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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 - 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: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 4
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  • 2
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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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Hamden, Connecticut
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65 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 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 34 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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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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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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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, Pub

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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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