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McGrath's Fish House

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3805 Center St NE, Lancaster Mall, Salem, OR 97301-2938
+1 503-485-3086
11:00 - 22:00
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Salem, Oregon
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It had been quite a while since we had been there due to mediocre service in the past, If our visit was typical, their service has improved markedly. Our server came to take our order quickly and was quick to respond to requests. Their prices are reasonable and the seafood is fresh (there is a chalkboard with the fresh fish... More 

Thank redjer70
Mill Bay, Canada
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98 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hotel staff member recommended McGrath's Fish House for dinner. Extremely friendly staff, good service, very disappointed in the meal. Vegetables served were luke warm at best, and although the waitress immediately apologized, and ordered more, my fish was eaten and the vegetables had still not arrived. Again, sincere apologies from the waitress and a Manager came to us immediately, also... More 

Thank Sandie Y
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37 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

Great all around food, for sure, but the chowder is what keeps me coming back year after year. The salmon is great, fish and chips, sandwiches, calamari... I don't recall ever having a bad meal there. But, seriously, try the chowder.

Thank Dirk B
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15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

I've only eaten the fish and chips here. Fresh fish hand battered and fried to perfection! Malt vinegar, and a side of chowder you can't go wrong... or find better.

Thank bigfire333
salem, Oregon
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76 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017

We have always gotten good food. However, we have called in for reservations only to find out we were forgotten on special occasions. Sometimes there will be a number of tables open and lots of people waiting, most likely because they did not have enough servers. Servers are good but can be slow.

Thank travelersalem_Oregon
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57 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2017 via mobile

In town for business and traveling by myslef. The service friendly. I had the Chinook Salmon. It was very good with lots of flavor. I went back again and had a good experience agian. 4 stars.

Thank TexasBuckeye1
Salem, Oregon
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

I love the clam chowder and also the bread. It is really good. I also like there sesame chicken with the honey mustard to dip ot in.

Thank Tbz Z
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27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

We attempted to try McGraths again after a couple of bad experiences.....however, after we were seated and waited for 15 minutes while several passing waitresses never addressed us we walked out. My husband let the hostess know that we were never approached so after this last bad experience with service and food in the past, we will not get anymore... More 

Thank V883RYlynns
Salem, Oregon
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100 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 February 2017

We recently had our 15th Wedding anniversary and decided we wanted to head over to our local McGraths. We decided to eat tin the bar area and it had been awhile since we were in. My wife and I had a great night, it was a little slow so the staff kidded around with us, asked about our marriage and... More 

Thank JeffD915
Salem, Oregon
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53 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 February 2017 via mobile

3rd time there in a month and each time is worse than the time before. I always get the same thing, so it's either the food or the service. Cody in the bar is fantastic if you can get him as a waiter, but no so much for the rest of the staff behind the bar. Not personable nor motivated... More 

Thank Christa M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3805 Center St NE, Lancaster Mall, Salem, OR 97301-2938
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Salem
  • Phone Number: +1 503-485-3086

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