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McGrath's Fish House

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1036 Valley River Way, Eugene, OR
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 21:30
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I used to love coming to McGrath's with my mom. Every time she comes to Eugene, we always come for lunch or dinner, but today was much different. We didn't get checked up on ever. Just was brought our food and my mom had to call her over to get more endless prawns and again for our check. Today I... More 

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Columbia, Missouri
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125 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

Found a great place to eat. Kind of a little out of the way tucked in on a side road. Food was prepared great. Wife had seafood platter- said everything was cooked very well. I had seafood linguine. Plenty of 'seafood' in a great cream sauce with pasta cooked just right. Good size portions. Service was great. Server very knowledgeable... More 

Thank nuprofessor
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75 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

We've eaten here several times in the last year and have found the food OK, but not excellent. Tonight, that changed to really poor. The service was sliw and inattentive, the appetizer took forever and was close to inedible. The entrees were overcooked and cold. When told, the server said she would get a replacement, but it never appeared. For... More 

Thank Frank W
Bend, Oregon
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35 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

Actual place is Bend, OR. We frequent this restaurant about every 4-6 wks primarily for their Crab/Shrimp Louie salad, Chardo & sourdough bread. Usually prefer eating in lounge. Service is excellent as well as the food & bevs. It's out Go To each Fri during Lenten season.

Thank TommyHawk118
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016

We've been McGrath patrons since they came to Eugene. Last evening may be our last. The good: staff was clean, attentive and polite. Our fish, bread, clam chowder and potatoes were fine. There was no music where we were seated. The not-so-good: the salad contents have changed for the not-better and were sopping wet with soggy croutons. The cooked broccoli... More 

Thank India T
Eugene, Oregon
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31 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016 via mobile

This was once a favorite restaurant then 3 years ago the management changed and it has been downhill ever since. We have been here 3 times since that change. Two times there was a long wait and we could see empty tables. We got right in this time. The parking lot was very sparsely occupied. Service was slow, my fisherman's... More 

Thank Reswob
Eugene, Oregon
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56 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2016

We've been going to McGrath's for years and it has continued on a downward spiral over the last year especially. I ordered the Halibut Platter special and what I got was a paper-thin slice of 'halibut'? along with 2 pieces of batter dipped and deep fried which were about 2"x3" in size with approximately a 1" cube of fish inside.... More 

Thank Sunday1953
Tumwater, Washington, United States
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33 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2016

Service was great, food is very good. The salad that comes with the entrees is a meal in itself. Prices are very good for the quality of service and food.

Thank Colleen G
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41 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2016

I have consistently received great seafood at the Eugene Valley River location. The crab and salmon were excellent on my last visit and service is prompt and courteous.

Thank denniswa
Roseburg, Oregon
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2016

This place has definitely gone way way down hill. I can only assume it is management because I find the Medford one to be much better. This current management needs to be replaced immediately before it is too late. The place relatively deserted during rush hour. Red Robin has better fish and chips than this place.

Thank FifthRib

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1036 Valley River Way, Eugene, OR
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Eugene

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?