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Maggie Mays Belfast Cafe

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Malone Road & Botanic Avenue, Belfast BT7 1JR, Northern Ireland
+44 28 9066 8515
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10:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sat 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Description: As one of the most popular eateries in Belfast, Maggie Mays serves the...
As one of the most popular eateries in Belfast, Maggie Mays serves the best home cooking in the Belfast area. Its situated at Botanic Avenue and also at Stranmillis which draws in families, students and business people. Its popularity indicates the quality of food, service and value. Maggie Mays offers a large menu from early morning breakfasts, fantastic lunches as well as a dinner menu. While having an evening meal you can also bring your own alcoholic beverage. Its also the ideal place for a quick coffee/tea with a delicious dessert menu.
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Good wholesome grub, relaxed vibe

I visited here with my boyfriend whilst we were travelling Ireland. Our Lonely Planet book had Maggie May's listed which was super close to where we were staying and looked to be reasonably priced so we thought we would give it a go. The cafe is cute yet informal with wooden booths to sit at. The... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 25, 2015
NaiomiMollie
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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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  • Dining on a budget
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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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63 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW

I visited here with my boyfriend whilst we were travelling Ireland. Our Lonely Planet book had Maggie May's listed which was super close to where we were staying and looked to be reasonably priced so we thought we would give it a go. The cafe is cute yet informal with wooden booths to sit at. The menu choice is huge... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW

Some friends brought me here, it's filled with young people in for a quick / cheap bite. The service was a bit sloppy as the staff seemed preoccupied with talking amongst themselves. Plenty of menu items to choose from, the portions are large and it's very well liked because of this. Coffee was a little weak however.

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Vancouver, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015 NEW

Maggie Mays is the perfect place for a quick bite and a sweet treat! Their milkshake menu options are nearly endless and are so so delicious. Their fish and chips are very good and they have some great simple sandwich options. The cafe is right near the university which means it has large portions for decent prices!

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Bolton, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

This is a student place (not a bad thing) with a huge menu and massive portion sizes. Lots of burgers, 'pub food' & sounds like THE pace to go for breakfast in the area. We had club sandwich and a burger. Normally have a big appetite but were both defeated. Club also way too dry for my liking. Also do... More 

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

We went to the one in the Botanic Ave, and had a dinner there. The food was ok, we had fish&chips and steak stew. The place and service was quite like a place for students/friends to hang out. I quite enjoyed the feeling of "easy". They also made some orders with very interesting drinks, although I was not interested in... More 

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Islandmagee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

A Summary of the "theme" Character and Flavours and Location Lovely set up Pleasant Staff Parking can be tough but the flavours and aromas and prices make it a worthwhile effort "BUT" If its busy? LIke any institution they do suffer from lower staffing levels But the People are so willing to try and accommodate Folks should remember that it... More 

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Warrington, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

We popped into Maggie Mays for an early tea, as we were heading off to the airport from our hotel, on our way home. We were very pleasantly surprised by the great value and lovely food we had. It's a cafe, it has a student, casual vibe and despite my partner and I being not in the least studenty or... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

I had taco chips, which were actually chilli chips. The chilli was quite watery & the spices had not been cooked out. I also had breakfast there. It was a huge amount of food. It was supermarket-bought pancakes, potato bread, etc. All oily. I would not recommend eating here.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

Maggie May’s was recommended to us for a fairly quick and informal meal by our hotel. They have an extensive menu, and the servers are extremely nice and helpful. The menu is quite extensive, so one meal by two people is not much to go by, but our experience was no more than average. Portions were definitely very generous, unfortunately... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

Great food, full of uni students chatting away , full of life . Great value for money and no complaints re the food .

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Additional Information about Maggie Mays Belfast Cafe

Address: Malone Road & Botanic Avenue, Belfast BT7 1JR, Northern Ireland
Phone Number: +44 28 9066 8515
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Northern Ireland  >  Belfast>  > Queen's Quarter
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 2 - 11
Cuisine: Irish

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Malone Road & Botanic Avenue, Belfast BT7 1JR, Northern Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Northern Ireland  >  Belfast>  > Queen's Quarter
  • Neighborhood: Queen's Quarter
  • Phone Number: +44 28 9066 8515

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 2 - 11
  • Cuisine: Irish

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget

Description

As one of the most popular eateries in Belfast, Maggie Mays serves the best home cooking in the Belfast area. Its situated at Botanic Avenue and also at Stranmillis which draws in families, students and business people. Its popularity indicates the quality of food, service and value. Maggie Mays offers a large menu from early morning breakfasts, fantastic lunches as well as a dinner menu. While having an evening meal you can also bring your own alcoholic beverage. Its also the ideal place for a quick coffee/tea with a delicious dessert menu.
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Monday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
1:00 pm - 6:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?