McGlynns Pub & Restaurant - Dover

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$30 and under
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Situated on the beautiful Silver Lake near the historic and government district in Dover, McGlynns Pub brings you the same great food and atmosphere as our 2 locations in Newark, DE. The dark wood paneling, brick & tile make for a warm and inviting place to have a quick bite to eat or spend the evening with friends. McGlynns' is well known for it's juicy burgers, hot roast beef sandwiches, wings, fresh seafood & steaks. Weekly & daily food & drink specials keeps our menus affordable and interesting. Our wide selection of wine & beer, friendly bartenders & servers keep our customers coming back. We have 16 TV's for viewing your favorite sports events or playing Buzztime Trivia. Sit on our deck in the warm months or enjoy the view of the sparkling lake from our dining room surrounded with picture windows. Come in and see for yourself why McGlynns is everyone's favorite neighborhood restaurant.
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vipmsmdp2u
Philadelphia
72 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great value: attentive service, good food, reasonable prices.
Excellent soups.

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JeanieK
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It was nice to get out and have lunch with my parents during these trying times. The service was a little slow but the food was good. I am still a little hesitant to eat out.

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Dory
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience1

We stopped off in Dover and noticed this cute outdoor bar/restaurant. Unfortunately, our expectations were much too high. We asked for an outdoor table and were instead sat in the gloomiest of rooms inside the restaurant. We sat at the bar instead and perused the menu, and then got an outdoor table after it was cleaned (it was filled with dirty dishes beforehand). However, your view is simply a parking lot -- not the waterfront. The food we ordered left me sick for the remainder of the day and night and the drinks, although priced fairly, barely had any alcohol actually in them. We left after two rounds of drinks and a pretty terrible appetizer. I would avoid this place.

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jajairat
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was very satisfied with our dinner on the patio. Peaceful. Food and service was great as always. It was our first place to go sit in and eat with our family since covid-19. Will be back again soon

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CarolB
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was excellent!! Nice sitting on the patio!

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barryc
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2020
Overall1food1service4ambience2

we have going there for several
years with my 3 other friends The hamburger I ordered was medium well with mushrooms and onions what I got was a hamburger beyond well done and horrible to eat the mushrooms were also horrible
we drove 90 miles for last time to eat terrible food for the last time we will never be back again we will try other good rest.in dover.I called and spoke to your manger that same day and did nothing about it he is a not very good.This the second time I got bad food there will no 3 rd visit.i rate a below f rating.

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Corey
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The service was excellent! Food was really good as well!

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mkfreeberg
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff was professional, food was great. Will definitely be back.

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richardo
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love it there. Great view. Nice people. Low prices. Always going back. Happy hour is great also.

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austinw
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

a little pricey but a nice place to eat, have drinks and hang out.

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NancyB
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food was good. Service was good. Cleanliness lacking particularly in the restroom.

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FrancineD
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service! You won't be disappointed.

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Phylzy
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Other than the baked potatoes being very overdone, our drinks, dinner and service were very good.

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WilliamG
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came to Mcglyns for my birthday dinner. Totally met our expectations. Will definitely be returning fantastic place great ambience.

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FrequentPatron
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience4

Early evening reservation. The venue was quaint but staff was still cleaning up to open. Mani fajita was dull and “glued together” with A mex mix cheese; horrible mouth feel. Cole slaw was bland and not seasoned at all. The rest of the menu was standard pub food which does differentiate it from any other pub restaurant.

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WineNDine
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had the Special Prime Rib dinner with hand-cut french fries and sautéed zucchini. The prime rib was prepared as we ordered and brought out quickly. It was warm and could have been a little hotter but was very tasty and filling. It was a very nice sized cut. Server (Brianna) was attentive and she checked back often to make certain our meals and drinks were properly prepared.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New Yeras Eve

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DeidreH
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food3service2ambience3

I typically visit Newark McGlynns, this was my first time at Dover.
I visited early for dinner on NYE, having a reservation gave us a short wait. Once seated our waitress seemed a little scattered. She was unsure of specials, was not attentive on drinks, and to watch her at the wait staff area was dizzying. Yes, it was NYE, but it was not overly busy at the time of my visit and there was plenty of staff that they were not overloaded with tables.
When we ordered our appetizer, it was a special order and when it arrived it was wrong. They did take it back and corrected it quickly.
My entree was a burger which was perfect; my dinner companion ordered the Bourbon Salmon and it was beyond over cooked and dry; just unable to be eaten. Our waitress did not deliver our food and did not come back to check on us until we were done. The waitress did inform a manager, who offered another option, but at that point we were ready to go. Kindly they did remove the item from our check.
I will give it another try because I enjoy McG and Dover is closer than Newark.

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AnneS
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience2

We were there at lunch time. Appetizer and drinks served in a timely manner. Then there was a long, very long lull before our lunches were served. No explanation for delay was offered. One person was served the incorrect side with her lunch. It was corrected, but only after it was pointed out when the server was stopped specifically, not when the server checked on our table. Fries looked thin and pale. McDonalds fries looks better. Most people said sandwiches were 'okay'. Strawberry salad was okay with added chicken; definitely not worth the price charged. We eat here only when out of other places to go. Not much choice in Dover, DE.

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RusselP
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience3

Overall a pleasant dining experience. The food and service were fine. We enjoy the atmosphere and their menu. My wife likes their corn bread and I enjoy their craft beer selection.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved this place..great service!

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MarthaS
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Food was good, although it was not as hot temperature wise as I would have liked. We did wait a while for the food to arrive, so I'm thinking it sat there for several minutes.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Went Monday for half price appetizers and Tuesday for burgers both nights the meals were very tasty and nice choices.

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OpenTable Diner
Little Rock
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

I was there for a mid-week late lunch business meeting with a client. Hostess staff happily seated us in a nearly empty section to provide some privacy.

Our food choices, (jambalaya and Cobb salad), were tasty, and well-served.

All in, a B+ experience. Will definitely repeat.

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Phylzy
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a nice time at McGlynns whether it be for drinks and/or food. The location is great (on Silver Lake and about 1.5 blocks from where we live), and the place has a nice neighborhood vibe.

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Bravo
Atlantic City
2 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Extensive menu in a calm atmosphere. Food was very good snd the waitress was wonderful. We enjoyed our evening and look forward to returning again and again.

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EllenR
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

We love McGlynns! It is very close to where we live, has delicious food and great service. We have held several large family events there and received great service then as well.

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CarolynT
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Had company from out of town. Service was excellent. We asked for air to be turned down. We were freezing. Our waiter obliged. He was very attentive. Food was good. Drinks as well. Will come again. As seniors we enjoyed the dining room away from the bar..

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed a wonderful celebration of my Mother’s 95th birthday last night in a private dining area overlooking the lake. The food was delicious and our server was very accommodating. Thank you for hosting this special event!

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CMWP
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Not our first visit, and we have recommended it often.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Service was perfect!! Pretty water views. Great Irish pub!

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GratefulforGoodness
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tuesday 1)2 price burgers (McGlynn's stuffed) and $2.50 domestic draft...a fine meal. They offer tater tots if you prefer them to fries. Our server, Katie, was outstanding!7

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DirkD
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Wonderful Mother’s Day brunch. Our server expertly handled a table of ten with good humor and even snapped family photos for us. Delicious food and fun drinks. Thank you!

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vipMimsey
Charlotte
15 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

In a town like Dover there are few quality restaurants. This place gets an A for ambience. Lovely lakeside location. Need to update their web site as they did not have ava ilable what was on it.

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Rick
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Had a great waitress in Melissa. She handled our group effortlessly. Burgers were great and the local root beer was a plus

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WineNDine
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

We’ve been to McGlynns a few times and it is hit or miss. A few months ago we ordered the Prime Rib Special and received generous portions. This time the portion size was smaller and not as meaty. There was a table of 8 next to us and they were very loud. In addition one lady was using profanity. Perhaps the manager should have come around and asked them to be less boisterous especially since there were children dining with their parents.

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SusanD
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Waiter was insufficient, two prime rib dinners came out room temperature, two soup orders not hot. Taste of food was good, variety was plentiful, view was great by the water. We had such high hopes but left disappointed. Our server just wasnt on his game, we had to hunt him down more often than desired for empty water glasses, room temp foods, extra napkins...

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ClaudiaC
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was able to reserve a table for 8 on-line. That was new, but much faster than having to call the restaurant, interrupt the hostess during a busy time to schedule my reservation and wait for the hostess to actually do the reservation. I was the reservation for a monthly dinner group and the number of attendees varies. The really nice thing was that I had several additional people come and McGlynn's Pub & Restaurant went out of their way to accommodate all of us without disrupting the other dinners!

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DeniseH
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Our server, Amber, was fantastic! Ambience was pleasant. The view was beautiful. The experience was wonderful!

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LORID
Louisville
5 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We had a great server, good food and a nice dinner. Definitely coming back!

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