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“Excellent” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of McCarthy's Restaurant

McCarthy's Restaurant
Ranked #3 of 100 Restaurants in Stowe
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American, Irish
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Restaurant details
Good for: Kids, Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget, Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Ashland, Massachusetts
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40 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Excellent”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 18, 2013

We ate breakfast at McCarthy's on a recommendation. It is clean, the wait staff is super friendly. They are very kid friendly and our breakfasts were delicious. There was a nice variety offered and everything was very good. This will be a standard breakfast destination when we visit Stowe.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 5 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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1 Thank Beantowntrekker
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English first
England, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“pancake heaven!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 12, 2013

Read about it,tried it,loved it ! My hubby and i stayed in stowe for 4 days and we had breakfast here every morning. The blueberry pancakes were light and fluffy. My eggs,which i had with various accompaniments were cooked perfect for me. The staff were very friendly and cheerful,even when busy. We were even given a little gift on our last day,as through chatting to us a couple of the staff knew that we were on a trip for our silver anniversary. would definately visit again!

  • Visited November 2013
    • 5 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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1 Thank Sandra F
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88 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Great food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2013 via mobile

Had a wonderful breakfast here. Service was excellent and the pancakes and French toast were incredible. Yes, it is cash/check only but thanks to fellow Trip Advisors, I didn't have to worry and had cash. I have never written a check at a restaurant. Plenty of parking. Would go back.

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Thank Stephheel
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London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Our breakfast choice”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2013 via mobile

Despite being told the Dutch Pancake Cafe was THE place for breakfast in Stowe, we decided to try this local joint with its huge range of breakfast choices. Busy with locals, very friendly staff, and reasonably priced tasty food, we think McCarthy's maybe the gem of breakfasts in Stowe.

Visited October 2013
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Parkesburg, Pennsylvania
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105 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Meh.”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2013

They only accept cash or check, which is kind of annoying for a traveler, they do offer an ATM to get cash, however they charge a $2.50 ATM fee (which other restaurants in the area refund you on, if you have to mac money). Our waitress was not very nice and barely came around. I don't think it helps that there is any organization to this place, the waitresses all seem to have to run every aspect of the restaurant (hostessing, cashier, smoothie maker) and they don't seem to have decent set areas (our particular waitress not only had our corner of the restaurant but the other side of the place as well, something that other waitresses had to deal with as well). Food was decent but not great. It's okay.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Nicole K
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