McCleary's Public House

4.5
224 Reviews
$30 and under
Pub
An authentic Irish pub experience in Marietta, Pennsylvania, McCleary�s Public House offers historical and exciting menu items served with passion to all visiting guests. On the menu at McCleary�s Public House, you�ll find such items as seared rack of lamb, fish and chips, bangers and mash, crab cakes and pan seared salmon.

At the bar at McCleary�s Public House, enjoy a delectable array of beer, wine and spirits to be shared with friends. Over 70 varieties of beer are available, including bottled and imported brews to pair with any meal. For a sweeter taste, choose from a humble list of red and white wines or indulge in a homemade cocktail martini.

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 224 people are saying
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MikeJ
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We were seated promptly at our reservation time, were waited on almost immediately by a friendly waitress, were served what we ordered in a reasonable amount of time, and the prices were very fair for what we ordered. this is not "fine" dining, but everything about it clicked. What's not to like?

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JimS
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The portion for the chicken pot pie was very small and the portion for the tips was small. The ease of making reservations was great.We enjoy eating out there in the patio area. Most times we are very pleased with the food and service.

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empen
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience3

My Pub Steak was delicious and done medium well, just as I asked, and the fries were awesome. My husband enjoyed the fish and chips - especially the fries!

It was a beautiful evening and fairly warm - we were hoping to enjoy the outdoors but their outdoor seating had been turned into indoor seating, which was pretty disappointing. It still has very cool-looking and casual ambience/vibe, just not what we were hoping for that evening.

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FrankStew
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Request inside booth but was seated on the patio.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and music were great !!

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JenniferK
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

I felt rushed after we were finish eating - everyone kept coming by and asking if they could take this or take that. And when the check came and we paid the waitress asked if she could bring change - I’m sorry that is rude - I was in the business for 40 years and you always bring change back you don’t ask - you need to allow the customers say that’s yours - or keep the change - you don’t ask someone if they need change.
From now on I will sit at the bar and eat as the service there is far superior.

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Dale
Louisville
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Blown away by the food … best quality and overall in Lancaster County by far. Neat atmosphere and great service. Top notch all the way around!

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DianeT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The staff is the best. Always friendly and helpful. My only complaint is that I got the garlic/Parm wings and there was very little garlic. Still tasty, but I wanted that garlic punch. If I ever get them again I'll ask for more of that.

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BrianC
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience as usual at McCleary’s! Our waitress, Michelle, was very attentive & kind! We highly recommend McCleary’s!

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wintergirl3
New England
4 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

The service was excellent! My husband had the chicken pot pie…he said it was delicious. It arrived steamy hot, just as he likes it. I ordered the burger, medium. It was closer to well done. OK not a problem. I expected better. The burger was very “heavy “. The roll was stale & not toasted. I cut it in half & ate most of the half. My husband ate the other half, the pickle….delicious he said! The French fries were great, nice & crispy. Now it’s a Pub. That being said, it is very dark & noisy inside. We choose to eat “outside “. It’s not really outside….enclosed room surrounded with windows. So a little brighter. The furniture was dated & worn. The room could use a good dusting & cleaning. I wish I could remember the server’s name, she was great!

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MichaelMc
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always great and really good beer selection. Get the wings.

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DouglasK
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Perfect place for good food, great staff and ambience. All occasions can be celebrated here.

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vipNfrey
Philadelphia
20 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Love the atmosphere at McCleary‘s and they’ve got a very good selection of beer. And they could even make a pretty good martini too. The food ranges in quality but the spicy Thai chicken wings are out of this world and should not be missed.

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rickh
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good to food excellent service

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LisaB
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great service in a quaint pub.

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THinPA
Baltimore
11 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Good food and on tap beers. They need some waiters right now - help needed sign is posted. Great place to hang out with friends or family.

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vipKymC
Philadelphia
34 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappoints!

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EarlD
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was delicious. Had rib eye steak special done to perfection. Had fish and chips....beat ever eaten!! Prices were reasonable for the quality of food! Definitely returning soon!

