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P.J. Whelihan's Pub & Restaurant

$$ - $$$
Bar, American, Grill, Pub
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853 E Lancaster Ave, Downingtown, PA 19335-3327
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Open now
All hours
Sun 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Mon - Wed 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Thu - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 am
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Phila, Pa
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197 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Lively spot- huge bar, dozens of tvs, lots of beer selections. I actually went there to eat- service gal was pleasant, food arrived swiftly, everyone seemed to like what they ordered. This is a fun place for an upbeat snack or lunch. Nicely done

Thank lermndo
Lionville, Pennsylvania
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70 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

This is your typical local sports bar & restaurant, nothing fancy. This is a great place to watch the games, we go there quite a bit with our kids. It is loud, but again, sports bar/restaurant, and it is kid friendly. The food is always good, typical bar food, I do really like the Bison burger when it is cooked... More 

Thank csmogrl21
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291 reviews
198 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 147 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 6, 2016 via mobile

My husband and I stopped for lunch on a Saturday. We were impressed by the size of the restaurant and the totally open floor plan. Televisions (all huge) were everywhere. There was a large bar area with several TVs mounted above where many people were seated and were eating. The pleasant hostess seated us at a high top table indoors... More 

Thank Borioles97
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 30, 2016 via mobile

Typical sports bar with a fair sized menu. Nothing is very impressive or outstanding. Nice atmosphere and clean.

Thank dtowndestroyer9
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2016 via mobile

We went for their wing special. Their wings are good, and they have a variety of sauces. Their wifi was horrendous though. I kept getting kicked off and when I was on the signal was weak.

Thank Colleen W
Downingtown, Pennsylvania, United States
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 17, 2016 via mobile

Food is good, service is great and timely. A great place to take a family with lots of booths or room at the bar if you want.

Thank Suzanne S
West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA
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161 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 9, 2016

Have been to several other PJ's, they normally have good bar food served quickly. Tonight was different, the place was half empty and it took over 40 minutes to get our food. The food was the same, good but not great. Wings are always good, so were the fish tacos and the grilled chicken sandwich. The sriracha chicken taco were... More 

Thank John379
Downingtown, Pennsylvania
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132 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 10, 2016

WIFI rarely every works, Verizon cell does not get data connection. Why say you have WIFI when it doesn't work? Food is good bar style food. Service is very good. WIFI very bad, not data on your cell means you can't check up on things with emails and what not.

Thank TJmustangTJ
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30 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 1, 2016

We visited for lunch with a sports team between games. They were able to accommodate us last minute. Service was above average for a large group. Food menu is varied with typical pub fare. Kids' meals included ice cream. OVerall, food and drinks were decent. Would visit again!

Thank teach227
Coatesville, Pennsylvania
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195 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 11, 2016

Good food, lots of TVs, great salads; can get a little noisy; outside seating, conveniently located. good service

Thank Melody M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Bar, American, Grill, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover
Good for
Dining on a budget, Bar scene, Kids, Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 853 E Lancaster Ave, Downingtown, PA 19335-3327
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Downingtown
  • Phone Number: 16108731311
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