McGlynns Pub & Restaurant - Dover
McGlynns Pub & Restaurant - Dover

McGlynns Pub & Restaurant - Dover

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.mcglynnspub.com/
  • Phone: 3026740144
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:30am - 5:00pm, Sunday: 1:00pm - 5:00pm Dinner: Daily: 5:00pm - 1:00am Sunday Brunch: 9:00am - 1:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: McGlynns offers a private room accommodating 20 to 40 guests. Party trays or buffets are available.
  • Private Party Contact: Megan 3028941200

Getting there

  • Cross Street: King
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: We have a private lighted parking lot directly in front of the restaurant.
A word from McGlynns Pub & Restaurant - Dover
Situated on the beautiful Silver Lake near the historic and government district in Dover, McGlynns Pub brings you the same great food and atmosphere as our 2 locations in Newark, DE. The dark wood paneling, brick & tile make for a warm and inviting place to have a quick bite to eat or spend the evening with friends. McGlynns' is well known for it's juicy burgers, hot roast beef sandwiches, wings, fresh seafood & steaks. Weekly & daily food & drink specials keeps our menus affordable and interesting. Our wide selection of wine & beer, friendly bartenders & servers keep our customers coming back. We have 16 TV's for viewing your favorite sports events or playing Buzztime Trivia. Sit on our deck in the warm months or enjoy the view of the sparkling lake from our dining room surrounded with picture windows. Come in and see for yourself why McGlynns is everyone's favorite neighborhood restaurant.
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McGlynns Pub & Restaurant - Dover reviews from OpenTable diners
16 reviews since May 23, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food3.9
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance3.8
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (12)good for groups (10)great for lunch (9)vibrant bar scene (8)neighborhood gem (7)great for brunch (4)late-night find (3)kid-friendly (3)special occasion (2)great for outdoor dining (2)romantic (1)fit for foodies (1)hot spot (1)Show More
  • Great Service Great food
    rsaich
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    We had a going away luncheon the staff went out of their way to make our lunch a great experience, a party of 12 with separate checks didn't faze her. The food was out fast and was very good, our new favorite place for lunch and Dinner.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Our Most Recent Visit
    Phylzy
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    We had a reservation for 4 @ 5:30. The other half of our party was held up, but we were seated immediately, placed drink orders and asked if we'd like to order anything before the rest of our party arrived. The server was very patient and understanding of the fact that our party wasn't complete until 20 mins. later. We go there often and appreciated the understanding.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Unexpectedly quiet, nice brunch
    cocoadoc
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    We ate at McGlynns on a recommendation from a 'local' and were pleasantly surprised. Food was excellent and quite reasonably priced, and the ambiance very nice. We'll return if in the area again.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • great!
    great
    Dined on 6/18/2014
    we had a group of 8 and had faxed in our orders ahead of time. our server was prompt and we got out of there in an hour...perfect!
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food
    Iamataz
    Dined on 6/10/2014
    Tuesday 1/2 price burgers are great. Large Youngling and good friends topped off the night.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 11 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 23, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.8
    • Food3.7
    • Ambiance3.6
    • Service4.1
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 114 reviews are from the McGlynns Pub & Restaurant - Dover reviews archive.
  • Family Celebration
    OnTheWater
    Dined on 5/19/2014
    We made a reservation for a family celebration after an event. McGlynn's was very accommodating, even when we called because the event was running late and pushed the reservation by 1/2 hour. The food was very good, everyone enjoyed what they ordered. We would definitely return.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Love McGlynn's
    hmcqa
    Dined on 5/13/2014
    I love the McGlynn's franchises including the Cantwell Tavern in Odessa. The Ashby famly does a great job of making lunch or dinner dining a great experience for all age groups. Especially love their burgers and that they are using locally grown products. Also while the restaurants offer some more trendy items, there is always something to suit the less adventurous customer.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very pleasant dining spot
    Ingdo
    Dined on 5/8/2014
    Good food, good service, great location! Had a wonderful family gathering at this pub. Will be back again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Pub atmosphere, nice view
    BobL
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    We were looking for a place for dinner and Buzztime Trivia. We also got a nice bright dining room with a view of the sunset over Silver Lake. The atmosphere was energetic but not deafening. We stayed the night with friends and the trivia game is available in the dining room as well as the bar. Service was attentive. Food was perfect and met our expectations for the venue. Facilities were clean and functioning fine.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a good experience
    Phylzy
    Dined on 3/25/2014
    Especially great this past Tuesday, with the snow falling and the great view of the lake.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ladies Who Lunch
    tazismommom
    Dined on 3/12/2014
    I planned the lunch at McGlynns with a group of 8 other women. The McGlynns' staff was very accommodating with our needs (a large table, separate checks); our waitress was responsive, professional, friendly, and efficient. We had a lovely time and plan to return in the near future. BTW, because of the positive experience, two women returned the next day for dinner with their husbands!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, scenic view, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Poor Food
    mar2bru
    Dined on 1/31/2014
    Crab cake and roast beef sandwich were both very dry. Crab cake was served without any sauce (had to be requested); and even so, had no taste and was not finished (did not want to take uneaten portion home). Server was very good. Location was also very good.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great dining experience!
