McGlynns Pub & Restaurant - Polly Drummond

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$30 and under
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Located in the Polly Drummond Shopping Center, McGlynns is celebrating its 29th year as Newark's favorite Irish Pub. With its brick fireplace, cozy booths and updated look, McGlynns invites you to come in for a quick bite or hang out for the evening. Nightly specials and additional offerings keep our customers coming back for consistently delicious meals at a reasonable price. Our hot roast beef sandwiches, nachos & fajitas, fresh seafood and famous prime rib have earned McGlynns multiple regional awards including "Best Burgers", "Best Beer Selection", "Best Happy Hour" and "Best Place to Hang Out". Test your skill with our NTN Buzztime trivia game or sit and watch sports on one of our 18 TV's. Strike up a conversation with one of our friendly bartenders and servers who will make you feel right at home. Come on in and see for yourself why McGlynns Pub is everyone's favorite neighborhood restaurant.
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KH
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 3

Waitress was very nice. Family type place and good prices. Our food took almost an hour though. Not sure why three other tables got there food before us and came much later than us. Our food was mostly lukewarm, fries cold. My son got 1/2 rack ribs and there were maybe 8 small ribs...it was so small. The waitress did comp 2 meals when we told her even though we really weren’t looking to get the meals free. Plus side, my pumpkin soup was yummy and the waitress was very kind and apologetic

JS
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

UD Parents weekend! We had a good family meal on Friday night. The bourbon salmon was fantastic and the burgers must have been good. Everyone left empty plates behind. I had the chocolate flourless cake. It was a wonderful treat!

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

Everything was fabulous!!

s
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

It’s a neighborhood bar/restaurant and excels at that. The menu is diverse so no matter what we are feeling, they have it in the menu. Only opportunity for improvement was the table, though it had been cleaned it was a bit sticky. Otherwise, we had a great time.

R
Philadelphia
35 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Crab cakes were very good, if a little pricey. Service was great. We would go back.

TH
Denver
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Fun find after graduation ceremony.
Good food. Friendly staff.

CE
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

It's a sports bar, pub. Good food, good service fun atmosphere.

D
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

the food was louzy we had nacho,s no dips no sour cream chili was cold just bad all dried out i ordered crap bisque soup? it was cold and ucky louzy food
we will go to ruby tuesday instead

V
San Francisco
22 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

Went on a Saturday night and they put us in a section by ourselves. Good because it helped with noise, bad because it was like they forgot we were over there. Wings were OK. Like them better on Wednesdays all you can eat night. Much better deal.

FG
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

Service was great, complimentary popcorn, 1/2 price appetizers all were very nice.

D
Miami
13 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was great!

CB
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Our server, Claire, was awesome. Attentive, and friendly!

GM
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

First time trying McGlynn’s. Server was great, food was decent but a bit overpriced in my opinion compared to other places I frequent, and the atmosphere was pretty relaxed which I liked.

R
Philadelphia
25 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ryan was our server. Great attention to detail. Made for a wonderful Valentines Day.

RO
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Was crowded and service slow. My wife had ordered wine however champagne was brought to her. It took awhile to correct. However she is comped for the wine purchase price...which was nice.

BO
Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Dylan was outstanding as usual! We're always happy to see his smiling face!!

p
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Came in on a Friday night and had the prime rib. It was delicious and for the price, you can't beat it. Was quiet enough to have good conversation, too. We will be back!!

BO
Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Food was great & Lexi was wonderful! She was attentive & could not have been nicer!!

OT
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Took daughter and 2 of her friends for dinner for the first time food was phenomenal!!!

P
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our group of 7 was passing through the area and snagged a last-minute availability here. It was great! Great service, great food and drink selection. We’ll definitely be back!

