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Purcell's Irish Pub

Irish, Bar, Pub
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15 S 6th St, Lewisburg, PA 17837
+1 570-523-6000
Wed - Sat 4:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Boston, MA
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114 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2013

If you happen to be in Lewisburg, chances are you are visiting Bucknell. There really isn't much more to the town other than the college and businesses surrounding and serving the college crowd. That said, we were hungry after visiting the school and based on our location on Main Street, Purcell's (it's actually Puirseil's) came up as a top choice... More 

1 Thank Remdawg30
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31 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 9, 2013

I provided a review back in 2012 and gave Purcell's high marks. They went through a renovation and change in early 2013. I don't know if the food tasted as poor as I thought but the new "Vanilla" atmosphere is anything but an Irish/English pub and doesn't help. My fiancé and I are saddened as this was a favorite of... More 

Thank Russ L
Durham, North Carolina
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 22, 2013

We've been to visit Bucknell 3 times this year and have eaten at Purcell's each time. Never disappoints. Large selection of items for families from babies to seniors. Live fiddle music was perfect entertainment after a long drive into town. Lots of options for meatless Fridays. Good Guinness, great Fish & Chips (small is plenty) and warm Bread Pudding! Yum!

1 Thank Gail G
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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43 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 14, 2013

Based on reviews, we tried Purcell's for dinner before a basketball game. We ordered the Fish and Chips, which our waitress praised as Purcell's signature dish. It took 45 minutes before our food came. There was live music which was nice, but we were anxious about how long it took. And, to make things worse, when the food finally came,... More 

Thank jargon1231
Hanover, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 31, 2013

You read reviews all the time and you can't be sure what you read is true, however, I can say that my husband and I were thrilled with the fantastic food and great experience that we had while visiting in Lewisburg, PA. Order the Steamed mussels and the Seared Salmon, fish and chips you will be as excited about the... More 

1 Thank mloyd2
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115 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 30, 2013

My wife and I were in Lewisburg for an appointment and had checked TripAdvisor for someplace to eat afterward. We decided to check out Puirseil's (correct spelling!) Irish Pub. It was really good! The owner greeted us at the door and we were promptly seated. The waitress was right there to take a drink order and was very friendly and... More 

1 Thank PABucsFan
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26 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 26, 2013 via mobile

This local eatery sure has delicious meals. The menu is a mixture of Irish and American. Alittle something for everyone including health conscious folks. Their fish & chip dinner is my favorite. Go Thursday night it's ayce.

Thank Stray77
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31 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2012

The is one of the best Irish or English pubs I have visited. Food was excellent. The 'Fish and Chips' were some of the best I ever had. Atmosphere is great along with a cozy fireplace in the winter. The only thing missing was a dart board.

1 Thank Russ L
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81 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 27, 2012

Found this place by accident on a Thursday night. All you can eat Fish & Chips on Thursdays & one serving is all you'll need. Our family thinks they are the best in the Susquehanna Valley. Another plus is the live music. Thursday is Irish tunes, Wednesday there is a jazz group...those are the only days I can vouch for.... More 

1 Thank Dab1954
Lewisburg, Pennsylvania
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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 12, 2012

Thursday night all-you-can-eat fish and chips are amazing, complete with traditional Irish music played live right there in the pub. Service with a smile and old-timey Guinness advertisements all over the walls. Sit in the booths, at a table, or at the bar. Always a good place to stop in on Thursday nights.

1 Thank E T

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Irish, Bar, Pub
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Seating
Good for
Bar scene
Open Hours
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 15 S 6th St, Lewisburg, PA 17837
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Lewisburg
  • Phone Number: +1 570-523-6000

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?