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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
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Hours:
Sun - Wed 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Thu - Sat 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Dining options: Late Night
Good for:
Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 7
    Excellent
  • 13
    Very good
  • 7
    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
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Interesting Irish Options

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... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed December 10, 2014
Jon E
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Arlington, Texas
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  • Late Night
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34 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Arlington, Texas
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294 reviews 294 reviews
234 restaurant reviews
91 helpful votes 91 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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159 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 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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125 reviews 125 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
88 helpful votes 88 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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51 reviews 51 reviews
35 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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134 reviews 134 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
112 helpful votes 112 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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Canada
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29 reviews 29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

Fionn's has become a reliable good meal time in time out. Been there 3 times now and have not been disappointed yet. Food is good, had the lamb shank, and boxty's and always had a good meal. Atmosphere is typical pub and they do have live music later on. Patio is great on a summer day. All in all would... More 

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Kelowna, Canada
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40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

Ordered the lamb shank and my wife ordered the seafood pie. Both tasted good; although, the seafood pie was a little soupier than she expected. Service was very good and the atmosphere a wee bit quieter than the other restaurants we visited while in Kitchener but still a typical pub.

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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?