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“A Nice Find Here In Elkhart” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of McCarthy's On The Riverwalk

McCarthy's On The Riverwalk
Ranked #4 of 187 Restaurants in Elkhart
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $9 - $35
Cuisines: American, Irish, Bar, Pub
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Good for: Romantic, Large groups, Bar scene, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children, Scenic view
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: From classic food and drink in its pub-like bar to upscale private dining, McCarthy's on the RiverWalk offers a range of dining accommodations in a beautiful waterside setting. Enjoy a relaxing lunch on the covered patio or a delicious filet mignon in the dining room. The refined menu of traditional Irish dishes and contemporary American classics is sure to satisfy any appetite. The bar features an extensive wine list, specialty martinis and craft and draft beers on tap. Catering and private events.
Box Elder, South Dakota
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232 reviews
179 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“A Nice Find Here In Elkhart”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 19, 2013

Based on an article in the 'Amish Country' magazine, we decided to give this place a try for lunch and glad we did. It's on the river in downtown Elkhart and is somewhat 'upscale' looking but definitely casual dining/attire was fine. My turkey melt was very tasty (special for the day) and my husband's burger (I think that's all he eats) was served on pretzel bread & was good as well. The only downside was our waiter had a huge table of ladies and he was kept busy with them so the wait for our food was a bit longer than it should have been & he brought our sandwiches as fast as he could and said the fries would be ready in a minute. Well.....the minute didn't ever come and so he sent us home with two wonderful desserts as an apology. Would definitely go back again and sit outside next time as they have a lovely patio.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Elkhart, Indiana
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
“Beautiful restaurant, mediocre food.”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 1, 2013

Very disappointed in our dining experience at McCarthy's. Such a classy looking place, in a great location but mediocre food. The shrimp appetizer at $10 came out looking like it had been cooked in the microwave, served with a tiny piece of wilted lettuce. I ordered Fish & Chips. Had to send back because it was burnt. Coleslaw had absolutely no flavor! Spent $65 including tip and got home feeling like I had been robbed.....

  • Visited June 2013
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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Thank clieb1117
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Elkhart, Indiana
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24 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Excellent patio seating”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 31, 2013

On my second visit here we decided to sit outside for lunch. Very nice patio area which is hard to find in Elkhart. The calamari appetizer was great and the frisco chicken sandwich was large and very flavorful...a bit of class foe our area.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank gr8thyme
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Vandalia, Michigan
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29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Great food and river views!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 29, 2013

Food quality and selection is excellent. Servers and staff very friendly and efficient. Manager visited every table to be sure everything was good and to answer any questions. Set in a very pretty area at the Riverwalk and soon to have outdoor seating under a roof with heaters. We will definitely go again soon.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank LoisG415
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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199 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
“Wonderful food, atmosphere, and excellent wine!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 8, 2013

While visiting northern Indiana for a few days just to explore, we came to the area with no expectations whatsoever. Our B&B hosts suggested McCarthy's for a good dinner, and we were really surprised and happy. The location was interesting, the wait staff was extraordinary, and the food was really amazing. The best thing was the wine list. We were able to order an exceptional dry Riesling from the Alsace which is one of my favorites. We were very surprised to find such a delicious wine!

Though we were not in the area long, McCarthy's was by far my favorite restaurant. I want to mention again how wonderful our waitress was and how great it was to find good choices on the menu and such excellent wine.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank bweis13
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