McCleary's Public House

4.7
186 Reviews
$30 and under
Pub
An authentic Irish pub experience in Marietta, Pennsylvania, McCleary�s Public House offers historical and exciting menu items served with passion to all visiting guests. On the menu at McCleary�s Public House, you�ll find such items as seared rack of lamb, fish and chips, bangers and mash, crab cakes and pan seared salmon.

At the bar at McCleary�s Public House, enjoy a delectable array of beer, wine and spirits to be shared with friends. Over 70 varieties of beer are available, including bottled and imported brews to pair with any meal. For a sweeter taste, choose from a humble list of red and white wines or indulge in a homemade cocktail martini.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 186 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.7
service
4.6
ambience
4.5
value
Noise · Moderate
93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are always satisfied with the food and service.

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mrmahanoy
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience5

We ordered an appetizer that we had before and it was different. It had an ingredient we had not previously experienced. No way to know but we enjoyed it less this time. Then we had one entree, which was a salad with a missing ingredient. We mentioned it and were not charged but it was a slip up that we did not expect from this place. Our waitress was fantastic the drinks were spot on. We like the ambience. We will return but this trip was not up to our expectations.

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StuartS
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I thoroughly enjoyed my first visit to McCleary's. The outdoor patio was mostly full, but it was still easy to converse with my wife. The menu had several options that I want, but we both shared a Bruschetta appetizer and had Shepherds Pie. It was delicious with a nice mixture of lamb and beef and savory seasoning. The service was quick, so really a two thumbs up. I look forward to returning!!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always awesome!

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BrookB
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

One of McCleary's featured dishes is their fish and chips, which they claim is among the top five in the nation. My wife had it and was unimpressed. I had the shepherd's pie and enjoyed it. Their menu is long and varied for a pub. I'd like to return to try other items on it.

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mike
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Great service as usual. The patio is air conditioned which is nice.

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MichaelMc
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food was really good and the service was attentive. We were seated in a 2 person booth by the stage. It was a good location. We were finishing up when the music started. It wasn't terribly loud. Had we stayed, we would still have been able to talk.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Columbus
9 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic Irish pub hidden away in Marietta. Who knew?! I had the award winning fish & chips and would definitely give them an award. So glad to have found this gem and will definitely be back to try other menu items!

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ShellyB
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Great food and atmosphere! A true gem in the quaint town of Marietta.

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VernonA
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service, employees are very friendly.
The food is always excellent.

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RogerH
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our regular stops. Always have a good experience. Had a great meal and drink this trip.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

McCleary's has a menu that pleasantly pleased the 3 different pallets in our party. Not a complaint, one. As a seasoned beer drinker, I can honestly say the beer menue has something on it for everyone. The service is top notch and the atmosphere has a classic warm inviting pub feel. The servers cater to your every need and you feel treated more like a client than just a mere customer. I highly recommend experiencing McCleary's Pub for yourself!!

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JayBee630
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Wasn’t as we remembered it. It was so dark we could barely see our food! When a waitress didn’t have a table she sat at the bar and played on her phone. Used to be they polished glasses. Burger was charred for medium & the ‘crabmeat’ on top was mostly not crab. We used to love it here. I guess the pandemic changed everything. And they charged us a credit card fee for full amount although we had a gift card. We’ll try it again later but this visit was disappointing, especially considering the cost. We all went through the pandemic. I asked a waitress if Mattie was still the chef. She didn’t know?? She said there were a bunch of them. Freddie please introduce the back of the house to the front of the house. And tell them to get off their phones!

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SueB
Philadelphia
27 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Super as always!

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lisab
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We go here often! Tomato soup is the best. Fish tacos and burgers are always good. Have never had bad service here.

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JOEK
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Waiter was to much in hurry taking order and did not listen

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Sluggo
Charleston
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our dinner on patio was awesome. Nice atmosphere. Their wings for appetizer are delicious and different coating than anywhere else. We had fish and chips and chicken pot pie. Both nice servings and delicious. Will order again.

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BiggguyTRL
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mussels appetizer was excellent; mussels were the largest we’ve had, broth was outstanding and we enjoyed the removal of the top shell before serving. It made the eating the easiest ever! My wife’s seafood special was excellent and my bangers & mash was delicious. The service by Mikayla was also top notch! Looking forward to our next visit!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorite local spots.

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mrmahanoy
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

This was our first time and we definitely plan a return.

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chocolatelover
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We met old friends for dinner. Making the reservation on OpenTable was easy, had we had a nice quiet table in the corner for catching up. Food, as always, was great, as was the draft selection.

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BillE
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience3

I had the veggie wrap several weeks ago and it was very good. Yesterday, it was horrible. The wrap had a minimal amount of hummus and the vegetable part seemed as though they had opened a bag of premade lettuce, with which they made the wrap and stuck it in a tortilla. I asked if they had a different chef that night and the person that cleared the dishes had no response. Our hiking club has come to Mclreary,s to eat after our hikes. I will recommend we find somewhere else to dine. What a disappointment. P.S. they only took 30% off my wrap. A classier place should have removed it from the bill.

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GareyB
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Have eaten at McCleary's many times and it never disappoints. I request Thomas as our server and he, too, never disappoints. Great food, great service, great value...

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
13 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great vibe and good service. Enjoyable time with good food.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brought our friends here for dinner. First time for them. We had a lovely evening. Fish and chips were delicious but my fish tacos were better than any I’ve had in a long time. Friend had the steak special which he raved about. Our waiter (forgot his name but he’s from the Big Apple) was so nice. He got an extra tip from us. We will be back

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SandraB
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

This was our first visit and we had heard that the fish and chips were wonderful and we found them to EXECELENT.

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TriciaH
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely place with great drinks and food. We loved the atmosphere.

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DebWB
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service - attentive and friendly. Menu has a wide variety of options, and everything was delicious!

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SheldonZ
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Friendly and happy atmosphere with a quality staff who knows what they're doing and knows our products not a noisy place at the fish and chips that was excellent

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FirstTimeDiner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience4

Server seemed to lose us for a time. I needed a second beer for 15 minutes, the empty glass at the edge of the table.

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AlisaS
Orlando
7 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Beautiful patio!

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vipcarriebshopper
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, beer, and cocktails - perfectly served!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waitress was fast and friendly. Had the fish tacos and they were very good

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Server was very polite

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RandyM
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to relax and enjoy! From start to finish it was perfect for us

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SharlaP
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was fresh and delicious. Everyone was happy with their meal. The service was also excellent! We will be back.

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Elizabeth
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was the perfect graduation lunch with my family!

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Buzz
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Run don’t walk to McCleary’s! This place is awesome for inside outside or walk-up dining. Great beer, great service, and a wonderfully authentic pub setting.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time and will definitely be back! The service and food were both great. Especially enjoyed the wings. Very extensive beer and cocktail selection.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Our waitress was very pleasant but really swamped with large tables. My husband wanted a second drink but she was too busy to come to our table. I’m not blaming her. Other employees did come by to pick up the appetizers plates and another delivered our food. One of them could have offered to get him another drink as we were only halfway through the meal before he ran out of beverage.
Again, I am not blaming our waitress, she had at least 5 tables and one had at least five men and another at least eight people. Others could have gotten the drink for him. Maybe I think teamwork was lacking.

FAQs

McCleary's Public House offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (717) 426-2225.

McCleary's Public House is rated 4.7 stars by 186 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.