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McGrath's Tavern

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

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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
mixed review re food

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... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
noodle75
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Carmel NY
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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 6 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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41 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
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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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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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NE Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

I stopped in to McGrath's Tavern one afternoon for a late lunch/early dinner and was pleasantly surprised with the 1/2 price happy hour draft specials from 4pmm to 7pm. The young lady bartending was very kind and attentive to all my needs. I ordered a burger and was also surprised that it was on the daily happy hour special, I... More 

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Austin
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Fish and chips were heavy on batter. I asked for vinaigrette for my salad and got a creamy balsamic. My sister ordered the salmon and it was tasty but on the dry side. I could have accepted any of the dishes being not the best if the wait staff was attentive, but we had to wait for water, my sister... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

We actually were in route to another restaurant but found that it was closed. We decided to give this place a shot even after reading some of the unfavorable reviews. We were served promptly by a very pleasant young lady. The salads were fresh & had a few non typical ingredients, such as fresh fennel & was delicious! My friends... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

It has been a long time since I’ve been here but I will return again. A friend and I stopped for lunch and a good chat. They were not too busy which was a surprise since it seemed most everything in Pawling is closed on Monday! We had a very nice lunch. The menu isn’t overwhelming and we were just... More 

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Pawling
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

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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Additional Information about McGrath's Tavern

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

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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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