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McDonagh's Pub

4.5
4.5
172 Reviews
$30 and under
American

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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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Irish, Continental

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Daily 11:30 am–5:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (732) 264-0999

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Catering

    McDonagh's Pub catering offers a wide range of menus that can be custom-made to suit your needs. Please call us with any questions you may have.

  • Private party facilities

    McDonagh's Pub is a fun, hip and friendly place that offers...GREAT FOOD, GREAT DRINK AND GREAT CUSTOMER SERVICE! We do a custom menu for each party to be sure to suit the requests of our customers. We host Holiday Parties, Christenings, Birthdays, Victory Parties, Engagements, Anniversaries, etc. If you would like more information in regards to letting McDonagh's Pub host your next function, please call us so we can answer any questions you may have.

  • Private party contact

    Ken Lawlor: (732) 264-0999 ext. 5

  • Neighborhood

    Keyport

  • Cross street

    Broad Street

  • Parking details

    Our private parking lot is located next to the pub for your convenience. Please drive to the back of the municipal parking lot to enter the lot.

  • Public transit

    Hazlet and Matawan Train stations are located within a few miles from the Pub. Also, there is a bus stop in front of the Pub on West Front Street.

  • Entertainment

    We offer amazing live music from Irish Folk to Rock and Roll on the weekends and cool acoustic tunes in the bar on the weeknights. Come out on Monday's for Bingo, Tuesdays for Karaoke night, and Wednesdays for Trivia!

  • Additional

    Bar Dining, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Menu

Appetizers

  • Lemon Thyme Littleneck Clams$12.95

    A Dozen Clams, Sautéed With Garlic, White Wine, Butter, Fresh Thyme And Lemon Zest, Served With Grilled Crostini

    • Giant 14 Oz. Bavarian Pretzel$11.95

      Served With Cheese, Beer Mustard, And Salted Caramel

      • Mango Habanero Tacos

        Served With Fresh Pico De Gallo, Grilled Pineapple And Mango Habanero Sauce

        • Grilled Chicken$8.95
        • Tempura Shrimp$9.95
      • Cod Tacos$8.95

        Two Soft Tortillas Filled With Our Amazing Battered Cod, Slaw, Chopped Tomato, Chopped Onions, And Cajun Mayo

        • Loaded Pub Nachos$12.95

          House Made Chili, Shredded Cheddar Jack, White Cheddar Cheese Sauce, Chopped Tomatoes, Onions, And Fresh Jalapenos. Served With Fresh Pico De Gallo And Sour Cream

          • Corned Beef Eggrolls$9.95

            Three House Made Egg Rolls Filled With Mashed Potatoes, Sauerkraut, A Blend of Cheeses, And Corned Beef. Served With a Side of Russian Dressing

            • Pub Sliders$7.95

              Grilled Burgers Topped With Cheddar Cheese, Bacon, Frizzled Onions And Sriracha Horseradish Aioli

              Flatbreads

              • Traditional$9.00

                Fresh Tomato Sauce, Shredded Mozzarella And Basil

                • Loaded Potato$10.00

                  Shredded Cheddar Jack Cheese, Mozzarella, Roasted Potatoes, Bacon, Scallions And Ranch Sour Cream

                  • Black And Blue$11.00

                    Grilled Petit Filet Tender, Shredded Mozzarella, Caramelized Onions, Blue Cheese Crumbles And Aged Balsamic

                    Soups & Salads

                    • Chef's Soup of The Day

                      • Cup$3.50
                      • Crock$4.50
                    • Potato Leek Soup

                      • Cup$3.50
                      • Crock$4.50
                    • French Onion Soup

                      • Crock$6.95
                    • Chili

                      Slow Cooked, Hearty Home-Style Chili, Topped With Melted Cheddar, Served With Tortilla Chips

                      • Crock$6.95
                    • Dublin Irish Stew

                      Slow Cooked Chunks of Beef, Mixed Vegetables And Potatoes in a Rich Gravy, Served With a Slice of Rye

                      • Crock$7.95
                    • Mini Shepherd's Pie$8.95

                      Slow-Cooked Ground Beef Stew Topped With Mashed Potatoes, Melted Irish Cheddar And Frizzled Onions

