We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.

McGlynns Pub & Restaurant - Polly Drummond

€€ - €€€
Bar, Pub, American
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
8 Polly Drummond Shpg Ctr, Newark, DE 19711 (Linden Hill Road)
+1 302-738-7814
11:30 - 01:00
Open now
See all hours
Sun - Sat 11:30 - 01:00
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

23 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Showing 23: English reviews
Level Contributor
109 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We just moved to the area and our daughter told us about this place.We took a break from moving. Very nice place friendly people. Food was very good

Thank donnajs716
Newark, Delaware
Level Contributor
29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

We come here often. Drinks are the most reasonable around and good!! Bartenders are great as well. Food is decent and never has problems. I gave it a 4 our of 5 as the menu is getting a little stale and change or other options would be a nice addition. I would recommend definitely!

Thank Evan K
Newark, Delaware
Level Contributor
34 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

Okay, first the food is not bad; as good as most places. My complaint is the staff. I have been to funeral homes that were more upbeat ! The wait staff at this place looks like they just got the results back from their doctor and they were positive. This goes for the bartenders as well as those who serve... More 

Thank H_Man44
Newark, Delaware, United States
Level Contributor
251 reviews
158 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2016 via mobile

The free popcorn is so burned and salty you wish it was broken. But the paid burger was much better than the cold fries and flat beer. The servers are nice people. Oh well still a lot of people go there! Cheers!

Thank Robert H
Jensen Beach, Florida
Level Contributor
38 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 2016

Went on a Thursday evening, which was all you can eat shrimp night. We ordered the shrimp and our spouses ordered the crab cake. The shrimp were cooked just right and the waitress kept them coming as long as you wanted. The service was prompt and friendly and made you feel at ease. The crab cakes were mostly lump meat... More 

Thank bernard a
Level Contributor
12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 April 2016 via mobile

Went for Happy Hour with friends. Place was full of regular patrons and not very welcoming to visitors. Had to seek out the staff to get service. Beyond that prices were fair and the pub food was good.

Thank Psu4fun
Hockessin, Delaware
Level Contributor
379 reviews
200 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2016

Irish Food on a Friday night - trying to find a fish & chip meal instead of a burger. The pub was crowded at the bar but the seating was quickly available. The service was good and the meal came out hot. The main food was good except for the coleslaw which had very little taste. Price was fair for... More 

Thank DiAlJo
Wilmington, Delaware
Level Contributor
115 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2016

Had a decent ruben sandwich here for lunch but the cold onion rings were just ok, not sure if they would have been better served warm or not but won't be back to find out. Not sure what the attraction is here but it's always crowded.

Thank Karen M
Wilmington, Delaware
Level Contributor
279 reviews
201 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2015

This restaurant needs a serious overhaul, but the food and service are really good which is probably the reason it's always busy. They have great food and drink specials, and you get free popcorn when you come through the door!!! Been there many times and will visit again and again!!!

Thank GingerSnap317
Landenberg, Pennsylvania
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2015

Saw a manager Kelly kick a chicken wing that was on the floor. She kicked it under a table instead of picking it up. Very dirty place, and with lame managers like kelly, I can understand why. Ashby restaurant group obviously does not care to allow these people to be in position. Will never go back.

Thank doriana s

Travellers who viewed McGlynns Pub & Restaurant - Polly Drummond also viewed


Been to McGlynns Pub & Restaurant - Polly Drummond? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$40
Bar, Pub, American
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8 Polly Drummond Shpg Ctr, Newark, DE 19711
    (Linden Hill Road)
  • Public Transportation: Bus routes pass directly in front of the shopping center everyday.
  • Location: United States  >  Delaware (DE)  >  Newark
  • Phone Number: +1 302-738-7814
Located in the Polly Drummond Shopping Center, McGlynns is celebrating its 29th year as 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.

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from McGlynns Pub & Restaurant - Polly Drummond staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?