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“A great disappointment”
Review of Mac's Restaurant

Mac's Restaurant
Ranked #15 of 39 Restaurants in Portland
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed December 12, 2013

Recommended by a local, booked for 10 people at 6:30 on Saturday night - very noisy, very down-market, food dreadful. Staff were pleasant and very obliging but the food very disappointing - my S&P calamari was floury and greasy, my husband's fish was almost inedible. A member of the party who had to leave by 8:00 had to take her meal in a doggie bag, it was so late in being served, although they gave her a meal voucher in compensation (not much point as she is not a local). Slow cooked beef was the only dish that got a thumbs up. We went elsewhere for dessert & coffee.

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Reviewed December 12, 2013

Great seafood sharing plate as an entree for only $15 - loved it. We both chose eye fillet steaks $34 but weren't quite as tender as we would have expected. Still enjoyable. Loved all the framed photos around the walls showing the early days of Portland.

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Reviewed November 6, 2013 via mobile

Would recommend for families or those looking for a pub meal. Decent menu with all the pub classics and some tasty looking specials.

It was a Wednesday night, we have a baby and pram so were looking for somewhere with space and not too busy. The atmosphere is pleasant and the bistro/restaurant area clean.

We ordered the duo of dips to share. Good starter for two to three. Wife had Thai beef salad and I had Phoughmans Parmagiana. Both meals were of a generous portion and we were very satisfied.

Main issue was wife was presented with the wrong meal, then her ordered meal took another 10minutes to come. Staff were friendly and Madi was quick to give us a voucher to the value of wife's meal for us to use as compensation, we didn't ask for it so that was a pleasant surprise.

Thank Offence74
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Reviewed October 23, 2013

Monday night in Portland is not the time to really be picky about where to eat, since so much is shut. As a result we wound up in the pub/restaurant of Mac’s hotel. It is an OK place but felt very low rent – menus are laminated but have been in use for a while – old and sticky, not the sort of things you want to have in mind when thinking about the food.

Service is friendly but prone to errors. The food itself is pretty standard pub food – nothing special but just what you expect; so if you’re eating for pleasure you may be disappointed but if you’re eating because you just need to eat then you may be happy enough.

The open fire in the main area was much appreciated but generally it does have a rather low-rent feel to it. The upside of that is that it is much more reasonably priced than many places in the town, but for sure there are many nicer places to eat than this.

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Reviewed January 23, 2017 via mobile
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