Macadam's Bar and Grill

★★★★★
  • 5833 SW Macadam Ave

    Portland, OR 97062

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  • 503-246-6227

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This is the place that I want to be seen every night! This is a wonderful place. A lot of people go here and a lot of them are pretty much like me, glad I have found a place for myself.

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★★★★★

This is the place that I want to be seen every night! This is a wonderful place. A lot of people go here and a lot of them are pretty much like me, glad I have found a place for myself.

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We went to Macadams for lunch on 11/12, here is my review: bad food, bad service. The turkey noodle soup: The noodles tasted like they were straight out of a top ramen package, and the soup was barely warm. It was so chunky, my sister

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★★★★★

We went to Macadams for lunch on 11/12, here is my review: bad food, bad service. The turkey noodle soup: The noodles tasted like they were straight out of a top ramen package, and the soup was barely warm. It was so chunky, my sister

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We went to Macadams for lunch on 11/12, here is my review: bad food, bad service. The turkey noodle soup: The noodles tasted like they were straight out of a top ramen package, and the soup was barely warm. It was so chunky, my sister

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★★★★★

We went to Macadams for lunch on 11/12, here is my review: bad food, bad service. The turkey noodle soup: The noodles tasted like they were straight out of a top ramen package, and the soup was barely warm. It was so chunky, my sister

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I've never been to this restaurant, but I am a die hard wrestling fan!!! Rumors are surfing the web saying local oregonian wrestling legend Billy Jack Haynes owns this restaurant!!! True??? Not True??? Can anyone elaborate??? My

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★★★★★

I've never been to this restaurant, but I am a die hard wrestling fan!!! Rumors are surfing the web saying local oregonian wrestling legend Billy Jack Haynes owns this restaurant!!! True??? Not True??? Can anyone elaborate??? My

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I love coming to Macadam's when I am in town. The place has a friendly atmosphere and always serves up a great drink. It's a great place to see the game because there are many well placed TV's around the place. Also a good spot to play

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★★★★★

I love coming to Macadam's when I am in town. The place has a friendly atmosphere and always serves up a great drink. It's a great place to see the game because there are many well placed TV's around the place. Also a good spot to play

Pros: Diverse menu that is flavorful.

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Overall, I like this place, but I have been unhappy on a couple occasions with the food. Example: I ordered the grilled cheese sandwich this last time and it was, by far, the worst grilled cheese sandwich I've ever had. How it is

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★★★★★

Overall, I like this place, but I have been unhappy on a couple occasions with the food. Example: I ordered the grilled cheese sandwich this last time and it was, by far, the worst grilled cheese sandwich I've ever had. How it is

Pros: Great service and very friendly

Cons: Some items are not that great

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Just went to Macadam's Bar and Grill for the second time. First visit was good - near closing and just stopped in for a couple drinks. Good service, and awesome mac and cheese (especially when expecting typical bar food). This visit I

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★★★★★

Just went to Macadam's Bar and Grill for the second time. First visit was good - near closing and just stopped in for a couple drinks. Good service, and awesome mac and cheese (especially when expecting typical bar food). This visit I

Pros: Live Music, Games, Great Food

Cons: Service was good but a little bit slow

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Great place to watch a game, get a burger and a couple of cold ones. The service is excellent and the shuffleboard kicks ass.

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★★★★☆

Great place to watch a game, get a burger and a couple of cold ones. The service is excellent and the shuffleboard kicks ass.

Pros: parking is easy

Cons: it is not cheap

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This place is great - probably the best sports bar around. I've been coming here for about a year, whether to meet with co-workers, clients, friends or to cheer on the Ducks I've had nothing but great memories and good times there. The food during lunch is great and their happy hour rocks. I haven't had a chance to have dinner there yet. Their menu specials is constantly changing, and their soup is made from scratch. I've been eating there for about a year for lunch and I'm yet to be tired of it.

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★★★★★

This place is great - probably the best sports bar around. I've been coming here for about a year, whether to meet with co-workers, clients, friends or to cheer on the Ducks I've had nothing but great memories and good times there. The food during lunch is great and their happy hour rocks. I haven't had a chance to have dinner there yet. Their menu specials is constantly changing, and their soup is made from scratch. I've been eating there for about a year for lunch and I'm yet to be tired of it.

Pros: SOUP! atmosphere - staff and TVs!

Cons: baked potato soup needs to be served everyday.

