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“Best Irish Pub in the Space coast” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Nolan's Irish Pub

Nolan's Irish Pub
204 West Cocoa Beach Causeway, ( Aia and 520), Cocoa Beach, FL 32931
+1 321-783-8499
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Ranked #28 of 139 Restaurants in Cocoa Beach
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Irish, Pub
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Cape Canaveral, Florida
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“Best Irish Pub in the Space coast”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2013

My husband and I have been to Nolan's many times. We like to think of ourselves as Irish Pub connoisseurs, as we hail originally from Yonkers, NY where there are no fewer than 30 Irish pubs in the area. When compared to the other pubs in the space coast, Nolan's is all class. There is no smoking and no loud, obnoxious TVs. The pub is always intimate, cozy, immaculate, has fantastic music on any given night, and great drinks at normal prices. John and Mary, the owners, are delightful and always walk around and talk to the customers. They are truly the perfect hosts. We've been there for bigger occasions as well, like St. Patrick's Day and concerts (Derek Warfield). They always do it right. I've tried the food a few times (Reuben, soup). Very tasty. It would be nice to have more on the menu, but what they have seems to fit with the atmosphere. They are definitely a pub that serves some food. I couldn't recommend this place enough.

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English first
Calabash, NC
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Perfect Pints at a Perfect Place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013

We've been to Cocoa Beach in the past, but somehow missed Nolan's. On our first visit we were welcomed heartily and had some of the tastiest Smithwick's and perfectly poured Guinness we've ever had. Nolan's serves only beer and wine, which we found a nice change from the loud, rowdy bars in the area that serve hard liquor. The food is pub grub - not swanky, but tasty. The smiling servers were obviously happy to be working there. They were attentive to our empty glasses, but not pushy. There was lively Irish entertainment and a happy crowd of patrons. The place has a no smoking policy inside, though smoking is allowed on the outdoor patio. We were able to speak with the owners, who were pleasant and welcoming. We let them know that we were happy to have discovered this gem of a place and would not only return, but would encourage others to try it out.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Norridgewock, Maine
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“What a find!! GO TO NOLAN'S!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013

We stopped on the way south from Port Canaveral just to check it out. What luck! We found a classic Irish pub right in Cocoa Beach. When we arrived we were greeted by a smiling waitress who found us seats in one of their cozy snugs. Brendan Nolan (no relation we were told) was playing guitar and singing Irish music with the occasional pop tune thrown in. We were impressed with the caliber of talent in this small establishment, so we stayed for most of the evening. During the evening we chatted with one of the owners about the pub's history and their idea of bringing a true Irish pub to Florida. We loved the non-smoking atmosphere and enjoyed some delicious Reuben flat-bread. They offer a variety of tap beers - mostly Irish, of course, and a small selection of wines, but no booze. Guess this explains the family-friendly atmosphere. Everyone was so friendly and the atmosphere so homey and welcoming, we will definitely return in the near future. There will be several evenings of live music in the next few weeks. Highly recommended.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Satellite Beach, Florida
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“Wonderful Place ”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2013

Nolan's is a place that is like being home. Everyone is very nice and treat you like family. Good food and great service! Unique gem in Cocoa Beach. Was there Saturday and did not want to leave. Best Pints!

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Cocoa, Florida
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“Nolan's Irish Pub”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2013

Nolan's Irish Pub is probably one of the best most friendly places around. All the owner's make you feel like your at home with their gracious service and super friendly astomphere. It doesn't matter if you are alone or with a group this pub will make you feel like you are the only one in there. The music is outstanding as well as all the staff. This is truly like no other place in Cocoa Beach. So if you are ever in town stop by you won't regret it. I know I will be back.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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