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O'Sullivans Irish Pub & Restaurant

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640 Grand Ave, Ste A, Carlsbad, CA 92008-2365
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11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
American bar with Irish tendencies

Nothing wrong with that and the Irish twist to the food offerings is welcomed. Been here a few times in the evening and for lunch and enjoyed it each time.

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 1, 2015
Mark G
Cardiff, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Bar scene
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English first
Carlsbad, California
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35 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015

I got the Irish whiskey chicken boxty. While it was good, it is super heavy so be sure to get this for dinner or when you are ready for a heavy meal! My boyfriend got the "roast beast" as he likes to call it.

Thank Jen B
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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59 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015

Nothing wrong with that and the Irish twist to the food offerings is welcomed. Been here a few times in the evening and for lunch and enjoyed it each time.

Thank Mark G
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38 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

Nothing terribly special about O'Sullivan's, but it's nice to have a local pub within walking distance of the beach. Standard fare on food and beverage. We were there when it was very slow, but it looks like it can handle a crowd well.

Thank TAReviewer--CA
Riverside, California
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69 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Authentic, I think not. Stopped in today and asked bartender whether the upcoming GAA matches would be on some of the many screen around the bar. She replied, well we have soccer and rugby. I said "No, Irish Football - the GAA." She asked me to tell her what that was. I explained Irish football and hurling. Her reply "I've... More 

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Peachtree City, Georgia
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177 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

We met a group of friends whose daughter was getting married the next day in Carlsbad. Live music, great beer and wine and time with friends ~ priceless!

Thank PeachtreeTraveler
Tucson, Arizona
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

I was not impressed with this place at all. The inside of the place was very dingy feeling, and drab. My husband, and I ordered the fish and chips to share since we weren't that hungry. We ordered at half portion which was huge, unfortunately it was just ok, the batter had zero taste, and neither did the steak fries,... More 

Thank Nicole P
San Diego, CA
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

This is a great local pub If you are looking for an Irish Pub in the Village. They often have live music and it can get pretty loud but there are plenty of places that are back from the stage. The food is really good, especially the corned beef tacos which aren't on the menu anymore but they will make... More 

Thank bocephs
Detroit, Michigan
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47 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Authentic style fish and chips. Large portions and cole slaw made with pineaple. Sounds different but it is great !! I heard positive comments from everyone around me. Other authentic Irish dishes. Has a happy hour but only $1 off drinks and a few appetizers. Should be a little " happier ". Staff is very attentive and friendly. Food comes... More 

Thank traveller_360063
Beaumont, California, United States
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43 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

We enjoyed our Irish pub food & drinks. I had the Jack Daniel's chicken wings...extremely delicious...fiance had the corned beef quesadilla...enjoyed by all!

Thank Pamela B
Oceanside, California
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86 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

That place literally "rocks the house"...it can get very loud ....the music is always great. Escape to the backyard patio with fire pit...... Food is very good, service is fast Its a good place to end the night....

Thank eroth40

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 640 Grand Ave, Ste A, Carlsbad, CA 92008-2365
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Carlsbad
  • Phone Number: 760-729-7234

Price and Cuisine

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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene


Open Hours
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?