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P.J. Whelihan's Pub + Restaurant [Downingtown]

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Bar, American, Grill, Pub
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853 E Lancaster Ave, Downingtown, PA 19335-3327
+1 610-873-1311
11:00 - 02:00
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Sun 11:00 - 00:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 02:00
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60 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2017 via mobile

This restaurant has a wide variety of beers as would be expected. While we aren't beer drinkers I did enjoy the grapefruit shandy. The menu has many choices for wings and sauces. I had crab bisque which was lighter than many bisque allowing you to taste the tomato base and seasonings. Can't go wrong with loaded tater tots. Great comfort... More 

Thank Cheryl S
Level Contributor
3 reviews
Reviewed 20 February 2017

There are a few in my area and I get to visit them on numerous occasions .I always find the service very friendly and prompt.

Thank Steve F
Downingtown, Pennsylvania
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104 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 January 2017

Stopped in with a couple of guys in the middle of the week for lunch. This is a large place. They use it for after eagles games and phillies for sports fan broadcasts. There are very large TV's everywhere, plenty of tables and bar space, lots of staff, and a friendly atmosphere. Food is a little pricey and drinks are... More 

Thank tompa49
West Chester, Pennsylvania
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100 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 January 2017

Good pub grub...went during Rose Bowl, Penn State nation was there all laughs and giggles until last 5 minutes when USC stole the game! Great food, great ending!!

Thank William L
Westchester County
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333 reviews
197 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 177 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 January 2017

Somewhat standard commercial sports bar place with wings, beer and somewhat uncomfortably dressed waitresses in the middle of the strip mall off 202. Spiciest available wings were respectable. Korean BBQ themed wings were meaty and succulent and a better choice. A fairly broad selection of beers on tap could have used a greater focus on local breweries but Victory (in... More 

Thank thewestchestarian
Pottstown, PA
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146 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 December 2016

Great for lunch with an extensive menu of appetizers, burgers, sandwiches, and entrees. And , of course, a wide selectin of beers including craft beers and the standard brews. Televisions everywhere, so you can watch various stations or sports events at the same time. Very friendly and quick service. One of our favorite lunch places from the office.

Thank noraden
1 review
Reviewed 9 December 2016 via mobile

Do not get the Wicked Chicken Cheese Steak. There is no cheese on it, go figure! It's ground up chicken on a bun. Who knows what's in the chicken.

Thank Stacey P
Villanova, Pennsylvania
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38 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 November 2016 via mobile

The service was great! Mixed reviews on the food but overall good food! Lots of tvs so perfect place for families and friends to meet to chat and watch some football.

Thank Ann C
Downingtown, Pennsylvania
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161 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 November 2016 via mobile

Found a very long hair in my French fries.....gross. the server and manager were nice about it however it still killed my appetite.

Thank TJmustangTJ
Phila, Pa
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200 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

Lively spot- huge bar, dozens of tvs, lots of beer selections. I actually went there to eat- service gal was pleasant, food arrived swiftly, everyone seemed to like what they ordered. This is a fun place for an upbeat snack or lunch. Nicely done

Thank lermndo

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 15
Bar, American, Grill, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 853 E Lancaster Ave, Downingtown, PA 19335-3327
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Downingtown
  • Phone Number: +1 610-873-1311
We're a large neighborhood pub that caters to a wide variety of Downingtown locals. On any day you'll find businessmen enjoying lunch, college kids watching the game, families out for a meal or singles meeting up for happy hour. That's why our menu and beer selection are full of variety and updated regularly, and there's always something on special. There are lots of local craft beers represented, while drink specials and weekend entertainment provide a friendly atmosphere for friends to gather and party the night away. Check out our menu and daily specials.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?