McGrath's Pub

McGrath's Pub, Harrisburg: Hours, Address, McGrath's Pub Reviews: 4.5/5

McGrath's Pub
4.5
11:30 AM - 2:00 AM
Monday
11:30 AM - 2:00 AM
Tuesday
11:30 AM - 2:00 AM
Wednesday
11:30 AM - 2:00 AM
Thursday
11:30 AM - 2:00 AM
Friday
11:30 AM - 2:00 AM
Saturday
12:00 PM - 2:00 AM
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Great food, drink, and a rustic, authentic pub atmosphere Authentic pub draughts, freshest microbrews, spirits and cocktails If you're frisky for whiskey or pulling a few pints - for an authentic pub experience in downtown Harrisburg, McGrath's is the spot. We have dozens of taps continually rotating new selections and several pub standard taps for Guiness, Harp, Smithwicks, and ciders.
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Goaltender32
Bethel, CT138 contributions
Downtown Harrisbug, small "local" pub, tables and room at the bar. TV's for viewing what's on sports wise. Friendly and attentive staff, good selection of beer, wine and cider....comes out cold and delicious. Also, it comes in FULL pint glasses and that's always good! Had the Duck boxty, came out fresh and hot, delicious...sort of like a seasoned stuffing with the duck on top, with a side dish. My wife had the Fish & Chips which was also very good and unusually was salmon, instead of the usual cod! Huge portions. Parking in a lot across the street....which was free for us after 5PM on weekend....other times, not sure?
Written 4 July 2021
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William A
Camp Hill, PA142 contributions
McGrath’s Irish Pub in downtown Harrisburg was destination for lunch on Friday 11/29/2019. Black Friday this year was a cold day, and working downtown I was in need of a great lunch to satisfy and warm me up - McGrath’s did not disappoint. I started off with a big bowl of French Onion soup which was excellent because not only was the flavor great, but whatever cheese was on top was cooked to perfection and thankfully easier to eat than most others I’ve had because the cheese was stringy but not ridiculous. My main course was the Boxty Burger which combined with my Guinness, was just amazing. The Boxty Burger is simply wonderful: ½ pound beef, bacon, and fried egg sitting on top of the traditional Irish potato pancake (boxty). The service is great and the atmosphere is cozy. I highly recommend the Boxty Burger - it is a transcendent experience for burger lovers. McGrath’s has a long history of server amazing food - definitely go because this is no ordinary Irish pub.
Written 8 December 2019
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Shirley E
Fairport, NY130 contributions
Couples
We ate here on a Saturday evening around 7:00 and it was quite empty, there was only about 10 other people. If I hadn’t read the good reviews I might have considered finding a different place eat. I’m glad we didn’t! The food and service were both very good. My husband and I both ordered the fried chicken, grilled cheese sandwich with tomato and a spicy chipotle dressing. It was a bit greasy but delicious! The fries were homemade and delicious as well. Definitely worth the stop at McGrath’s!
Written 25 August 2019
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John T
Cebu City, Philippines1,068 contributions
Solo
Well, it could take awhile to work my way through the craft beers, and take in whatever golf is on tv above... but that's ok. Hmmm, 1st choice was fantastic, look forward to tomorrow when i can try 1-2 more drafts. Comfortable place, has a menu too if you're hungry, simple and not too loud. Better than I expected.
Written 14 June 2019
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Degenerate_Scholar
73 contributions
Business
Found this place by chance while on business in Harrisburg. It was fairly busy for a Tuesday lunch - mostly state worker crowd. Sat at the bar and enjoyed a wide selection of beer on tap - they had an even wider bottle selection. I settled for Smithwicks on tab because I have a meeting later in the day. Ordered a sandwich which was tasty (the Ryan). Service was prompt and friendly. I sat at the bar for about 2 hours as I was in between appointments and was completely comfortable, unmolested, and the staff checked in with me on regular intervals. Didn't feel rushed or ignored.

Would return.
Written 12 May 2019
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Treelichen
Slippery Rock, PA13 contributions
Business
Every time I have to travel into Harrisburg, my must go spot is McGrath's Pub. My trip won't be complete without ducking in there for a beer or two. There are more craft beer selections down the street, but I always find something on draft at McGraths that I want to drink, and I want to drink there. The bar and restaurant exude years of ma and pa, utilizing the tight storefront space year after year to the inch. The upstairs bar is where I always gravitate to, with a great little hodgepodge of rooms and even a small outdoor patio. It's like nesting favorite spots when you walk in and then upstairs.

Their curry wings were on special during one of my visits, and they nailed the curry sauce. It's a great place to grab a bite as well. The previous bartender is now the owner of this establishment, which makes me love this place even more. I love success stories.
Written 20 March 2019
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George M
Lebanon, PA28 contributions
Couples
We were in Harrisburg to see the governors mansion and stopped downtown to walk around and see the area. We checked at a couple of places to eat and when we opened the door to Mcgraths, we knew it was the place to stop. Lunch time crowd on a Wednesday and we found a table in the bar area.

The atmosphere is friendly with a variety of people from business men and women to shoppers. Service was quick and attentive by the bartender even though she had a bar full of people.

I had a bowl of their chili and my wife had the shepards pie. Food arrived quickly and was hot. The chili was tasty with a good mix of beans and meat in a tomato based liquid. I have learned to ask how chili is made after having a couple of experiences with what looks like a gravy based chili that for me does not look or taste very good.

The shepards pie was in its own crock and was nicely presented. A light crust of mashed potatoes and rich gravy with lamb and vegetables with good flavoring.

Mcgraths has a great selection of Irish and craft beer on tap and a decent menu with reasonable prices.

We have put this place on our list to return to in the future.
Written 13 December 2018
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Jurgen P
Highland Park, IL616 contributions
Business
Well located with a very nice decoration and good service. The food is average and the drinks are just OK. Good beer selection.
Written 11 October 2018
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Paulie.b
Kilkenny, Ireland21 contributions
Couples
Fantastic bar busy bar staffed by friendly and efficient staff .
Checked in to nearby crowne plaza , walked up street and saw inviting looking Irish pub on a Friday early evening .

Previously passed a couple of ok looking bars loudly proclaiming their happy hour specials , but resisted !!

We were drawn to McGrath's by loud laughter and a packed bar of happy customers .

Great happy $2 yueling bottles went down great !!!
Written 14 September 2018
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Ken V
Maryland183 contributions
Friends
We went looking for someplace to grab a beer and some lunch before the game. It was kind of funny to see how few place were open. We stopped here. Service was good. Big soccer crowd so that was interesting. Food was Ok and service was pleasant and attentive. The waiter worked the entire area.
Written 12 August 2018
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McGrath's Pub is open:
  • Mon - Fri 11:30 AM - 2:00 AM
  • Sat - Sat 12:00 PM - 2:00 AM


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