McGarrey's Oakwood Cafe

1624 W 38th St, Erie
(814) 866-0552

Recent Reviews


Came here with my husband on a Sunday evening for dinner. We got one of the last tables available. We got the hot roast beef and stuffed cabbage. Everything was really good, portions were huge, and we enjoyed the home style foods. The waitress was also very friendly. I would definitely come back!

Jim And Kitsy Zang

Was my first time there and enjoyed it. Good food and fast service..

Sara Foringer

Eh, ordered a grilled chicken salad. Huge bowl of bag lettuce salad mix, some of it was brown. The chicken was bland and didn't seem made to order, 2 whole cherry tomatoes, 4 slices of cucumber and one hard boiled egg with a bunch of fries on it. No cheese, onions or croutons... just overall a very sad, bland bare minimum, basic salad for over $11. Not overly impressed and probably will not return. The staff was very efficient and nice though!

Lance E

How I have never been there in my 30 years back in Erie, I don't know. Wonderful home cooking. The service was awesome. The food is excellent. After I went the first time, I had to go back later that week. It'll be a regular dinner spot for me from now on.

Mike P

The fish was excellent! Our table of 6 all enjoyed their meals.

Frankie D

Comfort food. Reasonably priced. Generous portions.

Matty P

Service was excellent. The Rueben sandwich was delicious. Lunch was awesome. Price was reasonable!!!!!

Steve H.

My wife and I took the kids up for a two night trip to Presque Isle. Looking for dinner one night this placed popped up online. With a 5 and 2 year old it's hard to find places with food they eat. They were very busy on a Thursday night but got us in. The menu had so many things to pick I literally couldn't make up my mind. The servers were all hustling their butts off. Helping each other. The food was exceptional! Had beers, an app and 4 meals for only 53 bucks. You could tell a lot of old people go there and have drinks at the bar. Got a real neighborhood feel. I'm not sure what people's expectations are reading comments but this place was awesome!


It was great! The food was amazing and hot and fresh. Our waitress was very nice, she went above and beyond making sure our order was right and we had everything we needed. Even when we packed up to go she was so nice and wrapped my tray when I accidentally broke it. I can't wait to go back!

John Piotrowicz

Great meal like usual.

Jay Sebbens

First time at McGarrey’s. What a great place. Had the perch and chicken parmesan both were delicious. Unbelievable menu. Extensive selections. Hospitality unmatched, service impeccable and friendly. Kevin the owner makes it a point to personally greet his guests from Pittsburgh as it was his home! Nice place nice people. Definitely will visit Every time when in Erie.

Daniel Gennaro

Always love supporting this local restaurant! Great prices and excellent portions! They always have a range of dinner specials which usually include a potato, salad and roll. Can’t beat it! Our server was a lil’ less than social and also gave someone I was with mashed instead of fries but overall I love this place

Wanda Graham

Have gone to the Oakwood since the owners purchased this restaurant. I have always had great food, service, and never been disappointed in any visit. McGarrey's Oakwood rocks.

Hollee Hollee84

Everything is amazing unless you order to go, then half the stuff is missing. I have ordered delivery and I love the Greek fries but unfortunately it never comes with the Greek sauce and we have to go pick it up.

Patrick Sheeley

Fantastic food at reasonable prices. Have never had anything bad from the Oakwood. If you have never had one of their ruebens you owe it to yourself to try one, they are huge and delicious.

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