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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

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  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
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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.

3 of 5 starsReviewed September 26, 2014
Henrietta L
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Norwalk, Connecticut
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Bellmore, New York
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31 reviews 31 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

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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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 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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9 reviews 9 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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16 reviews 16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 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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141 restaurant reviews
125 helpful votes 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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Yonkers, New York
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

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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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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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
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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