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O'Connor's Public House

324 S Main St, Rochester, MI 48307
+1 248-608-2537
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Ranked #11 of 78 Restaurants in Rochester
Price range: $5 - $25
Sun - Tue 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Wed - Thu 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 am
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Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Late Night
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.
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English first
Midland, Michigan
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

The wait staff is generally good but the food is mediocre at best and too expensive for the quality. What really turned me off to this Pub is the fact that their publicized "live Irish Sessions" never seemed to materialize on the scheduled days. I tried no less than 6 times over the course of several months, often calling ahead... More

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34 reviews 34 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

This evening, we enjoyed our favorite fare at one of our local spots. We ordered our seasonal craft beers to compliment and settled in for a fun and evening. I would love to give O'Connor's 5 stars, but there was a slight mishap with the timing of our entrees/appetizer...specifically, thaybthey arrived in that exact order. Entrees then appetizer. Not really... More

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63 reviews 63 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

If you want to sit on irish beer, this is the place. But if you are hungry, do not build on food here. Vegetables are not fresh, meat and fish are overcooked. I tried this place three times. Each single time different 'Irish authentic' meal was really bad. It was tasted like spoiled ingredients were cooked too much time in... More

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Toluca, Mexico
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51 reviews 51 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

The food is top of the top. Try the potato pancake with either veal or chicken and have a glass of cider with it, you won't regret. Also there is a variety of American food, but it's worth to try the Irish meals if you already made your way to O'Connor's. The service is top as well. Park on the... More

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Rochester, Michigan
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8 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Great Irish pub lots of beers and good food! Service isn't great and forget about saint Patrick day they only serve food in the morning and take out all the seats! Also big cover charge and long line to get in...

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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

We went there for diner during the week. They have a large selection of draft beers and also German draft beer. Enjoy the fish and chips with some nice cold beers. You also can sit outside. Is located in downtown Rochester Hills.

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Mexico City, Mexico
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

My husband and I really enjoyed the Irish food! The service was very good. Try the beer sampler, specially a British cider and the Michigan red fruits one.

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Detroit, Michigan, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

We meet friends here for happy hour once in a while very friendly atmosphere. Downtown location makes it easy to get to. And it helps that they have good food.

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Rochester, MI
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102 reviews 102 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

If you are looking for a fun atmosphere, a great beer selection and authentic tasting Irish food, this is the place. Whether with family or friends, this is a fun place to eat. Beer is rated a 9 and the food rated a 6. Food is hit and miss and the service could be faster but with such a young... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

The food varies from fish and chips to pies to numerous entries. The food is consistently good, and the environment is typically lively. The beer selection is the primary reason for continuing to come back, though, with a nice selection of U.S. craft beers as well as the usual Irish offerings.

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