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American, Irish, Bar, Pub
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101 Madison Street, Port Clinton, OH 43452
+1 419-732-8800
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Sun 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wed - Thu 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sandusky, Ohio
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

McCarthy's is a great local Irish pub. The food is good and the beer is great. I recommend it for an evening out. Sometimes the service is a little slow but it's worth waiting for

Thank marge h
McCarthy's P, Manager at McCarthy's, responded to this review

Hey thank you so much for taking the time to review us! We appreciate your business! CHEERS -Paul Markus- More 

Crestline, Ohio
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81 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 2, 2017

We have fallen in love with Port Clinton and as such, we have been visiting Port Clinton every once in a while. The day before New Year's Eve we were in town for the Walleye Drop the next day. We saw this place and decided to stop. I'm so glad we did! The corned beef and cabbage was the best... More 

1 Thank Shelley94
McCarthy's P, Manager at McCarthy's, responded to this review

Thank you so much for you amazing review! This is why we do what we do! CHEERS! More 

Cincinnati, Ohio
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 25, 2016

One of the few restaurants that stays open in the winter in Port Clinton. Not fancy, but good, honest food which our English friend says is just as good as the real stuff across the pond. Excellent selection of beers on tap.

1 Thank richard s
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29 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 18, 2016 via mobile

Everything about this restaurant is outstanding. The menu chooses are many. The soda bread was the best I have ever had. All of the food was delicious. The servings are plentiful. The staff was helpful and friendly. The establishment was clean. The prices are far.

Thank Jonesjp
Port Clinton, Ohio
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42 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2016

This place has some good food and a good selection at a reasonable price. Very Irish! Love the scotch eggs!

Thank Humoze
Toledo, Ohio, United States
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 6, 2016

A nice clean bar with good atmosphere. Loved our barmaid Ariel. Drinks were pricey, but also had a reasonably priced menu.

Thank Sherrie F
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103 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 5, 2016

Not the biggest town in Ohio but has a very good Irish Food/drinks place to go. I had bangers and mashed...very good. Very good menu and drink menu. Staff was welcoming. Atmosphere was good too. Would not hesitate to come back.

Thank gary t
Cincinnati, Ohio
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 27, 2016 via mobile

We come here every time we visit Port Clinton/Put in Bay. We sit at the bar order food and have a few cocktails. The bartender (Ariel?) is very friendly and talks to us most of the time as long as she's not to busy. Their burgers are awesome and the beers are ice cold! Only negative is....I loved reading all... More 

Thank Cincywebz
McCarthy's P, Manager at McCarthy's, responded to this review

Thank you for your wonderful review! We just got in some shirts if you would like to order one we would be happy to send you out one. Contact us @ mccarthyspubportclinton@gmail.com -Paul Markus- More 

Ravenna, Ohio
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36 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2016 via mobile

It's average type bar, with a lot of fried food on the menu. They have an outdoor patio that is right on the main strip I like to sit out there, and people watch. We had sauerkraut balls, that did not taste like sauerkraut it had some kind of mushy stuff in the middle. The mozzarella sticks and fried pickles... More 

Thank Beth M
Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016 via mobile

Enjoyed our meal. Family friendly. Was busy and server let us know kitchen was behind - I found that helpful to prepare our mind, but then it didn't take long at all. Nice variety on menu.

Thank Kimberly B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Irish, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar scene, Kids, Families with children, Large groups, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 101 Madison Street, Port Clinton, OH 43452
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Port Clinton
  • Phone Number: +1 419-732-8800

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?