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McGrath's Tavern

$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub
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146 east Main St., Pawling, NY
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Patterson, New York
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

After driving past McGrath's dozens of time over two decades, but never actually going inside to take a table, we did. Our group of 9 was promptly seated and served (at 6:00 on a Saturday evening, no less). A knowledgeable young man articulated the draft beer selections and returned the goods. Shortly into the meal an accident resulted in a... More 

Thank Paul J
New York City, New York
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124 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Everything here is just about average - but then again who would come here and expect anything too fancy? The food is classic pub grug, the drinks are pretty cheap, they have a happy hour when the drinks become even cheaper. No need to go out of your way to come here but if you're local or just traveling through... More 

Thank AMAigner
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180 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

They must have regulars because I've not experienced anything here which warrants our returning. Pedestrian room with functional service.

Thank Amir A
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25 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2016 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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81 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 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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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 east Main St., Pawling, NY
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Pawling
  • Phone Number: 8458550800

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