McGrath Clambakes & Catering Reviews

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144 Reviews for McGrath Clambakes & Catering

Recommended by 100% of couples

5.0 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 5.0
  • Professionalism 5.0
  • Flexibility 5.0
  • Value 4.9
  • Average response time 5.0

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  • Olivia

    Olivia Noel · Getting married on 04/09/2021

    5.0
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    Fantastic staff and delicious food

    McGrath's was such a pleasure to work with! Everything from choosing the menu, tweaking it to how we wanted, the staff the day of, and our coordinator were so fantastic and the process was stress-free. The food was delicious and our guests couldn't stop raving about their meal! The poached pear and walnut salad with goat cheese was a hit. I would absolutely recommend McGrath's to anyone in RI or the surrounding areas as their caterer!

    Sent on 10/03/2019

    McGrath Clambakes & Catering's reply:

    Hi Olivia,
    It was such an honor to be a part of your big day with Eric! Thank you for your kind words.

    Cheers,
    Gillian
  • JennieD

    Jennie · Getting married on 06/18/2020

    5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
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    We received so many compliments on both the food and service - McGrath was outstanding in both areas. Recommended highly! They helped make our New England wedding just that much more amazing.

    Sent on 07/15/2015
  • Cori

    Cori McWilliams · Married on 09/21/2019

    5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
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    Perfection from start to finish.

    Alexis and the team were fantastic during the pre-planning, on-site, and final execution. Could NOT have imagined my day without them. The food was so delicious and we are still getting compliments on how great everything was! Thank you McGrath's!

    Sent on 11/11/2019

    McGrath Clambakes & Catering's reply:

    Thank you so much Cori! It was a pleasure to help you along this journey. We with you both all the best. Enjoy the holiday season!
    ~Alexis
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    Susan & Louis Manzo · Married on 07/19/2019

    5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
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    Spectacular Clambake Experience Beyond Expectations

    McGrath Clambakes exceeded all of our expectations for the rehearsal dinner of our son and his bride. Planned from 3000 miles away the dinner went off without a hitch. Guests were blown away by the reveal of the cooking process as well as the unbelievably delicious food. Of all our event planning for the evening, McGrath was truly the most wonderful to work with. Their communication and reassurance along with their professionalism and sincere kindness was 5 star! We recommend McGrath for any clambake plans you might have. You will be thrilled with the results and so will your guests!

    Sent on 07/19/2019

    McGrath Clambakes & Catering's reply:

    Hi Susan and Louis,

    Thank you both so much for your kind words! It was such a pleasure to work with you both to kick off the big weekend for Nick and Allie. We're so happy you enjoyed the experience as much as we enjoyed providing it!

    - Gillian
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    Aly Puzzo · Married on 06/15/2019

    5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
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    Wonderful people and delicious food

    Our guests raved about the food and experience of the clambake. The staff was unbelievably accommodating, friendly and professional. It was such a unique experience and added an element of fun that you don't typically get at a wedding. I could go on and on about McGrath!

    Sent on 06/19/2019

    McGrath Clambakes & Catering's reply:

    Hi Aly,
    It was such an honor to be a part of your big day with Steve! Thank you for your kind words.
    -Gillian
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    Kaelah · Married on 06/08/2019

    5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
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    Wonderful Reception

    McGraths Clambakes & Catering went above & beyond our expectations for our outdoor reception. Everything (non-food related included) went off without a hitch thanks to McGraths (one of the caterers even helped fix our toddlers bow in her hair)! The food was delicious and people are still calling me to rave about it all, weeks later. We would highly recommend. Thank you, McGraths, for making our day spectacular!

