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Date
Thu, 4/26
Time
11:30 PM

Molly Maguire's Irish Pub and Restaurant

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58 reviews
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$30 and under
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Irish
Perfect For:
  • Good for Groups
  • Great for Lunch
  • Neighborhood Gem
Molly Maguire's Irish Pub and Restaurant opened it's doors in March 2002 and quickly became Union County's favorite spot for great Irish Fare, steaks, chops and a great specials menu. Molly's is also known for the best hamburger in Union County, come on in and create your own. With a beautifully designed bar and the warmth and charm of a true Irish Pub, with two fire places, old world reclaimed timber, stone archways and furnishings from the Emerald Island, come and relax with old friends or share a pint with a couple of new friends. On weekends come on downstairs to "Croke Park" the sports pub at Molly's, with 10 flat screen HD televisions (some in their own booths) and a family friendly menu we offer something for everyone.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Irish, Comfort Food, Gastro Pub
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Hours of operation
Brunch: Sunday: 11:00am - 3:00pm;

Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 3:00pm;

Dinner: Sunday - Tuesday: 3:00pm - 10:00pm,

Wednesday - Saturday: 3:00pm - 11:00pm,
Bar 2am daily
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Phone number
(732) 388-6511
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Catering
Molly's offers catering in Croke Park for parties up to 75 people. We also use our main dinning room on the first floor for weekend afternoon parties. Pricing starts at $22.99 per person and packages are available including beer, wine and cocktails. We also offer trays of food for your party needs at home.
Sunday Brunch Parties start at $16.99
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Raritan Rd.
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Parking details
Molly's has parking for over 100 cars with additional parking in nearby lots shared by other business.
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Entertainment
Upstairs at Molly"s Wednesday is Karaoke, Thursdays' acoustic music, Saturday live bands
Downstairs in Croke Park, The Sports Pub at Molly's on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights, we have house DJ's playing the best mix of today's music.
On Sunday's enjoy all the NFL sports action In Croke Park with 10 HD flat screen televisions and food and drink specials
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Dancing, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access
What 58 People Are Saying
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4.0based on all time ratings
4.0
food
4.1
service
3.8
ambience
4.0
value
Noise · Moderate
94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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3.0Dined on November 9, 2017

We were a group of seven including three children. Everyone enjoyed their food but my potato croquets came out stone cold.
Had to ask for “kids eat free” adjustment on our check.

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4.0Dined on September 12, 2017

Good wholesome food at a very reasonable price. Service was fine, waitress and all other service personnel kept eye on us and made sure we were well taken care of.

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4.0Dined on August 11, 2017

Enjoyed the chicken Samantha with potato croquettes. Spouse had $15 dinner special including potato leak soup, fish and chips and key lime pie. Portions were good and food was tasty. Friendly service.

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4.0Dined on July 9, 2017

Chose Molly's for Sunday afternoon lunch with friends from out of town. This restaurant is right off GSP Exit 135 so was convenient for them to meet me on their way home. Casual and nice atmosphere. Food was ok, great burgers.

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5.0Dined on June 11, 2017

Charming Irish pub with attentive staff and great food. Sunday prime rib special was delicious as was Irish soda bread pudding.

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5.0Dined on May 14, 2017

Excellent choice of menu items. Excellent service. Food was prepared and presented excellently. Server was very attentive to our needs. Pricing was very good . Portions were very good.

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5.0Dined on May 3, 2017

My wife and I tried the Sunset Specials. It was a Wednesday so restaurant wasn't very crowded. Everything was good, no disappointments.

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2.0Dined on April 22, 2017

Very Average, just another place.
Nothing noticeable about the menu or decor.

Service was good.

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4.0Dined on April 2, 2017

Brunch lasted about 4 hours- it was a buffet, which includes an omelet and is very well priced. We could have been out of there much sooner, but waited and waited and waited 1.5 hours to be exact for our check, before flagging down another waiter. We would definitely go back though.

