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McGinty's Public House and Restaurant

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911 Ellsworth Dr, Silver Spring, MD 20910-4402
+1 301-587-1270
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11:00 - 02:00
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 - 01:30
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 02:00
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Atlanta USA
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526 reviews
303 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 204 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's not like a real Irish pub and bar - we did not get to eat but was intrigued to go in and have a beer to check it out. It was busy and had a neat atmosphere and the staff were friendly

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Roanoke, Virginia
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721 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 271 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

We recently attended a function with a group at McGinty's. They blocked the entrance from the mall, which is probably a fire hazard. The food (buffet for us) was pretty good Bar service was also good.

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Thank hbhakh
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35 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Visited after a concert at the Filmore. Super crowded and hard to order a drink. This is no fault of the bars. Seemed like the only place in Silver Spring to get a beer after 11PM . Didn't eat but the beer was cold and the staff was nice. Dude with a sherifs badge checking ID on the way in... More 

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Thank Chris L
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Stopped in for a relaxing cocktail and a bite to eat after a long drive. Nice atmosphere. Good drink and food was tasty!

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Thank Rick C
Washington DC, United States
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Very typical Irish pub. Decent food and drinks. Nice happy hour specials. Eat upstairs if you can. More room and tv screens with various games on.

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Thank Alesha H
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

We only sat at the bar for drinks and a couple of appetizers but the calamari and wings we had were both excellent. Drinks were moderately priced and the service is excellent. The only drawback was the inauthentic looking paneling above the bar and on the walls. It was poorly stained wood attempting to replicate the feel of a fully... More 

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Thank Anthony I
Norfolk, Virginia
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

Attended a wedding rehearsal dinner here. Despite a hopping scene on the first floor, Our service was top-notch, our meals tasty and freshly plated. Irish dishes the obvious forte, your best bet.

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Thank Union502
Baltimore
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65 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

My family and I were walking in downtown Silver Spring and we came upon McGinty's Public House and Restaurant. We thought that it would be a great place for dinner. It was, there were the traditional United Kingdom dishes such as bangers and mash, fish and chips and shepherd's pie. Also there were burgers and crab cakes if your tastebuds... More 

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Chesterfield, Virginia
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

Stopped by McGinty's a few times after a concert at the Fillmore, it's one of the few places in Silver Spring that's open late where you can get food and drinks. great atmosphere , nice crowd and good food and service.

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Thank Alan G
Athens, Ohio
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128 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

We really enjoyed the meal here. I had the Irish casserole sampler and was quite pleased, particularly with the shepherd's pie. Good selection of beer, but our server struggled to help us out with selections. Only strike.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$40
Cuisine
American, Irish, Bar, British, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 01:30
Monday
11:00 - 01:30
Tuesday
11:00 - 01:30
Wednesday
11:00 - 01:30
Thursday
11:00 - 01:30
Friday
11:00 - 02:00
Saturday
11:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 911 Ellsworth Dr, Silver Spring, MD 20910-4402
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Silver Spring
  • Phone Number: +1 301-587-1270

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