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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 - 1:00 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: Dinner, Drinks, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, 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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  • 3
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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 food - poor music

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 13, 2015
MichelleLynn586
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Rochester, Michigan
Good for:
  • Bar scene
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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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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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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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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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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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Eastpointe, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Great place for dinner. Food was excellent as well as the service. The atmosphere is fun with a TV sports bar. We go there often and are never disappointed. Recommend the house burger.

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Cortlandt Manor, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

We came here late on a Sunday and were seated quickly. I ordered the caprese sandwich and it was very good. My dining mates also enjoyed their meals. The waitress was attentive and friendly.

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Novi, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

We had a great dinner. It was very crowded, but we were seated in a reasonable amount of time. It can be a loud place, but only because everyone is enjoying themselves. Our food was very good. Pretty ceiling!!!

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Amanda, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 via mobile

Spent an evening with the running club, friends and some family celebrating the life of Nicky. This was her favorite place in this entire city to eat or drink. I soon learned why. The servers are great, the atmosphere is upbeat, and the food was awesome.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Came here several, actually many times. Always nice to get a cozy corner table for the wife and I. Service always seems vary nice and friendly. It is a little bit loud with TV s, bar area and live entertainment on certain days. We always get the house burger. Majority of time it's cooked to order but few times (2)... 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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