McCormick & Schmick's happy hour is pretty decent when it comes to the kind of food you can order. If you're looking for cheap drinks, this may not be your place. Their happy hour doesn't include any good deals on alcohol, just crazy prices on plates that could be considered close to meals. My favorite is their $1.95 burger. It's pretty much the size of your standard restaurant burger and it comes with fries. Done deal!
The food on the menu during happy hour is a step up from your normal bar food. While there are the normal orders of wings, sliders and fries - you can experience decent dining at happy hour prices with an order of oysters, pizza or sushi, depending on when you go.
Of course, there is a catch to all of this. And I'll be sure not to cut you short.
Expect to wait. That's the case at the branch near my work. As great as the deals are, you'll be standing in an impromptu line right at the opening to the bar. Nobody seats you at the patio or bar, but there is still a line that people observe who are waiting for a place to sit. Don't be shady by standing on the other side of the room waiting for a table over there to clear up, just fall in line with everybody else!
Drink Minimum. Yes, while there are crazy deals like a $1.95 burger plate - there is a minimum of one drink order too. And since most beers, wines and cocktails aren't on the happy hour menu, you'll pay normal price for them. So at the end of the day, you might be still paying $15-$20 depending on much you eat/drink.
It's not totally a steal, but it isn't a done deal either at McCormick & Schmick. If you're considering checking out the happy hour - I suggest that the best scenario to go is when you're in a mid sized group, maybe 3-6 people and looking to eat and enjoy a great atmosphere.
Huge groups looking to get trashed, go somewhere else for sure. No bargains here. And folks trying to grab dinner, the wait + drink minimum might have you better off somewhere else. Word.
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McCormick & Schmick's Seafood RestaurantsNASDAQ: MSSR is a publicly traded Americanseafoodrestaurant and catering chain, based in Portland, Oregon, USA with 87 locations under various names in the United States and six in Canada. The company dates its roots back to the 1970s, with Bill McCormick's purchase of Jake's Famous Crawfish Restaurant, a 100-plus year-old restaurant in Portland, Oregon. McCormick hired Douglas Schmick for management, and the two formed Traditional Concepts in 1974, the precursor to the McCormick & Schmick's restaurants.
The original McCormick & Schmick's restaurant was opened in 1979 in Portland. As of 2009, there are almost 100 restaurants and catering locations in the United States and Canada. They specialize in fresh seafood, though they also serve steaks from the same wholesale supplier used at Morton's Restaurant Group steakhouses.