We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
401 Winchester St., Keene, NH 03431
603-357-9299
Website
Improve this listing
Today
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Open now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Mon - Tue 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wed - Thu 4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 112 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 27
    Excellent
  • 43
    Very good
  • 23
    Average
  • 12
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Company Christmas Party

We have had our Christmas party at Waxy O'Connors the last few years now and they do not disappoint, but last night was the best of all. The appetizers, the meal it self "steak tips" is what I had, and of course the service was exceptional. Make plans to have your party there for 2016, you wont... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 17, 2015
Kim P
,
Spofford, New Hampshire
Add Photo Write a Review

112 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
Spofford, New Hampshire
Level Contributor
4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015

We have had our Christmas party at Waxy O'Connors the last few years now and they do not disappoint, but last night was the best of all. The appetizers, the meal it self "steak tips" is what I had, and of course the service was exceptional. Make plans to have your party there for 2016, you wont be disappointed.

Helpful?
1 Thank Kim P
Winchendon, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

I loved the classic Irish shepherd's pie dinner. There's a huge bar, and lots of table seating as well. We went on a night where there was entertainment. Music was great and the local radio station played games and gave out prizes. One drawback - we went another night (since the first time was so good) and one in our... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank Sheila_Beane
Butler, Pennsylvania
Level Contributor
7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

Was away on business and this place is attached to a best western that we were staying at. The food was incredible and they had a pool table and darts. We had a great meal and fun playing games. It was a nice escape after a day of work.

Helpful?
1 Thank Heidi S
Cape May Court House, New Jersey
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2015 via mobile

First time here, figured we would give it a try while staying at Best Western next door. Great menu and prices. Staff very courteous and helpful. See you next trip!

Helpful?
Thank LockednLoaded1
Portland, Maine
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2015

Food was good and the beer selection was above average. The bartender was quite friendly. Overall, a very good place to catch a quick bite.

Helpful?
Thank Ian L
Gillingham, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
191 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

We went here because it was handy to the hotel. The menus was typical one for a middle of the road pub restaurant. The staff were helpful and friendly but seemed overstretched even when the restaurant was relatively quiet. The service was erratic and we left alone for long periods with no-one to serve us. The food was OK but... More 

Helpful?
Thank TJA950
plattsburgh, ny
Level Contributor
94 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015 via mobile

This restaurant is attached to a hotel just outside keene proper. It is very convenient if stopping for the night or just passing through and not wanting to deal with downtown's traffic. The decor irish themed posters and thy have a good selection of irish and local beer. Food id average and service good but it was a Sunday afternoon.... More 

Helpful?
Thank carmelarose
Lexington, VA
Level Contributor
76 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

Hostess very welcoming, food good, waitress very friendly and efficient. Loud music made it hard to talk, and we were quite a way from the music. Patio nice to sit outside late afternoon for happy hour. Carry-out to our room on day two worked well too.

Helpful?
Thank Ellen M
New Hampshire
Level Contributor
78 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015

Yes, it is a large place with lots of people, but no excuse for the sub par service and poor food. I ordered the fish tacos and they took what seemed 30 minutes. No worries as I was watching college football on Saturday night. When they finally came, not only were the tortilla shells very small, they were stiffer than... More 

Helpful?
Thank SouthwestNH
Boston Area
Level Contributor
7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

good beer, mediocre food at best, VERY noisy on Fri/Sat night. Very crowded and noisy on Fri/Sat nights. If you are looking for a local hang out and plenty of people to talk to/watch this is it. But for food, forget it.

Helpful?
Thank liketoflyfish

Been to Waxy O'Connors? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 401 Winchester St., Keene, NH 03431
  • Location: United States  >  New Hampshire (NH)  >  Keene
  • Phone Number: 603-357-9299

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Pub, Irish

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 1:00 am

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Waxy O'Connors staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?