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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
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
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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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Lionville, Pennsylvania
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70 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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285 reviews
198 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 147 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars 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 stars 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 stars 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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159 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars 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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130 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars 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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29 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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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193 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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
Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania
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206 reviews
163 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2016

The wings here are fabulous! Especially on a Tuesday night when they are half price. They have a great selection of beers, both on tap and by the bottle. The other food offerings are just as good but I really enjoy their wings the best.

Thank Alan4949

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
Bar, American, Grill, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Takeout
Good for
Bar scene, 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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?