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About McGlynns Pub & Restaurant - Polly Drummond

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.

8 Polly Drummond Shopping Center
Newark, DE 19711
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
American

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Daily: 11:30am - 5:00pm
Dinner: Daily: 5:00pm - 1:00am

Cross Street:
Linden Hill Road

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(302) 738-7814

Website:
http://www.mcglynnspub.com/

Entertainment:
DJ Dance Party on Wednesday and Friday night.

Catering:
We offering a catering-to-go menu. Please visit our website at mcglynnspub.com for details or call 302-738-7814 to speak with the manager. 48 hour advanced notice required.

Parking Details:
Since McGlynns Pub is located in Polly Drummond Shopping Center, there is always ample parking in our lighted, safe lot.

Public Transit:
Bus routes pass directly in front of the shopping center everyday.

Private Party Facilities:
Let McGlynns take care of your next party needs. Our banquet facility is a separate room at the back of the restaurant which can accommodate 20 to 40 guests. Buffets & party trays are available for all types of occasions. Please call the restaurant to discuss your options and book the event.

Private Party Contact:
Jodi: (302) 894-1200

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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McGlynns Pub & Restaurant - Polly Drummond Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

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4.6

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4.0

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4.3

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Moderate

100% would recommend it to a friend

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 10, 2017

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

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 7, 2017

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

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 (Houston)·Dined on October 29, 2017

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.

Tags: Fun, Late-night Find, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Live Sports
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 14, 2017

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.

Tags: People Watching, Happy Hour, Vibrant Bar Scene, Bar Seating, Fun, Live Sports, Great Beer, Good for Groups
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Friendly atmosphere to have a social gathering amongst old friends

Tags: Casual
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on September 7, 2017

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

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Happy Hour
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 31, 2017

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

Tags: Kid-friendly, Happy Hour, Casual, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 26, 2017

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.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 21, 2017

Very good food

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 1, 2017

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.

Tags: Fun, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on June 22, 2017

Food and service were great.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 9, 2017

Used app for reservation and was seated as soon as we arrived. Food and service were great.

Tags: Casual, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Quick Bite
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on June 8, 2017

The service was excellent. The food was very good. We will return.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Kid-friendly, Casual
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on March 13, 2017

Our server was one of the best we have ever had there. Wish I got his name. He was very attentive. Good job! Half price apps on Mondays is awesome!

Tags: Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Hot Spot, Great for Lunch, Quick Bite, Comfort Food, Casual, Bar Seating, Live Sports, Vibrant Bar Scene, Happy Hour
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 4, 2017

Nosey on a Saturday night. Highly overpriced for the OK food.
Service excellent!! That is the only positive I can say about McGlynn's.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 4, 2017

Very noisy 24/7 dance music. Folks can get a little rowdy. Waiter was awesome. Chicken wings arrived as ordered - very well done and super crispy. Chilli was a complete let down - less flavor than store bought. I might return if I happen to be in the area and not looking for a quiet dining experience.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fun
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 27, 2016

Always impressed by your good natured and efficient servers!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 27, 2016

Meet at both location's with a group of guy's the catch up with each other every month or so. Needed to have the speaker near us turned down so we could talk.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 2, 2016

We live near this restaurant as does another couple who joined us but neither couple had been there in the last twenty years. We drove by and decided to go for dinner. Turned out to be all-you-can-eat shrimp($12.99) or prime rib ($17.99) night. Both specials were excellent. Looked like the bar was the big attraction but we sat in the next room and could enjoy a quieter atmosphere. We'll be back!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on March 18, 2016

Really enjoyed the service and food was good. It is a true neighborhood type of restaurant and bar

Tags: Good for Groups, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 19, 2016

When we feel like going out, getting good value, good service and tasty food, we hit McGlynns Pub on Polly Drummond Hill Road.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 23, 2015

We came for a drink after sports on a Wednesday night, as they have $3.50 drink specials. We also shared a bowl of New England Clam Chowder, which was good. By the way, their nachos are $12.99 unless you come on an NFL game night, then they are $7, so we chose not to order that since it wasn't a game night, though their nachos are good, as I remember. The music is quite loud.
We were seated a good distance back from the front, so we hoped we wouldn't smell the cigarette smoke from the outside. Unfortunately, this was not at all the case. The cigarette smell was VERY strong the entire time we were there. Not being smokers, this bothers both of us a lot. This seems to be getting worse at this place, and we'll consider this in deciding whether or not to chose coming here in the future.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 4, 2015

