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McGlynns Pub & Restaurant - Dover

4.1
191 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
Perfect For:
  • Bar Seating
  • Fun
  • Good for Groups
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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
American
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:30am - 5:00pm, Sunday: 1:00pm - 5:00pm Dinner: Daily: 5:00pm - 1:00am Sunday Brunch: 9:00am - 1:00pm
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Phone number
(302) 674-0144
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AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
King
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Parking details
We have a private lighted parking lot directly in front of the restaurant.
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Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine
What 191 People Are Saying
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4.1based on recent ratings
4.0
food
4.2
service
3.7
ambience
3.9
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83% of people would recommend it to a friend
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2.0Dined on December 15, 2013

They received my reservation but they were not prepared for me. The TV was not set up for the game. Then once they found they had a problem with the satellite, they did not move me to a suitable location. They sat us at the bar that still had food residue from the Make-Your-Own Bloody Mary Bar and it made watching the game very uncomfortable because we were at an awkward angle to the TV. Then we waited at the bar before we got any service. The manager and servers got better throughout the visit but it was not a good start to the afternoon.

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4.0Dined on November 27, 2013

Service was excellent at the table. Very accomodating to our group. Crab dip was delicious.

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5.0Dined on September 28, 2013

Found on here will come back when in area.

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2.0Dined on September 13, 2013

Went on a Friday night while visiting son at Dover Air Force Base...this is a bar...don't waste time with the non burger or sandwich menu, because quite frankly, the dinner entrees are not good...the appetizers...pretzels and boiled shrimp were good, but the jumbalaya was poor, and the fish was, well, fishy...Also, for a bar, the entrees are actually pretty pricey...nice selection of beer...

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5.0Dined on August 10, 2013

First time at this restaurant. My party had a great time. Best nachos I think we ever had. Not one complaint from anyone. Will definitely come again.

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5.0Dined on May 30, 2013

This restaurant is definitely my favorite of all the McGlynn's I've visited. The food is fresh and prepared perfectly and the staff is exceptional. Everyone who works there is super friendly and helpful. The ducks and geese we watching playing outside were an added bonus too. I will be visiting McGlynn's in Dover again and recommend it to all of my friends too.

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5.0Dined on May 18, 2013

We all really enjoyed the food and also loved the atmosphere and lake.

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4.0Dined on May 12, 2013

We did a brunch on Mothers' Day. The place was full and had we not had reservations, I'm told we would have had a 90 minute wait. Thanks to Opentable.com we were seated imediately. Given how busy the dining room and tavern area was, the service was pretty good, and the noise level acceptable. I ordered Eggs Chesapeake, a Benedict-inspired dish loaded with crab meat. It was excellent; the egg was poached properly and the dish (along with my wife's Eggs Benedict) arrived hot.

Well done.

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4.0Dined on April 13, 2013

We have been going to McGlynns for a long time and have always had great food. The Prime rib was tender and very tasty. The servers have always been energetic and friendly. Its a fun place to meet up with friends and just have a good time. Stop by after work and have a fancy drink and pop corn and enjoy the beautiful view of Silver Lake.

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5.0Dined on October 10, 2012

We meet my parents who come up from the beach and we drive down from Wilmington so it was perfect. Great view, good food and wonderful ambiance. We will definitely be back.
Loved it.

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4.0Dined on September 12, 2012

Great atmosphere - good food!

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4.0Dined on July 25, 2012

Nice service.Varied menu with many great choices Very busy place. Glad we made a reservation.

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2.0Dined on July 13, 2012

Nice view, good waiter/service, but the food was somewhat cold. The cheese in my chicken quesadilla (spelling?)was not melted and hot.

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5.0Dined on July 3, 2012

McGlynns is a constant good performer for lunch in Dover.

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4.0Dined on June 26, 2012

They always seem to be understaffed at lunch time, but the wait staff are very nice and do their best. Menu has a good variety of healthy to hearty choices, and everything I've had has been good.

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3.0Dined on May 13, 2012

Our experience was colored by the very poor service of our hostess, who instructed us to follow her to our table, yet (bizzarely) kept on walking right into the kitchen AND NEVER RETURNED! Furthermore, she never returned to apologize for her abrupt disappearance. We requested further assistance from the front desk before choosing our own table! Our waitress, however, was very friendly and cordial; in fact, had it not been for our waitress, I would not return to McGlynn's.

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4.0Dined on May 6, 2012

Have been a few times and find it a great place to meet friends, enjoy the view and the pub food is very good also!

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3.0Dined on April 14, 2012

We went to McGlynns with a group of family adults. The service was good and we were happy with our view of the lake, the food was good but it was typical pub food. I will say we were a little dissapointed that a restaraunt called McGlynns did not serve Smithwicks beer or serve bangers and mash or corned beef. It was kind of a bummer when we got there and saw it just pub food, not really an Irish Pub. Everyone enjoyed themselves and we would reccommend for family, couples and we did see tables with friends enjoying a night out.

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2.0Dined on March 17, 2012

Food was okay, but service wasn't great. We sat for quite a while before server finally came over, and even longer to get anything after that. I have eaten in the bar before, and it was great there, but the regular dining section was cold and seemed forgotten! Still debating on whether I would recommend to anyone or even tr again myself...

