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“Shepherds Pie” 4 of 5 stars
Review of McGinley's Pub

McGinley's Pub
645 G Street #101, Anchorage, AK 99501 (Downtown)
(907) 279-1782
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Ranked #131 of 684 Restaurants in Anchorage
Cuisines: Irish, Pub
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Neighborhood: Downtown
Valdez, Alaska
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Shepherds Pie”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2013

We always look forward to the Shepherd's Pie. We always have a good time here. They always seem to have music of some sort. Last trip a lady taught my daughter to "Irish Dance" .

  • Visited January 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
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  • German first
  • Portuguese first
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English first
Boston, Massachusetts
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50 reviews 50 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Just Terrible Service - Food is Lousy Too”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2013

Everything about McGinley's pub is a plasticky caricature of an Irish pub. The food is mass-produced tripe that is warmed-over in a microwave before being served out, cafeteria style, on plastic coated plates. The service is so inattentive as to be completely rude, and they seem to rotate through waitresses on a weekly basis. Nobody seems particularly happy to be working there. Dishes come out slowly, and I've never been there when at least one person had their order messed up. Even the shot glasses at this "Irish Pub" are made of plastic - which makes it exceedingly difficult to engineer an Irish Car Bomb, because the shot glass full of Bailey's actually just floats on top of the Guinness. If you want to hang out and have a beer by the bar, it's a fun place for that. But for anything else - choose a different bar.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Eagle River, Alaska
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38 reviews 38 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Irish Pub”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2012

Great place to have a drink after shopping or during wife's shopping in downtown Anchorage on a weekend afternoon.

Visited October 2012
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Fairbanks, AK
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64 reviews 64 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
“A first time visit - will not be the last!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

Needed to get a quick lunch downtown, what a great surprise to find this pub. The food is great, the staff friendly and will definitely return!

Visited November 2012
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Juneau, Alaska
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62 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 44 cities Reviews in 44 cities
110 helpful votes 110 helpful votes
“A typical American/Irish pub”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2012

McGinley's Irish Pub is a decent place to eat downtown. The prices are reasonable and food is good, but don't expect more than that. It is a truly American Irish pub with all the shtick.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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