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The Field Authentic Irish Pub and Restaurant

544 5th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101-6926 (Downtown)
+1 619-232-9840
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Ranked #35 of 4,058 Restaurants in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $25 - $25
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Good for: Bar scene, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Downtown
Description: Join us in our turn of the century Irish pub, shipped piece by piece from Ireland and relocated in the heart of San Diego's Historic Gaslamp Quarter.As soon as you walk through the door you will be enveloped by the warm relaxing atmosphere of an old Irish country pub. Irish people the world over have earned a reputation for their friendliness and hospitality, so our crew will make you feel welcome and relaxed as soon as you meet them.Our menu includes all of your Irish favorites, like shepherd’s pie, corned beef and cabbage, fish and chips, Guinness beef stew, boxty dishes and full Irish breakfast served all day.The Field is happy to offer discounted food and drinks during happy hour, from opening until 7 PM Monday - Friday and from opening until 5 PM Saturday and Sunday.The air at The Field is filled with the buzz of people engaging in the art of conversation, savoring the homemade food, enjoying the traditional music and of course the clink of glasses as revelers sample one of our many imported draft beers. If you prefer something a little stronger, we boast one of San Diego's largest selection of single malt and blended whiskey. Irish, Scotch, Bourbon, and Rye are all available, with over 50 different labels in all.
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Bedford
Top Contributor
95 reviews 95 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Inside or outside dining, a menu reflecting the culture, outstanding fish and chips that were not at all greasy (choose the halibut), and a server intent on making our experience a good one! Dog friendly as are many spots in the city.

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Daniel D, Owner at The Field Authentic Irish Pub and Restaurant, responded to this review

Short, sweet, and definitely flattering -- this is a really great review, Deborah! Glad to see you enjoyed your visit with us so much, from the food to the service. Here's hoping you'll stop in again on your next visit! Thanks again! Cheers, Daniel D, Owner More

Monument, Colorado
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

My wife had been to this place years ago and now that we're on a family trip, she wanted to share with the rest of us. 2 of us had the Fish & Chips, my wife and son had a Boxty sampler. The food was very good, authentic tasting, and the prices were very reasonable considering the area. But....just as... More

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Daniel D, Owner at The Field Authentic Irish Pub and Restaurant, responded to this review

First off, thanks for bringing this to our attention. Nobody wants to see bugs in a place where food is being served, least of all the owners. We'll absolutely make an effort to keep that from happening again. That aside, it's great to know that you and your family enjoyed your meals here, and I hope you'll come back again... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Our family went to this Irish pub and had an amazing time! Summer was our waitress and did a fabulous job! Price and food were excellent!!! Would highly recommend this place!

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Daniel D, Owner at The Field Authentic Irish Pub and Restaurant, responded to this review

Glad to hear it, Nikki! Thanks for leaving us this great review -- I'll be sure to let Summer know how you felt, too. Hope we see you again sometime! Cheers, Daniel D, Owner More

Milton, Washington
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Food and drink are absolutely delicious, staff is very polite and attentive. We liked it so much we went back several times during our trip.

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Daniel D, Owner at The Field Authentic Irish Pub and Restaurant, responded to this review

I'm very glad to hear it! Thank you very much for your great review and for your business. Next time you're in San Diego, I hope we see you again. Cheers, Daniel D, Owner More

Vista, California
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Stopped in for a drink and felt transported to Ireland. Our bartender's accent proved we were at the right bar. Prices weren't bad but the beer list was lacking for a town known for craft beers. The advertise the best Irish coffee in town and my wife said it did not disappoint.

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Daniel D, Owner at The Field Authentic Irish Pub and Restaurant, responded to this review

Authenticity is what we're all about, Shaun, and it's glad to hear that you and your wife enjoyed us so much. Most of our furnishings (and a good percentage of the staff) came here directly from Ireland! Again, I'm happy you enjoyed your visit with us -- I hope you'll stop in again sometime soon! Cheers, Daniel D, Owner More

HeyMIKI
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36 reviews 36 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

I LOVE this place! The ambiance is like real digs from Ireland (yes, I have been to Ireland). Even some of the wait staff is from Ireland. I have eaten here many times and I am never disappointed! The Fish and Chips are great, the Corned Beef is sublime but if you really want a treat, order the Chicken Sage... More

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Daniel D, Owner at The Field Authentic Irish Pub and Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks for this fantastic review! I'm really happy to read such kind words about our place, but especially about our ambiance. We're as authentic as we can be -- almost everything inside the pub, from the barstools to the tables, was shipped here from Ireland years ago. (Along with most of the staff!) Aside from that, though, I have to... More

Raleigh, North Carolina
Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

I stopped in here one afternoon during a business trip and was seated immediately. The pub is a little dark inside had sports on the tube. The over appeal of the pub is like a traditional pub, had a huge stone fireplace in the center of the pub, few seats to sit at the bar and about 15 tables with... More

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Daniel D, Owner at The Field Authentic Irish Pub and Restaurant, responded to this review

Glad to hear you were a fan when you visited us recently! The Fish & Chips are one of our biggest specialties, so it's good to know that you were so impressed with it, even if the chips weren't quite what they should've been. You're right that they are in fact home cut, and I wish you could have tried... More

Des Moines, Iowa
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

I discovered the Field on a trip to San Diego in 2008. I made about a half dozen trips to San Diego between that time and the end of 2010. Each of those trips out, I made sure to hit the Field at least once. I hadn't had a chance to get back out to between 2010 and last week.... More

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Daniel D, Owner at The Field Authentic Irish Pub and Restaurant, responded to this review

What a fantastic review, Casey. Even though you live halfway across the country, I'm so glad to hear that you always put in the effort to pay us a visit whenever you get down to this corner of the country. I'm also proud to hear that the boxty was just as good as you remember it. I hope you won't... More

Oxford, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 via mobile

So pleased we chose to eat at this place - very friendly service, delicious food and very generous portions (fish and chips highly recommended!) and a great lively atmosphere with some cracking music in the background. Highly recommended.

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Daniel D, Owner at The Field Authentic Irish Pub and Restaurant, responded to this review

I'm glad you chose to eat here as well, AF! Sounds like you had a great time, and I'm glad to hear it. Great choice on the fish and chips, by the way -- they're one of our specialties. I hope you'll come back and visit us again next time you find yourself in San Diego! Cheers, Daniel D, Owner More

Virginia
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36 reviews 36 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Everything here, including a lot of the staff has been shipped over from Ireland. All the décor, the tables, the recipes, everything is very authentic. Food was awesome.

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Daniel D, Owner at The Field Authentic Irish Pub and Restaurant, responded to this review

You're absolutely right, Laura! Authenticity is our number one focus, and it sounds like you really enjoyed it. And I'm happy to hear you enjoyed the food, as well! I see you're based in Virginia, but I hope you'll come see us again next time you're in San Diego. Cheers, Daniel D, Owner More

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