McGlynns Pub & Restaurant - Polly Drummond
McGlynns Pub & Restaurant - Polly Drummond

McGlynns Pub & Restaurant - Polly Drummond

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.mcglynnspub.com/
  • Phone: 3027387814
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Daily: 11:30am - 5:00pm
    Dinner: Daily: 5:00pm - 1:00am
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: We offering a catering-to-go menu. Please visit our website at mcglynnspub.com for details or call 302-738-7814 to speak with the manager. 48 hour advanced notice required.
  • Private Party Facilities: Let McGlynns take care of your next party needs. Our banquet facility is a separate room at the back of the restaurant which can accommodate 20 to 40 guests. Buffets & party trays are available for all types of occasions. Please call the restaurant to discuss your options and book the event.
  • Private Party Contact: Jodi 3028941200
  • Entertainment: DJ Dance Party on Wednesday and Friday night.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Linden Hill Road
  • Public Transit: Bus routes pass directly in front of the shopping center everyday.
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Since McGlynns Pub is located in Polly Drummond Shopping Center, there is always ample parking in our lighted, safe lot.
A word from McGlynns Pub & Restaurant - Polly Drummond
Located in the Polly Drummond Shopping Center, McGlynns is celebrating its 29th year as Newark's favorite Irish Pub. With its brick fireplace, cozy booths and updated look, McGlynns invites you to come in for a quick bite or hang out for the evening. Nightly specials and additional offerings keep our customers coming back for consistently delicious meals at a reasonable price. Our hot roast beef sandwiches, nachos & fajitas, fresh seafood and famous prime rib have earned McGlynns multiple regional awards including "Best Burgers", "Best Beer Selection", "Best Happy Hour" and "Best Place to Hang Out". Test your skill with our NTN Buzztime trivia game or sit and watch sports on one of our 18 TV's. Strike up a conversation with one of our friendly bartenders and servers who will make you feel right at home. Come on in and see for yourself why McGlynns Pub is everyone's favorite neighborhood restaurant.
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McGlynns Pub & Restaurant - Polly Drummond reviews from OpenTable diners
10 reviews since June 24, 2014
Overall Rating3.6
  • Food3.7
    Service3.5
  • Ambiance2.9
    Noise LevelModerate
57% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
vibrant bar scene (4)late-night find (4)hot spot (4)neighborhood gem (3)good for groups (2)notable wine list (2)great for lunch (1)fit for foodies (1)Show More
  • Filthy
    beryl1221VIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    We had a gift card to go there from another of their restaurants where we had a terrible experience with both food and service, so we tried it Saturday night. From being seated incorrectly ( the hostess, when we checked in, assumed we were with a big party that had a reservation--why??, to the wrong order for my drink, to our food and appetizers coming out nearly together, to the place being absolutely filthy--we'd NEVER go back. When the banquet seating is pulled apart, and you can see what's down there--no way. UGH
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Susanl
    SusanlVIP
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Great neighborhood place. Wonderful food and fast and friendly service. We come often and never had a bad meal. Ask for a table away from the bar for a quieter table
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Half-price Burger Night Again
    foodieVIP
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    Tuesdays are half-price burger night, so it's starting to become a ritual for us! Their burgers are very good. I had the "stuffed burger" and it was cooked just right this time. Thanks.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Half price burger night
    foodieVIP
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    Tuesdays are half price burger night. Very good burgers. Our experience is that you can't rely on the burger being cooked as ordered though. They never seem to understand "medium" and "medium-well" whenever we go there and order burgers. I've never minded too much though. I like their "stuffed burger" a lot.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mixed
    AlTheScot
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    Despite having a confirmed booking through OpenTable they claimed no record of it. Fortunately I had a printout of the confirmation but I still had something of a wait. Food was mixed...stuff they only had to reheat (chili and beef stew) were pretty good but stuff that required controlled cooking (fish & chips) was over-cooked, greasy and cold! I've used them before and they were OK during the day when things are quiet. I will be avoiding it in the evenings...Iron Hill is MUCH better.
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  • Good burgers
    foodieVIP
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    Our burgers and fries were very good. We shared a cup of the chili, which also was very good. I did find out that, although it has vodka in it, my Seabreeze is not considered a rail drink here, which were on special tonight for $4, so make sure you ask first.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Foodie1954
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    Did not go in place appears to be a motorcycle club hangout. Required to enter a rating to submit feedback.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 3 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 24, 2014
    • Overall Rating4
    • Food4.7
    • Ambiance3.3
    • Service4.7
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 42 reviews are from the McGlynns Pub & Restaurant - Polly Drummond reviews archive.
