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McGrath's Tavern

146 east Main St., Pawling, NY
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Ranked #12 of 21 Restaurants in Pawling
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: American
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  • English first
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English first
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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8 reviews 8 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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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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291 reviews 291 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
121 helpful votes 121 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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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
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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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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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

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