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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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Today
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: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Late Night
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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  • 66
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  • 42
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Mmmmmm!!!!!

It was a menu that I loved with various types of spicy burgers and pulled pork and when I ordered a milkshake it came in a pint glass, the type with dimples on it you used to find years ago. It was great so refreshing, the food was tasty oh yeah I can still taste it, I even took a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 28, 2015
Steven P
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Late Night
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

It was a menu that I loved with various types of spicy burgers and pulled pork and when I ordered a milkshake it came in a pint glass, the type with dimples on it you used to find years ago. It was great so refreshing, the food was tasty oh yeah I can still taste it, I even took a... More 

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Bangor, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

Visited the Malone Road cafe just before Christmas & had an ok experience. The cafe looked warm & inviting from the outside (strings of lights hanging around the exterior). It's a little more cramped inside but cosy all the same with nice pictures of Belfast's history. Lots of regular customers were calling in & being warmly greated by the one... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

Went to Maggie Mays several times for an early dinner/lunch and the cakes were amazing! All fresh made and good value for money!

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Ireland
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

I've been to maggie mays a lot of times over the last few years and always give it the benefit of the doubt. However I can't deny any longer that it is just not a good place to eat. The service is almost always subpar and the food is never quite right. Visited on Wednesday and the chips were awful.... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

If I had to choose between eating out of the bins behind 'Fona-Kebab' and returning to 'Maggie May's'; I would choose the bins. Staff were rude and less than useless. Our food took 57minutes to arrive and when I asked what was taking so long I was told that my order had been forgotten about by a moody waitress who... More 

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Gloucestershire, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Well was recommended this place as a snack stop.. So easy to find and walked in and find the place packed so much so that people were standing waiting for seats. It was a Saturday afternoon say 1430. I was not approached by any staff member not even acknowledged. The couple in front advised they had been waiting for 15... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

fast food , seats little hard , but didnt matter , good for quick food , good choice. hard to park in the area in day time . ok at night

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

This is because you'd eat nearly anywhere when you're hungover. The service is lacking any form of enthusiasm and if you're looking for a happy smiley face don't come here, the staff are usually too busy trying to be alternative and cool to provide good customer service. You have to wait about an hour for your food to come, so... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

We went to the cafe at the Junction of Malone Road (the other is at Botanic Avenue). The place was bustling with a student vibe and had a great atmosphere. We didnt have to wait long to get a seat near the big windows overlooking the park. The food was tasty, big and hearty. We had the Ulster fry breakfast... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

couldn't fault malone road, botanic avenue however is a joke when it comes to service. took waitress about 20 minutes to come over and take our order and when she did ahe appeared to be having some sort of argument with another waitress. Not enough staff on for busy lunch period either!

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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

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