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3.0Dined on March 16, 2012

Had to wait to be seated, not because it was busy, but because the Hostess was on the phone, then walked away to do something else... she also acted like she didn't understand we had a reservation, or even what Open Table was, which was disappointing, since I had specifically noted in the reservation that we had show tickets and needed to keep on schedule. Once were finally seated, the waitress and food were both good. We sat in the dining room, which was much quieter than the bar area, although the bar area has a lovely view of the lake.

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5.0Dined on March 5, 2012

We celebrated the birthday of a co-worker and selected Monday because of the 1/2 price apps. We shared nachos and each ordered our own sandwich item.

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5.0Dined on February 6, 2012

This is a favorite for our office birthday lunches. Food and service is consistantly outstanding and the view of Silver Lake is like the cherry on top!

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2.0Dined on February 4, 2012

We made a reservation and asked for a window seat. When we arrived reservation was waiting for us and we had a beautiful scenic table. Unfortunately it went down hill from there. The drinks were very watered down. Food was not cooked as reqeusted and not very tasty. The waiter had to contue to take things off the bill becasue he was getting our order and drinks wrong.

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4.0Dined on January 28, 2012

We waited at a table in the bar area, to find there wasn't any waitress service. After arriving at our table, service was fine. Pretzel roll was awesome (Turkey dijon sandwich). Ribeye steak was not very thick and not likely 12 oz, but taste was good. Noise level was very high. We had to practically yell to hear each other. I think this would have been an awesome experience for a less busier time slot. We went at 7pm on Sat.
We will definitly go back. : )

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4.0Dined on January 19, 2012

Good menu variety, good service, reasonable prices, nice ambiance. Only been there for lunch but has always been first rate.

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4.0Dined on December 21, 2011

Had a great time and recommend McGlynn's for a quiet dinner or fun at the bar.

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4.0Dined on August 19, 2011

I had the jambalaya, which was great. Most places load up on the rice and are stingy with the chicken, shrimp & sausage. That certainly wasn't the case here. The spices were also just right. Will definitely order this again. My husband had the crab cake entree and enjoyed it as well.

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5.0Dined on July 15, 2011

Food was excellent! Service was the best we have ever had, thank you Ed!

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4.0Dined on July 12, 2011

Loved the pretzel bun on my stuffed burger. Free popcorn to go with my Guineas.

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3.0Dined on June 28, 2011

The food was good although the menu has limited dinner entrees. I had the Mahi Mahi which was quite good but the portion a tad small. One of my party had the hot roast beef sandwich and said it was the best since the one she had with her husband in Hawaii many years ago. But note that both she and her companion opted for sandwiches not an entree. Service was fine for the restaurant. Basically, it's an Irish pub with a dining room for those who prefer conversation. As such, it does quite well.

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5.0Dined on June 28, 2011

Great food - great company - great time!

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4.0Dined on June 2, 2011

I've had dinner there several times and have always been happy with my food (sometimes just satisfied, sometimes quite impressed). I had the mahi mahi this last time, and it was really good. Didn't care for the veggie of the day, and they subbed broccoli. Wish that had not cost $2 more, but oh well. My biggest complaint was that I was seated in such a way that the sun was RIGHT in my eyes for most of the meal. I had to sit way against the wall to avoid it. I could hardly even see the friend I was dining with, which was frustrating since it was our first visit in ten years. Seems they should do a better job with shades, or where they seat people. But overall, it was good, much better once the sun moved toward the end of my meal.

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3.0Dined on April 24, 2011

TmHave been to mcglynns many times. The seating in the bar area has much better service.

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3.0Dined on April 15, 2011

The online reservation process was simple and we were seated right when we checked in. The staff was great, they were all very friendly and warm. The food service was very quick we had our main entreee's just about the same time we finished our appitizer. I had the crab cakes, which were good and my wife had the ribeye steak which wasn't as good. It looked like it was cooked then re-warmed in a microwave not something i would expect from the price tag associated with it. All in all it was a decent meal and would recommend it to friends.

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5.0Dined on December 31, 2010

Excellent food, service, atmosphere! We will definitely be back!

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5.0Dined on November 30, 2010

Outstanding!!! The food was great, the service was super. It was a special time for us as we wished friend farewell as they departed town. The evening was perfect!

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3.0Dined on November 19, 2010

This is a great lunch spot, good food reasonably priced. Ahppy Hour noise is tooloud in the dning area. we couldn't hear our own conversation without raising our voices. Although the wait seemed to be long, the entire dinner- form seating to leaving- was just over an hour, so it did not take as long as it seemd. Perhaps due to the noise level. the menu, while of high quality, is better suited for lunch or a light dinner. Service is always friendly here.

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4.0Dined on November 2, 2010

Great food. Love the half price burger night!

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3.0Dined on October 28, 2010

This is a nice pub on a man-made lake. Food is however just pub fare and nothing fancy.

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5.0Dined on September 18, 2010

We frequent McGlynns very often and if the good experiences continue we will continue to frequent McGlynns.

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