I for one am not a big fan of Irish culture. The first time we came here (8 years ago) I was bemoaning the fact that this was more "Irish" than I could handle. That was 8 years ago and we have since been back a total of 15 times. We spend every summer vacaion in Destin/Ft. Walton and have found McGuires to be the thing we most look forward to second only to the beach. We simply love this place and have never, ever had anything short of an excellent experience. From the food to the service to the ambiance, they have hit it out of the park every time. We never mind the wait as there are plenty of things to do nearby. As a family of 6, our order is often varied and every item we've ever ordered has been prepared expertly and delivered fresh and hot. I am partial to their ribs. Every place I order ribs now has to be compared to McGuire's. I would also recommend the Rueben Egg Rolls. Fantastic!! My daughter ordere the Shepherd's Pie and talks about it still to this day. The waitstaff have always been professional, efficient, and most importantly, fun. They haven't lost their sense of fun in pursuit of company profits. Never had a bad one.
The bathroom signs are hilarious (at least that's what the thousands and thousands of customers thought until 1 woman had a problem with them and took McGuire's to court over them) and we love watching people react to them.
Not a big drinker but I didn't see what the big deal was about their signature drink the Irish Wake. It was pretty expensive but the tasted didn't bowl me over. Just a personal preference I guess.
There is simply no way one can walk out of this place and give it a negative review. Has to be tried at least once.