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“Cute but pricey” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Macduff's Pub

Macduff's Pub
1041 Fremont Avenue, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
(530) 542-8777
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Cuisines: American, Irish, Bar, British, Pub, Scottish, Gluten Free
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Good for: Large groups, Families with children, Bar scene
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Brentwood, California
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34 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Cute but pricey”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

Always try to give the local venues my business when I travel and had heard many good things about McDuffs. Liked the atmosphere but felt the menu was too limited for my taste and ended up settling on pizza. Not what I envisioned ordering at a "Scottish" pub. But it was good if not a tad on the expensive side. Did have a black Scottish imported beer that was awesome. Worth a try!

  • Visited September 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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English first
Napa, California, United States
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477 reviews
333 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 170 helpful votes
“Macduff's is good Stuff”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013

For us this was a change of pace from eating in one of the Nevada hotels. 2 of our party was from the UK and enjoyed the Fish N Chips. My wife and Shepard's Pie which is a family recipe from the owner's mother. I had the Corn Beef and Cabbage which was also good. All the portions were rather large so we ended up taking a lot of food back to our Condo. For me the only concern was the noise since this Pub is also a Sport's Bar.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Kansas City, Missouri
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91 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Lives up to the hype!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013

For fresh - homemade pub fare - you can't go wrong here. Even the pizza was good. Burgers are great - as are the French fries, caesar salad and onion rings.
Nice outdoor patio too. Only thing they are missing is being on the lake; worth losing that for the great food though!

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Thank wetravelwell_11
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“Brought in our fresh catch and they rocked it.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013 via mobile

We brought in 4 Mackinaw and they cooked it three different ways. The mixed drinks were a bit pricey. We were stuffed but had to have the bread pudding, and it was the bomb.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank Sherri B
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Loma Linda, California
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Amazing Food - Amazing Service!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2013

We found this restaurant on TripAdvisor and based on the reviews, we thought we'd give it a try. We love Pub food and it was even better than we expected! I had the Fish & Chips, which was excellent! It was lightly battered and came with chips (fries) and a Hawaiin coleslaw that had a hint of cumin in it that was amazing! My husband had the Bangers & Mash, which he loved! So the food was great, but the service was even better! Joseph was our server and he couldn't have been nicer or more accommodating! Can't wait to come back next year and go to McDuff's again!!

  • Visited September 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank shesher
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