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Molly Brannigans

#12 of 334 Restaurants in Erie
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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506 State St, Erie, PA 16501-1108
+1 814-453-7800
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Wed 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thu 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Fri 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Sat 12:00 pm - 1:00 am
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Pennsylvania, United States
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29 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A wonderful favorite dining place for birthdays! We celebrated my middle daughter's 35th last night...excellent service, mouthwatering food, fun atmosphere! There is a trivia contest going on now but we didn't participate as we just wanted a quiet place to visit. We sat by the window which was perfect & private. Huge salads accompanied our delicious-order-again dining choices of a... More 

Thank Valerie C
Cincinnati, Ohio
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food is excellent and atmosphere fun. Great people and staff. A must visit when in the Erie area!

Thank Nancy Z
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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65 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Used to be a favorite of mine years ago but has not gotten better with time. Menu seems to have really lost its Irish roots and has many out of place options. Food items do not closely match menu descriptions. The "Jameson" sauce on the steak was basically hot sauce. Pretty sure there was no Jameson at all. Staff was... More 

Thank donofrv
SE Michigan
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77 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very pleased with my visit. The atmosphere and ambience are great. Our server was a delightful girl with a great attitude and attention. The corned beef on my Ruben was flavorful and tender, the bread grilled just right. I loved everything about this place.

Thank lovesfood13
Erie, Pennsylvania
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2017

I've gone to Molly Brannigans a handful of times within the last year, and while the food has always been great, the service always falls short. My last visit in particular: Hardly anyone in the restaurant. We (myself and family) wait a solid 10 minutes before even being acknowledged after being seated. A waitress that was on her way out... More 

Thank yogabex
Wellsboro, PA
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 16, 2017 via mobile

Fish and chips. Fish was super hot, fries not so much, but still good. Service was fast. Fireplace was a nice touch. Sure wish they had pint glasses with Molly Brannigans on them. Oh well. Good food and atmosphere.

Thank Catherine B
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 2, 2017

Having moved to Erie just over a year ago, my wife and I have been struck by how many wonderful places to eat there are. Music is also a big part of this small city. We happened upon Molly Brannigans after a year here and from the time we entered this restaurant we were pleased. There is a old Irish... More 

Thank gerald B
Erie, Pennsylvania
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21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 23, 2016 via mobile

Was looking forward to the menu changes. Had Seafood Boxty. A potato pancake folded over big pieces of salmon, Parmesan, with seafood stew over the top. The portion was way too big. The seafood stew had no seafood. It was a broth with some veggies. It just made the dish mushy. Others in our party were not that happy with... More 

Thank ErieRH
New Castle, Pennsylvania
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75 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2016

We hit her mid afternoon.Although the Reuben Sandwich did not originate in Ireland, the make a good one here. The kitchen has a good balance of the dressing for me. Many leave it too dry. The corned beef and cabbage was in itself, a wonderful meal for two. I do not recall the sides we had, but only the coleslaw... More 

Thank Fizgig46
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312 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2016

Downtown Erie has few nice places to eat, but this is great for pub grub. Irish pub atmosphere with nice beer selection. The table service system seems a bit chaotic as we were never really sure who was serving our table. However they all were welcoming and friendly. The menu includes some traditional Irish dishes, and half portions are available... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Irish, Bar, Pub, American, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Families with children, Large groups, Dining on a budget, Bar scene
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 506 State St, Erie, PA 16501-1108
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Erie
  • Phone Number: +1 814-453-7800

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