We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices

Darby Road Public House and Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Irish, Bar, Pub
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
430 Park Ave, Scotch Plains, NJ 07076
+1 908-288-7667
Website
Today
11:00 - 22:00
Closed now
All hours
Hours:
Sun 11:00 - 22:00
Mon - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

85 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
Showing 85: English reviews
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Level Contributor
10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

I was here on Sept. 2,2016, with my husband, niece and her husband. I had a BBQ Chicken Salad. Delicious and filling. My husband had the Crab Cake and Spinanch Salad. Homemade French fries, that brought back memories of when I would make homemade French fries, very good. Niece and husband had Linguini & Clams and Cheeseburger. They enjoyed their... More 

Helpful?
Thank T B
Level Contributor
33 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

Went with a few friends and it wasn't crowded at all. There was a dinner rush and shortly after it emptied out and was pretty quiet. Not much ambiance but great service, food and drinks. Had the kielbasa and pierogi which were amazing!!

Helpful?
Thank RC V
Scotch Plains, New Jersey
Level Contributor
21 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

Pork belt sliders were an excellent appetizer. The jerk chicken entree was very good. The meat was both spicy and moist. The dessert selection was very small. If you didn't want ice cream, you were pretty much out of luck.

Helpful?
Thank S S
Level Contributor
23 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

I had the cedar plank salmon with couscous and summer squash. There was a very tasty sauce on the salmon and the couscous and squash was just right. My friend had the linguini with clams and said it was excellent but the garlic bread wasn't crisp enough. Another person had chicken and waffles (?) and said it was very good.... More 

Helpful?
Thank Polly O
Scotch Plains, New Jersey
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

Although the menu is diverse, the food average. I loved the Irish taco appetizer, and my daughter likes the Shepherds Pie. The one thing that I did not like was the fact that fries come in the basket with the burger sitting on top. So because of the heat of the burger, the fries are soggy, not crisp.

Helpful?
Thank Denise M
New Jersey
Level Contributor
38 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

Darby is an Irish restaurant in downtown Scotch Plains. They have good service and an "ok" menu but not a really great menu. Wish they would add some lighter things to the menu. We would go there more often but don't want to eat big meals all the time or just fried stuff. The guys that own it are a... More 

Helpful?
Thank CJTT
Level Contributor
40 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2016 via mobile

Had salmon and it was done very good. My wife did not like her salad as much. Noisy restaurant. Good service. I would come back.

Helpful?
Thank Rich P
Garwood, New Jersey
Level Contributor
108 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016

My husband& I passed here multiple times without trying. Gave it a try this past Friday night. I had the Chicken&Waffles-which was very good. My husband had the Irish Burger-which he enjoyed. Atmosphere is somewhat European soccer/football pub.

Helpful?
Thank JerseyGirl1718
Scotch Plains, New Jersey
Level Contributor
51 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2016

This restaurant can be found in countless towns across the country. Standard menu fare with nothing memorable. Food is always edible but not always cooked as ordered. Places like this have average cooks that excel in getting the food out as quickly as possible. Great place when buzzed because practically anything tastes good then.

Helpful?
Thank george g
Branchburg, New Jersey
Level Contributor
59 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2016 via mobile

I went here on St. Patrick's Day for some corned beef, a Guinness and a shot of Irish whiskey. The food was okay at best. Nothing special. I have been here several other times and on all occasions the food was at best okay. Nonetheless it has a certain charm as an Irish pub.

Helpful?
Thank danielcP7480ZE

Travellers who viewed Darby Road Public House and Restaurant also viewed

 

Been to Darby Road Public House and Restaurant? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Irish, Bar, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 22:00
Thursday
11:30 - 22:00
Friday
11:30 - 22:00
Saturday
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 430 Park Ave, Scotch Plains, NJ 07076
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Scotch Plains
  • Phone Number: +1 908-288-7667

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Darby Road Public House and Restaurant staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?