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McCleary's Public House


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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2019 Winner

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Korbel Sparkling Wine
Sutter Home White Zinfandel
Matua Sauvignon Blanc
Fetzer Chardonnay Penfolds
Thomas Hyland Chardonnay
Blackstone Pinot Noir Trinchero
Merlot Dog House
Cabernet Sauvignon Toasted Head
Cabernet Sauvignon Rosemount Shiraz
4 rotating taps.
Sam Adams (Seasonal)
Yuengling Lager
Coors Light
Miller Lite
Guinness Smithwicks 20 Oz.
Harp Bare Knuckle
Thomas Hardy’s Ale
Woodchuck Amber
Woodchuck Dark and Dry
Fuller’s ESB
O’Hara’s Irish Red
Old Speckled Hen
Troegs Oatmeal Stoudt Troegs Pale Ale
$10 - $25
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
American, Irish, Bar, Pub
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Live Music
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All reviews fish and chips shepherds pie salad maryland crab soup wings beef tips pretzels quesadilla cheesecake prime rib potatoes steak irish pub enclosed patio live music gets busy great taste
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It truly is with heavy heart that I am writing this review. We have been steady customers at Mccleary's for many, many years. It used to be our "go to" spot. In the past couple of years we have seen a slow but steady decline....More

Date of visit: November 2019
Thank PAtraveler60
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were here on a Monday evening so their were no issues with any crowds. I was surprised that most tables on the patio area were full.I had the shepherds pie which was served room temp. I liked it but would have loved to have...More

Date of visit: October 2019
Thank FamilyTime23
Reviewed October 2, 2019

Great fish n chips, interesting adult beverages and good service. Was here a few years ago and glad they still have great fish!

Date of visit: September 2019
Thank Sweet_MA
Reviewed September 8, 2019 via mobile

Waited long for service, both drinks and food. Server not sure of menu, if soup or salad comes with certain entrees. Did the Surf and Turf, the steak was good but the crabcake was hideous. It looked like it was dropped, all broken up, had...More

Date of visit: September 2019
Thank christopherf471
Reviewed September 1, 2019 via mobile

Two hours for a family with 3 kids to get a wing appetizer and our meals is crazy!!! We were seated and it took the server 5-10 mins to greet us another 10 mins to get our drinks. We wanted to order some wings and...More

Date of visit: September 2019
Thank taangel179
Reviewed August 6, 2019

We stopped in for a weekday lunch, and had a wonderful time! The menu selections include some old standbys you’d expect, but there are also some amazing unusual offerings as well! The atmosphere here is open and fun in their “back porch” area, or you...More

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed July 30, 2019 via mobile

Yes if you order the Pittsburgh Steak Salad they put about 12 french fries on it. The salad was good and so was the cheddar dipping sauce for the pretzels. Our waitress was really nice and helpful too.

Date of visit: July 2019
Thank Valerie D
Reviewed July 27, 2019

We always like to go to McClearys, but have to say that we were very disappointed this time. We were seated at 6:30 and the waitress never came to our table until 6:45 to take our drink order. It was 7:15 until she finally came...More

Date of visit: July 2019
Thank 440brents
Reviewed July 26, 2019

We both had the fish and chips (supposedly world-famous.) The fish itself was tasteless, but the chips were good. Our beers were just above lukewarm, and our server NEVER came back over to check on us until we were done eating. Our assessment: not going...More

Date of visit: July 2019
Thank Jeanne M
Reviewed July 19, 2019 via mobile

We enjoyed our meals at McCleary's. Our server was prompt and friendly. All our food items were uniformly good, but not great. We arrived at 5:30pm so we'd be seated immediately. By the time we left, all dining rooms and the bar were packed.

Date of visit: July 2019
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Melissa S
July 15, 2019|
Response from McClearys | Property representative |
February 23, 2018|
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Response from McClearys | Property representative |
Our patio is enclosed and heated, so we are open year round. We have a new beach area that will be opening sometime in the spring. We don’t have an exact date yet. Cheers!
Denise F
March 16, 2017|
Response from McClearys | Property representative |
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