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Molly Maguire's - Downingtown
Molly Maguire's - Downingtown

Molly Maguire's - Downingtown Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.mollymaguiresdowningtown.com
  • Phone: (610) 873-1099
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Sunday: 11:00am - 5:00pm

    Dinner: Monday - Thursday, Sunday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm

    Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm

    Brunch: Sunday: 11:00am - 3:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Irish, American, Burgers
  • Executive Chef: Ben Elliott
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Dancing, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Off site catering is available

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Manor Ave
  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from Molly Maguire's - Downingtown
Molly Maguire's Irish Restaurant & Pub, located on East Lancaster Avenue in Downingtown, is one of the best authentic Irish Pubs you will find in the entire Philadelphia area. Our Downingtown restaurant offers outstanding Irish cuisine, mouth-watering desserts, a full bar with a fantastic craft beer selection, daily happy hour specials, and live entertainment & events every week! But don't just take our word for it, see for yourself what people are saying about the best restaurant in Downingtown...
Molly Maguire's is a fun restaurant for the kids too! Kids eat FREE every Monday and all day on Sundays for just $1. And be sure not to miss the best Downingtown Happy Hour with half-price appetizers and drink specials weekdays from 5-7pm! Check out all of our daily restaurant specials.
Molly’s also offers private rooms and a variety of dining options to help make your banquet or special event a memorable one.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
Diner Reviews
  • "We like to play Quizzo on Thursday nights and we always have a good time. My burger was delicious but the cheese and bacon on it was sparse. The sweet potato fries were to die for. Great beer list and diverse menu."
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "The food was good. I had the sheppards pie and is was as good as in Ireland. The service was poor. It took 20 minutes to get someone to bring our food and then they got the order wrong so that took more time. They did take 10% off the bill for the poor service."
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "Sat outside and had a great Father's Day brunch. Like the added specials. Waiter was terrific."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Perhaps they were short-staffed but waiters seemed stressed. We waited awhile to get our bill. Food was good."
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "Most of us had a really good meal ... But 1 had cold fries and a not so good burger. Atmosphere is always nice but was hot upstairs and there is only 1 bathroom upstairs - wait staff is always pleasant and tolerant of our groups. Drink specials don't have prices - so boy I was surprised to see my sangria was $9.00. But overall a good time wawa had by all. "
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "We had a terrific waiter, a great meal, and plenty of time to talk without rushing. Just a terrific spot for casual get togethers! The house specialties are outstanding!"
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "I met a college friend for lunch and chose the restaurant due to its location. We were pleasantly surprised at how charming the interior was. Can't wait to go back both for the interior and also to sit outside on the veranda. We had a wonderful time and totally enjoyed the ambiance!! Food was great too!"
    Dined on 5/19/2014
  • "Looking for something last minute and decided to try Molly Maguire's. Ordered two Irish classics, which arrived at the table about two minutes later. OK but nothing to write home about. Service never offered to refill drinks and made an error on the check (which they readily corrected after we pointed it out). Seemed like a good bar to hang in, but not sure the food is worth the trip."
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "Old fire station converted into Irish pub complete with snugs. They pour a great Guinness. "
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "Great location and really good service. Food was good and the kid's ate everything and so that will tell you something!"
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "The dining room was very noisy, service was slow, the waitress tried to make amends and gave a free round of drinks, the effort was appreciated. Food was OK when it finally arrived"
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "I met two friends after work for drinks and food. While admittedly not an Irish food fan, I went for the burger which was honestly delicious. Bacon was crispy too. Burger wasn't dense and roll was perfect. Two things, my buddies got burgers and wait staff didn't ask how they wanted it done. 2nd, wait staff came over too often, sometimes warranted, but times we all had fresh drinks and were mid conversation and got interrupted to see how things were. I appreciate the attention, but also train/recognize bad times to come over. All in all. The clean restraunt and clean bathroom and great burger...I will be back many times!!! "
    Dined on 5/8/2014
  • "Great food! Great atmosphere! We will definately be back again!"
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "We went based on a friends recommendation and when we went into the restaurant there was a band that was very loud, the hostess asked us if we wanted to sit downstairs or upstairs, we said upstairs as there was no way we could eat with that music blaring. Well it turns out upstairs there was a bar and being Friday night it was starting up and to make matters worse there were about 6 women having a birthday party which was very loud. Besides that the menu was very varied, I had the flatbread turkey Reuben and my wife the special Prime Rib, both were excellent and the waitress was great (we had to leave early and she accommodated us)"
    Dined on 4/25/2014
  • "The quality of the food was not worth the money. "
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "Always enjoy Molly's and meet new great friends there all the time. Friendly and fun atmosphere with limited entertainment. LOVE IT!!!!"
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "Waitress was wonderful. Food was great. Will definitely go back."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "two of our group arrived early for a before dinner drink and when I arrived asked me to make sure we were upstairs because the band was way too loud. It was very enjoyable upstairs."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "Delicious Irish Dishes. Had the Trio, which was a sampler of Irish Stew, Steak and Guiness, and Shepherd's Pie. Outstanding. Service was fantastic, also."
