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McGrath's Tavern

146 east Main St., Pawling, NY
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Ranked #8 of 14 restaurants in Pawling
Cuisines: American
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35% Recommend
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English first
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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53 reviews 53 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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71 reviews 71 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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54 reviews 54 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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
5 helpful votes 5 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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38 reviews 38 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2013

I wasn't expecting much after reading the reviews on here. I had the Philly cheese steak and my girlfriend had the crab cake sandwich. The steak in my sandwich was a bit burnt for my tastes and her crab cake sandwich was made with imitation crab meat. Not worth $12.00. The bar area was busy for an early Wednesday evening... More

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New York City, New York
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144 reviews 144 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

This is a second visit to McGrath's which competes with McKinney and Doyle's for your dining dollar in Pawling, NY! Down town Pawling isn't home to many restaurants; in fact, you can choose between McGraths and the more upscale McKinney/Doyle across from the Metro North station. There are some places outside the village on Route 22 but I haven't tried... More

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Stormville, New York
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41 reviews 41 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2012

The food is not worth mentioning, but if you are looking for a bar this might suffice. I would keep driving if I were looking for good food.

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Patterson, New York
19 reviews 19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2012 via mobile

We eat as a family here from time to time. The food is ok to good on a whole but won't change your life. We stop here when we are good and hungry and daddy or mommy want a beer w dinner. Beer selection is decent and I expect the bar business is probably more important to the bottom line... More

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