MacGregor's Grill & Tap Room

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MacGregor's Grill & Tap RoomMacGregor's Grill & Tap Room

Type: Bar, Eatery, Beer-to-go

759 S Main St
Canandaigua, New York, 14424-2214
United States

(585) 394-8080 | map

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Ratings: 14 |  Reviews: 9
Photo of BeerBucks
3.68/5  rDev -5.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5

Photo of SunDevilBeer
3.59/5  rDev -7.9%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 4 | service: 2.75 | selection: 4 | food: 3.75

Visited twice during the afternoon on a trip to the Finger Lakes.

Comfortable place, though could use an update from the 80's-ish decor. Plenty of flat screens around for sports.

Servers were friendly & helpful, though not very knowledgeable about the beer & food service was pretty slow both visits.

Extensive, balanced tap list with various styles & breweries. Served as stadium pours in 20oz dimple mugs (a plus for me, actually). Beers were in good shape & at proper temperature.

Ate wings both times & they were stellar. Everyone else enjoyed their food too.

Great place to visit & hang out. Just don't be in a hurry for food.

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Photo of markb40
2.7/5  rDev -30.8%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 2 | service: 3.5 | selection: 2.5 | food: 2.5

First time here tonight and was excited to check the place out since had heard of their extensive tap selection. Ate in the dining room which was nice, but rather small (probably 10-12 tables for four). A bunch of TV's up around the room with an assortment of sporting events on which was nice. Nice old beer signs hanging around the room.

Service was reasonable. Our waitress was friendly and attentive. Felt a little rushed when we sat down since it was a pretty busy time, but that subsided when a few other tables emptied up.

Selection is a bit misleading. Nice to see Brooklyn Blk. Choco. Stout, Southern Tier IPA and other good New York Brews on tap, but they also had a lot of taps reserved for BMC products and other sub-par offerings. A pretty varied selection, just not a lot on the quality craft-brewed stuff I would expect on a list that long. Prices were fairly reasonable though, although I'm used to beer bars in NYC and Boston which is a very different market.

Food was typical pub fare. A nice selection of burger variations, though be warned that they default cook to Well-Done which is a bit dry for my taste. We also ordered a plate of "tremendous fries" which did not quite live up to the billing.

My major complaint for the night occured right before we left. A friend ordered a dessert of Irish Ale Ice Cream and I decided to have a half pint of Brooklyn BCS while she worked on it. The waitress brought me the glass with the news that they had run out of BCS halfway through the pour, but "don't worry, they filled it the rest of the way with the MacGregor's Milk Stout". D'oh!!! That pretty much ruined the beer experience for me, but I still had a great night with some terrific friends.

I'm not real familiar with the area so don't know if there is another gem around, but I'd say if you're around, this place is worth a stop.

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Photo of Thunderchief
2.5/5  rDev -35.9%
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 2.5 | service: 2.5 | selection: 2.5 | food: 2.5

MacGregor's Grill & Tap Room in Canandaigua, NY
Place rating: 3.9 out of 5 with 14 ratings