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Catherine Rooney's Irish Pub & Restaurant

$$ - $$$
American, Irish, Bar, Pub
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102 E Main St, Newark, DE 19711-7319
+1 302-369-7330
11:00 - 01:00
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Sun 10:00 - 01:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 01:00
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14 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My friend and I went to this great little restaurant last weekend. It was a beautiful Sunday afternoon so we decided to sit outside on the front patio/porch area. The service was great and the food was great too. I had a chicken caesar salad and for my friend, they made fish and chips even though it isn't normally on... More 

Thank punchbugmom
Newark, Delaware
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 February 2017

Tried Catherine Rooney's for a quick lunch sandwich. The drinks were good. The food was mediocre and the service was also mediocre.

Thank Mary Lou S
New Castle, Delaware
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437 reviews
299 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 November 2016

While shopping along Main Street my wife and I decided to try out Catherine Rooney's. We were seated right away and waited on. We ordered our entrees and took in the ambiance. Our meals were great, the prices were reasonable and the service was very good.

Thank Curt K
Newark, Delaware
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44 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 July 2016

Wonderful atmosphere the wait staff was busy but so friendly. food menu a little limited but truly pub faire with Irish entrees. portions were generous ad well prepared. Prices fair.

Thank VanessaS630
Tucson, Arizona
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 June 2016 via mobile

This restaurant and pub patio is a great lunch option right off campus. I have visited on several occasions and the service is exceptional. The location is great.

Thank Larry E
Saratoga Springs, New York
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65 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 June 2016

We stopped in on a Saturday night. We had been to the Catherine Rooney's in Trolley Square and it was great so wanted to check out this one. The inside was nothing compared to Trolley Square. The outdoor patio was crowded but we just wanted a beer at the bar. We walked in and the bar was empty. We sat... More 

Thank nadine q
Washington, Missouri
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217 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 June 2016 via mobile

I had a craving for fish & chips, and these were very good. The portion was large (almost too large to finish). Service was good as well.

Thank KiteGirl78
Newark, Delaware
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173 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 June 2016

A group for lunch enjoyed a wide selection of moderate priced choices. Service was excellent and food was tasty. Definitely worth a return visit.

Thank nrktraveler
Boston, Massachusetts
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167 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 147 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 May 2016

This place is so blah it may be the definition of blah in the dictionary. Service was horrid on a Wednesday night, I mean if it was a Friday I'd understand, but a Wednesday, C'mon man...The apps were decent though the Crab Dip was super fishy. The main courses left a lot to be desired - no idea how they... More 

Thank Matt C
Seoul, South Korea
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231 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 May 2016

Some friends and I met at Catherine Rooney's earlier this year for Sunday brunch and had a bad experience. The restaurant was pretty crowded then so perhaps the kitchen/servers were overwhelmed. However, we waited more than 30 mins after ordering and our meals then arrived to the table cold. Even after re-heating, the Irish breakfast and eggs benedict didn't taste... More 

Thank SMLove226

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Irish, Bar, Pub
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 102 E Main St, Newark, DE 19711-7319
  • Location: United States  >  Delaware (DE)  >  Newark
  • Phone Number: +1 302-369-7330

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