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McCloskey's Restaurant

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17 Cricket Ave, Ardmore, PA 19003-2202
(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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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Stopped in because it was close by a show we were seeing. Very welcoming place servers and greeters are very friendly! Ordered wings and potato skins which were extremely over cooked. Our sever assured us they are known for their wings. Should have asked if that was good or bad. Apparently they are cooked in the oven then fried when... More 

Thank willtravelf4food
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I am starting to make a habit of going to McCloskey's on Monday nights for the music. Great sort of open mic for jazz musicians and vocalists of all ages and a spot for locals to hang. Wine and beer reasonably priced, the hummus appetizer was good and generously portioned.

Thank Raspigel
Ardmore, Pennsylvania
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

McCloskey's is not only a great restaurant with great food but the bar is fun and the people are welcoming. It's the oldest Irish bar on the Mainline and it's definitely a neighborhood gem.

Thank amberlajeunesse
Johnstown, Pennsylvania
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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 

Thank gary and pam j
Naples, Florida
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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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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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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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254 restaurant reviews
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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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40 restaurant reviews
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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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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 19003-2202
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Ardmore
  • Phone Number: (610) 642-9280

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