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McGinty's Public House and Restaurant

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Certificate of Excellence2015, 2017 - 2018 Winner

Food and ambience


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Potato Leek Soup
Chef's home made soup
McGinty's Brunch Tart
Phyllo crisp tart with avacado, tomatoes, scallions, crispy bacon sunny side up eggs.
McGinty’s Mix Greens
Local greens, cucumber, cherry tomatoes, shaved red onion, balsamic vinaigrette.
Caesar Salad
Hearts of romaine lettuce, croutons, parmesan crisp and classic caesar dressing.
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Stuffed French Toast
Strawberry cream cheese mousse, candied pecans and Vermont maple syrup.
McGinty's Crab Cake
Maryland​ crab cake, crunchy potatoes, baby arugula, whole grain mustard sauce and chives.
Corned Beef Hash
Two eggs any style, carmelized onions, asparagus and fresh herbs.
Steak and Eggs
Skirt Steak with two eggs any style, roasted tomatoes, spinach, homefries and red wine sauce.
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Brioche Bread Pudding
Served with golden raisins and drizzled with crème anglaise.
Almond Chocolate Cake
Vanilla bean ice cream and orange chocolate sauce.
Gifford’s Premium Ice Cream
Choice of vanilla, chocolate or strawberry.
Soup Du Jour
Chef's special selection.
Potato Leek Soup
Chef's homemade soup.
Irish Onion Soup
Rich beef broth, sauteed onions and Irish Porter Cheese.
McGinty’s Mix Greens
Local​ greens, cucumber, cherry tomatoes, shaved red onion, balsamic vinaigrette.
Caesar Salad
Romaine lettuce, croutons, parmesan crisp and classic caesar dressing.
Arugula Salad
Organic baby arugula, crunchy pear, Irish cheddar cheese, candied walnut and lemon vinagrette.
Tomato Mozzarella Caprese
Fresh mozzarella, roma tomatoes, sweet basil, extra virgin olive oil and garlic bread.
All sandwiches served with a choice of home fries, fries or petit mix greens
McGinty’s Burger
1/2lb.​ Burger topped with lettuce, tomato and onion on a toasted kaiser roll. Your choice of imported Irish Dubliner cheddar, Swiss, provolone, American or Blue cheeses. Add Irish or American Bacon.
McGinty’s Black Bean Burger
Served​ on a multi-grain Kaiser roll with arugula, tomato, avocado, onion and pepper aioli
Veggie Pannini
Grilled marinated vegetables, goat cheese arugula and balsasmic mayon on toasted multigrain bread.
McGinty’s Club Sandwich
Turkey, ham, bacon, imported Irish Dubliner cheddar, lettuce, tomato on toasted white bread
Chicken Royale Spice
Marinated chicken beast, avacado, crunchy apple, crispy bacon and curry remoulade on toasted ciabatta.
Classic Reuben
Corned beef, sauerkraut, Swiss cheese, and Thousand Island dressing on grilled rye bread
Healthy Breakfast
Low fat yogurt, seasonal fruit, granola and honey.
McGinty's Brunch Tart
Phyllo crisp tart, avacado, tomato, scallion, crispy bacon and sunny side up eggs
Veggie Omelet
Mushrooms, onions, spinach and mozzarella served with home fries and toast.
Egg White Omelet
Roasted tomato, peppers, swiss cheese and basil leaves served with home fries and toast.
Spanish Frittata
Spiced​ roasted potatoes, chorizo and manchego cheese served with toast.
Asparagus Frittata
Goat cheese, fresh herbsand arugula served with home fries and toast.
American Style
Two eggs any style, waffle, crispy American bacon, sausage, home fries and toast.
Smoked Salmon
Capers, onions, cream cheese, toasted bagel and mixed greens salad.
Stuffed French Toast
Strawberry cream cheese mousse, candied pecans and Vermont maple syrup.
McGinty’s Eggs Benedict
Two poached eggs covered with Hollandaise sauce atop a toasted English muffin and your choice of Irish Rasher bacon or spinach served with your choice of home frfies or mixed greens.
McGinty’s Fries
McGinty’s Fries with Curry sauce
American Bacon
Onion Rings
Irish Rasher Bacon
Potato Chips
Mashed Potatoes
US$ 15 - US$ 40
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
American, Irish, Bar, Pub
Takeout, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
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All reviews brunch fish and chips shepard's pie burger lamb stew stews wings bread salad irish pub nice pub upstairs bar happy hour friday night relaxed atmosphere food was amazing comfort food
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Reviewed 8 December 2018 via mobile

The food was good but the menu was not all that inspiring. The “Irish” selection was typically an American view of Ireland. Selection of beer was ok.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank I5329ZCjohnb
Reviewed 15 November 2018 via mobile

It is very conveniently located in downtown Silver Spring at the Ellsworth Mall on the pedestrian street side. Plenty of dinning area, friendly and helpful bartenders, good and reasonable food. Definitely a good place to hangout before and after shopping.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Prawet J
Reviewed 30 August 2018

Went there late one evening after shopping on a Sunday. Four of us ordered four different entrees and each of them were delicious. No complaints. Service was okay waiter was a bit arrogant but he was calmed down by the group.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Edwina H
Reviewed 27 August 2018

My first day in the DC area. I am here three weeks to look after a lovely Coonhound. I have a couple of beers on the terrace with the dog. Then I realise I don't have my wallet. No problem ............ I have my phone...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank mgarn33
Reviewed 10 August 2018

Both the bar and food menus are varied, with plenty of choices 'on tap'. There were 4 of us on a Saturday night, and service was good. While largely traditional fare, they do add a few special 'twists' to old favorites, like peppercorn amaretto au...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Tommy_DJ
Reviewed 29 July 2018 via mobile

We sat outside for dinner and it was a really nice experience. Good menu, Cobb salad was unusual but excellent, fresh and nicely presented. The quinoa salad was delicious too Good service and reasonable prices.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank 463nicn
Reviewed 18 June 2018

We visited McGinty's with a large group of 10-12. Service was excellent, everyone thought the food was great and there was a wide selection of drinks. We were there over two hours as two in our party were delayed. I would definitely visit McGinty's again...More

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank UpstateNYers13902
Reviewed 7 May 2018

Met some old friends here for a night of pints and whisky and had a great time! Plenty of space for a group to sit or stand while bantering for hours.

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank agutierrez02
Reviewed 4 May 2018

Great happy hour with rotating draft list and cocktails. The ambiance is wonderful and it's our go-to spot everytime we're out. Jared is the best!

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank Mary Rose W
Reviewed 30 April 2018

Our group hung out here a few times during our business trip. The food and drink selections were really good and so were the happy hour prices. McGinty's was open later than other places in the area, which was also great for us since we...More

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank rdelato1
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1 February 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
1 February 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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