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McDonaghs Pub Keyport, NJ

Closed Now: 11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
Open today: 11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
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Go for the bar, not the food

The food- burger, fish tacos, salad- was ok but average. This place is mostly about the bar scene... read more

Reviewed August 15, 2018
P6717RNrichards
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Rahway, New Jersey
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Decent pub grub, but not worth going out of your way

I'm from Keyport but rarely eat at McDonagh's. They have done a nice job with outdoor seating and... read more

Reviewed August 8, 2017
dougste2016
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Keyport, New Jersey
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  • Excellent32%
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  • Average25%
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  • Terrible3%
Aug 15, 2018
“Go for the bar, not the food”
May 13, 2019
“mothers day brunch”
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Located In The Heart Of Historic Downtown Keyport In The Turn Of The Century Brick Building Near The Bay, McDonagh's Pub Combines Old-World Charm With Modern, Hip Cuisine. We Offer An Amazing Menu Of Irish Fare, Bistro-Style Salads, Homemade Soups...more
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2 W Front St, Keyport, NJ 07735-1210
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Reviewed May 13, 2019

Been going here for years for mothers day always was great. But yesterday was the worst ever had a 10 am reservation half the food was out ran out of deserts aske the management for some it never came out. Very unfreindly supervisor like i...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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ChrisS12942, Owner at McDonaghs Pub Keyport, NJ, responded to this reviewResponded May 22, 2019

We are very sorry to hear that you had a negative experience with us. It is always our #1 goal to satisfy our customers and we thank you for taking your time to write to us. We would like to offer you a gift card...More

Reviewed December 30, 2018 via mobile

Great happy hour and atmosphere. Drinks are reasonable and appetizers are delicious! Highly recommend for a fun night out with attentive staff and live music

Date of experience: December 2018
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ChrisS12942, Owner at McDonaghs Pub Keyport, NJ, responded to this reviewResponded January 16, 2019

73jeanw, We greatly appreciate your feedback. We look forward to serving you again soon. Sincerely, Chris & Kenny, Owners

Reviewed August 15, 2018 via mobile

The food- burger, fish tacos, salad- was ok but average. This place is mostly about the bar scene, with frequent bar events and live music. The large outdoor space borders the parking lot. Friendly service, the beer was fine, but there are better and more...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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ChrisS12942, Owner at McDonaghs Pub Keyport, NJ, responded to this reviewResponded December 11, 2018

Richard S, We greatly appreciate your feedback. We look forward to serving you again soon. Sincerely, Chris & Kenny, Owners

Reviewed August 8, 2017

I'm from Keyport but rarely eat at McDonagh's. They have done a nice job with outdoor seating and offering live music. Worth a shot if you're in the area.

Date of experience: September 2016
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Management response:Responded August 24, 2017

Hello, Thank you for your honest review. We are happy to hear you enjoyed McDonagh's Pub! Thank you for dining with us & we look forward to serving you again soon. Sincerely, Chris & Kenny, Owners

Reviewed July 26, 2017 via mobile

Great atmosphere inside (classic Irish Pub). Large and fun outdoor area - about 2/3 covered with TVs on the wall and 1/3 open air with a fire pit. $2 drafts during happy hour. Live music.

Date of experience: July 2017
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Management response:Responded August 2, 2017

Hello Raymond, We appreciate your four star review. We are happy to hear you enjoyed McDonagh's Pub. Thank you for dining with us & we look forward to serving you again soon. Sincerely, Chris & Kenny, Owners

Reviewed July 19, 2017 via mobile

Passed up this pub type restaurant several times over the years. One Saturday night we wanted a quick light meal. We gave it a shot, it was surprisingly good! The chili was excellent, my friends had the shepherds pie and really enjoyed it. Great atmosphere,...More

Date of experience: July 2017
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Management response:Responded August 2, 2017

Hello, Thank you for your four star review. We are happy to hear you enjoyed your food & service! Thank you for dining at McDonagh's Pub & we hope to see you again soon! Sincerely, Chris & Kenny, Owners

Reviewed June 14, 2017

This place won't blow your socks off in the food department, but the loud music might. The bar is quite good and the menu has something to suit almost everyone. I usually go for the drinks and the company. It's nothing special, but definitely a...More

Date of experience: August 2016
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Reviewed May 24, 2017

This is one of our favorite local places. Good food, good drinks. Different specials every night, live perfumers on weekends. Outside dining and fire pit.

Date of experience: April 2017
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Reviewed April 14, 2017

3 couples for cocktails and dinner. Bar service and wait service couldn't have been better - and beat expectations for a Saturday night without reservations. Vast outdoor patio with fireplace and comfortable seating - though is was a little cold so we stayed inside. Great...More

Date of experience: April 2017
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Reviewed November 27, 2016

The menu allows you to have a burger, a sandwich or a complete meal. The prices are reasonable, the staff attentive. The only draw back, in my opinion is the noise level is too loud. The have an ample amount of televisions, but they play...More

Date of experience: October 2016
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