Molly Brannigans Irish Pub & Restaurant

4.4
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Irish
Molly Brannigans Irish Pub & Restaurant is about as Irish as it gets. As soon as guests enter, they can't help but notice the absolute flood of green that decorates the bar. Irish flags are used to decorate the dining room throughout the space. There are street signs from Ireland as well as other traditional decor.Of course, the most important thing for any Irish pub is the beer selection. Molly Brannigan's proudly serves beer served throughout the U.K., but particularly Ireland. For appetizers, some of the specialties of the house include Olde World pretzel sticks, Killian's pickles, reuben beef bites and ceili tenders. Entrée selections include Guinness dip prime rib, open face pot roast, Molly's pub burger and traditional bangers and mash with braised cabbage and demi-glace.
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1 review
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our first time back to Molly's since the recent renovations. It is brighter inside and very beautiful. Our server was very pleasant and attentive to our needs. We were there for happy hour and took advantage of the drink and appetizer specials --- delicious all around! We'll definitely be back :-)

JT
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Date with my lovely wife. I would rate her a 10 on a scale of 1 to 10. I am lucky to have her, I know this because she informs me of it regularly.

MK
Cleveland
117 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I like this local restaurant and it’s updated appearance. It’s a great choice for some traditional Irish fare. Shepherd’s Pie and a cod fish fry were well prepared and presented. My pork shoulder was not great, so I would say stick with the classics and their bar food menu. Dessert cookies in a cast iron pan had good flavor but were over-baked. Service was friendly and efficient. Try the Skunk & Goat ale.

SM
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

We had 5 30pm reservations. Server was 10 minutes before coming to our table. Took our drink and app orders which came out in 10 minutes. Took our food order that didn't come out until 6 47pm. We had previously mentioned we had tickets for a 7 30 show. When the food arrived, it was cold and inedible. Cold Shepard's Pie, cold clam chowder, soggy and cold fish and chips. Inedible. Very disappointing. Left without eating.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful and fun place to catch up with someone. Our server was joyful and accommodating and kind. Thanks for the good service

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

Great new menu! Check it out.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

My food was not as good as I had hoped. I ordered the Shepard's pie and it was really lacking salt / savory. Like they forgot the worchestire sauce. It also used to be served with a delicious slice of Irish soda bread which was nowhere to be found anymore. My husband's fries with his burger were cold as well. Disappointing.

The new owners increased the prices of everything but I do not feel that the quality of the food went up as well...actually quite the opposite because I used to love Molly's.

Our server was great though, friendly and accommodating. I just dont think I will be back until I hear better things about the food.

M
Cleveland
6 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent service and very good food. Would recommend to locals and visitors to Erie alike.

KC
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had a great time at Molly Brannigans! The atmosphere was relaxing ,the food great, and the service excellent! The wait time for food was short and we easily made our later engagement with time to spare!

OT
Nashville
3 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Six of us had dinner before the fireworks. Wonderful server, had to wait a while to get our food

OT
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and the food had the authenticity of Ireland! We loved it and will be back soon!

ME
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Nice remodel, nice additions to the menu. Service was outstanding!

BW
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thoroughly enjoyed this restaurant in downtown Erie. Truly a unique dining experience with a very diverse menu and great tasting food. The Buffalo Chicken Dip and House-made Tortilla Chips is a real standout.

OT
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Absolutely fantastic service! The all you can eat fish and chips special (on Fridays) was quite good. The drinks were wonderful. (We had the Old Fashioned, Four Leaf, and the margarita.) The space was recently remodeled and was light, bright, and remarkably clean. Definitely a great experience and looking forward to going back.

J
Las Vegas
92 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Food was very good. Menu was a bit eclectic but had many main staples as well. Oration size was on the light side.

M
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

The food was both comforting and unusual, with creative touches (Guinness reduction, smoked cocktails) that added to the experience. The wait staff was attentive. It was actually more than I expected -- I thought that the food would be secondary to the bar, but instead the bar supported the food.

GL
Seattle
13 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Nicely refreshed venue, good service and updated menu.

BL
Orlando
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Burger special a hit for Father’s Day!! Remodeling looks fabulous!

FM
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Have no complaints with the dinner. The bread and butter pudding lacked flavor and was dry.

B
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Atmosphere!!
Great Service!!
Great Drinks & Great Food, you can tell the owners and managers truly care,keeping the food authentic with real Irish seasonings and Ingredients.

CE
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 3

Seating in the back was very noisy. Food and service great. Hard to hear people at our own table due to noise level.

D
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Not until it reopens with new menu. Current selections are basic bar food

SN
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

I wish there had not been any reservations taken on this day because it was busy because of St Patrick’s Day. There were people who couldn’t even stand up because they were so drunk. The staff seemed confused that we had reservations. Our waitress did the best she could because it was so busy, but she was short with us. The menu was a few appetizers and no traditional Irish dishes, which is why we chose that restaurant. We were embarrassed we brought our out of town friends there, and we won’t be back.

DB
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

A fun place to grab some food and drinks. Dinners were a bit pricey for what you get, but happy hour apps were very good. We will be back. Fun, historic building, good service. The reuben that went to the table next door looked fantastic. That will be my pick for next time rather than a dinner.

BV
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time diner. Great food, great drinks and the atmosphere was totally Irish.

M
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 4food 2service 4ambience 4

Hard to beat fireside seating - so cozy in winter! BF remembers the interior architecture from the 70s )

JB
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 2

The food was just ok and for the price was not enough. We were both still hungry after we ate our entree. Nothing comes with your dinner, we had to order salads separate. Not even bread. I felt it was expensive for so little, and my husband even had to order a $10 appetizer! Our server was great. We probably will not return.

J
Las Vegas
92 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

Be prepared as a diner that this is a bar. Although there are dining tables in the back its clientele and ambiance is Irish Pub/bar. The wood floors and walls are not sound muffling so all conversations at the bar carry through the building. Food was good.

EB
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

They ran out of draft Guinness on Nee Year’s Eve. And charged us $6.50 (draft charge) instead of $4 for the can. Server never even told us that they were out. We knew it tasted awful but wondered why, and found out when we moved to the bar and the bartender told us. Our server seemed to be in a big hurry to rush us out the door when we wanted to stay and drink, hence why we moved to the bar. The food was pretty good, but overpriced.

J
Pittsburgh
5 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a cozy table by the fireplace in the back room. Our waitress (Taylor) was friendly and very accommodating. She pointed out that the happy hour specials were in effect, 2 for 1 appetizers, and drink specials. We ordered drinks, a very nice red wine, and an exceptional regional craft beer, and looked over the appetizer menu. We decided to share four appetizers for our meal, and 2 cups of potato/leek soup. Everything was unique and delicious, and more than enough to fill us up. The menu has a number of excellent Irish dishes, plus several very nice pub selections. I would recommend Molly Brannigans to anyone looking for a good meal in a warm and inviting atmosphere. The back room where we dined was cozy and quiet, but the front of the restaurant is a traditional Irish pub, with all the trimmings.

Molly Brannigans Irish Pub & Restaurant
Responded on December 9, 2018

Hello, Thank you for taking the time out of your day to leave us a review! We are thrilled to hear you had a wonderful time at our Pub and that you would recommend to others! We constantly strive to provide fantastic service and a culinary experience for our guests & are glad to see you had just that. Your positive feedback is greatly appreciated and will be shared with our team. Hope to see you back sometime soon! Best, Molly Brannigan's

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