marmalade and aioli were so divine! We always buy organic
meat and try and find ways to enhance the taste and this was a winner! Thank you for sharing your recipe! Looking forward to a visit at the Inn soon!” 

“My wife and I had lunch on Saturday (Oct 22) and wanted to let you know it was great. The atmosphere was super with all the old dark wood. The bartender was our server (at a tall table)  and he was great also. Keep upthe good work. We will be back for sure.”

“Thank you for a great time tonight, My party of 11 enjoyed your food and the service was very good. The piano player was so good she brought tears to my eyes when she played the song my daughter use to play.  Everyone enjoyed the evening. It was the perfect place to have my birthday celebration.”

“My husband and I recently bought a home a few blocks from your restaurant. We have been looking for a new dining experience in the area and have visited McCooles several times and enjoyed the food but found the service sometimes lacking. We made a reservation tonight for dinner and were waited on by Laura. It was obviously very busy and she still was very attentive and had a very pleasant attitude.   I run my own restaurant and truly appreciate being able to have such a good server. It makes all the difference. My husband and I have officially decided that McCooles will be our new go tothanks in large part to the excellent service we received tonight. Thank you.”

“My daughter and I had our first and not our last visit to your establishment yesterday. The food and the service was above excellent. I had the gumbo soup and I have to say it was better than some I have had in New Orleans. My hats off to the chef, hostess and our server for a great time. We will return…Keep up the good work.”

“Accidentally we stumbled upon your restaurant. We are from central Jersey and were in Quakertown on business. We had such a delightful dinner experience. The hostesses and waitresses were so friendly and helpful. Dinner was great as we sat by Reta on the piano. We have to return on Friday to finalize some business. We will definitely see you then. Thank you for an excellent evening.”

“Wanted to report back to you … I brought a group of friends for dinner April 1 for the wine tasting and it was great! It’s a nice presentation, the amount to sample is appropriate and four out of six of us ordered a glass of one variety of the featured wine. It was nice to experience it first hand … am thinking I need to make that my monthly mantra and bring a different group each month!”

“Special THANKS for a DELIGHTFUL DINNER!!!  My husband, Sister-In-Law, Brother-In-Law and myself had a WONDERFUL EXPERIENCE!!!  We had made online Reservations for 6:15 PM and were seated immediately…Our energetic, happy, fun waitress named Laura made our dinner so enjoyable!!!  Laura was attentive and on top of her game!!!  She answered all our questions and despite how busy it was… ST. PATTY’S WEEKEND… She was very timely on all courses…I had the delicious crab cakes, others had salmon and also the seafood combo…Everything was delicious and would not hesitate to come back again… Soon… Kudos to you for a WELL RUN Restaurant…I will be putting my review on Trip Advisor…”

“Must tell you that we really loved our dinners. My husband had the prime rib, and our friends had the fire-roasted salmon. Everything was cooked perfectly and freshly prepared. Thank you for good service and especially delectable cuisine.”

“I just wanted to thank you and your staff for the lovely luncheon on Sunday. Although I had one demanding guest, I think everyone enjoyed the food. When traveling through the area, it is now nice to know there is a place we can stop, eat and enjoy.”

Catering Reviews

Holiday dinner 12/14/15 – “I wanted to THANK YOU and your TEAM.  The Employees are raving about the Dinner.
They LOVED the atmosphere and how Festive it was, no one has had anything bad to say about the FOOD from appetizers to dessert. I really want to thank you and I am very sorry about the incident that occurred and have spoken to all that were outside and my guy did not do anything to provoke it.  Again thank you and we for sure will be returning.  It was a pleasure and thank you for making AST’s Holiday Party a HUGE SUCCESS.”

Rehearsal dinner 12/23/15 – “Just wanted to thank you and your staff for a wonderful evening. The Bride and Groom were pleased with everything from the decorations to the meal.  We had a lot of comments from friends and family how much they enjoyed the evening and how nice your staff was. Thanks again.”

“Thanks for everything last night!  The party went smoothly, and everyone seemed to have a good time.  Your team is terrific – pleasant and hardworking!! I’ve been recommending your banquet services to all of my friends!”

“I have been intending to contact you to let you know how much we all enjoyed the food and service you provided for my son and nephew’s graduation party last month! It seems like forever ago so please accept the lateness of my note. The food was so delicious and everybody loved it. The boys were especially happy because all their favorite food was included AND there was enough for family and friends! Thanks again for bringing everything over to my brother’s house and setting it all up for us. It was a great day and we really appreciate what you did.”

“Thank you for making our special meeting with family, whom we had not seen in a long time, a very special occasion. The food was absolutely delicious and ranking as the best ever. From the Bisque to the Salmon to the Crab Cakes and that sauce on the Crab should win a national prize. You even went out of your way to get a special wine (Kendall-Jackson Chardonnay) Thank you again for making this evening so special. Last but not least was the service provided. Could not have been better. We will return.”

Messages on Use of Arts & Events

Acknowledgment of donation for Appalachian Mountain Club Event on April 28, 2016 – “Thank you for donating the use of your Banquet Hall, appetizer platters, and non-alcoholic drinks on the evening of April 28, 2016 for our Pennsylvania Highlands Trail Network open house related to expanding walking and biking trail opportunities in greater Quakertown. Our sixty or so attendees very much enjoyed the event. With your support for our recreation work in the region, AMC has added your business to our PA Highlands Trail Network Business Partnership. We feature and promote supportive businesses on our website, We are thrilled to have McCoole’s at the Historic Red Lion Inn listed as one of our supporters. Again, many thanks for your donations related to the event on April 18, 2016. The AMC looks forward to working with you and your staff again in the future.”

Message from a Beer Fest Vendor Who Works at Peaceful Paws Giant Dog Placement Services

“I just wanted to say thank you so much for having us at the beer festival this past weekend. It was such a great event to be a part of and all our volunteers for the day said how nice you were to them and how accommodating and friendly everyone at the festival was. To date, it was one of the most successful fundraising events our rescue has been a part of! We are a small rescue, with some giant dogs and even larger medical bills so the opportunity to be in a spot where we could be so successful was amazing. I just wanted to say thank you on behalf of the rescue and we would love to come back for the fall festival if you’d have us.”