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“Excellent Oregon Seafood”

McGrath's Fish House
Ranked #326 of 610 Restaurants in Eugene
Cuisines: American, Seafood
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Good for: Large groups, Kids, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Portland, Oregon
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39 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“Excellent Oregon Seafood”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 25, 2013

We have only eaten here twice, but both times have been great. Although his is a casual restaurant, the service, menu, and food are always good. This is an Oregon chain and one of the flagship restaurants. The seafood is a mix of fresh and frozen, but when we have ordered the fresh seafood specials, we have always been pleased with preparation and plating. The service was attentive, pleasant and a bit on the down home side, but it fits very well with the casualness and pricing. The interior is clean and comfortable, and parking is a breeze.
If you are looking for good Oregon coast seafood, there are three or four places to eat at in Eugene. This place ranks in towards the top for preparation, taste, and sit down atmosphere. It is also very family friendly.

Visited December 2012
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English first
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350 reviews
207 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 242 helpful votes
“A chain restaurant and it shows”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 23, 2013

We were not impressed with this restaurant and would not return. The young lady that greeted and seated us was rude and short - not a pleasant way to start the encounter. When we had a chance encounter with the manager later and told him about this he did not apologize but rather said the young lady had not been feeling well lately! The implication was that it was OK to be rude to a diner if you are not feeling top notch - not very professional.

The bright spot was our waitress, Heather. She was excellent in providing friendly and efficient service. The menu is extensive and looks and feels like a chain restaurant menu. A restaurant this extensive is never a good sign as no restaurant can do a good job on that many dishes. It tells you that they have been per-prepared. In fact the final dishes had the look, feel and taste of Sysco.

One of us had the clams. That was a mistake. When presented they looked more like a clam scramble, sort of a mixture of clams and breading. They were very tough and had little taste. The side dishes were pretty common and uninspired. It also turns out they they did not have some of the ingredients for our first requested dishes and were out of our first requested wine.

If you are looking for a real fish restaurant, try someplace else.

  • Visited January 2013
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Eugene, Oregon
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30 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Okay fish house.”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 11, 2013

I thought it was okay for a fish house but nothing really specail. the fish was well prepared as where the chips. Service was exceptable but nothing specail.

Thank Vicky H
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Monticello, Georgia
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60 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“A good seafood restaurant”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 19, 2012

We were visiting the area and met friends here. The hostess was friendly and made sure we were seated as soon as the other couple arrived. The server was so helpful describing the dishes and recommending dishes. Food was great - service was great.

  • Visited December 2012
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Thank georgiapamtourist
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Reno, Nevada
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143 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
“Great Food & Great Service”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 14, 2012

If you're in to lettuce wedge salad, this is the best I have ever had! I would go back just for that. However, their ribs were delicious and the service was amazing.

Visited December 2012
Thank Star333
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