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P.J. Whelihan's Pub + Restaurant

$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Grill, Pub
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101 Harrity Rd, Lehighton, PA 18235-9425
+1 610-377-1819
11:30 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 11:30 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 23:00
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Sylvester, Georgia
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3 reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Heard from a colleague that this was a good place to try. The atmosphere was cool. Reminded me of the bar in the show "Cheers". I had some wings, but wasn't impressed. Also had the loaded tater-tots.....excellent! I think our waitress was not having a good night. Things seemed a bit off. I'd go back and try something else, just... More 

Thank JoeHCS
Cambridge Springs
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176 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Stopped in for lunch, and had a great meal. Wife said the fish tacos there were the best ones she'd ever had... Very nice inside, and reasonable prices for large portions. Manager even had some great advice for some afternoon biking we were looking to do.. Will be back when in the area again!

Thank CharlieB24
United States
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Good food good service, cold beer and convenient location for us. Portions were good and mashed potatoes real.

Thank Truckin41
Marlboro, New Jersey
2 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It has a pub type air to it which is fun and not fussy. The appetizer a were great! We had wings and a buffalo Rangoon app which was to die for! I had a bacon cheeseburger which was cooked to perfection with crispy fries. Add to this good service and a decent house wine and we were quite happy:)... More 

Thank Karenaline
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13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

Had the Southern Fried Chicken sandwich. Was quite late, after 9, but the chicken Patti had definitely been nuked. It was like a pice of leather. Staff and atmosphere was pleasant enough a with in house Saturday entertainment, so the sandwich was a disappointment.

Thank Shades121
Blackwood, New Jersey
1 review
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

Great steak, definitely recommend prime rib au jus. Great. And the prices are wonderful. Don't forget the wings, top notch. Wings 1/2 price Tuesday. 20 meaty wings a meal of their own

Thank Kiki-Rocks05
Scranton, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 28 March 2017

I was very excited that the parking lot was not packed so our I group of 11 would not have to wait for a table. I was right about that, but we WAITED for everything else. It took over 20 minutes until our server took our drink order. It was another 15 minutes until we started to get our drinks.... More 

Thank Jonnell S
Lehighton, Pennsylvania
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53 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2017

Very busy place but it seems never a long wait. Multi leveled and outdoor seating provide much space. Service is good and food is on target.

Thank smithpatrick2017
Kunkletown , Pennsylvania, United States
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Over priced for mediocre chain restaurant food. The only deal is half off wing night. Service at the bar was quick. The atmosphere was found and rushed in the bar area.

Thank Richard M
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

Love this place , been coming here for over 10 years since before it was PJ whelihans just platzs.love to eat on the patio in warm weather. Their signature beer copper lager is my favorite and you gotta try the cheese steak nachos! Friendly staff great food , great location near Jim Thorpe!

Thank Art C
PJWRestaurantGroup, Public Relations Manager at P.J. Whelihan's Pub + Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks so much Art!!! So glad to have you on board throughout the years!! We always love to hear feedback and appreciate the spreading of the good word!! Can't wait to see you back in!! #PJsDoesitBetter More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
American, Bar, Grill, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 101 Harrity Rd, Lehighton, PA 18235-9425
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Pocono Mountains Region  >  Lehighton
  • Phone Number: +1 610-377-1819
When we converted our former restaurant, Platz's Inn, to PJ Whelihan's Lehighton, we kept the historic charm, upgraded the technology and added an awesome outdoor deck. The result is a great mix of neighborhood pub charm, with an expanded menu featuring fun daily specials, served by our same friendly staff. What began as a favorite destination pub with Lehighton locals and vacationing travelers, remains the same great place today.

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