McGee's Irish Pub & Restaurant

4.8
132 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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MichaelK
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

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SamS
Charleston
2 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!

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KayR
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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AnnetteM
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!

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CINDYS
Richmond
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.

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SUEC
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.

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vipMeff44
Charleston
153 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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

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vipNurseJackieAugustaGA
San Francisco
21 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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johnb
Savannah
2 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our “go to” restaurants.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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MarkM
Charleston
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.

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JasonF
Charleston
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.

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vipAshleyR
Charleston
15 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

So I have been looking forward to dinner here for the past several years, unable to get a reservation on St. Patrick's Day. Last year due to covid was totally understandable and this year I made the res at the beginning of January. Followed up on Facebook after a post that started no reservations were accepted on St. Patrick's Day and received an email back stating that they simply weren't accepting any new reservations but ones already made would be honored. When we got there, walked past three line of people 15 minutes early for our 6:30 reservation, I was intentionally not met with eye contact and it was super awkward. When I finally was able to speak with someone I was met with a super rude tone, and you could sincerely tell the guy just didn't want to be bothered. I saw my name written on a note clear as day Ashley Rivera 3 6:30 I was like... Dude that's me right there. He looked at me and said "there's still a wait" okay whatever, that's expected to wait, I'm 15 minutes early. About 10 minutes later he calls my name and before sitting us down says "we don't accept reservations on St Patrick's Day going forward" seriously? I made it almost 3 months ahead of time. Needless to say, I was more than disappointed. The food was fine. The drinks were not accurate. We asked for 2 fingers of Jameson and were given a plastic shot cup. Not 2 fingers. But the service has ruined it for me and my family. We will not be returning again. Over $100 later, we were sincerely let down.

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LauraJ
Western NC
10 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Coach was awesome!! I would recommend this restaurant.

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SamS
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food and service. The staff took all safety precautions with masks, etc. Will be going back soon.

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Belee
Charleston
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were very impressed with our first visit to McGee’s! Everyone’s dinners were delicious and the desserts decadent. We came on the first Friday of the month to enjoy some Irish pub music, so we were a little disappointed that the singer didn’t know any Irish tunes. But he was a talented singer, and we enjoyed his music. Overall, a great experience.

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CharlesE
Charleston
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really enjoyed McGee’s Irish Pub and will definitely be going back.

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RayW
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere. Good food. For an Irish Pub in South Carolina it was pretty authentic.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
22 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent pub food! Great local find.

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KristenS
Charleston
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and the staff were friendly. We decided to give McGee's a try for Valentine’s Day but will definitely be coming back again! The prices were very reasonable too!

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BobbyC
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my new favorite restaurant! The Irish lamb stew was superb! Their desserts are awesome as well! Highly recommend this place!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience4

Food has declined since last I was here a few years ago. Will stick to the bar and skip the meals next time.

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EarlS
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere, food is always delicious and staff are always great. Really nice place to have a great meal

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vipRoney
Charleston
7 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best shrimp and chips around. Very large shrimp, so they were not overcooked.

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MacM
Charleston
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food to fit any taste. Great Irish Pub style menu. Best place around to get a great Guieness draft!!

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience3

It was just okay! We arrived and they did not recognize that we had a reservation even though it was booked over a week in advance. Service and food were good. Unlike some other restaurants, they did not do anything to make our special occasion “special”.

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jamieboy
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A Celtic Christmas was wonderful, great service, food, and entertainment!

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RichardW
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

McGee’s is and will always be our most favorite restaurant. The food is always delish, service is on point and atmosphere is awesome. No one around does it better than McGee’s! Check em out, you won’t be disappointed!

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ChrisJ
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. The pumpkin spice cheesecake was divine.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time dining here. We sat outside on the patio which was very nice. The food and service were excellent. Will definitely visit again.

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CourtneyC
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

As a first time customer, I would definitely recommend this tavern for a an authentic and delicious meal. The atmosphere was cozy and quiet. Service was great and beverage menu had a great selection. I recommend the Sheppard's Pie.

Looking forward to returning soon!

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Southernbound
Charleston
5 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was hot and favor full. Service was a tentative but not overwhelming. We had the hush puppies with lavender honey and also did the Irish Spring rolls. Both are outstanding. I did the short rib special which was both flavorful and enjoyable the wife did it Ruben sandwich I’ll be enjoy the very nice bottle of wine overall I would say that it was enjoyable meal.

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GAgrandma
Savannah
6 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Found this hidden gem while looking for a new spot to take out of town visitors - what a surprise! Food was delicious, Tevin our server was attentive and gracious. We expected more of a bar-like feel but the food was really tasty and the menu very diverse. Loved hearing about the history of McGees. We will definitely be going back!

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Sharon42
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great food, service and atmosphere. Highly recommend to anyone looking for some Authentic Irish pub fare!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it. We are completely obsessed with HIMYM and this place was just perfect!

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food was great!

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Charley
Charleston
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

quite enjoyable and food very good service was great

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RayW
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food. Good beer. Good prices. Good atmosphere.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall2food1service2ambience2

The food was not good, they have changed something. I had the Irish stew which used to come with the lamb shank and a generous portion of meat and potatoes. Now, much smaller plate at higher price. The wife had bangers and mash which was inedible. The sausage tasted rancid. On top of this, their menu price did not line up with what was charged. We used to enjoy this place but I seriously doubt us going back.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Mexico City
10 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience4

No respetaron mi reservación.

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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 4.8 stars by 132 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.