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P.J. Whelihan's Pub & Restaurant

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853 East Lancaster Avenue, Downingtown, PA 19335
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11:00 am - 2:00 am
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
I really like this place....

We are still new to the area so finding new places to eat has been fun. We have dined here three times in the last few months and really enjoy the food. Service is great as well. Highly recommended.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Somerville, NJ
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Somerville, NJ
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81 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We are still new to the area so finding new places to eat has been fun. We have dined here three times in the last few months and really enjoy the food. Service is great as well. Highly recommended.

Thank Mstitley
Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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102 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My first time here for lunch. We were greeted by a very friendly Hostess and our Server was too. The place is huge but a nice relaxing atmosphere! I was amazed at how full the bar was with drinking patron's at 12:30 PM. It's a very young crowd that go there. My lemon chicken sandwich was so delicious. My friend... More 

Thank Nance A
Exton, PA
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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015

Whenever I'm hungry for wings, this is always the place I go. I like the various sauces you can choose from and they let you get all "flats" in your order of wings. The salads are good and the pulled pork sandwich is also tasty. The beer selection is amazing!

Thank BlackCatNyx
Downingtown, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015

Service is uninterested and vacuous. Reuben sandwich was gristly tasteless and showed no care in what was put in front of customer. Not my first unsatisfactory experience, but it may be my last. Go to their affiliate, Pour House in Exton instead.

Thank Sandy8199
Duncannon, Pennsylvania
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81 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015

Had an opportunity to check this place out recently on a Wednesday night. Place is pretty big, plenty of seating, we were immediately seated and had a very patient server. They have a wide variety of beer on tap. Try the Allagash - you can't go wrong. We had an app to share, cheese steak roll-ups - deep fried and... More 

Thank kcreig
Downingtown, Pennsylvania
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67 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 via mobile

My daughter loves PJS dowingtown. Great food and Terri service. They know how to handle lots of customers.

Thank TJmustangTJ
Nashville, Tennessee
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Seriously, it's freezing cold in there, but stay there long enough and you'll be so angry you won't even notice. Visiting my in-laws and they suggested this place. Long story short, we left after a brief conversation with the manager, and as our food finally came out, we left. I'm sure if you're just trying to pump alcohol into your... More 

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West Chester, Pennsylvania
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167 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

I guess it depends what you want in a pub/restaurant. To my thinking this restaurant is very odd - searching for an identity ...and failing. The place is large and appears to be a "Hooters-lite", seemingly staffed entirely by young women in tight plunging black t-shirts and matching shorts. The bar does have a great selection of beers but the... More 

Thank uktravailer
Gainesville, Virginia
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

The wait staff were awesome and took great care of our Lacrosse team and their families. They were so nice and gave great service. Large restaurant and had the perfect seating for us. The food was fine but nothing to write home about, the service and size was terrific.

Thank akkefamily
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

The best wings ever. They are big and crispy. Hot and honey is they way to go. this a great place to watch a game.

Thank rmuma

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 853 East Lancaster Avenue, Downingtown, PA 19335
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Downingtown
  • Phone Number: 610-873-1311

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene
Open Hours
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am

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