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It's your fuctioning alcoholic co-worker that only talks about sports.
Sports bar plain and simple. The what's what of food straight off of the Sysco semi-truck. Happy hour is decent cause you're sucking down drinks not noticing how bad the food is. Atmosphere is a gazillion plasma screens each with a different sports game playing at full volume. Menu is way way overpriced due to zero quality foodwise. If you eat at Burger King on a regular basis, then and only then will you be impressed by the menu.
Unless you're sitting at the bar, the service is mediocre at best. At the actual bar - they are spot on. If you sit at a table and don't like the food, the service is trained to pout and whine until the customer gives up, instead of taking care of the problem. Twice this has happened to me, each time with a different group of people. The first time the pouting happened when our server asked how the food was, and I said "it's fine." The server said "only fine?" then pouted at the table until I gave up and said "it's just fine." She walked away, not to return until I had to go up to the bar to ask for another round for the table. The last time I ate here (& the reason for this negative review) the server actually said to my friend "but it will hurt the cook's feelings if you don't like it and I have to send it back." Direct quote about a salad entree drowning in dressing with undercooked chicken.
If there is a huge game i.e. Super Bowl, World Series, World Cup etc, go for the atmosphere of semi-rowdy sports fans, cheap non-local beer, and heart attack appitizers. Otherwise stay away.

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★★☆☆☆

It's your fuctioning alcoholic co-worker that only talks about sports.
Sports bar plain and simple. The what's what of food straight off of the Sysco semi-truck. Happy hour is decent cause you're sucking down drinks not noticing how bad the food is. Atmosphere is a gazillion plasma screens each with a different sports game playing at full volume. Menu is way way overpriced due to zero quality foodwise. If you eat at Burger King on a regular basis, then and only then will you be impressed by the menu.
Unless you're sitting at the bar, the service is mediocre at best. At the actual bar - they are spot on. If you sit at a table and don't like the food, the service is trained to pout and whine until the customer gives up, instead of taking care of the problem. Twice this has happened to me, each time with a different group of people. The first time the pouting happened when our server asked how the food was, and I said "it's fine." The server said "only fine?" then pouted at the table until I gave up and said "it's just fine." She walked away, not to return until I had to go up to the bar to ask for another round for the table. The last time I ate here (& the reason for this negative review) the server actually said to my friend "but it will hurt the cook's feelings if you don't like it and I have to send it back." Direct quote about a salad entree drowning in dressing with undercooked chicken.
If there is a huge game i.e. Super Bowl, World Series, World Cup etc, go for the atmosphere of semi-rowdy sports fans, cheap non-local beer, and heart attack appitizers. Otherwise stay away.

Pros: tv's everywhere, outside patio

Cons: tv's everywhere and everything else

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There seem to be enough staff for good service, but it didn't happen. I ordered 2 of their speciality martini's, both of which were watered down. I was willing to spend $15.00 on two drinks to get buzzed, but that didn't happen either. At least the drinks were a little cheaper on the check than they were on the menu. It's was a clean and spacious place, but I will not be back. I'll spend my money at home with a bottle of wine instead.

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★★☆☆☆

There seem to be enough staff for good service, but it didn't happen. I ordered 2 of their speciality martini's, both of which were watered down. I was willing to spend $15.00 on two drinks to get buzzed, but that didn't happen either. At least the drinks were a little cheaper on the check than they were on the menu. It's was a clean and spacious place, but I will not be back. I'll spend my money at home with a bottle of wine instead.

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Macadam's has become a favorite place to meet friends since it's centrally located with lots of free parking and easy access to freeways. It also has a great atmosphere, not too loud, excellent TV's, nice bar, just a great casual place with outstanding food!

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★★★★★

Macadam's has become a favorite place to meet friends since it's centrally located with lots of free parking and easy access to freeways. It also has a great atmosphere, not too loud, excellent TV's, nice bar, just a great casual place with outstanding food!

Pros: Great pear slaw - original menu - no corporate food here!

Cons: Can't think of any.

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Decent place, went there on a Saturday night, but the crowd is on the fratty side. I got called "Bro" a lot and saw more aluminum budweisers being carried around than I would care to see. If throwing on a button down shirt and drinking light beer out of an aluminum bottle is your thing, this is your place. There was quite a bit of "talent" throughout the bar however, if you know what I mean. That being said, the beer was in abundance, the bartenders were cool and attentive, and it's pretty nice inside for a sports bar. I'd recommend coming for a game.

