About Magoo's Pub & Eatery

Magoo's is an authentic Irish Pub & Eatery in Historic Frederick, MD. Our warm atmosphere, fine food and friendy service will "warm your heart and lift your spirits!" From traditional Irish-American favorites to our appealing "Skinny Leprechaun" menu, you will find something to love.

Magoo's menu favorites include Maeve's Chicken Pot Pie, Grilled Salmon, Steak Frites, to outstanding burgers and tasty salads. Homemade soups and luscious desserts will make you a regular. Our experienced team knows Frederick and will make you feel right at home. Stop by for a pint and some Irish craic!

Serving light breakfast starting at 8am, lunch and dinner daily PLUS Brunch an Saturdays and Sundays!
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1-A W. 2nd Street
Frederick, MD 21701
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Irish

Hours of Operation:


Brunch:
Saturday & Sunday: 9:00am -2:00pm

Breakfast, Lunch, & Dinner:
Daily: 8:00am - 10:00pm
Bar open until Midnight

Cross Street:
N. Market St.

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(301) 378-2237

Website:
http://www.magoos-frederick.com/

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Outdoor dining, Weekend Brunch

Magoo's Pub & Eatery Ratings and Reviews

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3.7

Overall Rating

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3.8

service

3.7

ambience

3.7

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

87% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (32)
Great for Lunch (16)
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Late-night Find (10)
Casual (9)
Great for Brunch (8)
Kid-friendly (7)
Great for Outdoor Dining (6)
Fun (5)
Cozy (5)
Hot Spot (5)
Good for a Date (5)
Comfort Food (4)
Fit for Foodies (4)
Great Beer (4)
Bar Seating (3)
Happy Hour (3)
Special Occasion (3)
Authentic (2)
Good for Birthdays (2)
Business Meals (2)
Creative Cuisine (2)
People Watching (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
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Sunday Lunch (2)
Local Ingredients (1)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Healthy (1)
Live Music (1)
Live Sports (1)
Good for Anniversaries (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
Outstanding Value (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Romantic (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
Worth the Drive (1)
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined 3 days ago

Good. burger and sandwich place. They had a good selection of beer including IPAs too. Service was very good and attentive and accurate. Plenty of room for our group of ten on a Monday night, although I hear it gets crowded the rest of the week.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Had a great meal last night. Very good atmosphere and excellent service. Food was served hot and prompt. Great Irish Pub feeling.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on August 19, 2017

Nice surprise! In Frederick for a meeting and had a fun casual dinner. Staff very friendly and happy. Killer fries were outstanding.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual, Cozy
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 3, 2017

Great to have live music while drinking a Guinness. Chicken pot pie was a winner.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on May 6, 2017

You feel like you walked into an Irish pub in Ireland. Try the Shepherd's Pie or Chicken pot pie.

Tags: Authentic, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Bar Seating
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 29, 2017

Everything from the service to the food was excellent! We had a group so we had the crab cakes, bangers and mash, fishwish sandwich, burgers and quesadillas! The waitress was wonderful even put up with 2 messy kids who kept spilling drinks! Would definitely go back! One note the food takes a bit to come out so if your in a hurry it might not be the best option!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Kid-friendly, Fun, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Paleo Friendly, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Happy Hour, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Outdoor Dining, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Brunch, Quick Bite, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Gluten Free Options, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Authentic, People Watching, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for a Date, Romantic, Great Beer, Healthy, Bar Seating, Late-night Find, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on March 18, 2017

Wanted to celebrate St. Patrick's Day on Saturday after the crowds. So chose a cozy neighborhood gem to share brunch with a neighbor. Food and service was great and very reasonably priced. My neighbor and I really enjoyed our time there. The restaurant is very comfortable and relaxing but with an air of fun. It would be a good place to go before theatre performances too. I'll be coming back soon.

Tags: Great Beer, Comfort Food, Outstanding Value, Great for Brunch, Cozy, Late-night Find, Happy Hour, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Great for Lunch, Quick Bite
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 20, 2017

Nice little Irish-themed pub. Had several authentic Irish dishes on the menu. But had other food as well. 4 of us: 1 had fish & chips, 1 had salad with blue cheese & chicken, 1 had white pizza , 1 had mussels in garlic butter sauce w/ house salad. All meals great with no complaints. We were impressed that a little, local, neighborhood watering hole/eatery handled such varied menu items all equally well. Service was perfect: right there, but not intrusive while we were having a get-together of old friends who hadn't seen each other in over a year. By the time we left around 7:30 PM, noise level was definitely climbing. Table next to us had a family with youngster, so works for families though it is definitely a pub/bar.

