McGlynns Pub & Restaurant - Peoples Plaza

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58 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
McGlynns Pub & Restaurant,celebrating its 13th year in Peoples Plaza, is Newark's favorite Irish Pub. With its brick fireplace, cozy booths and updated look, McGlynns invites you to come in for a quick bite or hang out for the evening. Nightly specials and additional offerings keep our customers coming back for consistently delicious meals at a reasonable price. Our hot roast beef sandwiches, nachos & fajitas, fresh seafood and famous prime rib have earned McGlynns multiple regional awards including "Best Burgers", "Best Beer Selection", "Best Happy Hour" and "Best Place to Hang Out". Test your skill with our NTN Buzztime trivia game or sit and watch sports on one of our 18 TV's. Strike up a conversation with one of our friendly bartenders and servers who will make you feel right at home. Come on in and see for yourself why McGlynns Pub is everyone's favorite neighborhood restaurant.
What 58 People Are Saying
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4.0
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4.2
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3.7
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3.9
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75% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Vitani
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall1food1service3ambience1

My husband had ordered a Guinness, when it arrived to the table it didn't smell correct and had a soapy water taste to it as if the glass wasn't washed or dried properly. It ended up ruining our night, and made him very sick. The server sniffed the beverage and confirmed that it didn't smell right.

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vipStephen
Philadelphia
29 reviews
Dined on 3 January 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Big mistake. I should have ordered a burger. Instead I ordered marinated London broil. Couldn’t tell if it was marinated, but it was gray and tasteless and the mushrooms were just canned mushrooms on top of it. barely warm mashed potatoes were OK and the zucchini and squash side where ok. However the meat was pretty poor. The waiter was ok and attentive, but the meal was really sub par.

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vipAngeloR
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on 18 December 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience3

Out of Guinness and out of prime rib.

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JimS
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food, affordable, we had a good service. Went to the one near movie thestre

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vipdebbieh
Washington DC
21 reviews
Dined on 8 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Nice lunch after a walk at a neighborhood park. Most everyone else was getting ready for an afternoon of watching football games. Their strawberry salad is always great. Also had a beyond burger. We split and enjoyed both.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 31 May 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

We went for our daughters graduation dinner. The waiter we had was great and food very good. The place itself was pretty ordinary like a Ruby Tuesday’s or Applebee’s. A nice place to eat but nothing extremely special.

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DavidW
Baltimore
11 reviews
Dined on 12 April 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Pleasantly surprised by the good meal we had at McGlynn's on Friday night. The bar was nuts when we walked in but once seated it was still loud but manageable. Food and service were great. We'll be back.

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WilliamW
1 review
Dined on 16 March 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Our first time there we really enjoyed the atmosphere and the food . We are planning to come back sometime soon .

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vipShihTzuLover
Philadelphia
19 reviews
Dined on 14 March 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

The food is ok, but nothing special. It always seems a little under staffed for the crowd. Usually have to wait too long to get something that you need. It seems like the waitresses are running alot, but can't keep up. Maybe management needs to schedule more staff . We got all you can eat shrimp. They were pretty small, but tasted Ok. The prime rib was really not too good. We had it a few years ago and liked it. Tonight it was just bad. Even the aujus was awful. The quesadilla was very good though. All of the appetizers were good. We come now and then for drinks and apps. I think we will just stick to that in the future. Also stay away from the front of the restaurant. The smoke from all the smokers comes inside and it is not good. Especially when it is cold and the smokers hang near the door.

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vipmsmdp2u
Philadelphia
71 reviews
Dined on 1 March 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Pleasant service, good food, but rib dinner portion looks like an appetizer. If on OpenTable, watch your points: they cancelled our reservation, negating the points. Even after I called and offered to bring the receipt, they didn't fix it. Thankfully, Open Table is more conscientious.

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DeniseG
1 review
Dined on 23 February 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience2

The restaurant was noisy, dirty floor. In adequate servers, very slow. Brought the wrong cocktail and argued with my guest about replacing it. Took 45 minutes to get sandwiches, the food was cold. It tasted ok, but we couldn't finish. Very disappointed.

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vipInnapin
Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

New waitress she was very nice but many newbie errors. As far as the beer... we ordered flights and they kept coming back saying they didn’t have multiple beers we chose... they even took it upon themselves to substitute one beer after the waitress came back yet again to tell us they didn’t have one of the beers I chose since they didn’t have 2 I I originally chose.... salmon was dry got the wrong side dish. The ambience I always enjoy and since the company was good no one really got upset . But needed to be honest on the visit... will I go back ? Yup!

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JosephO
1 review
Dined on 2 February 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Good food, reasonable prices, nice atmosphere, great service.

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CindyL
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on 25 May 2018
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Good as usual.

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AngieH
1 review
Dined on 27 February 2018
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Staff was pleasant. Price was exceptional. I was seated upon arrival which was 30 minutes earlier than my reservation.

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vipFoodLuvr
Baltimore
41 reviews
Dined on 27 January 2018
Overall1food1service3ambience1

I ordered the Mixed Combo described on a dirty, oversized menu as pulled pork sliders, chicken fingers, and fried mozzarella sticks. Served instead was chicken patties, dried piles of pork on stale rolls. The mozzarella sticks weren't sticks at all, but fat and triangular. It was terrible!

