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“Great atmosphere, wonderful food”
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: Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Full Bar, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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56 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Great atmosphere, wonderful food”
Reviewed May 9, 2013 via mobile

Went here with a coworker after a full day of meetings. Felt like I had "stepped across the pond". Good was great and the service was top notch. And the value for what we spent was great!

  • Visited May 2013
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1 Thank Mark B
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English first
Woodleaf, North Carolina
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64 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Great place for a pint or two”
Reviewed April 3, 2013 via mobile

Great Irish dishes. Husband had the Fish and chips, and he said it was excellent. I had the shepherd's pie and it was good and filling. Harps lager was cold and delish. We will go again when in the area.

  • Visited April 2013
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Thank tjsoyka
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Charleston
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“A new favorite!”
Reviewed February 28, 2013

Prime Rib Of Beef Sandwich - My husband and I went there today for the first time and loved it. When you walk in it is dark and cozy feeling. They have several personal private booths available which we thought was super cool. Our server was James and he was delightful! He was super friendly, gave us great info about the menu and food and we enjoyed meeting him. We ordered the prime rib sandwich, fries and the Shepards pie and a draft cider. It was all wonderful and very fresh. The fries were amazing, hot and crispy just as we like them. Thank you madra rua for such a great dining experience, we will be back.

  • Visited February 2013
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Thank Amanda Y
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Charleston, South Carolina
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32 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Best Irish Pub in Charleston”
Reviewed February 6, 2013 via mobile

Excellent and extensive bar menu with Irish beers (Guinness, Harp, Magner's, Murphy's, Smithwick's) and whiskeys (Jameson, Bushmills, Tullamore Dew)
Excellent fish 'n chips, Shephard's Pie, Irish stew, burgers, and roast beef/prime rib sandwiches.
Wonderful Irish/English pub atmospher with dark wood paneling, dark ceiling, professional soccer on the few TV's.
Great for lunch, after work, dinner, and Sunday brunch.

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1 Thank InkedCelticCross
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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97 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 175 helpful votes
“Like Stepping Into Ireland”
Reviewed January 7, 2013

Had a small, low-key bachelor party here in January 2013 because it is the grooms favorite bar. Very cool place – like stepping right into Ireland. The place just feels authentic with dark woods and low ceilings, bench seating in some areas. We took over a small back room themed around soccer (football) and asked if the staff could turn on the BCS Bowl Game (I’d expected them to say no because it was a soccer room, but the staff changed it for us).

Our group sampled a wide array of beers along with baskets of appetizers – mostly of the fried variety. Food was good pub food and portions were generous. I see why the bachelor likes this place so much. I would certainly be a regular if I lived in the area

  • Visited January 2013
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Thank Need2TravelMuchMore
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