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.

McCreary's Irish Pub & Eatery

Certificate of Excellence
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
414 Main St, Ste A, Franklin, TN 37064-2761
Improve this listing
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Closed now
See all hours
Sun 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Sat 9:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Drinks, Lunch, Seating, Waitstaff

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 150 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 50
  • 75
    Very good
  • 18
  • 6
  • 1
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Good fish and chips

McCreary's Irish Pub & Eatery serves a very good fish and chips with the malt vinegar. It can be a bit crowded at lunch time, but the service time is acceptable.

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 21, 2015
Houston N
Franklin, Tennessee
via mobile
Add Photo Write a Review

150 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Level Contributor
140 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have stopped in here for lunch on several occasions and never been disappointed. The Ruben is excellent..corn beef is mouth watering. The fish sandwich is as good as you can get in the area. And service has always been very good. This is a very casual Pub with benches and few tables..but food is very good with good service.... More 

Thank eronpickard
Franklin, Tennessee
Level Contributor
13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This one Great place to stop by and have a pint. My favorite dish is the Fish and Chips, but you must get it all started with the chili cheese fries.

Thank Bill M
Franklin, Tennessee
Level Contributor
22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We moved to Franklin 18 months ago and we found this wonderful Irish Pub that offers drink specials, great food, and a real Irish pub atmosphere. You must try their Fish and Chips with a Guiness... Excellent! Casual dining and a place for the family. Very reasonable and you will definitely come back!

Thank Lisa W
Franklin, Tennessee
Level Contributor
11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

McCreary's Irish Pub is a casual restaurant that always has consistent food and service. I love their huge hamburgers and big french fries. I live in Franklin, Tennessee and work close to McCreary's and two can share some of their dishes.

Thank lparker000
Murfreesboro, Tennessee
Level Contributor
8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015

I like coming to Franklin and getting the snake bite also a good sandwich usually the hamburger with blue cheese. I have had a lot of the entrees but the sandwiches are what I like with my drink.

Thank sloopjonb69
Level Contributor
37 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015 via mobile

There are some American influences in this most Irish of pubs, from the local microbrews to the tasty cheeseburgers. You can also get a basket of fish and chips that are better than the original in Dublin, and I have been there for it. The Guinness, Harp and Smithwicks are tasty as anywhere. You can count on a perfect shamrock... More 

Thank JaySpiegel
Franklin, TN
Level Contributor
36 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

This is a really neat place. They have a great selection of beers and ales, and their food is very good, as well. The atmosphere is fun and makes you feel like you are in Ireland. The wait staff is very cool and very fun. The place can get loud, but that is a part of the atmosphere... just very... More 

Thank Jim B
Franklin, Tennessee
Level Contributor
895 reviews
498 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 227 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015 via mobile

McCreary's Irish Pub & Eatery serves a very good fish and chips with the malt vinegar. It can be a bit crowded at lunch time, but the service time is acceptable.

Thank Houston N
Bowling Green, Kentucky
Level Contributor
64 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

We hit Main St. Friday during lunch, so every place was packed, including McCreary's. The restaurant is long and narrow, with two rows of parallel tables with bench seating along the walls, punctuated by a 4-seat bar before it gets into the kitchen. Most of the tables are 4 tops, but they're close enough you could go with a larger... More 

Thank foxsocks
Nashville, Tennessee
Level Contributor
35 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

Long, open seating room is neither the most comfortable (tables are close together) or the most charming, but that all faded into insignificance when we were served excellently-poured Guinness and fresh, piping-hot Fish & Chips. With malt vinegar as a condiment, of course. Not somewhere for that first date but should definately be on the list for the second and... More 

Thank Chaissdyse

Travelers who viewed McCreary's Irish Pub & Eatery also viewed


Been to McCreary's Irish Pub & Eatery? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 414 Main St, Ste A, Franklin, TN 37064-2761
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Franklin
  • Phone Number: 615-591-3197

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: Pub, Irish

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Bar scene
Open Hours
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 12:00 am
9:00 am - 12:00 am

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from McCreary's Irish Pub & Eatery 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?