Tags: Cozy, Great Beer, Neighborhood Gem, Casual
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 16, 2016

Great atmosphere , Awesome food selection, from apps to main to desserts!! Everything was hot and tasty on a COLD festive evening. Especially enjoyed the Hot Buttered Rum!!
Will definitely be going back soon 😊

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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 3, 2016

It took 1 & a half hours to get our food. ( sadly The usual time is still 45min. To 1 hour)

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on October 29, 2016

Overall our experience was good, but everything took too long. We waited over half an hour for our food and it wasn't that crowded. We were late for tickets we had to the theater so we had to ask about the status of our food. We also asked for separate checks. Our waitress had to hand write each check and break out a calculator to calculate the total and tax for each person. The menu felt a little off theme for an Irish pub (i.e. Potstickers and dumplings). I think the menu is too large for their small kitchen.

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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 3, 2016

We ate at Magoo's based on the 5 star rating on Open Table.

There were only two couples in the restaurant. The service was good and all were friendly. But, this is a nice local bar not a 5 star restaurant. There is no wine list and the choice of wine is limited to house brand. The food we ordered was good, but be prepared for an Irish themed local pub not a 5 star restaurant.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 1, 2016

We made our reservation and after we arrived, the hostess informed us that she was overbooked and couldn't honor the reservation

The hostess was abrupt and somewhat loud, poor interpersonal communication skills

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 16, 2016

Passing through on business, used to OpenTable app to find supper - a great selection. Cozy, no pressure atmosphere to enjoy my Harp in. Despite visits to other Irish pubs, never saw boxty on a menu. Really enjoyed it! Hope my travels take me through Frederick soon again!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 13, 2016

Wife and I had a night away from the kids and didn't know what to do with ourselves, so we figured we'd try something new for dinner . She had the spicy crispy chicken (or something like that) and I had the Dublin Coddle, which is like a white wine garlic seafood stew. Oh and a couple Black & Tan's of course. Beer was cold, food was tasty. We'll be back.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Dallas)·Dined on July 16, 2016

Great pub experience. Food was very good and wait staff was nice and attentive. Bartender took our order and recommended a grapefruit shandy. We ordered a draft cider instead, but she brought us a taste of the shandy to try since she was changing out the keg. It was a good recommendation. Overall it was a great experience.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 9, 2016

Love this place. A little hidden off Market St but glad we found it a couple weeks ago. Have been twice and always great food, good drink selection and good service.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on May 15, 2016

Nice quiet venue for breakfast catching up with friend. Great bloody Mary's and crabby eggs!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 14, 2016

Food was great and nice Irish Bar. Very noisy but I guess that is somewhat expected for dinning in a true bar. Staff was pleasant, but could have been more freindly and fun especially considering it seems and looks like such a fun Irish bar.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 8, 2016

First time there and it really was a fun atmosphere. Tthe food was good and the wait staff were great and right on top of everything. We'll be back.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 27, 2016

Want to be transported to Ireland without the airport hassle? This is the place 8f you're near Frederick, MD. Cold beer on tap, nice servers, stick-to-your-ribs food. Highlight was the hot crab dip with a pint of Guinness. Nice example of what a neighbor bar should be. What more could you ask for

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on February 20, 2016

Showed up 5 min early for reservation. Told it was going to at least 20 mins to get seated. With theater reservation that wasn't going to work. Went to Jojos and it was great. Not sure they get how reservations work. Won't be back

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on February 5, 2016

Loved it! Great food & great service

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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on August 22, 2015

Overall my impression was, 'OK place', but that may have been due to the company I was with. The Shepherd's Pie I had was really just a decent Guinness Stew with lamb covered in mashed potato. It tasted good, but wasn't what the title said it would be. Several of us had one of their bread pudding for dessert, and it was terrible. Someone in the kitchen forgot how to make it apparently because my dish was essentially just old bread. There was no sauce involved at all. When they came to clear the dishes we pointed this out, but the management made no attempt to fix the issue. Too bad.