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2.0Dined on April 1, 2017

Too noisy...will not go back if going with friends. Very difficult talking to others because of the noise. I believe there was a live band in the bar area which affected the dining room. Rack of lamb was very good but very small. Left the restaurant hungry. That's not good.

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2017

Went for corned beef, the portions were large and the food was delicious. Definitely would recommend to friends.

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4.0Dined on March 13, 2017

Good Guiness. Excellent irish soda bread pudding. Good burger. Disappointing corn beef and cabbage.

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2.0Dined on February 25, 2017

A friend of ours was in the band Saturday 2/25 so we went for dinner and to listen to the band.
Dining room lighting was bright, food chicken pot pie OK, chicken cesar salad- OK. Soda bread was really cold inside. Waiter, well waiter was in short supply.

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5.0Dined on February 23, 2017

Our waiter Steve was great and friendly!! Hostess was very nice too!! We all enjoyed our meals!! Look forward to going back soon!!! 😊

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4.0Dined on October 22, 2016

Our party enjoyed a good meal and the service was very good. The atmosphere was very friendly a night well spent.

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1.0Dined on October 8, 2016

Sorry.... The service was average and the food tasteless and boring. The restaurant smells of mildew and water damage. Ladies Room was messy and untidy. The place is a dive. We will not be back.

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5.0Dined on July 29, 2016

Had dinner here after the second round of the PGA golf tournament. Selected it due to its proximity to the parking facility and promising menu. We were not disappointed! The food and service were excellent and we enjoyed the ambience. A great way for friends to top off a fun day!

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3.0Dined on June 12, 2016

The service was attentive and friendly, but the kitchen was SLOW. Very slow. This was a problem because some of our party had the brunch buffet and some ordered from the kitchen. So those people were sitting there not eating. For a long time. Other than that - I would go back again and recommend it. But the kitchen has to be a little quicker.

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5.0Dined on June 5, 2016

Everything was perfect! Sunday night we enjoyed the prime rib special and we raved about the nice portions cooked to perfection. The servers help each other to be sure that your pint is always filled. Manager even checked on us with a smile. Great selection of whiskey and beer. Prices are very reasonable! Authentic Irish feel and atmosphere. We will be back!!

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2.0Dined on May 8, 2016

Come here for the drinks, not the food. Ordered a corned beef sandwich and the entire thing was full of fat. I pretty much took all of the corned beef off and just ate the bread. Told the waiter which he apologized and said he would let the chef know and would take off of our bill. He did forget to take it off the bill, once we reminded him he removed it. wings are really good here though!

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3.0Dined on March 27, 2016

We came for the Easter brunch on Sun, at 11:45. Some of the foods were cold (bacon, French toast, pancakes, scrambled eggs), although the potatoes, pasta and chicken were hot. The starting price was good ($12.99 pp), but then we paid extra for every other item. I understand alcoholic beverages, but it was disappointing to pay for coffee, tea, juice and soda.
Many brunches have pitchers of juice available at the buffet or it would have been nice if at least the refills were free! I also don't agree with an 18% gratuity automatically added on a serve yourself meal. It cost $30 for someone to serve us drinks! So the $12.99 pp quickly became more like $20 pp.

We also waited over 15 minutes for the check. This is the second time coming for the Easter Brunch. Would I come again ? Probably not.

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4.0Dined on January 22, 2016

From being greeted to served the staff was attentive and efficient. We had a beautiful table right next to the fireplace on a cold night. The wait staff and servers gave us plenty of time to order and the food came out of the kitchen quickly. The restaurant had a English pub ambiance that was warm and interesting. Near the end of the meal, a couple of tables got loud with kids. That was the only down side. I would definitely go back.

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4.0Dined on December 5, 2015

Great lunch option for out group o 6 coming from various parts of NJ

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4.0Dined on November 14, 2015

I have been to Molly Maguire's many times before. Went with my wife and another couple. I've had the Roasted Rack of Lamb several times, decided to try an Irish Mist Steak for a change. The sauce was very good, steak was a bit overcooked (asked for medium rare, it was just a bit past medium), but still tender. My friend had the lamb, and he wasn't disappointed. Potato Leek and French Onion soups were very good. My wife enjoyed the Salmon Rockefeller. It was a Saturday night, and the restaurant was packed. Good thing I had made a reservation.

