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“Walleye in a Pub -- Oh Yes” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of McCarthy's

McCarthy's
Ranked #11 of 72 Restaurants in Port Clinton
Cuisines: American, Irish, Bar, Pub
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Good for: Bar scene, Dining on a budget, Large groups, Kids, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Lunch, Full Bar, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Northern California
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299 reviews
207 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 146 helpful votes
“Walleye in a Pub -- Oh Yes”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 13, 2014

Stopped for dinner on Thursday 10 July with 5 friends.

One friend and I ordered the Walleye basket – his with homemade potato chips and mine with fries. My friend eats a fair amount of Walleye as that was the quarry for this particular visit to Port Clinton. He said this was the best Walleye he had eaten, and I easy agreed as the fish was battered and fried to perfection. Accompanied by a Guinness on draft and made for a great meal.

Service was good considering a fairly crowded pub.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Bug Tussle
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230 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 524 helpful votes
“Well, if you judge by fish and chips, just about average”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 9, 2014

We went in for a meal and some live music. It was Fourth of July and there was no live music . . . town was full of tourists and there was no live music . . . pub was full of people and there was no live music . . . SO, it turns out as just beer and food . . . SO, how bad can the fish and chips be, my standard question? Well, not really bad, but not very good either. It looked like my fish was a triangular shaped breaded fish stick, not a filet. The chips were the thick potato chips not fries as I have had other places and I don't think they were fried in the kitchen.

I reviewed an Irish Pub a few weeks ago and they had the BEST fish and chips I can remember. This was not. The pub has been here for years, but they don't get better, just living on fumes, I guess.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank HappyCamper409
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Dickson, Tennessee
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77 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Try a boxty and pretzel bites!!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 8, 2014

They had pretzel bites with cheese dip as an appetizer special, it was great. We ordered a boxty each, after the waiter explained a boxty to us and recommended it. My husband had the Rueben Boxty and said it was excellent. It was all the good stuff of a Reuben with potato pancakes, what's not to like! I had the shepherds pie boxty and it was delicious, too. The mashed potatoes are replaced by the potato pancakes. The boxty's are large portions, probably enough to take some with you. If they weren't so good, they would be enough to share. The wait staff is knowledgeable and attentive. I really depend on the waiters/waitresses to decide what to order and this waiter did not disappoint.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank K P
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North Canton, Ohio
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“A wee bit of Irish”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 2, 2014

Good food and pleasant atmosphere....nice variety of Irish meals. Popular hangout with the locals and the Guinness was cold.

Visited June 2014
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Cincinnati, OH
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10 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“great food and service”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 29, 2014

Shepherd pie was great. Cheese appetizer a must have.
Perch was delicious although the steak was dry.

Visited June 2014
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