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Molly Brannigans

#11 of 331 Restaurants in Erie
Certificate of Excellence
€€ - €€€
Irish, Bar, Pub, American
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506 State St, Erie, PA 16501-1108
+1 814-453-7800
11:00 - 23:00
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Sun 12:00 - 21:00
Mon - Wed 11:00 - 23:00
Thu 11:00 - 00:00
Fri 11:00 - 01:00
Sat 12:00 - 01:00
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SE Michigan
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75 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Very pleased with my visit. The atmosphere and ambience are great. Our server was a delightful girl with a great attitude and attention. The corned beef on my Ruben was flavorful and tender, the bread grilled just right. I loved everything about this place.

Thank lovesfood13
Erie, Pennsylvania
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I've gone to Molly Brannigans a handful of times within the last year, and while the food has always been great, the service always falls short. My last visit in particular: Hardly anyone in the restaurant. We (myself and family) wait a solid 10 minutes before even being acknowledged after being seated. A waitress that was on her way out... More 

Thank yogabex
Wellsboro, PA
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

Fish and chips. Fish was super hot, fries not so much, but still good. Service was fast. Fireplace was a nice touch. Sure wish they had pint glasses with Molly Brannigans on them. Oh well. Good food and atmosphere.

Thank Catherine B
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

Having moved to Erie just over a year ago, my wife and I have been struck by how many wonderful places to eat there are. Music is also a big part of this small city. We happened upon Molly Brannigans after a year here and from the time we entered this restaurant we were pleased. There is a old Irish... More 

Thank gerald B
Erie, Pennsylvania
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21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016 via mobile

Was looking forward to the menu changes. Had Seafood Boxty. A potato pancake folded over big pieces of salmon, Parmesan, with seafood stew over the top. The portion was way too big. The seafood stew had no seafood. It was a broth with some veggies. It just made the dish mushy. Others in our party were not that happy with... More 

Thank ErieRH
New Castle, Pennsylvania
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74 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

We hit her mid afternoon.Although the Reuben Sandwich did not originate in Ireland, the make a good one here. The kitchen has a good balance of the dressing for me. Many leave it too dry. The corned beef and cabbage was in itself, a wonderful meal for two. I do not recall the sides we had, but only the coleslaw... More 

Thank Fizgig46
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309 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

Downtown Erie has few nice places to eat, but this is great for pub grub. Irish pub atmosphere with nice beer selection. The table service system seems a bit chaotic as we were never really sure who was serving our table. However they all were welcoming and friendly. The menu includes some traditional Irish dishes, and half portions are available... More 

Thank Professor04
Gaithersburg, Maryland
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76 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Visited Erie, PA for an overnight trip and based on the reviews, decided to go to Molly Brannigans. Very good hamburger and local brews for happy hour. But, the place was kinda very quite...I guess that's to be expected on a Thursday late evening in downtown Erie, PA. Our server, though not very knowledgeable about the local brews (in her... More 

Thank beezeetravelin
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Great Irish bar for lunch, offering pick 2 selections at a good price. The food was good, as was the service. Loved the fact that I got a pot of tea, not just a small cup.

Thank magmschmidt
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227 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

Superb Guiness as well as half/half version with cyder ! Wonderful !!! Very Irish menu, sandwiches and soups and salads, all very Irish flavored.

Thank Manuel C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Irish, Bar, Pub, American
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Groups, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 01:00
12:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 506 State St, Erie, PA 16501-1108
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Erie
  • Phone Number: +1 814-453-7800

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