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Happy St. Patrick’s Day

McAteer’s brings Irish heritage celebration to Fairmont


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    Tim McAteer, owner of McAteer’s, checks on corned beef that will be served today for St. Patrick’s Day.
    FAIRMONT — Area residents interested in celebrating Irish heritage can do so today at McAteer’s. 
Every year on St. Patrick’s Day McAteer’s offers a corned beef and cabbage meal.
McAteer’s employee Duane Cochran said the restaurant has been doing a version of the meal every year since the 2000s. He said it started small as a special thing and now it has grown into just offering the full meal.
The restaurant started serving just corned beef and cabbage on St. Patrick’s Day in 2013, owner Tim McAteer said.
McAteer said the restaurant starts serving the meal at 9 a.m. It consists of corned beef, cabbage, red potatoes and a roll. McAteer’s opens at 9 a.m. today and closes when it runs out of food.
The cost is $14.50 for to-go orders and $16.50 for dine-in orders. The restaurant accepts cash and checks, but not credit cards, McAteer said.
The restaurant offers the meal as a way “to give Fairmont a little taste of the heritage of Fairmont and to say ‘Hey, this is what we do,’” McAteer said. “We like to share our heritage.”
On average, 300 people come to the St. Patrick’s Day meal at McAteer’s every year. That is double the normal amount of diners, McAteer said.
The preparation for the meal starts a week or more before St. Patrick’s Day.
“About a week or 10 days before, we’ll start boiling the corned beef,” McAteer said. “The night before we’ll start trimming and cutting the corn beef to size.”
The supplier McAteer’s orders the corned beef from sells it to them already seasoned. It is seasoned with pickling spices, old bay and other spices. The cut of meat is a brisket, McAteer said.
The corned beef sits in the fridge until it is time to be served. The night before St. Patrick’s Day it is sliced so it is ready for customers, he said.
The same people come every year with their families to enjoy St. Patrick’s Day at McAteer's. He plans on continuing this tradition, McAteer said.
McAteer is the youngest of eight children. His brother Joe and sisters Ellen, Cecily and Molly will come today and help him with the meal, he said.
“I love it, absolutely love it,” McAteer said about corned beef.
Corned beef is an acquired taste. A lot of people don’t like it, he said.
It’s not a real big meal in Ireland,” he said about corned beef and cabbage. “They have it, but its more of an Irish-American thing. I believe when the Irish came over here it was all they could afford.”
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McAteer's is happy to celebrate our 60th year of serving the greater Fairmont WV community! With thousands and thousands of customers, friends, family we are honored to continue to be a large part of the local flavor. Thanks just doesn't seem enough so here's a short video in thanks!

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CLICK HERE FOR THE FULL VIDEO ON YOUTUBE CLICK HERE>>>

America's Best Friend Youtube reporter- stopped by and featured our very own McAteer's on their channel along with some of Fairmont's most celebrate restaurants!  Check it out when you can
You'll see that I filmed before the tragic fire that burned Say-Boy Restaurant down... The Sabo family was so kind to us when we visited and I'm thrilled that they've relocated and are going to reopen soon! Support local business!!! 🇺🇸

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Thursday March 17th 10am start! McAteer's famous St. Patrick's Event Announcement! Join us all day as we celebrate our favorite holiday with all of you! Everyone's Irish at our biggest event of the year.  First come, first serve, make sure you come early for the fun! #McAteersfairmont #Stpatricksday #IrelandtoFairmont


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Save the date as we gear up for our biggest event of the year.  Join us as we host our traditional Irish meal for  one day only, Thursday March 17th St. Patrick's Day.  Every year we sell out of our famous corn beef and cabbage and this year will be even BIGGER.  Be sure wear your green, bring your friends, for some fellowship and fun.  This year we strive to bring Ireland to Fairmont, so make your plans now and we will see you soon at McAteers!  #Mcateersfairmont #IrelandtoFairmont #EveryonesIrish #StPatricksDay #Cornbeefandcabbage

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Watch the video from 1963-64, of McAteer's Restaurant shot by our family on 16 millimeter film and recently discovered.  Check out the vintage cars out front and Locust Avenue still busy.  Pretty cool find and happy to share with you and yours.  Thank you to all of Fairmont WV, our family and friends, we couldn't have done it without you.  Happy to serve everyone since 1958 and still going strong.!  
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Fairmont Restaurant Honors Tradition With Classic St. Patrick's Day Menu
Written by Alina Voronenko
Last updated on March 17, 2015 @ 10:09PM
Created on March 17, 2015 @ 5:28PM


There's a tradition in Fairmont that has been celebrated for over 15 years. On St. Patrick's Day, locals in Marion County head over to McAteer's, where an Irish rooted family prepares a good Irish meal.
One thing you won't find on today's menu is different meal options. This can be a positive for locals who are indecisive when ordering food and negative for those who like different meal options. No matter the dispute, the sign is clear outside the door, stating that there is only one meal offered on St. Patrick's Day.
"This is a traditional Irish meal. It is corn beef, cabbage, red potatoes and a hard roll. In our heritage, I am Irish and our family always had it on St. Patty's Day and I thought we should have it here at the restaurant," said restaurant owner, Tim McAteer.
McAteer's Restaurant was serving people from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Tuesday.

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1316 Locust Avenue, Fairmont, WV.
(304) 366-3158
www.McAteersfairmontWV.com
https://twitter.com/TheMcAteers  #McAteersFairmont
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 Posted: Sunday, September 14, 2014 12:00 pm

FAIRMONT — At McAteer’s in Fairmont, a family owned and operated restaurant, the owner says customers who have returned over the years feel like family.

