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M. J. O'Connor's Irish Pub

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27 Columbus Ave, Boston, MA 02116-3907
617-482-2255
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Today
11:30 am - 2:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 2:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 70
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  • 93
    Very good
  • 44
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  • 6
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  • 3
    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

Great pubby atmosphere here with a buzz and lovely staff. We ate twice here and we're not disappointed with them. Nicely presented food and plenty of it. Great Apple pie. They pull a great Guiness also !

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 26, 2015
Wanderlust295
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Belfast, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Bar scene
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Buffalo, New York
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015 NEW

Great atmosphere, server was slow, food was good Good experience overall. The only negative was the server, slow to approach table, we were finished with our first drink and waiting to order before we were able to get his attention to please let us order dinner.

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW

Great pubby atmosphere here with a buzz and lovely staff. We ate twice here and we're not disappointed with them. Nicely presented food and plenty of it. Great Apple pie. They pull a great Guiness also !

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Frederiksberg, Denmark
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272 reviews 272 reviews
165 restaurant reviews
276 helpful votes 276 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

I had the clam chowder, and it was very tasty. I also had the fish and chips. Okay too, but it was an enormously big portion! No doubt there are people, who can eat this amount of food, but I also think it would be a good idea, if the restaurant offered half-portions. In this way you could avoid food... More 

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Anchorage, Alaska
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Was here on St. Paddys day. So much fun. Battered haddok and chips were devine. Staff in a little rude at first and then they warm up to you after you order more than a beer.

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Orford, New Hampshire
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

If you are staying at the Boston Park Plaza and need a place to hide from the construction, this is a perfect escape on the same block. Small but nice selection of beers, good service. Guinness served cold, which might disappoint some purists. Stopped by after dinner on a Tuesday night and the place was packed. Was like walking into... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

With so many good and authentic Irish pubs in the city, this place just didn't quite hit par. The food was decent, the drinks were pricey, and the service was fairly slow. Good if you're in the area, but certainly nothing to seek out.

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Bowmanville, Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

This place had great prices for food and the music was great. Irish atmosphere and great staff. Very clean, and many draught on tap

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north shore, Ohio
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40 reviews 40 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Really friendly staff and the place was absolutely packed. The place serves great food and drink. Will make it a regular stop when visiting Boston.

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Fort Collins, Colorado
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

This is a good restaurant for a reasonable price. It has a very nice set up with TV's in the bar area but secluded booths for meetings.

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San Salvador, El Salvador
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Excellent service, excellent atmosphere and the food was very good in relation to the price charged. Good variety of Irish dishes

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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: 617-482-2255

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 0 - 15
  • Cuisine: Irish, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?