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“Not just a meal....an experience!”

McGuire's Irish Pub & Brewery
Ranked #4 of 676 Restaurants in Pensacola
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $15 - $20
Cuisines: Irish, Steakhouse
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Good for: Bar scene, Families with children, Large groups, Business meetings, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Takeout
Description: McGuire's Irish Pub first opened in 1977 as a small neighborhood pub in a shopping center. In 1982 McGuire's moves to its current location; Pensacola's original 1927 Old Firehouse. Inside the pub you'll find a turn-of-the-century, New York Irish Saloon themed 615-seat restaurant. We are celebrated for our atmosphere boasting more than One Million signed dollar bills hanging from the ceilings and walls of the Pub. In 1996, McGuire's Irish Pub of Destin opened on beautiful Destin Harbor with the same great food and live Irish entertainment. For the most current Menu's please visit our website.
Reviewed May 7, 2014

This is a local institution. The place is massive, and it seems that every inch of wall is decorated. There is over $1 million in individual dollar bills hanging up in the bar area. There are autographed photos, cartoons, caricatures, and on and on. Amazing, really. Be sure to leave some time to look around!

I was lucky enough to have our group sit in a private dining room. Summer was our server, and she did an excellent job.

They have a selection of their own beers, in a variety of styles. I asked for something less hoppy, the ale was recommended, and it was great. The wine list by the glass was quite limited, though.

The menu is very varied, and has unusual items and a comic flair. The most unusual items are the 18 cent Senate bean soup, and the "hot fudge burger". We started out with sharing two appetizers.....fried calamari, which was heavy on the fried, and light on the calamari. The other one was "boxtys", an Irish dish, best described as deep fried mashed potato balls. What can be wrong with that?

I had grilled Mahi, a bit overdone. The creamed spinach was good, and it came with a "grit cake", again (surprise) deep fried. Everyone else at the table had either steak or prime rib, and all reported they were happy. The portions are huge!

I would go back, for the experience as well as the meal.

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Reviewed May 6, 2014

This was our first restaurant experience in PCola ... terrific to say the least ... live music, great vibes and huge portions ... everyone (5 people) had something dif and without complaints

The 14 oz was excellent as was the salmon ceasar ... good wine selection and lotsa beer made on site (I think)

Don't be shy, ya gotta get on the stage and kiss the moose and the leprican ... you'll know what I mean when ya go there ... it's a fun place

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Reviewed May 5, 2014 via mobile

Were sat quickly, server came by was very pleasant she was quick with the refills and to accommodate us. I had there pork chops 2 huge blades. You can not leave this place hungry. Always a good meal with good service. Will return again.

Thank wick1979
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Reviewed May 5, 2014

We ended up going here after our initial dinner plans didn't work out and we were so happy it did! We had a great meal here, the steaks rival any we've had in large cities. Great service as well.

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Reviewed May 2, 2014 via mobile

When we walked up there was a very long line outside. I thought for sure there would be an hour wait, but she said 25/30 and we waited less than that. The restaurant is very big and there was only two of us so i think thats why. Our server seemed like she was in over her head as we read the entire menu before she greeted us. We order the bean soup and onion soup for an appetizer and for entrée we split the burger since we don't eat much. The soup was ok in my opinion, but my friend LOVED it. The burger was amazing!! Perfectly cooked and very tender and flavorful. All and all it was worth it. I would like to return again with the hopes of getting a new server and trying something different.

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