  • great service
    YemarVIP
    Dined on 6/4/2014
    I don't know who does the hiring or training but you've got the nicest servers anywhere.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Place
    SusanlVIP
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    Food is always great. The bar area can get a little rowdy
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • St. Patty's Day Celebrations
    Dragoneer
    Dined on 3/14/2014
    Good bag pipes, good music and dancing, nice bar and always great selection of specials and menu items terrific!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tuesday Night 1/2 Price Burgers
    JRREHOVIP
    Dined on 3/11/2014
    First time in a long time to this local neighborhood bar and restaurant. Bar was busy and somewhat noisy. Seated quickly and service was prompt and friendly. Food - very good. We ordered two burgers - the Farmhouse and the Stuffed and both require us for a return visit to do it all over again they were that good. Everything was fresh and had great taste. The only complaint was the outside area with the smokers - you could smell it everytime the door opened and closed.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Was seated fast and received
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Was seated fast and received fast service from our waitress. They did bring our appetizer after our meal. She was apologetic. Which was fine we took home. Night went well and was very satisfied.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good neighborhood bar. Great
    Nancy
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    Good neighborhood bar. Great for St. Patty's Day, etc.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Table
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 12/3/2013
    This was the 2 nd time we reserved a Booth number 25 the day before and never got it ! We were disappointed
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Slow Service
    JHOP
    Dined on 10/6/2013
    It was during football so the place was loud but I was fine with that it's a pub and I like that atmosphere. The one thing was the service was so slow...the place was hopping but not packed. I sat there quite a while with an empty pint. I had two beers and would have stayed for a few more however having to wait twenty minutes for the waitress put me in a bad mood as it did with the rest of my party. Hope this was a one time thing or the next time will be my last. I'm a two strike and done with person.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A nice Mother's Day
    ReubenEater
    Dined on 5/12/2013
    Our children & I took my wife to McGlynns for Mother's Day Sunday brunch. She was greeted at the door by our server, Pat, who presented her with a carnation. Three of us ordered a hot sandwich & the other, a Caesar salad. Pat did a great job & was very busy between serving & cleaning tables. The noise level was a bit excessive for a family Sunday afternoon due to the slightly too aggressive music playing. All-in-all a good visit
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion, kid-friendly
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Went for 1/2 price burger
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 4/23/2013
    Went for 1/2 price burger night. Everything was delicious but the fries. They were cold. The waitress was very friendly and provided good service. All in all it was a good meal.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Went on a Tuesday night for
    foodieVIP
    Dined on 12/4/2012
    Went on a Tuesday night for half-price burgers. Hubby swears they make the burgers smaller on half-price night. They might. My stuffed burger seemed a little small, though it was very good.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good for fish and chips
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 10/6/2012
    Had the fish and chips which are always a good selection here
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • First time here and we were
    GeminiVIP
    Dined on 9/17/2012
    First time here and we were very pleased. The crab cake sandwich was excellent as was everything else. My husband loved the stew very much. It's pricey, but the serving size is HUGE. Our server was super attentive without being overbearing. Zero complaints and we will definitely be returning.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The complimentary buffet that
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/13/2012
    The complimentary buffet that was advertised from 3-7 pm consisted of cold potato skins and a few dried out pieces of sub by 5 pm. The chicken fajita was disappointing because the onions and peppers had been fried together, but then just had the chicken slices places on top. Thus, the flavors did not blend well. The chicken should have been sauteed with the peppers and onions--it takes a few more minutes, but would have made a much better fajita. On the other hand, the server and the wait staff were very helpful in that they found a birthday cake and served it to my son, whose birthday we were celebrating.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The food is reliably good
    ElizabethVIP
    Dined on 4/28/2012
    The food is reliably good at McGlynn's. It's reasonably priced and has ample parking, so it's a good spot to meet friends.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nice place to eat but not to talk
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 3/10/2012
    overall a Very Nice place A little noisey for good conversation, needs better music. When we first got there the music was oldies and/or soft rock which was good but could hardly hear it unfortunately because of the noise level. Later it sounded like heavy metal and was very loud. Food was very good. Sevice was very good. It could be better If you could seperate the tables/booth from the bar.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nice place, good food and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 3/10/2012
    Nice place, good food and service. Plenty of seating.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We have been to McGlynn's
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 12/24/2011
    We have been to McGlynn's several times, however, this time the service was very poor. Food was lukewarm. We were disappointed, but we will give it another try.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very good food
    foodieVIP
    Dined on 12/18/2011
    It's a little noisy, but we didn't mind. There was a big football game going on at time we were there. The place has A LOT of TVs! I enjoyed the chichen quessiddea, another enjoyed the shrimp quessiddea, and another enjoyed the crab cake sandwich. All were excellent, and you get plenty for a reasonable price.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Been multiple times now and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 11/18/2011
    Been multiple times now and never fails to please! Wife had a very tasty London Broil while I had crab cakes - both were delicious. Finished the meal with warm apple tart served with ice cream. Views are much better in the summer when you can actually see the lake. Bar was hopping with a lot of people but our section was still quiet enough to carry on a personal conversation. This is one of Dover's best!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • exactly what you expect.