Tim McAteer said he has watched customers grow up and has seen multiple generations of the same families enter his restaurant. He said the place has a small-town feel, even after surpassing 50 years of service.
“It’s funny,” McAteer said. “It’s been here a long time and it’s kind of like a vibe and hangout for the college, but it is also for the community.”
McAteer’s opened in 1958, but has been under the ownership of McAteer since 1982. He said his parents started the business to give students at Fairmont State University — then college — something to do off campus.
“At the time, there was nothing here for the college,” McAteer said. “That was even before the cafeteria opened for the school.”
McAteer said he is the youngest of eight children, all of whom worked at the restaurant throughout the years his parents owned the business. Despite being the youngest, the business fell to him when his brothers and sisters couldn’t take on the responsibility because of other jobs.
McAteer didn’t even think he would stick around after he went out of town for college, but now he said he can’t imagine doing anything else.
“I thought I’d never come back,” he said. “It’s funny how things change.”
Chip Tagg, an employee and customer at McAteer’s, said people eat there for the atmosphere.
“There are a lot of people here,” he said. “It’s friendly. It’s like Thanksgiving every day.”
Tagg also said people travel from Morgantown and other surrounding areas just to eat at McAteer’s.
“I really enjoy the people,” McAteer said. “I enjoy the challenge. We have a purpose. We have a good product, and we’re helping Fairmont be well prepared for their work day after they have a breakfast at McAteer’s.”
McAteer said part of the reason the business has been around for so long  is that it’s a restaurant family that cares about its community.
“We care about what’s going on,” he said. “We care about what’s happening in our neighborhood.”
When a customer’s bicycle of a customer broke and that customer couldn’t get home, McAteer said he loaned his own bike to that person. The customer later returned the bike.
At the entrance of the store is a handpainted parking meter that customers can insert coins into to benefit Watson Elementary School. McAteer said the meter was the senior project of a student at the college.
“I think we are an integral part of the community,” he said. “If McAteer’s closed, I think we would be missed. Some families have been here for two or three generations.”
The restaurant also is a place to absorb a little bit of history about Fairmont State University. McAteer said he has collections of yearbooks from the college dating back as far as the 1960s.
“The food’s good, but the atmosphere is probably better,” said Rob Marra, a customer and student at the university. “To me, the atmosphere is a small diner feel. Every time you come in, you always see someone you know. I guess that’s kind of hard to find when you travel.”
Marra said the restaurant is a popular spot for basketball and football team members to hang out.
With a focus on breakfast and lunch entrees, McAteer’s is open from 7 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday-Friday and 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. There are many different wraps, salads, omelets, club sandwiches and more to choose from on the menu, some featuring a unique flair.
For instance, customers can order a club sandwich with egg, a steak sandwich or a meat lover’s omelet and much more. McAteer said the restaurant features sausage which is made locally.
“You can just about make any omelet you want to,” McAteer said.
McAteer said the restaurant has a different daily special, and despite the hot weather, it sells soups, too.
He said McAteer’s has become an attraction in Fairmont and is one of three places people passing through want to go during their stay.

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By now you've heard about the big St. Patrick's celebration at McAteer's, 
so here the info you need:
  • MONDAY MARCH 17TH 10AM-3PM (1 day only!)@McAteer's
  • Wear your Irish colors, bring your friends, family and coworkers!
  • We do this every year and it's our biggest event of the year.. So..... Be sure to get here early, 10AM START-3PM (As long as it lasts--First come, first serve)
  • Be sure to bring your camera phone and post your pictures online (Facebook/Twitter)... here are the links:Facebook McAteers>>  TWITTER @TheMcAteers >>>
  • Regular breakfast served TILL 10AM, then its our traditional Irish meal!
  • Everything is homemade, (we work very hard to bring this annual meal from our family to yours)
  • Off street parking- free
  • Sorry no reservations:)
  • WATCH OUR YOUTUBE VIDEO about this annual events  Click here>>  CLICK HERE St. Patrick's Celebration @McAteer's in Fairmont!
  • We've been featured in the Times West Virginian a few times and other local publications so be sure not to miss this event!
  • Thanks to all of you for making this out best event of the year! See you soon!

FIRST COME FIRST SERVE MONDAY MARCH 17TH 10AM-3PM
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(304) 366-3158
www.McAteersfairmont.com
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Happy Holidays to all from the McAteer's friends and family!


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Welcome back Fairmont State University students and faculty!  Hope you had a great Summer break (we did) and looking forward to seeing you in McAteer's just across the street on Locust Avenue soon! Be sure to logon our facebook/twitter and website for specials, events and happenings and we look forward to serving you a home made meal!

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MONDAY MARCH 18TH 
10AM-3PM
McAteer's Irish Meal! (while the food lasts:)

Join us for our Annual Traditional IRISH MEAL MONDAY MARCH 18TH @McAteer's! 
We are hosting our famous St. Patrick's Celebration with home made authentic corn beef and cabbage, potato and roll as we give you a taste of Ireland, (just for a day) at McAteer's.  This IS OUR BIGGEST EVENT OF THE YEAR, so make your plans now to join us for this special day.  Break out your best green outfits, start the week out right and join us as we will be serving this meal starting at 10am until its all gone so get here early.
MONDAY MARCH 18TH 10AM-3PM
(while the food last:)


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