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McLeary's

High Street, Waterford, Ireland
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Ranked #6 of 120 restaurants in Waterford
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Steakhouse
Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Paisley, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 NEW

We were looking for the restaurant that was No 1 on Trip Advisor but found McLeary's next door and preferred the menu and it was air conditioned, really friendly service, good menu and great food, this place is a little gem

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Waterford, Ireland
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

I love this restaurant and have never been disappointed. I usually go here for special occasions such as birthdays and everyone from children to grandparents enjoy their time here. It has a perfect location just away from the centre of the nightlife and is in a quaint street a stones throw from the quay in Waterford City. The menu has... More

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North Carolina
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20 reviews 20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

We arrived as a party of three with no reservation. It was crowded, but they managed to fit us in in the basement (actually, a converted wine cellar. We had an intimate alcove in the back. About 15 minutes later (after we ordered) three more people in our group unexpectedly showed up. They suggested and had no problem moving us... More

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Waterford, Ireland
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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

My favourite by far. Starters were beautiful. Mains were just mouth watering and dessert waaay too much but I gladly gained a stone in its honour. The staff add to this place. Kevin and Ken have the right idea. Employ good staff and havw good food ...The rest will follow and it definitely does that here. Its my fave Waterford... More

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Murfreesboro, Tennessee
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

We were recommended this restaurant after our Waterford tour and we were not disappointed! The special appetizer was a creamy goat cheese beetroot tart that was to die for! I would have just ordered another for my meal had I known it was going to be so good. The meals are huge and the wine is good. Kevin, or server,... More

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Perrysburg, Ohio
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46 reviews 46 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

We started out on our way to Emiliano's on a Wed. For lunch but when we got there it was closed and no signage about hours of operation. We were trying to discuss our options when friendly server Kevin O'Leary popped out of nowhere offering his restaurant .....McLeary's (next door) lunch menu. It looked delicious and there were only locals... More

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Kilkenny, Ireland
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

We ate in McLeary's recently, and were surprised how busy they were for a Monday night. Thank god we booked in advance, as they were turning people away. We both had steak and were very pleased with the meal and the service, which was friendly, without being intrusive. If you're a bit of a traditionalist,(as I am), you might be... More

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Waterford
Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Well worth trying, couldn't fault the food. Chicken and Ken run a tight ship, Great atmosphere, can't wait to go back for more.

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armagh
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

found this fantastic restaurant by accident.liked what we saw and came that night.we were not disappointed. I had the fish platter . my wife had the monk fish. the sweets were super as were the staff. if you enjoy good food with a fantastic atmosphere you must go . staff amazing. best evening out we have had in years. go... More

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Bray, Ireland
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

I have visited this place a few times and the fillet steak is one of the best I've ever had!!! the staff where great and chatty but not too much I will be back here every time I visit Waterford its a must if you are visiting!!

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