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

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  • 3
    Excellent
  • 16
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 7
    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
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I waffled between 3 and 4 stars for Willie McBrides. The atmosphere is convivial, typical Irish pub decor and live Irish music on Sundays. The food is nothing to rave about. It is fine...just fine. The upside is that the menu is so varied that pretty much everyone can find something to their... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 3, 2015
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Long Valley, New Jersey
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Went there for the first today with my Husband for dinner. Service was very slow, once food came out, server never asked us if all was well with our food. The fries were stale both regular and sweet potatoe fries. Never got my drink refilled until I was all finished eating my meal. Server was no where to be found.... More 

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Branford, Connecticut
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42 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

I gave the 'New Cryan's' two tries and was disappointed both times. Let mme go through the list. Ambiance: Noisy, overly cooled down by AC, dark (anything to hide?) and, well, just bla. Service: ok, I guess. Nothing sticks out either way. Drinks: Standard fare, if somewhat pricy. Food: below average. Burgers are cooked to whatever temperature the cooks feels... More 

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Branchburg, New Jersey
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34 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Great atmosphere and staff to make it fun loving. Good food is really diverse as well. will definitely go back.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

I waffled between 3 and 4 stars for Willie McBrides. The atmosphere is convivial, typical Irish pub decor and live Irish music on Sundays. The food is nothing to rave about. It is fine...just fine. The upside is that the menu is so varied that pretty much everyone can find something to their liking. They will like their choice, but... More 

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New Hampshire
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 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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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 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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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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Additional Information about Willie McBride's

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

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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?