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McGlynns Pub & Restaurant - Polly Drummond

4.3
94 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
Perfect For:
  • Comfort Food
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Happy Hour
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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
American
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Daily: 11:30am - 5:00pm
Dinner: Daily: 5:00pm - 1:00am
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Phone number
(302) 738-7814
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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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.
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Private party contact
Jodi: (302) 894-1200
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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.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Linden Hill Road
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Parking details
Since McGlynns Pub is located in Polly Drummond Shopping Center, there is always ample parking in our lighted, safe lot.
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Public transit
Bus routes pass directly in front of the shopping center everyday.
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Entertainment
DJ Dance Party on Wednesday and Friday night.
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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
What 94 People Are Saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.4
food
4.5
service
4.0
ambience
4.1
value
Noise · Moderate
67% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0Dined on April 16, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

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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5.0Dined on January 30, 2018

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

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3.0Dined on January 23, 2018

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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5.0Dined on January 12, 2018

Great food Attentive servers.

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5.0Dined on December 31, 2017

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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5.0Dined 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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4.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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.

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4.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined on October 6, 2017

Friendly atmosphere to have a social gathering amongst old friends

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5.0Dined on September 7, 2017

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

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5.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined 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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4.0Dined on August 21, 2017

Very good food

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5.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined on June 22, 2017

Food and service were great.

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5.0Dined on June 9, 2017

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

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5.0Dined on June 8, 2017

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

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5.0Dined 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!

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2.0Dined 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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4.0Dined 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.

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4.0Dined on November 27, 2016

Always impressed by your good natured and efficient servers!

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5.0Dined 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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4.0Dined 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!

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4.0Dined on March 18, 2016

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

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5.0Dined 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.

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3.0Dined 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.

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4.0Dined on December 4, 2015

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

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4.0Dined 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.

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1.0Dined 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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2.0Dined 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.

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3.0Dined 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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4.0Dined 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!

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5.0Dined 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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2.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined 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.

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4.0Dined on February 5, 2015

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

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3.0Dined on January 28, 2015

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

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1.0Dined 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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