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★★★☆☆

Decent place, went there on a Saturday night, but the crowd is on the fratty side. I got called "Bro" a lot and saw more aluminum budweisers being carried around than I would care to see. If throwing on a button down shirt and drinking light beer out of an aluminum bottle is your thing, this is your place. There was quite a bit of "talent" throughout the bar however, if you know what I mean. That being said, the beer was in abundance, the bartenders were cool and attentive, and it's pretty nice inside for a sports bar. I'd recommend coming for a game.

Pros: Good beer selection, nice interior, good service

Cons: Too many people with aluminum bottles

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By far my favorite place in Portland. There is great food, I have never had a black and blue burger that is as good as theirs... I think it is the crispy onion strips they put on top of it. In any case, the services never lets me down. Always friendly, and actually helpful for whatever you need. They have modified an entire section to accommodate the party I am with.

If you haven't gone here yet you must. The Best Place in PDX

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★★★★★

By far my favorite place in Portland. There is great food, I have never had a black and blue burger that is as good as theirs... I think it is the crispy onion strips they put on top of it. In any case, the services never lets me down. Always friendly, and actually helpful for whatever you need. They have modified an entire section to accommodate the party I am with.

If you haven't gone here yet you must. The Best Place in PDX

Pros: Great Food, Good Atmosphere, Best Service

Cons: It is not right next to my house

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Good food and comfortable atmosphere. The staff are friendly and accommodating. The TV's are a plenty for the sports fan. The beer choices are sufficient for Portland and the menu gives enough choices for most. A few unique menu items help to keep your palate fresh.

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★★★★★

Good food and comfortable atmosphere. The staff are friendly and accommodating. The TV's are a plenty for the sports fan. The beer choices are sufficient for Portland and the menu gives enough choices for most. A few unique menu items help to keep your palate fresh.

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The best sports bar in the City, for that matter the nation. I have watched it grow from its infancy to its current age of 2-1/2 years. Owners Ryan and Tally are without a doubt the most enjoyable, honest and hard working restaurateurs. Because of their pleasing nature, they have surrounded themselves with by far the most accommodating, fun filled, expert staff in the business. Now to the really good stuff, the food is out of this world, the menu has something for everybody, and no one week is the same; they have weekly special?s, and I don?t mean just one weekly special a half of dozen items. There is simply no reason to ever have to eat the same thing again, except for the flat iron steak, just cannot get enough of it. Do yourself and your loved ones a favor and head to Macadam?s for the best in food, atmosphere, company, and sports, I promise the friendly staff the great food, and the reasonably pricing will win you over. It has me; I rarely miss a day without my Macadam?s fix.
Good job Ryan and Tally!

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★★★★★

The best sports bar in the City, for that matter the nation. I have watched it grow from its infancy to its current age of 2-1/2 years. Owners Ryan and Tally are without a doubt the most enjoyable, honest and hard working restaurateurs. Because of their pleasing nature, they have surrounded themselves with by far the most accommodating, fun filled, expert staff in the business. Now to the really good stuff, the food is out of this world, the menu has something for everybody, and no one week is the same; they have weekly special?s, and I don?t mean just one weekly special a half of dozen items. There is simply no reason to ever have to eat the same thing again, except for the flat iron steak, just cannot get enough of it. Do yourself and your loved ones a favor and head to Macadam?s for the best in food, atmosphere, company, and sports, I promise the friendly staff the great food, and the reasonably pricing will win you over. It has me; I rarely miss a day without my Macadam?s fix.
Good job Ryan and Tally!

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I had the best experience ever at Macadams Bar and Grill. I had an excellent salad before dinner. Then I had the best burger ever!!! Then I splurged on desert and was very pleased. The customer service was unbelievable!!! The owners, Ryan and Tallie, are two of the nicest people I have ever met!!! They made me feel like I was watching my team play in my very own living room!! The bartender Matt was the best bartender ever plus, WHAT A CUTIE PIE!!!! So I totally give Macadams my upmost,sincere reccomendation and have exclusively made them my spotrs bar!!! So thank you Macadams for making my boring little life really,really exciting and enjoyable!!! I love Matt!!!

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★★★★★

I had the best experience ever at Macadams Bar and Grill. I had an excellent salad before dinner. Then I had the best burger ever!!! Then I splurged on desert and was very pleased. The customer service was unbelievable!!! The owners, Ryan and Tallie, are two of the nicest people I have ever met!!! They made me feel like I was watching my team play in my very own living room!! The bartender Matt was the best bartender ever plus, WHAT A CUTIE PIE!!!! So I totally give Macadams my upmost,sincere reccomendation and have exclusively made them my spotrs bar!!! So thank you Macadams for making my boring little life really,really exciting and enjoyable!!! I love Matt!!!

