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“Such a disapointment” 1 of 5 stars
Review of Paddy's Hollow Restaurant and Pub

Paddy's Hollow Restaurant and Pub
10 Walnut St, The Cotton Exchange, Wilmington, NC 28401-3927
(910) 762-4354
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Ranked #91 of 514 Restaurants in Wilmington
Cuisines: Irish
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Good for: Bar scene, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Reservations
Wilmington, North Carolina
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Such a disapointment”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

Very disappointed. Great venue, and atmosphere, but that was the only good part of our experience. We had been wanting to try this place for quite some time, so were very optimistic.. After a bit of a wait, we were seated, and placed our drink order. They were out of the beer we order, and the bar tender just yelled across to us that they were out of that. We of course had no idea she was talking to us, until the waitress came back and asked if we had figured out what we wanted yet. We placed our second order and received it about 5 minutes later. as we drank our beers, wondering when any one was going to come take our order, people who had come in after us, were already receiving their food. 27 minutes later, still no one to take our order, so we paid our bill and left. The lackluster staff makes what could be a great little place, a huge disappointment.. It is a shame we were unable to try the food, it may have redeemed itself. Than again maybe not we will not be back. Too many other good places in this town with good food and good staff to waste more time here.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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English first
Salisbury, North Carolina
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20 reviews 20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
“I wanted to love it...”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

Only had a few days in town, we all agreed we wanted to try this cute place. In a great area, hidden and neat decor. When you walk in you're excited to eat here, but then you realize the staff doesn't seem to care if you do or not. Super slow service, our waitress was terrible. She was sitting down eating and we waited close to 10 mins to get refills. When she finally decided to check on us, she still didn't notice we had no drinks. She forgot part of my food but billed us for it, dropped the tray of food and my husbands fell off and he had to wait another 20 mins. They offered free dessert "on the house", but when we ordered 3 desserts (for 4 people) she quickly let us know that only ONE was free. Hot fudge sundae was bad, the fudge was cold and was just a sweet mess. The good: fried shrimp was very good, chicken sandwich was good, ribs were average. The bad: steak was tiny, overpriced, super dry and overcooked.

This place could be so much better and its sad that the owners are suffering from a few simple fixes. It's in the busiest part of town, cute place. They need a better cook and friendlier staff who care if people come back. When we spend over $100 for 4 people to eat, it should be better than average.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
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223 reviews 223 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 55 cities Reviews in 55 cities
188 helpful votes 188 helpful votes
“Fun restaurant and pub”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013

Good beer list. And really rather decent food for a pub. Actually, it is difficult to know whether it is more of a restaurant or a pub. It tries to be both, and does a pretty good job at it. I usually eat at least one meal there when I'm in town staying at the Hilton across the street down by the river.

Visited December 2013
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Jacksonville, Florida
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Good food and good atmosphere”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2013

We came across Paddy's while at the Cotton Exchange and decided to try it based on the atmosphere. We were not disappointed.

The steak sandwich was great and the smothered chicken was good comfort food!

  • Visited November 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Lenoir, North Carolina
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28 reviews 28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“I ate there two nights”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

Steaks are the best. Nice place to unwind, and go back in time. Love the service and how they took care of you. worth going out of the way to eat here.

Visited October 2013
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