Thursday, May 04, 2006

McCarty's Restaurant & Tavern

If U ever drove on 75 near LBJ, then U saw The Golden Eagle Restaurant, opened by Jack McCarty in 1958. Jack died in ‘72, and tho the McCarty family still owned the bldg, other people ran the Golden Eagle. Its last owner ran it right into the ground, declaring bankruptcy and auctioning off the fixtures in late ’05. Well it’s been reopened by the McCarty family – specifically Jack’s grandson, Jason Brown, whose b.g. includes bartending. They lost the "Golden Eagle" trademark (named after the Golden Eagles football team at Richardson High) so they’re calling it McCarty’s Restaurant & Tavern; they’re reprising the good ol' American style menu with steaks, stews, sammies, & other family recipes.

215 North Central Expwy, Richardson. 972-234-2111. Opening approx may 17

20 Comments:

At May 04, 2006 2:32 PM, Anonymous ice-cream-head said...

HaHa I'm 1st
Great Story! Very cool to read the "data" (past and present) on the place. Can't wait to check it out...THX TG!

 
At May 04, 2006 4:04 PM, Anonymous coworker said...

T.G. - the Golden Eagle is part of my commute. And I did see the sign for McCarty's, and wondered what it was. Now I know. Muchas gracias

 
At May 04, 2006 4:32 PM, Anonymous clairevoyant said...

I liked the links!
Speaking of links, the PGA golfers are here in Charlotte this weekend, just heard that one of them got arrested? I remember when golfers were too gentlemanly to get into trouble!

 
At May 04, 2006 6:29 PM, Anonymous soofsayer said...

Clairevoyant's recollection of the days when golfers were gentlemanly shows that she has as much of a window into the deep past as she does the future. Her omniscience runs in both directions! Foward and backward! Is she also ambi-dextrous? Can she rub her stomach with one hand and form circles over her head with the other? Methinks yes!

 
At May 04, 2006 7:39 PM, Anonymous killthemedia said...

Golf, the gentlemen's sport. One of the only sports where there's a bar in the clubhouse and the only women allowed inside are hookers. Those guys really know how to do it.

Didn't golf originate in Scotland? The land of abusive drunks who wear skirts?

 
At May 04, 2006 7:40 PM, Blogger Twisted Link said...

Great comment!

 
At May 04, 2006 8:56 PM, Anonymous tiger woods said...

I don't appreciate your stereotypical thinking, people!!!

 
At May 04, 2006 9:28 PM, Blogger BK said...

If clairevoyant "recollects" gentlemanly golfers, then I guess she has never "seen" Ted Knight, Bill Murray and Rodney Dangerfield on the back nine.

It's a sad echo, a slipping clairevoyant. Time for a chakra renewal link, tg

 
At May 04, 2006 10:55 PM, Anonymous chaka khan said...

Clairevoyant, I feel for you!

 
At May 05, 2006 9:33 AM, Anonymous clairevoyant said...

my, my, my! a little teapot tempest!!

soof: no, i can't rub and pat, but i can chew gum and walk!

bk: i guess i'm thinking of professional golfers, like John Daly?
and, i may not be as good as i once was, but i'm as good once as i ever was! (futk)

chaka: thanks for the good wishes!

 
At May 08, 2006 11:23 AM, Blogger Nathan said...

I ate at the Golden Eagle practically every day during the Summer of '82 while my family was remodeling a house near Heights Park. When I drove by yesterday I saw they have a website (not much up there yet):

 
At May 08, 2006 2:26 PM, Anonymous passing through said...

When you drive by, you'll see they have a sharp neon sign, too.

 
At June 12, 2006 9:34 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

WHAT'S UP WITH NOT BEING OPEN DURING THE DAY? 5PM TO 2AM SOUNDS LIKE PURE HONKY TONK TO ME////////NOT THE EAGLE FOR SURE//////

 
At June 18, 2006 4:01 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It is now open for at 11am till 2 am! The grand openning was last night and it was great!!!

 
At June 18, 2006 4:53 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Don't bother going! Irish tavern in name only and the service really sucks. Ordered a cobb salad which had a surprising amount of dirt in the lettuce - just thankful I didn't break a tooth! Nothing Irish on the menu. Serving Guiness doesn't qualify one as Irish. Bimbos working there today didn't even know what the World Cup was and it took them 10 minutes to find it. No thanks, I won't be back and I'll be telling everyone else to avoid the disappointment too!

 
At June 19, 2006 10:12 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

this place has much potential. give it some time to work out the small kinks and it will be great. and even though some cry babies whine about the servers not knowing what the world cup is, McCartys will be doing much business regardless. and ive had the cobb salad which was awesome and didnt have any dirt in it. maybe you need to take a bath before you eat there so you dont get dirt in the food.

 
At August 15, 2006 4:14 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

McCarty's is awesome! We have been there twice and have had so much fun both times. The sliders (Little bar burgers) where delicious! The best was that even though people were smoking in there, it did not smell like smoke and you didn't leave there smelling like smoke. Love That! The word is going to get out about this place and it will be huge!

 
At October 23, 2006 7:17 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I agree with the guy who said the service and food both suck. They ignored us when we went in ...then brought us the wrong order...never asked how anything was...it was like they could care less if we were there so ...guess what...we wont be there again!

 
At April 03, 2007 8:15 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The service was terrible. It took forever to get the food out and it was not a busy night. The onion rings and fries are frozen and not good. The salad is just bagged...nothing to brag about. This was our first and last trip there.

 
At March 27, 2008 11:47 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's a Tavern, TV's everywhere, Cold beer and good times. I don't eat cobb salad, but if I did I don't think I'd actually take the time to post to the world I had a good or bad one.
Fast food sucks.
Corporate Cookie cutter food sucks.
(MBM & SYSCO trucks you see on the road bring the same frozen crap to each and everyone of them.) I like McCartys because it's family owned and operated. You find anything and everything wrong with anything if your just that kind of person. Good food rules!!!
Stacy

 

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