                      • Grilled Steakhouse Iceberg Wedge$14.95

                        Topped With Grilled Petit Filet Tender, Chopped Bacon, Tomatoes, Red Onions, Blue Cheese Crumble, And Dressing

                        • Caesar$8.95

                          Romaine Lettuce Tossed With Caesar Dressing, Parmesan Cheese And Croutons

                          • Mixed Green$8.95

                            Mixed Greens With Tomatoes, Carrots, Cucumbers And Croutons

                            • Cobb Salad$9.95

                              Mixed Greens, Tomatoes, Carrots, Cucumbers, Egg, Chopped Bacon And Crumbled Blue Cheese

                              Salad Add Ons

                              • Grilled or Cajun Chicken$5.95

                                • Grilled or Cajun Shrimp$6.95

                                  • Grilled Petit Filet Tender$6.95

                                    10 Oz. Burgers

                                    All Our Burgers Are Served With Your Choice of French Fries or McDonagh Chips. Substitute Sweet Potato Fries or Sautéed Vegetables For $1; Substitute a Side Salad or Onion Rings For $1.50

                                    • The McDonagh's Pub Burger$12.95

                                      Topped With Melted Irish Cheddar, Swiss Cheese, White Cheddar Cheese Sauce, Bacon And Frizzled Onions, Served on Texas Toast

                                      • Texas BBQ Burger$12.95

                                        10 Oz. Angus Burger Topped With Melted Cheddar Cheese, Applewood Bacon, Onion Rings, Fried Pickles And House Made Jameson BBQ Sauce, Served on Texas Toast

                                        • The Classic$11.95

                                          10 Oz. Angus Burger Topped With American Cheese, Bacon, Lettuce, Tomato, Onions, Pickles And Mayo, on a Brioche Roll

                                          • Jersey Burger$12.95

                                            10 Oz. Angus Burger Topped With Grilled Pork Roll And American Cheese, Served on Texas Toast

                                            • Irish Cork Burger$12.95

                                              10 Oz. Angus Burger Topped With Melted Swiss Cheese, Corned Beef Hash And a Crispy Fried Egg

                                              Sandwiches

                                              All Our Sandwiches Are Served With Your Choice of French Fries or McDonagh Chips. Substitute Sweet Potato Fries or Sautéed Vegetables For $1; Substitute a Side Salad or Onion Rings For $1.50

                                              • Smokey Chicken Sandwich$10.95

                                                Hickory Smoked Grilled Chicken Sandwich, Melted Aged Sharp Cheddar Cheese, Applewood Smoked Bacon, Frizzled Onions And Jameson BBQ Sauce on Texas Toast

                                                • Corned Beef Sandwich$11.95

                                                  10 Oz. of Our Corned Beef Served on Toasted Rye

                                                  • Veggie Burger$9.95

                                                    Grilled And Topped With Lettuce And Tomato

                                                    • Pub Grilled Cheese$10.95

                                                      Irish Cheddar, Bacon, Tomato, And Fried Mac And Cheese on Texas Toast, Served With a Cup of Potato Soup

                                                      • Portabella Burger$10.95

                                                        Grilled, Marinated Portabella, Roasted Red Pepper, Tomatoes, Mixed Greens, Mozzarella And Aged Balsamic on a Brioche Roll

                                                        • McDonagh's Steak And Cheese$13.95

                                                          Grilled Petit Filet Tender, Melted Mozzarella, Caramelized Onions And Sriracha Horseradish Aioli

                                                          • Reuben$12.95

                                                            10 Oz. of Our Tender, House Cooked Corned Beef, Sauerkraut, And Russian Dressing, Covered in Melted Swiss on Toasted Rye, And Served Open-Faced

