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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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11:00 am - 1:00 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, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 16
    Excellent
  • 27
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 2
    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
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I felt comfortable and welcomed there . The atmosphere is great and the food is good . The bar scene is very unique and the patio is nice

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 8, 2015
Omar2Jenna
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Hamden, Connecticut
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Vermont
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Stopped into this pub for a cold beer after moving my son to Yale. We were pleasantly surprised to find live Irish music and a quaint atmosphere. We decided to stay for dinner. Tasty food and large portions. The wait staff was friendly and helpful. The music was beautiful! Highly recommend this place. If I lived there, I would be... More 

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Hamden, Connecticut
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Been there several times, and the food is always good. Delicious Fish & Chips, Corned Beef & Cabbage, Shepherd's Pie, Corned Beef Reuben, and the Onion Rings are great! Also, loved the Sunday Traditional Irish Music Session.

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Seymour, Connecticut
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

Went for a birthday dinner and had a ball, the menu was extensive and everything the five of us ordered was great! I had the honey mustard Salmon, Irish lamb stew was terrific, fish and chips great and other two meals were perfect. Wait staff couldn't have been better and the desserts were wonderful. And to add to the pleasure... More 

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Hamden, Connecticut
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

I felt comfortable and welcomed there . The atmosphere is great and the food is good . The bar scene is very unique and the patio is nice

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Oxford, Connecticut
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

Not much positive to say about the Playwright Irish Pub in Hamden. Went there to grab a bite to eat along with a friend. We both ordered a large salad - olives, tomatoes, feta cheese, shaved or sliced lettuce and a side of Onion rings. The salad was a mound of borderline wilted lettuce chopped so finely it would be... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia, USA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Sandwiches were good, but nothing more than that in taste, presentation or impression. Atmosphere friendly but subdued

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015 via mobile

On a busy Saturday night the wait staff was very attentive and professional. I had just appetizers which were very tasty.

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New Haven, Connecticut
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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 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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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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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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?