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McGarity's Restaurant & Saloon, Jefferson, TX

McGarity's Restaurant & Saloon

4.7
4.7
26 Reviews
$31 to $50
Irish
McGarity's Restaurant & Saloon is a local family & U.S Navy veteran owned and operated business located in historic Jefferson, Texas and is a purveyor of new American & Irish dining with international influences.

Our menu serves both quality interpretations of classic dishes and daring new ventures into the uncharted territories of food. With the ambiance like non other, you will definitely enjoy your time with us. Don’t let the name Saloon fool you, this is a Kid friendly establishment (children 12 & under eat free) with awesome ambiance for all to enjoy and talk about!

Our cocktail menu offers the perfect blend of classic prohibition-era and modernist cocktails featuring hand crafted syrups, house made infusions, and fresh herbs. We feature several local beers by the bottle, as well as seasonal rotators and special releases. We personally select every bottle of wine on our list to pair specifically with our food while also focusing on creating value for our guests.

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2 people

9:00 PM


Booked 2 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Irish, American, Pub

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 11:00 am–10:00 pm Fri 11:00 am–11:00 pm Sat 10:00 am–11:00 pm Sun 10:00 am–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (903) 601-4407

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Tracy Guffey

  • Catering

    Please call 903-601-4407

  • Private party facilities

    Please call 903-601-4407

  • Neighborhood

    Jefferson

  • Cross street

    Market Street

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 26 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.9Ambience
  • 4.3Value

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  1. SW

    SummerW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was amazing! Great service and fun atmosphere
  2. B

    Buck

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great location. Great food. Great service. We are definitely going back
  3. KB

    KatherineB

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience5
    We were very disappointed the the food as the menu looked outstanding, it tasted like everything was not freshly prepared from scratch. Decor was terrific. Service was fine.
  4. R

    kenR

    Charlotte

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always enjoy the service, ambiance, and tasty food when I come to Jefferson. A great choice!
  5. JC

    JeffreyC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very friendly and helpful staff. Our waitress gave us excellent suggestions. Everything was delish!
  6. BL

    BabyLisa

    Dallas

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    First, the positives: the lady that was singing had an amazing voice and the volume at which the music was being played/sung was perfect. Loud enough to hear but we could still have a conversation. We liked the atmosphere of the restaurant and with our reservation we were seated quickly. The negatives: They first tried to seat us in a table that was in a junked-up hallway (to the bathroom??, not sure where that hall lead to). It was the only table in this hallway and very awkward. It looked like it was a table that was pushed back there to get it out of the way and yet they tried to seat us there. We immediately asked for another table and they took us to one in the main dining area which made me wonder why they tried to push us off to a hallway to begin with; my beer was not in the least cold so for the 2nd beer I asked for it over ice. My husband ordered a non-alcholoic beer and he had to wait 15 min for it because the waitress said "it was warm and she needed to give it time to get cold" (which was not cold anyway when she did finally bring it). I would think a bar would have cold beer and so that was dispappointing; when I made the reservation I was asked if our upcoming visit was a special occasion and I wrote that yes, it was our 36 wedding anniversary. Why do you ask that if absolutely nothing is done about it? ; lastly, we both ordere fish and chips. For the high price of this item, the quality was just ok. The fries were good but the fish was nothing to write home about, not for that price. All in all the experience just ok. I have not reason to go back or to recommend it other than the music and atmosphere were nice and relaxing.
  7. j

    jolo0421

    Richmond

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    An outstanding Irish pub/restaurant with wonderful food and a traditional menu. My husband and I live in Longview and there is nothing to compare in our town. We gladly make the 30 minute drive and are never disappointed!!
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    East Texas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding venue. Just perfect Irish pub like vibe.
  9. KD

    KennethD

    Tulsa

    40 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience2
    Waiter completely messed up our dinner order. Food we got was like warm and not good at all. Don’t know why this place gets good reviews. Lousy service, lousy food, and we asked for standard table seating and were seated at a high top table. Save your money and go somewhere else as there are several other much better restaurants
  10. BS

    BrigitteS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The atmosphere and overlook at the restaurant is beautiful the live music was an added bonus the food was good and the service was excellent very nice place to go and enjoy in Jefferson Texas
  11. KB

    KarenB

    Fayetteville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love the atmosphere and friendly staff. Food & music was good too.
  12. E

    Emily

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 15, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Good food, excellent service. David is the best waiter & bartender! The entertainment on Friday & Saturday is some of the best I’ve seen in a long time. Definitely worth multiple visits!
  13. KW

    KeithW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was excellent and the service was top notch. Definitely will be going again.
  14. N

    Noteli

    East Texas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is our 2nd time at McGarity's and as the 1st it did not disappoint. The staff are friendly and attentive, the food is excellent and the atmosphere is fun. This time we went on a Saturday night and there was live entertainment which is always a treat. The lady on guitar was very good, and did not even take a break. We will definitely be back.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious dishes and very unique!
  16. KB

    KarenB

    Amarillo

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a great time dining on Guinness and Shepherd’s Pie on St. Patrick's Day!
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best salmon I've ever had! The dill sauce was amazing!!
  18. MN

    MaryN

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience3
    Food was good as well as service. The interior was fun and interesting decor but outside was run down looking and strewn with cigarette butts. We won’t be back
  19. ZM

    ZachM

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 13, 2022

    overall3food1service4ambience4
    Steakhouse prices, Not Steakhouse quality. Ribeye was way overcooked. We also added the extra shrimp and crab. The crab was so butchered with some kind of seasoning the saltiness was though the roof, and we like salty. Stick with a chicken fried steak, you'll probably be much happier. Live music was a nice touch, but at the volume it was at, we could barely hear each other across from one another. Spinach dip was great, but don't expect your "ruffles" they serve with it to compliment it or even attempt to dip. A much better option should come with the dip apart from the ruffles that act as "bar peanuts" presented upon seating. Great ambiance, but check about live music before you go if you plan on having a conversation at any moderate level.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    East Texas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious good great customer service
  21. RC

    RyanC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful experience. Intimate, but social. Friendly service. Delicious food. Will return.
  22. PA

    PhotosAroundTexas

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent EVERYTHING as always. Love this place. It’s a regular stop when in town. Highly recommend!
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    LOVED! Very delicious + has a wonderful vegan menu, so something for everyone! Fabulous beer + cocktail selection and live music. Recommend!
  24. RM

    RachaelM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My fiancé and I eat at McGarity’s anytime we are in Jefferson. Would definitely recommend to anyone.
  25. SY

    SYinTX

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 29, 2021

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    It was busy, but we were still seated early, about 20 minutes before our reservation. Great atmosphere in a historic building. The menu had a broad selection, and the food was a cut above the typical saloon or pub. Everything was tasty and well prepared and presented. Definitely worth the visit and we'll go back if we are in the area again.
  26. P

    Pam53

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 18, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The atmosphere and ambiance were great. The food was really good. We had a wonderful time.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff temperature check required

FAQs

McGarity's Restaurant & Saloon offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (903) 601-4407.

McGarity's Restaurant & Saloon is rated 4.7 stars by 26 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

9:00 PM


Booked 2 times today
Google Map for McGarity's Restaurant & Saloon

208 W Dallas St, Jefferson, TX 75657-2239

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Market Street

  • Neighborhood

    Jefferson

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 11:00 am–10:00 pm Fri 11:00 am–11:00 pm Sat 10:00 am–11:00 pm Sun 10:00 am–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Irish, American, Pub

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Tracy Guffey

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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