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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
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 14
    Excellent
  • 40
    Very good
  • 21
    Average
  • 8
    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
Neat place

We went here for Easter brunch, the inside was Irish themed and very neat. We had a large group of people, which I realize makes things harder, but the food was a little lacking. I had a breakfast dish and the bread wasn't really toasted and the egg were cold. I'd probably give it another shot... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed April 20, 2015
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Waukesha, Wisconsin
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

With so many choices to eat in Boston, this was not our best choice. We came across the restaurant as we were walking down the street. The menu outside the front door caught our eye as there were a few good options. Higher prices for some basic meals, but that I guess is to be expected in the city. Once... More 

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PirateJen123
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

We went here for Easter brunch, the inside was Irish themed and very neat. We had a large group of people, which I realize makes things harder, but the food was a little lacking. I had a breakfast dish and the bread wasn't really toasted and the egg were cold. I'd probably give it another shot with a smaller group... More 

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Oakville, Ontario, Canada
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Loved the food! We had dinner there and came back for breakfast because we enjoyed the food so much. The Irish breakfast is huge and has everything you could ask for in an Irish fry. The colcannon potatoes are delicious and my 17 year old daughter loved her dinner and her breakfast - that is two thumbs up right there!

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Richmond, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

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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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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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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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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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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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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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, Pub
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?