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P.J. Whelihan's Pub + Restaurant

$$ - $$$American, ,
1101 Rocky Rd, 1101 Rocky Road, Reading, PA 19609-1157
+1 484-525-4400
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Overview
  • Excellent19%
  • Very good24%
  • Average34%
  • Poor19%
  • Terrible4%
Travelers talk about
“fish tacos” (2 reviews)
“burger” (5 reviews)
“crab cakes” (2 reviews)
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CUISINES
American, Bar, Grill, Pub
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Food
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Value
LOCATION
1101 Rocky Rd, 1101 Rocky Road, Reading, PA 19609-1157
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1 - 10 of 73 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Came here with a group of 10 for dinner while we were in town, our waitress was Samantha and she was simply amazing her service was great. She really complimented the establishment which had a great selection of beer and food which also all tasted...More

Thank Peter L
ManagementP15, Manager at P.J. Whelihan's Pub + Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thanks for the kind words Peter. I will definitely pass along your kind words to Sam. I'm glad to hear about your experience and look forward to having you back again.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Food is good can recommend the French onion burger. Service is a joke and the place was 75% empty. If you aren't going to bother fully staffing for lunch then don't open for lunch. 10 minute wait for hostess to show up yo seat you...More

Thank Grayhare
ManagementP15, Manager at P.J. Whelihan's Pub + Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

I'm sorry to hear about your experience and would definitely like to address the issues that you mentioned. Please call me (Bill) at 484-525-4400 if you have a moment. I hold our staff up to high standards and would like to make sure your next...More

Reviewed August 29, 2018

I know this is a sports bar, so I don't go often because it's just to loud for me and also their menu is very average.

Thank imalwaystyping
Management P, General Manager at P.J. Whelihan's Pub + Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded September 1, 2018

Thank you so much for your feedback. Hopefully you will come and join us again!! Thanks

Reviewed July 11, 2018 via mobile

Great food and atmosphere. Huge food menu and drink menu. Large inside and excellent service. Highly recommend

Thank KIM W
Management P, Manager at P.J. Whelihan's Pub + Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded July 12, 2018

Thanks Kim! We appreciate the input and hope to have you back soon.

Reviewed April 22, 2018

We wanted to go to a single owner restaurant in the area but the wait was over 45 minutes and it was a drive from our house. So we decided to try PJ Welihan's instead, since it was closer and the wait was slightly shorter....More

Thank jchem76
Management P, General Manager at P.J. Whelihan's Pub + Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded April 23, 2018

Hello! First, I would like to thank you for your feedback and secondly I would like you to give me a call so I can get some more details about the visit so this does not happen again. Please give me a call at 484-525-4400...More

Reviewed March 26, 2018 via mobile

I was very surprised to see the bathroom and kitchen areas looking shabby and a bit dirty early in the week. It was not crowded so it was a bit odd and disappointing. Cheesesteak was ok but not awesome. Service took forever as well.More

Thank j0ya0
Management P, General Manager at P.J. Whelihan's Pub + Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded March 30, 2018

Hello! Thank you so much for your feedback, it is always appreciated because that is the only way we can get better! Please give me a call sometime and we can go over your experience. My name is Mike Ruddy (GM) and my phone number...More

Reviewed March 3, 2018 via mobile

This place is an absolute joke! The service is terrible. I can't speak to the food because all four of us left after waiting over 15 minutes for our server to acknowledge our presence. She finally came over as we were putting our coats on...More

1  Thank gypsychavi
Reviewed February 24, 2018

Large restaurant in suburban Reading. Large bar with many TV's for watching your favorite sporting team or event. Menu offered a good variety of items to choose from. Appears to specialize in chicken wings with varied flavors. We ordered sandwiches, burgers and a taco salad....More

Thank johneM8200OS
Management P, Manager at P.J. Whelihan's Pub + Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded February 25, 2018

John, I appreciate you taking the time to give us your feedback. I'm glad you enjoyed the atmosphere and food. I'm sorry to hear about the fries, that can totally take the fun out of a good meal! I'd like to talk to you more...More

Reviewed December 31, 2017 via mobile

This place is awesome to watch any sporting event. The food is good, atmosphere great my only complaint would be prices. I know you pay for the atmosphere but the prices for there food and beer is a little much. This definitely stops people from...More

Thank David K
Management P, Manager at P.J. Whelihan's Pub + Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded January 2, 2018

David, Thanks for your feedback. I'm really glad that liked your meal and our accomodations. I'm sorry that you felt were were a bit pricey. We do have different specials every day and did you know that Tuesday is our half price wing night? We...More

Reviewed December 27, 2017

What a great place to stop and have an afternoon beer with family and kids. Stopped in at 2 pm because we just arrived in town for Christmas. Shared 10 wings with my oldest daughter because they said they were large wings and drummies. They...More

Thank MidwestAnchor
Management P, General Manager at P.J. Whelihan's Pub + Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded December 29, 2017

What a great story to hear!! Thanks again for stopping in and we hope to see you again.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
Average prices
$20
Cuisine
American, Bar, Grill, Pub
Meals
Brunch, Drinks, Late Night, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Large groups, Kids, Families with children, Bar scene
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
Monday
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
Friday
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1101 Rocky Rd, 1101 Rocky Road, Reading, PA 19609-1157
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Reading
  • Phone Number: +1 484-525-4400
Description
PJW Reading is Berks County’s Premier Sports Pub & Restaurant! We supply it all—a laid back environment for quick lunch breaks, intimate place for a couple, sizable and roomy space for a group of sports fans, private enough for a family gathering. PJWRDG had 36 draft beers on tap that will always satisfy any beer connoisseur. With 58 flat screen TV’s, it allows you to have the BEST SEAT in the house no matter where you sit! Stop in to catch the game or live entertainment everyday weekend! You need no invitation; we want to share our FAMOUS WINGS and GREAT BEER with you!
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