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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 148 Restaurants in Hamden
Hours:
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
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
2 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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3 restaurant reviews
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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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33 reviews 33 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

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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26 reviews 26 reviews
18 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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31 reviews 31 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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86 reviews 86 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
100 helpful votes 100 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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43 restaurant reviews
94 helpful votes 94 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
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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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113 reviews 113 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 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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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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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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