Annie Bailey's

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For a fun night out with family and friends, hit up Annie Bailey’s Irish Public House in Downtown Lancaster where the beer flows by the pint and the Irish inspired foods are always made fresh and delicious. Considering that Annie Bailey’s is a popular place to go, there is often a worthwhile wait, but reservations are available for those who prefer to skip the line. Casual attire is welcomed as is the opportunity to enjoy a selection of takeout.

Annie Bailey’s also hosts private events for up to 80 guests in the Conway Room.
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BC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

2nd time I've been to Annie Bailey's and enjoyed both visits. Was hoping for corned beef and cabbage but had the Bangers and Mash. Loved it.

JF
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

I loved my Shepard's Pie! The onion Bisque was good but, wouldn't get it again. My wife's salad was o.k. not enough shrimp. Our friend's N.Y. Strip was good.

S
Las Vegas
9 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The beer and main dishes were very good. Pleasant bar atmosphere, but chilly inside. Service was excellent. The bread was oddly ice cold - like it had been refrigerated.

SL
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is wonderful and the atmosphere is fun. We had the cheesesteak egg rolls, the shepherd's pie, and the bangers and mash. All were delicious. The portions were big so we had no room for dessert. The egg rolls really could have been a meal by themselves.

D
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 8 November 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The place is great place to go, especially for groups. Soup came out warm instead of hot but was very tasty. The shepherds pie and chicken pot pie were good.

OT
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on 5 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my fiancé’s and my 3rd anniversary of meeting at Annie Bailey’s. We have grown to love the food over the years and have made it a point to come back on our anniversary to re-create our first date.

The hostess Faith greeted us promptly and walked us to our preferred reserved small high top table by the fireplace. Our server Jillian got our beers and apps to us in no time. The cheesesteak egg rolls and mild boneless wings with a side of hot garlic were delicious as always.

There is no doubt we will be back again, not just on our anniversary.

AK
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience3

We had a lovely dinner. Our waitress Amanda was excellent and checked with the kitchen on the food allergy questions we had. Very impressed by the entire experience.

MF
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ordered vegetarian shepherds pie it was outstanding and enough for two people

OT
1 review
Dined on 25 October 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great service! Very good food.

F
Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined on 20 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday celebration

JF
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The staff was very attentive and helped with all our requests. The food was great and was prepared and delivered to our table quickly. We were seated on the patio and the noise level was very low. We will definitely return and recommend this restaurant to others.

DJ
Indiana
24 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

This was a lovely evening on the deck with friends. Our lamb and beef burgers were well prepared. Our server checked in with us, but seemed to be ending her shift, so we needed to ask for drink refills.

RR
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall3food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. The part we didn’t like was that we got to restaurant early for our 8:30 reservation. It wasn’t ready so was told to wait and we will be texted when ready. As I see multiple couples coming in after us were seated. They apologized of course but couldn’t manage the reservations and had us waiting 20 minutes past our time and seated others before us.

FD
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Crowded. Saturday night. Reservation for 2 made then edited to 4 but didn’t get communicated to schedule. Hostess was very accommodating and managed to get us a table that fit 4 tightly.

RM
1 review
Dined on 27 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food. Friendly service. Nice atmosphere. Highly recommend the meatloaf which was awesome. Will definitely be coming back next time I'm in the area.

OT
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on 22 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We got a great table outside in the shade (which I had requested). We were seated by Kristen and greeted promptly by our server Lindsay. Our brunch Eggs Benedict (hers) and the Chicken & Waffles ( mine) were fresh & delicious. We will be back again!

