The original building was erected in 1908 and first operated as a grocery store owned by Ray Chadwick and Nelson Dear. In 1924 it was bought by Harold McGronigle and affectionately named Mac’s restaurant, which became well known for seafood and steaks for many years to follow.
The Previti family, established meat merchants from Atlantic City purchased the building some time in the mid 1940’s. They kept the name Mac’s and continued the tradition of fine steaks and seafood. They added the banquet room event space as well as the the iconic lobster sign on the roof and successfully ran the business for 60 years until retirement.
They sold it to an investment group headed by Ray Perry out of Philadelphia in 2004. The group kept the name Mac’s until it was sold again in 2011 to Dan and Sandi Anderson changed the name to Sandi Pointe.
Josie Kelly’s Public House named for our grandmother Josephine Kelly, has carefully restored the interior of the building to pay tribute to the history of the location as well as reflect the Irish influence of the new owners. Inside you will find the welcome and tradition of a coastal pub from the west coast of Ireland.
We hope you will join us to relax and enjoy some real Irish recipes, rare whiskeys, craft beers, live music and most important a warm and welcoming environment.
“Nobody likes to party like the Irish!”