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Life of Reilly

2031 E Fairmount Ave, Baltimore, MD 21231-1609
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Ranked #309 of 1,795 restaurants in Baltimore
Price range: $10 - $15
Cuisines: Irish
Most recent review
- Jun 9, 2014
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17 reviews from our community

82% Recommend
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English first
Raleigh, North Carolina
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

The food was good and the ambiance was fun and casual. Location was perfect for us as we were staying at a wonderful B &B just a short walk away.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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43 reviews 43 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

I found their "pub food" outstanding! They do not pretend to be "fine dining" but what they do offer is super tasty. I would caution those who do not understand the word HOT, they should proceed with extreme caution! Thee folks are not kidding about the heat levels, so please check with your server. You can always add heat, however... More

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Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2013

I love Life of Reilly. The atmosphere is the atmosphere of your typical pub in Ireland...not a lot of fanfare, small bar area with TV's and small dinner area. What makes it great is the food...went for lunch and had the house burger and crab soup. I have never had their crab soup before but WOW!!! Worth every bit... I... More

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Baltimore, Maryland
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2013

Really uninspired food from a place that used to be pretty good. The salad had tasteless store bought croutons and not enough dressing, the steamed shrimp came with canned cocktail sauce and the shepherds pie had no seasoning. Will not be returning.

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Washington, DC
15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2013

Typical pub, but trivia night was fun. Food was fine enough, very popular spot for young people. We were there the night before surgery, so we probably weren't really looking for a rousing time.

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Beaufort, SC area
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2012

My recent travels to Baltimore found me having a quick dinner at the Life of Reilly Pub. Guinness stew was great and the service was fast and friendly - great price!

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Fairfax Station, Virginia
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2012

As soon as our group of six entered this pub we were made to feel like old friends. Nothing was too much trouble for them. No table for six available, not to worry we will rearrange our tiny dining area so you can all sit together. Menu contained typical Irish dishes with some Maryland seafood thrown in. The loaded tater... More

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Culpeper, Virginia
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105 reviews 105 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2012

The Life of Riley is a true neighborhood pub within easy walking distance of The Blue Door on Baltimore. A little bit of Ireland in Baltimore, their food includes typical pub grub, but also a few dishes with a little twist. Our waiter had a slight Irish brogue. I enjoyed the loaded tater tots!

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2012 via mobile

I have been in here several times and it has become painfully obvious that there is only one bartender there that cares about customer service. The rest of the staff act like it is a chore to wait on you and will ridicule you every chance they get. I would advise people to go literally anywhere else.

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Baltimore, Maryland
19 reviews 19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2012 via mobile

I lived four blocks away from this place and never knew it until the "snowmageddon" of 2010 (i think). A guy on my block who was shovelling out told me it was the only place in the neighborhood where a beer could be found. I had no idea, but it was so much more. A great neighborhood jewel!

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