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“18 Cent Soup - Get It!”

McGuire's Irish Pub
Ranked #3 of 304 Restaurants in Destin
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Pub
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Good for: Special occasions, Large groups, Bar scene, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations, Takeout
Quincy, Illinois
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12 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“18 Cent Soup - Get It!”
Reviewed September 9, 2013

We only spent a day in Destin and this was the only place we were able to stop in and eat at. The atmosphere is very irish bar/restaurant and very cool. There are $1 bills hanging everywhere on the walls, the ceiling; all over. When you visit, you are supposed to sign one and hang it yourself. Cool concept and the waitress told us there was around $1.3 million in bills in the whole place.

We needed a good pick-me-up after wasting our time/money on a terrible "snorkel" tour. We had a late lunch - around 3:30pm. It was still fairly busy so that was a good sign - they are popular, and it's hard to be popular with bad food.

The food was a little slow to come out but nothing major. We ordered the spinach and artichoke dip as an appetizer and it was excellent. The chips that come with the dip were fluffy pita chips, I believe, and they were a welcome surprise over just regular chips.

Oh, and there's the $0.18 Senate Bean Soup. Get it!! They give you a large portion and it really is only 18 cents if you include it with your meal. It was DELICIOUS and probably my favorite part of the meal. I had the naked fish and chips and the fish was cooked perfectly. The "chips" are thick, homemade potato wedges that were good as well.

I enjoyed McGuire's very much and would like to go back try some more things on their expansive menu if I'm ever back in the area.

  • Visited August 2013
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Madison, Alabama, United States
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19 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“So good!”
Reviewed September 8, 2013

This was a very nice surprise! Great food, great entertainment! We loved the musician and were seated right next to him, allowing us to make requests. Best steak ever! We ate at several other restaurants in Destin, some considerably more expensive, but this was by far the best.

  • Visited August 2013
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Lake Charles, Louisiana
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29 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Giant place with yummy food!”
Reviewed September 8, 2013

Definitely a lively/loud environment, but the food is worth it! I would definitely recommend the egg rolls---our waitress recommended them & we should've ordered 5! The whole table loved them-gone in seconds! Friendly servers & good food---Yes please!

Visited August 2013
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Crestview, Florida
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83 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Loud, but fun!”
Reviewed September 7, 2013 via mobile

Definitely not a place to go if you want to have a conversation, but a totally fun atmosphere. The food is good, bean soup for 18 cents is AWESOME!!!

  • Visited October 2012
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“The MILLION DOLLAR PUB”
Reviewed September 7, 2013

Great Pub. The food was great. Especially the .18 cent bowl of Bean Soup. Surprised us that it was a larger full bowl of soup for that money. The fish my wife had was fantastic and my meatloaf was very good also. The waitress was from our home state of Missouri and was very friendly and efficient. We signed and left our dollar bill on the wall.

  • Visited August 2013
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