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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 #37 of 318 restaurants in Silver Spring
Price range: $15 - $40
Cuisines: Irish
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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English first
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 NEW

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
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

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
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

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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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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61 reviews 61 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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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MA
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

We just randomly picked this restaurant and I am glad we went. The food was excellent. We had the Rainbow trout and the Grilled Pork and they were cooked and seasoned perfectly. The waiter we had was helpful and friendly. I will definitely go back when we are in the area.

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Traverse City, Michigan
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

While I think it would be great to provide a review of the food here, I can't say that I was able to experience the food menu. However, after a long day of work this was one of the few places near my hotel that I could grab a quick beer. Great atmosphere, nice patio outside, decent draft beer selection,... More

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Newburgh,IN
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

Good selection of beer and wine. My husband had a black and blue served up perfectly. Interesting selection of Irish food. I had the potato, cabbage and leek casserole-yummy. I will go back if ever in this area again.

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Arlington, Virginia
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10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

When I lived in Silver Spring, my fiancee and I went here most Fridays for dinner. They have a smaller bar and dining area downstairs, and a larger version of each upstairs. There are lots of televisions on the walls of many sizes, adn they have all varieties of sports on depending on what people want to watch. To be... More

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