The Marley House: "Wonderful Irish Pub" Decatur Restaurant Tip by rexvaughan

Decatur Restaurants: 36 reviews and 83 photos

  Terrace seating in front
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  • Terrace seating in front - Decatur
      Terrace seating in front
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  • A delicious burger - Decatur
      A delicious burger
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  • Rich and wonderful bread pudding with ice cream - Decatur
      Rich and wonderful bread pudding with ice cream
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  • I told you they were Irish - Decatur
      I told you they were Irish
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  • Nice place for a Guinness - Decatur
      Nice place for a Guinness
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I haven't spent a lot of time in pubs in Ireland, but this one reminds me of some I found there. I love their dark and heavy wooden booths and bar. Maybe part of it's Irishness is that the owners are from Ireland and have picked a name that links to their Irish heritage. We went for a light dinner one night and ended up sharing nice salad and delicious huge burger. That night their dessert special was a wonderful bread pudding. They have a really nice beer list (I had a Orval Trappist) and a limited but very acceptable wine list. Also, the coffee is Dancing Goats which is wonderful. We have been once for a weekend brunch which was okay, but there are several other places in Decatur with better ones.

A side note: the pub opened originally as the Angel, then closed for a while and reopened as The Grange but had to change names when the organization with the same name challenged the use of the name. The Grange had been a pub they knew back in Ireland but which later became the Marley House. So when they had to change, they went with the Marley. A good place under either name.

Favorite Dish: Opens daily 11.30am - Monday to Thursday closes at 1am, Friday close 3am & Saturday close 2am

Brunch from 10.30am to 3pm on Saturday and Sunday

Address: 426 West Ponce De Leon Ave, Decatur, GA 30030
Price Comparison: about average
Directions: Just east of the Decatur Post Office
Phone: 404-270-9950
Price: US$11-20
Rating: 4

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Sep 5, 2011
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  • wise23girl's Profile Photo
    Apr 9, 2015 at 8:49 PM

    Well I have been to an Irish pub in Ireland...and Australia...and in Motenegro....but never in Americaa

    • rexvaughan's Profile Photo
      Apr 10, 2015 at 5:38 AM

      Well, you know Irish pubs show up everywhere. They are almost as ubiquitous as Chinese restaurants. ;-)

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