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McCarthy's

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Irish, Hamburgers, Pub
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101 Madison Street, Port Clinton, OH 43452
419.732.8800
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Today
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 55
    Excellent
  • 60
    Very good
  • 16
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Awesome!!

The place is beautiful with Irish music in the background. The Scotch eggs and the homemade kraut balls were full of flavor. If you get the Eileen sauce make sure you get some chips. It's thick and its good. Drinks are generous and our bartender Danielle was very personable, friendly and working... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 18, 2015
Fronko24
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Whitehouse, Ohio
Good for:
  • Bar scene
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English first
Norton, Ohio
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

I had the Boxy with chicken, mushrooms, onions, and peppers..it was delish. My husband had the Alfredo with shrimp he said it was excellent. We also had the Irish Nachos..yum! I recommend this place! It is not overpriced either. Everything tasted homemade. Staff was friendly.

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Seattle, Washington
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

If you are in or near Port Clinton and want very good Irish themed food make McCarthy's a destination. I had the "Bangers and Mash" and they were wonderful. Large portions, fresh, well prepared food. The wait staff was friendly courteous and prompt. Prices are reasonable and there is a good selection of beer on tap. And don't forget dessert,... More 

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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 via mobile

I have eaten here multiple times. Every meal had been excellent. I will eat here on every trip to Port Clinton

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Whitehouse, Ohio
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

The place is beautiful with Irish music in the background. The Scotch eggs and the homemade kraut balls were full of flavor. If you get the Eileen sauce make sure you get some chips. It's thick and its good. Drinks are generous and our bartender Danielle was very personable, friendly and working hard.

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Detroit
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Stopped for a late lunch. Only two people at the bar when we came in. We were seated in a booth. Nice decor for Irish pub. We had the reuben and chicken tenders and fries. Both were good. Nikki, our server was great. I would go again.

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Top Contributor
73 reviews 73 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

We've been going here for about five years at least once every couple months. I've yet to have anything that I didn't like. A couple of our favorites are the tomato bisque, Fridays only, and the fried bologna sandwich. The hot dog, wrapped in a hamburger, wrapped in bacon with Guinness bbq sauce is treat.

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Murfreesboro, Tennessee
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40 reviews 40 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Of course the place was CRAZY busy being just feet from the New Year's Eve "Walleye Drop"; however, the staff was very efficient, pleasant and kind. Our wait was about thirty minutes and the service thereafter was prompt and efficient. My only complaint was that at one point when our server returned to our table he smelled so strongly of... More 

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Port Clinton, Ohio
Top Contributor
76 reviews 76 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Port Clinton is a Resort Town and restaurants come & go because of the seasonality. McCarthy's has stayed and the reason is the food. Although they have the traditional Irish Pub food, they also have non-traditional food for those who savor more. I particularly like the potato soup that will warm you on a cold day & the Reuben Boxty... More 

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Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Who would think that one of the best places in town for a perch dinner would be an Irish pub. Well, according to my husband, who loves perch, their perch can't be beat. My philosophy is when you are in an Irish Pub....have a Boxty or Shepherd's Pie. They have a fantastic beer selection. We enjoy the pub atmosphere and... More 

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New middletown
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

The food was great. The prices were average. The waiter and staff were very friendly and personable. If your in the area I highly recommend this place!!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 101 Madison Street, Port Clinton, OH 43452
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Port Clinton
  • Phone Number: 419.732.8800

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Irish, Hamburgers, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm

Questions & Answers

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?