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McGinty's Public House and Restaurant

911 Ellsworth Dr, Silver Spring, MD 20910-4402
301-587-1270
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Ranked #54 of 322 Restaurants in Silver Spring
Price range: $15 - $40
Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 1:30 am
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Cuisines: Irish
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Cary, North Carolina
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

After spending the afternoon at a college football game we headed to McGintys because it was close to our hotel. I wasn't expecting much selection on the menu, just typical pub fare, but I was pleasantly surprised. Their menu had the expected Irish dishes but also many fresh fish options. We enjoyed a delicious salmon dip to start. The kids... More

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Pittsfield, Massachusetts
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47 reviews 47 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

We were looking for a restaurant in Silver Spring and happened upon McGinty's. We had a large group of 7 and the bar area was too noisy for dinner conversation so we opted for their dining room. I know that when you go to an Irish restaurant you should stick with ordering fish and chips, but I thought I would... More

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Detroit, Michigan
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

I have been to this place or happy hour. Much better food and drink during happy hour. Came this time with the wife. Pricey. We had the hummus which was bland and bitter. Service was good. But overall would only return for happy hour

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columbia.md
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

I have been going to this bar since it opened-i love their brunch--great value and good food. Recently i went and sat outside on a nice day-- who wouldnt- and was told Happy Houris only if you eat inside. Now really-- you are punishing people who want fresh air? You allow happy hour at all tables inside but outside you... More

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Beltsville, Maryland, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Food here is always exceptional - and not at all what I would normally expect for an "Irish Pub". Even as vegan, I find plenty to tempt my tastes - quite apart from their exceptional fries! They also have a fantastic self-serve Bloody Mary bar on Sundays with a variety of hot sauces and add-ins. Always happy to come here,... More

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Chino Hills, California
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179 reviews 179 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

Here on business, so there was a preset menu. It was good - I had chicken breast which was better than the standard chicken breast. Service was helpful. Not a place I would go out of my way for, but if I were hungry and in the area, it will do the job fine.

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Ardmore, Pennsylvania
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81 reviews 81 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

located in the middle of silver spring, this is a nice bar to stop in for a drink. The bartender, Brendan, and the manager were very friendly and engaged us in a conversation. Good beer selection and we would definitely stop in again

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Silver Spring
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Lots of interesting lunch choices, reasonably priced at $8.95. My friend and I ate outside, which was lovely. The food was tasty, but service was a little inconsistent. Our waiter was very friendly, and said that the chef insisted on replacing a meal that my friend had, because there was a mistake. But meanwhile, our water was never refilled, and... More

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Baltimore, Maryland
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I have now been to McGinty's Pub and the food has always been decent for a bar restaurant. I will say the hot wings are actually hot (equivalent to hooters 911 sauce) and the regular buffalo wings don't have enough spice. Hopefully they make something in between in the future. The happy hour here is ok with a few beer... More

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San Antonio, Texas
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75 reviews 75 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

I didn't need to look at the menu. Irish Pub = Fish and Chips. That's my equation. Being a Friday night, the street was blocked off allowing pedestrians full reign. Live music could be heard from half a block away. Interesting people and dogs paraded by. This place has a huge room on the upper floor, but we waited for... More

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