Effective June 30th the menu concept for Fork & Cork is changing to "themed" items, which will be a certain style of food.  These menus are exclusive to Fork & Cork dining and will be offered for a limited time until the theme changes, so be sure to visit us as soon as possible to enjoy the cuisine!  Additionally, due to slower summertime days and staffing issues, hours of operation have temporarily changed until further notice.

 Pub Expansion Summertime Hours:

Thursday  5 PM - 11 PM

Friday  5 PM - 11 PM

Saturday  5 PM - 11 PM

Closed Sunday-Wednesday

except for private events


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

Available August 11 - August 27

(click here for PDF menu)

Spanakopita   $12

Phyllo dough stuffed with spinach, onion, and feta cheese. Baked 'till golden brown, light & crispy finish.

Roasted Garlic Hummus   $10

Chickpeas, lemon juice, olive oil, roasted garlic and our secret spices.  Served with grilled pita.

Greek Salad   $13

Romaine lettuce, pepperoncini, feta cheese, tomato, cucumber and black olives, served with an oregano-feta cheese dressing.

Chicken Shawarma   $18

Marinated and grilled chicken breast served with Greek rice, Greek potatoes, side salad, hummus, tzatziki sauce, grilled lemon and side pita.

Ground Beef and Lamb Kebab   $20

Secret blend of herbs and spices, grilled and served over Greek rice and Greek potatoes, with side salad, hummus, tzatziki sauce, grilled lemon and side pita.

Gyros Plate   $15

Served classic style with meat sliced off the spit, served with pita, sliced onion, sliced tomato, tzatziki sauce, Greek rice, Greek potatoes and side salad.

Baklava   $8

Truly a one of a kind dessert native to Greece! Thin layers of phyllo dough stacked with ground walnut, and honey.  Save room for this special treat, or take to-go!

*Prior themed menus:

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

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

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.


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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