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Rula Bula

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401 S Mill Ave, Tempe, AZ 85281-2838
(480) 929-9500
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10:30 am - 2:00 am
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Sat - Sun 10:30 am - 2:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Drinks, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 57
    Excellent
  • 49
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Best fish & chips I ever had!

After touring Tempe's downtown park and museum, we were hungry for lunch and an Irish pub was a perfect choice. We sat outdoors and were greeted by a friendly server with beautiful Irish red hair. We were craving great fish and chips and the server recommended the fish and chips as a good choice... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 23, 2015
skysthelimitOntario
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Ontario
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  • Families with children
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Phoenix, Arizona
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326 reviews 326 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
133 helpful votes 133 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Have been here twice in the last month and must say always enjoy it. Usually go in the afternoon on saturdays or sundays and the atmosphere simply can't be beat. I usually favor indoors as it's more calm and not dependent on the weather but either way, a good time is generally had. Great irish flavor is enhanced by the... More 

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Ontario
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41 reviews 41 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

After touring Tempe's downtown park and museum, we were hungry for lunch and an Irish pub was a perfect choice. We sat outdoors and were greeted by a friendly server with beautiful Irish red hair. We were craving great fish and chips and the server recommended the fish and chips as a good choice. We were not disappointed, the fish... More 

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Okinawa, Japan
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113 reviews 113 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

Stumbled upon this place after leaving the Tempe Mission Palms Hotel.....it literally is right next door. Was hungry and decided to walk in (myself only as on business). I came in about 17:30 in the afternoon on a weekday and sat at the bar. Wasn't busy since weekday and early. Restaurant has a nice ambience with Irish music playing and... More 

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Tempe, Arizona
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

This place is unpretentious with a great selection of Irish beer and whiskey. The menu is diverse and well-prepared. They often have bands on weekend nights.

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Sun City, Arizona
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8 reviews 8 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

We rode the light rail from Phoenix to Tempe for an outing. One short block from the rail platform is Rula Bula Irish Pub. We ordered Spinach and Artichoke dip with crackers and baguette bread and Irish Potato skin appetizers. They were both excellent and very filling. For lunch we had Fish and Chips and a Corned beef on rye... More 

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Meadville, PA
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79 reviews 79 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 via mobile

We met at Rula Bula for a family gathering. We started with appetizers at the bar. We tried several and they were all good. We ate dinner outside. They had live music which was nice. Everyone enjoyed their dinner. I'd recommend it for families or a date night.

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Key West, Florida
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10 reviews 10 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Restaurant is very laid back in a college town, Arizona State University. Beautiful wooden interior, but outside seating is preferred when weather cooperates, which is often. Great outdoor bar! Menu is very eclectic but with an Irish flavor. Had the Irish Stew both times I visited. Would like to try other dishes, but will probably have the Irish Stew on... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Went with my sister before our play and got a 15% discount on our ticket. Had great Irish food and the atmosphere was fun. Recommend going early if you want a table. There is a large outside patio with a huge bar and a good size inside bar.

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Flagstaff, Arizona
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

We were visiting Tempe and we chose Rula Bula to have my birthday dinner. We were 5 adults and 3 kids ages 7 to 3 years old, I made reservations just because there were 8 of us. One of my grandsons has severe food allergies and they bent over backwards to accommodate him. He had a hamburger patty and a... More 

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Tallahassee, Florida
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27 reviews 27 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Order a side of Mac n cheese no matter what. I had burger and it was amazing. My coworker got lamb stew and I was jealous. Wow. We had a table of 10 slightly intoxicated folks and our waitress was quick and took wonderful care of us. I wish I could remember her name because was best service I have... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 401 S Mill Ave, Tempe, AZ 85281-2838
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Central Arizona  >  Tempe
  • Phone Number: (480) 929-9500

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 20
  • Cuisine: Irish, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
10:30 am - 2:00 am
Monday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Saturday
10:30 am - 2:00 am

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