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“Good Irish breakfast” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Fionn MacCool's Irish Restaurant & Pub

Fionn MacCool's Irish Restaurant & Pub
2 Independent Drive, The Landing, Jacksonville, FL 32202
904-374-1547
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Ranked #33 of 1,774 Restaurants in Jacksonville
Price range: $8 - $29
Cuisines: American, Irish
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Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: There is nothing quite like a genuine Irish pub experience. Fionn MacCool's creates that experience right here on the First Coast with a warm welcome, friendly staff, great food and of course the perfect pint of Guinness. Our food is made from scratch with fresh ingredients using local vendors whenever possible. We have over 40 beers on tap, an excellent wine list, and a great sports viewing venue with DIRECTV'S NFL Sunday Ticket. Fionn MacCool's is locally owned and operated and located in beautiful downtown Jacksonville at the Jacksonville Landing on the St. John's River.
Holland, Michigan
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66 reviews 66 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
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40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
“Good Irish breakfast”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013

Yes, I often have breakfast at times other than morning. The Irish breakfast was very good, too good. I needed a nap afterwards. Eggs, rashers, bangers, black and white pudding, peas (passed on those) and soda bread.

Visited October 2013
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Patty T, Director of Marketing at Fionn MacCool's Irish Restaurant & Pub, responded to this review, November 14, 2013
Thank you for your business and taking the time to review your experience at Fionn's. We are so happy you enjoyed the Irish Breakfast...nothing quite like it! We love hearing from our customers. We look forward to having you visit us again!! Slainte!
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Ohio
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“A nice cozy place with a view”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

We had a weekend in Jacksonville to see a show. If you stay at the Omni, the Jacksonville Landing is a convenient place to eat. I confess, I found the Landing a bit run down and disappointing, but MacCool's, at the far end, turned out to be a good choice. Their cocktails were very generous, our server was very nice and knowledgeable, and our meals were good.
We had the short ribs and lamb shanks, both good. We had a view of the river and a show by the dolphins swimming by.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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amy m, Owner at Fionn MacCool's Irish Restaurant & Pub, responded to this review, October 29, 2013
Thank you for your business and your kind words. We are a family owned and run restaurant and want all our customers to enjoy their time with us. Customer feedback is so important to us and it is nice to hear when we get things right! Thank you again and we look forward to having you visit us again. Slainte!
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Marianna, Florida
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“Great atmosphere”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013

This was a first time visit (after seeing it while passing by on the way to another restaurant)!! So glad we stopped in!
We were seated immediately and our server, (Rocky), was AWESOME! and was very helpful in answering our questions about some of the menu items. Many choices on the menu made it difficult to decide what to try.. it all sounded good! I ordered the Reuben spring rolls (an appetizer) as I wasn't very hungry and it was a great choice! So tasty and just enough for my meal. The person I had dinner with ordered a sandwich and said it was very good as well. We had a couple drinks and just enjoyed the atmosphere of the restaurant; also could hear the band who were playing out front, however, we were still able to carry on a conversation inside.
I will definitely be back again when visiting in the Jacksonville area!

  • Visited October 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Patty T, Director of Marketing at Fionn MacCool's Irish Restaurant & Pub, responded to this review, November 14, 2013
We love hearing from our customers! Thank you for your business and your kind words. We are so glad your experience at Fionn's was such a good one...Rocky is one of our best! We are family owned and operated and work very hard to make everyone feel like guests in our home!
Slainte!!
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West Palm Beach, Florida
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“Nice Irish Restaurant”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

This is a nice little Irish restaurant at The Landing in Jacksonville. They have some interesting twists on old favorites; some good, some bad. I had the Braised Short Ribs over Parmesan Risotto. Very tasty and served up quick. They also have some good local IPAs on tap if you're in the mood for a drink.

Visited October 2013
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Patty T, Director of Marketing at Fionn MacCool's Irish Restaurant & Pub, responded to this review, November 14, 2013
Thank you for business and for taking the time to review your experience at Fionn's. We want nothing more than to serve our customers good food, with cheerful service and provide a nice atmosphere. Fionn's is our home and we hope you felt like part of the family. Thank you again for the kind words. Hope to see you back very soon!!
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Orlando, Florida
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“Nice pub in a not-so-nice area”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

Stopped by with a friend for a drink. The pub is nicely decorated, the service was good, and the drinks were made with a generous pour. There was also live music from some very entertaining old rockers. If this pub was located in a better spot, I'd easily give it a better-than-average rating. However, the bum factor at The Landing drags it down a notch.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Patty T, Director of Marketing at Fionn MacCool's Irish Restaurant & Pub, responded to this review, November 14, 2013
We appreciate your business and taking the time to review Fionn's. Your feedback is so important to our restaurant and we are happy your experience was such a good one. The City of Jacksonville and it's many contributors to tourism are working very hard to see that the Landing is up to the standard expected of our great city. I will pass the review on to them as all feedback is so helpful. Thank you again and we hope you will visit us again!
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