McCleary's Public House

4.6
248 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 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, indulge in a handcrafted cocktail, or sample something new with a whiskey flight.

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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
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 248 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect end to the Marietta Candlelight tour!!

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RogerH
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant is a regular stop for us. We like the seating in the patio area and really find the spacing excellent for our present times.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything there from the food to the service to the live band was excellent. We will definitely return!

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BarbaraL
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What an amazing and adorable
Place. Great atmosphere. Delicious food. Awesome service. We definitely will be back!

JF
vipJamesF
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food with an always enjoyable waitress, Mikhela.

JM
JenniferM
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Greta place!! Excellent food and service! Highly recommend. :)

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AustinC
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful time. Great food. Great service. We would return

JR
JoelR
New England
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely pub in a Lancaster County small town. Definitely worth a visit.

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

Our waitress and wait staff were really attentive.

RH
RogerH
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We go there often and always find good service and value for our visit.

JB
JoanB
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Service was excellent. Nice ambiance.
First visit and was pleasantly surprised.
Hidden gem in Marietta. Would go back again.

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Dale
Louisville
4 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible good - near historic atmosphere with tons of ambience. One of the best restaurants in Central Pennsylvania!

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ColeM
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall, the service was fabulous! The food was delivered promptly and the food was some of the best Irish pub food I ever had! Thank you so much for the food and service! I will be back!

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TonyR
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Food was tremendous. I enjoyed beef tips with Guinness gravy. Salad was exceptional and back room was absolutely amazing

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jccp
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappointed! Food is always very good and service personable

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ScottE
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Even on a very busy night with a reservation it was an amazing experience. The service was extremely fast and the food was great. A band was playing and it was overall a perfect night out. Highly recommended!

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BarbaraR
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Fire roasted tomato bisque excellent! Hubby had ahi tuna melt. I tasted. Excellent. I had the tenderloin tips. Good but I found the Guinness gravy to be overpowering Next time I’d get the ahi tuna!

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BruceJ
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

McCleary's very accommodating. I had to push reservation later and they held my table. Food outstanding, especially the Shepherd's Pie!! They sat us outback in patio room. Very, very nice relaxing lunch. Highly recommend!!

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vipKymC
Philadelphia
34 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

McCleary’s is one of our go-to restaurants for a casual night out. Great service and consistently delicious food!

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vipChuckH
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Steve was super as usual and everything ordered from appetizers and drinks to main course was fabulous. The associate staff was very attentive to making sure any unnecessary dishes were cleared from the table without being asked. Kudos to the entire team!

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JoanB
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first visit, and we loved it. We will be back.

DR
DonnaR
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent choices of food, with friendly, timely service.

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vipsuzie
Baltimore
19 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience for first time eating a Friday night dinner. We were seated in the bar where The Friday after work crowd were enjoying their beers. It was very loud until the $1/pint hours were up; then everyone left and it became much easier to talk. Young lady who served us knew the menu very well; cordial; helpful snd attentive. Meal was scrumptious.

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PaulH
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

First timers. Enjoyed it so much that it will go in my top 5 places to eat.

MJ
MikeJ
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2021
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 on October 20, 2021
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 on October 15, 2021
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
4 reviews
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
23 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.

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 4.6 stars by 248 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.