Mc Grath's Fish House

12501 SE 2nd Cir, Vancouver
(360) 514-9555

Recent Reviews

Kristin L.

Expensive!!! And tasted NOTHING like Halibut We got a double order of the halibut fish and chips, and the Halibut was not flaky and did not taste like fish

Andi Schwartz

I ordered our meal for pickup using Doordash. I thought I had ordered it for 5:15, but when I checked the order later, it was for 4:25, and it was already that time. I called and said my order was indeed ready. I told them I couldn't pick it up until 5:15. Without issue, they said they would re-make it! I did not expect that. I picked up my order at 5:15 and it smelled amazing! Got it home and it was all fresh and SO delicious. My husband and I both loved the battered halibut, everything was perfect! So full and so grateful to enjoy excellent service and delicious food. Will definitely order again. Thank you!

js e.

So, it's our 10th anniversary and no one is open. No going out. So I call my favorite local restaurant and spoke to Jenna. She did everything perfectly. My hubby and I each got what we always order at McGraths. Herb Salmon Salad for me (Their balsamic dressing is the BEST.) and salmon dinner for him with a wedge salad. I can't eat wheat, but I cannot pass on their fabulous sourdough bread! You can get takeout/delivery from everywhere right now, but it not usually the same as eating it there. This was exactly the same. Love McGraths!!!

Kelly N.

Ordered takeout from Tyler. He was very helpful. He was the best part of the experience. Came to pick up our meals and called in as instructed. Was told someone would be right out. Waited. On three separate occasions a young woman came out and asked me my name and what I was doing??? Waiting for my food. 37 minutes later, finally she brought it out. Waited another 6 min for her to process the payment. My meal was stone cold. I had the prawn platter (it was not as described). Wife's soup was cold. Her meal was lukewarm at best. Salad had the wrong dressing. Best part was the bread. I'd almost come back for the bread. Almost.

Barry Tonn

My friend and I went here for a date night. She had never been before. It was a great experience and as always the food was excellent with attentive staff tending the table. For seafood lovers, this restaurant is sure to satisfy those with a discerning taste. ENJOY !!!!!! You only live once ?

Jenn S.

Tyler685 our server was the best thing about the meal. He was kind, patient with our questions, and prompt with the food. The food . . . There's the problem. It looks good, mostly. The dried basil sprinkled on the pasta was a surprise. Not good. The Cod Father fish sandwich had soggy fish versus crisp. The bun was not grilled enough and went soft. It looks good, but fell flat - literally. Not coming back.

ms schwartz

I have tried quite a few things here: trout, razor clams, breaded regular clams, lobster, etc. My fave is the crab linguine because the sauce is so garlicky, creamy and delicious. The salad is good and unique with peas on it and the house made balsamic salad dressing is very good. They have a variety of good cocktails which I appreciate. The service can be hit or miss. Would like them to be a little friendlier.

April Masnov

At best, staff was semi-friendly not overly attentive, no name tags. Water ran out twice, 5 food items were way too cold mentioned only 2 to waiter because I was embarrassed to bring attention to our table again, he was not helpful. Calamari was quite tasteless, I highly recommend not purchasing it. After 3 trips to this establishment and receiving the cold items upon arrival every time, I decided it was time for a review.

Stephanie D.

We love the salmon and greco chicken. Get the same thing everytime, always good. Only complaint, they changed the Moscow mule from ginger beer, to a mix. (Too sour) Thank you Tyler for amazing service!!!

Jacqueline Parks

Excellent service from Dionte. They have seats next to the bar area for family, and you still get happy hour. Got busted rum was very good, and I make my own. Love the oysters :)

Tabby Adams

Reasonably priced, always great service, unique menu items. Sometimes they have specials with a coupon online, my husband got an all you can eat platter. Other times we just order a couple different appetizers off the happy hour menu.

Olivia Covarrubias

Went here last night and I've got to say that the service was extremely poor and the food was mediocre. I had the "fresh" Alder Salmon, hubby had the halibut and neither were anything sensational and they didn't taste that 'fresh'. It took some time to even get a table and it was not very busy. The host was nowhere to be found and we almost left, but he appeared. Our waitress completely forgot about getting my husband a fork, so he couldn't eat his food when it as hot and he finally got up to get a fork from another table. She came back and admitted she forgot to get his fork! My drink had old wrinkly lemon slices in it with brown edges and limp mint. I will never go back here and the meal was a total of 88.00 bucks. Better off going through a fast-food drive through.

