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Sean Bolan's Pub

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12 S. Main Street, Bel Air, MD
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Sean Bolan's is a small Irish pub on Main Street. The Irish Rolls appetizers are absolutely wonderful. My husband, who generally doesn't care for appetizers, loves these things as much as I do. When you read the description for the rolls, don't be put off if you don't like cabbage. The cabbage is... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 22, 2015
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25 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 via mobile

Sean Bolan's is a small Irish pub on Main Street. The Irish Rolls appetizers are absolutely wonderful. My husband, who generally doesn't care for appetizers, loves these things as much as I do. When you read the description for the rolls, don't be put off if you don't like cabbage. The cabbage is not overwhelming. Today, I also had Shepherd's... More 

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Maryland
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Probably the best food in Bel Air. Great soups and specials. The upstairs is great for sitting down and having a meal

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Sean Bolan's is a great place to get a few drinks or enjoy some favorite Irish dishes. The prices are reasonable, and the food is quite tasty. The restaurant can get quite crowded, especially late on a Friday or Saturday as the bar crowd arrives, but that's also part of the appeal. If you are bringing a large party, especially... More 

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Baltimore
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45 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

I've been here several times and while the beer selection is awesome and the pub setting is spot on, the food is just alright. I'll definitely be back as its a great place to hang out, but I'll stick to the appetizers. :)

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Maybe I need to try dinner. Just ordered appetizers and was unimpressed. Beer selection (draft) was great. Enjoyed a well poured Guinness.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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21 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

I have been to Ireland twice and Sean Bolans is just about the same as being in a pub in Ireland. The food is very good. I love the fish and chips and the wings are awesome too. The music is not loud so you can have a conversation with your party. The Guinness is served at the proper temperature,... More 

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Bel Air, Md
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

We live in Bel Air, and love going to Bolans for the specials. The food off the menu is good, but the specials really make dining there a great experience. Hubby took me there for my birthday and we both got the beef wellington. Super tender, perfectly cooked filet topped with mushrooms and wrapped in a flaky dough. The dish... More 

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Street, Maryland
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4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

We are big Sean Bolan's fans. My husband loves their beer selection. We both love the food selection--the Reuben sandwich is the best around. I like to sit upstairs because downstairs gets too crowded and people will stand around while you are eating.

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Maryland
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

We frequent Sean Bolans and I would call it our neighborhood pub. We always sit upstairs by the window and often meet friends there. There is always good draught beer and every day there is a discount menu item. We especially like the 1/2 price reubens on Tuesdays. There are also entree specials, priced a little higher, that are always... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

I always like to stop at Bolans. The owners work behind the bar and are very nice. The Irish Toasty and Popcorn Shrimp are very good. Also a late night pretzel is a must. Draft selection is always diverse and they always have a good crowd.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 12 S. Main Street, Bel Air, MD
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Bel Air

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Irish, Pub

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