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Maggie Mays Belfast Cafe

Malone Road & Botanic Avenue, Belfast BT7 1JR, Northern Ireland (Queen's Quarter)
+44 28 9066 8515
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Ranked #228 of 752 restaurants in Belfast
Price range: $2 - $12
Cuisines: Irish
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Late Night
Neighborhood: Queen's Quarter
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.
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English first
Coleraine, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW via mobile

During my post-grad I visited maggie mays on several occasions simply for the milkshakes and have since returned when visiting Belfast for the day because their milkshakes are simply the best! The food is also good and very cheap. However, service can be a bit slow sometimes which is understandable especially when they are very busy and you can't even... More

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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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91 reviews 91 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

An old school breakfast cafe in a main student area. I've sat in here with priests, students, and hells angels - yes all at the same time..... The portions are massive the tea is good.....they open till late when they serve suppers too and you can bring your own wine. Cheap and cheerful. A proper Belfast experience as long as... More

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Omagh, United Kingdom
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96 reviews 96 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

I really like the interior of this place and that's what drew me back. I like the booths and the privacy they provide but there's very little else. The staff seem very disinterested and had little interaction with the tables. We had to ask for several standard items, forks, drinks, napkins etc. when the waiter should be offering them. I... More

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2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

I've been to Maggie May's a few times now, and I've always thought the service was awful! But my last visit was terrible! Me and 3 friends went and sat down, it took 15 minutes for a waitor to bring us menus then a further 15 for anyone to take out orders! They didn't get one of our orders right,... More

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Seattle, WA
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46 reviews 46 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Yummy little dive. Breakfast was reasonable priced and good. We came back later in the day for a couple milkshakes as they had such a large variety. My son's milkshake was thick and delicious. Mine included espresso that they obviously added while it was piping hot because my milkshake was thin and watery.

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Walsall, United Kingdom
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Friendly staff, good value food and the most fantastic milk shakes in the world - ever! We went back for seconds!

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Visited with shine friends because we love the food. However, after the visit we questioned why we ever bother when the service is simply horrendous every single time. My friend was waiting for her meal for ages despite everyone else being served some time before. No apology offered. When the guy came round to collect plates he dropped cutlery and... More

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

I've been to Maggie Mays plenty of times before. Their food is amazing and the prices really reasonable. Have always enjoyed myself there, despite what was often not so great service from the waiting staff. However, my last visit was by far the worst in terms of customer service and it has now really put me off going back again... More

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Maggie Mays is Belfast's hungover breakfast-at-any-time place of choice, however, I've been in numerous times only to be let down by the service. In the Stranmillis restaurant, my partner and myself weren't greeted at the door, but looked at (by a young girl standing at the door) and then pointed to a table, without any verbal exchange. We were then... More

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Just treated the family to the famous Maggie Mays milk shakes. Really great - recommend them...spoilt for choice and delicious! Good value and great atmosphere!

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