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Hooley's Irish Pub & Grill

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2955 Jamacha Rd, Ste. 21, El Cajon, CA 92019-4342
619-670-7468
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Dining options: Dinner, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Very good bar food with an Irish twist

We ate here on a recommendation and we were not disappointed with the food. The menu is basic bar food with an Irish touch and they do it well. We enjoyed a variety of different items from the menu and all were tasty and good size portions. The service is very good and was very helpful. All in all... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 23, 2015
Michael D
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Del Mar, California
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Del Mar, California
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532 reviews
296 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 343 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015

We ate here on a recommendation and we were not disappointed with the food. The menu is basic bar food with an Irish touch and they do it well. We enjoyed a variety of different items from the menu and all were tasty and good size portions. The service is very good and was very helpful. All in all a... More 

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Thank Michael D
London, United Kingdom
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84 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015 via mobile

Got a sandwich....as soggy as a swimming pool, I mean how much does it take to toast a piece of bread!!!! Guinness too thin. irish chips with skin! Well not in Ireland mate!

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Thank Roberta V
Las Vegas
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015

I've been to Ireland and this pub is very authentic. The food and service are great. The corn beef is outstanding.

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Thank Caryl B
Cary, NC
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101 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Went here for dinner with family. Many selections of items on menu. They have a kids menu too. It was hard to decide what to order so many dishes and all sound so good. There were 4 adults and 2 children. We all ordered different items. I had the fish and chips. I couldn't believe the size of the two... More 

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Thank GrayHairedGranny53
El Cajon, Ca.
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39 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

Hooley's Irish Pub is right next door to the Edwards Cinema in Rancho San Diego. So convenient to plan a lunch or dinner after a movie. We were surprised how good the food was. I ordered the fish tacos with a side salad ( the balsamic dressing was wonderful!) and my husband had the prime rib dip sandwich with cole... More 

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Thank ECAntiquer
El Cajon, California
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

There are two Hooley's restaurants in the San Diego area, my favorite is the one in Rancho San Diego, although both are fun and provide a great atmosphere. It feels like you are walking into a pub in the middle of Ireland. The food is outstanding and truly authentic. The restaurant and bar area is friendly and the service is... More 

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San Diego, California, United States
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39 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

We have been there several times for Taco Tuesday. They have a good variety and reasonable prices. I have tried them all and was pleased. If I have to pick one it is the fried fish taco. The chili cheese fries are decadent. Hard to stop eating them.

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Thank Gary G
Del Mar
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68 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

I went here with a group of friends to watch the USC-Stanford football game last fall. I had emailed management to make sure they would be showing the game. Management emailed me back and assured me they would. To make a long-story short, management lied. They took the game off the big screen at half time. My complaints went unheeded.... More 

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Thank catatthebeach
San Diego
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

Hooley's is as an authentic Irish pub as you can get for not being in Ireland, so do expect it to be as such! The owners have gone out of their way to have authentic decor and have tried their best to accommodate and satisfy hungry Irish tasebuds with their menu. The restaurant is very popular at both locations, especially... More 

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Thank 4wineries
Alhambra, California
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

On a recent weekend getaway, this restaurant was highly recommended by someone from the area. The corned beef tacos were truly something to write home about. And the fish and chips were delicious. Our waitress, Amanda, was delightful and provided wonderful service (along with several recommendations). Next time we're in the area, we'll definitely make a return visit.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2955 Jamacha Rd, Ste. 21, El Cajon, CA 92019-4342
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  El Cajon
  • Phone Number: 619-670-7468

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: British

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