    Sandy
    Dined on 1/17/2014
    Found this restaurant on line. Decided to try it based on the great reviews and was not disappointed. The appetizer pretzels were yummy and came with three varieties of mustards. The calamari was just okay. The bourbon salmon was really scrumptious and would highly recommend it. The menu offered a wide variety so there is something for everyone. We were able to view the menu online which was helpful in deciding which restaurant to choose. The waitstaff was very friendly and attentive. I will definitely return. It would be nice to sit outside by the water when the weather gets warmer.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food was made ALMOST to perfection
    RMNBM
    Dined on 12/28/2013
    One of the sandwiches was ordered with no tomatoes, but it came with tomatoes. The waitress offered to take it bake but we opted to just take them off. Unfortunately, they were diced tomatoes so kind of hard to the seeds and all off. Two of the burgers were ordered medium but were still almost bloody. Everything else was wonderful and service was superb!
    Special Features:
    scenic view, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • McGlynns Pub & Restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 12/27/2013
    Truly more pub than a restaurant but not typical pub food. A neighborhood place for meeting friends and family with good food at an affordable price. Dress is casual and there is a buzz in the atmosphere on most nights. Not a five star restaurant but good enough.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene, scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistently Good Meal
    luv2eat
    Dined on 12/22/2013
    I've been to McGlynns 4 times over the past few months, having had lunch, brunch and dinner. The food is consistently good, and the prices quite reasonable. In a city where good restaurants are at a premium, MGlynns fits the bill for casual meals. We will be back for sure.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, scenic view, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not a fun time...
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 12/15/2013
    They received my reservation but they were not prepared for me. The TV was not set up for the game. Then once they found they had a problem with the satellite, they did not move me to a suitable location. They sat us at the bar that still had food residue from the Make-Your-Own Bloody Mary Bar and it made watching the game very uncomfortable because we were at an awkward angle to the TV. Then we waited at the bar before we got any service. The manager and servers got better throughout the visit but it was not a good start to the afternoon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Service was excellent at the
    bdaydinner
    Dined on 11/27/2013
    Service was excellent at the table. Very accomodating to our group. Crab dip was delicious.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Bar is a Bar...
    cigarknightVIP
    Dined on 9/13/2013
    Went on a Friday night while visiting son at Dover Air Force Base...this is a bar...don't waste time with the non burger or sandwich menu, because quite frankly, the dinner entrees are not good...the appetizers...pretzels and boiled shrimp were good, but the jumbalaya was poor, and the fish was, well, fishy...Also, for a bar, the entrees are actually pretty pricey...nice selection of beer...
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wonderful experience
    Roprice
    Dined on 8/10/2013
    First time at this restaurant. My party had a great time. Best nachos I think we ever had. Not one complaint from anyone. Will definitely come again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love this place!
