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.

McAteer's Fairmont WV 1316 Locust Avenue, Fairmont, WV. (304) 366-3158 www.McAteersfairmont.com https://twitter.com/TheMcAteers #bestintown http://www.facebook.com/mcateersfairmont
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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
@MCATEER'S FAIRMONT #Bestintown


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McAteer's Fairmont WV 1316 Locust Avenue, Fairmont, WV. (304) 366-3158 www.McAteersfairmont.com https://twitter.com/TheMcAteers #bestintown http://www.facebook.com/mcateersfairmont
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Happy Holidays to all from the McAteer's friends and family!

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McAteer's Fairmont WV 1316 Locust Avenue, Fairmont, WV. (304) 366-3158 www.McAteersfairmont.com https://twitter.com/TheMcAteers #bestintown http://www.facebook.com/mcateersfairmont
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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!

McAteer's Fairmont WV 1316 Locust Avenue, Fairmont, WV. (304) 366-3158 www.McAteersfairmont.com https://twitter.com/TheMcAteers #bestintown http://www.facebook.com/mcateersfairmont
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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:)


McAteer's Fairmont WV 1316 Locust Avenue, Fairmont, WV. (304) 366-3158 www.McAteersfairmont.com https://twitter.com/TheMcAteers #bestintown http://www.facebook.com/mcateersfairmont
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Thanks for all of your loyal patrons, and we hope to see you again soon.  Here's just a few of the highlights and some of our food items.   Be sure to send us your and delicious food images, and pics with your friends to our Twitter (@theMcateers) and McAteer's Facebook page
The FSU Softball Team fueling up!

Employee of the decade!

See you all soon!
Valentine's Day heart shaped breakfast:)


Thanks Drew from out Twitter account, great shot of breakfast!

One train them young at McAteer's!  Just kidding!


Stay tuned for our 2013 St. Patrick's Meal at McAteer's.  Details announced soon!
McAteer's Fairmont WV 1316 Locust Avenue, Fairmont, WV. (304) 366-3158 www.McAteersfairmont.com https://twitter.com/TheMcAteers #bestintown http://www.facebook.com/mcateersfairmont
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  • THANKS TO ALL OF THE REVIEWS ON 

    OURFACEBOOK PAGE!  
    Click here to read them all and we will see you soon.  Thanks for the online support!




    Jeff Wagner
    best place to hold a baseball roto auction
    about a month ago

  • Barbara Pulice
    SUPER BREAKFASTS AND LUNCHES...
    about 4 months ago


  • Jeremy Fendley
    I just moved to Fairmont recently. This morning was my first time eating at this restaurant, and it was the best breakfast I have ever had.
    about 7 months ago

  • Mackenzie Griffith
    McAteers is always delicious and always has a friendly atmosphere!
    about 11 months ago

  • Robert De Fazio
    Awesome food! Great coffee! and the only Free WiFi in Town!!!!!
    1 · about 11 months ago

  • Greg Leatherman
    McAteers makes the best breakfast in North Central WV! Always cooked to perfection, great servers, and small-town friendliness. Can't recommend going here highly enough.
    about 11 months ago

  • Adrienne MacLeod
    Tim is such an awesome cook! Love Breakfast and Lunch here!
    over a year ago

  • Becky Ashcraft Stewart
    Yummy food and great atmosphere.
    over a year ago

  • Gene Turchin
    Food is great and it has a "Cheers" atmosphere. They know who you are and you are always welcome.
    over a year ago

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Scan this QR code to LIKE McAteer's through your smartphone app.  We have a ton of events and discounts coming up this spring and this is the best way to stay in touch directly to facebook and online!  We look forward to seeing you soon!

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CLICK HERE>>>>

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St. Patrick's Day countdown banner

Check back to keep an eye on the McAteer St. Patrick's Countdown!
Start to get your GREEN outfit together for Fairmont's biggest traditional IRISH meal homeade from the kitchen of McAteer's on Locust Avenue, across from Fairmont State and the hospital.  This is our BIGGEST event of the year and 2013 will be even bigger!  Make your plans now and stay tuned as we will we announcing the details soon.    More info at http://www.facebook.com/mcateersfairmont and follow us on twitter https://twitter.com/TheMcAteers


McAteer's Fairmont WV
1316 Locust Avenue, Fairmont, WV.
(304) 366-3158
www.McAteersfairmont.com
https://twitter.com/TheMcAteers  #bestintown
http://www.facebook.com/mcateersfairmont
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Thanks for the picture Drew and keep them coming.. (Sorry for making you all hungry:)), see you soon McAteers and follow us on Twitter too https://twitter.com/TheMcAteers


McAteer's Fairmont WV
1316 Locust Avenue, Fairmont, WV.
(304) 366-3158
www.McAteersfairmont.com
https://twitter.com/TheMcAteers  #bestintown
http://www.facebook.com/mcateersfairmont


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McAteer's Fairmont WV www.mcateersfairmont.com
THANKS FOR EVERYONE THAT CAME out to McAteer's 1/2 way to St. Patricks Day meal.  It was a huge success and we served a ton of authentic Irish Corned Beef and Cabbage meals with all the extras.  We are working on our annual meal in March 2013 so stay tuned for our massive St. Pat's party/meal at McAteer's!


McAteer's Fairmont WV
1316 Locust Avenue, Fairmont, WV.
(304) 366-3158
www.McAteersfairmont.com
https://twitter.com/TheMcAteers  #bestintown
http://www.facebook.com/mcateersfairmont
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McAteer's Fairmont WV www.mcateersfairmont.com

1/2 Way To Saint Patrick's Day Irish Meal tradition at McAteers, Locust Avenue , Fairmont WV Thursday Sept 26th, 2012.  Now you don't have to wait till March for a HOMEMADE Irish meal from McAteers.  Be sure to get here early as its first come, first serve 10am start and one day only!


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SPECIAL EVENT
First come, first serve--Save the Date!
Join us as we start a new tradition and celebrate the 1/2 way to St. Patrick's Day Corned Beef and Cabbage special meal.  Be sure to wear your Green and save the date! Wednesday Sept 26th 10am-3pm

Corned Beef and Cabbage, Potatoes, Roll and more.  THIS WILL SELL OUT, so its FIRST COME FIRST SERVE. 11.50 per meal and we look forward to a big event!  Cash only.  See you at McAteers soon!


McAteer's Fairmont WV
1316 Locust Avenue, Fairmont, WV.
(304) 366-3158
www.McAteersfairmont.com
https://twitter.com/TheMcAteers  #bestintown
http://www.facebook.com/mcateersfairmont
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Thanks for the support and you can find us online! See you soon at McAteer's


McAteer's Fairmont WV www.mcateersfairmont.com

McAteer's Fairmont WV
1316 Locust Avenue, Fairmont, WV.
(304) 366-3158
www.McAteersfairmont.com
https://twitter.com/TheMcAteers  #bestintown
http://www.facebook.com/mcateersfairmont
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McAteer's Fairmont WV www.mcateersfairmont.com
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McAteer's Fairmont WV www.mcateersfairmont.com

McAteer's Fairmont WV
1316 Locust Avenue, Fairmont, WV.
(304) 366-3158
www.McAteersfairmont.com
https://twitter.com/TheMcAteers  #bestintown
http://www.facebook.com/mcateersfairmont


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