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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: Drinks, Lunch, Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations
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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  • 34
    Very good
  • 4
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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
Always great service, food changed!

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 8, 2015
michele p
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michigan
Good for:
  • Bar scene
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Rochester, Michigan
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

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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michigan
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15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 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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Rochester, Michigan
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015 via mobile

Loved riding the Clinton River Trail to Downtowm Rochester and stopping w my family from out of town for a MI brew! We sat outside and it was great, awesome server, great beer menu! Loved it- my fam from out of town were here for my daughters graduation and they can't wait to come back!

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Detroi, MI
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015 via mobile

This rating is based on my own tastebuds and not of any true failing by the establishment. The food is simply too salty. For those folks that grab the salt shaker before the first bite, be warned. Yes, that's a pet peeve of mine.

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Royal Oak, Michigan
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61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

This looks like a traditional Irish pub. They have Guinness and bass on tap along with delicious traditional Irish comfort food: shepards pie, corned beef (Irish sliders), fish n chips, Scottish eggs and more. They also have some more progressive choices that include fish tacos, fish entrees, salads and lots of others to choose from. I love everything. I've eaten... More 

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Rochester, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

The food is good appropriately priced for downtown Rochester. Great beer selection taps changing regularly. Must see Chad on Friday nights for Happy hour great live music.

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Rochester, Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

We love Gus O'Connor. The food is excellent and the atmosphere is great - except for the singer. Irish music would be more appropriate but anything may be better. The singer is loud, and singing sounds more like wailing. It's difficult to hear people next to you. We have avoided this restaraunt when we see the singer. It's unfortunate since... More 

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Rochester, Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Can't pass it up! Great food & service - a must visit if you are in town. Homemade potato chips & onion dip - don't miss this! Outdoor seating in the summer on the front or back porch...super!

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Rochester, Michigan
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

This is definitely a bar. It smells like beer all of the time, but the food is excellent. It is good for families too, as long as it is not a Friday or Saturday night after 8pm. They also have an excellent Sunday brunch. It is Rochester's Irish Pub. Every city has one.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I just went in the bar to kill some time. the outside of the building. the outside of the building look very interesting and very Irish. Inside was the same decor and it was very pretty. the food menu looks very interesting and not too expensive but I was there just for drinks. service was very good and very very... More 

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Additional Information about O'Connor's Public House

Address: 324 S Main St, Rochester, Michigan, Rochester, MI 48307
Phone Number: +1 248-608-2537
Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Rochester
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
Average Prices: USD 5 - 25
Cuisine: Irish, Pub

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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
  • Price Range: $ $
  • Cuisine: Irish, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: 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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