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McGee's Irish Pub & Restaurant

4.7
4.7
156 Reviews
$30 and under
Irish

Tucked into the heart of downtown Anderson, SC, McGee's Irish Pub & Restaurant offers a distinct alternative to regular eating and drinking establishments. Diversity is the key to McGee's special appeal. Business people appreciate the quality of our menu served in our private meeting room. Others prefer to linger, quietly enjoying the evening and forgetting the world outside. We offer a wide selection of ales and lagers, with a seasonal specialty brew always on tap to please the "stoutest" of beer enthusiasts. Our bar also offers an extensive list of top shelf scotches, Irish whiskies, and cordials.
However, the real pleasure of visiting our pub comes from our kitchen. McGee's Irish Pub's kitchen staff offers top quality, full course meals and table service on par with upscale dining restaurant in the region at a fraction of the price. We also feature an 80+ wine list designed by owner & Wine Spectator Award winner John Benca.

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Booked 6 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Irish, European, American

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sun 11:00 am–3:00 pm Lunch Tue–Sat 11:00 am–4:00 pm Bar Tue–Thu, Sun 11:00 am–10:30 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–11:00 pm Dinner Tue–Sun 4:00 pm–9:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (864) 261-6401

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Dixie Benca

  • Catering

    McGee's Irish Pub offers several options for caterings, special events, and private parties. <br><br> Off Site Catering: Our company has 13 years of catering experience. No job is too small. We can bring a variety of cuisines to any facility and can bountifully feed up to 1000 people in primative conditions. Please allow us to bid for you next corporate picnic, family reunion, or festival.

  • Private party facilities

    Private Pub Parties: McGee's Irish Pub is available to rent for rehearsal dinners, wedding receptions, business luncheons, breakfast meetings, or social gatherings of any kind. We have a central stage, a house sound system, projection equipment, & microphones for speaking. If special audio visual set up is needed, please advise when inquiring about an event. Prices vary depending on the day of the week and menu choices. Please call and ask to speak with our Events Coordinator for general estimates. The Private Room: Our private dining room is available for private dining up to 30 people. We offer our regular menu and no special arrangements need be made save for a simple reservation.

  • Private party contact

    Dixie Benca: (864) 261-6401

  • Neighborhood

    Anderson

  • Cross street

    Main St

  • Parking details

    We are flanked at our front & side by free city parking.

  • Entertainment

    Team Trivia Challenge every Wednesday @ 8pm. Live music every Friday featuring the best in Celtic, Folk, & World Music. Occasionally live entertainment on other nights of the week.

  • Additional

    Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 156 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • South Carolina

    Great for Brunch

  • South Carolina

    Neighborhood Gem

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  1. SH

    SandyH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Highly recommend McGee’s Irish Pub &amp; Restaurant!!!! Excellent food &amp; outstanding service!! The best homemade steak sauce ever!!! We drive over an hour to eat at McGee’s.

  2. DC

    DCF14450

    Charleston

    5 reviews

    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall2food1service4ambience4

    Great Beers on tap. The whiskey steak was terrible. No taste. Average quality beef. Had to ask if there were any specials. The cheese cake was not fresh and they advised against it. We went elsewhere for dessert.

  3. SS

    SamS

    Charleston

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food and service was great as usual. We try to come here everytime we're in town.

  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Local pub that has an inviting atmosphere. Located in a charming old building in historic downtown Anderson ! Outside dining space is the absolute best anywhere in Anderson!

  5. SC

    SCgirl0730

    Charleston

    20 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience3

    We made a reservation at McGee's as we enjoy Irish/Scots food and had not been here before. We were shown to a table that had no waitress assigned to it. After about a 15 minute wait we flagged the hostess who was surprised that we hadn't seen a waitress. The owner had filled out water glasses and that confused her. The owner came over apologized, said he would take care of us personally and took our food and beverage orders. The food came out and was hot and tasty but after waiting to be acknowledged we felt we were rushed out. There was definitely an issue with coordination that night. My husband said he'd go back but I'm not sure I would.

  6. MM

    MacM

    Charleston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Have dined here several times. Have never had a bad meal or bad service. Great food, great service!

