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“Good Irish Pub” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Thatcher McGhee's

Thatcher McGhee's
53 Broadway, Denville, NJ 07834
+1 973-586-3377
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Ranked #17 of 69 Restaurants in Denville
Price range: $10 - $20
Cuisines: American, Irish, Bar, Pub
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Measure a roof’s worth by the quality of its thatch;A friendship by the strength of its hands;A love by the size of its heart;And a family by the depth of its loyalty.Thatch can be defined as any vegetation used to roof a structure. The vegetation is gathered, bundled and secured to the framework on top of a building. Thatch functions both as a shingle and underlayment; very rarely is there anything beyond simple framework between the thatch and the inside of the structure.European thatch dates back to before the Middle Ages, when the first small, permanent villages were established. Today, thatch is generally acknowledged for its visual appeal and as a way to add a historic or whimsical touch to a home. While it does impart a storybook quality to many structures, thatch also retains practical aspects of its past.Designed with a traditional thatched roof reminiscent of old Irish homes, Thatcher McGhee’s first opened its doors in Pompton Lakes, NJ in 2006 and raised a new roof in Denville, NJ in 2011. An eclectic blend of new and old, Thatcher’s is a place for friends to catch up, families to share a meal and celebrations to be had. Whether you’re enjoying a Taste of Ireland in the comfort of our traditional thatched roof Irish cottage, or some American fare in the bar or dining room, we take pride in the privilege to be part of your lives.If this is your first visit or you’re a regular part of our shenanigans, we invite you to create new memories with us while having a comforting meal or a refreshing pint!Our newest location, located at 53 Broadway in Denville Thatcher McGhee’s is Northern New Jersey’s newest Irish Pub & Eatery. Like our sister pub in Pompton Lakes, our one-of-a-kind decor starts at the roots of its ownership and travels all the way from their hometown city of Galway. The authentic look and old country feel of the establishment will make you feel as if you've just landed on the streets of Ireland.If you've ever been to our Pompton Lakes location, you know we have it all when it comes to watching the big game. Denville is no different, with enough TV’s to cater to the biggest of sports fans. Whether it’s NFL, MLB, NBA, NHL or any other sports that get your heart racing… we've got you covered with our beautiful flat screen televisions and state of the art sound system. And of course, our beer list and never ending catalog of cocktails will satisfy even the pickiest of patrons.If its food you’re after, we’ve certainly got a delicious treat for you. From our authentic Irish Cuisine, to our modern Italian dishes, you’ll enjoy everything Thatcher McGhee’s has to offer your palate. Our specials change on a daily basis, so be sure to check back frequently.Lastly, we love having live entertainment, so the list of performing bands and open mic night’s changes and grows at a rapid pace. To stay up to date on the latest happenings at Thatcher McGhee’s, you’ll want to check our Calendar page.Thanks for visiting and we hope to see you soon!And remember, If you can’t come in… smile as you pass!
Miami Beach, Florida
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60 reviews 60 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 29 cities Reviews in 29 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Good Irish Pub”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We go to more than one location of Thatcher's and usually catch the live music, especially from Kindred Spirit. Nothing like a Guinness and some good Irish tunes!

Visited October 2013
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English first
Boonton, New Jersey
11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Best Irish Pub with true social atmosphere”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

This is the best place around to enjoy a good drink, good food no matter what you order and great service. The staff here takes care of you as soon as you walk in...people are so friendly and it truly is the closest you will get to the Irish atmosphere without being in Ireland. We come here even after being away on vacation just because it feels like home.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Cotswolds, United Kingdom
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58 reviews 58 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
“Delicious! Love this restaurant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

There is nothing that I don't love about Thatcher McGhees. The staff are always so friendly and helpful with advice on what to order, the seating is very nice - ask for a booth if one is available, the bar is huge, and the food is amazing. They have vegetarian options which is nice and the scones are definitely somthing you should order. I've been with several people who ordered the corned beef and cabbage and loved it. Some even ordered an additional meal to take home with them. They also do a special every year that is half way to St. Patrick's Day and corned beef and cabbage is half price :)

Visited June 2013
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Guadalajara, Mexico
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29 reviews 29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“Nice place to eat great in Denville's downtown”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2013

Delicious claims, nice food in a nice place, I will visit is again in my next US east coast business trip.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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New Jersey
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54 reviews 54 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Great atmosphere and food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2013

We have been to Thatcher McGhee's several times and we will continue to come back. The food is plentiful and very filling. The atmosphere of the two main rooms are charming the front room is decorated like a mid 18th century aristocrats home and it is contrasted with the second room which is a thatched roof hut. There is also a back room bar area and outside seating. Which ever room you sit in the service is good and the food is delicious. They don't take reservations so you will probably have to wait a little while since the place is usually crowded.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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