LOVE THIS PLACE!!!!! Definitely going back..great food and the service and staff make you feel right at home..went for dinner,left to see a show and came back. Great band on Friday night. Traditional Irish food. Can't wait to go back.
10/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great pub option
I'm a regular to a lot of pubs around the city and while I never consider a place with a TV to be a true pub, this was a pretty nice take on one. The place still has that "new pub" look and feel. Beer list was good and reasonably priced. They do commit the now fairly standard pub faux pas in making a shepherd's pie with ground beef only and not calling it cottage pie, but I've accepted this to happen anymore. The meal was a good portion and so was the price, but it was pretty standard fare overall; reminded me a bit of Chunky-soup-style beef stew. Overall though I had a great experience here and the atmosphere made most of it.
11/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent Irish Breakfast
My friend and I took her son to Philadelphia on Saturday and for brunch we decided to try this new place in the UPenn neighborhood. She's from Belfast and has been wanting a bit of home for some time now. St. Declan's hit the Fry-Up dead-on. Bangers, rashers and black pudding? Check. Wheaten bread and grilled tomatoes? Check. Heinz baked beans, and fried potatoes? Eggs done to order? All of that, and very good tea, too. The kidlet had the kid's chicken fingers & fries and cleaned the plate. The portions were very generous and the food was well seasoned. Service was very good and the staff made us feel welcome. We are looking forward to trying their dinner menu and really hope that the neighborhood supports this great place.
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Fine Pub but Too Meaty
Friendly reliable surroundings and pub fare. A nice place to drink and talk with a group. Worth going back to, but, there is no serious non-meat menu, even compared to other nearby pubs, (to the point that even the one cheese sandwich on the menu includes bacon!) Right now Declan's menu loudly says "stay away unless you want to eat meat," (i.e. vegetarian students and professors go eat someplace else.)
12/5/2013 4:00:00 PM