  7. JG

    JohnG

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always happy with food choices & love the outdoor dining.

  8. JM

    JohnM

    Atlanta

    22 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Great people and nice atmosphere. Food was good. I had hoped for a Murphy’s but they don’t have- hard to find outside Ireland. Southwick’s special ale hit the spot.

  9. DS

    DamonS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great place to have a nice dinner. Food was great and the service was excellent.

  10. j

    johnb

    Savannah

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We have been patrons of McGees for years. It’s one of our favorite Anderson, SC dining destinations. It’s a 70 mile round trip for us but we come at least once per month.

  11. L

    Lesterdog

    Cleveland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Go here often for Sunday brunch. Employees always friendly, food served in a timely manner & always good.

  12. JH

    JohnH

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    WE REALY ENJYED OUR DINING EXPERIENCE. Restuarant was busy but our service from Gabby was excellent. She KEPT CHECKING ON US and was always responsive. Food was very good and plentiful. Our friends had never been there before and were very pleased by McGee's, in fact, they kept talking about going back all the way home.

  13. L

    Lucy

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    My sister was here from out-of-town so wanted to take her to a fun lace with good food! She loved it!

  14. K

    Kelleysea

    Charleston

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always a great meal at McGee's. Valentine's Day special made three meals.

  15. J

    Jwalton

    Des Moines

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    It was great place to eat and everything we ordered was good. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone!

  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always enjoy our experience at McGee’s! Fun atmosphere with great food.

  17. TG

    TonyG

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great service and one of the best meals ever in a restaurant! We couldn't have asked for a better evening. This is probably our 4th or maybe 5th Valentines at Mcgees and we will certainly be back. It's about time for another 7Nations visit!

  18. JP

    JohnP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I had the shepherd's pie and really enjoyed it. Have it with a good beer.

  19. SL

    ScottL

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2022

    overall2food1service3ambience4

    Let me start off by saying the service was very good, however the food was not good at all. "special" was steak and shrimp. I've never ordered a steak anywhere that came smothered in gravy. ordered medium and got raw. couldn't get past gravy anyway. wife ordered a blue cheese burger it was not edible either.

  20. B

    Belee

    Charleston

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    We reserved a table for six and we’re seated at a table with a large post right in between my chair and another guest. It was awkward and annoying to try and peer around the post to talk. I asked a waitress if we could move and she spoke with the owner who firmly told us all other tables were reserved (there were lots of empty tables at that point). But he did move our table a few inches away and that made it better. The food and service was excellent so I would highly recommend this restaurant.

  21. KH

    KimberlyH

    Charleston

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great experience. They went above and beyond to ensure we were cared for & even made special accommodations for my mother in law.

  22. H

    Highstandards1

    Atlanta

    122 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    122 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    We really enjoyed the great food, drink and service.

  23. SK

    StephenK

    Columbus

    13 reviews

    2.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on January 2, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience3

    They were out of several beers. The waitress seemed to be less than thrilled waiting on us

  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Enjoyed my birthday! Delicious as always!

  25. DK

    DonnaK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 19, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    It had been awhile since our last visit to McGee's, one of our favorite downtown restaurants. We were not disappointed. Great service, delicious food, warm atmosphere. And to top it off a visit with Santa!!

  26. MM

    MacM

    Charleston

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2021

    overall3food5service5ambience5

    Only gave a 3 star overall due to hostess not having our reservation when we got there. Put us at a table with a large pole on one side of it. Hostess was borderline rude!

  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 4, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We celebrated my son’s college graduation! I had always wanted to go here, and the place did not disappoint. I highly recommend it!

  28. MK

    MichaelK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 26, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Fish was fresh and crisp, fried were delicious, great selection of craft bers.

  29. SS

    SamS

    Charleston

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We try to eat here as often as we're in town. Great food and great service makes for a special time with my wife. thank You!

  30. KR

    KayR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food was amazing. Every dish was so exceptional. Nice atmosphere.

  31. AM

    AnnetteM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The atmosphere was a perfect pub atmosphere with the food and decor appropriately themed! The Irish Stew was terrific and we enjoyed the love musician!

