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McGrath's Tavern

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146 east Main St., Pawling, NY
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11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner

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  • 6
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Meh

As a restaurant I'm not a fan. The food is overpriced and average. The wait staff is slow and can often be snobby. As a bar the drinks are expensive but there is still a nice atmosphere. They often do live music shows by local bands and it is always a fun time.

3 of 5 starsReviewed August 20, 2015
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Wingdale, New York
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10 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

The staff and patrons are super friendly. My husband enjoys the many varieties of beer. The food has become so horrible we no longer eat there. I ordered a cheeseburger and it came with a hair. When I sent it back I got another one 30 minutes later. When it came it was uncooked on the inside. That was our... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

As a restaurant I'm not a fan. The food is overpriced and average. The wait staff is slow and can often be snobby. As a bar the drinks are expensive but there is still a nice atmosphere. They often do live music shows by local bands and it is always a fun time.

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Otavalo, Ecuador
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

The food is served hot, fresh and plentiful. Nothing refined, but good, solid pub fare. The prices are fair and the service is helpful and very accommodating. The burgers are excellent and big. The sweet potato fries are tasty and were served crisp. The place isn't fancy, but you're meal will satisfy your hunger. They have lots of different beers... More 

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PORT ALLEGANY
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

McGrath's has the feel of a country pub in the UK. Don't order a drink before browsing the specials. I missed out on a basil blueberry lemonade with rum by asking about the brews on tap. Good craft brews though, and the burgers here are big. Try the trifries - Cajun and Sweet mixed with regular. Probably Pawlings best midrange... More 

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New York City, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Visited with a group for dinner. Food was quick to arrive and well presented. The blueberry salad was a hit, the veggie burger soggy. The fish and chips looked...sad. We were later in the evening so the ambiance was pleasant. Parking could be difficult, since its a small lot. Service pleasant. Would not be my first choice for a repeat... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

A traditional Irish Pub! Can not beat the bangers & mash paired with one of the local microbrews from upstate New York.

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Bonita Springs, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

Visited this quaint tavern for an early dinner. Prices were very reasonably and the portions size able. We had 4 different meals and each was delicious. Shepard's pie was the best I've had outside of being on my family farm in Ireland. Chicken fingers and Mac & Cheese were terrific and the mini Chicken Pot pies were perfect. The jalapeño... More 

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Carmel NY
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

We have been dining here for many years thru many changes in ownership. At our most recent visit we requested bread with our cocktails. When it finally arrived it was cold like it just came from the freezer or fridge. I ordered the Pub Clams. While flavorful they we're tough and overcooked with just a skim of broth on the... More 

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Bellmore, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

Good food not great. Excellent salmon. Rice was bland and the dressing on the cabbage salad was thick as paste. Our waitress Jessica was awesome. Very attentive and timed her check ins and food updates perfectly. She could teach most waitresses a thing or two. The tables were nicely spread out and it was quiet enough to talk. One draw... More 

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Norwalk, Connecticut
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

Met friends for lunch, service friendly and personable but slow. Food just fine except my French Fries were cold. Guests enjoyed their food. We ate on the porch which is a pleasant room.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 146 east Main St., Pawling, NY
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Pawling

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Pub
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm

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