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BonBon
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 22 December 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was a great experience. Our waiter Keith was amazing. Wonderful evening. Loved that we were also able to dance.

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vippmrthird
Philadelphia
796 reviews
Dined on 1 August 2017
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Thoroughly enjoyed our meals for lunch. Half price burgers on Tuesdays. My farmer burger was cooked perfectly and my colleagues Caesar salad with grilled chicken was excellent too; the chicken melted in your mouth , not at all chewy! Free popcorn too!

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CindyL
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on 23 June 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Love the pipcorn

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JSmith319
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 14 May 2017
Overall3food2service2ambience1

Wildly disappointing (ambience, food, service, etc.)

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 19 April 2017
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Everything was good...food, service, atmosphere. I was there with my parents who are older and have hearing aids...so the noise level was just too much for them and made it hard for them to hear. But that's our problem, not McGlynns.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 26 March 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The only place I'll go for London Broil. It is Outstanding with the sautaed mushrooms.

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viplkh123
Philadelphia
32 reviews
Dined on 4 February 2017
Overall5food5service4ambience4

always enjoy coming here for a drink and/or bite to eat.

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Morganv
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 1 December 2016
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Wings were not cooked as requested, and I ordered a second time so I can enjoy them. But, they were good.

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vipMarylanders
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on 7 October 2016
Overall3food2service3ambience2

Bottled beer was warm and The burger was over cooked.

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vip1satisfiedcustomer
Philadelphia
23 reviews
Dined on 24 July 2016
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Roast beef sandwich was very good. I had the BBQ shrimp flat bread. Sauce tastes like hot wing sauce not BBQ. Too spicy for me.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 7 April 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome All you can eat Shrimp on Thursdays, great service, yummmm

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BrendaJean316
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience3

On Sundays, they do a $12.99 Steak dinner with green beans and potatoe style of your choice. Excellent everytime we get it. Servers are always polite and helpful.

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vipMarkB
Philadelphia
21 reviews
Dined on 17 December 2015
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Went here with my kids for dinner. Got seated immediately and our waitress came over for our drink order. They have a good size draft beer list. Got there fried pickles and calamari for appetizers. The pickles were spears vs the usual chips, which while it was a nice change, my kids preferred the chips. The calamari was very tasty. My younger son had the kids burger and my older son had the Italian Grinder. Both enjoyed their meals. I got the Pulled Pork Flat Bread, which is on the appetizer menu, as my entree. It is plenty for an entree and quite delicious. Plenty of pulled pork. Will go back and recommend.

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JasonC
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on 15 December 2015
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Great burger; Great price (1/2 price burgers on Tues).

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vipbluerox
Philadelphia
31 reviews
Dined on 2 April 2015
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I mistakenly made the reservation for the wrong date. The hostess was very kind and accommodating by offering to move my reservation to tonight. We were seated right away and the server was excellent. She arrived at the table a minute or two after we were seated and was very attentive throughout the meal. She recognized the kitchen had forgotten to put a condiment on the plate and quickly corrected the error. And, at the end of the meal she said she would "be right back with our change" vs. "do you need change" (which normally plucks my very last nerve). Kudos to the server for contributing to an enjoyable evening with friends.

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viplkh123
Philadelphia
32 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2015
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always enjoy coming here. Its almost like Cheers. We always know we will run into someone that knows our name. Never been disappointed in a meal! Great beer selection.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2015
Overall4food4service5ambience3

We visit McGlynns often, since we live in the area. The food is always good, and the beer selection has great variety. The service is usually good as well. I have a food allergy, and they've always gone the extra step to make sure I can eat what I'm served.

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viplkh123
Philadelphia
32 reviews
Dined on 3 February 2015
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great place to meet up with friends for a few drinks. But don't forget to sample the menu. Lots of good choices. I had the salmon and hubby had jambalaya. for dessert the brownie sundae!!

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vipjohngrins
Seattle
28 reviews
Dined on 29 June 2014
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Owner has three or four restaurants in the Newark area. Deer Park and Cantwell's Taven are others. Friend had crab cake and ribs and it looked good. Not much from the outside and there is a fenced area on the sidewalk out front for dining. Decent selection of draft beers. Their own Taylors Grog was a nice, easy drinking ale. Cantwell's in Odessa was much better atmosphere and more interesting.

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321letsgo
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 28 March 2014
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Last minute choice for a dinner out on Friday - they were very accommodating. Food was very good. had what we wanted.

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50Plus
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2013
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We had a last minute gathering for an early New Years Eve dinner. Great place for a casual dinner anytime. Good selection of beers and other drinks with a good selection of food. Also has a large bar if you don't want a table.

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Susan
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2013
Overall4food4service4ambience4

First time there and enjoyed every minute of it. Waitress was wonderful and food was good.

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vipjanebuck
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on 28 March 2013
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Our server, unlike most, understood that she should not remove a plate until everyone at the table had finished.

JT
JTAandLisa
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2013
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great buffalo wings, jambalaya and prime rib were yummy too.

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McGlynns Pub & Restaurant - Peoples Plaza does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. McGlynns Pub & Restaurant - Peoples Plaza also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (302) 834-6661.

McGlynns Pub & Restaurant - Peoples Plaza is rated 4 stars by 58 OpenTable diners.

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