The staff are great! I ordered a chicken Caesar salad. HUGE portion of chicken, but it was very dry and chewy and the lettuce was drowning in dressing. The beer cheese is delicious. My husband?s corned beef sandwich was just corned beef on dry rye toast, nothing else (cheese, condiments, no pickle!) I love coming here for the bar and atmosphere but not that thrilled with the food.
Been to McDonagh?s pub a few times. Love the outside as they now serve pizza out there. I do like their burgers, plenty of taps and staff is friendly. I believe their connected to Old Glory and that is also a great place.
Went to this bar on Sunday over Memorial Day weekend. Our server Steph was amazing, so friendly and nice and very helpful!! Band was also very good!! Food was great as well! Would defiantly come back!
Keyport is a nice little area with some good eats and this is one of them. Last night was our second time there and the food was delicious. We had the Bavarian pretzel to start, which was huge, and it comes with three sauces. A mustard, cheese, and caramel (which sounded odd to me but after trying it, dubbed it my favorite of the three) I had the Shepherds Pie and though it was a large portion, I managed to clear my plate because it was very good. My wife had the Salmon and she was pleased with her food as well. I saw some of the other food being brought out and it all looked very good so we'll definitely be back because there are other menu items we want to try.
Family and I went there for valentines this year By far best it?s ever been everything was perfect from the views of downtown Keyport to the quality and taste of the food Server was a very tall lol and an amazing kind young gentlemen I apologize for the name escaping me if I recall or can find the receipt I will gladly edit this for them Over all I hadn?t been there in some time with the pandemic and had such an amazing experience I?m sure we will return soon
After sitting at our table for 10 minutes having not received any silverware or visit from the waitstaff, my chum and I decided we'd get up and leave if no one showed up in the next four minutes. The waiter showed up with two minutes to spare. Given how the experience went after that, I honestly wish he hadn't and that we'd gone somewhere else. I came here this past Saturday with my Millennial Chum for a late lunch around 2, 2:30pm. Initially it looked fairly busy with the remnants of the lunch crowd, but the place got progressively emptier as the meal went on. McDonagh's is centrally located in downtown Keyport and the restaurant interior is very spacious - the main room with the bar island was large, and it looked like they had a slightly smaller dining room off to the side, along with an outdoor area for warmer weather. The decor reminded me a little of a Thatcher McGee's, though instead of recreating an Irish cottage, the walls were decorated with what looked like spiffy NYC bar storefronts, if that makes sense. And it's clearly a popular spot with the locals, which certainly counts for something. Food-wise, I wasn't impressed. I ordered a plain hamburger medium rare, and my chum got the brick oven wings with Thai sauce. The hamburger was cooked medium well instead and was super greasy - every time I picked it up and slightly squeezed, drops of grease would fall down next to the fries. Not particularly appetizing. When I would put the burger down between bites, I had to carefully maneuver it so the grease didn't get soaked back into the bun. I tried the wings and didn't like them very much. I'm not a huge wing person, but they were super dry and pretty bland - the Thai sauce was fine but sparingly distributed, so I barely tasted it, even when I was intentionally trying to get a saucier bite. For what it's worth, the Millennial Chum liked them more than I did, though admitted toward the end of the adventure that they were indeed pretty dry. The portion for them was pretty decent, especially for an app - it easily could (and was for her) a full meal. Beyond the mediocre food, the service was super uneven. When we came in, the greeter brought us to a table right up front and said she'd be back shortly with silverware. We never saw her again. As mentioned before, the waiter belatedly showed up almost 15 minutes after we sat down and was very hot and cold demeanor-wise. He seemed utterly miserable and tired when he came to take our orders, but in subsequent visits was apologetic over the wait and friendlier, thanking my friend for stacking up the empty/unused plates for easy pickup. Like Forrest Gump's chocolates, you never knew what you were going to get. To be fair, it looked like he was covering a lot of tables throughout the giant main bar room, so he was racking up the mileage and spread pretty thin. This may have been a situation where they figured they didn't need as much coverage mid-afternoon and underestimated the turnout from an uns
We went a few weeks ago and weren't big fans of the food or service but decided to give it another chance today and had a way better experience. We had Shawn as our server and he was so great, he recommended one of their drinks that we LOVED and the pub dip sandwich was fantastic. He was very sweet and attentive and made sure we had drinks whenever ours were empty. We will definitely be back!
Walked the town's local area of shops and took in the waterfront in the afternoon. McDonagh's colorful outdoor appearance drew us in. We grabbed some apps and beers. Boneless Wings and Short Rib Tator Tots. Good beer selection. Lots of TVs to take in the afternoon football games. Our table allowed us a small glimpse of a water view. The tator tots were delicious, the wings were ok. They were very large chicken breasts but didn't have as much Buffalo flavor in the breading as expected. The tots were crunchy with flavorful short rib meat, cheese and fried egg on the top.
If it's great irish food that you're after try McDonagh's Pub in Keyport. Find some of the most interesting menus in town. Try our specials such at seafood and you'll be back for more. Call us at (732) 264-0999 and we'll save the best table in town.
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