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5.0Dined on October 17, 2015

You can enjoy tasty pub food in a neighborhood setting at Molly Maguires . The servers are always friendly (Tara) and accommodating .
Our food was served promptly and hot. Try the potato croquettes with your entree instead of mashed or baked for a nice change.
The early bird specials offer a good variety for those who like to eat early.
We would suggest reservations for a Saturday night.

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5.0Dined on July 18, 2015

I used to lunch at Molly's frequently when I worked in the vicinity. Now, I plan monthly dinners for our social group to include different places others have not been to and to accommodate the difference in food preferences. Molly's fit the criteria perfectly. Our party of 10 had enough room and was served in a quick, friendly and efficient manner. We were in the bar area, so the guys were able to see portions of the "game" on TV. My crab cake appetizer and custom Molly Burger was better than expected. Everyone enjoyed our visit! Thanks!

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4.0Dined on May 20, 2015

Always live it here.

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4.0Dined on May 16, 2015

We each had the small Cesar salad- fresh tasting! I had the crab stuffed shrimp with the potato croquettes- shrimp weren't jumbo but cooked well. The potato croquettes were a good recondition by our server- Tara- she was very helpful with suggestions. My husband went wild over the rack of lamb. He was VERY surprised expecting something average but found the lamb to be "cooked perfectly, tender, sweet, devoid of any gaminess". We came on a night with a very popular band so we stayed to enjoy the music. Overall a good experience with an older (40's) bar crowd.

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4.0Dined on May 10, 2015

We went to brunch on Mother's Day. We were seated immediately at a comfortable table. While the restaurant was busy, our waitress came over to us immediately to take our drink order. She explained how the brunch was run and we headed to got some food. Brunch was standard brunch fair. The food quality was fine as expected and there was plenty waiting for us. The service was outstanding. Our waitress was very nice and accomodated our needs (we have an autistic child with very specific food requirements). I would definately recommend going to Molly Mcguire's.

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4.0Dined on May 2, 2015

The food is consistently delicious. The Irish soda bread is the best. The service is always friendly and efficient.. The value and portions are both generous.

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4.0Dined on March 28, 2015

The food was very hearty and full of flavor. Portions were generous. The entrees were hot when served. Our server was very friendly and attentive.

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3.0Dined on January 31, 2015

The burgers as well as the Irish Speciality dishes are excellent. Keep to what they know best and you will be a happy customer. The fireplace created a nice warmth and the vibrant dining room made for an excellent evening.

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4.0Dined on January 31, 2015

The service was very good. The food was prepared as we ordered it.

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3.0Dined on December 17, 2014

Have been to Molly's quite a few times; lunch was good and noise level is always reasonable so you can talk and hear

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5.0Dined on August 8, 2014

My husband and I had the hamburgers for lunch and they were excellent. Our waiter was very nice and pleasant. Would definitely go back.

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4.0Dined on August 2, 2014

We (2 couples) went here for dinner because we had a Living Social voucher. The food was very good, the staff attentive, but not overly so. We had a great experience @ Molly Maguire's & would definitely go back.

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3.0Dined on July 27, 2014

was good for my two children as it wasn't too crowded or noisy on a Sunday late morning

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4.0Dined on July 19, 2014

Celebrated my Mom's bachelorette party and started with dinner here. They were very accommodating and from what I remember the food was delicious! I will definitely return when I am in the area.

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5.0Dined on April 23, 2014

OUR SERVER WAS SO GOOD...SUGGESTED THINGS WE'D MISSED....FOOD WAS SERVED IN A PROPER MANNER....

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4.0Dined on March 16, 2014

All the staff members we had contact with were nice and attentive. There was a minor wait for a table, but much shorter than expected for St Patrick's Day weekend. The food was pretty good and the Irish beer was flowing!

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