Tucked away inside a shopping plaza just a stone’s throw from the MacGregor Downs Country Club in Cary, the MacGregor Draft House has been serving pub-style food to this nearby neighborhood of Raleigh for more than ten years. And, it may surprise you to know that inside this hidden gem, there is more than a sports bar and beer vibe. The MacGregor Draft House has a clearly defined dining room, where families can enjoy a casual meal any day or night of the week, and a separate area with additional seating to please the bar crowd.
With reasonable prices, the MacGregor Draft House offers more than 13 burger selections, ranging from your basic Hamburger ($7.29), to a Fromage Au Trois, which combines three types of cheese – American, provolone and Swiss, the El Paso, blackened burger with jalapenos and pepper jack cheese, and the Kansas City ($8.49), barbecue sauce, grilled onions and American cheese. In addition, the salad options are quite impressive. With specialty salads like the BLT Wedge ($7.49) and Hollywood Cobb ($8.49), foodies can partake in their love affair of bacon, without the guilt of eating bread. And when that doesn’t suffice, their “Make-a-Salad” option provides you with an affordable salad base, with choices ranging from House, which is romaine and iceberg lettuce with cheese, tomato, onion and croutons, to a Caesar, or Greek, or even a Pre-Cran Salad, featuring mixed greens, cranberry, pecan, feta, tomato, onion, and croutons ($5.99). And if that isn’t enough, for a few dollars more, you can add any topping to your salad such as Salmon ($4.00), Blackened Beef Tips ($3.50), Fried or Grilled Chicken ($2.50), or even Fried Shrimp ($3.00). Even the list of dressings will enhance your salad; by offering you some of the classics and some creative combos too, like cucumber wasabi, poppy seed and Worcestershire vinaigrette.
The MacGregor Draft House features daily specials before 4 pm, with selections including their ‘famous’ Burgers and Chicken sandwiches ($5.99), Full Rack of Ribs and Fries ($13), and Meatloaf platter ($7.99).
Whether you’re a group looking for a large table indoors, or seating on the outdoor patio, the MacGregor Draft House takes reservations, accepts credit cards, and even provides a little ‘mood’ music, featuring a juke box.
Hours: Monday – Sunday 12 p.m. – 12 a.m. / Monday – Saturday 11 a.m. – 2 a.m.
Location: 107 Edinburgh South, Cary