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Lilly Macs

$$ - $$$
Irish, Bar, Pub
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187 South Murphy Avenue, Sunnyvale, CA 94086-6113
11:00 - 02:00
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Highland, Maryland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We ordered burgers rare -- and they came rare! Which is rare! Plus other special requests attentively handled. Great interior space plus outdoor seating. Mellow and relaxed in a Saturday afternoon.

Thank richard_traveler
San Jose, California
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Always hoping for a great Soul Food place, but this was only just OK. Nothing to write home about. Nothing bad, nothing great.

Thank Glen P
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

We go here periodically to hear live Irish music or just to go out. It is a pretty typical Irish bar except for the frequent live music. My favorite food there is the curry.

Thank tdtraveler
La Selva Beach, California
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

Just had a wonderful lunch! Great place, lovely atmosphere, yummy food and terrific service! A must to visit.

Thank Traveltina99
Calgary, Alberta
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

Popular well located pub in Sunnyvale. Good food,great service. televisions for all major sporting events. Good neigborhood atmpsophere.

Thank silasgallant
Peterborough, NH
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016

This was a good place to eat. Basic Irish food done right. I had the Shepard's Pie and my husband had their Irish Breakfast. They both were good. A nice place to have basic Irish food and chat with friends.

Thank 232val
Moscow, Russia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016 via mobile

Very good bar with nice food and a wide variety of drinks. They have sports on many screens. I recommend to visit and have a good time there.

Thank unickd
Hayward, California
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46 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016

The other reason is the fish and chips made with meaty, flaky cod. Not gross farmed tilapia, snapper or some other white fish. This fish and chips dish is a portion large enough to share and is light and fluffy, not greasy and heavy. A nice pint of Guinness and you're set. Plenty of TVs with soccer, basketball, baseball, hockey... More 

Thank Leigh Ann D
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2016 via mobile

Great atmosphere and the fish and chips are amazing! The buffalo wings didn't fit the Irish feel of the place but those were dang good too. Great place of you are just trying to chill with some friends and have some good food.

Thank Chad H
Los Altos, California, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 May 2016

Wow, Lilly Mac's is changin' with the times. This old school watering hole is changing for the next generation with new menu, drinks, great service, and the same bar. They've added flat screen TVs and have remodeled inside. Worth a visit if you haven't been in a few years.

Thank Rhett L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Irish, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 187 South Murphy Avenue, Sunnyvale, CA 94086-6113
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Sunnyvale
  • Phone Number: 4087320200

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?