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McGillin's Olde Ale House

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City Center East
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1310 Drury St, Philadelphia, PA 19107-4520
215-735-5562
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11:00 am - 2:00 am
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This place was packed to the gills with people and they continued to let more in. You couldn't even get to the upstairs to the dance floor. There was absolutely NO ROOM for anyone to move. We immediately left. The place was packed like sardines. The air conditioning on the second floor, where we were only for a few minutes,... More 

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Quincy, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Food is delicious, lots to choose from. Drinks are cold. And the waitstaff was friendly and knowledgable

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McGillins, Owner at McGillin's Olde Ale House, responded to this review

Thanks for stopping by, Skeeter & Tbone. Glad you had fun! More 

Woodbridge, Virginia
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109 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A great place and a must go! Very great menu and very affordable. Food is terrific, staff awesome. Old time bar with quite the history. You will enjoy the beers and the menu tiems.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Delicious food and drinks, incredible prices ($8.99 for salmon and sides, $9.50 for a generous tasting of 6 beers), and cool historic atmosphere.

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McGillins, Owner at McGillin's Olde Ale House, responded to this review

Thanks, Lori. Glad you enjoyed your visit here! More 

Cork, Ireland
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116 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Called in two times for dinner and beers during a visit to Philadelphia. The food,beer,staff,decor and atmosphere are all beyond excellent. Would highly recommend.

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McGillins, Owner at McGillin's Olde Ale House, responded to this review

Jan & Dat: As a family-owned and run business, your comments mean a lot to us - especially that you came back twice during your visit. So glad that you had fun and thank you for takin the time to leave a review! More 

Shelton, Connecticut
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142 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016

Excellent place overall. Everyone was having a good time. The quality of food was very good and the prices were extremely valued. I will most definitely go back.

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McGillins, Owner at McGillin's Olde Ale House, responded to this review

Michael: Glad to hear it! Thanks for stopping by and for taking the time to leave such a nice review! More 

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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364 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016

I came here for drinks on a weekend when most Philly people were sensibly "down the shore" in the Poconos and Colleges were out of session. Despite the "off-season", this place was jammed and abuzz with friendly high energy. I guess a good quantity of generous pours from versatile bartenders at a well stocked bar will increase the "friendliness" quotient... More 

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McGillins, Owner at McGillin's Olde Ale House, responded to this review

TommyBoy: Thanks for stopping by. Glad you had fun! Thanks too for taking the time to leave such a positive and eloquent review! Cheers! More 

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75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2016 via mobile

My wife and I took a notion for a late snack and we tried this place. It turned out to be a great place and very historical and good food. A little hard for even an Über driver to find especially with several streets being shut down due to Hillary being in town and riots. Needless to say this was... More 

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McGillins, Owner at McGillin's Olde Ale House, responded to this review

Dear Atkins Travelers: Thanks for stopping by. Glad you had fun. Thanks too for taking the time to leave such a nice review. Cheers! More 

Jackson, Mississippi
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2016

Me and my best friend take a 4th of July trip every year and this year, ventured to Philly. I had seen this place on trip advisor but didn't really think about it at the time. After a day of being in airports all day, me and my bestie just wanted a place to relax and have a drink. I... More 

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McGillins, Owner at McGillin's Olde Ale House, responded to this review

Amber: Miss you already! Thanks for making this your "home" and for taking the time to leave such a nice review! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2016 via mobile

What an awesome place to visit and eat! The food, atmosphere, and service were exceptional. They make you feel like family here. The price was fantastic and reasonable. Excellent menu selection. The owner happened to come to our table and went out of his was to talk with us about the restaurant and local area. What an excellent find down... More 

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McGillins, Owner at McGillin's Olde Ale House, responded to this review

Cmtill Family: Thanks for stopping by and for taking the time to leave such a nice review. Hope to see you again! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$15 - $15
Cuisine
American, Bar, Pub, Irish
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Dining on a budget
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: 1310 Drury St, Philadelphia, PA 19107-4520
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia>  > City Center East
  • Neighborhood: City Center East
  • Phone Number: 215-735-5562
Description
McGillin's Olde Ale House, Philadelphia's oldest continuously operating tavern, is known for large selection of regional beers, comfort food & friendly service.

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