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Mac's Tavern

226 Market St, Philadelphia, PA 19106-2815 (City Center East)
215-324-5507
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Ranked #219 of 3,732 restaurants in Philadelphia
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Mon - Fri 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Late Night
Neighborhood: City Center East
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Dining options: Late Night
Neighborhood: City Center East
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Chicago
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1,086 reviews 1,086 reviews
765 restaurant reviews
472 helpful votes 472 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

My wife and I stopped here for a beer. Mac’s is located in historic Old City. They have a great selection of locals and micro-brews from all over the US, not as many as other brewpubs, but a great selection across flavor profiles. We didn’t eat here so cannot comment on the food, but the locals say the food here... More

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Wheaton, Illinois, United States
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

As a vegetarian it is always difficult to find a good place to eat that won't make me sick. My husband had gone next door to "Sonny's" to get his Philly cheese steak while I inquired about eating here. I informed the manager my dietary issues and allergies. We determined there was something I could eat. I was elated to... More

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8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

By no means was this a blow your socks off experience, but it was worth stopping in. Good was good and they have a hand full of good beers.

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Cheyenne, WY
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31 reviews 31 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We came here because we are Always Sunny fans and we were hoping to run into "Mac". We didn't see him but we had some drinks and some laughs. It is a nice bar and the staff was very polite. I would go back for a drink the next time I am in Philly!

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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 via mobile

Used trip advisor to find a lunch spot near Independence Hall. Mac's had good food and a good beer selection. Definitely a great experience for lunch.

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135 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Wasn't impressed with Macs ! Food was just about warm rather than hot. Wonder then how the wings were cooked or are they reheated at lunch ? Anyway - maybe at night it's better and busier but won't be trying again.

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Medford, New Jersey
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28 restaurant reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Go here. You won't be sorry. Locals love this spot for a reason. Upstairs tends to be less crowded than downstairs.

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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74 restaurant reviews
242 helpful votes 242 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Having been to several “The Office” sites in Scranton with my grandson, he warned me that there was one place where he wanted to go for a meal and that was at Mac’s Tavern as was co-owned by McElhenney and Olson of “It’s always Sunny in Philadelphia”. Not having seen the programme I wasn’t sure what to expect but what... More

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Maryland
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22 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

We went on the Friday night of Memorial Day weekend. Arrived around 7:00 pm, just after Happy hour ended. Place is small - some small tables along the wall and in the back with barstools along the bar and three small tables on the sidewalk. No tables left for our family of six, but there were six bar stools along... More

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Wexford, Pennsylvania
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

Even though their menu and bottled/can beer selection shrunk since our last time there, Mac's continues to be a must-do in Philadelphia. The roasted pork sandwich and gravy fries can't be passed up, and I would also heartily recommend the fried calamari. The service has never been anything but great. McElhenney and Olson obviously run a tight ship, and we'll... More

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