If you’re looking for mouth-watering fare that can’t be found anywhere else in town – while enjoying a sporting event and your favorite brew – you want to visit MaGee’s. It’s under new ownership and complete with a new executive chef.
“Our goal is to make the Tavern a much more family-oriented place,” said Robert Waldon, one of the new owners of MaGee’s. “We found that people really wanted to see quality food in the restaurant, so we hired new chefs that have backgrounds in cooking Irish fare and American cuisine.”
Everything is freshly-made to order with local produce. The menu caters to all ages and tastes including burgers and sandwiches with fresh-cut chips or sweet potato fries, as well as delicious dishes such as Irish Whiskey Chicken Boxty or traditional fish and chips. Other restaurant dishes will be available but with a unique MaGee’s twist.
“We are also working on a new bar menu featuring local wines from the Fallbrook winery, along with some of the wines from Temecula and Murrieta,” said Robert, who owns the tavern with his brother, Steve. “We didn’t have a wine selection before. We will have wine from standard vineyards so connoisseurs can recognize the labels. We will also have a more standardized cocktail menu, with specialties.”
In addition, there will be nightly specials offered throughout the week, with a new children’s menu available for family dining. There is also a game area for children and the young at heart to indulge in while they wait for their meals, said Robert.
“We’re trying to provide an entertainment value,” said Robert. “We will have a monthly schedule so people know what type of music is being played each night, letting them get that flavor of music they want.”
While MaGee’s is a sports bar, it boasts old-time charm with a more traditional pub feel. “We want it to have a more homey feel,” he explained. “We also wanted to keep the Irish theme of the bar.” said Robert.
Robert explained that the new pub name, MaGee’s Tavern, was based on the maiden name of Amelia Reche, who was an early settler of Fallbrook with husband Vital Reche.
“We did some research and found that some MaGees still live in the area. We wanted to give the pub a more historical name,” he said. “Our goal is to remodel, bring local history into the pub – bring back pictures of the original settlers, some of the historic packaging labels, and some pictures of the first Avocado Festival and Car Show.”
MaGee’s Tavern is open daily at 11 a.m. (9 a.m. for major sporting events), and closes at 11 p.m. Sundays through Wednesdays, midnight on Thursdays, and 2 a.m. on Fridays and Saturdays. Happy Hour will be offered weekdays from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m.