                                                            Bar Snacks & Sides

                                                            • Pub Sliders$7.95

                                                              Lettuce, Tomato, And Bacon With Chipotle Aioli

                                                              • Loaded Tots$6.95

                                                                Served With White Cheddar Cheese Sauce And Crumbled Bacon

                                                                • Fried Pickles$8.95

                                                                  Homemade Pickle Chips Served With a Side of Horseradish Mayo

                                                                  • Beer-Battered Onion Rings$6.95

                                                                    Served With Cajun Mayo

                                                                    • Mozzarella Sticks$8.95

                                                                      Served With Marinara

                                                                      • McDonagh Chips$4.95

                                                                        Crispy Chips Seasoned in Our Blend of Spices, Served With Cajun Mayo

                                                                        • Sweet Potato Fries$4.95

                                                                          Dusted With Cinnamon Sugar

                                                                          Wings

                                                                          Grilled (Gluten Free) or Fried Bone In (8) or Boneless (5) $9.95

                                                                          • Mango Habanero

                                                                            • Cajun

                                                                              • Parm Garlic

                                                                                • K-Dog

                                                                                  • Jameson BBQ

                                                                                    • Buffalo

                                                                                      • Sweet Chili

                                                                                        Dinner Entrees

                                                                                        All Entrées Come With Choice Of House Salad, Caesar Salad, Cup of Potato Leek Soup, or Cup of Soup of The Day. Crock of Irish Stew $3.95, Crock of French Onion Soup $3.95

                                                                                        • Corned Beef And Cabbage$17.95

                                                                                          Our House Cooked Corned Beef, Served With Cabbage, Red Bliss Potatoes And Steamed Vegetables

                                                                                          • Shannonbridge Pie$16.95

                                                                                            Baked Buttery Mashed Potatoes, Chopped Corned Beef, Russian Dressing And Melted Swiss Cheese

                                                                                            • Chicken Murphy$18.95

                                                                                              Steel Pan Seared Chicken Breast, Served With Sauteed Bell Peppers And Onions in a Lemon Butter Sauce, Topped With Fresh McDonagh Chips And Herbs

                                                                                              • McDonagh's Original Fish And Chips$16.95

                                                                                                Battered Fresh Cod Served With French Fries, Coleslaw And Tartar Sauce

                                                                                                • N.Y. Strip Pub Steak$22.95

                                                                                                  Grilled 12 Oz N.Y. Strip, Served With Roasted Garden Vegetables, Roasted Potatoes And Fresh Chimichurri

                                                                                                  Coffee And Desserts

                                                                                                  • Bailey's Irish Napoleon$7.95

                                                                                                    A Double Chocolate Brownie With Bailey's Cream Pudding, Whipped Cream, And Chocolate Sauce

                                                                                                    • Irish Trifle$5.95

                                                                                                      Made Fresh To Order, Layers of Pound Cake, Vanilla Custard, Strawberries, Blueberries And Whipped Cream

                                                                                                      • Double Chocolate Brownie Sundae$7.95

                                                                                                        Warm Homemade Ghirardelli Chocolate Chip Brownie Topped With Vanilla Ice Cream, Chocolate Sauce, Caramel And Whipped Cream

                                                                                                        • Dessert of the Day

                                                                                                          Ask Your Server For More Details

                                                                                                          • Irish Coffee

                                                                                                            The Irishman Whiskey And Fresh Brewed New England Coffee Topped With Whipped Cream And Green Crème De Menthe

                                                                                                            • Nutty Irishman

                                                                                                              Bailey's Irish Cream, Frangelico, Coffee And Whipped Cream

                                                                                                              • Hot Toddy

                                                                                                                The Irishman Whiskey, Honey, Lemon And Tea

                                                                                                                • Cappuccino

                                                                                                                  • Espresso

                                                                                                                    Regular or Decaf

                                                                                                                    • Double Espresso

                                                                                                                      Regular or Decaf

                                                                                                                      • Coffee

                                                                                                                        Our Own House Blend

                                                                                                                        • Hot Tea

                                                                                                                          McDonagh's Children's Menu

                                                                                                                          We Do Not Put Pickles, Green Stuff or Anything Else on The Kid's Plate. However, You Can Add a Garden Salad to Any Kid's Meal For $1

