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“Very good pub and sports bar” 4 of 5 stars
Review of P.J. Whelihan's Pub & Restaurant

P.J. Whelihan's Pub & Restaurant
853 East Lancaster Avenue, Downingtown, PA 19335
610-873-1311
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Ranked #27 of 66 Restaurants in Downingtown
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night
Downingtown, Pennsylvania
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Very good pub and sports bar”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Excellent selection of ale and beers both local and foreign. The food from wings, ribs and burgers are above average faire. Service is also very good in a sports bar atmosphere.

  • Visited February 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
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English first
Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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89 reviews 89 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 38 cities Reviews in 38 cities
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
“Good pub food - noisy”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

It's a terrific place to watch the game, grab a brew and enjoy good, if not great, pub food. Wed is 1/2 price wing night which is always popular. They have a very nice selection of craft brews in addition to the typical stuff. As others have said, they are very accommodating when you ask for changes or substitutions. The bison burger is excellent. As for the reviewer who says the girls dress skimpy, I don't see t-shirts and leggings as skimpy but if you do then stay away from college campuses! It's nothing at all like hooters as she suggests.
My only complaint was that the volume level on the game broadcast was significantly higher than it needed to be. I understand the whole crowd concept and I know it's frustrating to be at a bar and not be able to hear what's being said from the announcers. After the game was over the music level was much more appropriate for the audience.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
“Great Fish Tacos”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2013

Went to dinner with my wife and had the fish tacos....they were great! Nice mix of flavor and heat...just enough breading on the fish! Wife had Roast Beef sandwich and like that as well. Roll was great.

  • Visited November 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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Parkesburg, Pennsylvania
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52 restaurant reviews
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
“Not a Fan”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2013

I'm not a fan of this place. The food isn't that great and the staff isn't very helpful. It's great for guys because all the girls dress skimpy, kinda like you're at hooters, but they expect to be tipped based on their looks and not how they do their job which means sub-par service.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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“Watch the game, grab a beer, enjoy a burger”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

Honestly, we chose PJs because of its proximity but, the service was great, both burgers came out quickly, done to the requested temperature and tasted great. Easy to substitute alternatives to fries and chips if you care too, no hassel, good food, great place to watch the game!

  • Visited October 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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