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McGinty's Public House and Restaurant

€€ - €€€American, Irish,
911 Ellsworth Dr, Silver Spring, MD 20910-4402
+1 301-587-1270
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  • Excellent33%
  • Very good46%
  • Average14%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (8 reviews)
“fish and chips” (19 reviews)
“shepherd's pie” (13 reviews)
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American, Irish, Bar, Pub, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
911 Ellsworth Dr, Silver Spring, MD 20910-4402
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Reviewed 6 days ago

The first few times I went to McGinty's I went upstairs when the band is playing. I have since visited the downstairs several times and found the staff especially the bartenders to be very professional and courteous and the food respectable, moderately priced with some...More

Thank TCfromDC
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The location on a street closed to traffic is its greatest asset. Its located in an area near the theater and skating rink. The food was ok but it hit the spot. My waiter was too interested in flirting with the girl at the bar...More

Thank Bill M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nice family atmosphere which was a surprise and not what we were expecting. Our server was fantastic. Couldn’t ask for more. She was attentive but took our cue that we were in no rush. Now for the food. I started with the small greens salad....More

Thank Scotrvmarine
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This pub has a great happy hour with a relaxed atmosphere. A great place to unwind after work and meet and mingle with old and new friends alike.

Thank meret44
Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

The Bar is kind of falling apart and the food is largely unremarkable. For some odd reason they feel the need to run Brunch on Saturday and Sunday until 3:45PM after which the Kitchen closes for 15 minutes while they get ready for Dinner. There...More

Thank Jackalcall
Reviewed 22 October 2017

There are two bars. The one on the lower floor is smaller, but it has a lot of character. They have a great selection of draft beers and the bartenders were friendly. During happy hour they have great appetizers for $5 each. My favorite was...More

Thank William M
Reviewed 7 October 2017 via mobile

We came from out of town late and the place was packed. But, the bartender made sure we had the right game on to watch and even let is taste beers before ordering. The veggie burger was homemade and the Irish platter was savory.

Thank Christopher D
Reviewed 24 September 2017

I love that this is a pub with several excellent vegetarian choices. Really good cocktails and atmosphere. Gets crowded on weekends.

Thank elissa412
Reviewed 21 September 2017 via mobile

This is first and foremost the pub I think they make a really strong effort to offer original menu items but overall most menu items are just average: you won't get a bad meal but keep your expectations in check. I absolutely adore their outdoor...More

Thank Easyrider9910
Reviewed 17 September 2017 via mobile

I was here for the first time with my friend who lives in the area. We walked from her house. It was a great location. We ate outside. I had the fish and chips. Good service, great good, and nice drinks. The only bummer was...More

Thank JayYRose2017
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Questions & Answers
31 January 2016|
Response from mws80 | Reviewed this property |
There is a public garage just down the street. Not sure of street name but it's across street from the public park/plaza
31 January 2016|
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Response from cordjones | Reviewed this property |
It's a local Montgomery County garage--actually there are two: one is south of the intersection of Wayne Avenue and Fenton Street; the other is at Ellsworth and Fenton Streets. Both are County garages; free parking begins... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$40
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids
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)  >  Montgomery County  >  Silver Spring
  • Phone Number: +1 301-587-1270
  • E-mail
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