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "We've been to Molly Maguire's in Phoenixville and loved it. Our Irish Nachos were okay, but chicken sandwich was borderline burnt and my son's pizza was cold. We didn't want to finish our meal. The hostess staff seemed very disorganized."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "We stopped in on a Sunday evening for dinner before going bowling. We expected this to be a casual, Irish pub and were greeted by great, live Irish folk music the moment we walked in. The music and atmosphere was the best part of the evening actually. The food is pretty typical pub food and the beers are cold and delish! The interior decor was perfect - looking very authentic. The entertainers seem to just "gather" on Sunday evenings, bringing their authentic instruments to do a bit of a jam. There were about a dozen on the night we went and we were lucky enough to get a table near them. We really enjoyed it and will go back for a casual meal and hopefully have the same good fortune."
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "Waitress was polite. 1st round of cocktails took 20 minutes. Ordered food. Apps came out cold. A friend ordered a fillet, 20 minutes later she was told they were out, so she ordered the sirloin, 5 minutes later she was told they were out of that too. Dining area was LOUD! Waitress did remove a soup from the order for not having 2 items. Really!! a soup! No manager came to talk with us. Another waiter walked passed delivering a pasta dish and his thumb was in the pasta. Who is watching these servers? Apparently no one. We will never be going to any Molly McGuires again."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "The Chop (PorkChops) were very dry - the ribs were a lot better."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "We went to Molly Maguires for my birthday and were pleased to hear Irish musicians and see Irish dancers. The food was delicious, our server was excellent. I am definitely going back again. The only problems were the uncomfortable chairs and the fact that we had to wait 20 minutes, even though we had a reservation."
    Dined on 3/16/2014
  • "Beers are over priced. It's a bar in a small town and the prices should reflect that."
    Dined on 3/16/2014
  • "We've been there several times and the food had been great. The last two times we were there, however, we've had a guy (relatively new) who has been less than efficient and friendly. I'd still go back because the food and beer list is great. I love the atmosphere. It reminds me of the place I wasn't born: Ireland."
    Dined on 3/16/2014
  • "Local singles met up for lunch - first time having lunch there. Great place, good food. Would go back to try other dishes. Second floor was much quieter than the first floor."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "We chose this location because of the Sunday Irish music from 4-8pm, along with the atmosphere. We arrived at 3pm, so the crowds were small. The menu selection was vast, including great irish dishes like shepherd's pie and cornbeef and cabbage. The big beautiful authentic-looking bar was a great addition (on both floors). The beer selection was good. The servers were all very nice, just very slow to serve despite the smaller crowd. They didn't seem to be in any hurry and needed to be reminded on a couple of occasions to replenish our beverages (which typically is the first thing they ask). They seemed to be used to a local clientele that were used to a slow and easy pace. Attire--very casual."
    Dined on 3/9/2014
  • "A typical Irish pub setting good food, excellent beer selection and live traditional music For a quick drink or casual meal this is an excellent place Have been here several times and always had great service"
    Dined on 3/2/2014
  • "I ordered a gluten free meal since I have Celiac. The menu said my ribs came with mashed potatoes and baked beans. I got neither. The server said she didn't know if the mashed potatoes were GF. She offered a salad in its place. Then I remembered the beans but the server said it was only 1 side included, so I still never got those. A manager even came over and seemed just as clueless as the server as to what side items were gluten free. The ribs weren't even that good."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "This was my boyfriend and I's first visit to Molly Maguire's in Downingtown. We had a great time. We had reservations for 8:30pm and we were seated right on the dot at 8:30pm. The drinks were a bit expensive, but tasty. The fried pickles are the best I have ever had! I got the veggie burger, which was delicious! It was more oats/beans than veggies, but it was tasty and the bun was buttered and toasted to perfection. My boyfriend got a "Rachel" with fries and loved both parts of his meal. The bar got crowded fast, but we just went to the 2nd floor bar where there were less people. Overall, it was a good experience and we will go back."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "Great food, great atmosphere and good music me and my wife had a great time and will be going back many more times"
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "Great Irish food menu from Corned beef and cabbage to Irish Stew. Well prepared and delicious. And they know how to serve Guinness Ale and Irish Coffee. Fantastic building with several small private dining rooms.....a large banquet facility for large gatherings......and a wonderful bar if you are "parched". Not an expensive fine dining place.....but a fun evening out or place for a party. Food is well prepared and the service is very good. Love the décor.....and makes you feel like you are truly in Ireland!"
    Dined on 2/25/2014
  • "Service was slow. Waitress forgot to bing soup order and suddenly main course arrived. Food was good. Good Irish beer selection. Good place for casual night out. Would go back despite slow/inattentive server."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "Our crew went for dinner and it was a very good time for all. Food was great drinks were good and service was very good. A problem with the billing but it was taken care of promptly and with a smile Using the Open table reservation on the internet was awesome no waiting. I received an email confirming and a phone call the day of our reservation also confirming. Molly McGuires is on top of it. My hat is off to you and we will be back."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "Ate at Molly Maguire's with my family while passing through Downingtown, PA. The food was tasty and filling, the service was warm, and the ambience was authentic Irish Pub (without the customary haze of smoke!) I will go back on my next pass through Downingtown, PA, and will recommend it to my friends!."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "We have been to Macgiures a few time before without any problems. This time the food was awful. The coconut shrimp was raw. Our sandwiches consisted of unmelted cheese on beef with a stale roll and a cold cod fish sandwich. The cod fell apart. I don't think it was not cooked properly. Deep fryer issues maybe? We were offered free dessert but after the shrimp we just wanted to leave."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "Always enjoy our experience at Molly McGuire's. The energy always puts in a good mood and the food is delicious. We travel over an hour to dine here and it is well worth the trip."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Good Irish pub atmosphere Cozy environment with good pub food Service is friendly and attentive"
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    Dined on 2/15/2014