PJ Sweeney's

4.3
56 Reviews
$30 and under
Irish

About

Conveniently located on Brick Boulevard in Brick, NJ, PJ Sweeney is Ocean County’s premier destination for authentic Irish Hospitality and Cuisine. The dining rooms feature warm inviting colors with tasteful décor reminiscent of the many quaint pubs found in Ireland. The dining rooms are set back from the bar area in order to provide a quieter dining experience for the Lunch and Dinner guests. Each of the 3 dining rooms can also be closed off to host private events of any size. PJ Sweeney’s menu features many of the classic Irish dishes such as Fish & Chips, Shepard’s Pie and Guinness Beef Stew. It doesn’t stop there though, from Bangers and Mash to Corned Beef and Cabbage, BBQ Baby Back Ribs to Grilled Atlantic Salmon, PJ Sweeney’s offers a little something for everyone. Perfect for a quick getaway on your lunch break or a casual dinner with friends & family, the PJ Sweeney’s Irish Pub strives to exceed the expectations of every guest.
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dena
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience4

great night good food a little too noisy but music was good

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HARRY
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

good service and selection of foods good prices on Monday

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Saman
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Outstanding food and great atmosphere! Tried it once and now I go back almost every week.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2017
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Great as usual

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Monday night special is great. You pay your bill with cash and get your food 1/2 off. Great deal. Their Chicken Pot pie and Shepherd pie is very good. If you like it spicy the Chicken Murphy has a kick. Fun bar.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2017
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Great time!

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Tracy
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great time at my favorite place. Excellent bartenders and server!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2017
Overall4food5service5ambience4

PJ Sweeney's has delicious food with large portions for the main entree. Salad did not come with any of the three entrees we ordered...seems like it is extra $s if you want a salad. We choose to get one appetizer (mozz. sticks) and two desserts. So we were "full" but the dinner check was "big". The atmosphere was "lively" and the service was good.

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vipLuv2eatout
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2017
Overall3food5service2ambience5

The food was very good, but the service was a disaster.

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Tracy
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good Experience! Will be back. Nice people. Excellent staff and management.

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PamelaS
Atlantic City
30 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I went here for lunch. Our server Victor was amazing and very helpful. We had the Guiness onion soup and the Balarney rolls, awesome! So good! Wow! Plus we had sandwiches which were also good! We shared the cheesecake, so light and creamy! Yum-o! We will definitely be back! Thank you Chef and Victor!

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Lulukc
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2017
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Monday is buy 1 dinner & get 1 free if you pay cash great deal & food love the chicken pot pie & shepherd pie good draft beer selections

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2017
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Fun band. Food fair.

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PeterG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good time. Irish music, good food

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SteveK
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2017
Overall2food2service5ambience3

I'll start out by saying the service was wonderful. We had a great waiter! The food on the other hand, was actually bad. My turkey dip was the driest, most bland sandwich I have ever eaten. My friend ordered the stroganoff and it was so bad that he took two bites and left the rest over. We had nachos as an appetizer and although decent, more than 50% of the chips had nothing on them. Despite the great service, I would never go back.

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WillC
Richmond
24 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2017
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food, great beers on tap! We loved the place. The open faced reuben sandwich was one of the best I've had at a restaurant! All the others in our party loved their food too. Only thing I'd suggest is to somehow lower the volume of the band playing. On Sunday nights, which is when we were there, the music from the band is overpowering. We were in a separate dining room from the bar area where the band was and we had a hard time hearing each other speak. It would have been perfect if the music was about 30 dB lower. But I will say the band was very good!

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ChellyG
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2017
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Food was great, as usual. My only complaint was that the music was TOO LOUD! It was at a volume of a club twice the size. I am all for loud music, it's great in the right setting. But I've been there twice, where I couldn't hear anyone talking. Even if the live music/dj-ing was turned down a little bit, it would make for a much better atmosphere.

GT
GraylynnT
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2017
Overall2food1service5ambience1

Very disappointed. The first time we went there it was fine. The second, and last time, it was a disaster. We got the wrong food. Food was not hot. VERY noisy.

