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Dan McKay's

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$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub, Scottish
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69 Portland Street, Troon KA10 6QU, Scotland
+44 1292 737372
11:00 - 00:00
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Mon - Fri 11:00 - 23:00
Sat - Sun 11:00 - 00:00
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Came on 14th february had, dinner steak ale pie with chips wife had chicken food average pub grub , The welcome from the man in charge exceptional very friendly welcome to troon , Very pleasant indeed.

Thank spartcus
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

One of the best run pubs around, great ales kept in the best of conditions, lovely staff , and superb food, well worth a visit

Thank gordy1958
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43 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016

Visit regularly during good weather, as McKays has a great beer garden which is also dog friendly. We decided to try the Steak Night, which on paper looks really good value. However, on a busy December evening the kitchen obviously struggled to get the orders out. Long wait for food, and when it did come out was disappointing - very... More 

Thank Edbit
Troon, United Kingdom
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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

Had a lovely lunch macaroni was to die for not to busy but people who were there were very friendly. Service was good owner was very helpful and made us feel very welcome. First time I've been here and will definetly go back

Thank Eleanor G
Troon, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

Went for late lunch the other day and have to say we thoroughly enjoyed it. The breaded chicken goujons were a nice change from the tempura batter ones sold everywhere! The steak pie was tasty and the haddock was great. Would recommend and will return.

Thank 001Amanda
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

Went to McKays for the steak dinner. Very tasty, great value & would highly recommend. Hosts James & Denise were very friendly & the atmosphere was lovely.

Thank Tom S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

I visit Troon 3 or 4 times a year and always make an effort to pop in to this friendly bar with good selection of great quality Scottish beers and wonderful garden.

Thank John J
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

We went here over summer as it's the only game in town if you have dogs and had good reviews. Sadly it was easily the worst meal I have ever had. Food was almost 2 hours late, luke-warm and tasteless. I paid in advance as I ordered food at the bar (waitress too busy to take orders) and therefore, there... More 

Thank Lucy I
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

Ordered two for one burgers. Great value. Was lovely to sit out in the beer garden with friends. Dog friendly too

Thank DrivingAphrodite
Duluth, Minnesota
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330 reviews
198 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

I "dined" here my first night in Troon. Everyone was very nice. The food was pub food. Nothing special but pretty tasty. I had McKay's Special sandwich. For a yankee, their bacon is a little different. The odd thing I noticed throughout my stay in Scotland is that while the staff will continue to check on you, if you want... More 

Thank JWK1969

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Pub, Scottish
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 69 Portland Street, Troon KA10 6QU, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Ayrshire  >  South Ayrshire  >  Troon
  • Phone Number: +44 1292 737372
A family owned public house in a seaside town centre, a welcoming friendly atmosphere offering a good range of food and drinks. Beer garden with a 125 seating capacity for those summer months.

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