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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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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Nice Irish Pub

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 3, 2015
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Cary, NC
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Cary, NC
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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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El Cajon, Ca.
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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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El Cajon, California
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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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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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Del Mar
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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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San Diego
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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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Alhambra, California
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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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San Diego, California, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Love the tacos... Corned beef and lobster are my favorites, but burgers and fish and chips are amazing! Great service!

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El Cajon, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013

We went here because we were given a gift card. I had the fish and chips, Long John Silvers does a better job,. Yes an Irish Pub and when there is a Charger game on the TV a lot of obnoxious loud drunks sitting outside and inside, Beware, you for sure do not want to go here if a game... More 

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Kailua, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

Hooleys Irish pub in Rcho SD is a place that I cannot miss when i visit San Diego. All of the decorations inside the bar were flown from Ireland, giving it an intimate, cozy feel. The traditional Irish Fayre is also very good. My favorite is the shepards pie. If you want to go out and have dinner and a... More 

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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, Pub

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