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“Good meal in great atmosphere” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of McKay's Public House

McKay's Public House
Ranked #17 of 143 Restaurants in Bar Harbor
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American, Bar, Seafood
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Restaurant details
Good for: Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Frisco, Texas
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42 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Good meal in great atmosphere”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2013

We were a little leery of the billing of "pub fare" but were pleasantly surprised at the variety on the menu, which included vegetarian and gluten free options as well. The bread that came before the entree was amazing. I had a seafood risotto that had five scallops the size of silver dollars. My friend had a great fresh salad to which she added the same giant scallops.

We sat outside under the heaters and there was live music. I understand the music isn't every nite, we just lucked out.

Would recommend reservations, especially during high season.

Visited September 2013
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NYC
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Wish we had eaten @ McKays earlier”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2013

We stopped by McKays after having a sub-par meal at another local spot. The drink menu and tap list was enough to get us in the door. We ordered food just because it looked so good - also because we were still hungry. We were not disappointed at all.

McKay's is a little down the road from the main sites but it is well worth the walk.

Visited September 2013
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Great food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2013

Very nice restaurant and terrific service. Some nights there is live music and they have a nice outside seating area. Food is fantastic. Would recommend reservations

Visited September 2013
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“DisappointIng”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2013

Was very excited for the lobster Mac and cheese which was average at best. Cheese plate as appetizer which was all locally made cheese was delicious but the four bites of cheese for $13 was not worth it.

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Rochester, New York
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60 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Really liked this place.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2013

Nice little restaurant. We sat outside on a cool night but they had heaters that worked very well to keep us warm. Nice little bar inside with nice selection of local beers. Food was really good.

  • Visited September 2013
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