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St. James's Gate Publick House

$$ - $$$
American, Irish, Bar, Pub
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167 Maplewood Ave, Maplewood, NJ 07040-2555
+1 973-378-2222
11:30 - 23:00
Closed now
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Sun 11:00 - 22:00
Mon - Wed 11:30 - 22:00
Thu - Fri 11:30 - 23:00
Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Maplewood, New Jersey
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Places like this are good when you just need a meal. The food is heavy and and the portions are large but not so great. That's all I have.

Thank BPleasant
Level Contributor
22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very reasonable pubby food- what you expect from a pub. Great for a couple, a group and even families. Service is good too.

Thank Donna C
Buffalo NY
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I ordered the "La's Crock of Cheese Platter." I was served 10 Ritz Crackers, 3 oz of Cheese Whiz, a tablespoonful of onion and an oz of mustard. The menu states the cheese will be "an aged cheddar." Unfortunately Cheese Whiz is not considered an aged cheddar since there is no cheese in it.

Thank Bologna1975
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86 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017

The fireplace inside, the bench outside, and the bar imported from Ireland all make this one of the most comfortable places to hang out. Easy for people from different towns to meet up even if take the train! We enjoy the Irish fare whenever we go, although everything is good to great. I think of this as more a beer... More 

Thank Truegrid
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35 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

Imagine a classic Irish bar then open your eyes and you'll be inside St. James Gate. This neighborhood classic is always bustling with people from all walks of life so you'll be sure to feel comfortable. Our waitress last night at the end of her shift was over the top gracious, responsive and quick. If you haven't been to SJG... More 

Thank abadvisor
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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76 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 December 2016

St. James is the best place in Maplewood for good bar food, a friendly atmosphere and a break from gentrifying Maplewood. It has a large active bar area and a separate restaurant area. If you have children, you can feel completely comfortable having dinner in the restaurant area. At the bar, you will find warm, accommodating bartenders who go out... More 

Thank TigerDiner
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20 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 November 2016

ST JAMES has really good beers and amazing wings and fries. The sauces they use are also amazing. It's a must if you visit Maplewood

Thank Laura D
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54 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 November 2016

I've reviewed this restaurant several times in the past. So, this is just an update. Do not go on Monday or Tuesday. Apparently, the sous chef covers the kitchen. I can't speak for other dishes. I only order the mussels. Immediately, my girlfriend and I knew something was off. The mussels weren't "bad." Something was definitely missing. The broth was... More 

Thank Linda M
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81 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 155 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

Go for a burger. And then try anything else in the menu. So many good things. Sometimes it's hard to decide. But you can always come again and again.

Thank travelbh
Maplewood, NJ
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53 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 September 2016

I do love this place. The atmosphere is great. Perfect pub vibe, the fireplaces in the winter make it so cozy. On Sunday afternoons the live fiddle players are terrific. BUT: the service here drives me absolutely NUTS. I admit I work in the industry and may notice details more than the next person, but this place does not train... More 

Thank mestaunton

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Irish, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 167 Maplewood Ave, Maplewood, NJ 07040-2555
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Maplewood
  • Phone Number: +1 973-378-2222

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