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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: Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 30
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  • 36
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 7
    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
Good hearty Shepherd's Pie!

First night in DC area, I ate dinner at McGinty's Restaurant. Ordered shepherd's pie and Yuengling beer! Don't have Yuengling on the west coast as I informed the waiter much to his surprise! Food was good and so was the beer.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 12, 2015
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Joshua Tree, California
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Joshua Tree, California
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

First night in DC area, I ate dinner at McGinty's Restaurant. Ordered shepherd's pie and Yuengling beer! Don't have Yuengling on the west coast as I informed the waiter much to his surprise! Food was good and so was the beer.

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North Andover, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Terrific Irish pub in downtown silver spring. Excellent food (best rueben my husband has had in about 10 years). Very affordable drinks & happy hour menu. Fish & chips were terrific as was 'Irish club' sandwich that made my picky teen happy. Varied seating - outside, 1st floor pub, upstairs larger dining room.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

Really fun pub that served excellent food. Good selection of beers and a robust menu. Great atmosphere. We ate upstairs in the seat yourself section and we had a blast! Great place to kick back with a pint!

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Fitchburg, Wisconsin, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

McGinty's is a two story Irish pub in the heart of Silver Spring. The room upstairs is much bigger and there was music entertainment on a Friday night we were there. The food was decent, the music was nice and the beer was excellent. Nice atmosphere.

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Budapest, Hungary
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Being visiting students in Silver Spring for a year, we somehow always ended up here when we wanted a spot to gather. Good selection of drinks, simple but good bar food, friendly staff.

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Silver Spring, Maryland, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

McGinty's Public House is one of our go to restaurants in Silver Spring, as it has outstanding soups, burgers, salads, fish and chips, brunches, lunch specials, and entrees. The location near the American Film Institute and a multiplex theater make it an easy stop off after a film. McGinty's offers a dozen or more excellent draft beers from all over... More 

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Hickory, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

Lots of activity up and down the street. Foot traffic only. No cars. Lots of tempting choices on the menu. Settled on fish and chips (actually served with fries). Service was good and the beer very cold! Large portion of golden brown fried fish. Fries were perfect and the fish was just right. Will come back here.

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Cinnaminson, New Jersey
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

Staying in a nearby hotel my wife and I walked around looking for a place to have dinner. McGinty's was not overly noisy for a pub so we went in. The food was good and so was the service.

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Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

We have been to McGinty's several times in the last few months. One of those times was for dinner. We had some of the "Irish" dinners: bangers and mash, Irish casserole sampler, Potato and Leek soup. All were delicious. And the Harp's was cold and refreshing. The last time we were there was for Easter Brunch. First of all, they... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

My husband, daughter, son-in-law and I went there for brunch. My daughter and I had the beet cured salmon eggs benedict. Outstanding!! My husband had the full Irish breakfast and said it was very good. Son-in-law had a burger that was done just the way he wanted. Haven't had a Bloody Mary that good in a very long time! Great... More 

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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, Pub
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?