Mc Grath's Fish House (Reported Closed)

(801) 456-7890 | View Website

190 S 400 W, Salt Lake City, UT | Directions   84101

40.765311 -111.902626

 
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Reviews for Mc Grath's Fish House

Doesn't Recommend
1.0
over a year ago

Makes me sick – The first time I went there, the food wasn't prepared well (mushy, greasy fish), especially for the price, and I got food poisoning. I figured it was a coincidence, so I went a second time. The food was gross and I got sick again. I won't go back.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

compliments in all aspects-10 stars – What else to say,the best place for fish and service,all compliments,bravoooooo,specialy the one in gateway mall.Im pro in this industry and I m impressed.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Comment on "worst meal I ever had – This is one of my favorite restaurants. I go to the one in the Gateway. I'm sorry but when you order the cheapest item on the menu that is not listed on the fresh fish menu, its not going to be prize winning no matter where you go. Also, that pear, blue cheese walnut salad you had to pay a whole $2 extra for was never famous for fresh pears and it is topped with fried yams, not carrots. No matter how over cooked a snapper fillet may be, it will be hard, its a soft fish. Your meal was only $12 and if your complaining about the cheapest thing on the menu maybe you'd have better luck at McDonalds. Don't let this negative person stop you from going.

Doesn't Recommend
1.0
over a year ago

Worst Meal I've Ever Had – I actually ate at the Sandy location, but its a chain...so the menus are likely the same.

I ordered a Red Snapper dish, and paid extra for the Candied Walnut, Blue Cheese, and Pear salad.

The salad was horrible. They actually used CANNED soft pears, instead of the signature raw pears that this dish is famous for. There were fried carrots on top that had no taste except for oil. It is a travesty that they decided to use drippy canned pears.....

My fish was so hard and overdone, it wouldnt flake or pull apart. At all. It tasted funny too, and I wondered if it was fresh.

The mixed vegetables were overseasoned with a typical "chain" seasoning, but I wont complain about that since it definately was the "typical".

Another travesty....the Red Potatoes, were served....plain and steamed. No Butter. No oil. No parsley. No nothing. Just steamed and put on the plate as though it were the Potato Famine in Ireland and I was lucky to get what I got.

Amazingly crappy food. Chili's manages to serve better tasting dishes and they are a chain. There's no excuse for this. Final insult was that I had to pay $20.00 for it all.

Recommends
4.0
over a year ago

Good Seafood – They usually always have good seafood. I don't recommend the calamari. Sometimes the crab isn't always the best. But that has to do with the seafood distributor and not the chefs. We live in Utah, what more do you want. The fish and chips made with halibut is very good, try the crab cakes they rock.

Recommends
3.0
over a year ago

Overrrrated – The free bread was good but thats about it. The food is average but pricey. I agree with the earlier post that the clam chowder tasted pre-made and a lot of stuff tasted re-heated. I wont go back there.

Doesn't Recommend
1.0
over a year ago

Very, very bad service – We were quickly seated at our booth with menus. Then the waiting began. The waiter attended to the booth next to us and another booth in the area, but ignored us for 20 minutes. No water, no explaination of the wait, not even a hello. After 20 minutes we got up from our booth and started to leave. The waiter finally asked if she could get us something, but by then we were through with that place. We left to a place accross the sidewalk. Worst service ever.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Best fish in Utah – McGrath's Fish House has the best fish in Utah. McGrath's is the only place I consider going when I get a fish craving. I love the fish and chips; the clam chowder is stellar, and I find myself craving their fish alfredo.

Great food and great service. I love this restaurant!

Doesn't Recommend
1.0
over a year ago

Way overrated – I had heard how good the food was and I was very disappointed. The first piece of fish to come out was beyond overdone. Then, after waiting for easily 15 minutes before we saw the server again to ask for another plate, the second piece was not only equally as overdone but smelled bad. I would not go back even if it was free.

Recommends
3.0
over a year ago

Average fish house in Utah – The Gateway is the location. Order any FRESH special of the day; but pass on the scalops.

They're very skimpy. The fresh fish plates come with a variety of heavy coated unidentifiable concoctions. They're hit-and-miss; mostly miss. Do NOT order anything fried. Tastes just like Denny's. The New england clam chowder is little more than clam flavored potato soup with flour added as a thickener. Get the fish stew instead. The marionberry deep dish pie IS the dessert. The key lime pie is good, but mostly made of whipped cream. Great location, decor, and service, and now with ordinary food. This place was much better just after it opened. Oh well! R.I.P.

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