    SellithardVIP
    Dined on 11/7/2011
    exactly what you expect. local pub food done well. nothing more. nothing less. service is very good
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  • McGlynn's is a reliable local
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 9/3/2011
    McGlynn's is a reliable local pub that offers great deals and specials throughout the week (and not just on off nights). My wife and I split a half-priced bottle of wine (with purchase of an entree) ... on a SATURDAY night. I had a nicely cooked flat iron steak, she had shrimp with some VERY creamy grits, and we enjoyed a relaxed evening for about $45. Hard to go wrong there.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, kid-friendly
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Service is always friendly
    YemarVIP
    Dined on 8/21/2011
    Service is always friendly and efficient and food is reasonable. A warm and friendly spot.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • This restaurant/bar's strength
    YemarVIP
    Dined on 7/27/2010
    This restaurant/bar's strength is in its waitstaff. I don't know who does the hiring but they should be commended for their choices. Everyone is friendly and patient - even enjoyable. While the food is just okay, the atmosphere,drinks, and staff will keep me coming back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Spring Chicken-Strawbery
    foodieVIP
    Dined on 6/15/2010
    Great Spring Chicken-Strawbery Salad. I had it with Italian dressing, rather than the Poppy Seed dressing it's paired with, for dinner. Very tasty!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I wonder why I bother filling
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 3/30/2010
    I wonder why I bother filling these reviews out. Do the owner's read them? If so, then they don't seem to care. The food is still extremely inconsistant. Burger nite, over done, slow to the table, waiter....not very attentive (however very nice). Certainly was not as busy as it has been in the past on burger niteOwners???? Can you wonder why? Your reputation is FINALLY causing your business to slow when it could be gang busters. Step it up. Take the feedback to heart, you can and should do better. You have the BEST location in Pike Creek, own it!
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great local hangout. Always
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 3/29/2010
    Great local hangout. Always know you can grab a good burger and a beer and maybe run into a friend or two.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Friendly service greeted us
    FYI411
    Dined on 3/28/2010
    Friendly service greeted us at the door and continued throughout the dining experience with an attentive and engaging wait person. Interesting mix on menu which enabled us to sample three different dishes between us.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great beef and beer place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 3/12/2010
    Great beef and beer place where suits mingle with coveralls.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The waitstaff at McGlynn's
    YemarVIP
    Dined on 12/18/2009
    The waitstaff at McGlynn's in Polly Drummond is always friendly and efficient. I've never had a waitress or waiter who wasn't a pleasure.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I was disappointed in the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 10/27/2009
    I was disappointed in the taste of my food. It was not cooked as I requested. The other people in my party were equally disappointed in their meal. The wait time was 1 hour for my food. When the waitress told us that a party of 20 = had all order what we had order that of course put us behind. That was not my problem. I don't think Gordon Ramsey would be happy either. I don't think I will be back.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Comfortable, relaxed place
    njguy
    Dined on 5/10/2009
    Comfortable, relaxed place for a meal, varied menu will please a wide range of tastes.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The food was average and the
    Abby0013
    Dined on 5/8/2009
    The food was average and the atmosphere was okay. Unfortunately we were seated next to a woman who felt the only was to communicate with her friends was to shout as loudly as she could. This wasn't the fault of the restaurant, but didn't make our experience very pleasant. We won't go back.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic