McGlynns Pub & Restaurant - Peoples Plaza

3.9
73 Reviews
$30 and under
American
McGlynns Pub & Restaurant,celebrating its 13th year in Peoples Plaza, is Newark's favorite Irish Pub. With its brick fireplace, cozy booths and updated look, McGlynns invites you to come in for a quick bite or hang out for the evening. Nightly specials and additional offerings keep our customers coming back for consistently delicious meals at a reasonable price. Our hot roast beef sandwiches, nachos & fajitas, fresh seafood and famous prime rib have earned McGlynns multiple regional awards including "Best Burgers", "Best Beer Selection", "Best Happy Hour" and "Best Place to Hang Out". Test your skill with our NTN Buzztime trivia game or sit and watch sports on one of our 18 TV's. Strike up a conversation with one of our friendly bartenders and servers who will make you feel right at home. Come on in and see for yourself why McGlynns Pub is everyone's favorite neighborhood restaurant.
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3.9based on recent ratings
3.9
food
4.1
service
3.7
ambience
3.7
value
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80% of people would recommend it to a friend
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JohnS
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall1food3service1ambience1

Sit at the bar with no mask. Walk in from the outside dining and stand at bar - order a beer and told to put on a mask. Total bs

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LindaL
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food Good drink great waitress.can’t ask for anything better!,

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diannab
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

The only complaint I have was that I ordered the French onion roast dip and it was really skimpy on meat. Maybe 2 slices thinly cut. It had a really good flavor which was somewhat overpowered by the roll. Service was great and the burger we got was really good

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JulieW
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience3

The waitress seemed new, had no clue what a dirty martini was and we had to suggest that she go ask someone. Then she came back and asked what kind of “vodka and gin” I wanted. The bartender made a decent first one but with no olives. The second one had 4 olives but was way too strong so I needed to request extra olive juice to even drink it.
Waitress never came over to see if we needed tea or water refills.

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GrahamH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience3

Fantastic service and food was good, we did wing night.

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CARA
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2020
Overall5food4service3ambience5

bugmrger was lil to done asked for medium rare it was almost well done

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vipKelly83649
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Made open table reservations. Got seated by ourselves in the PARTY ROOM? No one came to wait on us.

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CARA
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience5

burger was to done and waitress hardly checked on us even though it wasn't that busy

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

We have been coming to McGlynn’s for years. We love their wings. But they just increased the price for the AYCE wings to $14.99. Most of the time, the wings are tiny and they skimp on the sauce. The whole place needs to be renovated. The seats are very uncomfortable. It’s a shame, this place used to be “Our Place”

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vipChadW
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Food was decent. They didn't have our open table reservation when we got there but were able to seat us. The crab cake sandwich was lots of roll small crabcake but it did have a good taste when you could get a bite with the bread.

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Jake
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Their nachos are the bomb diggidy! Beer always nice and cold. Excellent service staff. This is why we always go back

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Ashley
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

McGlynns is always the best. I love pub food and really enjoyed having a tray of nachos to myself.

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Rodney
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

McGlynns has not missed a beat after being closed to dine-in customers. The server was awesome and even remembered what we ordered the last time that we were there before they closed.

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ANDREWD
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great to be back! Good food good service highly recommend!

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DELE
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2020
Overall1food1service5ambience1

Made a reservation for 10pm and showed up at 10pm only to be told they close at 10pm.

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Vitani
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall1food1service3ambience1

My husband had ordered a Guinness, when it arrived to the table it didn't smell correct and had a soapy water taste to it as if the glass wasn't washed or dried properly. It ended up ruining our night, and made him very sick. The server sniffed the beverage and confirmed that it didn't smell right.

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vipStephen
Philadelphia
31 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Big mistake. I should have ordered a burger. Instead I ordered marinated London broil. Couldn’t tell if it was marinated, but it was gray and tasteless and the mushrooms were just canned mushrooms on top of it. barely warm mashed potatoes were OK and the zucchini and squash side where ok. However the meat was pretty poor. The waiter was ok and attentive, but the meal was really sub par.

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vipAngeloR
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience3

Out of Guinness and out of prime rib.

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JimS
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food, affordable, we had a good service. Went to the one near movie thestre

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vipdebbieh
Washington DC
21 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Nice lunch after a walk at a neighborhood park. Most everyone else was getting ready for an afternoon of watching football games. Their strawberry salad is always great. Also had a beyond burger. We split and enjoyed both.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

We went for our daughters graduation dinner. The waiter we had was great and food very good. The place itself was pretty ordinary like a Ruby Tuesday’s or Applebee’s. A nice place to eat but nothing extremely special.

