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Get Your Irish on at McBob's Pub & Grill

The McGinnity - 3 eggs over corned beef hash with a side of hashbrowns
The McGinnity - 3 eggs over corned beef hash with a side of hashbrowns
C. Logarakis

It just wouldn't be McBob's if the servers weren't wearing kilts.

A fixture on West North Avenue, McBob's is famous for it's Corned Beef sandwiches, Reubens, fish fries, and most of all breakfast, especially Sunday brunch.

There is much to choose from, but starting off with a Bloody Dew (A Bloody Mary made with Tullamore Dew) or a Bloody Mary with a Guinness chaser is a good choice.

The Blueberry scones here are moist and delicious. If you feel like a heartier breakfast, then the McGinnity - 3 eggs over easy on a pile of homemade corned beef hash is the way to go, or perhaps the creamy, tender Eggs Benedict, made with a 4 oz. perfectly-cooked cut of tenderloin.

The bacon here is truly delicious - thick cut, and crispy on the outside while staying chewy on the inside.

If lunch items are more your style, the Corned Beef on Rye or the Reuben are both excellent choices. There are also the usual pub offerings of burgers, chicken sandwiches, soups and salads, and some unusual choices, like Liver Sausage on Rye with raw onions, and a Kalamata Olive and Feta salad.

Wednesday and Friday fish fries give you a choice of Perch, Walleye, Halibut steak or Grouper.

For an unusual and delicious appetizer, try a Scotch Egg - a boiled egg that's been encased in flavorful pizza sausage, then breaded and pan fried. It's served with a side of nicely hot horseradish.

McBob's is so popular that The Contingent, a Wisconsin and Illinois-based group from, chose it as their first stop to "showcase", when local Milwaukee TV Station WTMJ4 decided to do a segment on Roadfooders. It was also featured in the 2007 edition of Roadfood creators Jane and Michael Stern's book "Roadfood Sandwiches".

The atmosphere here is casual and friendly, and the service is outstanding. It can get crowded at peak times, so be prepared for a wait.

For More Info:

McBob's Pub and Grill

4919 W. North Avenue, Milwaukee, WI 53208

Phone: 414.871.5050

Website: None

Parking: Small lot in back or street

Outdoor seating: Yes

Reservations: Not required

Dress: Casual

Vegetarian options: Yes

Child-Friendly: 21 and over unless accompanied by a guardian. It is a bar, not just a restaurant

Handicapped Accessible: Yes

Take-out: Yes

Lunch/daily specials: Yes


  • susanews 4 years ago

    McBob's is definitely worth the trip from
    Chicago; I'd even drive twice that far for a place like this! Thanks, Christin!