Magoo's Pub & Eatery

3.9
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67 Reviews
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$30 and under
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Irish
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, 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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3.9based on all time ratings
3.9
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4.0
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3.9
ambience
4.3
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SL
Baltimore
8 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Always a good time. Good food, good prices, good beer & cider.

OT
Pittsburgh
11 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

We loved the quiet, historic neighborhood Magoo's was in. The Pub was laid back and had a lot of food choices! I had the lamb burger and my husband had the Irish Toasted Cheese. Both were delicious and satisfying. The portions were just right and so was the price!

EJ
Baltimore
10 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and great ambiance, not to mention, the food was fantastic!

IB
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentines Day dinner with my husband. Loved the food!! Truly enjoyed the salmon and the pot pie. Delicious food. Wasn’t rushed. Relaxed and enjoyed some quality time with drinks and my SO. Must try.

KB
New England
4 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Great meal. Glad we made reservations as not a table left in downtown Frederick. Special event going on in town.

J
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Magoo's has a great selection of Irish Pub food and American favorites, with a great international bar selection. Cozy atmosphere. I would recommend Magoo's as I did this time. I also brought my mm, Aunt & Uncle here for Mother's day.

r
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cozy pub that serves a fantastic lamb stew.

JC
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as always!

g
Caribbean
22 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience3

We had 5pm reservation for 6 and one couple was a little late so we called and said we would be 5:15. The woman on the phone gave me a very hard time. Said they could not afford the delay. Said we better ‘push it’ when we got there. I never heard a place act like that. Then when we got there the place was virtually empty and when we left it was still empty.
The food and drink and our server were fine. It was this ‘boss’ on the phone that ruined Magoo’s for me.

m
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Nice Irish Pub in downtown Frederick. Good food, good beer, nice staff! Outdoor seating weather permitting.

WR
Washington DC
31 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We stopped in on our way to the Weinberg. Very Cozy. The guys loved the beer selection. The Cosmo was very good! Shepard's Pie was a hit for 2 of us. The other two split the Grilled Cheese and the Turkey Sandwich. Both were excellent. The apples were crispy and flavorful on both sandwiches. It is on our list to go back.

WM
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The food is fine and the waitress very attentive despite a large crowd on Saturday night. She made sure we were served and out in plenty of time to make our show at the Weinberg.

M
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall1food3service1ambience2

The owner is rude and the service is slow and not attentive at all.

JA
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tried a new place..Loved it! Food was very good, great service and ambiance! Looking forward to visiting again!

JB
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great time at Magoo's! Jennifer is a great host and the staff is awesome! Check it out for great food and a good time!

DT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It was a much smaller restaurant than I expected, but it was a real authentic Irish pub with good food.

k
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience2

Pretty good, we were happy.

OT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2018
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great meal. Enjoyed our time at Magoos. Busy night in Frederick so glad we got reservations.

MK
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience3

We went here for my wife's birthday (she likes informal places). Very nice service, extensive menu, good food and good beer. We're happy with our choice.

T
Washington DC
42 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food and very pleasant server. Will definitely go back.

PJ
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent burger supported by a good beer selection. The staff was friendly, attentive and helpful. We will definitively return again soon.

BM
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Magoo's is always great and never disappoints. Authentic Irish pub and cuisine as well as healthy options. Good beer selection with Guiness on tap. The chicken pot pie, crab dip, fish and chips and hot and crunchy chicken salad are favorites.

l
Washington DC
130 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2017
Overall3food3service4ambience3

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.

OT
Washington DC
37 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

B
Baltimore
26 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

OT
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2017
Overall4food4service3ambience3

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

OT
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2017
Overall5food5service4ambience4

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

OT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

PO
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

P
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2017
Overall4food4service4ambience2

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.

JR
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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 😊

M
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2016
Overall2food4service1ambience5

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

OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2016
Overall3food4service2ambience4

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.

U
Baltimore
136 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2016
Overall3food3service5ambience2

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.

v
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2016
Overall1food1service1ambience1

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

OT
New York Area
97 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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!

EM
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2016
Overall5food4service3ambience5

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.

OT
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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.

K
Washington DC
33 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

JG
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2016
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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