Had a great time. We were a group of twelve and the food was good.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 15, 2015

We came for a drink and snack. So, we ordered the nachos. It was plenty for the 2 of us. They were pretty good. Drinks were very good.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 27, 2015

I am very disspointed in this place. Love using the open table app while we are out of town. However the hostess didn't even know what the app was or how to check us in. She looked at us as if we had 3 heads. Needless to say we never even received our points for attentions the restaurant. Food wasn't very good, and our waiter was not very friendly. Extremely disappointed.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on May 29, 2015

The food was good and came out quickly. Good selection of draft beer. The service was very good. Our server was readily available, attentive, and helpful. Our only complaint was the noise level. It was a Friday night, about 8pm and the bar area was very loud and the music was loud, which contributed to the loud talking. Since every table is in close proximity to the bar, the noise is unavoidable. Perhaps it would be better on a different night or not as late.

Tags: Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on May 6, 2015

Considering that 25 wings anywhere else is well over $30, all you can eat wings for $12.99 a person is hard to pass up. Chipotle bbq and Asian sesame are my faves and our server was on top of replenishing the orders. Drink specials are cheap, but weak and choices are limited. Depending on the night there is an interesting crowd to watch on their "dance floor." We go often for wing night, but I must say, we typically end up people watching the odd combination. I guess the location + all you can eat wings + alcohol = family dinner night club old friend reunions

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on April 16, 2015

I requested a table where we would have some privacy & extra room for opening gifts because we were celebrating a birthday & they had this all lined up perfectly when we arrived. Our waiter was friendly & attentive......all in all a nice family evening with some casual food!

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot, Kid-friendly
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on April 14, 2015

We love to stop in at this local pub for a quick dinner. It was half price burger night. My husband's Pub Burger and my Farmhouse burger did not disappoint!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on April 11, 2015

We were a table of five for dinner on a busy Saturday night. The fried clam appetizer was over breaded and a small portion. The calamari was well cooked, but a very small portion. All the entries arrived cold to warm. They had been sitting somewhere. The two prime ribs were over cooked. The vegetable of the day was greasy, baked potato cold. The tuna was barely warm. The waitress was attentive and responsive, but the meal was a disappointment.

Tags: Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 24, 2015

Tuesday is half-price burger night, so we took advantage of that tonight. I got the Stuffed Burger, while hubby got the Pub Burger. Both were made just as requested. The fries and cantaloupe slice are always good too.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 5, 2015

This is our favorite grab-a-bite-to-eat spot! Good to excellent pub food, great selection of beer.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 28, 2015

Went for all you can eat wing and they were great.

Tags: Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 23, 2014

We had a gift card to go there from another of their restaurants where we had a terrible experience with both food and service, so we tried it Saturday night. From being seated incorrectly ( the hostess, when we checked in, assumed we were with a big party that had a reservation--why??, to the wrong order for my drink, to our food and appetizers coming out nearly together, to the place being absolutely filthy--we'd NEVER go back. When the banquet seating is pulled apart, and you can see what's down there--no way. UGH

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 22, 2014

Great neighborhood place. Wonderful food and fast and friendly service. We come often and never had a bad meal. Ask for a table away from the bar for a quieter table

Tags: Hot Spot
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 5, 2014

Tuesdays are half-price burger night, so it's starting to become a ritual for us! Their burgers are very good. I had the "stuffed burger" and it was cooked just right this time. Thanks.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 29, 2014

Tuesdays are half price burger night. Very good burgers. Our experience is that you can't rely on the burger being cooked as ordered though. They never seem to understand "medium" and "medium-well" whenever we go there and order burgers. I've never minded too much though. I like their "stuffed burger" a lot.

Tags: Good for Groups, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 22, 2014

Despite having a confirmed booking through OpenTable they claimed no record of it. Fortunately I had a printout of the confirmation but I still had something of a wait. Food was mixed...stuff they only had to reheat (chili and beef stew) were pretty good but stuff that required controlled cooking (fish & chips) was over-cooked, greasy and cold!

I've used them before and they were OK during the day when things are quiet. I will be avoiding it in the evenings...Iron Hill is MUCH better.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 16, 2014

Our burgers and fries were very good. We shared a cup of the chili, which also was very good. I did find out that, although it has vodka in it, my Seabreeze is not considered a rail drink here, which were on special tonight for $4, so make sure you ask first.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List
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 (Richmond)·Dined on June 26, 2014

Did not go in place appears to be a motorcycle club hangout.
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Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene
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