Pros: 1st- Sports...2nd- Food, 3rd- Staff, 4th-Friendly parking,5th-Drinks,6thPrices

Cons: They are not open 24 hours

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What's not to love about this bar? Great food and atmosphere! The service is always good and I don't feel like I'm beeing treated like cousin Oliver.

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★★★★★

What's not to love about this bar? Great food and atmosphere! The service is always good and I don't feel like I'm beeing treated like cousin Oliver.

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I am used to spending $20-30 on a steak ala carte. By the time i get my starch and sides its another 5-10 bucks. Not the case at Macadams! I was very pleased when i got a 7oz sirloin with garlic mashers and fresh sauteed veggies for under 17 bucks. It was juicy, flavorful and cooked my temp preference. The bartender, Chad I think) was very helpful and made me a great Manhattan. My wife had the mango salmon which was also exceptional. She had some drink that was fruity and strong. She loved it. Not sure what it was since he appeared to have made it up on the spot. Looking forward to the next time we are in town.

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★★★★★

I am used to spending $20-30 on a steak ala carte. By the time i get my starch and sides its another 5-10 bucks. Not the case at Macadams! I was very pleased when i got a 7oz sirloin with garlic mashers and fresh sauteed veggies for under 17 bucks. It was juicy, flavorful and cooked my temp preference. The bartender, Chad I think) was very helpful and made me a great Manhattan. My wife had the mango salmon which was also exceptional. She had some drink that was fruity and strong. She loved it. Not sure what it was since he appeared to have made it up on the spot. Looking forward to the next time we are in town.

Pros: Great food & drinks, plenty of parking

Cons: too Bright inside

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This restaurant has exceptional food and service and can accomodate for business meetings, parties, and fun any night of the week. I love the owners and the staff in general is awesome! I eat here at least once a week and hold an event there at least once a month. What a great neighborhood establishment should be. Thank you Macadams!

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★★★★★

This restaurant has exceptional food and service and can accomodate for business meetings, parties, and fun any night of the week. I love the owners and the staff in general is awesome! I eat here at least once a week and hold an event there at least once a month. What a great neighborhood establishment should be. Thank you Macadams!

Pros: Parking, Seasonal Specials, Service, Accomodations for Events

Cons: More locations would be great!

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I really enjoy this place... they have a good selection of beer, good food, and lots of TVs to watch all the games on. If you are craving for a good burger that is what I recommend. Very high quality beef. Service is ok, pool tables are new, bathrooms are as clean as a hospital, lighting is comfortable - not too bright and not too dark, shuffle board is free and overall it's just an enjoyable place to relax, have a few drinks and some food. Also it's smoke free - so this sports bar is actually one of my favs.

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★★★★☆

I really enjoy this place... they have a good selection of beer, good food, and lots of TVs to watch all the games on. If you are craving for a good burger that is what I recommend. Very high quality beef. Service is ok, pool tables are new, bathrooms are as clean as a hospital, lighting is comfortable - not too bright and not too dark, shuffle board is free and overall it's just an enjoyable place to relax, have a few drinks and some food. Also it's smoke free - so this sports bar is actually one of my favs.

Pros: clean, no smoke, tons of TV, and fresh food

Cons: Kinda big place - so everyone is spread out.

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Macadam's is the best all around. The game's always on, the drinks are stiff and the shuffleboard table is salty. And bonus, it's smoke-free so you don't leave smelling like you just spent the evening swimming in an ashtray.

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★★★★★

Macadam's is the best all around. The game's always on, the drinks are stiff and the shuffleboard table is salty. And bonus, it's smoke-free so you don't leave smelling like you just spent the evening swimming in an ashtray.

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I must say that the friendly staff, great food made this an ideal place to hold a party for my wife's birthday. They worked to accomadate our every need. The food was fabulous, and the atmosphere was fun and energetic. Whether your looking to book a party or sit down and enjoy a game with a bunch of friends this is a great place in Portland that everyone should enjoy. I highly recommend Macadam's and am positive you will enjoy your visit.

