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The Half Door

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270 Sisson Ave, Hartford, CT 06105-3136
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11:30 am - 2:00 am
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Mon - Wed 11:30 am - 1:00 am
Thu - Fri 11:30 am - 2:00 am
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 1:00 am
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Seating, Waitstaff

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great Irish Pub

Awesome atmosphere and good service. The Bloody Mary's were perfect. I highly recommend the Cobblestones. ....

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Lisa R
Plantsville, Connecticut
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Plantsville, Connecticut
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4 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Awesome atmosphere and good service. The Bloody Mary's were perfect. I highly recommend the Cobblestones. ....

Thank Lisa R
Manchester, Connecticut
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269 reviews
181 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My wife,daughter and I came here for dinner, the service was very good along with the food. The staff is friendly and helpful. We talked, ate and drank a little and never felt rushed. We've been back and really enjoyed it here.

Thank Tyrone D
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41 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food here was amazing!! I split the nachos with my boyfriend and they were delicious!! There is a good variety of beers here as well. There is only on street parking here.

Thank Tracy R
West Hartford, Connecticut
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25 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Sorry but the last visit to the Half Door was a total disappointment. I met someone for Sunday Brunch and both the service and the food were mediocre. Maybe it was because it was later in the morning or maybe I should've been drinking to make this visit better. Whatever the reason, an average rating is all it deserves.

Thank clarkproof
Albuquerque, NM
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109 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2015

I came here for a quick lunch and the food was very good and the beer selection even better. Even though the weather was chilly I ate outside on the patio and the nice waitress did not mind serving me out there. I look forward to going back again for a meal and a brew when not in a hurry.

Thank ArezzoNM
West Hartford, CT
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43 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

The Half Door is a nice Irish Bar with great beers and good attitude. Attentive waitstaff and a great selection of draft and bottled beers. The food is really quite good. A great place for a drink with friends. The only problem is parking, which can be quite a challenge. All in all spend the time looking for a parking... More 

Thank Richard J
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2015 via mobile

Perfect spicy sweet Sriracha Honey wings! Nice to have fresh cut celery and carrots. Real Turkey on the Rattlin Bird! Hit the spot comfort sandwich. Steak and Wedge was very satisfying. Burger perfectly cooked. Crispy fries. Fresh cuke on the side. Very refreshing and a good pub atmosphere. Parking is easy.

Thank Wyan773
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 via mobile

This restaurant has wonderful food and I loved all the flowers outside. We ate on the patio so had a view of the street along with their outdoor decor. The food was delicious. We had the fish & chips and the Irish Nachos. The portions are huge. The waitstaff was great. They were fast and attentive. This was a wonderful... More 

Thank faith_osu
Jacksonville, Florida
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015 via mobile

Traveling through and needed a lunch place. Used TA and chose this. Nice atmosphere, good food and not too far off 84. Burger was excellent!!

Thank Doreen D
Los Angeles, CA
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99 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Staff members at both the Mark Twain House and the Harriet Beecher Stowe House recommended The Half Door for lunch, and we're glad they did! It was within easy walking distance of the houses, and had a great Irish pub atmosphere. The service was cordial, and the food was fresh, locally sourced, and beautifully presented. My husband had the steak... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 270 Sisson Ave, Hartford, CT 06105-3136
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Hartford
  • Phone Number: 860-232-7827

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: Pub, Irish

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene
Open Hours
10:00 am - 1:00 am
11:30 am - 1:00 am
11:30 am - 1:00 am
11:30 am - 1:00 am
11:30 am - 2:00 am
11:30 am - 2:00 am
10:00 am - 1:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?