Mackie's Bar and Grill

3.9
145 reviews
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$31 to $50
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For true connoisseurs of good food, good friends and the perfect game - Mackie’s is where you’ll find all three at their uncomplicated best. The joy of a melt-in-your-mouth, dry aged burger or steak, the fun of dinner in a friend’s house, the thrill of something really great, done right – it’s what we’re all about, and it’s what we recreate with every meal we serve, every cold beer we pour, and every guest we welcome.
Mackie’s is an official Green Bay Packers bar. All Packers games are shown with sound!
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MG
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I came in for lunch on Valentine's Day, and was seated promptly in the dining room. The staff were very professional, prompt, courteous, and attentive without being overbearing. I ordered the dry-aged burger (medium rare) with fries - it came out in a timely manor, and let me tell you that it was probably the best burger that I've ever had. The meat is so tasty and it was cooked to perfection, served in a brioche bun and comes with aged cheddar and sautéed mushrooms. DELISH! Also of note, the fries are boardwalk style and a perfect match to the burger. I left feeling full and satisfied after a great dining experience. Would definitely recommend, and I'll definitely be back.

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J
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 4

Smallish Salad with overcooked grilled chicken;


Burger still tops

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Charlotte
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

We have been to Mackie’s many times and have always enjoyed it - great American food with a few fun twists on the menu. We ended up here during restaurant week and honestly it was a little disappointing. Food took well over an hour getting out and one person in our group didn’t get the restaurant week menu, so he ended up waiting a very long time for a steak sandwich (however it did look quite delicious). Steak on the restaurant week menu was well seasoned, but pretty tough (even at medium temperature) - have gotten a great steak here several times before, so it may have just been the cut. The key lime pie was a hit as always. We will be back, but probably just for the regular menu when they are less slammed.

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AM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

Waited for almost 30 minutes after being seated and no one stopped by. Understand it was a busy night but don’t book a reservation if you can’t even check in on a table to let them know you’re busy. To add insult to injury, the surrounding tables were helped multiple times.

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VD
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Really enjoyed the House Tempranillo. Had a great filet and gnocchi. BF had the sirloin. Also good, but not as good as the filet. Both cooked exactly how I liked. His mashed potatoes were great too. Our waiter was a nice guy.

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L
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 1

Service was terrible. They forgot our drink orders and messed up our food orders. Some of our parties food came out and the others had to wait 30 minutes. I would not come here again.

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Jacksonville
4 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My companion and I got the shrimp and bacon appetizer, the mozzarella and tomato salad, filet mignon, rib eye, and red and white sangrias.
Everything was delicious and the service was attentive and friendly.

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o
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 4ambience 2

Flies everywhere, made the experience unpleasant.

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 2

Terrible. High end Steak House prices, low end Steak House quality and service.

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d
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 2

The bacon was very over cooked on the wedge salad. The steak was prepared very raw just the way I ordered it!

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t
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Color me unimpressed. The service was good but the food was just ok. My partner order the steak, and was pleased, but my meal was not as good. The Caesar salad had way too much garlic (and I'm a garlic lover!) I ordered the salmon with pecan crust and herb butter. When it came out, the herb butter was a frozen lump on top of the salmon, so never really melted. The server offered to take it take it back to the kitchen and put it in the oven for a few minutes. But, since i had ordered the salmon cooked medium and it came out well done, I opted to not bother with that because I didn't want the fish to dry out. The pecans were almost not noticed because there was just a sprinkling on the crust. The fish tasted good, but I was little let down by the entire presentation. Additionally, the dish came out with both mashed potatoes and rice. Two starch sides? Overall, it wasn't awful, but I probably won't be back.

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SB
New England
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Nice place and lots of options

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JR
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful dinner there Sunday night. A very warm, friendly place with great food and wine. The owner was very nice, local to Alexandria. The server was great. We had steaks, they were great!

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J
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 4

They have a great reputation, but something is not right at Mackies. Appetizers were mundane at best... Shrimp, hummus. My salad came out with mold covered, and I mean COVERED tomatos. They took the steak off my bill. Still ate the steak, I know, gross, and spent the night puking. Our service was decent. Has the restaurant changed ownership recently? All of my colleagues thought the meal was average, at best. Maybe the bar is great but the restaurant isn't? Be carefull at Mackies restaurant.

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MF
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Came for brunch with the parents and some friends and both had a great time, everyone was satisfied with their meal and had good brunch cocktails for a good price! Would definitely recommend for brunch.

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D
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food and service. If you are looking for a good steak in Old Town, this is the place.

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TH
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

The restaurant was closed upon our arrival. I did not receive any notifications regarding this issue. We dined at another restaurant instead.

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CN
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service! Our waitress was so attentive; not overly present, but kept our water glasses full and cleared dishes, but was not annoying or . She offered good recommendations and the steaks were perfect!