    Sent on 06/23/2019

    McGrath Clambakes & Catering's reply:

    Hi Kaelah,
    Thank you very much for your kind words. It was a pleasure to be a part of your day. We wish you and your family all the best!
    Enjoy the summer.
    Cheers,
    Alexis
  • FutureMrsPrescott

    Casey · Married on 10/13/2018

    5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
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    An Unparalleled Catering Experience

    Words can’t describe how grateful we are that we chose McGrath’s as our wedding caterer. They are simply amazing at what they do and the whole experience was perfection. Alexis helped craft exactly what I envisioned our wedding day to look and feel like and she helped me from losing my mind along the way. She tailored the menu to help us get the most for our money and make sure it was exactly what we wanted. She had fabric swatches mailed to our house to help choose linens and drew up floor plans to plan precisely how everything would be laid out. Alexis made sure that I was aware and confident in everything that was going on. When I ran into complications with our venue coordinator, Alexis immediately stepped up and offered to take over her responsibilities. I could not have asked for more in terms of personalized service and professionalism.

    Turning a museum into a wedding venue in a matter of hours is no small task, and McGrath’s did an unbelievable job. They set up all the props and signs we had dropped off at the venue, which freed up my mom to really enjoy the day. We had multiple guests arrive an hour early, guests switching tables at the last minute and guests who didn’t forewarn us about dietary restrictions. The team was able to roll with it like professionals. They truly went above and beyond. The presentation of the passed hors devours was beautiful, and there was more than enough to go around. The entree was seriously one of the best meals I’ve ever eaten and we still have guests telling us how impressed they were. The entire waitstaff was friendly, attentive and super efficient. At the end of the night they told us not to worry about anything and it was all ready for us to pick up in the morning. McGrath’s was so much better than we could have imagined, and we would hire them again in a heartbeat.

    Sent on 12/31/2018
  • Christina

    Christina Ushkevich · Married on 09/28/2018

    5.0
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      5.0
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    Fabulous Food and Guests LOVED It!

    Alexis helped us coordinate details every step of the way from menu selection to linen and tableware selection to venue set-up. She was incredibly patient with us and was readily available to meet with us as anytime in the office and even at the venue months beforehand. She offered suggestions to help us budget-wise and still provide a unique experience for our day...she even hooked us up with a fire-pit and cigar/whiskey bar which was a HUGE hit! Especially with the guests who weren't so into dancing but kept them feeling good and I swear that's why they stayed until the bitter end! Hahaha! Several guests left saying that it was the best wedding they've ever attended! The gentlemen setting up and cooking the clamebake were super personable and did a great job explaining their background and the process of cooking the food. And oh my god the lobster was the BEST lobster I've ever tasted! It was cooked peeerfectly.

    Overall, McGrath was able to offer a classy set-up but still provide that casual/fun/country vibe we were going for. It was top-notch, personalized service and my husband and I are incredibly grateful for all the work they put in for us. Thanks guys!!

    Sent on 11/05/2018
  • Sarah

    Sarah Taylor · Married on 09/08/2018

    5.0
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      5.0
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    McGrath is the best in the business!

    My experience working with McGrath was nothing short of perfect. They worked diligently with us in the months leading up to our wedding to craft an original menu that reflected exactly what we had always dreamed of serving at our wedding. They were incredibly creative and responsive throughout the entire process and the staff and service on the day of were flawless. I can't say enough good things about McGrath!

    Sent on 11/03/2018
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    Mrg Afw · Married on 09/08/2018

    5.0
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      5.0
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    Best experience

    Gillian and the whole McGrath team was amaazing and went above our (high) expectations. They were easy-going and fun, but also extremely professional.

    Sent on 02/27/2019

    McGrath Clambakes & Catering's reply:

    Madeleine! SO glad to hear you loved your experience with McGrath's. We had a wonderful time turning your family's space into your gorgeous wedding venue. All of our best to you and Andrew!
    -Gillian
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    Lisa · Married on 08/04/2018

    5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
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    The clambake was what made our wedding so special and McGrath is simply the best!!

    If you are looking to have a clambake at your wedding, look no farther! McGrath’s sets the gold standard from start to finish. The presentation is amazing and the food is wonderful as well as all the support they give you through your entire planning process. Highly recommended!

