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Donnelly's Public House

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1 Water Street, Fairport, NY 14450
1 585-377-5450‎
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12:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Drinks, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 37
    Excellent
  • 32
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 0
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  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
A great place to kick back

I love the menu and the food. Nothing fancy, just good! Sometimes it can get noisy when the bar is crowded, but in the summer you can go outside for quiet.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
Julie O
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Fairport, New York
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Fairport, New York
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I love the menu and the food. Nothing fancy, just good! Sometimes it can get noisy when the bar is crowded, but in the summer you can go outside for quiet.

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Thank Julie O
Fairport, New York
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66 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've been several times for lunch. The food is consistently good. Their sandwiches and burgers are delicious. Finally had the Friday-only Fish Fry. It too was top drawer. The fish (haddock) was nicely battered and golden-to-dark brown and crispy. The cole slaw was creamy and perfectly flavored. The fries were golden and perfectly cooked. Even the tartar sauce was good.... More 

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Thank CaptnGphs
Fairport, New York
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68 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've probably eaten at Donnelly's more times than any other restaurant. The neighborhood atmosphere, the friendly staff and the outrageously great rotating beer selection is second to none. The reason I haven't written this review long ago is that the place needs to be bigger! With that exception, the food is delicious and.....did I tell you about the beer?

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Thank ppipub
Rochester, New York
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134 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went to Donnelly's two weeks ago on a double date. They only take reservations for 6+ parties. Place was pretty packed but we were seated in about 10/15 minutes. Hostess was nice and apologized for the wait. Seated in a pushed back booth we got to watch the bar (good for people watching) Our server Steven was awesome! He was... More 

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Thank Smmills1981
Macedon, New York
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016 via mobile

Interesting dessert choices highlight what otherwise was a very good meals. Pumpkin empanadas for me and homemade cake for the kids. Biggest piece of cake I have ever seen!!!

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Thank Mike V
Fairport, New York
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

The food is great, the wait is usually long but the beer selection makes it tolerable. The host makes the experience fun. We enjoy this place.

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Thank SueS25115
Fairport, New York
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

This place is so good, the service, food and they have so many great beers on tap. We went with our kids and everyone loved the food. Friday nights are crazy busy, but the atmosphere is great! We waited about 35 minutes for a table, but it's a fun place to gather and talk with others who are waiting for... More 

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Thank BernieSampson
Fairport, New York
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Great food for a reasonable price. Friendly staff. Wine prices are a little high but the beer selection is quite good.

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Thank Carol R
Fairport, New York
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Donnelly's is our go to spot when we want a good meal and a great beer. They always have a great beer selection (and great bartenders if you prefer a mixed drink or something other than beer). The food is consistently very good. A very good specials menu that changes every day and a solid everyday selection make this a... More 

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Thank Steve662
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25 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015 via mobile

Great pub style good and environmental. Had a number of meals there and they have all been great. They are also stocked with an extensive beer and liquor bar. Would definitely recommend

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1 Water Street, Fairport, NY 14450
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Fairport
  • Phone Number: 1 585-377-5450‎

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 15
  • Cuisine: Pub, American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Bar scene
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Monday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 2:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?