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“maybe it was the Chefs Day off”
Review of The Marlay House

The Marlay House
Ranked #35 of 383 Restaurants in Decatur
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Irish
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours
Reviewed 31 January 2013

Judging by the reviews we must have dropped in for lunch on the Chefs day off and the relief dishwasher was trying to fill in. Fish and Chips disgusting - dont call yourself an Irish Pub if you dont know a thing about making a pub basic. The Irish sausage and mash was marginally better but certainly nothing to write home about. At least the kitchen isn't responsible for the beer

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Thank bjx25
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Reviewed 17 November 2012

The Marlay House has everything one could ask for in terms of location and atmosphere: cute neighborhood, authenticity (as close as can be found in Atlanta, anyway), a good menu. When we arrived at 10:10 am or so, they were still setting up. We thought that they were closed until one of the waitstaff told us they would be finished setting up in a minute or two. We thought it strange to advertise brunch but not have the restaurant ready to seat people a little earlier than that. When we did sit down, it took a good long while for one of the four waitstaff to get even our drink orders. There were only about 2 other customers at this time, sitting right behind us. After that the brunch was absolutely delicious--I couldn't have wanted for more (aside from the brisket being a little cold as if it had been plated quickly and then sat out waiting for delivery). The service was our main complaint. The waitress's visits to our table were rare, and when she did come by she never asked if we needed anything--just pour some water or coffee and dash off again. I did manage to catch her to ask for creamer and more coffee. When I asked if it was decaf (I have to make sure that there isn't caffeine in my coffee), she gave me a look and pointed to the sign "Decaf" on the thermos. Wow. This left us feeling uncomfortable, and put a damper on what would have been a very pleasant experience.

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Reviewed 29 July 2012

It's like popping over to your Irish neighbor's house for a pint. The lamb stew is a personal favorite.

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Thank TravelingBrodie
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Reviewed 8 July 2012

The best pub in Decatur! You don't need to be a Irish to come to the Marlay House. Even although they do have a great selection of whiskeys and bourbons. But this is also a place that loves beer as much as their customers. They quality of the beer they serve is always excellent with a selection that is equal to other well know establishments in Decatur. And try their food, it is far beyond the traditional and what can be expected Irish menu. Yes, they have sheppard's pie, fish and chips, etc.. on the menu, but there are so many other great items. And the daily dinner special always exceeds expectations!

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Thank USABelgie
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Reviewed 12 April 2012

The menu is nice, the service is great and the atmosphere is laid back.

Thank Jackie D
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