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O'Connor's Restaurant & Bar

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1160 W Boylston St, Worcester, MA 01606-1147
508-853-0789
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11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Tue 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wed - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 189
    Excellent
  • 125
    Very good
  • 40
    Average
  • 13
    Poor
  • 4
    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
Not to be missed!

Quintessential Irish Pub with great American food! The atmosphere is warm and welcoming but be prepared to wait if you don't call ahead. Great variety of beer, wine, and liquor and the best in Irish and English dishes together with New England favorites.

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 3, 2015
Bill H
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Worcester, Massachusetts
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Families with children
  • Bar scene
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English first
Worcester, Massachusetts
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

Quintessential Irish Pub with great American food! The atmosphere is warm and welcoming but be prepared to wait if you don't call ahead. Great variety of beer, wine, and liquor and the best in Irish and English dishes together with New England favorites.

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Worcester, Massachusetts
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Once you're seated, take in your surroundings and you could imagine yourself sitting in an Irish pub across the pond instead of Worcester. Restaurant has been around for years and they just keep offering consistent service and great dishes. I love their oatmeal bread and (strangely enough) their French Onion soup is the best around. Always offer interesting specials such... More 

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Fitchburg, Massachusetts
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52 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

At a recent visit my wife and I were disappointed, an middle aged woman server had zero personality and seemed very disappointed when we ordered non-alcoholic drinks. So we waited a LONG time to get our entrees and I had the angers and mash and wife had the chicken pot pie. They were both good, not great, HUGE portion size... More 

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HarpEagle, Owner at O'Connor's Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Hello Petey79 Thank you for your feedback regarding your recent disappointing experience here at O'Connor's. Needless to say, we are disheartened to read of the poor service you had and apologize to you and your wife most sincerely. We are also sorry we couldn't have addressed the situation immediately while you were still with us. We have spoken to Lori,... More 

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58 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

We met some friends there,I was not that excited about it but they picked so we went. We had reservations but it did not matter. Not sure why they take them they just gave us a flashing disc. We finally sat down and it just got better from there. We did wait it a while for our drink orders to... More 

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Michigan
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17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Was at this restaurant for dinner. Ordered the special and the food was just OK. Nothing to brag about and nothing to fault either. Maybe it was all the hype and it ended up not measuring up. My coworkers were also just OK and not overly impressed. The hostess was super friendly and the waiter was fine as well. Expected... More 

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Windham, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

We had a great meal. We loved the atmosphere.... Fun place to meet up with family and friends! The menu has so many choices to choose from.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I have been going to O'Connor's for many years and feel that the quality has not been consistent. Service is good, atmosphere is nice but there does not seem to be much flavor in their dishes. Sorry, I have just been disappointed too many times now and don't plan on returning anytime soon. On the plus side they do have... More 

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Massachusetts
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119 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

This place is always hopping and the handful of times I've been here the parking lots is packed. I just don't get it. The food is lackluster and ordinary. They do a few things well (butternut soup) but it's not a destination restaurant at all.

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Worcester, Massachusetts
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23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

We always have a good meal at O'Connors. The pub like atmosphere is warm and inviting. The wait staff are friendly and always accommodating. Can be very busy on the weekends, call ahead.

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Worcester, Massachusetts
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12 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

We have gone her multiple times over the past 15 years or so. It has a great vibe and a very enjoyable place to dine. If you are looking for HIGH END this is not the place. It is full of locals enjoying a reasonably priced restaurant. Food is good, price is decent. staff is GREAT!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1160 W Boylston St, Worcester, MA 01606-1147
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Worcester
  • Phone Number: 508-853-0789

Price and Cuisine

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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Families with children, Bar scene
Open Hours
Monday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?