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The Kinsale

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The Kinsale
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2 Center Plaza, Government Center, Boston, MA 02108
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2 Center Plaza, Government Center, Boston, MA 02108
(617)742-5577
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Today
11:00 am - 2:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 1:00 am
Mon - Wed 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Thu - Fri 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Sat 10:00 am - 2:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Visitor rating
  • 13
    Excellent
  • 37
    Very good
  • 19
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Bar is better than the food

I've been here a few times and the food never quite does it for me. I think there are some other choices near by with better food. The bar, however, is large with plenty of seating around the bar area. A good place to go for a drink.

3 of 5 starsReviewed December 14, 2014
benny3345
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Boston, Massachusetts
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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76 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Boston, Massachusetts
Top Contributor
84 reviews 84 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

I've been here a few times and the food never quite does it for me. I think there are some other choices near by with better food. The bar, however, is large with plenty of seating around the bar area. A good place to go for a drink.

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Boston, Massachusetts
Top Contributor
270 reviews 270 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

This is a good Irish pub with very good food and a good place to watch sporting events.Do check it out if in Government Center Boston.

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Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014 via mobile

i stopped in with 3 others on Tuesday afternoon for a few beers. Good service, very clean and nicly appointed bat. Guiness was excellent. I will return .

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South Kingstown, Rhode Island
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101 reviews 101 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

My wife and I had lunch at Kinsale recently. She had the Classic Reuben ($10.50), which she enjoyed. I had the Small Beef & Guinness Stew ($11.50) with Colcannon. The Colcannon was good but the beef in the stew was tough and really undercooked. The rest of the stew was decent. I had a nice pint of Guinness which almost... More 

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Acton, Massachusetts
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205 reviews 205 reviews
150 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Went here for a fun night of trivia with work colleagues. The appetizers were yummy. Service was very good. Seating available outside.

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Berkshires in Massachusetts
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Nice atmosphere! Irish music playing in background. Seating inside or outside Staff is friendly. Nia was our waitress and she was very nice. Recommended

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Granby, Connecticut
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53 reviews 53 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

The outdoor seating is nice for a view of some buildings and the clocktower. The waitress did a fine job, although a bit slow, which was ok with us since we were waiting on a friend. She was not extra friendly at all but she did do her job. Everyone was satisfied with their meals. I wouldn't say it is... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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38 reviews 38 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

The food is great and varied. The Bar on tap is exceptional. The Service is always wonderful. This is a great place to go after work for a few drinks, catch a game on tv or on the weekend to watch a game. We have had so many laughs there. I recommend it.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

I travel to Boston several weeks each year for business and try to have dinner every Wednesday evening at The Kinsale. Great food (my favorites are the fish and chips and the fish tacos), and a fabulous New England beer selection. The added bonus is "Stump Trivia," a roving triva tournament that visits The Kinsale Wednesdays at 7pm. Call ahead... More 

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West Springfield, Massachusetts
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46 reviews 46 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

We have been to the Kinsale on many different occasions. This time we were there on the 4th of July. It was a terribly rainy day and the crowds were down and I believe the help was down, too. We were a bit disappointed because we couldn't find our favorite Irish beers, most of the beers were from New England,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2 Center Plaza, Government Center, Boston, MA 02108
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston>  > Downtown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: (617)742-5577

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 4 - 25
  • Cuisine: American, Irish, British
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 1:00 am
Monday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Saturday
10:00 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?