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For 2
Date
Fri, 2/23
Time
10:00 PM

McDonagh's Pub

4.3
101 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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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!
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
American, Irish, Continental
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Hours of operation
Lunch and Dinner: Daily: 11:30am - Midnight
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Phone number
(732) 264-0999
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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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.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Broad Street
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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.
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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.
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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 dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 101 People Are Saying
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4.3  based on recent ratings
4.2
food
4.5
service
4.3
ambience
4.3
value
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86% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipsuzie (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 24, 2018

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

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
2.0  Dined on January 12, 2018

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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vipOverRated (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 7, 2018

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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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

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

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JC123 (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on December 29, 2017

They accommodated our original group of 15 to 26 with no issues. Everyone was pleased!

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OpenTable Diner (New Orleans)
5.0  Dined on November 15, 2017

A few friends and I always get together at McDonoughs for Wednesday night Trivia with Gentleman Jim. We absolutely love it. The food was perfect - which was nice because it can sometimes be inconsistent.

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vipItalianprincessa (New York Area)
2.0  Dined on October 27, 2017

The place is really cool. The service was great, but the food awful.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on October 14, 2017

Food and service was good. Outside area is one of the best. Only complaint is that the smoking area is too close to the seating area outside. Also, people began smoking at their tables outside too.

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vipsteveNhelen (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on August 29, 2017

The crock of soup should not cost more than the cup of soup since they're the same size! Ordered a cobb salad with cajun chicken but only received the salad, no chicken. Finally asked for the chicken and received a couple of tiny pieces of grilled chicken, not cajun. Not worth the $6 extra for 'chicken'. The bacon bits in the salad seemed like imitation bits. Usually happy with McDonough's but not tonight. The prime rib was good but the side of squash and zucchini was hard and undercooked. The waitress was friendly so we still gave a 20% tip.

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Steffff (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on August 6, 2017

Outdoor space is really nice. Food was okay , regular bar food... nothing special but not terrible. Would go back again

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vipsteveNhelen (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on August 4, 2017

The food and service were very good. Great lobster sandwich, steak frites and fries. Our server was new, (I think so anyway because we never saw him there before) and he did an OUTSTANDING job. He was very attentive and friendly.

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vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on July 25, 2017

They were out of a few menu items but the food we did have was very good and the wait staff was super friendly.

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vipBrandyAlexander (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on July 1, 2017

In the area for a soccer game. Convenient location pleasant server good food, except the potato leek soup was a disappointment: too cold and to watery

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vipKevinNJ1981 (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on June 28, 2017

Good overall despite a few setbacks. Still gonna go back regardless.

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carriea (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on June 17, 2017

Love it has good food people are nice noisy a little my son likes their chicken fingers

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NancyZ (Jacksonville)
4.0  Dined on June 15, 2017

Great $5 lunch specials! Nice outdoor patio area to enjoy when the weather is nice.

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NJtaste (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on June 1, 2017

Friendly, Comfort food, fun and energetic atmosphere.

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SueK (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on May 27, 2017

Good pub food! Love the new outdoor patio dining....Good food for price!

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vipsteveNhelen (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on May 26, 2017

Great service, food and beer as always. Live entertainment is also excellent. Acoustics are NOT great...they need to pad the walls.

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OpenTable Diner (Atlantic City)
4.0  Dined on May 14, 2017

they had a great mothers day brunch food was good service could be better to many young inexperiance servers

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