  32. VS

    VanSike

    Los Angeles

    18 reviews

    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on October 1, 2021

    overall4food3service4ambience3

    It is what it is supposed to be. Stay for the live music.

  33. CI

    CINDYS

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2021

    overall3food2service2ambience5

    We may have just gone on an off night as far as the service went. After 10 minutes of waiting for our server to even come, she ran up to the table and asked if we were ready to order. No, what would like to drink first, or any appetizers. Just are we ready to order. Felt very rushed. There was a wedding rehearsal dinner going on and it seemed that was the important crowd to serve. The food was disappointing. My fish and chips were not very hot, my husband's bangers and mash was not what he was hoping, there were all sorts of extra stuff on top, he was expecting a traditional meal with onion gravy over the sausage and potatoes, but that was not to be. Our son in law liked his shepherds pie, and my daughter had a burger that she said was good. This is probably not be a go to place when we visit Anderson in the future. But we may try and give it another shot at some point.

  34. SU

    SUEC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great Irish pub experience and good food. Missed not having live music on the night I was there, but still enjoyed being there.

  35. M

    Meff44

    Charleston

    154 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    154 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Food and service were both great. We'll definitely come back. Live music was a bonus!!

  36. NJ

    NurseJackieAugustaGA

    San Francisco

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on May 2, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food was amazing!!!! The atmosphere and our waitress was great as well!!!!

  37. j

    johnb

    Savannah

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    One of our “go to” restaurants.

  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 27, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic service and phenomenal food! Our friends from out of town were blown away!

  39. MM

    MarkM

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 26, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I came for lunch about a yr ago and thought it was good but not great. We came St. Patrick's day weekend and were much more impressed. I had the fish and chips which was outstanding, my wife had the prime rib which was also huge and great. We took company there Friday night which was the best yet. I forget the name but the fried mushrooms and pimento cheese balls were great. I had the Swamp Fox burger which is one of the best burgers I ever had. My only complaints are the Pepsi products which isn't a big deal. We also didn't get to try dessert because the kitchen closed. That's not really a complaint because we got there later and the kitchen has to close sometime.

  40. JF

    JasonF

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 26, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our experience at McGees Irish Pub was outstanding. The staff went out of their way to help suprise my wife for our anniversary dinner. The beer was cold and fresh and the food choices were of variety and very authentic. I highly reccommend McGees for any kind of get together.

FAQs

McGee's Irish Pub & Restaurant offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (864) 261-6401.

McGee's Irish Pub & Restaurant is rated 4.7 stars by 156 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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Booked 6 times today
Google Map for McGee's Irish Pub & Restaurant

116 W Orr St Anderson, SC 29625

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Main St

  • Neighborhood

    Anderson

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sun 11:00 am–3:00 pm Lunch Tue–Sat 11:00 am–4:00 pm Bar Tue–Thu, Sun 11:00 am–10:30 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–11:00 pm Dinner Tue–Sun 4:00 pm–9:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Irish, European, American

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    We are flanked at our front & side by free city parking.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Dixie Benca

  • Entertainment

    Team Trivia Challenge every Wednesday @ 8pm. Live music every Friday featuring the best in Celtic, Folk, & World Music. Occasionally live entertainment on other nights of the week.

  • Additional

    Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (864) 261-6401

  • Catering

    McGee's Irish Pub offers several options for caterings, special events, and private parties. <br><br> Off Site Catering: Our company has 13 years of catering experience. No job is too small. We can bring a variety of cuisines to any facility and can bountifully feed up to 1000 people in primative conditions. Please allow us to bid for you next corporate picnic, family reunion, or festival.

  • Private party facilities

    Private Pub Parties: McGee's Irish Pub is available to rent for rehearsal dinners, wedding receptions, business luncheons, breakfast meetings, or social gatherings of any kind. We have a central stage, a house sound system, projection equipment, & microphones for speaking. If special audio visual set up is needed, please advise when inquiring about an event. Prices vary depending on the day of the week and menu choices. Please call and ask to speak with our Events Coordinator for general estimates. The Private Room: Our private dining room is available for private dining up to 30 people. We offer our regular menu and no special arrangements need be made save for a simple reservation.

  • Private party contact

    Dixie Benca: (864) 261-6401

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