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Catherine Rooney's Irish Pub & Restaurant

102 E Main St, Newark, DE 19711-7319
+1 302-369-7330
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  • Excellent25%
  • Very good40%
  • Average22%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (6 reviews)
“shepherds pie” (5 reviews)
“rueben” (2 reviews)
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American, Irish, Bar, Pub
$$ - $$$
102 E Main St, Newark, DE 19711-7319
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wasn't real impressed with the food. Selections were limited and average at best. Looks like a good place for happy hour and bar food but not sure about dinner.

Thank mariniac
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My family and I hit this restaurant on Easter afternoon, just before depositing my daughter back at UD. It was a nice variety for Brunch on the menu and all food was good...nachos were yummy, my husband's rueben was delicious. Only disappointments were my daughter's...More

Thank Antoinette B
Reviewed 6 March 2018

Went there for the lunch the other day with a friend. Food quality was very good. Had the shepherds pie, which was very tasty. Would have liked a bigger portion size. Also had turkey chili as an appetizer, which wasn't bad. Service was good, and...More

Thank RochesterJames
Reviewed 2 January 2018 via mobile

Previously I complained when the lunch special menu disappeared and we were only offered the very more expensive dinner menu at lunchtime. Now good lunch menu is back, so Rooney's is again a good place for lunch.

Thank Leonard S
Reviewed 28 September 2017

Stopped in for an early dinner while visiting daughter at Univ Delaware. The location is really good on Main Street. Right at the corner at Academy and Main. A relative short walk from most areas of the campus. First impression was the place was clean...More

Thank Phlsportsfan
Reviewed 17 September 2017 via mobile

Stopped here for breakfast while visiting family in area. Sat outside on patio. Plenty of metered parking in the area. Staff were extremely friendly and attentive, especially Jahlil. Had steak and eggs. Also mini pancakes. Really good and inexpensive. Had a couple of breakfast cocktails...More

Thank Pil255
Reviewed 2 August 2017

Went on a Monday night at 6:30 and told by the hostess that there would be a 40 minute wait but we could be seated at the bar, which I understood to mean we could order drinks as well as eat. Ordered drinks then ordered...More

Thank bjdav
Reviewed 21 June 2017 via mobile

Forget this place for lunch. Lousy new food selection and price increase about 40 percent. Lunch used to be 9 bucks with soda or tea Now 10-12 plus 2 bucks for drink. Add tip it's Gelato price. Place was never as good as Gelato. Maybe...More

Thank Leonard S
Reviewed 29 May 2017 via mobile

Just learned that the General Manager of Catherine Rooney raised menu prices during the University of Delaware graduation weekend to inflate profits. This is totally unethical and is price gouging that takes advantage of students and parents. The UD community needs to be aware of...More

Thank CuffClean
Reviewed 8 April 2017

My friend and I went to this great little restaurant last weekend. It was a beautiful Sunday afternoon so we decided to sit outside on the front patio/porch area. The service was great and the food was great too. I had a chicken caesar salad...More

Thank punchbugmom
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Danette C
22 December 2017|
Response from Pil255 | Reviewed this property |
It’s pretty much street parking. Metered I believe.
12 September 2015|
Response from Skip M | Reviewed this property |
I imagine - it's a full service bar
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Irish, Bar, Pub
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
10:00 a.m. - 1:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 a.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 102 E Main St, Newark, DE 19711-7319
  • Location: United States  >  Delaware (DE)  >  Newark
  • Phone Number: +1 302-369-7330
  • E-mail
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