M.J. Dowling's

4.4
100 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Welcome to MJ Dowling’s Steakhouse and Tavern, a friendly neighborhood pub. Family owned and operated, MJ Dowling’s offers a casual dining experience with great food at reasonable prices. Featuring an eclectic menu, MJ’s is sure to please every member of your family. From juicy burgers and steaks to fajitas and nachos, we aim to please. Our nightly specials offer some of our most popular dishes at an even lower prices. Whether you are getting together with friends, going to happy hour or treating the family to a dinner out, MJ’s is the place to be! Be sure to check our game room which features two pool tables, a basketball hoop, and several arcade games!
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4.3
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100% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I will never go back. The manager is belligerent.

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vipScott
New York Area
46 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food4service3ambience3

The restaurant was good enough for our group. With the shortage of staff that everyone is experiencing, it was not surprising that things were not perfect. We had a shrimp cocktail incident where a full shrimp cocktail was dropped on one of our guests. The cocktail sauce just missed two people in our group. Fortunately, it was a relatively minor incident. Unfortunately, there was no effort made by management to handle the situation gracefully. There was actually no acknowledgement. At least they didn’t charge us. The waiter took it upon himself to comp our drinks.
All in all, it was a reasonably good evening, but it was our group that made that happen.

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Geri
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great!!

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MrsH
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The meal could feed a party of 4, and we were just 2. It was Pasta Night so we ordered from that menu. Very clean, waitstaff friendly and nice family atmosphere.

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vipJonathanH
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

The food was excellent. Fresh, plentiful and good value.
The service was terrific.

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Emcguire
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Busy restaurant that still manages to deliver great food and service!!

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Netties15
New York Area
35 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were a party of four -two enjoyed burgers, one had shrimp fajitas and one had chicken Milanese. All very good. Service was exceptional!

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vipLiteacher
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great dinners! The specials here never disappoint! The mahi-mahi and chicken Milanese were delicious and reasonably priced for this area! One of our favorite places!!!

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vipBoom
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Dowling's is a very popular spot for locals and tourists. It is a friendly, welcoming restaurant. All the food on the menu is delicious and reasonably priced.
The special s of the day are a tremendous bargain. We enjoyed a Caesar salad, salmon and cheesecake for $29. The slice of salmon was huge and the presentation lovely with spinach and ratatouille.
Best buy in Sag Harbor and delicious food.

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vipKenk
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It is reliably good food, with good service in a comfortable setting. We sat outside in the garden fir the first time and it was very very nice.

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SSSR
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Perfect for what it tries to be: a real sports bar with solid sports bar food at a very reasonable price (for the Hamptons).

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JTF7
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, nice staff and service
We definitely will be back

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vipKarlo
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food, friendly staff. We sat outdoors with kids and this became a surprising Open Table find. Perfect for what we needed. Will return.

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CSBIZ
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Great menu and the food is always good. Parking can get tight when it’s busy. One of our go to joints in the Hamptons

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vipSusanL
New York Area
55 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great local pub. Food is consistently good as well as the service from provided by friendly competent staff that have worked there for some time. Great Fajitas, burgers, gyros, nachos and pizza.

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NancyK
Birmingham
3 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time to visit MJ Dowlings, casual pub type atmoshpere, great food, perfect casual Sunday evening out.

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vipSusan1945NYC
New York Area
35 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We had the Tuesday special which were different pasta dishes. They all come with a large fresh salad.we had eggplant parmigiana and chicken parmigiana. Generous portions and very well made. Service is always good.

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vipGraceC
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Really nice bar and restaurant. Nice buzz to it, good choice of food and beers. Great for a Friday night

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AnnC
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always good food and good service. It’s out go-to restaurant

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Geri
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love going to Dowlings. Just a great local place with great people.

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MichelinaR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Delicious food. Exactly what I thought it would be

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RoseC
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I am very happy to say that we enjoyed our recent visit to Dowlings. The service is always great, efficient & food perfect. Thank you will be back again.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Always a good eating experience.

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vipTANO
New York Area
40 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Was pleasantly surprised at how good the food is at this place, the instead is very "pub like".

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vipNYCDiner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Welcoming tavern with good food, reasonable prices / different specials for many nights of the week & friendly staff. Great portion sizes for pasta night etc

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Susan1945NYC
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Good food, generous portions,with reasonable prices.
The service is outstanding and everyone tries to accommodate guests , especially those who are fussy about social distancing

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Cala86
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great dinner with friends in a Covid-safe booth. They have gone above and beyond to ensure safety for both staff and patrons- good job and thank you!!

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vipACall
New York Area
65 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Consistently great food & service. Always very accommodating. Can’t wait to get back there soon

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience3

Eat outside very accommodating

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vipGpl2013
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Delicious wedge salad. Solid good prime rib Banh Mi sandwich was ok/good. House cab was surprisingly delicious. Very friendly service. Outdoor heating lamps effective

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vipACall
New York Area
65 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Perfect meal. Just what I was in the mood for on a Sunday night. Thanks for another great dinner

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vipDorothyF
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and awesome service. Definitely go back

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vipEricL
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly atmosphere with great service and food.

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vipSusanL
New York Area
55 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great neighborhood spot. Friendly attentive staff, good food at reasonable prices.

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JacquelineS
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My group and I dined twice in one week. Two different waiters were both attentive and patient. All of us were happy with our meals and we had a variety of salads, appetizers. and entrees. Also, it the hamburger was the best I’ve ever had anywhere.reasonably priced too. A pleasure.

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vipspinnerjk
New York Area
102 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience3

Food good. Very slow service, we believe the waiter was stretched beyond his capacity. He was very nice and accommodating, but way to stretched.
Wasn’t happy with paying for refill of seltzer, but given it is during the pandemic. We will give it a pass.

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vipmugirl
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Food was simple but tasty, atmosphere outside was lovely, service was great.

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vipCarolC
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very enjoyable!

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RobertL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food, reasonable prices, nice outdoor patio with tables well spaced. Some noise from road traffic but due to spacing other customers aren't a disturbance.

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Lauren
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

YUM! My favorite place for a burger and a beer on a fabulous weekend.

FAQs

M.J. Dowling's offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (631) 725-4444.

M.J. Dowling's is rated 4.4 stars by 100 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.