McGee's Irish Pub & Restaurant

4.7
128 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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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.8
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4.6
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4.6
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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MarkM
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
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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AshleyR
Charleston
11 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
8 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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SamS
Charleston
1 review
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
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
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
1 review
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
21 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
1 review
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
1 review
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
New Orleans
4 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.

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

No respetaron mi reservación.

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vipCutyger86
Charleston
66 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Just average - not much to say about it. Wasn’t great but wasn’t bad either.

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Kimmy
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this place! Some of the best food in town, made better by incredible staff.

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BuddyH
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Would like 100% Celtic music played at all times and bands starting earlier at happy hour.

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MelissaM
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food! Excellent service!! We will go back again!!

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Daughter’s 23d birthday

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BuddyH
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All great! Loved Celtic music which is a must for the complete experience.

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Onupolarbear
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

a great local standby. honest food, good service, reasonable prices. on "non live music nights" noise level is great for conversation or just a quiet meal. On music nights, the sound level isn't terrible, but it's hard to have a conversation.

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NormaP
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious. It has been a few years since I have visited Corbett McGees and I am so glad I went. I'll definitely be back. The Celtic Dragon Eggs were delicious (if you like pimento cheese) and the basket of fresh bread was great. I had the fish and chips and the serving was more than I could eat. My niece had the shrimp and grits and it looked scrumptious. I didn't try them but they looked like the type of shrimp and grits I would eat. I don't like just any shrimp and grits. The portions were large. Everyone got a to-go box. The service was great. Our server was courteous and stayed right on top of keeping our glasses filled but wasn't overbearing. We went around 6 pm on a Saturday so it was before the rush but there were several patrons already there. Parking around back is limited but you can always park around front. I definitely give our overall visit 5 stars. I'll be going back.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience4

The only complaint I have is the reservation I made on Open Table didn't make it to the restaurant.

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GingerC
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Food was great. One if the best veggies I've ever eaten at a restaurant and I'm not usually fond of veggies. Only complaint, we had to keep asking for refills on drinks, esp. coffee.

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 128 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.