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★★★★★

I must say that the friendly staff, great food made this an ideal place to hold a party for my wife's birthday. They worked to accomadate our every need. The food was fabulous, and the atmosphere was fun and energetic. Whether your looking to book a party or sit down and enjoy a game with a bunch of friends this is a great place in Portland that everyone should enjoy. I highly recommend Macadam's and am positive you will enjoy your visit.

Pros: Shuffleboard, loads of TV's, good bands, outside patio, pool tables, great food!

Cons: No free drinks for those that recommend the place. What?

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You are going to love this place. The food is awesome, the bands are off the charts and the servers are cool and helpful. The owners are involved on a daily basis which means quality every day. I am really fond of their salads and find their fish dishes superb.

Give them a try and you'll be back.
Rocky7

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★★★★★

You are going to love this place. The food is awesome, the bands are off the charts and the servers are cool and helpful. The owners are involved on a daily basis which means quality every day. I am really fond of their salads and find their fish dishes superb.

Give them a try and you'll be back.
Rocky7

Pros: Service, food, TV set up

Cons: none

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This is just a nice place to go to have fun, great burgers, just good food. The atmosphere is great, the staff is so friendly. The people at Macadams are so happy,they just want to have a good time.

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★★★★★

This is just a nice place to go to have fun, great burgers, just good food. The atmosphere is great, the staff is so friendly. The people at Macadams are so happy,they just want to have a good time.

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My husband and I visited Macadam's to watch my cousin's band play...Scott Gallegos. Check him out!! He's awesome!

We really enjoyed the atmosphere of the bar, the fact that it is non-smoking and the food was great! And my hubby loves shuffleboard. We will definitely be back!

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★★★★☆

My husband and I visited Macadam's to watch my cousin's band play...Scott Gallegos. Check him out!! He's awesome!

We really enjoyed the atmosphere of the bar, the fact that it is non-smoking and the food was great! And my hubby loves shuffleboard. We will definitely be back!

Pros: Great music, great food, non-smoking.

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I just started to frequent Macadam's recently and have had great experiences. The bartender is always great and poors a good drink. They're always happy to find any game I want. The NTN trivia is a blast too.

Haven't tried the food yet.....

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I just started to frequent Macadam's recently and have had great experiences. The bartender is always great and poors a good drink. They're always happy to find any game I want. The NTN trivia is a blast too.

Haven't tried the food yet.....

Pros: Service, availability of games on TV and non smoking atmosphere

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i went on a live music night and it was a good time and the food is really good too. well worth it to check out.

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★★★★★

i went on a live music night and it was a good time and the food is really good too. well worth it to check out.

Pros: good happy hour

Cons: none

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This place has less ambience and personality than a surburban TGIFriday's. It seems from looking at the other reviews that I am not alone in how I feel about this place. Terrible service, watered down drinks, and awful food. Maybe the owners should spend less time defending their shortcomings on here and more time improving their business.

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★☆☆☆☆

This place has less ambience and personality than a surburban TGIFriday's. It seems from looking at the other reviews that I am not alone in how I feel about this place. Terrible service, watered down drinks, and awful food. Maybe the owners should spend less time defending their shortcomings on here and more time improving their business.

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I've been here about six times since the place opened, and there are few things to like so I'll start there.

Five of those six times our servers have been exceptionally good looking, with no attitude and actually very friendly and even fun while remaining professional. Its lovely that it is a nice big space. Now we're done with the good stuff.

Food - wreched, and yes i know, its bar food. The sixth time we came in at about 10, menu said they closed at 11. Our wait person snapped "we're closed!" when we asked if we could order a drink. When they came back by i said "this menu says you close in an hour, did you change your hours?" "NO! we need an hour to close down the kitchen" and walked off. I didn't figure pointing out a gin and tonic didn't require much in the way of cooking, but opted to leave instead. The time prior to that, i had the 'opportunity' to order 4 or 5 drinks. Before that time, i honestly though "watered down" drinks was an expression. I had a manhattan - what i got was icky sweet and bitter, tasting like 7 up and somewhat carbonated. Instead of being amber brown, it was more of a smoker's yellow. After 5 drinks, i still felt 100%, i'm guessing that between the five, i still had less than one jigger of booze. I can usually feel a substancial impact with one glass of wine or half to one cocktail. Double that amount and i start to feel drunk. I would never have ordered 5 except that 5 should have put me on the floor and yet after 4 i still didn't even turn my trademark "red after the first sip".

Here's one place i wouldn't mind seeing taken over by a chain place if they had decent food and drinks.

