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“Fun Place for Lunch - Across 98 from the Destin Harbor” 4 of 5 stars
Review of McGuire's Irish Pub

McGuire's Irish Pub
33 Harbor Blvd, Destin, FL 32541
+1 850-650-0000
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Ranked #3 of 233 Restaurants in Destin
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Pub
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Good for: Entertaining clients, Bar scene, Families with children, Special occasions, Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Dessert, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Delivery, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Kernersville, North Carolina
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“Fun Place for Lunch - Across 98 from the Destin Harbor”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2012

In late November in the middle of the afternoon, we had no problem getting into McGuire's. We enjoyed lunch here but I would not wait 3 hours to get in in the high season....ever! (I'm sure that must be at night.)

Potato skin appetizer, corned beef & cabbage, beef & mushroom pie, 2 homemade rootbeers (they charge for refills...but they'll tell you that), and a bowl of bean soup ($.18) later, our bill for two was $54 with tip. Portions are generous, though, and they bring you a loaf of warm bread gratis before your meal comes out. That and the appetizer would have been enough for lunch! So we brought home 1/2 of each of our entrees. The corned beef was lean and served with about 1/4 of a small head of cabbage, along with a horseradish cream sauce - approx. $12, I think. The beef pie had a lot of tender beef in it and a delicious, rich sauce - approx. $15-16.

Take your $1 bills to add to their collection. The waitress said they are nearing $1.2 million on the ceiling and the walls. They pay income tax on them, they tithe on them, and they insure the building for them!

A fun, happy, casual place to dine....particularly if you're Irish or fancy yourself Irish!

  • Visited November 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Spanish Fort, Alabama
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“Not as good as Pensacola”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2012

We have eaten at the Pensacola location several times with mixed results. On this trip, we wanted to try the Destin location. We both had burgers, and they were good, but not great. As far as Destin restaurants go, it is pretty solid (most of the food in the area is terrible). It is very touristy. I would go back, but it wouldn't be my 1st choice.

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Dallas
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“Family Fun”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2012

The atmosphere is warm and quirky (great). The wait staff was rushed and slow to respond a couple of times. The dollor bills hanging from the ceilings and walls was unique. We left three ourselves. The kids got to decide where they went.

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Carnegie, Pennsylvania, United States
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“Fun place to drink”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2012

One dollar bills hang from every possible spot, live Irish Music , Irish food and Drinks. Service is good and if you go during peak season there is a 3 hour wait to get in.

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“Worth the time, effort, and $$$”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2012 via mobile

First time going to McGuire's for dinner while on vacation. Very, very fun and worth all the issues just getting in. You might not see another place like it again. The food was very good (not Ruth's Chris good) and the potions were way too much for any one person. I understand that if I lived here I probably wouldn't go at all unless family or business called for it. But if you are visiting you'll enjoy it very much. Make sure to take some dollar bills with you!

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