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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
CUISINES
American, Irish, Bar, Pub
FEATURES
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, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Live Music
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Reviewed January 8, 2021 via mobile

Amazing service! The food and drinks here are nothing short of amazing. I love the overall vibe and tone here. Lots of great Irish dishes, gorgeous and fun decor, and again...such great service! We loved the crab dip, bangers and mash, and the Dublin lawyer....Such a great experience!More

Date of visit: January 2021
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Reviewed June 14, 2020

The Pandemic has been hard on everyone, but Mcclearys is the place to be! My fiance and I went out this evening for a little date night and it was incredible! The staff is so friendly and kind! The food was amazing and their limited...menu is full of our favorites! We had drinks and wings outside and really enjoyed ourselves. The GM David was AMAZING! I HIGHLY reccomend!More

Date of visit: June 2020
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Reviewed March 29, 2020

This restaurant is conveniently located next to the Columbia/Marietta Rail Trail, so is a great place to stop and have munch after a run or bike ride on the trail. It has a very extensive range of domestic, craft and imported tap beers. It is...themed on an Irish Pub, so many of the menu items have an Irish/British origin. The Fish and Chips are a particular favorite, as is the Irish Poutine. They are moderately priced. If you are not fans of British cuisine they do have an extensive range of burgersMore

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed March 8, 2020

The wait is usually a long one to get in which is a testament to the quality to the food. Great Irish favorites but everything they make is good. The service is a bit slow because they are so busy. We tried to get a...table last Saturday and they had a one hour wait allowing us to try the Railroad House which is just as good as McCleary's. We have been to McCleary's many times and the food will bring us back but it is a dead heat with Railroad House now.More

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed March 2, 2020

Nice ambiance inside. We were there for a business lunch. Service was spot on. Food was not creative, but presented well. A good solid choice.

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed January 27, 2020 via mobile

Not sure what we expected but all of us were pleasantly surprised by our great service and excellent food! Starter: Irish crab potato skins were very tasty, albeit slightly dry. Maybe come up with a sauce- remoulade? Caesar salad had very good tasting dressing and...lots of shaved Parmesan cheese. My husband got the Fish & Chips. He said the fish was tasty and crispy. Loved the fries too. My Mom got the Shepherd's Pie which was served very hot. The stew part of the dish was delicious with lots of lamb. For her taste, maybe too heavy on the mashed potato topping but they were good bbn tasting. Her suggesti ok n would be that the stew itself needed more gravy juice/liquid. I had the pan seared Salmon over rice with veggies. For my taste, there was way too much Balsamic "drizzle" on everything. The salmon was tasty, although slightly oil ver cooked. For dessert we couldn't decide betwixt the Chocolate Peanut pie and the Raspberry Cheesecake....so we ordered both! The cheesecake was firm with a wide tripe of raspberry filling in the middle and raspberry sauce on top. Delish! The Choc Peanut pie was exquisite....thick layer of chocolate with peanut layer on top and swirled with choc chips and peanut chips....devine!! The decor was looking old and tattered. The walls and cielings are were very dark. Service was excellent. We will be back!!More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed January 20, 2020 via mobile

Nestled in the beautiful and scenic part of Marietta, PA, near the banks of the Susquehanna River, McCleary’s Public House is nestled in a(n) historic neighborhood. There is plenty of parking for vehicles, busses, and bicycles behind the restaurant. Yes, bicycles. Located on this same...street is the Northwest River Trail. This part of Pennsylvania is included in Lancaster County. As you get closer to the restaurant, look for the remnants of the Pennsylvania Canal, the historic mansions of the wealthy iron industrialists, and the brick structures dating back to the 1700s. One of the first things that I noticed about McCleary’s is the variety of seating options. This place is great for small and large groups alike: the young family, people who are on a romantic date, car clubs, bus tours, and MORE. One item that I want to make you aware of is the small and dimly lit bathroom. If you have a vision or physical impairment, navigating this space may pose a challenge. The dining area situated in the back, however, is brightly lit per the large panes of glass that allow for natural light. Of interest is the graffiti wall and artificial ivy. This place is known for its fish and chips. A lot of people enjoy the chicken pot pie, too.More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed December 30, 2019

My wife and I visited here for the first time to enjoy some live music. First impressions were that the place was quaint, but small. Little did we realize how one room tends to lead to another, then another. We were pleasantly surprised to find...that our reserved table was right beside the small stage area, so we had a "ring side seat" for the evening's entertainment. Service was generally friendly and efficient . We only ate appetizers, so can't comment on the quality of any full meals. What we did order was satisfactory for the price. One thing about making reservations I have to mention- when I went online to look for a table and time to suit our needs, I was met with "no tables available" every time. In disgust, I decided to make a phone call and had no problem reserving a table. Perhaps I didn't access the website properly ? When we go again,and we definitely will; I will be sure to actually call and speak with a real human being..More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed December 19, 2019 via mobile

Been a weekly patron of McCleary’s for some time and besides the nice atmosphere and good service at the bar, we always enjoyed the food. Some of our more recent visits weren’t the best but we kept returning. Well tonite’s visit might be the tipping...point. Our potato skins app was barely warm and had hardly any crab on it. My classic Caesar salad was DRENCHED in dressing and barely edible because of that. My wife’s turkey burger - which used to be a nice, tasty handmade patty - was a tasteless, warmed up frozen one like you’d get at Walmart. The lettuce was wilted, the side of cole slaw was barely 3/4 full and our last wine pour was short. Not sure what’s going on but like other posters have stated here, we’ve seen a decline in food quality that’s concerning and is prompting us to seek alternate places to eat each week.More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed November 9, 2019 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....We have our favorite meals and therefore know what to expect. Some of our favorites are burgers, chicken sandwiches, dinner salads and the salmon dinner. We also often order quesadillas. In regard to the chicken sandwiches, you used to get a thick chicken breast. Now it appears that you get a thin cut chicken breast. This means the meat is sparser and less juicy. The crab quesadilla has also gone a bit downhill. You just don't get as much crabmeat. Perhaps the biggest disappointment has been the salmon dinner. If I were to guesstimate, I would say formerly, the piece was at least 7 ounces. Now, it appears to be between 5 and 6 ounces. We did make mention of this to our waiter who did not acknowledge that it was smaller. We ordered it one more time and while it may have been a smidge bigger, it is no where as big as it used to be nor is it the size you receive in most other restaurants. It seems to me that Mccleary's is a bit of the step child and Railroad House, which is owned by the same owners, is the favorite child. When Freddie managed McCleary's, things were run well and he kept it ship shape. There is is no harder worker than Freddie. I think in the past year, we have seen Freddie a few times, but he was just doing a quick check in. He is never there for long. That is the same for Dani. We hope this trend does not continue. I hope they get a few chefs who are on the same page as quality varies depending on the day. The wait staff has always been and continues to be excellent, but recently we have had to wait for meals much longer than usual. That hurts their tips and that's not really fair to them. We are loyalists and will continue to give Mccleary's a few more chances. We want our old Mccleary's back. To be honest, we don't feel good about recommending it to our friends. Before, we sang their praises loudly and clearly.More

Date of visit: November 2019
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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!
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