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McGrath's Tavern

$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub
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146 E Main St, Pawling, NY 12564-1428
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Have been here in the past with family and was never really pleased with the food. I decided that we would try it once more. .. wish I didn't. We arrived at 2:30, our server, Tyler, was pleasant; however after 15 minutes or so I had to ask for bread. It wasn't busy, there were only 5 other people total... More 

Thank lovinglakes
Pawling, New York
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 2, 2016

Very friendly, homey surroundings Great staff, Good food reasonable prices. Potato Leek soup and Gorgonzola Chicken are yummy.

Thank mark k
Hagaman, New York
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76 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 31, 2016

My husband and I were visiting Pawling to attend a concert. We had dinner at McGrath's prior to the show. The atmosphere is very welcoming, and staff was very friendly. I loved the Americana decor. My husband had a prime rib, and I had salmon. Food was delicious and very reasonable. It was a great start to the evening. We... More 

Thank Dawn R
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 29, 2016 via mobile

Love this place.....can't wait to go back..went for happy hour had a wonderful time....I come from the Bronx just to relax and have a good time with friends....

Thank Tee S
Frisco, Texas
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 23, 2016

Spent St. Patrick's Day dinner at this Irish pub. Outstanding food and incredible waitstaff. Delighted to find this little gem tucked away on Main Street. Very innovated menu.

Thank marilyncolon
New York City, New York
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 8, 2016 via mobile

This is a true family owned neighborhood restaurant that's great for couples, families, friends getting together. Great menu, the best calamari ever, prime rib night, drink specials. Best of all is the owners and staff. The McGraths treat everyone like family.

Thank jds2896
Otavalo, Ecuador
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43 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 5, 2016

The food has improved dramatically. The hamburgers were always good...even when the restaurant got bad, but the pub food is now fresh, flavorful and well priced. The portions are large and filling. We had a brussel sprout salad that was surprisingly good. The short ribs were delicious and fork tender. I will go back again.

Thank Sisaluna
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65 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 22, 2016

A blustery, wintery night, a warm fire, and micro brews. Sounds pretty good, and it was. Nothing too fancy, but friendly staff and consistently good food make this a dependable choice for a casual evening out.

Thank silverfox53Vermont
Wingdale, New York
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2015

The staff and patrons are super friendly. My husband enjoys the many varieties of beer. The food has become so horrible we no longer eat there. I ordered a cheeseburger and it came with a hair. When I sent it back I got another one 30 minutes later. When it came it was uncooked on the inside. That was our... More 

Thank BridgetteandJohn
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22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 20, 2015 via mobile

As a restaurant I'm not a fan. The food is overpriced and average. The wait staff is slow and can often be snobby. As a bar the drinks are expensive but there is still a nice atmosphere. They often do live music shows by local bands and it is always a fun time.

Thank Carlyhh

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Bar scene
Open Hours
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 146 E Main St, Pawling, NY 12564-1428
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Pawling
  • Phone Number: 8458550800

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?