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McGinty's Public House and Restaurant

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911 Ellsworth Dr, Silver Spring, MD 20910-4402
301-587-1270
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11:00 am - 2:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 1:30 am
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 35
    Excellent
  • 42
    Very good
  • 18
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great place for the family

We have never been disappointed witht the food or service at McGintys. My 7 year old loves the bar area upstairs because he can run around on the stage while we can enjoy great beer and food at happy hour prices.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
roxita
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DF
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85 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We have never been disappointed witht the food or service at McGintys. My 7 year old loves the bar area upstairs because he can run around on the stage while we can enjoy great beer and food at happy hour prices.

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Thank roxita
Silver Spring, Maryland
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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

If you are looking for a traditional Irish Pub, this is it. All the plates you would expect with lots of Guiness to top it off. It has a fancier restaurant for better dining. I have not gone there as I like the regular menu and crowd. Plenty of space for gatherings.

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Thank lawshark1
West Bloomfield, Michigan
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015 via mobile

Decent place to settle down for a pint and a game. Atmosphere is a bit cold and the service is a bit distant rather than inviting. We heard the pecan pie is great but did not try it.

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Thank GarfinkelFamily
Arlington. Va
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61 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015 via mobile

I have been to McGintys numerous times over the past several years and always enjoyed the experience. However last night I dropped in with a party of four for pints and some food. Upstairs was booming so we opted for the downstairs snug. It took awhile to get the servers attention. After a bit we ordered pints and food. After... More 

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Thank brian m
Hilton Head, South Carolina
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46 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

Very convivial pub very that is heavily frequented by locals. New chef and the menu has some new twists along with the standard Irish fare. In my opinion, the Irish food is much better prepared than most other Irish Pubs. Their bar service is great both downstairs as well as the larger upstairs bar. Whether you are with a group,... More 

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Thank John R
Washington, DC
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44 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2015 via mobile

I like McGinty's. Even though it's not quite a long time bar (having sprouted up in the new downtown Silver Spring amid tons of chain stores and eateries) it's nice and scruffy with a mix of all classes and kinds of people. The downstairs bar has three TV screens, all meticulously labeled on what games will be shown, to save... More 

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Thank BarryD
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84 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2015 via mobile

Sports bar... typical bar food and beer choices. Accommodates large crowds for games. Service is decent

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Thank Stephen C
Jackson, Mississippi
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98 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2015

Went here with a colleague for a late dinner. Excellent selection of beer and ciders on tap and wines. Menu is a unique mix of Irish pub favorites and more eclectic, modern dishes with kind of unusual ingredients (e.g., chicken liver spaghetti). I had an Irish lamb stew which was very good along with a couple of Mangers ciders. Was... More 

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Thank wxinms1
Massapequa Park, New York
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109 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015

Excellent shepherds pie, burgers juicy cooked to order. Try the mushroom soup. we ate upstairs large room with many tv's

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Thank MisterMet
Washington
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34 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015 via mobile

I enjoyed an exceptionally warm November evening at a sidewalk table. I was looking for a rather late, but quick meal...I sat down, was greeted quickly and a great Ruben arrived pronto...I'll be back...

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 911 Ellsworth Dr, Silver Spring, MD 20910-4402
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Silver Spring
  • Phone Number: 301-587-1270

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 40
  • Cuisine: Pub, Irish

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 1:30 am
Monday
11:00 am - 1:30 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 1:30 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 1:30 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 1:30 am
Friday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 2:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?