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“Awful Service and mediocre food”
Review of Fibber McGees

Fibber McGees
Ranked #3 of 18 Restaurants in Sunset Beach
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$8 - US$19
Cuisines: Irish
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Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
Description: Casual Upscale Dining
Reviewed 22 August 2014

We vacation every year for the past ten years and decided to stop by - first trip was ok and the waitress was nice, food was mediocre and pricey for store bought buns. But our kids liked the mcdonalds type burger and sitting on the high bar chairs. That was a Thursday. Fast forward Friday - went back cause it was seven pm and we had a long day at the beach. Waitress started out nice as it was busy inside, they offered to seat us outside and move us in as a table was clearing. About 10 minutes - 10 minutes go by and we see a couple taking the table we were promised. When we asked about it we were told the manager said it was a liability to have kids in the bar area seating (strange as we were there yesterday at the same time with the same amount of people). We asked to speak to the manager and that's when we realized - he was the problem. As he fumbled through his excuse - It appears his friends wanted the table as the banter of the wait staff made it apparent. It is a shame as we are loyal customers when we find a spot we like regardless of the food quality. Whoever owns that place needs to fire the manager - he is chasing out the seasonal business. We rent our condo out to vactioners and will not be putting them in out suggested places to dine.

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Richard D, Owner at Fibber McGees, responded to this reviewResponded 2 September 2014

At Fibber McGee's our first concern is always customer satisfaction. As the Owner, I make sure the staff is trained and every effort is made so that our patrons enjoy a satisfying experience. Fibber McGees is a bar primarily and as such we do not usually have young children dining here. That being said, we make every effort to make all of our patrons feel comfortable. On the first evening that this family dined here they were indeed seated at a hi-top table. It is against the rules of this establishment to seat young children at this type of table as it is a safety hazard. The hostess who seated this family was reprimanded for not following the rule and not considering the safety issue.

We greatly appreciate the fact that this family returned on the next evening. Keeping in mind what had transpired on the previous night, I felt it would be better to have the family wait for a short period of time, then to seat them at the hi-top table. I am sure if they had been made aware of our policy on the previous evening, the situation would not have happened on the second night.

At Fibber McGees we strive to serve quality food at reasonable prices in a casual dining atmosphere. We hope that we can make all our guests have an enjoyable experience and hope they want to return in the future. We appreciate their patronage and their feedback.

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Reviewed 16 August 2014

We go to Ocean Isle every year and have driven by Fibber McGees without stopping. Big mistake. We showed up on. Saturday night, and we were greeted and seated on the patio right away. The music was fun, they Bloody Mary was excellent, and the fish tacos were the best I've eaten. My husband enjoyed his French Dip. We had a wonderful experience. Friendly service, excellent service, and a fun atmosphere for a reasonable price. We will come back often.

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2  Thank Mkbruner
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Reviewed 12 August 2014

Based on other reviews we read, we decided to have lunch at Fibber McGees. Definitely a good decision! The scallops were perfectly cooked and beautifully complimented by the Bloody Mary. Our waitress was friendly and the classic rock playing in the background made for the perfect Saturday lunch. Thanks for a great time.

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Reviewed 6 August 2014 via mobile

We always stop by Fibber's and we are never disappointed! The shrimp tacos are amazing! We have always enjoyed everything no matter what we ordered.

2  Thank Tami S
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Reviewed 4 August 2014

Went to Fibber McGees for after dinner drinks. Drinks were reasonably priced, staff was friendly, and live music added to the fun. We played corn hole and sitting on the patio.

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Thank Shannon S
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