S
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server Ryan T. was exceptional! He has a great sense of humor and made our experience at Mcglynns that much better. Ryan was able to recommend excellent choices for all of our courses. We started off with the "drunken mussels", followed by a very large and well crafted "kitchen sink" burger, finished by piece of "caramel crunch cake". All of our food came out at respectable times standards and was phenomenally well cooked! One of the best burgers I have ever had! Plus, they always seem to have an outstanding draft beer selection. This place is a local hidden gem. If you ever find yourself in the pike creek area, do yourself a favor and stop in for a bite to eat and a cold pint to drink.

JK
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 3

We were there with family celebrating my youngest daughter graduating from high school. There were 9 of us.
First they set us in a space that table wise could fit us but set it up so we were all squashed to one side of this big space. They set us right in the busiest aisle that was used in the restaurant for everyone coming in and out instead of an identical space that was more out of the way in the back.
My mother in law ordered what had to be the most disgusting Reuben that she has ever tasted and I have ever seen. It just looked gross and she said it tasted the same.
My oldest daughter ordered plain tater tots that were under cooked. My son and younger daughter ordered crab tots that were over cooked on the outside and cold on the inside. The burgers that my husband, father in law and I had were good but I always forget that I have never had fries that were hot there..my parents ordered hot roast beef sandwiches that they said were a little tough but ok otherwise.
I was really disappointed.
Our server was fantastic tho

BO
Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Our server, Shannon was wonderful! She is always nice and very efficient!!

OT
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Service was great. Fries were a bit cold and didn’t taste as fresh. Burger was savory.

BO
Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Food is always great! First time having Shannon as a server and she was outstanding!

R
Philadelphia
25 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was good. Service was exceptional. It is a friendly Cheers sort of place where community is build, beer consumed and friends are made

GS
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Waitress was pleasant, enjoyed our burgers, best part it was half price burger Tuesday.

JH
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

I usually love McGlynns and have for a long time however my recent visit left me a little disappointed. We were there on burger night, early about 5:30 and it wasn’t too crowded. The burger itself was very good but the plate they served or on was so small, an appetizer plate and the French fries were very dry and hard and the portion was not great. There was maybe 8 fries on the plate. Our server was very sweet, but kept forgetting things and was very slow to bring drinks and didn’t check on us very often. She forgot to put our appetizer in and brought it to us after we had eaten our dinner. The app we chose was a special, the blackened shrimp and crab nachos, and I would not recommend this or order again. There was little to no crab or shrimp and there was hardly any cheese. Just a pile of dry chips with a very large glob of guac. Like I said I love this place and will come back, my dinner there prior was excellent. Just very disappointed on this evening and will not do burger night there again.

D
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food Attentive servers.

V
San Francisco
22 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

I had never visited McGlynns before and was very pleasantly surpised by it. The wings were awesome and all our kids loved the pub food choices. We had great service too! We will be back!

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Came back to Delaware to visit with friends. Waitress was very good and friendly. Food was great had a good time

BO
Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

As always our Server Dylan was outstanding. He couldn't be more friendlier and ensures that everything meets our expectations!

P
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2017
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Love McGlynn's Pike Creek, it's been my go to local favorite for over 15 years. Decent food, good service, and a fun pub atmosphere make this a comfy place.

RD
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

An enjoyable meal. We were there during U. Delaware parent's weekend. The kitchen backed up quickly and despite a reservation we waited 45 minutes for our table. They need to manage on the high flow times a bit better in the kitchen. Our waitress was terrific as well as the bar service while we waited.

DF
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Friendly atmosphere to have a social gathering amongst old friends

T
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2017
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Food was not hot but everything else was great. Service was terrific

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always enjoy All You Can Eat Shrimp nite but also stop in for half price appetizers and wing night. All staff is always courteous.

BO
Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I'm sure you've heard this numerous times before, but our server Dylan was exceptional!

Not only was his service outstanding, he couldn't have been nicer or helpful...funny too!!

He made our dining experience one to remember.

PM
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Very good food

OT
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We all had one form or another of their half price burger. Everyone agreed that the food was prepared just as we asked. Had a great time! Even at full -price the meal is worth it.