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samz
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience2

The food was good, table location was not. Asked for another table, was denied. Don't sit out front at a table in the bar area, foot traffic and noise. Service was fair, waitress took 3 times to get our checks correct and that was AFTER charging the wrong dinners on each of our cards ! Took 3 days but it finally got straightened out.
We'll go back because we had good experiences other times we were there, just a bad night this time.

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RonD
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Our first time in the "outdoor" area. Hopefully we were far enough from others to be safe during this pandemic, and the setting was pleasant, relatively simple and laid-back. Food was at least as good as expected. A win-win.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My fiancé and I are from out of town and came in the night before a wedding we are attending. We were lucky enough to have the bartender as our waiter. He was honestly the best waiter we have ever had. Our orders were perfect, came out in a timely manner and his recommendations were dead on. We were not rushed and were encouraged to try the beer selections while deciding. We bought a growler of the lemon balm to take home just to remember the experience of the Irish pub!

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MichaelMc
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is really good and a reasonable price. They have a great craft beer selection. Our server was nice and while you could tell she was very busy, she would always look over or check on us to make sure we didn't need anything. Great experience overall.

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Eileen
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Dinner portions were small and high in sodium. A glass of house wine was overpriced.

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Sharonh
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Server and food was excellent. Our first time visiting will be returning. Loved the variety of menu!!

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DarrellM
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

McCleary’s has always been a favorite pub. It’s great to see they still deliver great food and service. We were very happy with our experience having only recently returned from living out of the area. If in doubt, order the tips and toast - it never fails to please.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner with friends. Great time, great food!

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JosephS
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Fun Place; food just good but realize a place can’t be A+ every time. Really like the place we had outside reservation but with 95+ degrees asked to move to inside. Madison made it happen without a problem.

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MarilynG
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We both had delicious dinners. We have been there quite a few times and were never disappointed in McCleary's. I enjoyed a delicious dessert also.

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Dave
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

We both had the Fish & Chips with the Guinness Smithwick's Irish Ale. The fish was good but a little overcooked and over-breaded. Service a bit slow but OK. Wonderful table in the corner away from loud people. A little too much to eat and overall quite expensive. I'm a regular customer and will definitely go again.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect: a lovely corner table outside, a wonderfully helpful server, and a perfectly-prepared and presented meal. What more could we want? Thank you!

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DanL
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was amazing as always. We got the Shepard pie and bangers and mash!

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HOPE
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappointed with the food-outstanding! The service was excellent. We stayed for the band, which we loved. Always a good time, great food and service here!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Fish Tacos were delicious, as were the Bangers and Mash. Would go there again if in the area.

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DouglasK
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Worth the trip. Great ambience. Great staff and superb food.

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CarlaB
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

It took for us to ask for a waiter to come over after 10 minutes of waiting, but after that, the service was fantastic. The food was great too!

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Chris111111
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect place with great workers who are so, Friendly! Lower the prices a bit though

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ShellyB
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere and wonderful food! Gem of a restaurant in a small, quaint town.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are always satisfied with the food and service.

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mrmahanoy
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

We ordered an appetizer that we had before and it was different. It had an ingredient we had not previously experienced. No way to know but we enjoyed it less this time. Then we had one entree, which was a salad with a missing ingredient. We mentioned it and were not charged but it was a slip up that we did not expect from this place. Our waitress was fantastic the drinks were spot on. We like the ambience. We will return but this trip was not up to our expectations.

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StuartS
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I thoroughly enjoyed my first visit to McCleary's. The outdoor patio was mostly full, but it was still easy to converse with my wife. The menu had several options that I want, but we both shared a Bruschetta appetizer and had Shepherds Pie. It was delicious with a nice mixture of lamb and beef and savory seasoning. The service was quick, so really a two thumbs up. I look forward to returning!!

FAQs

McCleary's Public House offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (717) 426-2225.

McCleary's Public House is rated 4.5 stars by 224 OpenTable diners.

McCleary's Public House does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.mcclearyspub.com/store.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.