                                                                                                                            Entrees

                                                                                                                            Includes Meal & Apple Juice, Milk or Soda

                                                                                                                            • Kraft Mac & Cheese$5.75

                                                                                                                              • Cheeseburger & Fries$5.75

                                                                                                                                • Chicken Fingers & Fries$5.75

                                                                                                                                  • Grilled Cheese Sandwich & Fries$5.75

                                                                                                                                    • Cheese Pizza$5.75

                                                                                                                                      Yummy Stuff

                                                                                                                                      • Root Beer Float$3.50

                                                                                                                                        • Shirley Temple$3.50

                                                                                                                                          • Kids Sundae$3.50

                                                                                                                                            • Scoop of Ice Cream

                                                                                                                                              Choice of Vanilla or Chocolate

                                                                                                                                              Last updated: February 1, 2022

                                                                                                                                              What 172 people are saying

                                                                                                                                              Overall ratings and reviews

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                                                                                                                                              • 4.3Service
                                                                                                                                              • 4.4Ambience
                                                                                                                                              • 4.4Value

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                                                                                                                                                Great service from Michael, our waiter, everything was great!

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                                                                                                                                                GaryN

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                                                                                                                                                Dined on March 22, 2022

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                                                                                                                                                Great service and Sam was great. Good food and Guinness

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                                                                                                                                                Dined on February 26, 2022

                                                                                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                A lot of fun, and the band was a big plus. They were awesome.

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                                                                                                                                                ROBERTG

                                                                                                                                                New York Area

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                                                                                                                                                Dined on February 19, 2022

                                                                                                                                                overall4food5service3ambience4

                                                                                                                                                The restaurant was fairly busy. We ordered drinks and a few apps. Got the drinks and waited about 20 -25 minutes and still no food. The waiter came over apologizing saying they gave our food to another table. Took probably another 10-15 min for the food…. Which was great by the way. In fairness to the waiter he was very apologetic and we know it’s tough getting help to fill all openings these days.

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                                                                                                                                                craige

                                                                                                                                                New York Area

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                                                                                                                                                Dined on February 12, 2022

                                                                                                                                                overall4food3service5ambience3

                                                                                                                                                The service and food were good but a little expensive for 4 people for lunch with no alcohol ordered

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                                                                                                                                                Spa4

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                                                                                                                                                6 reviews

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                                                                                                                                                5.0

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                                                                                                                                                Dined on February 7, 2022

                                                                                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                Atmosphere and food were delicious. Everyone was very friendly

                                                                                                                                              7. LK

                                                                                                                                                LynnK

                                                                                                                                                New York Area

                                                                                                                                                3 reviews

                                                                                                                                                5.0

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                                                                                                                                                Dined on March 1, 2020

                                                                                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                The create your own waffle station was amazing, would definitely go back for another!

                                                                                                                                              8. OT

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                                                                                                                                                Dined on February 23, 2020

                                                                                                                                                overall2food4service1ambience3

                                                                                                                                                The waitress was not attentive at all. She brought one of our parties food at the end when everybody else was finished. Totally inattentive, it was odd actually.

                                                                                                                                              9. JM

                                                                                                                                                JohnM

                                                                                                                                                New York Area

                                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                                5.0

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                                                                                                                                                Dined on February 15, 2020

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                                                                                                                                                We had such a good time, we stayed and listened to the band after dinner. It was a great evening and we will definitely be back !!!!

                                                                                                                                              10. SC

                                                                                                                                                StephanieC

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                                                                                                                                                Dined on January 22, 2020

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                                                                                                                                                This place was awesome!! Went to celebrate my sisters birthday. It was my family’s first time and it could not have been better. The service was excellent and the food was insanely great. We will defiantly be back!!

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                                                                                                                                                StoutsInPA

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                                                                                                                                                2.0

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                                                                                                                                                Dined on January 8, 2020

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                                                                                                                                                Visited for my wife’s 50th birthday dinner with her family. When I called to confirm the reservation three days before I was told that they were closing early that evening but it would not be a problem. 45 minutes before our reservation they contacted me and asked if we could come in earlier but everyone was already in route. Once we got to the restaurant they rushed us through our meal and were upset when we asked for coffee and desert to celebrate. The manager tried to make things right when he realized what was happening but the owner had come in and turned on the house lights and turned off the TV’s before we had even ordered desert. His actions made it clear that we should get out. We quickly finished up and left about 40 minutes before I was originally told the restaurant was closing that even.

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                                                                                                                                                New York Area

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                                                                                                                                                Dined on December 31, 2019

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                                                                                                                                                We were there for Irish New Year and you guys did not disappoint! Food was delish, atmosphere was perfect and our waiter was spot on. Thank you..

