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M. J. O'Connor's Irish Pub

#354 of 2,720 Restaurants in Boston
#381 of 2,934 Places to Eat in Boston
Certificate of Excellence
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Back Bay
Chowder, Irish, Pub, Soups
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27 Columbus Ave, Boston, MA 02116-3907
+1 617-482-2255
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11:30 am - 2:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 2:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Drinks, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 77
    Excellent
  • 104
    Very good
  • 49
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good bar meal

In Boston for 3 days. Great town. Anyway, got kind of tired of eating at nice restaurants, sounds crazy, so we looked up O'Connors which was right near our hotel. Wife had the sirloin which was very good. Good chowder. Nice beer selection

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
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  • Bar scene
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5 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

We were very underwhelmed with the waiter who didn't make eye contact and only barely checked in. The food was good and the portions were more than generous. It is worth trying, but hopefully you won't get the same waiter....

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 191 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Met a former student for a fast and less expensive lunch. I had a Caesar salad and a Reuben while he had a crab roll. Food arrived promptly, the guinness was good and the caeser salad good. I was disappointed with the Reuben, virtually no sauerkraut or dressing and the meat was too thick. My friend thought that his lobster... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Went here with my family for drinks and dinner. My eldest son is 23 and had his UK picture driving license with him. A very arrogant waitress clicked her fingers at him for his id, and then disappeared for 5 minutes before asking for his passport, saying a non USA is Id was not acceptable. There was no discussion, just... More 

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Boca Raton, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

In town for a wedding and the pub, next to our hotel, became our meeting point. Staff were great, beer cold, shots were dangerous and the atmosphere friendly. Would definitely recommend!

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detroit
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

In Boston for 3 days. Great town. Anyway, got kind of tired of eating at nice restaurants, sounds crazy, so we looked up O'Connors which was right near our hotel. Wife had the sirloin which was very good. Good chowder. Nice beer selection

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gilbert
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

The food here is amazing!! I had the Guinness stew in Dublin and this place is the best I have had since then. There Shepards pie is fantastic as well. The bartender even had an Irish accent.

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St Ives, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Ate outside and enjoyed it very much. Fish & Chips were excellent, as was the brew. Service was superb.

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Brookline, New Hampshire
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

We both ordered the shepherd's pie and had the calamari as an appetizer. The calamari was excellent. The shepherd's pie was good, just needed a little more salt and seasoning. When it came to desserts, we were told they didn't have Boston creme pie which was made in this town. So, we went next door to Ben and Jerry's to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

The special salmon wrap was delicious and well portioned. My coworkers enjoys a mushroom burger, fish and chips and a chicken sandwich. All were delivered quickly and no complaints were had by anyone. The food was well portioned and well prepared.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Came in late after everybody else is done on Monday night and it was a very fun industry type crowd. Ray is a great bartender very attentive and service was excellent. It seems as though everyone knows his name in this bar

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 27 Columbus Ave, Boston, MA 02116-3907
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston>  > Back Bay
  • Neighborhood: Back Bay
  • Phone Number: +1 617-482-2255

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15
  • Cuisine: Chowder, Irish, Pub, Soups

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 2:00 am
Monday
11:30 am - 2:00 am
Tuesday
11:30 am - 2:00 am
Wednesday
11:30 am - 2:00 am
Thursday
11:30 am - 2:00 am
Friday
11:30 am - 2:00 am
Saturday
11:30 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?