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Darby Road Public House and Restaurant

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430 Park Ave, Scotch Plains, NJ 07076
+1 908-288-7667
11:30 - 22:00
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Sun 11:00 - 22:00
Mon - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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Scotch Plains, New Jersey
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98 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

Loud, crowded on Saturday night, we had to wait 15 minutes. The turkey burger wasn't that great, the regular burger was better. Nice salad with the burger. Good place to hang with teenagers ....

Thank Izaxi
Boston, Massachusetts
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66 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2017

I grew up in Scotch Plains-Fanwood so every time I'm back to visit, I always make a trip to Darby Road whether it be for lunch, dinner or drinks. The restaurant is always lively and upbeat and just has a great atmosphere about it. The food is delicious as are the drinks. They have a pretty good rotation of beers... More 

Thank Travelgal0425
New Jersey
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107 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2017

My family decided upon Darby Road for our annual outing to celebrate my daughter's birthday. We arrived apparently as they were switching from the Sunday brunch menu to the dinner menu.The specials were being erased as we were close to ordering. We were given the brunch menu but then when we asked about the dinner menu we were told "... More 

Thank LoveToTravelGal
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

I have been here a few times and the food does not disappoint. The menu has changed a couple of times and the draft beer selection is always rotating. There are some Irish dishes which are very tasty. I will be here again and again.

Thank John S
New Jersey
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108 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

This is really nice place to hang out with friends or take your family to dinner. The food is really good and it's a lively atmosphere. They have really good appetizers (pretzel bites w/cheese in particular). It you're hanging with friends, do an "Irish car bomb" or two.

Thank Lawrence G
Chesterfield, Missouri
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

This is my second time dinning at this pub. I love the Irish Tacos and the Shepherd's Pie. The service is great. The food and drinks are delicious. The only suggestion I would make is they should expand their draft beer selections.

Thank Curtiss B
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

I was here on Sept. 2,2016, with my husband, niece and her husband. I had a BBQ Chicken Salad. Delicious and filling. My husband had the Crab Cake and Spinanch Salad. Homemade French fries, that brought back memories of when I would make homemade French fries, very good. Niece and husband had Linguini & Clams and Cheeseburger. They enjoyed their... More 

Thank T B
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41 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

Went with a few friends and it wasn't crowded at all. There was a dinner rush and shortly after it emptied out and was pretty quiet. Not much ambiance but great service, food and drinks. Had the kielbasa and pierogi which were amazing!!

Thank RC V
Scotch Plains, New Jersey
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22 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

Pork belt sliders were an excellent appetizer. The jerk chicken entree was very good. The meat was both spicy and moist. The dessert selection was very small. If you didn't want ice cream, you were pretty much out of luck.

Thank S S
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24 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

I had the cedar plank salmon with couscous and summer squash. There was a very tasty sauce on the salmon and the couscous and squash was just right. My friend had the linguini with clams and said it was excellent but the garlic bread wasn't crisp enough. Another person had chicken and waffles (?) and said it was very good.... More 

Thank Polly O

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Irish, Bar, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 430 Park Ave, Scotch Plains, NJ 07076
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Scotch Plains
  • Phone Number: +1 908-288-7667

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