    Sent on 11/07/2018
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    Mary Ann · Married on 07/22/2018

    5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
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    McGrath Clambakes & Caterers were fantastic. They were patient and helpful during the planning of my event and the staff was friendly and professional at the party. Plus the food was delicious so everyone was happy. I whole heartedly recommend them and would happily use them again for future parties and events.

    Sent on 08/01/2018
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    Bailey · Married on 07/02/2018

    5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0

    Highly recommended

    We used McGrath for two events, our wedding and a clambake! We had people from all over the world and every one kept on talking about how the food was amazing the next day! Alexis is extremely responsive and professional, we could not have asked for more!

    Sent on 11/11/2018
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    BarbRa · Married on 06/23/2018

    5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0

    Stacey and Mc Grath Clambakes did an outstanding job in every way possible. Wonderful to work with; always available to meet or talk; flexible regarding changes; very professional and and experts at what they do. I highly recommend Stacy and Mc Grath Clambakes!

    Sent on 07/09/2018
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    Nona · Married on 06/22/2018

    5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
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      5.0
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    McGrath catered our rehearsal dinner for 60 people outdoors under a tent which we had to plan from out of state. We made many special requests for table settings, wine and beer and menu and all were responded to quickly and positively. Melissa McGrath helped coach us through many decisions..I would be embarrassed to count all the emails that I sent to her with new questions and thoughts over the 10 months of planning! Food was delicious and beautifully presented and service was always there and pleasant but never obtrusive. The site coordinator the day of the event seemed to know my questions and concerns before I could ask them! I would absolutely recommend them and I would trust their judgement on issues from wine to menu selections to service schedules, etc.

    Sent on 07/02/2018
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    Jaime · event on: 06/12/2018

    5.0
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      5.0
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    Everything was excellent!! Exceeded expectations.

    Sent on 07/09/2018
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    joyce · Married on 06/08/2018

    5.0
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      5.0
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    It was perfect! The food was great and the staff was great! Stacy was so helpful , she made it all seem simple!

    Sent on 07/02/2018
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    Sarah · Married on 06/02/2018

    5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
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    Loved working with Stacy and the team at McGraths. They went the extra mile and made sure my husband and I had everything we needed. Highly reccomend this company.

    Sent on 07/13/2018
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    Katie · Married on 10/14/2017

    5.0
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    Alexis was the most amazing caterer. She made us feel so at ease. She truly took care of everything and our family couldn’t do anything other than rave about her! She saved the day on more than one instance as our venue manager left immediately after the ceremony. Alexis picked up the slack and beyond. She took care of everything I truly can’t think of anything she missed or could’ve done better.

    Alexis, thank you for everything! You killed it!!

    Sent on 02/12/2018
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    Elizabeth · Married on 09/30/2017

    5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
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    I can't say enough about TR McGrath and the McGrath Clambakes team. I highly recommend their services to all looking for a full service caterer. Had them cater my daughters wedding in September. Each time we run into guest who were there we receive compliments on the service and food. Really makes you happy when others were as satisfied as we were.

    Sent on 12/26/2017
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    Donald T · Married on 09/23/2017

    5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0

    We had the privilege of having McGrath's cater our daughter's wedding celebration. They were attentive to every detail and very flexible. The food was outstanding and still talked about.

    Sent on 12/29/2017
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    Helen · Married on 09/09/2017

    5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0

    Stacy was amazing! She really made the whole day come together. So much more than just a catering service and our guests say it was the best food at a wedding they have had!

    Sent on 10/12/2017
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    Jennifer · Married on 09/08/2017

    5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
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    We still are getting compliments about how good the food was at the wedding!!

    Sent on 09/19/2017
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    Ariel · Married on 08/19/2017

    5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0

    Working with Alexis and McGrath's was wonderful! They let us customize our Rehearsal Dinner menu, were so flexible and friendly, and were just a genuine pleasure to work with! The food was delicious and the clambake reveal was a real highlight of our wedding weekend!

    Sent on 10/08/2017