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                                                                                                                                                LynneS

                                                                                                                                                Atlantic City

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                                                                                                                                                5.0

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                                                                                                                                                Dined on December 29, 2019

                                                                                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                Noise level was great, all sports on TV, but not blasting sound.

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                                                                                                                                                Dined on December 8, 2019

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                                                                                                                                                food was very good but very loud and service is very slow and inattentive. They brought us our dessert and we still had most of our dinner dishes on our table.

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                                                                                                                                                MaryM

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                                                                                                                                                Dined on November 8, 2019

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                                                                                                                                                BUT- depends on the occasion. Large family group, seated at long table. Food was good for a pub/bar, eclectic menu that satisfied all age groups. The "music act" that started around 5 pm was overwhelmingly loud (no further conversation possible). Probably better for a lunch, than an early family dinner.

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                                                                                                                                                LAURAB

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                                                                                                                                                Dined on September 23, 2019

                                                                                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                Monday night Burgers and Bingo was a lot of fun. Half priced delicious burgers and free silly bingo games with some nice prizes. Ten of us were there and had a lot of laughs.

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                                                                                                                                                Eater

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                                                                                                                                                5.0

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                                                                                                                                                Dined on September 21, 2019

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                                                                                                                                                Incredible corned beef Rueben sandwich

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                                                                                                                                                Rooster

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                                                                                                                                                Dined on September 18, 2019

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                                                                                                                                                Great food with very large portions. Excellent service too. They had a trivia night going on that night, great fun

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                                                                                                                                                TessieT

                                                                                                                                                New York Area

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                                                                                                                                                5.0

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                                                                                                                                                Dined on August 30, 2019

                                                                                                                                                overall5food4service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                McDonough's was a delight. The weather was warm, so I sat on their quaint patio. I was there on a Fri and took advantage of their $5.99 weekday lunch. The $5.99 menu had LOTS of options. I understand they have live music many evenings as well. Definitely worth checking out.

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                                                                                                                                                AlArbour

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                                                                                                                                                Dined on August 19, 2019

                                                                                                                                                overall4food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                Very good food, good service, great atmosphere. Arrived on a Monday night and found out it was Bingo night. Not great if you just want to sit and talk to your friend. Otherwise all good.

                                                                                                                                              21. DP

                                                                                                                                                DawnP

                                                                                                                                                New York Area

                                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                                3.0

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                                                                                                                                                Dined on August 17, 2019

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                                                                                                                                                Food really tasty but the service was quite poor. Took nearly an hour to get our entrees and server was MIA most of that time.

                                                                                                                                              22. KR

                                                                                                                                                KeyportResident

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                                                                                                                                                2.0

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                                                                                                                                                Dined on August 10, 2019

                                                                                                                                                overall2food2service1ambience4

                                                                                                                                                I’ll be honest. I’ve come here for years and the last 3 times the service has been really bad. I made a reservation most recently and still had to track down a waiter when sitting outside. The atmosphere is great but, I’m going to stop suggesting going there with family and friends due to the service. Food is pretty good but most recently they were out of bud light on draft and corned beef for a Reuben Sandwich. That shouldn’t happen early on a Saturday night.

                                                                                                                                              23. PW

                                                                                                                                                PattyW

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                                                                                                                                                4.0

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                                                                                                                                                Dined on July 29, 2019

                                                                                                                                                overall4food5service4ambience4

                                                                                                                                                Everything was good. Sorry to see they no longer use the cards for free lunch.

                                                                                                                                              24. OT

                                                                                                                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                                Dined on July 26, 2019

                                                                                                                                                overall5food4service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                Love McDonagh’s, Love Keyport❤️

                                                                                                                                              25. KH

                                                                                                                                                KevinH

                                                                                                                                                New York Area

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                                                                                                                                                3.0

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                                                                                                                                                Dined on July 23, 2019

                                                                                                                                                overall3food3service4ambience4

                                                                                                                                                It was okay- I wouldn't say great and I would say not so good, but with so many places to choose from in Monmouth County, we probably won't go back. My wife and I thought we would try something different, but it won't wind up on our "go to" list.

