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Fionn MacCool's Irish Pub

$$ - $$$
Irish, Bar, Pub, Canadian
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70 The Esplanade, Toronto, Ontario M5E 1R2, Canada
+1 416-362-2495
11:00 am - 1:00 am
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Sun 10:00 am - 12:00 am
Mon - Wed 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Thu - Fri 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Sat 10:00 am - 2:00 am
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Lloret de Mar, Spain
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280 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 208 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2016

We had dinner on a Wednesday night and we ate nice and tasty food, with an efficient and quick service. The menu has several and different options to choose, we had some doubts but the waitress recommended us about some dishes and she really advised us perfect. Tasty food, kids menu available, and good value for money. The atmosphere is... More 

Thank PezFish
Oakville, Canada
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25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 2, 2016

We were at a patio table on Sunday July 31st. Waitress took 20 minutes to acknowledge we had sat down! When our friends joined us, we motioned for her to come to the table, she was very rude and said "can you just wait"? Well, we stayed for one drink and left. We had planned to eat there but decided... More 

Thank Mary N
Oakville, Canada
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287 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 140 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 9, 2016 via mobile

Supper at Fionn Maccool's at Pearson. Cheerful place opposite gate B40. The menu at this faux Irish venue is limited even for standard pub fare, but the food is very good. Any of the char-broiled burgers, fish and chips and the Guinness steak pie are outstanding. Service was friendly but quite slow, so don't pop in here to eat with... More 

Thank Khufu8
Norman, OK
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358 reviews
165 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 23, 2016

This restaurant specializes in Shepherd Pies, and other meat pies, along with a decent offering of craft beers. It had a nice Irish Pub interior, but a smaller, quieter sidewalk section on the Esplanade, than several of the other nearby establishments. I preferred the Beef & Guiness Pie, which was very tasty, over their Chicken and Vegetable pie. They had... More 

Thank pathfinndr
Regina, Canada
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53 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 7, 2016

I ate here back in December 2015. A few of us were at the Distillery District and need to find a place to eat. Great choice. Really good food and atmosphere.

Thank Janice S
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165 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 5, 2016 via mobile

Great place very authentic Irish decor Good selection of Taps and Caps Live music On occasion Outdoor seating Last two times been there Service very slow so break out your patience card

Thank HPB3515
Guelph, Canada
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 18, 2016 via mobile

Was with clients yesterday... Ordered another round... Without prompting was told it was going to take awhile!!!! Why tell us. Serve it up. So we asked for our check and were treated rudely. I get your busy.... But have some staff! Love other Finns but I am Done. Terrible in front of clients... Made for an awkward night...

Thank bradykol
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27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 6, 2016 via mobile

Good food. Friendly waitress. If it wasn't labeled irish I wouldn't have known it was an irish pub. But close to the Rodgers centre and the cn tower.

Thank Lan Anh L
Mississauga, Canada
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80 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 240 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 1, 2016

My wife and I had dinner on a Friday night and the place was not very busy. The server seemed to favour another table over ours which included our appetizer arriving cold. We both ordered one of their signature pies which was far from being special or being a highlight of the menu. Our meals did not taste fresh nor... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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48 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 24, 2016

Fionn MacCool's is always good. Last time I was there had the lamb shank and it was delicious. The waitresses are always on the ball and the drinks are perfect. Can argue with anything there. Love sitting out on the patio in the summer and enjoying the people watching and catching a few rays.


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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$11 - $15
Irish, Bar, Pub, Canadian
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Reservations, Television, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Bar scene
Open Hours
10:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
10:00 am - 2:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 70 The Esplanade, Toronto, Ontario M5E 1R2, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > Downtown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 416-362-2495
Get the proper pub experience. We balance Irish-inspired dishes and North American classics. We’ve perfected the pub staple, Fish & Chips, and make our pies and pastry in-Pub. Try our fresh burgers like the legendary Guinness® Burger, with your pint of Guinness® of course!

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