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M. J. O'Connor's Irish Pub

#303 of 2,689 Restaurants in Boston
#327 of 2,902 Places to Eat in Boston
Certificate of Excellence
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Back Bay
Chowder, Irish, Pub
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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: Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 72
    Excellent
  • 99
    Very good
  • 45
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 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
Boston college trip

Good bar under the Park Plaza hotel.The drinks were well done.The food was good also we had the burger sliders and the Guiness stew which was delicious.very warm and inviting inside nice bar

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 28, 2015
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New York City, New York
Good for:
  • Bar scene
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New York City, New York
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11 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

Good bar under the Park Plaza hotel.The drinks were well done.The food was good also we had the burger sliders and the Guiness stew which was delicious.very warm and inviting inside nice bar

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Clinton, New Jersey
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19 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

We were seated right away, but waited 10 minutes and noone came to the table, so we asked the hostess. She said she'd send someone over, but after another 5 minutes, no one came. Place was not at all busy, so have no idea why service was so poor. We got up and left, ate elsewhere.

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Durham, United Kingdom
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89 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

This pub was recommended to us by the hotel concierge and a good recommendation it was too. We had an afternoon pint as the first thing after we had got off the plane at Logan International and checked in at our hotel. As good a pint of Guinness as I have tasted. We went back in the evening for a... More 

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Ogden, Utah
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20 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

This was a pretty nice place. Service was so, so. At the time we dined there, it seemed like there was one server for 10 tables. The food came quickly. The onion soup and fish and chips are a must. However forgo the Dublin Burger (it was nothing special for $17). Overall this restaurant was respectable.

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florida
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57 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

I appreciate the fact that this is an old establishment that has been in the family for over a century. I would frequent just for that reason. Seemed like a lot of regulars go there. Food was good. Only issue was the service from one of the bartenders was lacking since he was busy talking to the regulars. We almost... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

Ate here during a business trip. Rapid service and friendly staff. Good range of main courses for around $15. Had a delicious clam chowder and a steak salad. The place was very full by 8.30. They also serve a wide range of draught and bottled beers.

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Wicklow, Ireland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

stopped in for lunch one day, really nice pub, well decorated , very authentic Irish bar... We all had typical pub grub, tenders, fish chips etc, all very tasty and well presented , we stayed for 3 drinks , bartender was pleasant , would have liked to go back in the evening time , I would say that the place... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

Visited with our kids - service was great and the bar was quiet on a Sunday evening around 6/6.30pm. Lots of great choice on the menu but really wasn't as good as the food was in the past. Irish sausages were a disappointment, French fries/chips were very average. Rice for the curry was lovely but the chicken was chewy and... More 

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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

Funky, fun and a great time at this place. We've gone several times during our trips to Boston. Great location in the Back Bay.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Had the tomato basil soup to start. Not even a hint of basil, just plain tomato soup. Was served far too hot. Skip this. Main courses were shepherds pie and guinness beef stew. Both were very good but served scalding hot. Dessert was the bread pudding. Tasted ok but texture far too dense...too much egg. Also not worth it. We... More 

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Additional Information about M. J. O'Connor's Irish Pub

Address: 27 Columbus Ave, Boston, MA 02116-3907
Phone Number: +1 617-482-2255
Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston>  > Back Bay
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
Average Prices: USD 15
Cuisine: Chowder, Irish, Pub

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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

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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