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Playwright Irish Pub Restaurant

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1232 Whitney Ave, Hamden, CT 06517-2802
(203) 287-2401
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Today
11:00 am - 2:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 13
    Excellent
  • 24
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Good food friendly atmosphere

Good food friendly atmosphere ... We had a delicious burger and the grilled salmon... Both cooked perfectly ...especially the burger - I like it medium rare meaning pink and it came perfect ...service was very good, friendly and attentive... Worth a try

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 26, 2015
JJFlash7
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New Haven, Connecticut
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New Haven, Connecticut
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168 reviews 168 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Good food friendly atmosphere ... We had a delicious burger and the grilled salmon... Both cooked perfectly ...especially the burger - I like it medium rare meaning pink and it came perfect ...service was very good, friendly and attentive... Worth a try

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Prospect, Connecticut
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63 reviews 63 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We tried the restaurant the weekend prior to St. Patrick's Day with friends. Good thing we had reservations - the place was packed! When we walked in were transported to a Publik House in Ireland - beautiful inside. Service was wonderful and our waitress had a delightful soft borough. The food was tasty, ample and reasonably priced. Two had the... More 

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Oxford, Connecticut
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79 reviews 79 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

Stopped in for a quick bite to eat at dinner time. Looked for a light side option and selected a salad and a side of onion rings. The salad was ok but a bit on the skimpy side with respect to the ingredients that go with greens. I was not impressed and felt it was an overpriced salad given nothing... More 

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Hamden, Connecticut
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Portions are hearty, home cooked, and ambience is warm and welcoming, especially in the bar area. Parking can be a problem but there is street parking as well.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

We were in New Haven area and wanted to watch play off Patriots \ Ravens game. We sat at the bar and were pleased with beer selection. I had a pint of Harp and my fiancee a pint of Guinness. Food was great, Shepard's pie and potato skins stuffed with corn beef. Crowd was friendly and we saw the Patriots... More 

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Grantham, New Hampshire, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

We found this place when our son started his freshman year at Quinnipiac University. He loves corned beef and cabbage and it was the best! Then my husband and I went there for happy hour two years later and were very happy with the buffet and casual atmosphere. We went back with my son and his friend this year for... More 

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35 reviews 35 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014 via mobile

It had been awhile since I had been there but not long ago I Had the pleasure of joining Afew friends there for lunch. The service was very good and large portions //as usual // so u end up bringing some home for lunch the next day I had the leek soup and it was delish! And a pastrami on... More 

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Milford, Connecticut
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28 reviews 28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

I was hesitant when we pulled up because it looked more like a bar than a restaurant and I didn't know if we would be comfortable but was I wrong. From the moment we entered we were wowed by the welcoming restaurant. The service was fantastic. The menu was diverse enough to satisfy everyone's taste. The prices were very reasonable.... More 

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31 reviews 31 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

My favorite place for a satisfying family brunch or a pleasant drink with friends. I've liked everything I've eaten here over several visits. The service is excellent, really friendly. The late night atmosphere is noisy enough to be fun but quiet enough that our table could converse easily.

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Prospect, Connecticut
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89 reviews 89 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Went for dinner with my husband mid-week, our first time here. We are big fans of Irish pubs and we went for the classics--Guinness stew and shepards pie. They were excellent! The place was quite busy considering it was the middle of the week (although they were running a special for 2 that was an excellent value so perhaps people... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1232 Whitney Ave, Hamden, CT 06517-2802
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Hamden
  • Phone Number: (203) 287-2401

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Irish, Pub
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Monday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 1:00 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?