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DavidW
Baltimore
11 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Pleasantly surprised by the good meal we had at McGlynn's on Friday night. The bar was nuts when we walked in but once seated it was still loud but manageable. Food and service were great. We'll be back.

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WilliamW
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Our first time there we really enjoyed the atmosphere and the food . We are planning to come back sometime soon .

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vipShihTzuLover
Philadelphia
20 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

The food is ok, but nothing special. It always seems a little under staffed for the crowd. Usually have to wait too long to get something that you need. It seems like the waitresses are running alot, but can't keep up. Maybe management needs to schedule more staff . We got all you can eat shrimp. They were pretty small, but tasted Ok. The prime rib was really not too good. We had it a few years ago and liked it. Tonight it was just bad. Even the aujus was awful. The quesadilla was very good though. All of the appetizers were good. We come now and then for drinks and apps. I think we will just stick to that in the future. Also stay away from the front of the restaurant. The smoke from all the smokers comes inside and it is not good. Especially when it is cold and the smokers hang near the door.

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vipmsmdp2u
Philadelphia
73 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Pleasant service, good food, but rib dinner portion looks like an appetizer. If on OpenTable, watch your points: they cancelled our reservation, negating the points. Even after I called and offered to bring the receipt, they didn't fix it. Thankfully, Open Table is more conscientious.

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DeniseG
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience2

The restaurant was noisy, dirty floor. In adequate servers, very slow. Brought the wrong cocktail and argued with my guest about replacing it. Took 45 minutes to get sandwiches, the food was cold. It tasted ok, but we couldn't finish. Very disappointed.

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vipInnapin
Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

New waitress she was very nice but many newbie errors. As far as the beer... we ordered flights and they kept coming back saying they didn’t have multiple beers we chose... they even took it upon themselves to substitute one beer after the waitress came back yet again to tell us they didn’t have one of the beers I chose since they didn’t have 2 I I originally chose.... salmon was dry got the wrong side dish. The ambience I always enjoy and since the company was good no one really got upset . But needed to be honest on the visit... will I go back ? Yup!

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JosephO
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Good food, reasonable prices, nice atmosphere, great service.

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CindyL
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2018
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Good as usual.

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AngieH
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2018
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Staff was pleasant. Price was exceptional. I was seated upon arrival which was 30 minutes earlier than my reservation.

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vipFoodLuvr
Baltimore
41 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2018
Overall1food1service3ambience1

I ordered the Mixed Combo described on a dirty, oversized menu as pulled pork sliders, chicken fingers, and fried mozzarella sticks. Served instead was chicken patties, dried piles of pork on stale rolls. The mozzarella sticks weren't sticks at all, but fat and triangular. It was terrible!

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BonBon
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was a great experience. Our waiter Keith was amazing. Wonderful evening. Loved that we were also able to dance.

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vippmrthird
Philadelphia
796 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2017
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Thoroughly enjoyed our meals for lunch. Half price burgers on Tuesdays. My farmer burger was cooked perfectly and my colleagues Caesar salad with grilled chicken was excellent too; the chicken melted in your mouth , not at all chewy! Free popcorn too!

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CindyL
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Love the pipcorn

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JSmith319
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2017
Overall3food2service2ambience1

Wildly disappointing (ambience, food, service, etc.)

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on April 19, 2017
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Everything was good...food, service, atmosphere. I was there with my parents who are older and have hearing aids...so the noise level was just too much for them and made it hard for them to hear. But that's our problem, not McGlynns.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The only place I'll go for London Broil. It is Outstanding with the sautaed mushrooms.

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viplkh123
Philadelphia
32 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2017
Overall5food5service4ambience4

always enjoy coming here for a drink and/or bite to eat.

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Morganv
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2016
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Wings were not cooked as requested, and I ordered a second time so I can enjoy them. But, they were good.

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vipMarylanders
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2016
Overall3food2service3ambience2

Bottled beer was warm and The burger was over cooked.

FAQs

McGlynns Pub & Restaurant - Peoples Plaza does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. McGlynns Pub & Restaurant - Peoples Plaza also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (302) 834-6661.

McGlynns Pub & Restaurant - Peoples Plaza is rated 3.9 stars by 73 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.