Effective June 30th the menu concept for Fork & Cork changed to "themed" food items.  These menus are exclusive to Fork & Cork dining and will be offered for a limited time (usually three weeks) then the theme changes, so be sure to visit us as soon as possible to enjoy the cuisine!  Additionally, hours of operation have temporarily changed until further notice.


Available December 2022


Thursday  5 PM - 11 PM

Friday  5 PM - 11 PM

Saturday  5 PM - 11 PM

Closed Sunday-Wednesday

except for private events


Our eighth* themed menu, available for a very limited time

Available through the month of December 2022

(click here for PDF menu)


Seared Tuna   $16

Seared and sliced tuna served with wasabi, soy sauce and pickled ginger.

Pork Belly   $16

Slow roasted and crispy pork belly served with Asian sesame cabbage slaw, chili green onions and teriyaki sauce.

Oysters on Half Shell   $15

Six (6) East coast oysters served with cocktail sauce, horseradish and lemon. Or try it with an "Asian style" lemon Ponzu sauce, sesame oil, and green onions.

Fried Oysters   $15

Six (6) breaded and deep fried oysters served with wasabi aioli, chili green onions and a cucumber Ponzu salad over spinach.

Shrimp Gochujang   $15

Six (6) panko breaded and deep fried shrimp served over Asian sesame cabbage slaw and gochujang glaze with green onions.

Spicy Chili & Garlic Edamame Peas   $8

NOT in the shell!  Also available not spicy or no garlic, and with lemon and/or salt.


Stir Fry Noodles   $13

Stir-fry rice noodles with onion, bell pepper, zucchini, celery, carrots, squash, mushroom, bean sprouts and green onions, tossed in a stir-fry sauce.

Add teriyaki chicken +$6     Add grilled Portobello +$5

Add fried shrimp +$10     Add marinated and sautéed sirloin steak +$10

Chicken Teriyaki   $17

Served with fried rice and choice of sautéed vegetables or Portobello mushroom.

Pork Belly Fried Rice   $20

Tender lardons of pork belly in pan fried rice with carrots, onions, peas, green onions, egg and soy based sauce. *Remove egg and sub Portobello for pork to make vegan*

Bibimbap   $20

Korean rice dish - marinated and sautéed sirloin steak, sautéed veggies, Ponzu cucumbers, edamame, marinated cabbage, bean sprouts, sautéed spinach, chili green onions and fried sunny side up egg, all served over pan fried white rice and Bibimbap sauce.

*Prior themed menus:

Cajun & Creole (6/30/22 - 7/16/22)

Southern Comfort Food (7/21/22 - 8/6/22)

Greek (8/11/22 - 8/27/22)

Creative Burgers (9/1/22 - 9/17/22)

German/Oktoberfest (9/22/22 - 10/8/22)

Polish Cuisine (10/13/22 - 10/29/22)

Mexican Holiday (11/3/22 - 11/19/22)

Note that all themed menu items are exclusive for dining on our Fork & Cork expansion side.  However, to broaden the offerings, all Pub menu items are readily available at Fork & Cork.


Phone: 847-277-7400


Our expansion side has a new name!

As of March 1, 2022 McGonigal's Pub officially expanded into our neighboring building space!  To distinguish it from the spot you already know and love, we are calling it Fork & Cork.  This is actually not a separate business, it's a complementary addition to the Pub; we envision this area as “An Upscale Pub Experience” for those seeking a slight departure from our loud, rowdy Irish Pub environment.  Featuring an eclectic food menu, specialty cocktails, a variety of bourbons and craft beers, plenty of bar and table seating, several TVs and a jukebox, it’s the perfect getaway for groups, date night or whatever you seek. Plus, it's physically connected to the Pub's main level, so you can enjoy the best of both worlds without leaving the building!

Effective June 30th our menu options will become rotating "themes" which include a small selection of specific food genres, available for a limited time (roughly three weeks) when a new theme will become available.

Fork & Cork is also available to be rented out for private events.  Please visit our Banquents-Events page for more details.

A brief history on the evolution of Fork & Cork

Back in the summer of 2009 the McGonigal family purchased two adjoining buildings in downtown Barrington – 105 S. Cook Street  which became McGonigal’s Pub, and 205 Park Avenue developed into Park Avenue Wine Bar & Merchant.   Both establishments opened March 9, 2010.  Since that time the Pub itself hasn’t changed, but our next door building – for various reasons - has went through several changes of ownership & venues:

2010 – 2012:  Park Avenue Wine Bar

2012 – 2016:  The Annex (Pub owned)

2017 – 2018:  Remember Charlotte’s

2019 – 2021:  Big Iron Horse Barbecue

2022:  Fork & Cork (Pub owned)

In late 2021 our friend who owned Big Iron Horse BBQ retired from the business and McGonigal’s Pub inherited the 205 Park Avenue space once again.  Initially the working name for this additional space was “McGonigal’s Charhouse” but after quite a bit of industry research, hiring a new chef and working with feedback from our patrons, “Fork & Cork” was established.  We feel this concept expands the Pub offerings to a new level and is a perfect fit for the Barrington region.  We encourage you to give it a try!

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