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McGee's Irish Pub & Restaurant

4.3
80 reviews
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$30 and under
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Irish
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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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Irish, European, American
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Hours of operation
Brunch
Sun 11:00 am–3:00 pm
Lunch
Sat 11:00 am–4:00 pm
Dinner
Tue–Sun 4:00 pm–9:30 pm
Bar
Tue–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–10:30 pm
Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–11:00 pm
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Phone number
(864) 261-6401
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Dixie Benca
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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.
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Private party contact
Dixie Benca: (864) 261-6401
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Catering
McGee's Irish Pub offers several options for caterings, special events, and private parties.

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.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Main St
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Parking details
We are flanked at our front & side by free city parking.
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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 dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 80 People Are Saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
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food
4.3
service
4.2
ambience
4.2
value
Noise · Moderate
92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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3.0Dined on March 16, 2018

Although I enjoyed the Rueben sandwich, the fish and chips my husband ordered wasn't the best. The fish was a bit greasy and not the mild flavor I am used in with Cod for this type of meal. The noise level was a bit high as well even though I asked for a quiet location. Not the best choice for us.

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

Overall experience was great. We are going to be return diners.

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2.0Dined on February 17, 2018

I ordered sautéed spinach which was extremely salty. Two in the party ordered the $23 beef tips and shrimp special, both said the beef was tough and they pushed it off to the side. We had hoped that new cook and management would make it better but we likely won't be back as the food was nothing special.
Waitress was a bit on the haughty side.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Great Irish pub- great craic. Friendly staff, great food. We’ll be back.

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5.0Dined on January 31, 2018

Love this energy here, great wait staff, food was excellent. Very accommodating... Will always come back. Will always recommend

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4.0Dined on January 13, 2018

Fun evening celebrating an anniversary. Staff was friendly, crowd was large but noise level was surprisingly low.

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5.0Dined on December 30, 2017

always enjoyable.great food,great service, great atmosphere

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5.0Dined on December 17, 2017

John and Dixie and their team never cease to amaze me for the quality of food, wine and beer, service and ambience at Mcgees! After over a decade of going there, it just keeps getting better and better! If you do not live locally, they make it worth a short drive! Here's to another decade!

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5.0Dined on December 1, 2017

Great service and good food.

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5.0Dined on November 17, 2017

We found this place by accident but were pleasantly surprised upon arrival. The building was amazing, server was fantastic and food exceeded expectations. We will definitely be back!

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5.0Dined on November 12, 2017

Great ambience. Nice decor. Good food. The ceiling mural in the entrance hall is beautiful.

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4.0Dined on October 6, 2017

Very good restaurant, will definitely be visiting again.

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4.0Dined on September 30, 2017

We enjoyed the atmosphere and food very much.

The service was also very good.

We wanted to hear all Celtic music, both live and piped in. I understood from the waitress that they try to please everyone, as they had a wide variety of music. However, this is a Scots-Irish pub and people should expect Celtic music there or go somewhere else!

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4.0Dined on September 30, 2017

Shane did a good job for having only been at the restaurant for a week or so. Took some time to get going, but would definitely go back.

The Beer Cheese Soup was fabulous. Worth the trip on its own. Good flavor on the burgers, fish, and sides, but they lost a lot of heat between the kitchen and the table.

We went on a lazy Saturday. Loved the atmosphere of the restaurant. The bartender said that they had been in the building for 21 years (it was built in the 30's).

If in Anderson, plan a visit!!

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5.0Dined on August 21, 2017

We came to their eclipse party all the way from Pennsylvania and it was excellent. The food was fantastic and the staff couldn't have been nicer. They even started giving out free beer as the eclipse approached. We met the owner and he's was so warm and welcoming .

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4.0Dined on June 17, 2017

I was surprised that McGees was not full with plenty of tables available at noon on a Saturday.
Food was good, service was excellent. I was given the impression through Open Table that reservations were limited. Not true.

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5.0Dined on June 9, 2017

A group of 8 friends met for dinner and to see Seven Nations play live. The restaurant was very busy but that just gave us a chance to chat and visit with one another. The bar was VERY crowded and I think there was only one bartender so drink service was a bit slow. Our server Cathy (not sure if it was with a C or a K) was handling several tables and even with our large group, she was attentive and friendly. Everyone enjoyed their food and the folks who got the fish and chips were particularly impressed with the quality, quantity, and freshness of the fish. The corned beef and cabbage were also delicious. One of our party had the Reuben sandwich and commented on the bread being toasted but not grilled. Still, there were only a couple of to-go boxes filled. Seven Nations played for a bit over an hour and was as good then, if not better than they were when I followed them 20 years ago. A great time was had by all and we will go back.

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5.0Dined on June 9, 2017

Authentic Celtic pub feel. Great entertainment. Food is beyond pub grub, and is delicious.

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2.0Dined on May 26, 2017

Long time customer. Very disappointed. Won't go back to eat.

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2017

our waitress was friendly and helpful with great recommendations from the menu. Overall, a nice, place.

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5.0Dined on February 15, 2017

We love Mcgees for all occasions. The food and service are excellent. Wish they would bring back the Irish stew with braised lamb shank.

