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Hailey's Harp and Pub

400 Main St, Metuchen, NJ 08840-1807
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Ranked #15 of 45 Restaurants in Metuchen
Cuisines: Pub
Dining options: Late Night
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Dining options: Late Night
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English first
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120 reviews 120 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

Old style Irish pub in Metuchen offers burgers, salads, some Irish dishes and other standard American pub fare. All of it is "pub" style comfort foods. I had the Guinness Chicken entree with a glass of Malbec, on the recommendation of the waitress. I enjoyed the food and the wine. Others at the table had Coconut Shrimp, Chicken Murphy, and... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I've tried Hailey's several times for food and it's just not very good. One of the worst shepherd's pies I've ever had, dried out. Fish and chips usually a safe bet is not seasoned properly so it's tasteless. Hamburger over cooked.Might be a nice place to have a beer and some nachos while catching a game with friends or if... More

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Beachwood, New Jersey
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232 reviews 232 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

The servings are quite large. I had shepherd's pie and took more than half of it home. It was still very good when heated up the next day. My wife had the Guinness stew with the same results. The Guinness was great. We regularly eat here when we are in the area and have not been disappointed. I just wish... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Nothing Irish or good about the food. Had the special during world cup - 1 sausage, 1 rasher, a few small thin slices of Corned Beef and half a head of boiled cabbage. Sausage was dark brown, dry and crumbly with odd taste - a mix of 2 day old Bologna and Black Pepper. Nothing like an Irish sausage. The... More

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haileyspub, Owner at Hailey's Harp and Pub, responded to this review

Thanks for coming into our family pub and providing your feedback on TRIP ADVISOR reviews. I'm glad that you like TRIP ADVISOR and it has given you the opportunity to provide your feedback. I apologize for the terrible dining experience you had at the pub the other night. The appetizer you described in your review, is the best selling appetizer... More

Parsippany, New Jersey
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41 reviews 41 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Used a restaurant.com coupon and found out most appetizers were half-price during happy hour. Good deal. Filet mignon bites, eggplant, o'reuben spring rolls and fried bacon were all excellent. Onion soup: skip it, not much cheese and too much bread. Entrée: fish and chips lacked seasoning. Attentive waitresses. You do have to pay for on street meters (before 6 pm)... More

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Edison, New Jersey
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42 reviews 42 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Hailey's has a great beer selection, especially craft beers. They have a good selection of food on the menu, but the quality is average. The bar is also loud even when not crowded. The service is OK. However, there is one bartender who will ignore you unless you are a regular and she knows you. There is no reason to... More

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Metuchen, New Jersey
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38 reviews 38 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Hailey's is a very lively Irish Pub in downtown Metuchen. It has a great bar, with many choices of beer and a typical "pub" menu. The service is usually good, except on Friday and Saturday nights when the place gets packed, and the service slows somewhat. Hailey's has music many nights and is a great place to meet friends and... More

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West Orange
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60 reviews 60 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

A typical pub atmosphere with music -- very festive. A wide variety of choices, the service was good and the food was nicely prepared.

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Metuchen, New Jersey
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54 reviews 54 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Hailey's is an Irish pub with draft Guinness and British/Irish as well as American food. Pretty much standard pub atmosphere and fare, so if that is your thing, worth a visit.

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Somerville, New Jersey
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52 reviews 52 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

We attended a wedding here on a Sunday, so a bit different experience than sitting down - but everything was excellent. There's a great selection of beers on tap as well as wines and specialty cocktails listed on the chalkboards above the bar. For food, they served a buffet which was really good (so my guess is the regular ordered... More

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