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The Kinsale

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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
  • 38
    Very good
  • 20
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Felt a bit false

I guess it is representative of the part of the city where it is, but I must say I was a little disappointed with the Kinsale. It looked nice from the outside, but a little theme park on the inside for my liking. The service was poor, with it being difficult to get the attention of our server and... read more

2 of 5 starsReviewed February 4, 2015
UkSil
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Tarporley, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Tarporley, United Kingdom
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414 reviews 414 reviews
311 restaurant reviews
133 helpful votes 133 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

I guess it is representative of the part of the city where it is, but I must say I was a little disappointed with the Kinsale. It looked nice from the outside, but a little theme park on the inside for my liking. The service was poor, with it being difficult to get the attention of our server and then... More 

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Houston, Texas
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101 restaurant reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

Had the buffalo chicken and fries along with a Guinness and it was awesome. Would go back for sure on a return visit.

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UK
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197 restaurant reviews
102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

This suited us as it was big enough to get a quiet booth and people watch. Service was hit and miss and the food ok (nachos were better than the entrees).

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Boston, Massachusetts
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91 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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
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108 restaurant reviews
121 helpful votes 121 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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16 helpful votes 16 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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94 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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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169 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 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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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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27 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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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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?