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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

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  • 28
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  • 28
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 7
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  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Nice place for comfort food

My wife and I were here with a friend while our daughters were auditioning for a summer program at a nearby ballet school. I found this place on Google Maps and thought it would be good to try because it was not a chain restaurant. We were here on a chilly Friday night. Fortunately we had no... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 19, 2015
TerpVirginia
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Herndon, VA
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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English first
Boston, Massachusetts
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

Had dinner at McGinty's upon arrival at Silver Springs, Food was OK at Best. Had to deal with a drunk, though friendly patron. Clearly had more than he should have. They are opening a dining space upstairs - have had better experinec in other Irish bars.

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New York City, New York
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277 reviews 277 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

large corporate feeling multilevel generic pub, average food decent drink options. Not much else to ad, go there with an expense account and have a few.

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Vandalia, Ohio
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30 reviews 30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

We chose McGinty's after a day in DC and seeking a sit-down experience close to the hotel that wasn't a fast-food chain. The menu is expansive and we played it safe with fish & chips and a crabcake sandwich with some buffalo wings as an appetizer. Everything was just fine - from prompt service to the food itself - if... More 

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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29 reviews 29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

Over the years McGinty's has been the go-to pub for me. It has an upstairs and downstairs. The down is more your typical Irish pub. Upstairs they have a large bar area for trivia, live music and has more of a bar feel to it. They have a fine dining room up there also. They have plenty of TVs dotted... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

Fantastic service on short notice for a group of 15+ Server was wonderful--patient and attentive Food was fantastic (Guinness beef stew & bread pudding for me)

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Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015 via mobile

This is our normal stop before heading to The Fillmore. The bartenders are always so nice and the happy hour food and drink specials can't be beat ! We will be back!

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Herndon, VA
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

My wife and I were here with a friend while our daughters were auditioning for a summer program at a nearby ballet school. I found this place on Google Maps and thought it would be good to try because it was not a chain restaurant. We were here on a chilly Friday night. Fortunately we had no problem getting table... More 

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Washington DC
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68 reviews 68 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

WOW!!! First time there last evening. Two of us had the chicken which was the best we've ever had!!! The fresh sage and the flavor of the kale was amazing! One other person had the trout, which was also full of flavor! We took home the bread pudding which is to die for, and the vegetarian lasagna that was full... More 

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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14 reviews 14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Good service; good value for drinks and pub grub. Excellent wide TV screens to watch sports and live band playing popular music.

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Normal, Illinois
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Very relaxed atmosphere. I had a Rueben and it was enough for two. Good corn beef, messy sandwich. Most Ruebens are. I would eat here again.

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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: Irish
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?