McDonagh's Pub

4.4
137 reviews
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Located in the Heart of Downtown Historic Keyport in a turn-of-the-century brick building near the bay, McDonagh's pub combines Old-World charm with modern hip cuisine. We offer an amazing menu of Irish Fare, bistro-style salads, home-made awesome soups, signature sandwiches, wraps, sautés, thin-crust pizza, fabulous fish and chips, daily specials and over 70 beers and lagers!
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C
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

No complaints we were seated immediately and waited on promptly. Drinks and food were served withing a reasonable time. Presentation of food was very good and quantity and quality was perfect.

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KZ
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

One of the best burgers in the area.

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B
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 3

I wouldn't recommend for brunch. This is more of a booze/alcohol and appetizers type of spot.

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K
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 4food 2service 5ambience 4

Cool, fun place , great band that night . The Steak bites appetizer was small and over cooked , really dry . The onion rings were soggy. Drinks were great , our server was very attentive . I would give the food another chance .

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I highly recommend McDonagh's Pub. It has a great atmosphere and the food at McDonagh's is great. The burgers and sandwiches are delicious. Everyone in the staff is very knowledgeable about the menu. They are kind and welcoming. The manager is always making sure everyone is taken care of.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

We were out to celebratebirthdays. We were seated in outer area. We froze for two hours.

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CR
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and music. The staff is so attentive and friendly. I love eating here.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Food was amazing
Arrived earlier than expected which wasn’t an issue we were told to sit wherever
Young kid was our sever
He could have been a bit more personable other than that was nice
The short rib Mac and cheese was outstanding!!! Flavorful delicious
My husband order the fish and chips and enjoyed them as well
Highly recommend!!!

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L
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Love having mcdonaghs so local to us. The new menu is fantastic and the drinks are on point. Perfect Thursday night hang out with music, makes us feel like we’re back st our favorite pub in Dublin.

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C
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Went for the first time and enjoyed the pub atmosphere. It was a Sunday evening, not too busy but the service was great and the waiters were delightful to talk with.....had the braised brisket nachos which were my favorite of the evening.

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M
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place was really amazing!! Totally going back. Food was just incredible, service staff super attentive and was just a great experience.

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S
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a really great time , great food. Hostess was nice but not sure she gave us credit for the reservation. Server was very friendly and attentive. The food was really really good. We would def go back .

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a
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

fun and chill atmosphere, service was great for a fairly large amount of people, everything came out in a timely fashion, from food to drinks and so on. overall everything was handled very well.

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D
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

Fish was not fresh. Music was much too loud to talk at our table of five.

Would have been good for having a drink at the bar with a friend.

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N
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Apps were awesome but dinner meals specifically pot pie not so good

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d
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

the servers were excellent very friendly. loved the fire pit and the music was great.

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OF
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We had a great time here ! Saturday night great live music playing. We were greeted quickly and warmly it felt just like home ! Our server was very kind and the new GM made a point of introducing himself in addition to helping out his staff as needed which was so refreshing to see. Make reservations if you’re going at prime time dining hours . We will DEFINITELY be back.

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AN
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Service was quick, Jimmy was fast & attentive, prices reasonable! Was a good choice for us.

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AB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Birthday dinner for my husband.
There were 10 of us.

My husband’s steak was a little over done, but he didn’t send it back.He said it was still good:
My chicken Murphy was not typical from other restaurants:
It needed some seasoning. I added salt.
Everyone else was happy- no complaints.

There was a musician, singer, guitar player.
When we walked in to sit down,he was extremely loud:
The waitress spoke with him, and he brought it down a couple of notches.
Waitress was very attentive throughout the evening.
Overall very nice evening😎

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GG
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We had a great dinner with friends. So many drink and food specials to choose from that everyone in our party was happy with their choices. Fun atmosphere! There was an acoustic band playing outside on the patio. Would definitely be back!!!

