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4287 King Street East, Kitchener, Ontario N2P 2E9, Canada
(519)653-3111
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Today
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Wed 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Thu - Sat 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 8
    Excellent
  • 15
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 4
    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
I'm picky and liked it

Good decor and beer selection. Very friendly staff, reasonably priced. Had the Shepard pie and it was excellent, I will agree with some of the other reviews that the portion size was a bit on the small side. Overall would not hesitate to come back.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
Frank L
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40 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Good decor and beer selection. Very friendly staff, reasonably priced. Had the Shepard pie and it was excellent, I will agree with some of the other reviews that the portion size was a bit on the small side. Overall would not hesitate to come back.

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Kitchener, Canada
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Very small portions, a few of us had the curry, which was ok but tiny portions. We all left and went to Moose Winooski's for desert. No one even offered us refills on our drinks. Very disappointed, third time eating there and this will be my last. I gave them a try.

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Toronto, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Portions so small. Left hungry. We were told that was their regular portion size. About ten fries in the side of fries. Heading home to eat now.

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Kitchener
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56 reviews 56 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Just got home from my first visit at Fionn MacCool's. To my delight, this place reminded me of another great pub in Ottawa called D'Arcy McGees. Apparently these two pubs are owned by the same company. I was warmly welcomed by the hostess & seated in a small comfortable booth. My server Cassie was great. She was personable & attentive... More 

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Kitchener, Canada
Top Contributor
76 reviews 76 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

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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61 reviews 61 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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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418 reviews 418 reviews
324 restaurant reviews
137 helpful votes 137 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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199 reviews 199 reviews
162 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 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
99 helpful votes 99 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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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, Pub
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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?