McGlynns Pub & Restaurant - Dover

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$30 and under
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American
Situated on the beautiful Silver Lake near the historic and government district in Dover, McGlynns Pub brings you the same great food and atmosphere as our 2 locations in Newark, DE. The dark wood paneling, brick & tile make for a warm and inviting place to have a quick bite to eat or spend the evening with friends. McGlynns' is well known for it's juicy burgers, hot roast beef sandwiches, wings, fresh seafood & steaks. Weekly & daily food & drink specials keeps our menus affordable and interesting. Our wide selection of wine & beer, friendly bartenders & servers keep our customers coming back. We have 16 TV's for viewing your favorite sports events or playing Buzztime Trivia. Sit on our deck in the warm months or enjoy the view of the sparkling lake from our dining room surrounded with picture windows. Come in and see for yourself why McGlynns is everyone's favorite neighborhood restaurant.
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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Went Monday for half price appetizers and Tuesday for burgers both nights the meals were very tasty and nice choices.

OT
Little Rock
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

I was there for a mid-week late lunch business meeting with a client. Hostess staff happily seated us in a nearly empty section to provide some privacy.

Our food choices, (jambalaya and Cobb salad), were tasty, and well-served.

All in, a B+ experience. Will definitely repeat.

P
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a nice time at McGlynns whether it be for drinks and/or food. The location is great (on Silver Lake and about 1.5 blocks from where we live), and the place has a nice neighborhood vibe.

B
Atlantic City
2 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Extensive menu in a calm atmosphere. Food was very good snd the waitress was wonderful. We enjoyed our evening and look forward to returning again and again.

ER
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

We love McGlynns! It is very close to where we live, has delicious food and great service. We have held several large family events there and received great service then as well.

CT
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Had company from out of town. Service was excellent. We asked for air to be turned down. We were freezing. Our waiter obliged. He was very attentive. Food was good. Drinks as well. Will come again. As seniors we enjoyed the dining room away from the bar..

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed a wonderful celebration of my Mother’s 95th birthday last night in a private dining area overlooking the lake. The food was delicious and our server was very accommodating. Thank you for hosting this special event!

CM
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Not our first visit, and we have recommended it often.

OT
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Service was perfect!! Pretty water views. Great Irish pub!

GG
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Tuesday 1)2 price burgers (McGlynn's stuffed) and $2.50 domestic draft...a fine meal. They offer tater tots if you prefer them to fries. Our server, Katie, was outstanding!7

DD
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Wonderful Mother’s Day brunch. Our server expertly handled a table of ten with good humor and even snapped family photos for us. Delicious food and fun drinks. Thank you!

M
Charlotte
15 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

In a town like Dover there are few quality restaurants. This place gets an A for ambience. Lovely lakeside location. Need to update their web site as they did not have ava ilable what was on it.

R
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Had a great waitress in Melissa. She handled our group effortlessly. Burgers were great and the local root beer was a plus

WN
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

We’ve been to McGlynns a few times and it is hit or miss. A few months ago we ordered the Prime Rib Special and received generous portions. This time the portion size was smaller and not as meaty. There was a table of 8 next to us and they were very loud. In addition one lady was using profanity. Perhaps the manager should have come around and asked them to be less boisterous especially since there were children dining with their parents.

SD
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Waiter was insufficient, two prime rib dinners came out room temperature, two soup orders not hot. Taste of food was good, variety was plentiful, view was great by the water. We had such high hopes but left disappointed. Our server just wasnt on his game, we had to hunt him down more often than desired for empty water glasses, room temp foods, extra napkins...

CC
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I was able to reserve a table for 8 on-line. That was new, but much faster than having to call the restaurant, interrupt the hostess during a busy time to schedule my reservation and wait for the hostess to actually do the reservation. I was the reservation for a monthly dinner group and the number of attendees varies. The really nice thing was that I had several additional people come and McGlynn's Pub & Restaurant went out of their way to accommodate all of us without disrupting the other dinners!

DH
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Our server, Amber, was fantastic! Ambience was pleasant. The view was beautiful. The experience was wonderful!

