For one meal (during our 14 day stay), I throw the kids a bone and let them choose the restaurant. I wasn’t surprised that they chose McGuire’s even though we’d be eating there again once our friends made it to paradise. MY kids know the good stuff.
I’m Irish – you’re not going to catch me complaining! 😉
They don’t specialize in seafood but McGuire’s is just an awesome, one of a kind dining experience. Minus the red lights (I find them to be just horrendous), it’s perfection in one restaurant. I know I’ve blogged ad nauseum about McGuire’s amazing attributes so I’ll let it go at this – GO THERE if you’re near Destin.
Our first time around (there were 5 of us – my daughter brought a friend), we split the nachos. Yes, THE nachos. The crazy, huge nachos. Now, I can’t say that they’re perfect nachos but they really are just impressive to look at.
I’ll apologize for all the McGuire’s pics – it’s not really my fault. It’s that damn evil red lighting!
They bring out a big napkin to catch all of the nacho droppings. There were 5 of us and we barely made a dent. We overheard a server, telling their guests that a table in the back ordered 4 nachos for 4 people! I asked the husband if he thought it would be rude if I ran back to take a picture. He opted for the rude. Whatever. That’s just impressive. Who doesn’t want to watch that?
No matter what you order at McGuire’s, ALWAYS get a cup of the senate bean soup (.18!!!). It’s delicious and perfect bean soup!
I’m not even a lover of bean soup and I love THIS soup. I’m done using the word soup now.
Every table gets lots of Honey Black Bread. I’m a big fan of honey.
It really is better than that picture implies – I swear.
First time around, we got…
A steak (for my son, of course) – NY Strip
Pork Chops (they were HUGE!)
And mine, Fish’n’Chips
Okay – as much as I love McGuire’s, I wasn’t in love with my fish. The chips part was good. Big, fat steak fries – hells, yeah!
Second trip (won’t be as many pics because we had repeats from the first trip!)
My husband LOVED the reuben.
And, I got the Wedge Salad
I usually get on the wedge salad for being just pretentious iceburg lettuce but…there was a LOT of bleu cheese on this, therefore, it was excused.
And, my go to awesomeness – Reuben Egg Rolls
Let me just say that McGuire’s kitchen KICKS some serious ASS. (Yes, service is amazing too!)Really – they crank delicious food out like ninjas. My husband and I were in awe of them and I hope they get regularly recognized for being awesome!
I love McGuire’s.
My last tips…
- Bring friends
- Bring your appetite
- Share a meal
- Get a cup of the bean soup
- LOOK at the bathroom door before you go in
- Stop at the gift shop (I own like 6 McGuire’s shirts…and a hat, and water bottles and key chains and a wine glass and…)
And, that’s my final answer.