Mike D.

Very nice lunch ! Kati is someone that will go the extra mile to make sure you have A nice experience . The interior is wonderful . The staff is pleasant . The clam chowder is good. The salad is superb .

O C.

Went here last night and I've got to say that the service was extremely poor and the food was mediocre. I had the "fresh" Alder Salmon, hubby had the halibut and neither were anything sensational and they didn't taste that 'fresh'. It took some time to even get a table and it was not very busy. The host was nowhere to be found and we almost left, but he appeared. Our waitress completely forgot about getting my husband a fork, so he couldn't eat his food when it as hot and he finally got up to get a fork from another table. She came back and admitted she forgot to get his fork! My drink had old wrinkly lemon slices in it with brown edges and limp mint. I will never go back here and the meal was a total of 88.00 bucks. Better off going through a fast-food drive through.

Deborah O.

I was soooooo disappointed in not only the quality of food but the service as well. The servers were extremely slow,had to ask for silverware when we finally got our salads. The sole was ok not great but the club sandwich my daughter ordered was 1slice of turkey, 2 slices of bacon, lettuce and tomato between 2 slices of bread, definitely not a club sandwich. Not worth going back.

Tami Walker

Love this place! Great amazing food!

Bryan K.

Good ol' Fish house. I've enjoyed this place for years and years since I was a little kid. While I do think their quality had called a little bit, they are always friendly and attentive with their service. It is still a very popular place among many people. I'm glad there is one close to home as when I was in AZ, they ended up closing shop. I highly recommend the fish and chips as well as the chowder.

Sheryl T.

We ate here often, perhaps a couple of times a month. We stopped going a few years ago when we noticed the food quality declining and the prices rising. We refuse to support any restaurant who cuts quality and charges more for it, plain and simple.

Julia M.

Food timing was impeccable. The Alder Plank Salmon was really good and Tyler treated us with excellent service. Always good experience every time we come here.

Shabazz M.

This was the first time I experienced McGrath's in Vancouver--the food was perfect; coupled with a terrific atmosphere. However, the most memorable portion of our evening was the service; with an emphasis on Tyler. Professional and courteous.

Aron M.

They hooked it up with some extra crab and it was a great meal. The environment was comfortable and well done.

Mike Moore

Food, and service were excellent. As was the price. It's not fine dining but it's just very good food. I would absolutely go there again. Leslie our food server was awesome!!

Hannah Grace

I have been to McGrath's quite a few times, but the past experiences I have had there have been nothing to write home about. However most recently I was pleasantly surprised. The service has always been okay in my opinion, my dad is very particular about the service at restaurants, and he thinks that the service is poor (not the friendliness or kindness of the server, but just their lack of presence through dinner service, refilling of water, etc) having been a fine dining server in a busy restaurant for 2 years I have a bit more compassion and understanding when it comes to those things, but there is room for table presence improvement.

Brian Mccarthy

Service was fast, food was great! What more can you Want? Oh...good drinks too?

Ron P.

Decided to stop in for a early dinner. The fish and chips , chowder were delicious. Service was ok. We would return when we are in the area.

cindy skrivanek

Delicious! We went on a Friday night and enjoyed delicious chowder, fresh, warm bread and tasty entrees. For dessert, we split the marion berry crisp which was the perfect finish. Free parking, attentive and knowledgeable servers, good food. We'll go back.

Ralph H.

Had lunch this tuesday and ordered their special Fisherman's Platter for $14.99.Don't order this. Except for the coleslaw and pasta the entire servings were soaked in oil, 2 very very small pcsc of FIsh nothing but batter and same for prawns and burnt clam strips. Even the french fries were greasy and burned.Couldn't eat such burned deep fried yuck.Oh, the clam chowder was ok,everything else not eatable.

C Gross

Very good food. I had no idea about this place and so was very pleasantly surprised. Wonderful fish and chips, and I didn't even spring for halibut. Would love to go back for more. Good chowder too.

Suzanne K.