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DA
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Easy walk into town for us locals. Great casual dining. We sat outside with a large group. They had live music that night and greT sing a long sets. Perfect spot to gather for burgers, beer and fun. Nice salads and apps too

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l
Hawaii
16 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

2 1lb lobsters, with trimmings, $25,share with friends

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JG
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Old town Irish pub. Lively bar scene, great drinks and outdoor seating. My favorite place to hang out on the patio and listen to some amazing music especially on Thursdays. Yes Yes a fire pit too! dogs welcome outside. Tito's, Deep Eddy vodka and GF beer! Oh my what else could you ask for, but wait there is more.......just great food. Comfort food and yes food to stay on your diet too! I'm very impressed with one of the owners Chris, he is personable and in tune to all his customers needs. Yup I'm one of the gluten free members and guess what they really are very responsive to all allergies. We have been going here forever for burgers, salads you name it and they are always great. Love bars like this and we always meet really nice people. Make your reservation thru open table and if you want to sit outside request it in your reservation. They offer so many things for all ages. Gotta check this place out! So what are you waiting for?

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OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had Father’s Day dinner at McDonagh’s. We sat in the outside area that allowed us to bring our dog. The food was good and the meal was perfectly staged.

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JK
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Good local place, friendly staff, good food.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Everything was great! It was a little loud!

Food was selfish and waitress was awesome!

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OT
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Overall an excellent experience!

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JL
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We are a group of friends whose children do not live close so we formed the "Orphan Parents Society" and chose McDonagh's to have our gathering. We always enjoy the food at McDonagh's and we were not disappointed. It was a bit crowded but we managed and a bit noisey, however that is to be expected with the crowd of people. Thank you for a lovely day.

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OT
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

They have outdoor seating and is pet friendly.. Nachos and the Tacos were ok. Burgers were better. Would come back cause it’s a cool place to hang out with friends, enjoy some beer and watch any sports game.

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JP
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Out was okay.
My folks had the McDonagh Pub burger. They enjoyed it. I had chicken Murphy. Flavors were great, BUT, only had 6... Literally 6 chips, and NO onions... A couple of specks of onion that wills go in ANY dish for flavor... Odd.
Was going to try the butternut squash soup on special, but it was yellow and green... Thinking spaghetti squash and zucchini, so opted for the potato leek... No flavor, huge chunks of potato though.
Maybe I'll try a burger next time. Drinks were great!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Carlton, hands down, friendliest and best waiter in a long time - ask for his table!

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CW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great St Patty’s day event great crowd and fast service

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GG
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

I've been here several times (casual hang out & for St. Patty's Day) & have enjoyed it. My only "complaint" would be that charging $17 for a small plastic bowl of what's called a chicken pot pie, actually being chicken soup with a biscuit floating on top, is a bit excessive, even for the holiday. Otherwise, it's a fun place, good fun energy, nice location, nice staff, & easy to make reservations.

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A
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great time on St. Paddy's Day. Enjoyed the ambience, service was excellent (even on this very busy day). Menu was limited due to the holiday but food was very good. Will definitely go back and try again on a day when full menu is available.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

St Patrick’s Day

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RW
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Was seated within minutes of arriving. Food was delicious, service was great. Ambiance was warm and inviting.

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s
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

Fun place to go on wednesday nights for trivia with a bunch of friends.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

Very disappointed. They got several orders wrong and charged us for a beer we didn't get. They obviously took off the beer and wound up taking off one of the meals they had to remake (the remake wasn't good). A friend ordered a pricey steak and specifically asked about spices that might be on the steak. Server said those spices weren't on them, but didn't think to give him a head's up that there is a sauce that comes on the steak and perhaps he'd like it on the side (to the servers of the world...if a customer says they don't like garlic, they probably don't like much and you should tell them the steak is slathered in a chimichurro (sp?) sauce).

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OR
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The waiter was awesome, all the employees were sweet and seemed happy to be there which is not the "norm" so I appreciated that. It was a great experience, warm, inviting, and great burgers!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2017
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Dependable pub food and the giant pretzel is a must. Waiter Carlson was fantastic!!

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