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McNamara's

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Northwest Side
Bar, Pub, Irish
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4328 W Irving Park Rd, Chicago, IL 60641-3383
+1 773-725-1800
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10:00 - 21:00
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Sun 10:00 - 21:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Chicago, Illinois
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2,267 reviews
1,784 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 379 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

We were in the area and decided to try McNamara's. When you enter the restaurant it has a nice charm to it and the bar does give it credibility as an Irish Pub. We sat on the patio that was on the Lowell Ave. side. We had a cup of the potato leek soup, pecan almond salad and a small... More 

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Thank Allen21096
Chicago, Illinois
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28 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

One of my favorite Chicago places. Excellent food - best pork chops ever. Love the Shepherd's Pie and pretty much everything. Lunch has fabulous tilapia tacos. Wine/ beer or soft drinks. Dining indoor, outdoor or at the sports bar. I always bring guests here.

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Thank Laura L
Chicago, Illinois
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

I haven't had a bad dish here. The Sea Scallops are to die for, and my husband raves about the Shepherd's Pie. It's a great place for breakfast, lunch or dinner without a hefty price tag. Love it!

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Thank Spidyweber
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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425 reviews
278 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 176 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2016 via mobile

Local neighborhood restaurant and bar, you've seen one of these places in virtually every city neighborhood throughout the country. Nice enough staff. Cozy little bar that is frequented by locals. Restaurant area adjacent to the bar has an outside patio that offers up a fairly standard menu, all of which is rather average and mundane. Offerings include fish and chips,... More 

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Naperville, IL
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97 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 February 2016

One of my retired colleagues lives in the neighborhood and asked the 4 of us to get together for lunch here. The food was excellent. Two of usI had the meat loaf with mashed potatoes while the other 2 order sandwich plates (BLT with fries and hamburger w/fries). The atmosphere is that of a typical pub and they have a... More 

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Thank Jal4950
Minnesota
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66 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2016

Went to visit a friend in Chicago and she took us to her neighborhood pub for dinner. We arrived shortly before closing, but they were nice enough to accommodate us. The food was very good. Soup, salmon, sandwiches, fish & chips are what we ordered. The waiter was very attentive and chatty. Once he learned we were visitors he told... More 

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Thank MNOAKS
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28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2016 via mobile

Not very crowded. ....took waiter 10 mins to come to our table after he said to sit anywhere. ...we ordered cocktails. ...he finally brought them after 10/12 minutes. . The Blonde had fish/chips...wasn't bad but not very crispy. ..kinda soggy batter. I had shepherds pie...mediocre at best, No taste at all.... We won't be back....but we'll see you down the... More 

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Thank skip f
The Woodlands, Texas
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134 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2015

Hadn't eaten here in a while, but the food is still very good. They start you with a tasty warm mini-loaf of bread. One of the Monday night specials is two thick and delicious pork chops for $13 (the single pork chop price). This is served with soup or salad, choice of potato (double baked is best), and mixed vegetables.... More 

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Thank Mike L
Chicago, Illinois
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27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 March 2015 via mobile

Go here from time to time for working lunches- overall food and service is good, but nothing really to write home about. I would recommend the meatloaf and pork chops though. Overall, I've had good experiences with this restaurant and nothing really to complain about. Atmosphere is definitely subdued and relaxed, but a good casual place to take clients for... More 

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Thank IA_Farmer1985
Chicago, Illinois, United States
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157 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2014 via mobile

Do not order the Shepard's Pie. It is greasy. The sandwiches and burgers are safe. The hostess was very professional. The dining room, discreet and inviting. The food is the problem. Perhaps some changes in the kitchen?

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Thank Pietro S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Bar, Pub, Irish
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 21:00
Monday
11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 22:00
Saturday
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4328 W Irving Park Rd, Chicago, IL 60641-3383
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Northwest Side
  • Neighbourhood: Northwest Side
  • Phone Number: +1 773-725-1800

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?