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McCreary's Irish Pub & Eatery

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414 Main St, Ste A, Franklin, TN 37064-2761
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
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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Cookeville, Tennessee
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This little restaurant is excellent in every way. My wife and I were out shopping on a hot and humid Saturday afternoon when we strolled across this unexpected gem in the heart of Franklin. We were seated promptly by the maitre d' who made sure we received prompt service. The waitress was informative, professional and attentive. I had an excellent... More 

Thank Matt J
Brentwood, Tennessee
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Always our stop when we go to the Franklin Theater (right across the street). Can't go wrong with Shepherds Pie or Fish & Chips. They also have my favorite Irish beer on tap - Smithwick's.

Thank daveallen02
Madison, Tennessee
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Well I hate to say it but if I was asked if I would come back? My answer would be: "I will yea..." (actually meaning I will not). I usually try to write good reviews, and this won't will not be mean, just honest. So upon entering we were greeted with stares, and this was including the 2 staff members... More 

Thank diamondblu2015
Minden, NV
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440 reviews
282 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 257 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You can often tell how good a pub is by how they pour a Guinness. Theis place did it right! Great atmosphere, tasty food and great beer. What more does one need?

Thank Sharron G
Nashville, Tennessee
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151 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016 via mobile

I recently had the pleasure of visiting McCrearys Irish pub in Franklin. In all of my travels, have only frequented two other Irish pubs and I totally enjoyed it. So… I figured I was in for a treat with this one as well. When we walked in, I could tell it was a cozy, family, local pub. Our waitress was... More 

Thank Gequita R
Dana Point, California
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016

The place is kind of hidden but it has seating in front or inside. The best reuben sandwich ive ever had. I recommend this place A++

Thank brendan o
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56 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016

I liked the fish and chips. I don't eat fried food too much (they say it is bad for you). So, when I am going to indulge, I want to make sure it's perfect. The fish and chips fit the bill. Crispy outside, hot flaky inside. Friendly wait staff.

1 Thank danb60
Pawleys Island, South Carolina
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27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016

Just wanted a quick inexpensive weeknight dinner in downtown franklin....McCrearys fit the bill perfectly. Like real irish pubs family friendly, simple food, friendly atmosphere. I ordered the Reuben but next time I'm going for either the chicken sausages or the shepherds pie. My husband had the fish sandwich& a Guinness. He said he'd come back and order it again....high praise... More 

McCrearys, Owner at McCreary's Irish Pub & Eatery, responded to this review

We wholeheartedly agree with you on the Irish coffee! So wish we could provide it but Tennessee has some strange liquor laws regarding seating capacity that we fall through the cracks on that one unfortunately. We keep hoping one day we will get the opportunity to serve it and some good old fashioned Irish whiskey! At any rate, thank you... More 

Franklin, Tennessee
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63 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2016

We stopped into McCreary's for happy hour; 2 for 1 drafts and good apps made for a nice afternoon. Comfortable atmosphere for a small place, good beer and wine selection...it's a good quick fix for this Boston girl's pub needs!

Thank nicdes1388
Franklin, Tennessee
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

Great food and a fun atmosphere. It's nice to eat outside, but you've got to see inside, too. I always get fish and chips. My husband usually chooses shepherd's pie. Lots of selection for beer, too.

Thank franklin0304

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
American, Irish, Bar, British, Pub
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Full Bar
Good for
Dining on a budget, Bar scene, Families with children
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: 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?