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★★☆☆☆

I've been here about six times since the place opened, and there are few things to like so I'll start there.

Five of those six times our servers have been exceptionally good looking, with no attitude and actually very friendly and even fun while remaining professional. Its lovely that it is a nice big space. Now we're done with the good stuff.

Food - wreched, and yes i know, its bar food. The sixth time we came in at about 10, menu said they closed at 11. Our wait person snapped "we're closed!" when we asked if we could order a drink. When they came back by i said "this menu says you close in an hour, did you change your hours?" "NO! we need an hour to close down the kitchen" and walked off. I didn't figure pointing out a gin and tonic didn't require much in the way of cooking, but opted to leave instead. The time prior to that, i had the 'opportunity' to order 4 or 5 drinks. Before that time, i honestly though "watered down" drinks was an expression. I had a manhattan - what i got was icky sweet and bitter, tasting like 7 up and somewhat carbonated. Instead of being amber brown, it was more of a smoker's yellow. After 5 drinks, i still felt 100%, i'm guessing that between the five, i still had less than one jigger of booze. I can usually feel a substancial impact with one glass of wine or half to one cocktail. Double that amount and i start to feel drunk. I would never have ordered 5 except that 5 should have put me on the floor and yet after 4 i still didn't even turn my trademark "red after the first sip".

Here's one place i wouldn't mind seeing taken over by a chain place if they had decent food and drinks.

Pros: most of the time - lovely staff

Cons: colored water instead of thunder water, bad food and just lame

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This place with the non-smoking is wonderful. Their happy hour is amazing and the shuffle board for free can not be beat. I think you just have to get the right waiter. I can see them being run ragged so I do think they could stand to hire a few more, but we always sit in Kevin's section and we get great service and he always on the go bring us food and our drinks.

This place is great for any happy hour crowd!

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★★★★★

This place with the non-smoking is wonderful. Their happy hour is amazing and the shuffle board for free can not be beat. I think you just have to get the right waiter. I can see them being run ragged so I do think they could stand to hire a few more, but we always sit in Kevin's section and we get great service and he always on the go bring us food and our drinks.

This place is great for any happy hour crowd!

Pros: Great food and atmosphere

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Great place to watch a game or just to hang out for drinks and good food. Clean, classy interior and no smoking!! Lots of TV's, shuffleboard, Pool and Live bands on the weekends. I recommend the Happy Hour food specials, can't beat the price!

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★★★★★

Great place to watch a game or just to hang out for drinks and good food. Clean, classy interior and no smoking!! Lots of TV's, shuffleboard, Pool and Live bands on the weekends. I recommend the Happy Hour food specials, can't beat the price!

Pros: Great Happy Hour and fun atmosphere

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This place is not far from our home and every time I suggest that we go there I always have second guess my suggestion because the service there can be so horrible.

I made my suggestion to go there last night (Sunday) thinking that it would be somewhat lively and not too crowded since it was Sunday night football. The place as expected was 1/2 full at 7:30pm which is what I had figured however there were only 2 people working the entire restaurant. TWO PEOPLE!! The bartender and a waiter. The waiter did the best he could and told us that they were shorthanded since 2 other people went home. We were understanding and patient with our meals except for the fact that he screwed up our order but when he too it he did not write anything down (why do people do this?? is it a game for them??).

Anyway..after talking to him I learned that 2 people went home because they thought that they were not going to be busy that night. Are you kidding me? A Sunday night at a sports bar? You are supposed to be a full restaurant not a bar are you not??? How could you send people home?

I feel obligated to write this review since this was the worst it has ever been here. There are times before where they have been somewhat shorthanded and not really ever staffed properly. In the times that I have eaten there I have never seen a manager or anyone really who looks in charge besides a hostess.

I wish that this place spent more money on their staffing as opposed to buying another 1/2 dozen flat panel TV screens. Maybe someone there will read this review and wake up. No one will come and watch your TV's if your service is horrible.

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This place is not far from our home and every time I suggest that we go there I always have second guess my suggestion because the service there can be so horrible.

I made my suggestion to go there last night (Sunday) thinking that it would be somewhat lively and not too crowded since it was Sunday night football. The place as expected was 1/2 full at 7:30pm which is what I had figured however there were only 2 people working the entire restaurant. TWO PEOPLE!! The bartender and a waiter. The waiter did the best he could and told us that they were shorthanded since 2 other people went home. We were understanding and patient with our meals except for the fact that he screwed up our order but when he too it he did not write anything down (why do people do this?? is it a game for them??).

