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McGrath's Tavern

146 east Main St., Pawling, NY
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Ranked #8 of 15 restaurants in Pawling
Cuisines: American
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33% Recommend
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  • English first
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English first
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014 via mobile

I am sitting in McGrath's as I write this. Second time we have tried this place. It is a shame .. This place could be great but not run by anyone who knows what they are doing. Started with a mojito .. A common drink. Came out too sweet with no lime to speak of and mint that was starting... More

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Yonkers, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014 via mobile

We have stopped here a number of times when traveling through the area. The staff seem very nice but service sometimes is not the best. The biggest problem we have found is lack of consistency. The menu is good and has enough offerings to choose from. Unfortunately we have repeated some of the items on different visits, sometimes it's good,... More

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New York City, New York
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

We had a small reception for our wedding at McGrath's, a local restaurant. From the very first time we entered to discuss the details, we were welcomed with a level of warmth that is hard to describe. The family that owns and operates the restaurant are welcoming, friendly, and unbelievably competent. The food was excellent, and the service was perfect.... More

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Pawling, New York
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5 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

If you are looking for a casual restaurant for a not fussy menu then McGrath's is the place. Large burgers cooked just the way you like, great French Onion soup and chili. Nice beer selection. Friendly and accommodating staff. Great family restaurant.

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Pawling, New York
13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Don't expect high quality food at this establishment; my experience has been so-so, with just nothing particularly well prepared. It is ok if you don't need anything special but a burger and a beer, but they don't seem to have folks working who would be proud to be making great fish, meat, salads, or anything of quality. The atmosphere is... More

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Brewster, NY
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55 reviews 55 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2014

Friday night waiting for my son to finish snowboarding at Thunder Ridge, we were looking for a close place to get dinner. We have been to McGraths before and knew that it has a very good selection of beers on draft. My husband went for a burger with gorgonzola, it came just as he wanted, with a lot of crispy... More

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White Plains, New York
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74 reviews 74 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2013

After a short hike in the Pawling area, we stopped at McGrath's Tavern for lunch. The fact that it has Revolutionary War era settler cemetery in the front of the building was reason enough for me to check it out. The interior is your typical roadhouse tavern with a cozy bar and lots of Irish art and writings on the... More

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New York State
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55 reviews 55 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013

Good steaks, service was good, all in all a good experience. I had a ribeye and my wife had a prime rib, bothe were satisfying.

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Patterson, New York, United States
12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013

I'd been to McGrath's several times and enjoyed some nice food and drink. My boys also like it. Recently, my in laws were here for a visit from the UK, and on their last day we headed out to lunch. The spot we were heading too was closed, so I recommended McGrath's based upon my previous visits. Upon entering the... More

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Pawling, New York
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45 reviews 45 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

I thought I would give McGrath's Tavern a try. I have to admit the hamburger was quite good with delicious curly fres. However, I rarel;y order a beer, usually, it's diet something for me, but I thought I deserved a treat in my new try-out restaurant so I ordered a "lite" beer. I was disappointed at no-head on the beer.... More

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