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McGlynns Pub & Restaurant - Dover

4.1
191 reviews
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$30 and under
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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.
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
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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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3.0Dined on April 1, 2018

The service was great, the food good. After we spent a sum of money there, I got an email saying I didn't show up for my reservation. The staff cancelled my reservation on check in and obviously need to be trained on open table reservations so we can not feel hurt that the restaurant didn't acknowledge our reservation!!

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2.0Dined on March 31, 2018

The restaurant was pretty empty for a Saturday night. Could tell the waiter seemed new, but must have been his first day because the service was pretty bad - toward the end, he completely disappeared and we didn’t see him for 40 minutes. He never cleared the table, so the dishes sat in front of us for 1 1/2 hrs! There was another girl setting up tables and then started to scrub the floor - love that they are keeping it clean, but she dumped water on the brick floor and started scrubbing it next to a family of 6. The employees seem so unaware of everything and we never saw a manager.

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4.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Getting seated was very slow but our server was attentive. Food was good

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3.0Dined on March 4, 2018

We waited quite a while for our food and then one of the dishes was cold and had to be replaced...with no compensation. Beef and beer was great.

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

The food was really good and our server provided excellent customer service. I have been here several times for lunch but this was my first time for dinner. My husband and I came for our anniversary dinner.

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4.0Dined on February 13, 2018

We come on regular basses last trip food and service was great with exception of fries they were not very good. Need to bring back the Calimarie

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5.0Dined on February 6, 2018

Went with some friends for burger night. Burger was good. Restaurant was not crowded. Had a leisurely dinner. I have been here several times. Food is consistently good

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5.0Dined on February 2, 2018

Beautiful bar and restaurant. Lunch was great! We'll be back!

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5.0Dined on January 26, 2018

It was extremely noisy this time. Could not even have a conversation with those at the table.

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4.0Dined on December 31, 2017

it was fantastic!

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2.0Dined on December 31, 2017

Salad, soup and meal all came at the same time. Steak was cold.

Plates not cleared after appetizers.

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1.0Dined on November 10, 2017

Service was terrible; food was both over cooked and ice cold; should have gone to QDoba...

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4.0Dined on August 27, 2017

Sunday brunch had the important elements, pancakes and bloody marys. Relatively quiet shortly after opening. Good selection from the brunch menu. Customize-able drink bar with all the important additives. We didn't eat the rest of the day!

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2.0Dined on August 17, 2017

I won't be going back. We were there on a Thursday for Prime Rib night. We ordered it rare and it came out cold - and I mean cold. It didn't help that we had no utensils and had to wait and wait and wait and wait for our waitress. We ended up packing it up and taking it home so that we can put some heat to it. Also, we ordered appetizers. Before we could even eat them the meal was brought out. Really? It's not like there was a rush for tables. The place was mostly empty except or those at the bar.

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2.0Dined on August 10, 2017

Disappointed in my dinner this time. Had the blue berry spinach salad - supposed to have beets, blueberries, blue cheese and poppy seed dressing and walnuts . But it was mostly spinach, maybe 5-6 very very small chunks of beets, NO blueberries, a couple walnuts, and the salad hadn't even been tossed with the dressing - just a small blob of dressing in the middle - had to search for it.

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3.0Dined on July 30, 2017

Nice food with views to the lake. Nice decor but service very poor even when the restaurant is empty.

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1.0Dined on July 24, 2017

I meet with two friends here every year. They drive from Fenwick Island and I drive from Newark. It is an absolutely perfect meeting place. half way from both starting places, with a delightful ambience on the water, and TERRIFIC service from very nice people. We'll continue this tradition every year for as long as we can. THANK YOU.

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4.0Dined on June 23, 2017

Fun pub restaurant near Dover Downs on a pretty lake! Our first time there and stopped after a long drive! Just want we wanted- good food and friendly wait staff! Will return if we are in the area again!

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3.0Dined on June 18, 2017

Great find in Dover. Enjoyed a nice Sunday brunch overlooking the lake.

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3.0Dined on May 28, 2017

Most of the meals were pretty good, but the service was very poor. We assumed our waiter had never waited before. They didn't bus the table unless we ask them to. Too bad. It's been a reliable brand for so long but not this trip.

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3.0Dined on May 22, 2017

The server needs a lot more training. She didn't introduce herself, brought the wrong drink to my guest (he asked for soda water with lemon and she brought tap water with no lemon). When filling my water glass, instead of taking the glass and filling it to the side of the table, she proceeded to pour over the table (with water dripping on the extra napkins) between two people in the middle of a conversation. I ordered an entree salad that she forgot the dressing, it took over 5 minutes for her to bring that to the table. I will admit this was somewhat unusual for McGlynn's but the service has a tendency to be hit or miss. This was a business meeting so the lack of proper etiquette was even more glaring.