LO
Louisville
5 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We had a great server, good food and a nice dinner. Definitely coming back!

SH
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The food was very good. Service was a little off as our server was apparently very busy. Another one actually took our drink orders which I thought was very helpful. After that there was no problem.

P
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

McGlynns is right in our neighborhood, so we go there quite often. We had never had the prime rib special and had a birthday offer from them for BOGO entree free. We were able to use the offer for the special and were pleasantly surprised at how good it was. Our server was very pleasant and capable.

J
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I couldn’t find anything to complain about. It was a perfect Valentines Day dinner. And Thursdays are a Prime Rib special day and they came as we ordered. Just what I needed.

DV
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went for the AUCE steamed shrimp and it was amazing. One side and everyone’s side was also amazing. Cornbread is great. We went back in January for this also. We will be coming again soon.

TT
Baltimore
83 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Had the rack of ribs which was very good; the Reuben sandwich was also very good.

JO
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Yes, but I was not a happy camper. Made a reservation, but did not end up where I reserved.

c
Washington DC
197 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

Too much bread and not enough flavor in the French Onion Soup. The Ruben sandwich was just Ok, again not a lot of flavor. The Apple Walnut salad had lots of brown-edged lettuce pieces but apples and walnuts were good.

WN
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This was our first visit for dinner in a very long time and it was a great experience. Our server, Tori, was very personable and friendly. She explained meal options and provided everything we needed to make our meal enjoyable. We both selected the Prime Rib dinner and what a great choice. The meat was done per our liking and the sides were cooked correctly but not overdone. The Prime Rib was roasted and sliced per order which is the best way to enjoy this meat. We will definitely be back for the Prime Rib another visit.

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Family get together

TG
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

We went for brunch on Sunday over the Christmas weekend because of the high reviews we heard from other people. The food was very good with a great selection and generous portions. We were very glad we made a previous reservation. The service was ok but not what I expected from the reviews I read before choosing to eat there. The views were peaceful and it wasn’t too crowded when we first got there. As our meal went on and it got later in the day, more and more people came in and that peacefulness went away.

AM
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Been here 2x, and both were great because we had a wonderful server. Food is food is food, what you would expect and the servings are generous. The view of Silver Lake just adds to the ambience.

BW
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 2

The shrimp dinner was mediocre at best. The shrimp were limp & had no taste despite getting more Old Bay. Maybe stick to burgers. It was very loud despite the place being mostly empty. DJ & Trivia guy contributed to noise level. Had to leave to finish our girls get-together.

WS
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food, reasonable prices. Service was excellent. Server was very attentive to our needs. Food prepared to our instructions. Same experience on our last visit. Will patropine again.

ST
Philadelphia
90 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Happened to be going through Dover and found this restaurant, luck was on my side because I really love it. When in Dover I will definitely visit again great food wonderful service .

KW
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food and atmosphere! service was excellent, !!!

B
Philadelphia
29 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Great food and good service! Will return when in the area.

J
Philadelphia
76 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

McGlynn's is in a great location and serves delicious food. We enjoyed the Prime Rib Special on Saturday night and it was wonderful. Great choices for beers, wines, etc. Service was excellent, ambiance was lovely (our table overlooked Silver Lake) and we requested a quiet spot for dinner. We've been there twice and will return again when in the Dover, DE area. A fine neighborhood gem - highly recommended!

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Passed through Dover about a week earlier and picked McGlynn's from Fairfield inns and suites list of dining options. Enjoyed it so much that we made sure we dined there in our return trip.

OT
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were driving from NY to NC, stopping overnight at the Fairfield Inn in Dover. Mcglynn's was on their list of local eateries and was just the type of place we were looking for. Enjoyed the food, cocktails, wine and service. Glad we made a reservation. Will definitely be stopping there on our return trip

D
Baltimore
10 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

Every time I leave there I swear it will be the last. Then I visitors and they want the view.

R
Philadelphia
25 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was wonderful, food was perfect and view of the lake was perfect.

DG
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Pleasant atmosphere. Range of food options. Excellent service. Will come back for sure.

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