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Finnegan's Wake Irish Pub

320 Grinnell St, Key West, FL 33040
(305) 293-0222
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Ranked #133 of 346 restaurants in Key West
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $5 - $30
Cuisines: Irish, British
Good for: Bar scene, Large groups, Entertaining clients, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene, Large groups, Entertaining clients, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
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English first
Portland, Maine
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

Have been here twice for after dinner drinks, which are good, and they do have Irish beer and whiskey. Have never had the food, but at table next to me looks like decent pub food. The thing bout this place is that it is frequented by locals, who tend to take over the bar a bit, and typically have had... More

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Erbil, Iraq
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

Typical Irish Pub with a great bartender and really nice atmosphere. For a stop in the keys, this was mostly a locals place, far removed from the zoo on Duval!

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Bismarck
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

This was our first stop when we arrived in Key West. We were hungry and this was near our lodging. Although Finnegan's appears to be off the beaten path it is a hopping place and for our tastes the best food in Key West.

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Morristown, New Jersey
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24 reviews 24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

Went to Finnegan's Wake for dinner after being told by friends that it was a great restaurant. We were not deceived. The food was great, atmosphere was super and the price was good. A must on the menu is the corned beef and cabbage, Also great are their burgers, probably the best in Key West. My favorite was the Caesar... More

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Isle of Palms, South Carolina
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65 reviews 65 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014 via mobile

We visited the day after all the big festivities. The barmaid was still smiling, the clientele were friendly and it was a nice stop!

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Brandon, Florida
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14 reviews 14 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

This was a fun and reasonably priced Irish Pub. I became slightly addicted to the "Big Banger Theory" sandwich which was on special for March 2014. The "Speckled Hen Ale" was also a winner. Great place!

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Key West, Florida
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16 reviews 16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

Crowded, stuffy, smelled of stout, the menu had little more than corned beef and cabbage on it, drinks in plastic cups, freakin plastic cutlery, special odors upset them, the band wouldn't play Lady Gaga for me and No locals discount! They weren't even impressed by my presents....

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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73 reviews 73 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

We have been by this restaurant many times but never went in. Our mistake. Authentic Irish Pub with food that is delicious and an extrensive beer list. The only negatives were the cold and indifferent waitress and perhaps not enough cabbage on the Big Bill Kellys reuben.Seems to be a local hangout. Great happy hour specials as well. The decor... More

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key west
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

Had lunch yesterday----OMG! worst pastrami sandwich EVER! Dry, old, cold, slab of awful!!! I've had the pastrami last year, the year before…etc. It use to be warm, red, juicy, lots of thin slices. NOT anymore---Never again! Husband had very good burger--big, juicy cooked perfect. They took away the English Fuller IPA beer too. Not happy about that one! After all... More

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KeyWestwake, General Manager at Finnegan's Wake Irish Pub, responded to this review

I am sorry you did not like your sandwich. We would have gladly replaced it with something else. Our pastrami is sliced every day. We used to use National Deli. We switched brands to Metro Deli which is smoked (which gives a different color) & has no added nitrates. I apologize that you did not like the switch. As far... More

Key West, Florida, United States
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

Great beer! Great food! A great place that suits the needs of everyone who visits and us locals alike.

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