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McCloskey's Restaurant

17 Cricket Ave, Ardmore, PA 19003
(610) 642-9280
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Ranked #2 of 74 Restaurants in Ardmore
Cuisines: Steakhouse
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

Was pretty disappointed with the service on my one visit there. Waited for way to long for two people. Good was average if that. Probably won't repeat the business. I understand they were probably understaffed but it just wasn't what I was looking for.

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Phoenixville, Pennsylvania
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45 reviews 45 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

A family affair, McCloskey’s Tavern, the Main Line’s oldest Irish pub, has been setting ‘em up for over three-quarters of a century. In recent years, however, this welcoming establishment has gone from a local happy-tappy to an acclaimed “Best of Main Line” award-winning restaurant noted for the quality of its cuisine and service. Everyone comes to McCloskey’s – and I... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Just moved to Lower Merion so decided to stop-in for a few drinks. Kim was awesome and made a great drink and spent alot of time talking to us to give us a warm welcome to the area and this neighborhood bar. After talking to a few people, it looks like I found the best neighborhood bar in the area... More

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Haverford, Pennsylvania
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474 reviews 474 reviews
324 restaurant reviews
315 helpful votes 315 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

McCloskey's is a popular neighborhood restaurant and bar. Most of the people who frequent this establishment are regulars and a lot of people are known by their first names. It reminds me a little bit of the TV show Cheers. It's clean. The staff is friendly and has an okay look to it. It's not fancy, pretty basic northeastern bar... More

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Plymouth Meeting, Pennsylvania
18 reviews 18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

always love to go here their food is special their meat loaf, turkey platter, mushroom soup is fab. Always pleasant service owner is always there to assist.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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25 reviews 25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

We walked in early on a Saturday night and were seated right away. Food was very good, service was fine and it was a very pleasant evening. Very good filet mignon and soft shell crabs (in season).

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Ardmore, Pennsylvania
11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

We went here for a coworker's birthday; the food was good, served quickly despite it being lunchtime, and reasonably priced. The only downside was my Caesar salad which was so drenched in dressing, the Romaine leaves needed wiping off. I do understand that Caesar comes dressed, and have eaten my share of it over the years, but this was a... More

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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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168 reviews 168 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

My wife and I took a Saturday morning trip down the Lincoln Highway toward Philadelphia. We ended up stopping in Ardmore for lunch. When we arrived we were told to choose a table, which is always fine with me. The waitress was attentive, and responded to our needs. The tap list was good, but not great. I had the meatball... More

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Havertown, Pennsylvania
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014 via mobile

This is my favorite local restaurant, actually - it IS my favorite restaurant! The food is excellent. The service is amazing. The crowd is lively, yet considerate and friendly. I like Paddy, Kim and Sean. Coming here is like visiting old friends. You know what to expect but each time you visit you wonder why it has taken you so... More

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Ardmore, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

We are regulars at this Bar. Phil, Kristen and all the staff make us feel like family. Great entrees and burgers and wide bar selection.

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