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Permanently Closed - T.J. Maloney's

4.0
75 reviews
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$30 and under
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Irish
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  • Good for Groups (61)
  • Vibrant Bar Scene (39)
  • Late-night Find (34)

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This restaurant is permanently closed. Permanently Closed - Home of traditional Irish food, beverage and hospitality in Northwest Indiana – T.J. Maloney’s Authentic Irish Pub is one of the area’s and Merrillville, Indiana’s top social destinations for meeting with friends, family and business clients. Whether its a power lunch with colleagues, a beer with friends, a birthday celebration, a favorite dinner stop when you’re on-the-road, or an important VIP dinner – like an old friend, T.J. Maloney’s is the sought-after place you return to again and again.
Filled with rich woods, and an elaborate bar with authentic furniture built in Dublin, T.J. Maloney’s transports you to an Irish Pub on the Emerald Isle without the flight.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Irish, American
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Hours of operation
Closed Permanently
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Phone number
(219) 755-0569
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Entertainment
Our wildly popular T.J. Maloney’s Authentic Irish Pub dishes up more than just tasty Irish fare and a brilliantly friendly staff. For entertainment, it’s the place to be – especially on weekends. Channeling the warm, festive atmosphere of a true Irish pub, Star Plaza’s signature restaurant – and a Merrillville, Indiana favorite haunt - features live entertainment every Friday and Saturday night @ 10pm – and the best part, it’s free.
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Special events & promotions
Invite up to 40 of your nearest and dearest for a party or special event. T.J. Maloney’s offers three private rooms available to meet any business or social need. Thoughtfully customized menus, an onsite audio visual team and hands-on planning professionals ensure overall ease in coordinating your successful and festive event. Whether you’re celebrating with family, friends or colleagues, or are interested in hosting convention receptions, theme parties, weddings or birthdays – we’ll help you toast to all of life’s moments. Slainte!
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Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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4.0  based on all time ratings
4.0
food
4.1
service
4.0
ambience
4.3
value
Noise · Moderate
84% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (Indiana)
4.0  Dined on December 8, 2016

We booked this as a last visit since the restaurant was going to close soon. It was convenient for the adjoining theater. The menu was limited but the food we ordered was very good.

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vipeata7ot (Chicago)
3.0  Dined on September 17, 2016

Generally top notch, this restaurant had a bad day, or maybe just a bad entree. Side dishes, soup, bread -- all wonderful. Still very sad that it will be closing in a couple of months due to renovation.

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ClarenceandVernita (Chicago)
3.0  Dined on July 30, 2016

Our waitress was phenomenal and made our visit fun and enjoyable. Her food recommendations were very helpful.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Indiana)
4.0  Dined on July 21, 2016

Really too dark in the back dining area, it's needs more lighting.

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JoelD (Milwaukee)
4.0  Dined on July 15, 2016

Food was good but service was slow. We were with a large group for a conference and found out after dining at TJ Maloneys that we could have received 20% off. Disappointing!

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MichelleC (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on July 1, 2016

We had the poutine as an and the loved it. Shepard pie, 3pig grilled cheese, and potatoe soup were delicious.

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on May 2, 2016

I live in the Merrillville area, but I had never visited TJ Maloney's. My wife and I will definitely become regulars now. The food was great, the service was amazing and we had lots of fun.

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OpenTable Diner (Milwaukee)
3.0  Dined on April 29, 2016

Fast food. Loud music. Had to be in the spirit of the bar scene to enjoy.

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vipHappygal34 (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on January 24, 2016

Fun place at night. Quite quiet for lunch

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Nana (Chicago)
3.0  Dined on December 3, 2015

We had a reservation (made online) and tried to call to say we would be a few minutes late but no one ever answered the phone. We were seated immediately upon arrival but it was a good 10 minutes before the waitress actually came to the table. The hostess did not offer water or a menu and merely returned to her station less than 20 feet away. The waitress was very pleasant and attentive until we were finished with the meal and had to wait to get our check. This was frustrating since we were trying to make a show at the theatre on site. The menu has changed over the years with very few authentic Irish dishes. We chose this restaurant because it was connected to the theatre and were pressed for time, but we probably should have gone to one of the many other surrounding restaurants that offer a better food selection and better service.

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groupof9 (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on February 28, 2015

I called T.J. Maloney's in Merrillville Indiana to make a lunch reservation and was informed they were not accepted. I made an online lunch reservation through opentable.com, which was accepted. Upon our arrival for lunch, I was informed the restaurant forgot to close the opentable reservation area but would still honor the reservation. Brian, the Manager of T.J. Maloney's was very accommodating after we informed him of our online reservation. The service he provided to our group was outstanding. Brian took our order and provided top notch service. Thank you Brian for honoring our online reservation and the excellent service!!

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vipLandS (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on February 21, 2015

This is a very good restaurant and bar for a convention style hotel. The staff were very friendly and helpful. Our waitress was very persistent in getting my drink right. The prices are very reasonable and they have entertainment later in the evening.

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Lizzy (Chicago)
3.0  Dined on November 11, 2014

Was not happy to find you had taken the Rueben Roll ups off the menu. They were the best. I bought the Rueben sandwich, it was good but not as good.

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Jimster (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on October 25, 2014

We've eaten here 3-4 times and enjoyed it each time. The beer list is pretty good and often there are usually specials. We like to try the entrees with the British/Irish heritage. They are always ample portions that are tasty and well prepared. The restaurant is well staffed with friendly helpful people. Prices are reasonable. Try T. J. Maloney's and I think you will like it.

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on October 4, 2014

Specifically picked this restaurant to celebrate my daughter and her fiance's birthdays. I had forgotten about the time change (eastern to central), so we actually arrived an hour early. It was no problem, staff was gracious enough to get us seated right away! We were seated relatively close to a rather loud group of people, but as that group and ourselves were the only ones in the restaurant portion, it was somewhat tolerable. As more people arrived, group got quieter. The food: Outstanding. My wife's steak was not cooked to her order, our waitress said no problem and took care of it. The waitress, the gentleman who brought our food, and the manager all came over and apologized for the steak. We left very impressed!!

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Secretary (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on September 27, 2014

Ashley was our server and was PHENOMENAL... She met all our needs (including the band's: The Difference) and never had to flag her down to ask for anything!!! On top of it the poor kid wasn't feeling well but never let anyone know!!!! Hope to get Ashley again when we come back =)

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Good2dine (Chicago)
2.0  Dined on September 19, 2014

I thought that the restaurant would be a little upscale since it is a part of the Star Plaza. It felt cheap and cheesy to me. I didn't like the tables and chairs, there were mixed match chairs at my table and my table had scratches. I ordered fish and chips and the cod was rubbery and chewy. I won't go back again.

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jlrobert (Houston)
4.0  Dined on September 15, 2014

The bangers were some of the best I've had. The Guinness was on tap

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vipBecky (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on August 29, 2014

Loud & attractive bar scene. Mac & Cheese with braised tips was very good but service was painfully slow.

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marvinh4 (Chicago)
1.0  Dined on August 23, 2014

the service was horrible, the waiter said he forgot to bring us bread, then he put his hand all over the olive for the martini and sat them in the same plate as the bread. The bartender was snezzing all over the drinks as she made them. The steaks were hard, dry and tufffff. We will never eat at this horrible place again. It was our wedding anniversary and we were in town to see the Mike Epps Show.

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