In town for a couple nights and stopped in for dinner with teenage daughter. Large menu. A great hamburger, solid crab/shrimp pasta. Very attentive service. But very dated. Last time I saw a choose-your-own-lobster tank, I think I was 10. Did notice that couple servers greeted some guests by name, presume they are regulars but still charming to see. Again, flash back to a different era. Family friendly

Stephen

A solid establishment for any sea food lovers. They have quite a large menu and plenty of menu items for those who want something other than fish. Been to a number of their locations. Usually pretty good service and food quality. I'm not much of a fish eater, myself, but the meals I have had there have been enjoyable. Nice atmosphere, but be prepared to wait for a table during dinner rush hours.

Rebecca R.

Appetizers were really good. The steak was over cooked for all of us and we each ordered different temperatures. Had a couple of oyster shooters and they were really good. Server was Stacey and she did an amazing job.

Gabriel Correa

Had a quick lunch at the bar. Excellent, great friendly service. My fish was executed perfectly. Would highly recommend it.

Delta Grey

Decent fish place, but the prices are a little high for what you get. The food is always good. The staff is well-informed about the allergens in their food. I always come for Fisherman's stew and bread. Best place that I've ever been for Fisherman's stew.

Jennie R.

We had a large group of 10 ladies who celebrated birthdays in the restaurant last night. Can't say enough good things about our evening. Beth, our waitress, along with another waitress whose name I didn't catch, were both great! So attentive to our table. Thank you! The food we all ordered was delicious. Some had salads, some fish n chips and some had the Seafood Sampler. Definitely a place we'll return to. Thanks again!!

John C.

I was excited to visit this restaurant today as i have driven past it many times since i moved to Vancouver 18 months ago. After today i will never return for any reason. Here is the timeline and food review. Arrived at 11 am, party of 1, seated at 11:10 even though there were many open tables, water brought 11:20, my order "Mixed Grill" taken at 11:32 after many others seated after me ordered and received their meals, salad at 11:34, meal delivered 11:50, shrimp was hard as rubber and salmon was dry, skin burned and tasteless and crabcake was mostly bread with little or no crab meat or taste. Finished meal and paid check #60005 at 12:05. i was too frustrated to complain to management. To go from bad to worse i threw up my lunch when I returned home. Just a very disappointing day.

Daniel B.

Wife and I decided to go on a road trip to Oregon for the day, while we were in route we decided to stop at McGrath's Fish House in Vancouver WA. We used to frequent the McGraths in Federal Way WA until they closed and now sadly this is the closest location to us. We arrived at about 7pm on a Saturday, we were immediately seated, had our drinks, and salad within the first 10 min, amazing. The atmosphere is nice, about normal conversations going on, not loud at all. Restaurant seems to be clean and organized. Wife and I had diet sodas so can't comment on their drinks, I do know that my favorite drink is the shark bite, however we are 3 hours away from home so no drinking for us.. We both ordered our favorite meal which is the bay city salmon, we are eagerly awaiting for our meal. So our dinner arrived within 20 min of being seated, fast service. The only downfall to this experience is that our waitress only showed up to drop off our food, collect our plates and give us our bill, there was no checking to see if we needed anything, or refills on our drink, asking us how everything was, these in my opinion are the most important to customer service, thus the 4 star rating.. Was really hoping for a 5 star review, but I would return if I was in t

Jbrightshadow93 93

Good food and friendly service. Plenty of seafood dishes, and steak & seafood dishes. Great facility, feels like being at a stormy beach without being over the top.

Lydia M.

We hosted a retirement party yesterday at McGrath's for about 35 people and the staff really offered outstanding service!! Usually big groups are a groaner because service is slow, food is cold and you can't get a refill in your drink.... but that was NOT the case yesterday with Hayley and her team - and I mean TEAM because there were at least 10 different faces - who made sure we were well taken care of during the festivities!! Food was great, prices were amazing, and everyone had a excellent time! Kudos to McGrath's!

Barney Burnett

Accessible to disabled and elderly, as well as family.. terrific food, OMG dessert, not cheap, with a beverage figure about $30 person. It was a b-day dinner so being special the price was allowed on fixed income budget.

Jacob Belmont

I could not believe how much food you get for your dollar here. Spent half the money we expected to and could only eat half the portions. The restaurant Is very nice and clean and the service is great.