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The neighborhood Irish Pub- J.D. McGillicuddy’s

As the weather warms up Cabrini students are ready to get out and about in downtown Wayne. The perfect restaurant and bar to bring in the start of the baseball season  is J.D. McGillicuddy’s in Wayne.

With 30 televisions located through out the restaurant, McGillicudy’s is the perfect place to bring in the 2014 MLB season. With special promotions running during Phillies games, $2.50 Bud Lights and $5 Philadelphia cheesesteaks. Drink specials run throughout the week for those customers of legal age.

Keep your eyes up! Promotions for the week are written on the chalkboard above the bar.

Keep your eyes up! Promotions for the week are written on the chalkboard above the bar. (Parisa Ghafari/Staff Writer)

McGillicuddy is an Irish, sport-style restaurant and bar which has made its home on the bustling Wayne Avenue for the last two years. Located in place of the former Flanigan’s Boathouse,  the relaxed atmosphere makes for an enjoyable place to grab a reasonably priced bite to eat.

The restaurant chain was founded by CEO Thomas Thorton of Havertown, Pa. The restaurants website attributes the unique name of “JD McGillicuddy” to his close friend who passed away in 2001. “JD’s features traditional American pub fare and All American craft brews!”

A great place to meet new friends, old friends and minutes from local colleges, it’s a good place to meet other college students. With booths, tables and  comfortable bar seating it makes a great environment for students  to mix and mingle.

McGillicuddy’s is well-known for their wings and great drink specials. Wings include a variety of sauces  like buffalo, sesame, BBQ, and buffalo garlic.

Senior liberal studies major Christian Benson thoroughly enjoys spending nights at McGillicuddy’s. ” I go at least twice a week,” Benson said.  “It is close and they have discounts on beverages and food. More importantly the ‘Matty’ wings are my favorite!” said Benson.

Anyone who enjoys a burger for less than ten dollars will thoroughly enjoy the menu at McGillicuddy’s. The BIG 6 is another highlight on the menu, six sandwiches are all unique in taste  are dedicated to each school in the Big 6.

Like any pub the service during the day is quick and easy. But like many other restaurants the traffic on Friday’s and weekends can delay services, but McGillicuddy’s has a great staff that works hard to make every customers experience enjoyable.

Jack Foley knows all too well that the busiest days are the weekends. A senior economics major from Villanova, Foley has worked at McGillicuddy’s  as a bartender and server for the last year.

“It is a friendly atmosphere for everyone and working for the Thorton family has been great,” Foley said.

So the next time your group of friends need a place to grab a quick lunch or spend the night out in town stop into McGillicuddy’s. The atmosphere, food and drink specials will not disappoint you!

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