Visited for my wife’s 50th birthday dinner with her family. When I called to confirm the reservation three days before I was told that they were closing early that evening but it would not be a problem.
45 minutes before our reservation they contacted me and asked if we could come in earlier but everyone was already in route. Once we got to the restaurant they rushed us through our meal and were upset when we asked for coffee and desert to celebrate.
The manager tried to make things right when he realized what was happening but the owner had come in and turned on the house lights and turned off the TV’s before we had even ordered desert. His actions made it clear that we should get out. We quickly finished up and left about 40 minutes before I was originally told the restaurant was closing that even.
We were there for Irish New Year and you guys did not disappoint! Food was delish, atmosphere was perfect and our waiter was spot on. Thank you..
Noise level was great, all sports on TV, but not blasting sound.
food was very good but very loud and service is very slow and inattentive. They brought us our dessert and we still had most of our dinner dishes on our table.
BUT- depends on the occasion. Large family group, seated at long table. Food was good for a pub/bar,
eclectic menu that satisfied all age groups. The "music act" that started around 5 pm was overwhelmingly loud (no further conversation possible). Probably better for a lunch, than an early family dinner.
Monday night Burgers and Bingo was a lot of fun. Half priced delicious burgers and free silly bingo games with some nice prizes. Ten of us were there and had a lot of laughs.
Incredible corned beef Rueben sandwich
Great food with very large portions. Excellent service too. They had a trivia night going on that night, great fun
McDonough's was a delight. The weather was warm, so I sat on their quaint patio. I was there on a Fri and took advantage of their $5.99 weekday lunch. The $5.99 menu had LOTS of options. I understand they have live music many evenings as well. Definitely worth checking out.
Very good food, good service, great atmosphere. Arrived on a Monday night and found out it was Bingo night. Not great if you just want to sit and talk to your friend. Otherwise all good.
Food really tasty but the service was quite poor. Took nearly an hour to get our entrees and server was MIA most of that time.
I’ll be honest. I’ve come here for years and the last 3 times the service has been really bad. I made a reservation most recently and still had to track down a waiter when sitting outside. The atmosphere is great but, I’m going to stop suggesting going there with family and friends due to the service. Food is pretty good but most recently they were out of bud light on draft and corned beef for a Reuben Sandwich. That shouldn’t happen early on a Saturday night.
Everything was good. Sorry to see they no longer use the cards for free lunch.
Love McDonagh’s, Love Keyport❤️
It was okay- I wouldn't say great and I would say not so good, but with so many places to choose from in Monmouth County, we probably won't go back. My wife and I thought we would try something different, but it won't wind up on our "go to" list.
Great service. Victoria was delightful and attended our table fabulously. We had a little bday celebration and team marveled us by making it extra special.
One of my favorite places! Great food and wonderful outside seating area!
Used to be better. Seems like they’ve went for cheaper ingredients in their traditional menu items, such as Reuben egg rolls and shepherds pie.
It’s okay...this place is hit or miss.
Great neighborhood place. Live music, singer was great. Excellent food. Attentive service. Inside was a little warm, ventilation could be better. Food and service made up for it. Enjoyed outside seating at another visit. The burgers were delicious. Side of black and tan onion rings were a nice treat! Loved the fish and chips. Will visit again
Father’s day dinner with my parents and our puppy. We come here every few weeks since they are dog friendly. The food, service and overall experience are great.
This has become my family’s go to restaurant. The food is good and the outdoor area is nice and big. We love that this place is dog-friendly (outside area) which allows us to bring our puppy to dinner with us. That alone makes it a great place!! Everything here is great, you won’t be disappointed.
Prime rib steak sandwich was ok...but not enough meat. The McDonough Burger was delish. 420 Sweetwater Beers were pricey but really good. Guinness is always excellent.
Slider apps were great and the wings were ok. The salmon was crisp and delicious over salad. They didn’t have beets but they doubled up on roasted butternut squash which was superb. The 420 Sweetwater beer was delicious and the Guinness is always fresh & excellent.
The salmon was superb!
We sat in a Nice outside area. animal and kid friendly (in that order). Very good food. Had the pretzel it was so good. And the burger I had was cooked right and twisted good. Zero to complain about.
2nd time I have been here, where we waited over an hour for food. And they messed up our order.
Nachos were good. Burgers excellent. Cajun salmon surprisingly tasty. outside patio has a pretty cool vibe. On the down side, Reuben was cold and dry, service has been slow with excessive wait times for food. Be mindful of high up charges for side dish changes which are not listed on the menu.
Very loud. Service was slow. Food was average. Our server was very pleasant. Very apologetic about the delay and it wasn’t busy.
First time there and we went because we heard about the new menu. Less ingredients which means fresher food and it was good. Having a burger and paying for fries seems ridiculous, but I get it. The beer selection was good, but could have been fresher. It is a good place to go, I am just picking some small details. Give it a try it won't disappoint.
Had a great night. Excellent service. Amazing burgers! The clams and short Rib Poutine were so good.
Loud with live music but we knew it would be that way and great entertainment!
No complaints we were seated immediately and waited on promptly. Drinks and food were served withing a reasonable time. Presentation of food was very good and quantity and quality was perfect.
One of the best burgers in the area.
I wouldn't recommend for brunch. This is more of a booze/alcohol and appetizers type of spot.
Cool, fun place , great band that night . The Steak bites appetizer was small and over cooked , really dry . The onion rings were soggy. Drinks were great , our server was very attentive . I would give the food another chance .
I highly recommend McDonagh's Pub. It has a great atmosphere and the food at McDonagh's is great. The burgers and sandwiches are delicious. Everyone in the staff is very knowledgeable about the menu. They are kind and welcoming. The manager is always making sure everyone is taken care of.
We were out to celebratebirthdays. We were seated in outer area. We froze for two hours.
Great food and music. The staff is so attentive and friendly. I love eating here.
Food was amazing
Arrived earlier than expected which wasn’t an issue we were told to sit wherever
Young kid was our sever
He could have been a bit more personable other than that was nice
The short rib Mac and cheese was outstanding!!! Flavorful delicious
My husband order the fish and chips and enjoyed them as well