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vipSpringTulip
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2017
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Service was terrible. Not crowded yet servicer would disappear for long periods of time. Generous portion size. Tasty potato leek soup.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is amazing. They definitely don't cut corners.

SK
SteveK
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to hang out. Had a good time. Great service.

MM
MelissaM
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service and music! I will go back again.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice clean place with excellent service. Nice menu selection. The food was good.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2016
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Wasn't happy with the portion being it was half price night. Looking for another location for specials. Service wasn't great. I booked on open table a night prior never received my credit.

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
3 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food and service were awesome!

PM
PatriciaM
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2016
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Service is very nice. Food is good pub food. A very comfortable place.

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Sweeneys
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are repeat customers & have never had a bad experience. The food is always good & Monday night 1/2 price menu is a great value. We brought friends this past Monday for their first visit & they loved it!

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vipMundo
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2016
Overall1food1service2ambience2

Waitress was very nice and attentive. Ordered a burger medium well, it arrived looking like hockey puck, burnt and crisp on the outside, dry on the inside as if it had been deep fried. Informed waitress this was unacceptable she said they have a similar complaint earlier in the week and that she would inform the manager, she offers to buy us desert which neither of us eat.
What should have happened is the manager should have come over to address the problem and offer to remove the burger from the bill or offer a cocktail for the inconvenience, did not happen.
Again the waitress was very nice however I will not be going here again as the management obviously does not understand the hospitality business.

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Pearl
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2016
Overall4food4service4ambience4

'Really good Irish food. We had a party of 5 for dinner. Our waitress, Linda, recommended the Chicken Pot Pie and she was right. It was great with a flaky top crust. Also was the Shepard's Pie and the Fish'n'Chips. I tasted the Chicken Pot Pie and can't wait to go back to get that. Their house Sauvignon Blanc was delicious. Good place to go.

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luv2sail
Hawaii
7 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2016
Overall2food2service2ambience1

Our waiter forgot to order our appetizer so we never got that. He was not very attentive. I ordered the penne vodka with shrimp. The shrimp tasted like it was frozen and had been thawed and it just tasted old. They left the tails on the shrimp and the type of bowl they gave me, every time I tried to cut the tails off the dish tipped over. This was our second visit and I don't know that we'll be back. Very disappointing.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was the third time I was there and the food was great both times. I love Irish cuisine, but that is certainly not all that there is. We were in a corner booth this time with 5 people. Are waitress was great! No complaints here. The first time were ate in the dining room, the second time was at the bar and this time was in the bar area but at a nice big booth. Great time.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went with 8 other family members. Children included. Food was great,service was excellent,reservations were made ahead so no waiting. This was our 3 time here. Every time was excellent. And verity is great,something for everyone..

JP
JParla
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2016
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Very loud on Sunday's. A little pricey for the portions.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2016
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Soup was cold & needed to be heated. Corned beef was like rubber. The overall menu has some nice choices. I'll give this place one more try to redeem itself.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2016
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Excellent food. Good size portions and served very hot. Friday night very busy with live music. A bit loud but good.

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vipLuv2eatout
Atlantic City
15 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was impressed with the atmosphere here and all the meals were very plentiful.
It has a large bar and and plenty of appetizers to pick from. I will definely
return.

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viplocalgal
New York Area
74 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2016
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Thought we'd give the Irish a try. Right off the bat, it's very noisy. Not letting this deter us
I tried one of their signature drinks which the waitress suggested. Excellent. He had shepherds pie which he completely finished. My corned beef and cabbage, which
I always LOVE! Tasted as if it had been left in the water too long, ok, but not great. Service
was very good and friendly

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Place was busy but with my open table res. not a problem getting seated, the food was great and the service was very good also a suprise on a monday night was half off all food s. I'll be back with more friends

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vipClemie
New York Area
46 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2016
Overall3food3service5ambience3

PJ's is a loud, local place where the food is good. I would recommend it for a casual supper.

FAQs

PJ Sweeney's offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (732) 202-6414.

PJ Sweeney's is rated 4.3 stars by 56 OpenTable diners.