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McGinty's Public House and Restaurant

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911 Ellsworth Dr, Silver Spring, MD 20910-4402
11:00 am - 1:30 am
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 1:30 am
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 am
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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

beautiful place to hangout with friends! lovely foood. great ambience. kudos to the bartender ANNNA for amazing custom shots and the friendly john. Must visit , must recommended. Great place for a dartboard. CHEERS!

Thank healthyeats2016
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went on a slow night since it was the only place open. Waitress was rude and super slow. I went to bar 4 feet away and got my own drinks. They turned on jukebox and so I bought 10 songs but bartender cut music after 1 song. I complained but didn't get money back. Came back 2 days later, new... More 

Thank Misterfiggins
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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295 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

During summer heat head upstairs where you sit where you would like. The happy hour appetizers at $5 each were good, when you are there for a beer. Skip the happy hour beer and opt for one of the craft beers on tap. Service was excellent. Nicole was awesome. Jus the right amount of attention and very informative about any... More 

Thank uptonrus
Baltimore, United States
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22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I've been here on many occasions for happy hour with coworkers. The staff is always very accommodating when we have larger groups. The food and drink specials are awesome and come out really quickly, even when it's crowded. The entrées are good also but I prefer the casual bar atmosphere to the dinnertime crowd.

Thank Katelyn F
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26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We reserved a section of the bar upstairs at McGinty's for a late afternoon-early evening party for a retiring colleague. Working with Manager Debbie was easy, and she and her staff was very accommodating. We ordered platters of appetizers, both hot and cold. The guests were thrilled with the venue and the food. The most popular were the spinach artichoke... More 

Thank TravelingwithPamAnn
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The meal was delicious. They had a fried oyster appetizer that was quite good, and the salads were great. My husband had a Shepherd's Pie he said was excellent. The "Room" is actually inside the main pub, on the second floor. Even though there was a lot of noise and activity outside the room we were in, the atmosphere in... More 

Thank Joanne Y
Laurel, Maryland
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44 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016 via mobile

Looking for a good night out gathering place with music and lots of seats??? This is your place. Upstairs bar area has tons of room and you won't have to stand shoulder to shoulder in a crowded bar. Wait staff hustles and is always working hard. Drinks are yummy and food is average. Fun place to go for a couple... More 

Thank nogcens
Silver Spring, Maryland
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81 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016 via mobile

We have eaten here for dinner in the upstairs section and in the bar for happy hour. Each time we have had the fabulous fish and Chips. Plus the wine and beer list is outstanding. A casual feel yet a real dining experience, we visit over and over.

Thank Donnakz
Linkoping, Sweden
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52 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016

McGinty's is an "Irish" pub close in downtown Silver Spring. I was there at a Friday evening at it was rather lively, both at the Pub and in the area. They serve typical pub food, both American and Irish. Happy hour offered very good prices on smaller dishes like chicken wings. The selection of beer was good with at least... More 

Thank Bjorn_JE
Miami, Florida
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50 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016

We visit Silver Spring often since our son and his family live here. There are dozens of chain restaurants to eat at in downtown Silver Spring, but McGinty's imaginative varying menu and funky ambiance caught our eye on of our previous trips, and we resolved to try it "next time." Finally next time came, and we are so glad it... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$15 - $40
American, Irish, Bar, British, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Bar scene
Open Hours
11:00 am - 1:30 am
11:00 am - 1:30 am
11:00 am - 1:30 am
11:00 am - 1:30 am
11:00 am - 1:30 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 911 Ellsworth Dr, Silver Spring, MD 20910-4402
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Silver Spring
  • Phone Number: 301-587-1270

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