Anyway..after talking to him I learned that 2 people went home because they thought that they were not going to be busy that night. Are you kidding me? A Sunday night at a sports bar? You are supposed to be a full restaurant not a bar are you not??? How could you send people home?

I feel obligated to write this review since this was the worst it has ever been here. There are times before where they have been somewhat shorthanded and not really ever staffed properly. In the times that I have eaten there I have never seen a manager or anyone really who looks in charge besides a hostess.

I wish that this place spent more money on their staffing as opposed to buying another 1/2 dozen flat panel TV screens. Maybe someone there will read this review and wake up. No one will come and watch your TV's if your service is horrible.

Pros: Good food, plenty of parking, full bar

Cons: Inconsistent service, lack of management on the floor, run like a chain resturant

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Wow! I went here for the local artist showcase on Thursday nights, which I highly recommend! It was a lot bigger than I thought it was going to be. A section for the music, a section for TV/sports, a section for pool tables and a section for just sitting and eating. The wait staff was great, the drinks well made and the food was very good. I've been telling my friends and family about this place and can't wait to go again.

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★★★★★

Wow! I went here for the local artist showcase on Thursday nights, which I highly recommend! It was a lot bigger than I thought it was going to be. A section for the music, a section for TV/sports, a section for pool tables and a section for just sitting and eating. The wait staff was great, the drinks well made and the food was very good. I've been telling my friends and family about this place and can't wait to go again.

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I was surprised at how spacious and clean this bar was. It is non smoking, lots of room, comfortable. There is a separate room for pool and shuffle board so you don't have people walking through while you're playing. There's a great little nook where they have live music, but you can sit in other areas if you just want to talk. We only had the fruit and cheese platter but, judging by that, the food is excellent.

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★★★★★

I was surprised at how spacious and clean this bar was. It is non smoking, lots of room, comfortable. There is a separate room for pool and shuffle board so you don't have people walking through while you're playing. There's a great little nook where they have live music, but you can sit in other areas if you just want to talk. We only had the fruit and cheese platter but, judging by that, the food is excellent.

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Surprisingly great atmosphere inside... nice TVs... and comfortable. Service is good, casual, and never any pressure to buy something you don't want like a fancy drink. Great place to grab a burger and beer...and speaking of burgers...they are HUGE. Pool table is nice and cost only about 75 cents. Great menu items too.

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★★★★★

Surprisingly great atmosphere inside... nice TVs... and comfortable. Service is good, casual, and never any pressure to buy something you don't want like a fancy drink. Great place to grab a burger and beer...and speaking of burgers...they are HUGE. Pool table is nice and cost only about 75 cents. Great menu items too.

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Being that it is non smoking, it is a nice atmosphere. It is lighted nicely, and there was some live music. The wait staff (bartenders) seemed really busy, and it took a while to get service. We played darts back in the gaming area, the dartboard is kind of old school, but works. No waitresses came back to ask if we wanted more drinks, which was kind of a let down.

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★★★☆☆

Being that it is non smoking, it is a nice atmosphere. It is lighted nicely, and there was some live music. The wait staff (bartenders) seemed really busy, and it took a while to get service. We played darts back in the gaming area, the dartboard is kind of old school, but works. No waitresses came back to ask if we wanted more drinks, which was kind of a let down.

Pros: No Smoking, Nice atmosphere

Cons: Slow wait staff

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This is a very nice new club/restaurant. We hadn't been there since it was Mazzi's way back when. The menu is top notch without the excessive price. Our server took our order in a timely manner and our burgers were just as we requested. We enjoyed the large open feel, excellent service and especially that it's non-smoking. The band playing was an excellent variety band and we really had a good time. The only thing we didn't care for was all the TV's blaring. This is too nice a place to be just another damn sports bar.

We'll be back!

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★★★★★

This is a very nice new club/restaurant. We hadn't been there since it was Mazzi's way back when. The menu is top notch without the excessive price. Our server took our order in a timely manner and our burgers were just as we requested. We enjoyed the large open feel, excellent service and especially that it's non-smoking. The band playing was an excellent variety band and we really had a good time. The only thing we didn't care for was all the TV's blaring. This is too nice a place to be just another damn sports bar.

We'll be back!

Pros: parking, diverse menu, great service, live music.

Cons: Sports bar. Too many TVs.

