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Mc Grath Pub

202 Locust St, Harrisburg, PA 17101-1508
(717) 232-9914
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Ranked #43 of 456 restaurants in Harrisburg
Cuisines: Irish
Most recent review
- Jun 3, 2014
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22 reviews from our community

86% Recommend
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  • English first
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English first
Western NY
17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

We were traveling to Washington DC for Memorial Day, and stopped in Harrisburg for the evening. We were looking for a nice comfortable place for Dinner and found Mc Grath Pub. This is a great Irish Pub with incredible food, and fantastic servers. We sat at the bar, and enjoyed the friendly service and delicious dinner. The Espresso-chipotle Short ribs... More

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

Huge variety of beers. Friendly staff. Very popular among locals. Popular spot among professionals. Small menu but good food. Worth visiting.

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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

Mc Grath is very busy (though I was there on Friday night), and can feel a bit hectic. Nonetheless, the service was good, and my burger was excellent. During the happy hour the drinks are ridiculously cheap, particularly the beer, though I wasn't entirely happy with my pint of Guinness. Overall, however, a very good value.

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Yardley, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

I ate here for the first time the other day after a meeting in Harrisburg. Wasn't sure what to expect but its a pretty nice bar with a helpful wait staff. The bartender recommended the Espresso-Chipotle Braised Beef Short Ribs which is one of my favorites, so I went for it. The meal was out of this world! It came... More

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Longview, Washington
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37 reviews 37 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2013

Passing thru Harrisburg in late October while we were touring Pennsylvania, we found this little gem, recommended by a local. We loved the atmosphere and the beer and the service but we still dream about that Irish Meatloaf. We urge you to try it...........wish we could again but we live in Washington State!!

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Rockville, MD
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66 reviews 66 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

If I lived in Harrisburg, McGrath's would be my neighborhood pub without a doubt. It is everything you could ever want in a pub -- great craft beers/microbrews on tap (including two Troegg's on our recent visit), great irish whiskeys, friendly bartenders and patrons, and what looked to be good food. (We had dinner reservations elsewhere so didn't eat here,... More

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York, Pennsylvania
13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013 via mobile

Went here for a quick dinner. Great food try the Blarney bread yum. Service was efficient And friendly. Definitely visiting agaun

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Westmont, Illinois
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50 reviews 50 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013

9/3/2013 Good beer and good food, friendly service, looks and feels like a pub. Too much smoke in the front part of the restaurant, but it still is an attractive pub, wood everything. The people in the restaurant at the time we were here all seemed to be enjoying themselves and their meals as well. It was a good crowd... More

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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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61 reviews 61 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2013

McGrath's is a local (to me) "Irish" pub. Their selection of micro brews is really great, AND they have copper cups if you're a fan of Moscow Mules. Their food is quite near excellent- Burgers are superb, their shepherd's pie and things of that ilk are also very good. The service is always great, and the place is friendly. McGrath's... More

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Central Pennsylvania
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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2013

Great beers on tap, friendly staff and good food. Stop in for a pint and enjoy! This local pub is the best in Harrisburg!

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