McGlynns Pub & Restaurant - Polly Drummond

4.3
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126 Reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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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HollyLea
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner was great...mac n cheese was phenomenal! Our server was on top of everything. Had our daughter and grandson with us and they loved it too.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

It’s always a fun time there. Good service, good food and good fun!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

I hadn’t been to this place in close to 10 years but had a very nice dinner experience here recently.
Food was pretty good. Pricing was reasonable. Although a little dated, atmosphere was nice. The very bright spot to our dinner was the service from TJ. He was outstanding!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

McGlynn’s did social distancing well. Food consistently good. Servers need to get used to new COVID protocol like providing utensils and asking about condiments usually on the table

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BeckieB
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Not only did we enjoy being back in one of our favorite establishments but they were doing an excellent job at sanitation, mask wearing and minding the social distancing.
Kudos to your management and staff members for such a job well done.

JK
vipJonK
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great dinner

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience1

We made a reservation (I was w my girlfriend and our three children). The reservation was at 6:45 We were seated immediately ordered drinks and half price nachos. We asked for the food to come out as soon as it was ready. At 7:30 we were still waiting for nachos and a side of spaghetti. Our waitress never addressed the huge delay. We ordered stuffed meatballs and they were awful. Overcooked and an overall bad menu item. Not a good experience.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Everything was good

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KellyH
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience3

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

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JennyS
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

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!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was fabulous!!

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vipstreeteb5
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

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.

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vipReds7
Philadelphia
44 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

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

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TomH
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

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

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CEP1
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

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Dianac
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

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

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vipVlgirl
San Francisco
24 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience2

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.

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vipFGOL
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience4

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

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vipDave
Miami
14 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great!

CB
vipChetB
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

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

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GaryM
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

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.

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Rick
Philadelphia
26 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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ROBERTP
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

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.

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vipBONVIVANT
Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience4

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

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primerib
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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!!

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vipBONVIVANT
Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience3

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

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JenS
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipPaulie
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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Sirtots190
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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JenK
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2018
Overall3food2service5ambience3

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

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vipBONVIVANT
Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience3

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

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience4

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

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vipBONVIVANT
Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience3

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

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Rick
Philadelphia
26 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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GretchenS
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

JH
JenH
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2018
Overall3food3service2ambience4

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.

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vipDrjerry
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food Attentive servers.

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vipVlgirl
San Francisco
24 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience3

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!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

BO
vipBONVIVANT
Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2017
Overall4food4service5ambience3

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

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McGlynns Pub & Restaurant - Polly Drummond does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats.

McGlynns Pub & Restaurant - Polly Drummond is rated 4.3 stars by 126 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.