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Playwright Irish Pub Restaurant

1232 Whitney Ave, Hamden, CT 06517-2802
(203) 287-2401
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Ranked #7 of 145 Restaurants in Hamden
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Cuisines: Irish
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night

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English first
Milford, Connecticut
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24 reviews 24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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30 reviews 30 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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82 reviews 82 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
95 helpful votes 95 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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New Haven, Connecticut
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102 reviews 102 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

We went for dinner. I had the Guinness Stew and my wife had a corned beef sandwich. My dish was very tasty, lots of meat and I finished off the gravy after the meat and veggies were gone. The sandwich was good, but the fries were somewhat greasy. I had a pint of Guinness, which was served COLD, a no-no... More

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Hamden, Connecticut, United States
15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

I've been to the Playwright about three or four times now; once on a date, once during St.Patrick's Day, and a couple of times just because. Each time I've been the food was very good, the service has always been excellent, and the atmosphere has been fun. The burgers are really good, as are the fish and chips, and the... More

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East Haven
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109 reviews 109 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

My husband and I enjoyed a late lunch on a Saturday. We were the only customers in the dining room, so it was quiet. There were customers on the patio and in the bar area. We had an order of the onion rings, which were listed on the menu as beer-battered, but the coating, which was crisp and not greasy,... More

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Hamden, Connecticut
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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

I love the Playwright. Great comfort food. I have eaten there for over a decade as my office is directly across the street. The tuna melt is always great( ask for a side of curry sauce), great burgers, wings too. The Irish dishes are great. The service is always outstanding and you are always greeted by a smiling face.

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Hamden, Connecticut
19 reviews 19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

The Playwright offers a variety of food including several irsh dishes. You can get a very good burger and fries here or other "comfort" food, but if you have a hankering for sheperd's pie or bangers and mash this is the place in Hamden to get it. The smoked salmon is very good.

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Hamden, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

I am an admitted regular at this establishment. They have a 98% "got it just right rate" by me. Only rarely do they miss. The waitresses are friendly, courteous and thoughtful. The barmen the same. The food especially their Guiness Stew, Sherherds Pie, Chicken Pot Pie, Burgers, Pork Loin special, Pork Chops and soups are delicious and plentiful. And yes... More

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Hamden, Connecticut
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

We like to have a late afternoon meal or after a matinee at the Shubert or movie theater. many times a group of musicians are playing Irish music when we arrive which is a bonus. Love the stew and their choice of beers is always a challenge for making a choice. Always seem to have to take home part of... More

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Additional Information about Playwright Irish Pub Restaurant

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

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