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5.0Dined on December 31, 2016

Spent New Year's Eve with dear friends here. Outstanding on all levels!

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4.0Dined on November 11, 2016

Good food with some different choices. Good location.

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4.0Dined on October 22, 2016

McGee's has demonstrated by its longevity to be a downtown eating establishment survivor, providing a solid pub menu accented with several higher end selections such as salmon, steak, and specialty dishes. Food is consistently good to very good for a price point of $ to $. They have a small but welcoming bar space and serve a wide diversity of beers, wines, and whiskeys. Their live musical entertainment primarily on the weekends is always exceptional favoring Celtic genres but not without exceptions ie bluegrass, blues folk, etc. The groups ate announced well in advance and seating as well as standing room is often a premium.

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5.0Dined on August 27, 2016

I always enjoy dining at McGee's. Excellent service and wonderful food again this evening.

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4.0Dined on August 20, 2016

We went to McGees for a late date night. We arrived as the kitchen was closing and they were happy to seat us and take our order. Food was amazing! Great beer choices, extensive wine list, great menu. We had to try some Irish favorites and they were terrific. A cut above what we have had before from an Irish pub. We will definitely be back.

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5.0Dined on August 2, 2016

No matter what the occasion, you could not choose a better place! The food, the service, the atmosphere, is consistently impeccable and makes any occasion an outstanding dining experience ! After 11 years of going there, they continually raise the bar!

~ Karen Mogab

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2.0Dined on July 19, 2016

Food was good
Atmosphere was ok a little loud for me but I don't hear very well
Service was poor. It's was my wife's bday so a big deal for the family
My wife was literally cutting a bite of her steak when the waitress came with the check and a to go box. No complimentary piece of birthday cake. We were not even asked if we wanted dessert.

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5.0Dined on June 21, 2016

The waitress was very nice. The food was great love the atmosphere. We would definitely be coming back to this place again soon

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5.0Dined on June 4, 2016

We were very impressed with the opentable. The waitress was waiting for us and knew we had a reservation. Our waitress was very attentive and answered all of our questions and made great suggestions. The portions were very good. We will definitely return and use opentable for reservations.

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3.0Dined on May 27, 2016

We had the wrong McGee's. We went to the McGee's in Acme, Michigan - have no idea where this McGee's is located - obviously screwed up so apologies to the restaurant.

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2016

We thoroughly enjoyed our night at McGees, including playing trivia. We'll definitely come again.

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5.0Dined on May 7, 2016

The food was better than expected. We ordered appetizers, wine, beer and main dishes. Everyone ordered something different and everyone was very pleased with their dish. We went on the Saturday of Mother's Day weekend to avoid the Sunday crowds. The service was very good. Our server was new and we understood that even when she would pull in help to clarify things for us. Would definitely like to go back!

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4.0Dined on March 16, 2016

McGee's has a nice assortment of food and is family friendly. The service was fantastic. We ate the homemade Irish soda bread, honey mead chicken and blue ridge trout. All the food was prepared well and delicious. We preferred the flavor of the honey wine sauce on the chicken to the nut sauce on the trout. I would have preferred a savory herb sauce on the fish. The garlic mashed potatoes and bourbon apples were tasty too. We ordered the Bailey's Irish Creme cheesecake and chocolate bourbon pecan pie for dessert. The cheesecake was very creamy but not much Bailey's flavoring and the oatmeal crust was not good at all. The pecan pie had chocolate sauce on top and an aftertaste of bourbon with a heavy thick no flavor crust. Next time, we will skip dessert and try a glass of ice wine instead. The ambiance was a wooden working Irish bar which we enjoyed but take a light jacket or sweater to endure the cold AC.

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5.0Dined on March 5, 2016

Great food and service. Corned beef Wellington was super. Our server was very attentive. Defiantly one of our fav restaurants.

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5.0Dined on December 29, 2015

We chose McGee's Pub for our 46th anniversary dinner because we've eaten there before and we like the Celtic food and ambiance. Nicole was our server and took special care of us for our anniversary dinner. She even took our picture for us. The steak was done to perfection, and we could not get over its wonderful flavor.

We entered as a couple, but the staff made us feel as though we were dining among friends.

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5.0Dined on December 12, 2015

One of our favorite places for Sunday Brunch. Nice choices and even Mimosas and Bloody Marys. The chefs at McGee's take special time to invent "special" dishes with sauces and seasonings perfectly blended. If you're in the mood for a sandwich and craft beer or fish and chips, this is the place. I would describe it has quaint, delicious food, nice atmosphere, friendly and attentive staff. Must try it!
I understand the nightlife and summer movies on the patio are a lot of fun and I imagine pretty lively. We have to drive about 30 miles so have never tried either of those.

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5.0Dined on November 15, 2015

The food and service was excellent. Love the fish and chips and shrimp and chips. Always a pleasure to eat at McGee's Pub.

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4.0Dined on October 27, 2015

Who would thought, I've been married over hhalf my life.

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5.0Dined on September 19, 2015

Dixie, John, and their staff consistently do an awesome job! They not only set the bar but keep on raising it! Because of the quality of their food and service, not only do locals consistently come there, people drive from up to a minimum of 45 miles away to have dinner at a place this grand!

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