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McGrath's Fish House

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3805 Center St NE, Lancaster Mall, Salem, OR 97301-2938
+1 503-485-3086
11:00 - 22:00
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

In town for business and traveling by myslef. The service friendly. I had the Chinook Salmon. It was very good with lots of flavor. I went back again and had a good experience agian. 4 stars.

Thank TexasBuckeye1
Salem, Oregon
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12 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I love the clam chowder and also the bread. It is really good. I also like there sesame chicken with the honey mustard to dip ot in.

Thank Tbz Z
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16 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We attempted to try McGraths again after a couple of bad experiences.....however, after we were seated and waited for 15 minutes while several passing waitresses never addressed us we walked out. My husband let the hostess know that we were never approached so after this last bad experience with service and food in the past, we will not get anymore... More 

Thank V883RYlynns
Salem, Oregon
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We recently had our 15th Wedding anniversary and decided we wanted to head over to our local McGraths. We decided to eat tin the bar area and it had been awhile since we were in. My wife and I had a great night, it was a little slow so the staff kidded around with us, asked about our marriage and... More 

Thank JeffD915
Salem, Oregon
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39 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

3rd time there in a month and each time is worse than the time before. I always get the same thing, so it's either the food or the service. Cody in the bar is fantastic if you can get him as a waiter, but no so much for the rest of the staff behind the bar. Not personable nor motivated... More 

Thank Christa M
Grand Forks, Canada
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25 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice atmosphere, excellent staff. A large menu with a variety of seafood although much of it is deep fried. Very good salads and the stuffed mushroom appetizer is excellent.

Thank Rick H
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12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

Last time I ate here I got food poisoning. The fish was oily and ew. Maybe it's changed since then but I doubt it. It's a chain restaurant.

Thank Stefani A
Keizer, Oregon
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12 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

McGrath's has a beautiful space with an attractive bar and a lot of seating. The fish is always cooked perfectly and seems fresh. I think I've liked everything I've ever had here. Some of my favorite items are: cobb salad, clam chowder, fisherman's stew, salmon, cod, halibut, coconut prawns. I love the cheese biscuits at Red Lobster, but everything else... More 

Thank jimevarts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

We've been coming here for 20 years (actually preferred the downtown location that closed). Service just ok. Deep fried prawns are melt in your mouth good. Lots of food for the price.

Thank kjmomsub
Salem, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

Since Salem is not known for an over-abundance of fine dining establishments - we tend to return to the same restaurants that prove to be consistent in service and quality. McGrath's Fish House is one of those casual dining places that tries (and mostly succeeds) to take it up a notch or two. Hubby and I are big on fish... More 

Thank Anita N

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3805 Center St NE, Lancaster Mall, Salem, OR 97301-2938
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Salem
  • Phone Number: +1 503-485-3086

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?