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“Still a great bargain.” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Madra Rua

Madra Rua
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American, Irish, Bar, Pub
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Full Bar, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Summerville, SC
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274 reviews
191 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
“Still a great bargain.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2012

I visited the Madra again. I go there often for after office relaxation, but this time we ate supper. My, what a nice experience. I had the fish and chips. Great portions, cooked perfectly, and not overloaded with dipping (the outer covering). The fish was well seasoned, and was piping hot. My partner had the lamb stew, and was most delighted. Well seasoned, full of stuff, and the lamb was not overcooked. They must put the meat in just before serving it, as it was tender. Overcooked lamb is difficult even for a tiger to chew. We had a few beers, Guiness at the end, and they were cold and refreshing. The folks down there are always nice and courteous, even when overloaded. I hope the non smoking side grows to be the entire place. The one in Summerville has a better divider from Smokers to Non Smokers, and I think that is great. Summerville is about to make smoking inside totally prohibited. I'll be happy with that. Visit Madra whenever you want a good meal at a reasonable price. Happy Hours are packed.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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English first
Charleston, SC
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35 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Want to feel like you are in Ireland?”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2012

If this were downtown, there would be a line out of the door constantly.
'Great for sitting with your favorite person/people, drinking, eating, in an atmosphere that makes you feel like you are definetly in Ireland. The Shepherd's Pie is dangerous.

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Thank jennybuttah
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16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Best Brunch”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2012 via mobile

Absolutely live the Irish Eggs Benedict
And 2 egg breakfast was excellent.

But the SCONES are the only reason one needs to make eating at Madre Rua a must.

    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank Doug B
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southcarolina
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135 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
“OK Place”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2012

Go here sometimes with a couple mates. Dark inside. One half smoking other is non. You dont see the other half nor can you smell the smoke. OK food and beer selection. Typical kind of pub. a little confined, if not for separation would be big. Food good. Anyone in area should visit.

Visited September 2012
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Thank franklin2015
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North Charleston, South Carolina, United States
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21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Great Local Spot”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

Great Local spot for grub and a drink, good to meet after work. Food is above average and the staff is friendly!

Richard Frank

  • Visited September 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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Thank Richard F
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