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McGillin's Olde Ale House

1310 Drury St, Philadelphia, PA 19107-4520
+1 215-735-5562
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Overview
  • Excellent45%
  • Very good39%
  • Average13%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“shepherds pie” (21 reviews)
“wings” (27 reviews)
“meatloaf” (15 reviews)
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American, Irish, Bar, Pub
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1310 Drury St, Philadelphia, PA 19107-4520
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Was recommended to visit McGillin's Olde Ale House by a colleague. Consistent with expectations - an older, local pub that is a particular draw for locals who want to avoid tourists. Food was average bar food, definitely nothing to complain about. Beer selection was great....More

Thank Michelle J
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Fun and hopping place. Cozy atmosphere. Great food!! Tucked away in a corner of Philly. Definitely worth searching for!!

Thank Rhonda63_12
Reviewed 1 week ago

Enjoyed dinner in a comfy, casual atmosphere. Tasty food, nice beer selection and spot on service. Check out the mussels in clam sauce! We had such a nice meal we came back for lunch the next day!

Thank tr0utm0m
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great tavern tucked away in a back alley, what an unexpected find!! Great local bar vibe, people were friendly the wait staff was excellent had the R.B McGillin sandwich so very good, cold beer, great prices!!! If I lived in Philly this would be my...More

Thank Paul P
McGillins, Owner at McGillin's Olde Ale House, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks, Paul. Be sure to stop by next time you're in Philly!

Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our first stop after checking in to our hotel and before catching a Hop on Hop Off for a quick tour of the city. We were only here for a warm-up beer. The place is old and seems to cater to locals and...More

Thank HerTriness
McGillins, Owner at McGillin's Olde Ale House, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for stopping by, Triness, and for taking the time to leave such an enthusiastic review!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were in Philly for the Philly Pops concert. After reviewing multiple sites we chose McGillin's for dinner. My wife had Mac and Cheese w/ crab cake. It was good, not great. The mac and cheese was very cheesy and creamy. The crab cake was...More

Thank DelawareGreybeard
McGillins, Owner at McGillin's Olde Ale House, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for stopping by, Graybeard! Hope we'll see you next time you're in Philadelphia!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A wonderful place to have a typical lunch in Philadelphia. Perfect service with pretty young girls. We had a very nice time together

Thank Frédéric B
McGillins, Owner at McGillin's Olde Ale House, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for stopping at McGillin's, Frederic, and for taking the time to leave a 5 star review!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great atmosphere. Good local beer. Food- B at best. Service was slow but place had energy. Would visit again but note that after 9 croud is younger millenials.More

Thank DrChemSafety
McGillins, Owner at McGillin's Olde Ale House, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dr. Chem Safety: Thanks for your enthusiasm. We do tend to get younger & louder as the night gets later. For an older crowd, stop by during lunch or early afternoon, especially earlier in the week. Glad you enjoyed and thanks for leaving a 5...More

Reviewed 5 April 2018

Or at least, this is the name that came up when we googled "oldest pub in Philly"--so we went there! Guiness on tap and a spot-on Shepherds Pie in a room that was all decked out for St. Patty's day even though the holiday was...More

Thank UnrepentantFoodie
McGillins, Owner at McGillin's Olde Ale House, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Yep, not only the oldest in Philly but also one of the oldest in the country. Glad Google led you to our door and glad you had fun!

Reviewed 28 March 2018

Great food and drink selection. A little crowded downstairs, but you can usually find seating upstairs. Fun atmosphere, great music.

Thank ltvl2018
McGillins, Owner at McGillin's Olde Ale House, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Thanks, glad you had a good time at McGillin's!

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marytK6959DJ
22 February 2018|
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Response from McGillins | Property representative |
Mary: So sorry that we just saw your question. Fortunately, these folks gave you good advice - we do not take reservations. We are first come/first served. We try to seat everyone as quickly as we can. They're also right... More
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Sally B
12 February 2017|
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Response from McGillins | Property representative |
No, I'm sorry, we do not have an elevator and, unfortunately, our bathrooms are on the second floor.
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Ronsgirl818
25 October 2016|
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Response from McGillins | Property representative |
Our menu is like a book - so we're sure you'll find something that works for you! You can check it out on our website.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$15 - US$15
Cuisine
American, Irish, Bar, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 02:00
Monday
11:00 - 02:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 02:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 02:00
Thursday
11:00 - 02:00
Friday
11:00 - 02:00
Saturday
11:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1310 Drury St, Philadelphia, PA 19107-4520
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia>  > City Centre East
  • Neighbourhood: City Centre East
  • Phone Number: +1 215-735-5562
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Description
McGillin's Olde Ale House, Philadelphia's oldest continuously operating tavern, is known for large selection of regional beers, comfort food & friendly service.
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