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4287 King Street East, Kitchener, Ontario N2P 2E9, Canada
(519)653-3111
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11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Wed 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Thu - Sat 11:00 am - 1:00 am

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Visitor rating
  • 7
    Excellent
  • 14
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good dining experience but a little pricey.

We went as a group of six for a birthday celebration on a Monday evening. Although we had made a reservation, which they had no record of we needn’t have bothered as there was plenty of empty tables. Our server quickly came and took and delivered our drinks order. We had the idea of ordering 8... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 24, 2015
Cliv
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Kitchener, Canada
Good for:
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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36 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Kitchener, Canada
Top Contributor
72 reviews 72 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

We went as a group of six for a birthday celebration on a Monday evening. Although we had made a reservation, which they had no record of we needn’t have bothered as there was plenty of empty tables. Our server quickly came and took and delivered our drinks order. We had the idea of ordering 8 different portions of shareable... More 

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Cambridge, Ontario
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57 reviews 57 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

This was a return visit to Fionn MacCools for a lunch, we had been there a couple of years ago for dinner. We went on a Tuesday. They used to offer apps half price on Tuesdays, it has changed to buy one, get one half off. We still were excited to have apps for lunch. We ordered Ale and Cheddar... More 

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Arlington, Texas
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336 reviews 336 reviews
264 restaurant reviews
105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Went here with a coworker for a late lunch. Service was a little slow, but acceptable. Large main room with high-backed booths for some privacy. Typical North American take on Irish bar with extensive dark woods and accessories. I had their Guinness Burger with seafood chowder as the side. The black cheese took a little getting used to, but it... More 

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Cape Canaveral, Florida
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191 reviews 191 reviews
159 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Generally, I'm skeptical of anyone or any place that calls itself 'cool', as those are usually the least cool people or places around. But Fionn MacCools is the exception to that rule. It actually is a pretty happening place, especially a little later in the evenings. It definitely succeeds with the Irish Pub feel. I give it 5 stars as... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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130 reviews 130 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

Wonderful lunch at this location included chowder that was silky and loaded with nice ingredients. Salads were very generous and had some nice surprise elements - mushrooms, cranberries etc. Burger was monstrous but delish.

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Kitchener, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

Nothing fancy, service is just ok, need more gluten free options. View of the u hauls from the patio is less than desirable.

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TORONTO,
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44 reviews 44 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

As some one born and raised in Ireland, i found their version of certain Irish foods shall we say lacking, service was poor and wait times for a simple drink way to long, items like Harp were not available and the guiness was served with almost no head

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Cambridge, Canada
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54 reviews 54 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

Four of us stopped in for supper before a movie, it was 5:00, music was way too loud. We would expect this later in the evening for the drinking crowd We asked for music to be turned down but I guess this was too much to ask. Our server seemed very put out with us and provided less than acceptable... More 

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Kitchener, Canada
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137 reviews 137 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

Been to this location a few times now and this was by far the worst food experience of the three visits... We were greeted by a friendly hostess and seated in the bar and our server was very attentive and friendly. For that I would rate a 4 star but the food was horrible We ordered the shrimp and calamari... More 

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Cambridge, Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2013

Nice Pub atmosphere, but be prepared for it to be loud! We were out on the patio taking advantage of one of the last warm days of October. It was nice out there, they have good tables, and big umbrellas. The food is typical pub fare, served with large portions and it is always good. It is a great place... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 4287 King Street East, Kitchener, Ontario N2P 2E9, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Region of Waterloo  >  Kitchener
  • Phone Number: (519)653-3111

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Irish
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Monday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 1:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?