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M. J. O'Connor's Irish Pub

#147 of 2,566 Restaurants in Boston
#171 of 2,994 Places to Eat in Boston
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Downtown
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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: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Drinks, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 86
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  • 120
    Very good
  • 59
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  • 10
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  • 4
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great bar & awesome food

This bar was beside our hotel so we stopped in on friday to have a drink and check out where to go for dinner. After a few drinks and a look at the menu we decided to grab food here. The chowder was amazing, I'm always very hesitant about fish but I loved it! My boyfriend got the goujons and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Avril B
via mobile
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33 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This bar was beside our hotel so we stopped in on friday to have a drink and check out where to go for dinner. After a few drinks and a look at the menu we decided to grab food here. The chowder was amazing, I'm always very hesitant about fish but I loved it! My boyfriend got the goujons and... More 

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Thank Avril B
Enfield, Connecticut, United States
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Had the best sandwich food is excellent! Little bit of a wait to be seated but well worth it! Pub menu great reubin I have ever had!

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Thank Nicole D
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28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The staff are mostly friendly but if they are hosting a party in the front bar they can be a bit brusque, That said, the barman in the back bar will remember your face and what you like to drink and he won't pretend he hasn't seen you. They also serve good food and are very efficient serving it. I... More 

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Thank Dogsbody67
Cary, North Carolina
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42 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I ate here with 4 other colleagues for lunch on business, and we very much enjoyed the meal. The service was poor this day, however, as the restaurant was not busy but the waitress didn't keep our drinks refreshed. She also seemed disappointed that we didn't order beer and asked to have the bill split when we ordered. I rarely... More 

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Thank Mike W
Buffalo, New York, USA
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Good food, at reasonable prices. Also, good beers, though not a super extensive selection. Staff is usually pretty nice. I've been when it's packed (not as enjoyable) and also when it's been slower and a more relaxed atmosphere. Everything I've had has been very good. They have some great happy hour & late night specials. I'm from Buffalo, and picky... More 

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Thank StevenQ913
Detroit, Michigan
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Get the chicken curry! Great place to just sit at the bar when travelling on business alone. Very good food.

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Thank jillyjillyjillyjilly
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Coldest day so far this winter. Stayed at the Revere Hotel and we were looking for a place to have a late dinner and a few drinks within walking distance of our Hotel. The front desk recommended MJ OConnors, which was less than a block away. Service was great. Food was excellent. We had the sliders which were delicious, spinach... More 

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Thank Marianne S
Wakefield, United Kingdom
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127 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015

Came here to eat and drink on both nights of our recent stay in Boston. Loved eating at the bar and being served so efficiently by Ray. Good atmosphere, good quality basic pub food and good price drinks. 2 thoroughly enjoyable evenings

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Thank Sally R
Detroit, Michigan
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015

Only stopped for a late night drink on our way back to the hotel. It is a nice clean friendly place with the usual "Guinness Pub Company" decor. Beer was good and cold and the nachos were decent.

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Thank mctadgh2
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45 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015 via mobile

They can pour a proper Guinness, delicious Irish pub fare. Fare prices. Fun atmosphere. Good service.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15
  • Cuisine: Pub, American, Irish, 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?

Staying in Downtown

Neighborhood Profile
Downtown
The largest area of the city, Downtown is rich with historical and iconic sites in Boston. Stroll through one of Boston’s most famous green spaces, the Boston Public Gardens, check out and make way for duckling statues, picnic under a beautiful tree overlooking the pond, and walk over the iconic footbridge where, during summer time, you will catch a swan boat toting children and eager tourists through the pond. Have your camera ready to capture its peaceful beauty in the middle of a bustling city. Continue on through the Gardens and take in some open green space at the Boston Common, where you can spend time throwing a frisbee, sitting on a park bench, or, in the winter time, skating on the frog pond. Head north from the end of the Common to see the golden dome of the State House, and travel through government center to Quincy Market and Faneuil Hall, both a historic and popular destination worth a quick visit for a first time to Boston. Head to Long Wharf to visit the Aquarium, or catch a boat to Charlestown or even Cape Cod.