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M. J. O'Connor's Irish Pub

27 Columbus Ave, Boston, MA 02116-3907 (Back Bay)
617-482-2255
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Ranked #325 of 2,815 restaurants in Boston
Price range: $0 - $15
Cuisines: Irish, Pub
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Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Back Bay
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English first
Indiana
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

The staff was very friendly. The drinks were good and the food was fine. It was pretty busy on a Friday evening, but we were seated with no waiting. I suspect a lot of the local office workers came in for a drink at the end of the week so it was a bit loud. It's not a place for... More

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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43 reviews 43 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

We have enjoyed several meals at this place and a few evenings of drinking. The food is good and the atmosphere is very pleasant. However, the staff seems to be in complete disarray. Nobody knows what's going on or who does what. Perhaps they are just permanently understaffed, or perhaps they only hire people with zero experience in the service... More

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Belchertown, Massachusetts, United States
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38 reviews 38 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

I was excited to see this place near our hotel. I love Irish pubs! This was a disappointment to me. I ordered a steak tip salad. This never happens, I only ate about half of it. It was a Caesar salad and the dressing tasted like somebody dumped oil on it...no taste. The lettuce was unhealthy looking. It's pretty hard... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

The food here was simple and good, and there was plenty of it. Our waitress was also really friendly. There is nothing flashy about mj's, but if you want and quick and satisfying meal, they are a really good option.

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Atlantic City, New Jersey
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

The staff here for my experience were all Irish which added to the atmosphere. The food that we had was excellent: traditional Irish fare with an American twist. Great value for money too. Definitely recommend to anyone in the area

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Edmond, Oklahoma
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27 reviews 27 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

We has the house specialty EEC stew with Samuel Adams beer! Perfect rich stew with large heaping of potatoes in the middle and yummy dipping bread in side! Great waitress, our glasses were never empty!

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Sharon, Massachusetts
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89 reviews 89 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

When we arrived, the restaurant was very busy and quoting a wait of an hour to an hour and one half. Fortunately, we had a reservation which they honored. The service was slow, but the waitress was pleasant and we weren't in a rush to eat and run. We ordered drinks and checked the menu. I was surprised that for... More

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Preston, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Went to see the Liverpool soccer game and the staff were great and even sympathetic when we drew after a 3 nil lead!

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Sterling, Massachusetts
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137 reviews 137 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

THe service was great not in your face and not hard to find - just right. The portions were generous The prices were not great but were reasonable.

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Portsmouth, England, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

A good stop off after a hard days sight seeing. Good value pub grub and a great selection of locally brewed beers.

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