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M. J. O'Connor's Irish Pub

#298 of 2,702 Restaurants in Boston
#320 of 2,915 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: Drinks, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 76
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  • 103
    Very good
  • 47
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  • 8
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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 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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detroit
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
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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Fredonia, New York
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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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Came for drinks on a Thursday night, sat at the bar. The bartender was more interested in talking to a new friend than he was making sure we had a drink, which last time I checked, was what he was paid to do? We only stayed for two after both ran out and waited.

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Kemah, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Enjoyed a light nachos snack and drinks - lively sports atmosphere - good and very attentive service!

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Redcar, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Had a burger it was nothing to write home about, expected more in the USA, as had travelled to many other parts. Service was slow and the brought the wrong starter spinach instead of artichokes in sauce. It was pretty busy however.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

We liked the variety of food and everything we had was delicious! I particularly liked the New England Clam Chowder. Creamy and full of clams as well as seasoned perfectly!

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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, Soups

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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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?