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 2

Mother’s Day brunch - 1:00 pm - server was fine but over one hour for our food to come out. Kitchen must have been understaffed. When we left a kitchen staff member practically ran my wife over to get out of the place!

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F
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 4

Restaurant is small but very nice. Good if you're on a date. The waiter we had was very friendly and attentive. The food was just OK to bad. We ordered 2 lobster bisque which cost $11/each. It was very runny and had a bitter after taste. Of course we couldn't finish it because it was that bad. For the main course we went with their award winning burger ( the burger was tasty but we ordered medium and it came out rare. Not medium rare but rare and because of it we couldn't finish our burger.) The other dish was the dry aged NY strip which was ok since it wasn't juicy at all ( medium was ordered but it came out a little more medium +) I had better steaks for that price $49. I don't think i'll be coming back or recommend anyone to go at this time.

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Birmingham
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I asked about a particular wine from Napa they did not have it but offered a phenomenal replacement. They took care of us and it was a fantastic meal.

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CN
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

Came up on app as good for burgers and that is all we wanted. Not much on the outside. Not much on the inside. Bar area is separated from dinning area from by glass door. Kitchen area is separated from dinning area by plastic curtain. No one there on a Wednesday night. Told us they won recent local contest for burgers. Just want we wanted. However, medium there is apparently red all the way from first bite. I always thought it was medium rare. But, I ate it. Not bad. Just not the 4 star I expected from the app. Saving grace: waiter was great and other staff friendly.

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K
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

We were a little put off by the sports bar atmosphere when you walk in, but once in the back actual restaurant room were fine. Food was surprisingly good - 2 different shrimp pasta dishes and the hanger steak were pronounced delish. Service very attentive. We will return!

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CC
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Very nice and cozy for our Valentine's date as my boyfriend lives in Florida and we try to visit monthly to each other's destination. Our steaks were wonderful and our waiter was very service-oriented and down-to-earth at the same time.

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Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Fantastic service and food.

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Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 5

I chose this restaurant based on reviews and recommendations. The drinks, the desert and the shrimp were excellent. The main courses were awful. The Salmon was were overly salty, the steaks had very little taste and were unevenly cooked. Thank goodness for our appetizers, drinks and desert. It seems that Mackies is more of a BAR.

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San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 4

The steak was so tough you could barely cut with a knife. The Caesar Salad needs to be significantly updated, very bland. We had high hopes since the restaurant was recommended but unfortunately the food was fair at best.

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m
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 1

The food was expensive. The kitchen staff was loud - talking and laughing. Cooks and dishwashers walked back and forth through the dining room throughout dinner. After dinner, we found the owner/manager to complain, he could not be bothered to even get up off his chair at the bar. Save your money and have a better experience somewhere that does care.

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Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2017
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

Excellent service by attentive and helpful wait staff. Small metered parking lot across the street. Very cozy atmosphere at first, but other patrons wanted the door closed that separated the dining room from the bar because of crowd noise. Completely changed the vibe and the dining room became cold. Disappointed in the main course for the price. Steak was tough as leather. It could have been an off night due to the cold weather. Appetizer (sushi), sides and desert were excellent.

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TD
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2017
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

We went to celebrate a Christmas birthday, so glad they were open. The bar was busy but the dining room was quiet. We enjoyed a great meal with good service.

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B
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The food and service were excellent. The pacing was not rushed.

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QS
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2017
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Good pick if you’re looking for a steakhouse in Alexandria. Casual place to get a great steak but a bit pricey for the overall experience.

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F
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2017
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was delicious! Our table ordered 3 filet mignons which came cooked to order and we had one order of the shrimp scampi. For dessert, we had key lime pie. We will definitely return and it was a perfect location if you plan on going to the MGM hotel.

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Washington DC
47 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2017
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server Stephen made lunch at Mackie's very special. The hamburger and daily special tuna sandwich were delicious. Side salad and/or fries were fresh and tasty. I'll be back soon!

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G
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2017
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

just a nice quiet, well prepared dinner. The highlight was our waitress, Honey.

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Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

I had a 6pm reservation for a friend and I to meet during restaurant week. We were seated immediately. The menu choices available to us was quite large. Our server was fantastic and the food was delicious. This was our first time dining here and we'll definitely return again!

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B
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2017
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Get the Bulgogi hoagie. You won't be sorry! Excellent wait staff.

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LA
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2017
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Food: Went for the aged beef burgers; had read they were outstanding. Although good, not extraordinary. Nice bun and seasoned appropriately. Filet was tasty but plating and presentation were very strange. We chuckled if off because it was so weird looking! Tuna tartar was good; sweet potato chips were soft. Had to return the lobster bisque--way too salty!

Service: Server was nice and fairly efficient.

Ambiance: you walk through the bar to get to the dining room which was in the back; no windows. Cozy and clean. Very casual place even if prices don't suggest it.

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OT
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Pretty good food amazing

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Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The good at Mackie's was delicious and well priced; and the service was fantastic!

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