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The Kinsale

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2 Center Plaza, Government Center, Boston, MA 02108
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10:00 am - 2:00 am
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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, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • Food
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  • Value
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    4 of 5 stars
Nice Spot

We just kind of stumbled into this place. It had a nice atmosphere although they left the windows open and it was a bit cold the whole time we were there. I enjoyed the food a lot!

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 3, 2016
Hartly, Delaware, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped in for lunch wait staff was so friendly. burgers were great and the beer was perfectly poured. Great atmosphere cute little quaint place

Thank db639
Hartly, Delaware, United States
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124 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

We just kind of stumbled into this place. It had a nice atmosphere although they left the windows open and it was a bit cold the whole time we were there. I enjoyed the food a lot!

Thank AshleyMEvans
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

We had reservations for a party of 6 for a surprise birthday party. We were immediately sat. The server engaged us within a timely manner and begin taking drink and appetizer selections. After drinks came out the server began to take our dinner orders. The dinner was delicious. We continued to order drinks and when the section we were sitting... More 

Thank Gregory W
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2015

A good Irish bar has plenty of nooks, and the Kinsale doesn't disappoint. I grabbed a pint at the bar and although the service was a bit slow, the beer and atmosphere where good. I tried a Bog iron stinger which apparently is only available in a few bars. For $7.50, it wasn't a bad deal and if I lived... More 

Thank TryppAdams
San Jose, CA
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42 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2015

I actually ended up going to Kinsale three times during a first visit to Boston. The restaurant was close to where I was staying; had a good selection of Irish entrees and Irish whiskeys; and I liked the atmosphere and the TV's. Lately I have been in the mood to explore traditional Irish cuisine and Boston had a lot of... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2015 via mobile

Recommend the fish and chips. Great if you want to watch the sport. Excellent selection of beers and largers. Good value and service.

Thank Kelvin L
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2015 via mobile

They have a good number of different beers and some of the Irish classic. Good to watch a game with some friends and have a good beer!

Thank Gregorio G
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121 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015

We visited here yesterday for some lunch while shopping in Boston. This was our second visit to the establishment, and in view of our previous experience we expected a tasty lunch, but we were disappointed. My first gripe was the chicken sliders at 9 dollars a pop. These were presented in little buns and amounted to three sliders which were... More 

Thank Liam p
Bridgewater, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015 via mobile

Exquisite steak with brandy sauce. ..followed up with creme brule. Used to come here every weekend in college to study,eat, and listen to great music!

Thank Erin T
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015 via mobile

I had been wandering around Boston for some time and wanted to get off my feet, was looking for somewhere - anywhere - on a Friday night that wasn't packed. I finally walked by this place and wandered in and was pleasantly surprised. It was lively enough, but not overly crowded. Some live music was just starting when I had... More 

Thank Matthew M

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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: Pub, American, Irish, British

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, Families with children
Open Hours
10:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
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?

Staying in Downtown

Neighborhood Profile
The largest area of the city, Downtown is rich with historical and iconic sites in Boston. Stroll through one of Boston’s most famous green spaces, the Boston Public Gardens, check out and make way for duckling statues, picnic under a beautiful tree overlooking the pond, and walk over the iconic footbridge where, during summer time, you will catch a swan boat toting children and eager tourists through the pond. Have your camera ready to capture its peaceful beauty in the middle of a bustling city. Continue on through the Gardens and take in some open green space at the Boston Common, where you can spend time throwing a frisbee, sitting on a park bench, or, in the winter time, skating on the frog pond. Head north from the end of the Common to see the golden dome of the State House, and travel through government center to Quincy Market and Faneuil Hall, both a historic and popular destination worth a quick visit for a first time to Boston. Head to Long Wharf to visit the Aquarium, or catch a boat to Charlestown or even Cape Cod.