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Molly's Shebeen

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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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  1. 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.

    1. 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. 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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        1. re: steve h.

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

        2. 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. 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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            1. re: janethepain

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

              1. 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. great burger and great "pour" on the Guiness

                  1. 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.

                    1. 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. 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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                        1. re: janethepain

                          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...