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James Joyce

#119 of 4,462 Restaurants in Prague
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Stare Mesto (Old Town)
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U Obecniho dvora 4, Prague 1, Prague, Czech Republic
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11:00 am - 12:30 am
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 12:30 am
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night
Description: Used to be called Molly Malones

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  • 58
    Excellent
  • 25
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
M.D.

Very good atmosphere ... pleasant service .... we tasted .... you are in typical irish pub but in the heart of Europe

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 21, 2015
Daniel H
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Late Night
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Very good atmosphere ... pleasant service .... we tasted .... you are in typical irish pub but in the heart of Europe

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Madison, Wisconsin
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

We heard about the Sexy Curry Co. inside the James Joyce Pub from the NYT 36 hours in Prague. It was a bit of a search, off of a side street at a dead end, but was it worth it! All spoke English, some with Irish and British accents, the walls were covered with old photos, soccer game on the... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

The James Joyce is a cosy, authentic Irish pub with a warm welcome for its visitors. There is a great selection of food for all tastes, and of course great beers, too. We loved the atmosphere! Very genuine and cosy.

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Germany
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25 reviews 25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Very cool Irish Pub a short distance from the Jewish Quarter in Prague. Definitely worth a visit to relax while you continue visiting the sacred Jewish locations through the north of Prague and while admiring the Art Nouveau Buildings in the area. You will enjoy the laid back atmosphere and very inexpensive prices at this pub.

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London
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Nice cosy atmosphere, with a roaring fire, great Guinness, BLT and a jolly good Irish Coffee! Service was with a smile.

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Seattle, WA
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50 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 via mobile

Stopped for a pint and nosh before unpacking at swan apartment across road. Owner Frank stopped by several times to chat and offer Prague tourism advice. Fish and chips was well presented, my bangers and mash had fine charred onion gravy, but mash had raw scallions throughout, and raw onions are not my friend. Good to have a "local" like... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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6 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

We arrived just towards the end of lunchtime specials, yet we were the only customers there.Seemed small but good layout. Grilled salmon steak with potatoes and salad good. battered haddock, chips tartar sauce and tiny portion mushy peas was just about passable. Food not great value, a bit pricey.Drinks good value.

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Prague, Czech Republic
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

We had nothing planned so decided at the last minute to drop into the James Joyce for dinner. We arrived just before 8. The food was very good for pub food and reasonably priced but a bit more expensive than the average. The absolute highlight was the live music! Two Czech gents with guitars playing and singing all the favourites... More 

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Llandudno, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Hidden away, off the usual tourist train. a trifle anonymous...all the things which add to the already considerable charm of the place. Unlike many of the plastic assembly-kit 'Oirish' pubs the JJB has a genuine feel of Ireland. The photos around the place were wonderful, the layout was spacious enough to be private, and the staff were all friendly and... More 

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Alameda, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Great pub, off the real touristy streets, rick steves recommended, great staff and owner. Food was much better than expected for an irish pub and we ate there on 3 occasions it was so good. My wife is a chef so she is pretty picky, and often complains when i drag her to an Irish pub, thank god this past... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: U Obecniho dvora 4, Prague 1, Prague, Czech Republic
  • Location: Europe  >  Czech Republic  >  Bohemia  >  Prague>  > Stare Mesto (Old Town)
  • Neighborhood: Stare Mesto (Old Town)

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Irish

Description

Used to be called Molly Malones
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 12:30 am
Monday
11:00 am - 12:30 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 12:30 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 12:30 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 12:30 am
Friday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 2:00 am

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Stare Mesto (Old Town)

Neighborhood Profile
Stare Mesto (Old Town)
One of the oldest neighborhoods in town represents the medieval heart of Prague. It’s no surprise it is bustling with tourists every time of day. Križovnický square, overlooking Charles Bridge with Prague Castle in the background, is probably the most beautiful square in the city. Its unique historical atmosphere of gothic houses and churches, cobblestone streets and squares, and stone towers blend together with the modern era. A vast array of bars, restaurants, dance clubs, international brand shops, galleries and hotels bring life to the old city. With its charming and picturesque cobblestone streets, the nightlife and parties will surely be unforgettable.
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