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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
10:00 am - 1:00 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

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  • 14
    Excellent
  • 39
    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
Not authentic pub, but decent food.

Supposedly the Kinsale was constructed in Ireland and brought to its current location as a pub. Inside actually was just like any other chain type wannabe Irish Pub. Nothing Authentic. Service was average, food average as well. Flank and Frittes, I've had much better steaks alot of places, the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 22, 2015
Amy K
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Richmond, Virginia
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Richmond, Virginia
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61 reviews 61 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

Supposedly the Kinsale was constructed in Ireland and brought to its current location as a pub. Inside actually was just like any other chain type wannabe Irish Pub. Nothing Authentic. Service was average, food average as well. Flank and Frittes, I've had much better steaks alot of places, the special was corn beef and cabbage. That was worth the visit,... More 

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Tarporley, United Kingdom
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312 restaurant reviews
137 helpful votes 137 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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290 reviews 290 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
89 helpful votes 89 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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202 restaurant reviews
105 helpful votes 105 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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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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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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17 helpful votes 17 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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116 reviews 116 reviews
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35 helpful votes 35 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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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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14 reviews 14 reviews
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22 helpful votes 22 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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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?