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                                                                                                                                                Zhansi

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                                                                                                                                                4.0

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                                                                                                                                                Dined on July 17, 2019

                                                                                                                                                overall4food5service5ambience4

                                                                                                                                                Great service. Victoria was delightful and attended our table fabulously. We had a little bday celebration and team marveled us by making it extra special.

                                                                                                                                              27. S

                                                                                                                                                Shannon

                                                                                                                                                New York Area

                                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                                Dined on July 12, 2019

                                                                                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                One of my favorite places! Great food and wonderful outside seating area!

                                                                                                                                              28. OT

                                                                                                                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                New York Area

                                                                                                                                                2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                4.0

                                                                                                                                                2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                Dined on June 29, 2019

                                                                                                                                                overall4food3service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                Used to be better. Seems like they’ve went for cheaper ingredients in their traditional menu items, such as Reuben egg rolls and shepherds pie.

                                                                                                                                              29. N

                                                                                                                                                steveNhelen

                                                                                                                                                New York Area

                                                                                                                                                120 reviews

                                                                                                                                                vip
                                                                                                                                                4.0

                                                                                                                                                120 reviews

                                                                                                                                                Dined on June 23, 2019

                                                                                                                                                overall4food4service4ambience3

                                                                                                                                                Good burgers.

                                                                                                                                              30. N

                                                                                                                                                steveNhelen

                                                                                                                                                New York Area

                                                                                                                                                120 reviews

                                                                                                                                                vip
                                                                                                                                                4.0

                                                                                                                                                120 reviews

                                                                                                                                                Dined on June 20, 2019

                                                                                                                                                overall4food4service3ambience3

                                                                                                                                                It’s okay...this place is hit or miss.

                                                                                                                                              31. MM

                                                                                                                                                MayM

                                                                                                                                                New York Area

                                                                                                                                                3 reviews

                                                                                                                                                4.0

                                                                                                                                                3 reviews

                                                                                                                                                Dined on June 16, 2019

                                                                                                                                                overall4food5service4ambience4

                                                                                                                                                Great neighborhood place. Live music, singer was great. Excellent food. Attentive service. Inside was a little warm, ventilation could be better. Food and service made up for it. Enjoyed outside seating at another visit. The burgers were delicious. Side of black and tan onion rings were a nice treat! Loved the fish and chips. Will visit again

                                                                                                                                              32. NB

                                                                                                                                                NeverlandBondMatt

                                                                                                                                                New York Area

                                                                                                                                                49 reviews

                                                                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                                                                49 reviews

                                                                                                                                                Dined on June 16, 2019

                                                                                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                                                                                                Father’s day dinner with my parents and our puppy. We come here every few weeks since they are dog friendly. The food, service and overall experience are great.

                                                                                                                                              33. NB

                                                                                                                                                NeverlandBondMatt

                                                                                                                                                New York Area

                                                                                                                                                49 reviews

                                                                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                                                                49 reviews

                                                                                                                                                Dined on June 2, 2019

                                                                                                                                                overall5food5service4ambience4

                                                                                                                                                This has become my family’s go to restaurant. The food is good and the outdoor area is nice and big. We love that this place is dog-friendly (outside area) which allows us to bring our puppy to dinner with us. That alone makes it a great place!! Everything here is great, you won’t be disappointed.

                                                                                                                                              34. N

                                                                                                                                                steveNhelen

                                                                                                                                                New York Area

                                                                                                                                                120 reviews

                                                                                                                                                vip
                                                                                                                                                4.0

                                                                                                                                                120 reviews

                                                                                                                                                Dined on May 27, 2019

                                                                                                                                                overall4food4service4ambience3

                                                                                                                                                Prime rib steak sandwich was ok...but not enough meat. The McDonough Burger was delish. 420 Sweetwater Beers were pricey but really good. Guinness is always excellent.

                                                                                                                                              35. N

                                                                                                                                                steveNhelen

                                                                                                                                                New York Area

                                                                                                                                                120 reviews

                                                                                                                                                vip
                                                                                                                                                4.0

                                                                                                                                                120 reviews

                                                                                                                                                Dined on May 22, 2019

                                                                                                                                                overall4food4service5ambience4

                                                                                                                                                Slider apps were great and the wings were ok. The salmon was crisp and delicious over salad. They didn’t have beets but they doubled up on roasted butternut squash which was superb. The 420 Sweetwater beer was delicious and the Guinness is always fresh & excellent.

