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Molly's Shebeen

few Jan 11, 2007 12:20 PM

Shebeen keeps popping up on my lists from time to time.
I am in the city this weekend and maybe I would put this on my list of new places to eat if I could get some recent feedback on cost vs quality. Best time to drop in and eat without hitting crowds, etc....

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    michlusa RE: few Jan 11, 2007 01:21 PM

    It's a bar with sawdust on the floor. Bartender/waitstaff very nice. Burgers are gigantic and taste-wise among the best in the city. Fish and chips are also good but I prefer the onion rings to fries. My husband loves the Irish pub sausage which comes entombed in a casserole of mashed potatoes They are most crowded on Thurs-Sat night but I've never had to wait at all on other nights. It's not cheap cheap but I consider it a good value.

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      bobby06877 RE: few Jan 11, 2007 01:50 PM

      The food is great and the prices are generally in line with pub prices. I have always gone in for a late lunch or early dinner, mostly on the weekends, and have never had to wait for a table. The best burger in the city, in my opinion.

      1. steve h. RE: few Jan 11, 2007 03:20 PM

        Molly's is about as comfortable as a pub can get. Be sure to shake the bartender's hand when you arrive then grab a seat near the fireplace.

        Here's a link so you can check out the menu and (modest) prices:

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          houston RE: steve h. Jan 12, 2007 06:41 PM

          The prices on the menu on the website are WAY OFF. I was there last night, cheeseburger is $10, beers are $6.

        2. livetotravel RE: few Jan 11, 2007 04:12 PM

          I also think that Molly's has a great burger - and always cooked perfectly to order. Along with a Guinness and onion rings, an unbeatable combo.

          And, don't forget the wonderful fireplace!

          Monday-Thursday afternoons or eves are best.

          1. janethepain RE: few Jan 11, 2007 04:50 PM

            I've had the burger there, it was good. Cozy little space.

            How's the rest of the food? The Irish veal (or was it lamb?) stew and the Shepard's Pie sound good...

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              mrnyc RE: janethepain Jan 11, 2007 10:41 PM

              it's lamb and i really like it. just had it a week ago.

              also of note, they have murphy's stout on draft, which i prefer to guinness. that's hard to find!

            2. steve h. RE: few Jan 11, 2007 05:18 PM

              Shepherd's Pie is really good. A big sloppy bowl of onion soup hits the spot on a cold afternoon.

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                chloe254 RE: few Jan 12, 2007 01:24 AM

                I live in the neighborhood and my husband and I tend to go there when we have late night burger cravings. After 10 pm, I have never had a problem to get a table. As Bobby said earlier, late lunches and early dinners are fine too.

                1. guttergourmet RE: few Jan 12, 2007 11:13 AM

                  great burger and great "pour" on the Guiness

                  1. wleatherette RE: few Jan 12, 2007 02:41 PM

                    definitely give molly's a try! the burgers are outstanding, and the atmosphere is very friendly and comfortable. i've never been able to bring myself to try anything but the cheesburger w/ onion rings, but one of my good friends swears by the shepherd's pie. i don't think you can go wrong with this place, really.

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                      bobby06877 RE: few Jan 12, 2007 03:06 PM

                      By the way, I have had some amazing soup at Mollys. On a cold, dreary day, like this weekend, I would recommend you order a cup. Hits the spot and gets you all set for the burger. I have tried the Shepherds Pie but like others I can't pull myself away from the cheeseburger.

                      1. janethepain RE: few Jan 12, 2007 05:43 PM

                        You know, maybe I was expecting too much from their burger, but I didn't think it was all that memorable. It was nice and big, and juicy at medium-rare. But not as flavorful, as say, the Shack's. Am I missing something? Or is that the way it's supposed to be. I didn't detect much in the way of seasoning, I'm assuming that it's more for the people who like the taste of plain meat. For waht it's worth, I don't really remember the two burgers I've had at the Corner Bistro, or at the Parker Meridien. But I love the atmosphere at Molly's, and for a plain meat burger, I can't complain at all.

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                          steve h. RE: janethepain Jan 12, 2007 06:17 PM

                          Never had a plain burger at Molly's. I always order a bacon cheeseburger with a side of rings. Seasoning, for me, is not an issue. Cholesterol on the other hand...

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