We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

McGrath's Fish House

Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Get directions
3805 Center Street Northeast, Lancaster Mall, Salem, OR 97301
503-485-3086
Website
Add hours for McGrath's Fish House and help diners know when to go.
+ Add hours

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 86 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 30
    Excellent
  • 29
    Very good
  • 17
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Easy to find & worth finding . . .

this was easily the besy find on my last trip to Salem. Stephanie was great, even though we came in at 8.30 pm & the food was super. Tip: eat in the bar & find that huge marlin on th e wall . . The mgr even stopped by on both visits to be sure we were taken good care... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 30, 2013
MrSmitcher
,
Tacoma, Washington
via mobile
Add Photo Write a Review

86 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Indio, California
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We have moved to S. Cal recently, so we won't be going back. The food was fine; the service was AWFUL. A disinterested waitress, and a manager with no interest in supervising or supporting his staff. Overall, an amateur effort at best.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Salem, Oregon
Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

My wife and I enjoy eating at McGrath's in Salem. There are two locations, one in East Salem and one downtown. We have eaten at both and haven't been disappointed. The seafood is fresh and cooked to perfection. There are plenty of other items on the menu as well and there is a full service bar with beer, wine, and... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Lafayette, OR
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

With the Wife and I hungry, we both said we wanted seafood, but at a later hour, we found McGraths as the only open place that appeased our palates. We have had poor results in the past with this establishment, but thought we would give them one last try... this was the our mistake. Once seated, we were greeted by... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Stayton
Top Contributor
126 reviews 126 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014

We had a Cod dish and Halibut fish and chips. My halibut breading was gooy, and my wife's cod dish was barely warm. The cod had shrimp on top of it, and they were cold. We would have sent it back, but because the wait staff was undermanned, that would not have worked either. This restaurant used to be good,... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Salem, Oregon
Top Contributor
425 reviews 425 reviews
231 restaurant reviews
196 helpful votes 196 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2013

This is a Salem based small chain, so I want it to be better. Fresh fish is the draw, and the menu changes based on what is available. The oysters on half shell were delicious. It is hard to mess up a fresh oyster. I had a half dozen with 2 each of the 3 different types on the menu... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Tacoma, Washington
Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013 via mobile

this was easily the besy find on my last trip to Salem. Stephanie was great, even though we came in at 8.30 pm & the food was super. Tip: eat in the bar & find that huge marlin on th e wall . . The mgr even stopped by on both visits to be sure we were taken good care... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Salem
Top Contributor
67 reviews 67 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We come here rather often. Teh food is good, they have decent microbrews, and great prices. I know this is a chain, but Salem it home base, so is it really a cahin when you are in its home town?

Was this review helpful? Yes
Saskatchewan
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

We ate here twice when we were visiting Salem. First time it was very crowded (Friday night) but the wait was not too bad. The meal was excellent and the service great. Second time we went during the week and it was not crowded at all and we had the same great experience.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Top Contributor
89 reviews 89 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2013

The food is good, I would not say great. A bit greasy for our taste. But if your looking for a lot of food this is the place. Much more then either me or my husband could eat. Quite loud where we sat. The wait was 20 minutes. The waitress was good and efficient. Not sure we would return, not... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Salem, Oregon
Top Contributor
78 reviews 78 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013

McGrath's is OK with good food but not a great value as the proportions per dollar is like many other things now days, pay more for less.

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed McGrath's Fish House also viewed

 

Been to McGrath's Fish House? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3805 Center Street Northeast, Lancaster Mall, Salem, OR 97301
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Salem
  • Phone Number: 503-485-3086

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from McGrath's Fish House staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?