                                                                                                                                              36. OT

                                                                                                                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                Baltimore

                                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                                Dined on May 20, 2019

                                                                                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                The salmon was superb!

                                                                                                                                              37. A

                                                                                                                                                Axpbillie

                                                                                                                                                New York Area

                                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                                Dined on May 18, 2019

                                                                                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                We sat in a Nice outside area. animal and kid friendly (in that order). Very good food. Had the pretzel it was so good. And the burger I had was cooked right and twisted good. Zero to complain about.

                                                                                                                                              38. KH

                                                                                                                                                KatieH

                                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                                3.0

                                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                                Dined on May 11, 2019

                                                                                                                                                overall3food2service3ambience3

                                                                                                                                                2nd time I have been here, where we waited over an hour for food. And they messed up our order.

                                                                                                                                              39. OT

                                                                                                                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                Philadelphia

                                                                                                                                                3 reviews

                                                                                                                                                2.0

                                                                                                                                                3 reviews

                                                                                                                                                Dined on May 4, 2019

                                                                                                                                                overall2food3service1ambience3

                                                                                                                                                Nachos were good. Burgers excellent. Cajun salmon surprisingly tasty. outside patio has a pretty cool vibe. On the down side, Reuben was cold and dry, service has been slow with excessive wait times for food. Be mindful of high up charges for side dish changes which are not listed on the menu.

                                                                                                                                              40. LP

                                                                                                                                                LisaP

                                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                                2.0

                                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                                Dined on April 7, 2019

                                                                                                                                                overall2food2service2ambience2

                                                                                                                                                Very loud. Service was slow. Food was average. Our server was very pleasant. Very apologetic about the delay and it wasn’t busy.

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                                                                                                                                              Google Map for McDonagh's Pub

                                                                                                                                              2 West Front Street Keyport, NJ 07735

                                                                                                                                              Additional information

                                                                                                                                              • Cross street

                                                                                                                                                Broad Street

                                                                                                                                              • Neighborhood

                                                                                                                                                Keyport

                                                                                                                                              • Hours of operation

                                                                                                                                                Lunch Daily 11:30 am–5:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

                                                                                                                                              • Cuisines

                                                                                                                                                American, Irish, Continental

                                                                                                                                              • Dining style

                                                                                                                                                Casual Dining

                                                                                                                                              • Dress code

                                                                                                                                                Casual Dress

                                                                                                                                              • Parking details

                                                                                                                                                Our private parking lot is located next to the pub for your convenience. Please drive to the back of the municipal parking lot to enter the lot.

                                                                                                                                              • Public transit

                                                                                                                                                Hazlet and Matawan Train stations are located within a few miles from the Pub. Also, there is a bus stop in front of the Pub on West Front Street.

                                                                                                                                              • Payment options

                                                                                                                                                AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

                                                                                                                                              • Entertainment

                                                                                                                                                We offer amazing live music from Irish Folk to Rock and Roll on the weekends and cool acoustic tunes in the bar on the weeknights. Come out on Monday's for Bingo, Tuesdays for Karaoke night, and Wednesdays for Trivia!

                                                                                                                                              • Additional

                                                                                                                                                Bar Dining, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

                                                                                                                                              • Phone number

                                                                                                                                                (732) 264-0999

                                                                                                                                              • Catering

                                                                                                                                                McDonagh's Pub catering offers a wide range of menus that can be custom-made to suit your needs. Please call us with any questions you may have.

                                                                                                                                              • Private party facilities

                                                                                                                                                McDonagh's Pub is a fun, hip and friendly place that offers...GREAT FOOD, GREAT DRINK AND GREAT CUSTOMER SERVICE! We do a custom menu for each party to be sure to suit the requests of our customers. We host Holiday Parties, Christenings, Birthdays, Victory Parties, Engagements, Anniversaries, etc. If you would like more information in regards to letting McDonagh's Pub host your next function, please call us so we can answer any questions you may have.

                                                                                                                                              • Private party contact

                                                                                                                                                Ken Lawlor: (732) 264-0999 ext. 5

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