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P.J. Whelihan's Pub + Restaurant

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American, Bar, Grill, Pub
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101 Harrity Rd, Lehighton, PA 18235-9425
+1 610-377-1819
11:30 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 11:30 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 23:00
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13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had the Southern Fried Chicken sandwich. Was quite late, after 9, but the chicken Patti had definitely been nuked. It was like a pice of leather. Staff and atmosphere was pleasant enough a with in house Saturday entertainment, so the sandwich was a disappointment.

Thank Shades121
Blackwood, New Jersey
1 review
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great steak, definitely recommend prime rib au jus. Great. And the prices are wonderful. Don't forget the wings, top notch. Wings 1/2 price Tuesday. 20 meaty wings a meal of their own

Thank Kiki-Rocks05
Scranton, Pennsylvania
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was very excited that the parking lot was not packed so our I group of 11 would not have to wait for a table. I was right about that, but we WAITED for everything else. It took over 20 minutes until our server took our drink order. It was another 15 minutes until we started to get our drinks.... More 

Thank Jonnell S
Lehighton, Pennsylvania
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38 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very busy place but it seems never a long wait. Multi leveled and outdoor seating provide much space. Service is good and food is on target.

Thank smithpatrick2017
Kunkletown , Pennsylvania, United States
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Over priced for mediocre chain restaurant food. The only deal is half off wing night. Service at the bar was quick. The atmosphere was found and rushed in the bar area.

Thank Richard M
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

Love this place , been coming here for over 10 years since before it was PJ whelihans just platzs.love to eat on the patio in warm weather. Their signature beer copper lager is my favorite and you gotta try the cheese steak nachos! Friendly staff great food , great location near Jim Thorpe!

Thank Art C
PJWRestaurantGroup, Public Relations Manager at P.J. Whelihan's Pub + Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks so much Art!!! So glad to have you on board throughout the years!! We always love to hear feedback and appreciate the spreading of the good word!! Can't wait to see you back in!! #PJsDoesitBetter More 

Lake Placid, New York
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81 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 February 2017

If you want to experience truly American style pub, than you have to visit PJ Whelihan Pub and Restaurant. Every year I come for work to Lehighton, PJ Whelihan is my place to chill out, eat awesome pub food and see my friends. I always order combo 25 chicken wing (chili sauce) and 25 shrimps (Korean bbq sauce) that i... More 

Thank Dmitry F
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61 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2017

Another business trip dinner. Meal was very tasty and the beer was nice and cold. Friendly staff made for a pleasant evening.

Thank Spankyff
Lake Harmony, Pennsylvania
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140 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 206 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 January 2017

We went for the prime rib special. PJ's has a very comfortable atmosphere with well trained staff and good food. The prime rib special is not something to be missed. We enjoyed ourselves so much that afterwards we hung out at the bar for drinks and fun.

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45 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

This is a great place for a good lunch or dinner. The staff is always friendly and the good never disappoints. We have been there many times when traveling the turnpike north to Scranton. It is easy off and on. Prices are very reasonable and service is quick.

Thank Kevin C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 15
American, Bar, Grill, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 101 Harrity Rd, Lehighton, PA 18235-9425
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Pocono Mountains Region  >  Lehighton
  • Phone Number: +1 610-377-1819
When we converted our former restaurant, Platz's Inn, to PJ Whelihan's Lehighton, we kept the historic charm, upgraded the technology and added an awesome outdoor deck. The result is a great mix of neighborhood pub charm, with an expanded menu featuring fun daily specials, served by our same friendly staff. What began as a favorite destination pub with Lehighton locals and vacationing travelers, remains the same great place today.

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