M.J. Dowling's

4.7
icon/ic_reviewCreated with Sketch.
59 reviews
icon/ic_price_rangeCreated with Sketch.
$30 and under
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
American
Welcome to MJ Dowling’s Steakhouse and Tavern, a friendly neighborhood pub. Family owned and operated, MJ Dowling’s offers a casual dining experience with great food at reasonable prices. Featuring an eclectic menu, MJ’s is sure to please every member of your family. From juicy burgers and steaks to fajitas and nachos, we aim to please. Our nightly specials offer some of our most popular dishes at an even lower prices. Whether you are getting together with friends, going to happy hour or treating the family to a dinner out, MJ’s is the place to be! Be sure to check our game room which features two pool tables, a basketball hoop, and several arcade games!
What 59 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.6
service
4.3
ambience
4.6
value
Noise · Moderate
100% of people would recommend it to a friend
Sort by
Filters
L
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always get a great meal at Dowlings! Go with their specials! They are always something to rave about!!!

E
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food in taste and value. Experienced servers and very varied menu with excellent specials that change daily

K
1 review
Dined on 15 December 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Too much food. Took home enough of our meal to have another dinner the next day,

DB
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on 14 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

always an excellent time & dinner. wait staff is as wonderful as the food!

E
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 22 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had a birthday celebration with a party of 7...something for everyone, excellent food quality and value. Our server was attentive and efficient with our service.

SL
New York Area
46 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great Neighborhood restaurant. The owners and staff are friendly and accommodating and the food is always good. The fajitas (Steak/Chicken or Shrimp) are always a favorite. They come served on a sizzling cast iron skillet, with excellent toppings. For a change or pace, the Lamb or Chicken Gyro's is always a great option.

RE
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 19 September 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Neighborhood gem
Always great!
Service
Food
Ambiance
A true find

AC
New York Area
61 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place!

AC
New York Area
61 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

They always deliver on just what I was in the mood for!

LR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 27 August 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Good enough to make us return

S
London
31 reviews
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience4

There aren’t many places left where you can just get decent food at decent prices with no sense of the usual Hamptons “scene”. One of our favourites. Steaks for $28 on Sundays are even better value than usual. Good choice of draft beers and very kid friendly. If this closes down, all is lost.

SH
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall2food3service3ambience2

Family gave it a c+. Waiter was terrible. Had empty glasses, never came back for second round. Support staff covered the table very well. Food was ok.

k
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was very good. Good size portions and a reasonable price. Very happy. Will definitely go back.

DR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

M.J. Dawlings is my favorite place for dinner. My friends and I often call it “Cheer’s” because we go there so often everybody knows us. Food is excellent, service is outstanding and prices are reasonable

NG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 15 August 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience4

I had the steak fajitas and could not chew the steak. My husband had the Shrimp Po Boy and it was more bread than anything elas.

M
Washington DC
59 reviews
Dined on 14 August 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Great casual place frequented by locals and families. Good food with affordable prices and friendly staff.

S
London
31 reviews
Dined on 4 August 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

In the crazy, overpriced scene that is the Hamptons, it’s so refreshing that Dowling’s remains a bastion of good quality, reasonably priced food, with a great neighbourhood ambience. Always busy and for good reason. Long may they continue to do what they’ve always done.

OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience2

We had a 7:15 reservation and arrived at 7:20. Anyway when we got there the hostess was no where to be found and when she appeared she was going to give our outdoor table away to another group. I informed her that we had a reservation for outdoor seating and she was very rude saying that we were really late. I checked my phone and at that time it was 7:23, I showed her and she said yes you are really late. I said we had a reservation at 7:15 and arrived at 7:20. Anyway she chastised me as she showed us to our table. Servers outside were very nice but barely around. This is my first review. I guess I am just very disappointed and very embarrassed by the way the hostess treated me. I understand if guest are late for their reservations you can’t hold tables but 5 minutes seems reasonable and certainly didn’t warrant a rude hostess giving me attitude. We will never go there again. I suggest getting there early if you plan on going. Food wasn’t bad nothing crave-able.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Good Bar Food

L
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Always happy at M.J.’s!!! The specials are amazing! I had scallop tacos that were delicious! The price is right for the area!

RG
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Hamburgers excellent. Thursday night special Burgers $10

M
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 22 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great food, great value!
Price fixe was better than expected. Wine was good too!

DB
New York Area
35 reviews
Dined on 5 July 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience2

We had a good time. The food was. Very good especially the prime rib. The service was good. The only problem was the men’s room which was disgusting.

L
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on 5 July 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Always good food at Dowlings! Specials and salads are my favorite!

LP
New England
24 reviews
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Food was pretty good. Place was clean. Service was spotty. Waited 20 minutes even with reservation.

SL
New York Area
46 reviews
Dined on 14 June 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

M J Dowling is a great neighborhood restaurant. Great for dinner with the family or and quick night out with friends. The food is very good and the staff friendly, as are the owners who are usually on site. Go for the Fajitas, steaks, Nacho’s, gyro’s, quesadillas , ribs, or burgers. They have it all and more, each one dish well prepared. Excellent place overall.

JW
Tampa
11 reviews
Dined on 13 June 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A very friendly local place to have a nice meal with great service.

RC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 12 June 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always excellent service...we have been going there for years & the food is always good and Dowlings is very clean & staff always willing to help. We would certainly recommend & it’s the perfect place to head to with kids after sporting events.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience, delicious food. Seating was upgraded upon arriving.

AC
New York Area
61 reviews
Dined on 24 May 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place. Been coming here since opening day. Love that I don’t have to go into Sag Harbor town proper with all the crowds when in season. Right down the block from my home. They always make you feel like family.

DR
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

M.J. Dowling’s is one of our favorite restaurants. We go there all the time. The food is always great and the service is great. Our nickname for it is “Cheers”

SL
New York Area
46 reviews
Dined on 24 April 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Went for MJ Dowlings tonight, and it was fajita night special. Food was good, although entrees were delivered to members of our party at varying times. Which is an uncomfortable situation. The staff is nice, the food is good and they even had live music. Made for a fun Wednesday night. MJ’s is a good local dining place.

D
New York Area
350 reviews
Dined on 19 April 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Reliable neighbourhood restaurant and bar. The kitchen is open late and there are daily special offers. A great place to go after the movies of the theatre.

S
Orlando
21 reviews
Dined on 13 April 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I was told they had No reservation for us and offered us a table at the noisy bar.
We declined and left.

What is the purpose of making a reservation if they dont honor it?

JO
1 review
Dined on 4 April 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place we had nice dinner and great service We enjoy going there

SL
New York Area
46 reviews
Dined on 29 March 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Great local place. Good food, reasonable prices, friendly efficient staff. Perfect go to pub with great daily specials.Fajitas are fantastic as are the ribs. Great place for dinner with family or friends . Great place for cocktails while watching a game.

D
New York Area
35 reviews
Dined on 19 March 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great local place.

S
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 16 March 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience2

Food was mediocre, service (from 3 different people) was spotty, atmosphere fine for a pub, but I’d say stick to a burger and skip the fries (not good).

DB
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on 2 March 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

excellent place, everything was delicious, can't wait to return!

L
New York Area
38 reviews
Dined on 23 February 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I loved this place. We happen to be in area and this was a great catch. Service was great. The food was delicious. Kudos to the chef. Nice variety of different food! I loved the tuna tarter, great seafood and the lamb gyro was outstanding. Thank you