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“Graduation Party”
Review of McFadden's Restaurant & Saloon - CLOSED

McFadden's Restaurant & Saloon
Cuisines: American, Irish, Bar
Dining options: After-hours
Restaurant details
Dining options: After-hours
Chicago, IL
Level 4 Contributor
31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Graduation Party”
Reviewed 2 May 2014

I visited Grand Rapids to attend a graduation/b-day party at McFadden's The party was on the 3rd flr of McFadden's, the room layout was great. Lots of seating, there was a good mix of cafe tables, couches, loveseats and bistro tables . The room also had a great fireplace which added to the coziness of the room. The staff was extremely helpful. The drinks were reasonably priced. The only drawback was that we couldn't cater in our own food for the party, the only food option was to purchase from them directly. I would definitely go back if I were in the area, the downstairs bar area on the main floor was lively and the patrons looked like they were having a great time as well.

  • Visited April 2014
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Helpful?
Thank Nicole C
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English first
Indianapolis
Level 6 Contributor
176 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
“Rehearsal Dinner!”
Reviewed 3 December 2013

We had a GREAT rehearsal dinner on the 2nd floor of McFadden's...I forget the *name* of the room, but we ALL had a great time!

We had been planning this event with Erin who was pleasant and professional. She asked what time we wanted the serving to start...and it was prompt and attractively served. We heard several compliments on the dinner selections (I will add that the entrees were selected ahead of time, and each person had already chosen their entrée).

The staff did a great job, from the servers to the bartenders.

We had also eaten there to try it out over the summer, and I had no hesitation in deciding on this location for our special dinner. Very glad we did!

  • Visited November 2013
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Thank Kathleen Rene
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Detroit, Michigan
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Horrible service and treatment of customers”
Reviewed 26 August 2013

I planned a bachelorette party there this past weekend and purchased the package ahead of time thinking it was going to be a great experience. I was wrong... Horrible service, we were treated like we didn't matter and our waitress thought it was ok to make us wait 45 minutes for our water. Then half our food came out and 30 minutes later the rest of it came... Messed up orders and all. We barely saw our waitress over the 2 hours we were there. We wanted to speak to a manager because when we first got there she told us to tell her manager how good she does, so we wanted to let him know that our experience was horrible... He refused to come see us, kept sending over a bartender. I will never recommend this place... Very disappointing.

  • Visited August 2013
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1 Thank Jamie M
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TC, MI
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Welcome and come on in!!”
Reviewed 21 May 2013

This is the best place to stop before and after a concert or just to hang out and have fun and/or a few drinks with your friends. We make sure we stop there every time we go to Grand Rapids knowing we'll have good food, great service and lots of laughs. They have the best burger I've ever had. It's HUGE!! Chicken tenders done like never before and the mac & cheese looks absolutely sinful. Friendly, helpful, hardworking staff and it shows. Good job!!

  • Visited May 2013
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Thank blueyespecial
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Spring Lake, Michigan
Level 5 Contributor
56 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Good Food/Sad Service”
Reviewed 16 March 2013

We like the location of this restaurant in downtown GR near the VanAndel Arena. The menu is okay and the bar choices are great. We never have a problem getting seated. This may be because you wait forever to actually get waited on. We waited over 10minutes to flag someone down and then we decided to leave. We went to several other nearby restaurants and they we so busy they had 30-60minute waiting. Guess I know why McFaddens was not busy.

  • Visited March 2013
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Helpful?
Thank crazy4wings
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