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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on July 11, 2015

I have been twice for dinner and have enjoyed all the food. Crab Dip is excellent with bread or on their French Fries. I have also had sandwiches both times and they were very good. Nice selection of beers and cocktails. We definitely dine here at least one time a month.

Tags: Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 7, 2015

Not a good customer experience. Our reservation were for 8:15 we were seated about 30 mins late, the owner was seating her friends and walk ins without reservations before our party. It took more than 20 minutes for our waitress to get our drink order. The Chieftain Burger was bland and poorly prepared, was supposed to have bacon... Had a couple of Bacon Bits (Literally). Lastly The Fish & Chips were obviously frozen fish out of a box... Overall not a good dining experience

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 26, 2014

If you want good Irish/American food this is the place. I usually have the lamb stew. Lots of meat potatoes, carrots and all the other ingredients that make up a good lamb stew. My friend had the Chicken Pot Pie and she was very pleased with what was presented to her. This is also the place to go for a Guinness.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 27, 2014

We go for the food. Good hearty fare. The beer choices also fit the bill.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on May 4, 2014

We went for brunch on a Sunday and the restaurant was 1/3 full. It took over an hour to get our food...definitely go if you have lots of time on a Sunday...if you need to be somewhere by dinner...skip it.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 3, 2014

After making a reservation on Open Table, the waitress "couldn't find my name" and wasn't at all worried about seating us. We were sent to the basement (literally, a basement). Eventually, we got a table upstairs. It's a small establishment but still service was poor. Waited for drinks, waited for food, no personality at all.

Tags: Late-night Find
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 8, 2014

We have never been disappointed at Magoo's. The chicken pot pie is one of my favorites and my husband usually orders the crab cakes.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 8, 2014

I came up from DC for a show. My date selected this place, it was pretty standard Irish Bar Food.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 1, 2014

Went here for my birthday dinner last weekend. Loud Irish music all night long with terrific beer on tap. We had the chocolate peanut butter porter and it was delicious. The service was pretty slow, but it was a crowded 1st Saturday in Frederick, so we did not expect quick service, even with a reservation. Food was tasty though a bit small on portion for dinner. Add on some sides & make sure to get an appetizer. Soak in the music and have a few beers with friends.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Late-night Find
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 21, 2013

Very good Irish food. Pub style, not fancy.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 16, 2013

Picked a new location to try on Saturday night in our home town. Showed up on time. Place was packed. Was told to wait in the downstairs for the table to open up for approx. 10 minutes (which is a basement with a bar). Waited 30 minutes only to find another party was also waiting for their table. After no one checked on us, we inquired on when the table would be ready. The waiter could not give a time, only to say he did not think any of the tables were leaving due to the band that had started. In the end we abandoned our effort to try the new restaurant and left for a restaurant that we knew we could depend on. Sorry to say we did not get to try the food, it looked delicious as it passed us by.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 9, 2013

Went in on a Saturday night - great casual atmosphere. Our server was very friendly. The guys loved the college games and the beer. Food was great.. Would like a little more of a wine selection since I'm not a beer drinker....but we will be back.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on August 30, 2013

The menu includes a good balance of Irish items with pub food. There were some good beers on tap. Different baseball games were on the televisions and the staff was friendly and helpful. The food was hot and tasty. This was our first visit; we'll return.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on August 17, 2013

Had great entertainment. It was fun singing along with the duo that was providing the music.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 20, 2013

this was a very cute restaurant. My GPS got us a little lost at first and when i called they didn't seem to really know where i was but we eventually found it. We walked in and there was a group of musicians playing which i guess they do thurs nights and weekends. We ordered and the food was amazing. I got the shepherds pie, it was not what i was used to but so much better then anywhere else I've been. My boyfriend had the fish and chips which he loved. The only complaint we had was that they only had fans running and it was a bit on the warm side.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Richmond)·Dined on June 6, 2013

Excellent food in downtown Frederick. Found parking close and enjoyed very good beer tap throughout the meal. Informal with TV's for sports viewing. A little bit of everything. Revisited again during the stay for all these reasons.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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