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“Great menu and wonderful drink selection!”
Review of Thatcher McGhee's

Thatcher McGhee's
Ranked #5 of 79 Restaurants in Denville
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $20
Cuisines: American, Irish, Bar, Pub
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Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: Measure a roof’s worth by the quality of its thatch;A friendship by the strength of its hands;A love by the size of its heart;And a family by the depth of its loyalty.Thatch can be defined as any vegetation used to roof a structure. The vegetation is gathered, bundled and secured to the framework on top of a building. Thatch functions both as a shingle and underlayment; very rarely is there anything beyond simple framework between the thatch and the inside of the structure.European thatch dates back to before the Middle Ages, when the first small, permanent villages were established. Today, thatch is generally acknowledged for its visual appeal and as a way to add a historic or whimsical touch to a home. While it does impart a storybook quality to many structures, thatch also retains practical aspects of its past.Designed with a traditional thatched roof reminiscent of old Irish homes, Thatcher McGhee’s first opened its doors in Pompton Lakes, NJ in 2006 and raised a new roof in Denville, NJ in 2011. An eclectic blend of new and old, Thatcher’s is a place for friends to catch up, families to share a meal and celebrations to be had. Whether you’re enjoying a Taste of Ireland in the comfort of our traditional thatched roof Irish cottage, or some American fare in the bar or dining room, we take pride in the privilege to be part of your lives.If this is your first visit or you’re a regular part of our shenanigans, we invite you to create new memories with us while having a comforting meal or a refreshing pint!Our newest location, located at 53 Broadway in Denville Thatcher McGhee’s is Northern New Jersey’s newest Irish Pub & Eatery. Like our sister pub in Pompton Lakes, our one-of-a-kind decor starts at the roots of its ownership and travels all the way from their hometown city of Galway. The authentic look and old country feel of the establishment will make you feel as if you've just landed on the streets of Ireland.If you've ever been to our Pompton Lakes location, you know we have it all when it comes to watching the big game. Denville is no different, with enough TV’s to cater to the biggest of sports fans. Whether it’s NFL, MLB, NBA, NHL or any other sports that get your heart racing… we've got you covered with our beautiful flat screen televisions and state of the art sound system. And of course, our beer list and never ending catalog of cocktails will satisfy even the pickiest of patrons.If its food you’re after, we’ve certainly got a delicious treat for you. From our authentic Irish Cuisine, to our modern Italian dishes, you’ll enjoy everything Thatcher McGhee’s has to offer your palate. Our specials change on a daily basis, so be sure to check back frequently.Lastly, we love having live entertainment, so the list of performing bands and open mic night’s changes and grows at a rapid pace. To stay up to date on the latest happenings at Thatcher McGhee’s, you’ll want to check our Calendar page.Thanks for visiting and we hope to see you soon!And remember, If you can’t come in… smile as you pass!
Bracknell, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
35 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Great menu and wonderful drink selection!”
Reviewed April 19, 2014 via mobile

This place always has great food and a great drinks menu. It is family friendly with great service. There was a great musician there called Brian McArdle singing a variety of music including Irish songs to add to the atmosphere. Definitely a must go!

  • Visited April 2014
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Denville, New Jersey
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67 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Celine and Thatchers”
Reviewed April 15, 2014

One of our favorite places in town. Celine makes the bar. If you have not had her Bread Pudding on the menu--its almost to die for !!!
I personally recommend trying the place out on different days/nights. They have a relaxed atmosphere inside with great sayings on the walls that everyone will love to read. Lots of cool antiques on the walls. Check out the awesome thatched roof outside. Sometimes there are bands playing--incredible irish music/band rocks the house. Happy hours are usually with free food served as staff walks around with free sandwiches etc-and hot plate food serve yourself style.
Their dinners are BIG and yummy. I GIVE THATCHERS 100% thumbs UP. There is an elevator that can assist in bringing up people to the restaurant if you park on Broadway side of the building.
Nightlife here rocks--and it can get crowded-get in early if you want to belly up!!

  • Visited April 2014
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Thank iKenInspect
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Denville, New Jersey, United States
Level 4 Contributor
39 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Food inconsistent”
Reviewed April 15, 2014

I love the look of this place. They have done an excellent job of re-creating an Irish cottage in the middle of town. I remember when they brought the thatcher over from England to do the roof! My husband and I often stop here for a drink at the bar and appetizer. Have eaten here twice. First time we had corned beef and an Irish stew. Both great. The second time, my husband had the worst fish and chips ever (all batter, very little fish), so with all of the good restaurants in Denville and nearby, we would be hard-pressed to take a chance on dinner there again, but will return for beer and munchies!

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Denville, New Jersey
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Good Irish Pub Food and good beer selection”
Reviewed March 7, 2014

The Bar at Thatchers is always busy - friendly bartenders - and a reasonable selection of draft beers all priced usually under $6/pint. Full menu available at the bar - good sandwiches and traditional Irish items.

  • Visited February 2014
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Thank MartyLR
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new jersey
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23 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Great Irish Pub with Great Food”
Reviewed March 4, 2014

Really authentic Irish plates -bangers and mash, irish stew, shepards pie - combo plate is fantastic

  • Visited December 2013
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