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McCreary's Irish Pub & Eatery

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$$ - $$$
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414 Main St, Ste A, Franklin, TN 37064-2761
+1 615-591-3197
9:00 am - 12:00 am
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Sun 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Sat 9:00 am - 12:00 am
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Franklin, Tennessee
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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Fish and chips ordered by three people and all loved it. Tartar sauce is great, even if you don't like tartar sauce. Burgers are very good also.

Thank Richard S
Franklin, Tennessee
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64 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

McCreary's is a fun little Irish pub located in downtown Franklin. The inside is pretty small, so it can get crowded here. The food and service has always been very good. I highly recommend the fish and chips!

Thank Paige F
Nahant, Massachusetts
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189 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Poses as an Irish pub, but it is quite small with little atmosphere. Having said that, the food was very good and the staff very friendly. The menu is loyal to an Irish pub setting.

Thank jackd_10
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27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Downtown drinking holes can get really crowded and this place is my go-to when I just want to be around limited people and still have great beer and bar food. Fish & chips of course and black n tan is my favorite.

Thank Matthew R
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Have been there many times, generally we have a "To go" Fish and Chips, last night we ordered the same with complete disappointment, the fish was horrible, as it was way over cooked, came out so hard we could not eat it, we included their egg rolls as appetizers, again, way over cooked to the point we trashed them when... More 

Thank Regis G
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67 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 7, 2016

We had given up on McCreary's recently. A change in ownership or some other reason lead to several bad experiences. After about a year, we gave it another try. BAM! Back from brink and McCreary's is like we remembered. We are back and will be often.

Thank Napaguy68
London, United Kingdom
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54 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2016 via mobile

We were passing through Franklin and checked TripAdvisor for a good local place to eat and this seemed right down our street. Bangers and mash, fish and chips, shepherds pie... it looked great. We ordered fish and chips for my Nashvillian wife and I thought I'd try the Shepherd's Pie as it's a rare menu item in Tennessee. The server... More 

Thank Alex N
Nashville, Tennessee
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569 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2016

Had the shepherd pie, daughter had corn beef and cabbage. both excellent. good service too. moderately priced in downtown franklin setting.

Thank TravelManSouth
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2016

Wonderful little eatery on Main St. Service was outstanding. Had a hard time deciding on the beer & the waiter brought me some samples. Good and cold. I had the Dublin Pot Pie & hubby had the Shepherds Pie, both served with Irish Soda bread!! Awesome!! I will definitely go back again.

Thank Cynthia S
Franklin, Tennessee
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120 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2016 via mobile

OMG. How did I miss the fact McCreary's served breakfast on Saturday mornings? Great alternative to other popular eateries in Historic Downtown Franklin TN. Franklin can get very busy with locals, visiting families and tourists on the weekend. So this was a great find. Skip the "American" menu items and head straight for the classic Irish fare. I had the... More 

Thank Steve D

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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
Average prices
American, Irish, Bar, Pub, British
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Television, Full Bar
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children, Kids, Bar scene
Open Hours
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 12:00 am
9:00 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 414 Main St, Ste A, Franklin, TN 37064-2761
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Franklin
  • Phone Number: +1 615-591-3197

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