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“Not good!!”
Review of McGowan's Oakhurst Pub - CLOSED

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McGowan's Oakhurst Pub
Cuisines: American
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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“Not good!!”
Reviewed March 2, 2013 via mobile

As we approached the restaurant we were greeted by another costumer who was trying to figure out how to enter. She was pulling on the handle to the door and knocking. There was a hand written sign on the door that said "door sticks pull hard". I opened the door and entered but it seemed like we came in the wrong entrance. No one greeted us, we kinda walked around and had to figure out where to go. Food was terrible. The talapia entree came with a cold cucumber mustard sauce on top, gross! Wings were not great, no sauce. The first draft beer we chose from the list they didn't have. Our server was very good, we actually felt bad for him. I would never go back here. I would imagine this restaurants days are numbered.

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English first
Atlanta, GA
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10 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“So disappointed”
Reviewed January 18, 2013

We are residents and loyal patrons of restaurants in the city of Decatur. Tonight, McGowans disappointed us in a big way. We have been bragging to our family (from Charleston, Captiva and Dallas) about their wonderful comfort food - pot roast and meat loaf. We were a large party of 14 and, as we were placing our orders, we were also recommended their chicken pot pie. About 10 minutes after we ordered, we were told that none of these options were available to us tonight. To their credit, we were told that our drinks would be comped and we could order burgers at half price. Our burgers and other orders came from the kitchen with several errors and one person was served quite later than every one else. This restaurant truly has potential, but we hope they quickly get a handle on what appear to be serious kitchen problems.

  • Visited January 2013
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Atlanta, GA
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21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Phfff”
Reviewed August 23, 2012

First of all the atmosphere is wonderful there. Especially when one can eat outdoors. We had incredibly spotty service from the waitress last night. In her defense it did appear she was the only wait staff for the entire restaurant last night. Our food took a very long time approximately 30 or so minutes to eventually arrive at our table which makes me wonder if our waitress turned our ticket in much later than when we ordered or if there was only one person in the kitchen.


Food: My friend's french fries were perfect and burger was blah. For $9.99, my plate consisted to two bland fish taco's. Bit overpriced for two lonely fish tacos. The fish had no real flavor to them, purple cabbage on top was very fresh but there was some type of beige salsa to put on the tacos. Tasted the salsa alone and still no flavor. Another friend at the table had the She Crab soup and reported there was very little crab in it.

I will go back but only for a glass of wine and to enjoy the atmosphere. There are to many excellent restaurants in the City of Decatur to waste my time or money eating here again.

  • Visited August 2012
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