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Molly Brannigans

#35 of 348 Restaurants in Erie
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506 State Street, Erie, PA 16501
(814) 453-7800
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Today
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Wed 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thu 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Fri 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Sat 12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Bar scene
Dinner
Reservations
Late Night

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 31
    Excellent
  • 25
    Very good
  • 16
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Fish & Chips

Should you ever want to try fish & chips done properly, then MBs is your place. Perfectly breaded cod and plenty of chips, add salt and vinegar then enjoy, just like the UK minus the newspaper wrappings! Great place.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 26, 2015
Douglas A. T
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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75 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

Should you ever want to try fish & chips done properly, then MBs is your place. Perfectly breaded cod and plenty of chips, add salt and vinegar then enjoy, just like the UK minus the newspaper wrappings! Great place.

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akron, ohio
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

We travel to Erie Pa for the casino and always stop in at Molly Brannigans first to fill up before we gamble. This trip was on the coldest day this winter. We ordered potato soup which is a typical thing for us to order. It came out and was so thick it looked liked scalloped potatoes or thick mashed potatoes.... More 

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belle vernon, pa
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Went there for dinner with my son. Had a window seat and enjoyed sitting away from the busy center of the restaurant. Soup was delicious (Manhattan Clam Chowder) and entree's were generous and served promptly. Our waitress was maybe a little too talkative, but she was efficient. I've been there several times and will go back again.

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Erie, Pennsylvania
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

Created in a historic building the place is gorgeous. The food is amazing and reasonable. You can enjoy them from brunch all the way through until closing time; each time with a vibe of its own. We like to go for the more ethnic Irish foods (bangers & eggs or the most amazing Shepherd's Pie & awesome Irish Soda Bread).... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

Stopped for lunch after visiting maritime museum. Big burgers and Reuben. Try a boxty for something different. Lots of restaurants and bars nearby. Walk down the street to see Perry Square.

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Rochester
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103 reviews 103 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

We had found this restaurant on a previous visit to Erie and loved it. So for this visit, even though it is not near the Interstate, we chose our lodging based on its proximity to Molly Brannigans, so we could walk there for dinner. We wound up going for a light lunch and then going back for dinner. We loved... More 

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Greenville, North Carolina
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20 reviews 20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

The two of us at at Molly's with our son who had just moved to Erie on a gloomy afternoon just after the years first big snow. We wanted a comfortable place downtown to eat, talk and relax. Brannigans did not disappoint. The atmosphere was like you'd expect an old-style pub to be. A bar reportedly imported from Ireland, stonework,... More 

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Wyandotte
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

We stopped in for appetizers ( Mussels and loaded baked potato's) and a yuenling on Halloween night . All was good until the power was lost . Due to the power loss , which was no fault of theirs , they picked up the whole tab . Very classy . If we ever make it back to this area they... More 

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Beaver, Pennsylvania
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

The atmosphere was really cool - old stonework and woodwork and irish designs on the ceiling. I had a cup of potato leek soup, a beer-battered cod sandwich on brioche bun, and pub fries. The soup and the fries were kind of terrible. Both tasted like Molly Brannigans needs better or fresher potatoes. Fortunately, the cod sandwich was excellent -... More 

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Erie, Pennsylvania
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5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Good for what it is, a little better than the other bars in the area. Our first choice for a burger or haggis and a beer.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 506 State Street, Erie, PA 16501
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Erie
  • Phone Number: (814) 453-7800

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Irish, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Saturday
12:00 pm - 1:00 am

Questions & Answers

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?