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McCloskey's Restaurant

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17 Cricket Ave, Ardmore, PA 19003
(610) 642-9280
11:30 am - 2:00 am
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Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 2:00 am
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Johnstown, Pennsylvania
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30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2016

My wife, daughter, and I had to be in Ardmore over lunch and thought that McCloskey's Tavern, on an off street, had a lot of old world charm and decided that this was the place for lunch. We were not disappointed. Service was warm, friendly, and quick. The Irish and American food was plated nicely, delicious, and not overly expensive.... More 

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Naples, Florida
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108 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2016

Visiting with grandchildren in the upper teens, this proved to be a perfect place to sit back and not hurry through our meal. The burgers are large and varid and quite good according to my grandson. My granddaughter and I had the special soup and shared the corned beef special. My wife had what she called a very well made... More 

Thank PhillyBoy21
Ardmore, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015

The food and staff are great. The initial wait time on a Friday night could have deterred others but not our group of 4. It's a local place, many familiar faces and the 15-20 minute quote was gone in a blink of an eye. A perfectly made Manhattan and the recommended evening specials were the highlights. Love that the windows... More 

Thank NotaCook731
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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44 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015

I just had the desire for a great hamburger and McCloskey's delivered beautifully - wonderful taste, cooked exactly as I asked, great service. This restaurant is a local gem with great food and ambience. Also the wait staff is both pleasant and efficient. Bravo Ardmore!!!

Thank RoadWarriorFromPA
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424 reviews
249 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 165 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

McCloskey's Irish Tavern has been in business for over 75 years, and there must be a good reason. It's on Cricket Avenue, a small one way street off Lancaster Ave (US30) in Ardmore, PA ... so you have to look for it a bit, but it's worth finding. Nice, comfortable surroundings, with friendly service, and good food and drink ...... More 

Thank MassCouple2
Ardmore, Pennsylvania
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

The menu and seasonal beer selections are amazing! The attentive service and friendly staff makes McCloskey's not only one of my family's favorite restaurants, but also without a doubt the best in the area! The Apple Jameson wings are definitely worth a try!

Thank TerSnow
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46 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015 via mobile

McCloskey's is always a pleasant time. Food is as delicious as it always is. Service was pretty good. Our drinks were kept filled and server made sure we were pleased. Server was pleasant. Definitely will return.

Thank Maria S
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20 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015 via mobile

Came for lunch while traveling. Seems like a nice place and I would return but prime rib sandwich was over cooked and service while nice was pretty inattentive even though the place was pretty much empty.

Thank Michael K
Easley, South Carolina
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59 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

My wife and I had been visiting in Ardmore and had to try McCluskey's based on all the fantastic reviews I read - and not only from TA respondents but from many other internet sources as well. After all, it's not often that a tavern is rated excellent with their menu items. While the service and drinks were fantastic -... More 

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Avalon, New Jersey
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36 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015 via mobile

Best pub food around. Love their specials, you can't go wrong. Lots of food always easy to take home a bag of extras. Their burgers are great and the beer is always ice cold. Great spot in the warmer weather with the front windows open. Great wait staff always friendly.

3 Thank AvalonLori

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
American, Bar, Pub, Steakhouse, Irish
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Television, Serves Alcohol
Open Hours
11:30 am - 2:00 am
11:30 am - 2:00 am
11:30 am - 2:00 am
11:30 am - 2:00 am
11:30 am - 2:00 am
11:30 am - 2:00 am
11:30 am - 2:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 17 Cricket Ave, Ardmore, PA 19003
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Ardmore
  • Phone Number: (610) 642-9280

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?