    ams1062
    Dined on 5/30/2013
    This restaurant is definitely my favorite of all the McGlynn's I've visited. The food is fresh and prepared perfectly and the staff is exceptional. Everyone who works there is super friendly and helpful. The ducks and geese we watching playing outside were an added bonus too. I will be visiting McGlynn's in Dover again and recommend it to all of my friends too.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • unique and good food
    sandy
    Dined on 5/18/2013
    We all really enjoyed the food and also loved the atmosphere and lake.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We did a brunch on Mothers'
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 5/12/2013
    We did a brunch on Mothers' Day. The place was full and had we not had reservations, I'm told we would have had a 90 minute wait. Thanks to Opentable.com we were seated imediately. Given how busy the dining room and tavern area was, the service was pretty good, and the noise level acceptable. I ordered Eggs Chesapeake, a Benedict-inspired dish loaded with crab meat. It was excellent; the egg was poached properly and the dish (along with my wife's Eggs Benedict) arrived hot. Well done.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We have been going to McGlynns
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 4/13/2013
    We have been going to McGlynns for a long time and have always had great food. The Prime rib was tender and very tasty. The servers have always been energetic and friendly. Its a fun place to meet up with friends and just have a good time. Stop by after work and have a fancy drink and pop corn and enjoy the beautiful view of Silver Lake.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We meet my parents who come
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/10/2012
    We meet my parents who come up from the beach and we drive down from Wilmington so it was perfect. Great view, good food and wonderful ambiance. We will definitely be back. Loved it.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, scenic view, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nice service.Varied menu with
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 7/25/2012
    Nice service.Varied menu with many great choices Very busy place. Glad we made a reservation.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nice view, good waiter/service,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/13/2012
    Nice view, good waiter/service, but the food was somewhat cold. The cheese in my chicken quesadilla (spelling?)was not melted and hot.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • McGlynns is a constant good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 7/3/2012
    McGlynns is a constant good performer for lunch in Dover.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • They always seem to be understaffed
    Lisa
    Dined on 6/26/2012
    They always seem to be understaffed at lunch time, but the wait staff are very nice and do their best. Menu has a good variety of healthy to hearty choices, and everything I've had has been good.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Our experience was colored
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 5/13/2012
    Our experience was colored by the very poor service of our hostess, who instructed us to follow her to our table, yet (bizzarely) kept on walking right into the kitchen AND NEVER RETURNED! Furthermore, she never returned to apologize for her abrupt disappearance. We requested further assistance from the front desk before choosing our own table! Our waitress, however, was very friendly and cordial; in fact, had it not been for our waitress, I would not return to McGlynn's.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Have been a few times and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 5/6/2012
    Have been a few times and find it a great place to meet friends, enjoy the view and the pub food is very good also!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, scenic view, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We went to McGlynns with a
    Lucy
    Dined on 4/14/2012
    We went to McGlynns with a group of family adults. The service was good and we were happy with our view of the lake, the food was good but it was typical pub food. I will say we were a little dissapointed that a restaraunt called McGlynns did not serve Smithwicks beer or serve bangers and mash or corned beef. It was kind of a bummer when we got there and saw it just pub food, not really an Irish Pub. Everyone enjoyed themselves and we would reccommend for family, couples and we did see tables with friends enjoying a night out.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food was okay, but service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 3/17/2012
    Food was okay, but service wasn't great. We sat for quite a while before server finally came over, and even longer to get anything after that. I have eaten in the bar before, and it was great there, but the regular dining section was cold and seemed forgotten! Still debating on whether I would recommend to anyone or even tr again myself...
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Had to wait to be seated,
    Lisa
    Dined on 3/16/2012
    Had to wait to be seated, not because it was busy, but because the Hostess was on the phone, then walked away to do something else... she also acted like she didn't understand we had a reservation, or even what Open Table was, which was disappointing, since I had specifically noted in the reservation that we had show tickets and needed to keep on schedule. Once were finally seated, the waitress and food were both good. We sat in the dining room, which was much quieter than the bar area, although the bar area has a lovely view of the lake.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We celebrated the birthday
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 3/5/2012
    We celebrated the birthday of a co-worker and selected Monday because of the 1/2 price apps. We shared nachos and each ordered our own sandwich item.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, scenic view, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • This is a favorite for our
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 2/6/2012
    This is a favorite for our office birthday lunches. Food and service is consistantly outstanding and the view of Silver Lake is like the cherry on top!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, scenic view, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We made a reservation and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 2/4/2012
    We made a reservation and asked for a window seat. When we arrived reservation was waiting for us and we had a beautiful scenic table. Unfortunately it went down hill from there. The drinks were very watered down. Food was not cooked as reqeusted and not very tasty. The waiter had to contue to take things off the bill becasue he was getting our order and drinks wrong.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We waited at a table in the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 1/28/2012
    We waited at a table in the bar area, to find there wasn't any waitress service. After arriving at our table, service was fine. Pretzel roll was awesome (Turkey dijon sandwich). Ribeye steak was not very thick and not likely 12 oz, but taste was good. Noise level was very high. We had to practically yell to hear each other. I think this would have been an awesome experience for a less busier time slot. We went at 7pm on Sat. We will definitly go back. : )
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good menu variety, good service,
    TrollingstoneVIP
    Dined on 1/19/2012
    Good menu variety, good service, reasonable prices, nice ambiance. Only been there for lunch but has always been first rate.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Had a great time and recommend
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 12/21/2011
    Had a great time and recommend McGlynn's for a quiet dinner or fun at the bar.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet