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“Irish pub with music too” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Mr. Dooley's Boston Tavern

Mr. Dooley's Boston Tavern
77 Broad St, Boston, MA 02109-4808 (Downtown)
617-338-5656
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Ranked #137 of 2,847 Restaurants in Boston
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Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Downtown
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45 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 57 cities Reviews in 57 cities
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
“Irish pub with music too”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

This is much closer to what I would consider an Irish Pub. There are no TVs here and there were two guys singing songs, some of which were Irish. They do have a short but interesting selection of beers on tap. After tasting a different stout I opted for a Guinness. Potato skin appetizer was tasty and filling. The burger was good and much better than what I had in Ireland. The Irish sampler had three dishes - beef stew, Shepard's pie and cottage pie - all of which were good.

  • Visited March 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Mystic, CT
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65 reviews 65 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
“Energetic”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

Met lots of new people in this Irish pub. The music was fun and spirited and the bartender was funny and accommodating. Likely to return when we are in Boston in the future.

Visited January 2014
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Lexington, South Carolina
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Good place for a beer and some Irish food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014

Good Irish stew and nice wait staff. Many of the staff are from Ireland so it feels like you are in a proper pub to hear the Irish lilt. The service is fast and the food portions are large.

Visited January 2014
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Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania
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33 reviews 33 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“This dots the "i" in Irish”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

We went with friends from the area a couple of days before New Year's. They go on a regular basis and rave about it. We found their praise to be true! I had a great rueben sandwich. The Guiness was terrific. They seemed understaffed when we got there so service was a little slow. But we were there for an early dinner so perhaps the full staff wasn't on board yet. Loved it!

  • Visited December 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Springfield, Massachusetts
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28 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Get yourself an Irish breakfast”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014

Went to Dooley's based off a suggestion of a local and they were right, this place has an amazing Irish breakfast. It was a super quiet weekend in Boston after a snow storm, so the place was really quiet but I'm really happy to have gone. Warm and friendly service, quality food and really reasonable price wise. Check this place out and have a pint for me!

  • Visited January 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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