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American, Irish, Bar, Pub
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed June 4, 2022

Went in for dinner, traveling solo. Requested a table on the outdoor patio. Hostess disappeared to ask management if this would be possible. She returned stating that the only seat available to me was at the bar. Period. (This includes indoor tables as well.) Mind...you, I was facing several empty dining tables where servers were sitting (talking and taking their breaks?). The bar was to my right, a darkened area, and the bartender barely glanced my way. I thanked the hostess and left. Not returning again.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed April 9, 2022 via mobile

McCleary’s was, for years, our weekly go to restaurant even though we drive 25 minutes to get there. But tonight might have been our last visit for awhile. We sat at a table near the bar and with the outside door propped open, it made...all of us uncomfortably cold. My wife’s single crab cake was good but her rice was undercooked (crunchy) and the smashed peas, like the rest of her platter, was served room temp not hot. My shrimp platter was OK, lots of shrimp, but slightly undercooked. Breading wasn’t crispy, more mushy. Fries are fries and were OK. Drinks and service were fine, not excellent. It just seems as prices have gone up, food quality and portion sizes have gone down. The last two times we ate here we stopped at another restaurant on the way home to get more food as we felt we hadn’t even eaten dinner. Yes the bar scene is cozy and casual here, staff friendly but when I can spend 25-30% less at a restaurant closer to my home offering wider menu choices, better food quality, and larger portion sizes, not sure why I’ll come back for awhile. Plus that surcharge for using a credit card really frosts me.More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed February 22, 2022

The food was awesome. Fish tacos were perfect. Sat at the bar and chatted with the bartender. Very relaxing.

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed December 4, 2021 via mobile

A fun Irish themed pub with solid selection of pub appetizers, sandwiches and dinner entrees and are PA portions which means large and good value for the money. Drinks are well poured and served promptly by friendly and engaging wait staff. Seating available at the...bar, in the dining/live entertainment section or large enclosed patio. Check online for current hours and entertainment offerings.More

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed November 27, 2021 via mobile

Surprisingly excellent place to go. I was looking for something different from our normal pre- theater dinner. Saw this on Open Table with good reviews. We were not disappointed. Bangers and mash were very good as was the chicken pot pie. We will definitely put...this on our list of places to return to.More

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed November 26, 2021

We’ve been meaning to get here for a while and finally got the chance. This place has an interesting vibe both in the bar and the “outside” room. The wings are fried buffalo style, yum, and our meals were delicious. My only beef was the...waitress was a little slow to check in (it wasn’t crazy busy), but otherwise, we’re ready to go back!More

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed October 30, 2021 via mobile

The entertainment was great and our server, Erin was terrific. Where things fell short for us was the food quality that night. The kitchen appeared to be slammed and it showed. Shepard pie was potato heavy, and the fish and chips had a bit too...much breading for my taste. Would think about giving it another tryMore

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed October 16, 2021 via mobile

We visited for the first time recently. Both items we had were good. Imwe both had the Dublin Lawyer. Service was prompt. Make a reservation if you intend to go.

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed October 10, 2021 via mobile

The shepherd’s pie was amazing! We will definitely come back when in the area. The staff was very welcoming and attentive. I got introduced to some of their seasonal ciders and I was impressed.

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed August 24, 2021

It was clear that the locals eat here, everyone seemed to know one another. Very warm and friendly atmosphere. The food was excellent, high-end pub food. Crab cake dinner was delicious!

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed August 16, 2021

My bride and I along with close friends that absolutely love this place invited us to join them again for our second visit. We had reservations for 5 :45 PM Saturday nite. We were lucky enough to grab a parking spot right out front. Upon...entering were greeted by a very cordial Hostess (Zoe) that knew our friends very well.Escorted to our table we pass through a very nice bar area to our table in the rear which I'd describe as atrium like area. They do have live music in this area starting at 9:00PM on Sat. nite. My Bride had the Dublin Lawyer ( Shrimp Lobster mushrooms jameson) I opted for the Ahi Tuna Melt (Yum). For the life of me I'm drawing a blank for what our friends had. Both of our meals were tasty hot and nicely presented. Great selection of beers and nice assortment of craft beers also. What topped off the night was welcoming Home a Viet Nam Veteran that proudly displayed his loyalty by wearing his ball cap. Bob and his wife Liz, I could have talked to all night. As a VNV myself it made the night one to never forget. First time we ate there was returning from the Pa. State Farm Show in Harrisburg. If your ever out that way its a great place to stop and interesting vistas to enjoy.More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed July 26, 2021 via mobile

What a pleasant surprise. The wife and I decided to go hear Sunday afternoon. No reservations but was seated quickly. Wife ordered the fish and chips. Serving was huge and she declared it a winner. I snuck a taste and concur. I had the Shepard...‘s Pie. Fantastic! It can be dry but theirs was not dry at all and very flavorful. Atmosphere was very nice, my wife is picky about that. Waitress was pleasant and helpful. Oh and the Summer Sangria was tasty. Highly recommendMore

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed May 22, 2021 via mobile

Had a lunch here for my mother’s birthday. Went early on a Saturday without reservations, waited about 20 minutes. Greeting staff was very friendly and accommodating. Sat on the enclosed patios which is very nice with widely spaced tables. Perfect! Appetizers (crab dip and Maryland...crab soup) were delicious. Lunch sandwiches (Caesar wrap, burger Chesapeake, fish tacos, and prime burger were delicious.). Server had quite a few tables but was very friendly. Would definitely recommend and return.More

Date of visit: May 2021
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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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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!
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Frequently Asked Questions about McCleary's Public House

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McCleary's Public House is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5