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Willie McBride's

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1270 Easton Turnpike, Branchburg, NJ 08876
908 722 1113
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11:30 am - 2:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 2:00 am
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night

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  • 2
    Excellent
  • 15
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Nothing impressive

From the dimly lit interior, to the inattentive service, to the average food, there wasn't much to be impressed with. Seriously, turn up the lighting a little bit so I can read the menu. As far as the food goes... The fried green tomatoes were heavily battered and deep fried. The corned beef... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 30, 2015
jjoshua
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Scotch Plains, New Jersey
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30 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Bedminster, New Jersey
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

Willie McBride's was a great place to stop for an appetizer or a meal and a Kilkenny when it first opened. Sadly, that is no longer the case. The food is absolutely horrible and there's been an obvious turnover in the kitchen and bar staff. They no longer serve Kilkenny and I had the first sour Guiness of my life... More 

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Scotch Plains, New Jersey
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125 reviews 125 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

From the dimly lit interior, to the inattentive service, to the average food, there wasn't much to be impressed with. Seriously, turn up the lighting a little bit so I can read the menu. As far as the food goes... The fried green tomatoes were heavily battered and deep fried. The corned beef lacked flavor. And, the chicken pot pie... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

We found out about half price appetizers & wine by accident! There were 4 of us and we made a dinner out of 6 appetizers & a bottle of Chardonnay! The Willies calamari, potato pancakes, sweet chili wings & potstickers were outstanding! Service was fun & attentive!

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North Babylon, New York
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148 reviews 148 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

Went here with the grandkids and had a great time. Food is good, nice atmosphere, especially if you like sports.! Lots of TV's to watch your favorite sport/teams. Also has a great beer list.

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Branchburg, New Jersey
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Willie's has a very active bar scene. There are lots of tv screens and music, and high levels of chatter. I don't join the bar scene so I usually ask to be seated in a little quieter spot. The wait staff try to accomodate me. The burgers are great, the fish and chips are better than okay but a little... More 

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New Jersey, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

First time there, and we were looking forward to enjoying an Irish pub atmosphere. We were seated in a small side room that was SWELTERING! Our waitress was much more focused on the large table, with screaming kids, also in the room. I guess she figured they'd give her a bigger tip, and she was right! We had to ask... More 

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Staten Island, New York
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70 reviews 70 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

I work nearby and can’t say that I visit often. It is probably one of very few full service restaurants in the immediate area but they are really over priced for being so far out and the food is average. I would recommend the black bean burger if you do ever visit but you aren’t missing much.

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Bridgewater, New Jersey
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

First time here. I ordered the Sunday special corn chowder. A bowl no less.the chowder had at the most 2 spoons of vegetables and at most 6 kernels of corn and the rest was broth. I sent it back and replaced it with French onion soup. I also had fish and chips.was not lightly battered as the noted.had a very... More 

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New York City, New York
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31 reviews 31 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

took the family here for a quick dinner. I have been here before a few times and I keep forgetting the food is terrible. I go a turkey club which had maybe one or two slices of turkey on each layer. My wife got a spinach salad and the dressing was horrible. My son got a kids chicken fingers and... More 

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Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

I was in area on business which is unusual given the area which is considered more rural. I enjoyed a cup of their homemade Potato Leek Soup and a Fish & Chips Sandwich. Both were very good. Atmosphere was typical Irish Bar setting, spacious, clean and friendly. Definitely would recommend this one.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1270 Easton Turnpike, Branchburg, NJ 08876
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Branchburg
  • Phone Number: 908 722 1113

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Irish
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 2:00 am
Monday
11:30 am - 2:00 am
Tuesday
11:30 am - 2:00 am
Wednesday
11:30 am - 2:00 am
Thursday
11:30 am - 2:00 am
Friday
11:30 am - 2:00 am
Saturday
11:30 am - 2:00 am

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?