McGlynns Pub & Restaurant - Dover

4.3
281 Reviews
$30 and under
American

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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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FWheelz
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Extremely clean! Great customer service. Diverse menu. No blender . . .

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MARL
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place, awesome food and staff and warm outdoor seating!!!1

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Kent
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

A little pricey for pub food. The service was slow but did come eventually. I will have to try lunch sometime to see how that compares to dinner.

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FWheelz
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We appreciated eating outside under the heater. Zak was an awesome server! Great service!!

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JacquelineR
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience1

Made my reservation 1 week in advance and called as well to request outdoor seating. Made our reservation later in the evening as well. Arrived and was told another couple had been waiting 45 minutes in bar area and that was the last outdoor table they had. After reserving a table a week in advance they sat us @ brightly lit 6 person table. Not the ambience we had been looking for! (Hence the reservation) The gentleman @ the front told me there was no way I reserved an outdoor table because he had been there all week. He was a tad rude. A little disappointing as we came from out of town to celebrate a special occassion. All in all the food was good (our 2nd time dining here). A shame that they chose to accomadate a couple sitting @ the bar with no reservation over a couple who had made one in advance. Duly noted!

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Mary
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

It was great to sit outside with the heaters above us as we wanted to be socially distanced outside and it was a chilly evening. :-)

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Janie
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Very pretty scenery but food was a little weird. Got the salmon and it was too dry. Also the combo of salmon, sweet potatoes, zucchini, and cornbread is an odd combo to me personally.

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KendaG
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were great as usual. My lunch was yummy!!

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AliciaC
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and atmosphere was good but there was one thing wrong. It was really cold in the dinning area. Everyone had to go put on jackets to eat.

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MariaS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

The prime rib was cooked perfectly; the Jambalaya is just perfectly spicey with a very rich tomato sauce. Save room for dessert; the brownie sundae was a once-a-year indulgence!

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CTMitch
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great food and drinks. The pancakes are large and amazing!

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KarenS
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience5

McGlyyns is a decent restaurant and they are doing a very good job with Covid 19 safety guidelines. Drinks were good, nice view. Staff was friendly. Unfortunately food is only ok.

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thomasp
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great location on Lake & great food. Be sure to request outside seating if weather is good.

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Krink
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Fun place, great bar food, great drinks, reasonable

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DDCC
New England
3 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience2

Receptionist incredibly curt and rude. Had made an Open Table reservation for seven. Confirmed on Open Table. McGlynn’s changed reservation to 5:30; I called that mid-day to move it back. Explicitly asked for outdoors. Arrived, not sure if they can sit me outdoors, never had a table ready for my group, and never acknowledged a mistake. Waitress was excellent even though a great deal of confusion over who’s table was who’s. Food was good, creative and fast.

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BethR
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great location. Needs more parking it was hard to find a spot. The server was very attentive and the food came was served very quickly.

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thomasp
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great location on lake....be sure to request an outside table before it gets cool.

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RobinA
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sat next to window and temperature inside was great. Had a new Burger and OMG it was amazing. Our waitress was also very good and attentive.

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FernGully
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The only issue is that we were thrilled to see a sign which stated smoking was only permitted on the patio AFTER 9pm and yet, during our 5pm meal, someone started smoking. Smoking while dining is a meal ruiner. They were not super close to us but no matter, the smell always wafts and it's not good. That is the only reason I cannot give an outstanding rating.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was awesome went smooth food was great service was good definitely coming back

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NancyD
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really great food & friendly service. Will definitely go back next time we are in Dover!!

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PRyals
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

This is my second time thus month going to McGylnns. I have to say I haven’t been impressed with the food. The waitresses have been great. The first time was me and my boyfriend he got a French dip and fries. Well the French dip sauce was all over the bottom of his sandwich which made the bread soggy. The fries were over cooked and sitting so they were cold too. I had the surf abc turf fajitas I ask if they could make the steak med. I get mine and it was so bland the steak was over cooked. The best part was the tortilla shell the top one covered the two burn ones. Now like I said the waitress was awesome. The best part of our meal there was the salted Carmel crunch cake that was absolutely amazing. The next was ok. The philly dip was the best. Again I ask if my burger could be med again it came back over cooked. Needless to say someone doesn’t know the meaning of med. our waitress again was like awesome. I think I will wait on going there for another 3-6 months. To give them another try.

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thomasp
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot.....request a table out on backside of building overlooking the lake.

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Guest
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Service was outstanding. Waitstaff, Managers, everyone was super accomodating

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vipmsmdp2u
Philadelphia
73 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great value: attentive service, good food, reasonable prices.
Excellent soups.

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JeanieK
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It was nice to get out and have lunch with my parents during these trying times. The service was a little slow but the food was good. I am still a little hesitant to eat out.

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Dory
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience1

We stopped off in Dover and noticed this cute outdoor bar/restaurant. Unfortunately, our expectations were much too high. We asked for an outdoor table and were instead sat in the gloomiest of rooms inside the restaurant. We sat at the bar instead and perused the menu, and then got an outdoor table after it was cleaned (it was filled with dirty dishes beforehand). However, your view is simply a parking lot -- not the waterfront. The food we ordered left me sick for the remainder of the day and night and the drinks, although priced fairly, barely had any alcohol actually in them. We left after two rounds of drinks and a pretty terrible appetizer. I would avoid this place.

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jajairat
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was very satisfied with our dinner on the patio. Peaceful. Food and service was great as always. It was our first place to go sit in and eat with our family since covid-19. Will be back again soon

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CarolB
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was excellent!! Nice sitting on the patio!

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barryc
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2020
Overall1food1service4ambience2

we have going there for several
years with my 3 other friends The hamburger I ordered was medium well with mushrooms and onions what I got was a hamburger beyond well done and horrible to eat the mushrooms were also horrible
we drove 90 miles for last time to eat terrible food for the last time we will never be back again we will try other good rest.in dover.I called and spoke to your manger that same day and did nothing about it he is a not very good.This the second time I got bad food there will no 3 rd visit.i rate a below f rating.

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Corey
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The service was excellent! Food was really good as well!

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mkfreeberg
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff was professional, food was great. Will definitely be back.

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richardo
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love it there. Great view. Nice people. Low prices. Always going back. Happy hour is great also.

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austinw
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

a little pricey but a nice place to eat, have drinks and hang out.

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NancyB
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food was good. Service was good. Cleanliness lacking particularly in the restroom.

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FrancineD
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service! You won't be disappointed.

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Phylzy
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Other than the baked potatoes being very overdone, our drinks, dinner and service were very good.

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WilliamG
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came to Mcglyns for my birthday dinner. Totally met our expectations. Will definitely be returning fantastic place great ambience.

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FrequentPatron
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience4

Early evening reservation. The venue was quaint but staff was still cleaning up to open. Mani fajita was dull and “glued together” with A mex mix cheese; horrible mouth feel. Cole slaw was bland and not seasoned at all. The rest of the menu was standard pub food which does differentiate it from any other pub restaurant.

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WineNDine
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had the Special Prime Rib dinner with hand-cut french fries and sautéed zucchini. The prime rib was prepared as we ordered and brought out quickly. It was warm and could have been a little hotter but was very tasty and filling. It was a very nice sized cut. Server (Brianna) was attentive and she checked back often to make certain our meals and drinks were properly prepared.

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McGlynns Pub & Restaurant - Dover does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. McGlynns Pub & Restaurant - Dover also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (302) 674-0144.

McGlynns Pub & Restaurant - Dover is rated 4.3 stars by 281 OpenTable diners.

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.

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