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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: Lunch, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 18
    Excellent
  • 30
    Very good
  • 5
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  • 4
    Poor
  • 3
    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
Great food

we live nearby but for some reason have not been to the Playwright in recent years. We dined as a family recently and all the food was outstanding. The Playwright steak rival that of the much more pricey New York steak house, the burgers were great, and my salad was delicious (as were the fresh... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
skordzek
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Hamden, Connecticut
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Hamden, Connecticut
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54 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

we live nearby but for some reason have not been to the Playwright in recent years. We dined as a family recently and all the food was outstanding. The Playwright steak rival that of the much more pricey New York steak house, the burgers were great, and my salad was delicious (as were the fresh onion rings). Everything was well... More 

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Hamden, Connecticut
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20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

went here for lunch with my mother, good pub food, nothing fancy. Waitress was not overly friendly but was pleasant enough.

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Thank perk62
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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2015

Great Irish food! We love coming here for lunch and dinner. They have great service and food comes out hot and fresh.

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Thank Michelle K
Hamden, Connecticut
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015

Came to try this Irish Restaurant because everyone was raving about it. The food was really good. We got there when it just opened so the service was a little slow but that was ok because we had a few drinks. I liked it because the people who work there seem to all be from Ireland. It's nice to talk... More 

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Thank dorbillk
Norwalk, Connecticut
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234 reviews
200 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015 via mobile

We have been here few times and the best meals were when we did stick with their more traditional food, like burgers. Their menu offers other alternatives, getting almost into specialty food. But I think their best is not in these other areas. Stay with burgers. Good beer selection and a very good service help making a stay here a... More 

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1 Thank pieroinusa
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164 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015

We came in for Restaurant week from Milford expecting the warm cozy feeling as described by most reviewers, instead got ignored and abused by a late middle-aged waitress wearing glasses. We arrived at 4:12, I know the time because I checked as I thought the musicians should be starting to play. We were immediately seated by a pleasant young lady.... More 

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5 Thank Deedubu67
Hamden, Connecticut
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131 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

The Playwright Irish Pub 1232 Whiney Ave Hamden, Ct The Playwright Irish Pub is a local favorite and it’s easy to see why. The atmosphere is cozy, warm, noisy and lots of fun. It’s usually a very active bar scene as well. You can choose to sit in the dining room or in the bar. If it’s a quiet dining... More 

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Thank Realtor44
Vermont
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

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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3 Thank mymadyma58
Hamden, Connecticut
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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 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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Thank MDavila
Seymour, Connecticut
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126 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 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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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: Pub, Irish

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Bar scene
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?