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Finnbar's Pub

#17 of 165 Restaurants in Troy
Certificate of Excellence
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452 Broadway, Troy, NY 12180
+1 518-326-3994
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11:00 am - 2:00 am
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Drinks, Dinner, Late Night

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  • 27
    Excellent
  • 16
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
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
Downtown Troy CAsual Fare

Went to dinner with friends the other nite and were looking for something low key. We found our way to Finbarr's (my first time). First times in Finnbars but have been in the building hundreds of times when it was Holmes in Watson back in the day. We decided to sit outside in the back. It was a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
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East Greenbush
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East Greenbush
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Went to dinner with friends the other nite and were looking for something low key. We found our way to Finbarr's (my first time). First times in Finnbars but have been in the building hundreds of times when it was Holmes in Watson back in the day. We decided to sit outside in the back. It was a beautiful evening... More 

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Portland, Maine
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

For someone like me who lived in Troy for many years when this was Holmes & Watson's, it was hard to like this new establishment. But, I have to admit the place is living up to it's geographic reputation. The food is a little heavy on the pork/cheese/everything fried side, but very tasty. There's reasonable range and diversity on the... More 

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Troy, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Been to Finnbar multiple times and it's always a great experience! Love the Bangers and Chicken Goojons. You can tell everything is made to order. My mouth is watering thinking about the food. We will be back over and over again!

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new york
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Went with my wife and asked to sit outside. The have what they call a back patio. Its an alleyway with a stockade fence up. The real problem is they allow SMOKING. Listen i dont care how you feel about the politics, there is NO SMOKING in restaurants and PUBLIC areas in NY period end of convo. If i was... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

We asked to be seated outside. Outside (back) patio is no more than an alleyway with high walls where they allow smoking. This is NYS and there IS NO SMOKING IN RESTAURANTS AND PUBLIC PLACES. We asked to be seated out front where it is less claustrophobic. I was informed and saw that smoking is allowed there as well. We... More 

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Troy, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

We love going to Finnbar's! The food does take a while, but they also warn you right on the table. It's authentic as it can be, and they treat it as such. The food is worth the wait! They have many beers to try as well.

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Nantucket, Massachusetts
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

We ordered the cottage pie in the "Irish" establishment and waited an hour for it to arrive at the table. What came was stringy, tough meat floating in a thin gravy heavily scented with tarragon topped with four swirls of dry mashed potatoes. Absolutely inedible. Served alongside was a oily piece of "Irish " bread too hard and crunchy to... More 

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Brownsville, Vermont
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

We used to love Holmes and Watson before it turned into a terrible restaurant and closed down. I'm so glad that Finnbar's Pub has taken the place of the old Holmes & Watson. The menu here is great; lots of good comfort food, and good attention to detail. Lots of homemade touches to menu items. And the beer selection is... More 

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Albany, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

My wife and I visited Finnbar's recently. We were impressed by the draft beer selection, about 32 microbreweries represented and I don't believe a single mass-produced yellow lager. The menu didn't have a large selection but it had some interesting items. I had a cottage pie which consisted of brisket beef (same cut of meat as corned beef but not... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

there are so many great places in troy, but this place should be at the top of your list. We stopped in recently on a Saturday afternoon for a great late lunch! The menu is full of awesome comfort food taken up a notch with better, fresher ingredients. As with many places in troy this place has a great history,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 452 Broadway, Troy, NY 12180
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Troy
  • Phone Number: +1 518-326-3994

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Irish, Seafood, Pub, Eastern European, Armenian
Open Hours
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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