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Great upscale NON-smoking bar and restaurant not too far out of downtown. Good food and Happy Hour every day of the week, even Sundays (to my surprise). I came in not expecting much because of what it used to be but was blown away by the huge bar and all the flat screen TV's. The game I wanted to watch wasn't on but the friendly people found it and I had my own TV to myself. I looked around and noticed they had something going on every day of the week. Live music on the weekends, and fun stuff like bingo (who does that anymore :)! I was impressed. They need a better patio for the summer but overall a great place to watch any sport anyday. Cheers!

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★★★★★

Great upscale NON-smoking bar and restaurant not too far out of downtown. Good food and Happy Hour every day of the week, even Sundays (to my surprise). I came in not expecting much because of what it used to be but was blown away by the huge bar and all the flat screen TV's. The game I wanted to watch wasn't on but the friendly people found it and I had my own TV to myself. I looked around and noticed they had something going on every day of the week. Live music on the weekends, and fun stuff like bingo (who does that anymore :)! I was impressed. They need a better patio for the summer but overall a great place to watch any sport anyday. Cheers!

Pros: great beers on tap, Loads of TV's and friendly staff.

Cons: too bright during the days and daytime house music might put you to sleep.

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Macadam's Bar and Grill is a breath of fresh air in the crowded Portland Bar scene. It's super versatile, a place where families can eat during the day and a nice place to relax after dark. It's a huge space with a warmly decorated interior. There's a stage in the middle of the place, where live bands play. The drinks are good and the food is an upscale spin on traditional BBQ and bar food, but doesn't have the upscale bar price tag. There are many big screen TV's and it's become a hot spot to watch the big game on the weekends.

****UPDATE ON MY PREVIOUS REVIEW*****

I have been to Macadam's several times for breakfast, lunch and dinner. We even had our company Christmas party there. The service is always SLOW. The waitress looked at me more then once like I had two heads when I tried to order "lightened up" aka, more calorie health friendly versions of their food. So what if the chef picks specialty ingredients to complement each dish? I am paying good money for my food and should be accomodated accordingly. As for our office Christmas party - we got there with our boss and his wife, waiting for others to join, only to find out that the restaurant had bumped our party to a table in the back (near the band, we couldn't hear a thing) when our boss had reserved the private room. They had bumped us to make room for a larger party without telling anyone until we arrived. It was very unprofessional.

Bottom line - Macadam's was better when the first opened and had something to prove!!!

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★★★☆☆

Macadam's Bar and Grill is a breath of fresh air in the crowded Portland Bar scene. It's super versatile, a place where families can eat during the day and a nice place to relax after dark. It's a huge space with a warmly decorated interior. There's a stage in the middle of the place, where live bands play. The drinks are good and the food is an upscale spin on traditional BBQ and bar food, but doesn't have the upscale bar price tag. There are many big screen TV's and it's become a hot spot to watch the big game on the weekends.

****UPDATE ON MY PREVIOUS REVIEW*****

I have been to Macadam's several times for breakfast, lunch and dinner. We even had our company Christmas party there. The service is always SLOW. The waitress looked at me more then once like I had two heads when I tried to order "lightened up" aka, more calorie health friendly versions of their food. So what if the chef picks specialty ingredients to complement each dish? I am paying good money for my food and should be accomodated accordingly. As for our office Christmas party - we got there with our boss and his wife, waiting for others to join, only to find out that the restaurant had bumped our party to a table in the back (near the band, we couldn't hear a thing) when our boss had reserved the private room. They had bumped us to make room for a larger party without telling anyone until we arrived. It was very unprofessional.

Bottom line - Macadam's was better when the first opened and had something to prove!!!

Pros: Great food, good prices, non-smoking

Cons: can be dead at certain times of the day, slow service

More about Macadam's Bar and Grill

Macadam's is an upscale sportsbar just outside of downtown. Our American Grill menu provides scratch made recipes in a comfortable and clean atmosphere. Enjoy their large patio in the Summer or our two fireplaces in the Winter. In addition to great food and friendly service, we offer 28 wide screen TVs, pool, shuffleboard, darts, and live music. Fourteen college alumni associations call Macadam’s home, but any and all sports fans can enjoy games at this great venue. With 7500 square feet to offer, Macadam’s’ is a great place for large groups too. Stop by and you will find much more than your average sportsbar.

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Sports bar quiets growling stomachs with hefty burgers and a great beer selection; features pool, darts and giant TVs.

 

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