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2016 1st Ave, Anoka, MN 55303-3631
11:00 am - 1:00 am
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 1:00 am
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20 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Met some friends at this pub yesterday for St Patrick's Day. It was super crowded and super loud which was expected. A waitress walked by your table no less than 5 times without acknowledging us. Finally my friend went up to the bar and asked to have a server come over. She finally did, we ordered and the food was... More 

Thank Linda F
St Paul, MN
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198 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 5, 2017

After years of patronizing other places in Downtown Anoka, my wife and me decided to try MaGillycuddy's.. First thing after opening the door was making our way through a plastic strip curtain like they have on loading docks. I get it,, open the door and it keeps the heat from escaping.. The bar is small,,, some booths and high tops,... More 

Thank troubled1
Hudson, Wisconsin
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 1, 2017 via mobile

Prices are awesome for what you get! Food is excellent, never had a bad meal! The Irish dip is delicious, and if you order sweet potato fries they give you an awesome dipping sauce. Drinks are always 2-for-1s. Always. We've also never had poor service, servers help eachother out so there is constantly someone walking by checking on you. By... More 

Thank Kelli M
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 8, 2016 via mobile

We happened on this little place and had great service. Brunette waitress/bartender was very friendly and nice. The food was delicious, my husband ordered fish and chips and it was perfect, light batter and tender. I ordered the Ruben with sweet potatoes and I ate all of it, that's how good it was!

Becker, Minnesota
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408 reviews
312 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2016 via mobile

We were super excited to try this place based on the TA reviews. It did not live up to the hype and yet was quite nice. We unexpectedly arrived during happy hour and beers were two-for-one! My wife had the chicken fingers and I had the Reuben. Both were very good! We were there at 5:30 pm on a Friday... More 

Thank curioustravelor2010
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26 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2016

We went to Karaoke at MaGillycuddy's in downtown Anoka on a September Friday night. This is a classic old corner tavern/bar with tin roof, high tops and booths, an "L"-shaped bar and very Irish feel. We enjoyed some Irish Reuben Balls which were delicious and not overly deep fried or cheesy (think egg-roll shaped with the right amount of seasoning).... More 

Thank Auggie56
Madison, Wisconsin
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68 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 14, 2016 via mobile

Great corner pub with excellent food. A little hard to get to of you're driving but lots of parking and definitely worth the trip.

Thank John C
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 12, 2016 via mobile

One of the best meals I've had in my life. Will be back every chance I get :) beer cheese for your fries recommend so good. Bread seems freshly baked! Really really enjoyed the food and 2 for 1 drinks is just a plus!

Thank Jenna M
Champlin, Minnesota
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 1, 2016

My husband and I recently discovered this hidden gem after reading about it on our local Facebook community page. We have been twice and loved it. The food was awesome especially the Ruben ( not a sauerkraut fan so the waitress suggested their homemade coleslaw on it instead and it so worked.) It was awesome as well as the Fish... More 

Thank 1964marye
Alexandria, Minnesota
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37 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 17, 2016 via mobile

You'd think this would be THEE bar in Anoka, prepared for this day, being the only Irish bar around. But wait....... This is my second year coming to this place on the same day and there is no difference at all. This bar is completely understaffed. By that I mean expect a solid 30-45 minutes for your first drink. And... More 

Thank Flywayking
Jarpy, Owner at MaGillycuddy's, responded to this review

We are happy that you love our Reuben!! We are also sorry about being a little slow on our busiest day of the year. Please tell us where you were sitting and what time you were at our pub so I can watch the cameras to see what took place. If you wish to have a Reuben and avoid the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Irish, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Dining on a budget, Bar scene
Open Hours
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2016 1st Ave, Anoka, MN 55303-3631
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Anoka

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?