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O'Connor's Public House

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324 S Main St, Rochester, Michigan, Rochester, MI 48307
+1 248-608-2537
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11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Tue 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Wed - Thu 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Drinks, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for: Families with children, Bar scene
Description: Established in 2005.O'Connor's was designed and built by the Prairie Pub...
Established in 2005.O'Connor's was designed and built by the Prairie Pub Company, one of only five Guinness approved authentic Irish pub builders in the world. The finished pub was shipped to the States and reassembled in the historical downtown district of Rochester Michigan.Stop by and enjoy some of the of history in this Irish pub. Some particular items to take special notice of are the floor located in the main bar area dating back more than 140 years, also the the stone wall separating the dinning area from the bar was once an exterior wall, now recovered offering a soft rustic feel. You will also notice stain glass and wrought iron in the pub which was harvested from crumbling churches through out Ireland.
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great Irish Pub

My wife is Irish so for my birthday we decided to celebrate at Gus O'Connors for the first time with my son. O'Connors is a cute pub in downtown Rochester with a storied Irish history. We started with the smoked salmon and Irish poutine appetizers, both of which were delicious. My only comment... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 13, 2015
Bob C
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Detroit, Michigan
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Royal Oak, Michigan
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109 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015

Gus O'Connor's has a solid place in downtown Rochester. There's always a good vibe in there and I always enjoy the food. The food is not going to win them any Michelin Stars but it's solid Irish fare that's prepared well. Great beer selection too!

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Detroit, Michigan
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21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015

My wife is Irish so for my birthday we decided to celebrate at Gus O'Connors for the first time with my son. O'Connors is a cute pub in downtown Rochester with a storied Irish history. We started with the smoked salmon and Irish poutine appetizers, both of which were delicious. My only comment would be the poutine was suppose to... More 

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Thank Bob C
ROCHESTER HILLS
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

Nothing like a good old Irish pub with decent food and entertainment. Service was good, beer was cold and the entertainment was enjoyable.

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Thank BRIAN R
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015 via mobile

Good food great staff awesome atmosphere. Live music adds to the relaxing atmosphere. Prices are fair and plenty of beer to choose from

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Thank Conrad Z
Detroit, Michigan
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217 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015

I absolutely love the burgers here! So good! Appetizers are also all good except the nachos are a little dry. Good drinks

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Thank jessm531
Port Coquitlam, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Party of 8 with 9 different dinner and dessert items ordered and everyone was more than satisfied. Generous portions, nicely presented, fresh ingredients cooked to perfection. The fire roasted veg was perfect! Extensive beer list, live entertainment, great service, caters to the whole family. Even offers crayons and activity sheets for the kids!

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Rochester, Michigan
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Great party, great times on St. Patricks Day. O'Connor's knows how to celebrate and to make authentic Irish food!

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Thank Dawn H
Rochester Hills
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015 via mobile

stopped in for an early dinner. Greeted and seated immediately. We choose not to have appetizers (we weren't that hungry)and just ordered a pint. The deco is beautiful, dark wood, with an old brick wall dividing the bar and dinning room. The bar is to die for. Just gorgeous. We ordered and highly recommend: Boxty Grilled Chicken w/cheddar cheese, the... More 

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Rochester, Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Staff at all pubs/taverns always has some new people, but there is a core consistency to 'Conners that makes returning a simple joy. Cold pint after working out downtown at the excellent Rochester School of Martial Arts or window shopping is always fun and relaxing. Good staff, nice craft beer selection, solid menu all make for a "that's my pub"... More 

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Thank Robert W
michigan
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28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

We always get tender little cajun beef tips, with delicious mound of shredded potatoes and a delectible sauce. Last week it was served as basic beef tips surrounded by regular french fries smothered in gravy. When did the kitchen change the menu? when did Irish go Canadian with something more like the recent Poutine craze. We will be back. We... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 324 S Main St, Rochester, Michigan, Rochester, MI 48307
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Rochester
  • Phone Number: +1 248-608-2537

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 25
  • Cuisine: Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Bar scene

Description

Established in 2005.O'Connor's was designed and built by the Prairie Pub Company, one of only five Guinness approved authentic Irish pub builders in the world. The finished pub was shipped to the States and reassembled in the historical downtown district of Rochester Michigan.Stop by and enjoy some of the of history in this Irish pub. Some particular items to take special notice of are the floor located in the main bar area dating back more than 140 years, also the the stone wall separating the dinning area from the bar was once an exterior wall, now recovered offering a soft rustic feel. You will also notice stain glass and wrought iron in the pub which was harvested from crumbling churches through out Ireland.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Monday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 12:00 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

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?