JD
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall3food4service1ambience4

I have been to Annie Baileys on numerous occasions. We were here to celebrate a friend's birthday. Unfortunately, our service was horrible. Had to ask numerous times for refills, waited 30 minutes to place our order, waited another 30 minutes after we finished eating for plates to be cleared. Then we asked to order dessert. Ordered 4 different desserts. 20 minutes later, dessert came out for 3 people, the fourth, we were told, was not available. So, as the rest of my party enjoyed their dessert, I had to wait another 20 minutes for my dessert. It would have been nice to know that before everyone else's was brought out. Then we waited again for the check. From the time we sat down to the time we left it was well over 2 hours. It was not busy (a LOT of open tables) and when we looked, there were other tables equally as upset about the lack of service. Although I will definitely come back again as I love the food and the ambiance, I will make sure to not have the same waiter.

KM
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 20 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I thought the food and service is great! I will recommend it to others

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Way too loud, had to yell across the table.

T
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time. Great experience

MG
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent and atmosphere was perfect. The person I was with and I were able to talk and not have to yell across the table to be heard.

OT
Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined on 1 September 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Server wasn't particularly attentive. Not a huge menu, so I expected what they had to be very good. It was just mediocre. 2 of the orders came out wrong. And hot foods were barely warm. Not impressed with anything except the dessert.

JF
Philadelphia
59 reviews
Dined on 28 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner. Had the vegan Jumbalaya - amazing. Great new cocktail menu as well. Service attentive and solid.

LG
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 25 August 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Our server was pleasant and attentive. Food was delicious. The only reason I didn't give 5 stars is because it took a very long time for the food to be served after the order was taken.

S
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Our server was awesome! She made great recommendations for the steak and the meatloaf! My lettuce wraps were okay-I needed something healthy!

SP
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 15 August 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great service and setting.

J
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience2

Very disappointed with the service. Our waitress was very inattentive during our visit. She didn't find out if we wanted more drinks. Food was OK & the waitress failed to bus the table.

c
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on 8 August 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Hearty fare, happy place, could be highly addictive. Besides traditional Irish dishes the menu offers surprises like “Irish Tacos”
The place is huge yet it makes one feel at home.

S
Pittsburgh
8 reviews
Dined on 7 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chicken pot pie was delicious. Even had a small salad on the side Guinness was fresh.

RC
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on 29 July 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience2

The restaurant was ok, nothing special. Very dark. We ordered meatloaf and hamburger but both were tasteless. Service was good. We will not try it again.

Q
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on 26 July 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Was in Lancaster for a convention. Restaurant was very close to the Marriott convention center. Good food and nice informal atmosphere.

p
Atlantic City
2 reviews
Dined on 26 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great atmosphere! Happy hour specials are priced right and you get a lot of food for your money. Live entertainment is a nice touch too!

WN
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

It was not as good as I. Years past. The service and food have taken a decline. Ambiance is still good though.

MH
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We hadn't been there in awhile and we'd forgotten how good the food was, we're glad we returned!

EG
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was banging. All of our meals were served within 15 minutes of us ordering. I love this pub.

OT
Philadelphia
120 reviews
Dined on 17 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good place. Good food. Good service. Parking in town sucks.

LB
1 review
Dined on 14 July 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Hard to hold a conversation seated next to a very large party.

ST
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 12 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Annie Bailey's is one of my favorite downtown eateries. The service is always friendly and prompt and only exceeded in quality by the food. I have yet to have a bad experience here.

KP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 11 July 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

This was our first visit to Annie Bailey's. Our server was very helpful with suggesting local favorites. Atmosphere was cool. The pretzel appetizer was a perfect starter for our hungry kids. Portions were big... Chicken curry dish was really good as well as the fish and chips. Ribs were a bit overcooked but still had a nice flavor. Will definitely be back.

s
Philadelphia
58 reviews
Dined on 7 July 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We were in Lancaster for a trip and I made a early Sunday reservation not knowing if I needed to or not. It was not busy but my party of four had apps and some beers and a nice early dinner.
The service was GREAT. the food was good but I was hoping that an Irish bar would have more Irish food, there was some but not much and what there was was Americanized.
Still it was good and we had a nice time.

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