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4.0Dined on May 14, 2017

Delicious as always. Lovely Mother's Day dinner. Complementary flower for all the Mothers.
Never disappoints!

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1.0Dined on May 14, 2017

The entire restaurant including the bar and restrooms are filthy. We couldn't wait to leave.

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5.0Dined on May 14, 2017

Delighted to find a Gluten Free menu with several choices. We where there on a Sunday after the brunch. They had a SPECIAL's menu for the day food was very good. We had steaks, chicken fish and grill cheese for kids

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1.0Dined on May 14, 2017

I wouldn't recommend this place for catching a special occasion meal even with using the OpenTable app. We got seated right at our reservation time but it went downhill from there. It took 56 minutes from the time we were seated until the time our sandwich & wrap arrived. The kitchen got swamped by an order from a large group that was there for Mother's Day which in turn caused all other orders to be put on the back burner. Our waiter kept apologizing for the delay and explained what was going on but that didn't cure our hunger or the fact that the back up in the kitchen dampened our Mother's Day meal. Also, there wasn't a special meal offered, just the normal menu fare. Sadly, only three restaurants in the Dover area use OpenTable and one of them was a chain restaurant. We could have driven to the Wilmington area and got seated using OpenTable in less time than it took to get our food.

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4.0Dined on April 19, 2017

Very enjoyable meal and our server, Joel was great.
I even went back for lunch the next day.

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4.0Dined on March 28, 2017

Great food. Good variety on the menu. Large beverage selection. Service needs some improvement. Kitchen needs to speed up some.

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5.0Dined on March 26, 2017

5 of us gathered and enjoyed the food and our time together. Thanks!

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3.0Dined on March 12, 2017

Nice restaurant with a great view of Silver Lake. The food was good. Had buffalo wings, pretzels with a variety of tasty mustard, steak specials, and 2 kids meals of burger and fries. Servers seemed relatively new and little experience, but nice.

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3.0Dined on March 5, 2017

After we were seated, it took over 15 minutes to get the waiter to take drink orders. Then we had to ask him to take our order. When we finally got our food we had been seated for a hour. Food was good but service was poor at best.

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4.0Dined on March 3, 2017

We had a booth, which was nice, but the bar is still pretty loud. (To be fair, we were there on a Friday night). Food was good - several healthy options mixed in with traditional fare, and a great beer list. I had the power wrap and the house-made chips, both were good. My husband had the fish and chips and liked that, too.

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4.0Dined on February 7, 2017

Have been there several times. When I visit Dover and have a business lunch I always take my clients there. Good service and good food.

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4.0Dined on January 28, 2017

We took our parents out to dinner here and it was very good. We had prime Rib and it was outstanding. Our waitress Laura was pleasant and very helpful. She was on top of everything all night. The Hostess staff greated us right away and quickly sat us at our table. The food as mentioned was very good and a great value for what we paid. We will be back when we visit our parents again.

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5.0Dined on January 23, 2017

Our office is just across the lake from McGlynn's - so same great view and very convenient.
Have always had excellent service from Hostess Ashley, server Casey and all of the staff. The food comes out promptly and hot and the drinks come out promptly and are cold.

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4.0Dined on January 21, 2017

Great food,beer,and service,always a good experience at any of the McGlynns throughout the state!

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2.0Dined on December 23, 2016

Maybe it was because it was Friday night, or because it was Christmas party season, but the restaurant was so loud that our party of four literally could not hear each other speak due to the screaming from the bar area. Food was ok. When one of the senses so overwhelms you, it is hard to pay attention to the food. Not a good night, but we have had many nice meals at McGlynns so we won't let one bad one drive us away.

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3.0Dined on October 18, 2016

Our service was tepid to say the least - our waitress was slow, almost non-existent. She stood, scratching her leg for several minutes while waiting for our order. Icecream was melted - food lukewarm - I won't be back!

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5.0Dined on September 10, 2016

Excellent food. Will definitely come back.

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5.0Dined on August 13, 2016

Recommended by Fairfield Inns...arrived to beautiful site...inside as well...staff from front door in was fantastic...server was great...portions huge....food was great....happy experience

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4.0Dined on July 24, 2016

We had 16 people on the spur of the moment and they had no problem seating us on a short notice (after church call in). Beef and beer special on Sunday and a nice brunch menu.

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