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McGinty's Public House and Restaurant

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American, Irish, Bar, Pub
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911 Ellsworth Dr, Silver Spring, MD 20910-4402
+1 301-587-1270
11:00 - 02:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 01:30
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 02:00
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19 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I came here for dinner. The Irish Casserole Sampler was great. I also really liked the Roasted Chicken Breast.

Thank Mike D
Silver Spring, Maryland
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Terrible service, rude bartenders! I went here ordered a long island, no ice and the drink tasted like flat soda. I said it wasn't strong enough and they still charged me. The bartender argued with me about how he made the drink. The manager had to come out...and almost sided with him about me not liking the drink. It tasted... More 

Thank Badgyal88
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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38 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Love the happy hour foods and great choices in beverages. you can eat outside or inside or upstairs, lots of room for big groups. Friendly staff. Every time I visit I go here and am not disappointed.

Thank deltadwn27
Silver Spring, Maryland
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

Always a delight whether for lunch or dinner never a bad meal. Sheppard's pie and Bangor and mash a favorite

Thank 17matthew
Providence, United States
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

I love to sit outside and dine at McGinty's (weather permitting) when I travel to Silver Spring. Great stew, Reuben's and Burgers.

Thank O7886CVdonnap
Patchogue, New York
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76 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016 via mobile

We stayed at the Courtyard hotel around the corner and came here on the way back from the Metro after a day in DC. We wanted something casual and comfortable and we got it. Good beer selection! I had good burger with great fries and she had vegetarian lasagne. Menu has standard pub fare, a lot of Irish selections and... More 

Thank Christopher C
Atlanta USA
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548 reviews
315 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 210 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016 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

Thank Expattraveler100
Roanoke, Virginia
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763 reviews
462 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 281 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 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.

Thank hbhakh
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37 reviews
27 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 

Thank Chris L
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10 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 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!

Thank Rick C

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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
Average prices
US$15 - US$40
American, Irish, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 - 01:30
11:00 - 01:30
11:00 - 01:30
11:00 - 01:30
11:00 - 01:30
11:00 - 02:00
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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Reston, Virginia
Reston, Virginia
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?