Delaney’s Irish Pub

Anyone who had the pleasure of experiencing the legendary thin crust pizza at Delaney’s Irish Pub will surely never forget it. If I live to be 100, I already know it will always rank within the top 3 pizzas I’ve ever had.

Sadly, the Irish Pub (after just a few years under new management) burned to the ground in an apparent insurance scam arson in June 2003. It never reopened. So it’s with some irony that my one piece of Delaney’s memorabilia is an old book of matches.

There are at least a couple of Facebook fan pages worth checking out, where many former employees (and several hundred loyal customers) have reconnected. Hopefully someone saved the pizza recipe, and they’ll join forces soon to resurrect this landmark.

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6 thoughts on “Delaney’s Irish Pub

  1. […] of course, is a true Laurel legend; and while I’ve posted briefly about it in the past, there’s so much more to be said about its time at Montpelier Plaza, including its very […]

  2. acrolect says:

    I do remember those great matchbooks; on a side note: I know ARBY’S is a Laurel institution as well and still maintains the great “hat” neon sign, but how does that place stay open ? The food has been consistently bad for decades.

  3. Mary Prelle says:

    I was at Ft Meade MD. 1976! Never forgot this pizza and one day would love to have it again! I live in Seattle now darn it!!! To long ago. Best pizza ever!

    • Rick Marshall says:

      For those that loved the soft thin crust from Delaneys. I urge you to try Ledos, it reminds me of Pal Jacks on Main Street, and they are the best soft curst pizza in the state, and cut in squares, like Pal Jack and Delaneys was.

      As for my best Pizza memories, Deli One in Maryland City and Brockbridge Road, they had the thickest pizza and was the best I ever had.

  4. Lisa says:

    I remember being little & the
    verrrry Small men were freaking me OUT lol

    Oh how I Remember Laurel,
    Whiskey Bottom, Ft. Meade
    (Drinking grain alcohol w/koolaid
    While playing Quarters W/ Sandra Diaz,
    Floyd Wayne Ballenger, Kim Garvin, John Comfort, Evan stout, Dirk mcCannon)
    & we ALWAYS crushed the guys!!
    Oh to be 14 again LOL
    Who remembers MR WRIGHT!?
    He was the BEST!
    Thumbing rides, Skipping school & hanging at the mall was our favorite pastime

  5. Tony Shirley says:

    My brother Richard lived in Laurel and was a regular to include worked there.
    We would meet at the restaurant prior to attending many Redskin games.
    The square cut, thin crust pizza was delicious and reminded me of the pizza my parents would get from a pizza place behind the grocery store in Oxon Hill.
    I live in North Georgia now and wish someone would share the recipe to make at home, what an awesome experience it would be to enjoy that memory again.

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