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McGarrey's Oakwood Cafe

$$ - $$$
American, Irish, Bar, Pub
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1624 W 38th St, Erie, PA 16508
+1 814-866-0552
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun 11:00 - 20:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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140 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 163 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Oakwood is an nice small place to stop and great food and service I'm not a fan of Reuben sandwiches for the most part but this places does have Erie's #1 Reuben . Don't take my word for it tho make sure you stop by and try one of their many awesome items !! If you don't you are really... More 

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12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 20 March 2017 via mobile

Food is pretty good. It's a quiet little non-smoking bar. But the Reuben is worth the trip. I go back just for that sandwich.

Thank Katie W
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 11 February 2017

This place is ALWAYS AMAZING! The portion sizes are Great for the Money. Chicken and Biscuits, Salads (Steak or Chicken) are Perfect. You can do not wrong at all at this place.

Thank Michele B
Erie, PA, United States
2 reviews
Reviewed 5 February 2017

Located in a nice area of Erie, McGarrey's offers quality food for an outstanding price. Once you walk in, you are greeted by a happy and helpful member of the staff. One of my favorite dishes has to be their Chicken & Biscuits. Have ordered it numerous times and it never disappoints. The portion sizes for this meal as well... More 

Thank Patrick K
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55 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 December 2016

I eat here often and have never been disappointed. Great food, great price and generous portions. I am looking to going here New Years day with my friends from out of town...who requested to go back here after taking them here in the past...it's that good.

Thank Mark A
Erie, Pennsylvania
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37 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 December 2016 via mobile

Been here many times good place. Quick service good food good prices big portions and since they renovated the dinning room side it look much better.

Thank gab469469
Titusville, Pennsylvania, United States
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90 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 December 2016

We took time out from shopping to have lunch and it was absolutely delicious. We all ordered something different and everything was wonderful. I had Cajan chicken wings and they were excellent! Perfectly spiced and not at all greasy. Two of our group ordered different varieties of Reuben sandwiches that came perfectly prepared. The prices were reasonable and the place... More 

Thank Pachita61
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102 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 October 2016

We ate here on a Friday evening, and had Lake Erie Perch. It was well prepared, lightly battered and deep fried, but not at all greasy. And they gave us 5 or 6 big pieces ... along with fries that were also good. Service was good and the setting was very pleasant, although a little crowded. Prices were moderate, and... More 

Thank wingsofjoy77
Bloomington, Illinois
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120 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2016

We found McGarrey's on Trip Advisor and ate dinner there. There is a bar with tables and a separate dining room. The menu is extensive, and there are many daily specials. I had two generous slices of meat loaf with mashed potatoes, brown gravy and mixed veggies. My husband had the marinated sirloin tips with grilled peppers and onions. Two... More 

Thank DisposalDiva
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 September 2016

Ate in the bar area - it is non-smoking - had reuben & fish sandwich. Excellent service. Stopped here 4 years ago and made it a point to return in 2016. Go, enjoy, you won't be disappointed.

Thank frog502

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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
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Irish, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1624 W 38th St, Erie, PA 16508
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Erie
  • Phone Number: +1 814-866-0552

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