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P.J. Whelihan's Pub + Restaurant [Downingtown]

$$ - $$$
Bar, American, Grill, Pub
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853 East Lancaster Avenue, Downingtown, PA 19335
+1 610-873-1311
11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Sun 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 am
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Downingtown, Pennsylvania
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100 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stopped in with a couple of guys in the middle of the week for lunch. This is a large place. They use it for after eagles games and phillies for sports fan broadcasts. There are very large TV's everywhere, plenty of tables and bar space, lots of staff, and a friendly atmosphere. Food is a little pricey and drinks are... More 

Thank tompa49
West Chester, Pennsylvania
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86 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Good pub grub...went during Rose Bowl, Penn State nation was there all laughs and giggles until last 5 minutes when USC stole the game! Great food, great ending!!

Thank William L
Westchester County
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332 reviews
196 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 174 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 5, 2017

Somewhat standard commercial sports bar place with wings, beer and somewhat uncomfortably dressed waitresses in the middle of the strip mall off 202. Spiciest available wings were respectable. Korean BBQ themed wings were meaty and succulent and a better choice. A fairly broad selection of beers on tap could have used a greater focus on local breweries but Victory (in... More 

Thank thewestchestarian
Pottstown, PA
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137 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 23, 2016

Great for lunch with an extensive menu of appetizers, burgers, sandwiches, and entrees. And , of course, a wide selectin of beers including craft beers and the standard brews. Televisions everywhere, so you can watch various stations or sports events at the same time. Very friendly and quick service. One of our favorite lunch places from the office.

Thank noraden
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 9, 2016 via mobile

Do not get the Wicked Chicken Cheese Steak. There is no cheese on it, go figure! It's ground up chicken on a bun. Who knows what's in the chicken.

Thank Stacey P
Villanova, Pennsylvania
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34 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 28, 2016 via mobile

The service was great! Mixed reviews on the food but overall good food! Lots of tvs so perfect place for families and friends to meet to chat and watch some football.

Thank Ann C
Downingtown, Pennsylvania
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153 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 25, 2016 via mobile

Found a very long hair in my French fries.....gross. the server and manager were nice about it however it still killed my appetite.

Thank TJmustangTJ
Phila, Pa
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201 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016 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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72 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 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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304 reviews
206 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 152 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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 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
Large groups, Bar scene, Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 am - 12:00 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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 853 East Lancaster Avenue, Downingtown, PA 19335
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Downingtown
  • Phone Number: +1 610-873-1311
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