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“Very good food, excellent service”

McGrath's Fish House
Ranked #30 of 602 Restaurants in Salem
Cuisines: Seafood
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed 17 September 2018

I always bring my family here (95 year-old stepmother, 90 year-old cousin.) Both women use walkers - the restaurant staff are always patient and helpful. The aisles are wide enough that they can get around comfortably. The food is very good - seafood and veggies are fresh, and they accommodate special requests. The servers are great. Reasonable prices, entrees are sizable. Always great to enjoy leftovers the next day. Easy to get to by city bus, easy parking if you drive.

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Thank VJ R
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Reviewed 27 August 2018

We had Thanksgiving dinner here. It was very good. Everyone got what they wanted. Generous Turkey platter special. Excellent service.

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Reviewed 19 August 2018 via mobile

We were looking so forward to eating here. The food was terrible and service was even worse. We waited 35 minutes to be seated and the whole dining experience too almost 3 hours. We will not be returning.

Thank Kimberly G
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Reviewed 17 August 2018

Went as a big family group of 10. We were visiting from Florida, so keep this in mind as we always compare seafood restaurants to our home states.
Service was excellent. For a large party of 10 we made reservations and were seated on time, which is great as it was a Friday Night. Half got seafood. We all share as families do. We enjoyed the PRAWNS, which we learned are not shrimp but larger than FL shrimp. Had the parmesan and coconut variety. Most liked the parmesan. At least 3 of us had steak, NO FLAVOR to it was the consensus. Salads were nice garden variety, very fresh. French fries were good, not great. Green Beans came with several dinners. I LOVE GREEN BEANS, better than Outback but that's not saying much. They needed more seasoning or butter. One liked the burger. The kids shared a Smoothie and REALLY REALLY LIKED IT. We also split a Mud pie and was very enjoyable, big enough to split 4 ways. So good for seafood lovers but not for steak lovers.

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Thank Mary H
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Reviewed 15 August 2018

We live 60 miles from the coast but there are very few seafood restaurants here. The food at McGrath's is good, a little expensive but they have the market. Our wait staff is always pleasant but the woman working the bar always has a scowl on her face. Maybe that's why there is never anyone sitting at the bar, even during happy hour. Watching her we wonder why we ever come back ...

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Thank Mary Jo S
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