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James Hoban's

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$$ - $$$
Dupont Circle
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1 Dupont Cir NW, Washington DC, DC 20036-1110 (New Hampshire Ave)
+1 202-223-8440
11:30 am - 1:30 am
Closed now
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Sun 10:30 am - 1:30 am
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 1:30 am
Fri 11:30 am - 2:30 am
Sat 10:30 am - 2:00 am
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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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83 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a place that's fine for a few drinks & watching a game with friends, but don't expect great service or particularly good food. The potato leek soup was inedible & the soda bread was dry & tastless.

Thank Susan V
Douglassville, Pennsylvania
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54 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

great beer and wine choices; great food; variety of choices bringing back memories of visit to Ireland; attentive servers; a hopping place

1 Thank Marlane D
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29 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Tried to eat something and have some drinks. Left after half an hour because of no interest from staff.

Thank Mako555
Green Bay, Wisconsin
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81 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

James Hoban's was a destination of choice for dinner because 1) we wanted an Irish pub atmosphere and 2) we knew we would likely get good fish & chips. Both were true. We visited twice. The smoked salmon appetizer is fabulous - we had it both times. I tried a whiskey flight and now my new favorite is Bushmills Red... More 

Thank sswriter97
Ballyshannon, Ireland
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35 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A nice bar and very friendly staff, we enjoyed our food and great service, not much more to say. simply good

Thank Paddy3716
Dan V, Guest Relations Manager at James Hoban's, responded to this review

Thank you Paddy, we really appreciate the review. Enjoy your week. More 

Beverly Hills, California
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94 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I came to this place with my friend twice, first it was 9pm and the hostess said kitchen will be opened at 10pm coz there was big event going on inside and I saw many empty tables outside, well don't open a restaurant if you're not able to handle people in the whole restaurant. The second time i had dinner... More 

Thank Ed M
Bury, United Kingdom
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158 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed March 16, 2017 via mobile

We stopped by here for an early dinner when it was quiet and peaceful, vey pleasant servers, clean and tidy with a really well put together menu and everything we chose to eat was superb, one of the nicest meals of our whole stay in DC

1 Thank Nicky L
Dan V, Guest Relations Manager at James Hoban's, responded to this review

Much appreciated Nicky, happy to hear it. Have a good one More 

Rodanthe, North Carolina
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38 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed March 5, 2017 via mobile

Outstanding burger for me and mac 'n' cheese for the wife. Great service and ambiance. Wouldn't want to miss this place!

1 Thank Rick S
Dan V, Guest Relations Manager at James Hoban's, responded to this review

Thanks Rick, glad you enjoyed!! More 

Los Angeles, California
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51 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed February 19, 2017

Brought in a group of 15 and we were taken care of very well. Love the great Irish "modern" theme. Many soccer / rugby items displayed for real fans and their friends. Outside seating available , inside seating for bar and restaurant easily achieved. Staff very good , manager was extremely helpful , drinks and food came at the appropriate... More 

1 Thank tlakeusa
Dan V, Guest Relations Manager at James Hoban's, responded to this review

Glad we were able to help, and so happy you enjoyed the experience. Thanks again! More 

Crestview, Florida
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31 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed February 14, 2017 via mobile

We found this place last time we were in DC and just stopped for drinks. This time we had lunch as well. The service was friendly, it's always nice to see Magners on tap, and the barman was chatty without interfering. I had the bangers and mash and, as a Brit, it wasn't bad. They didn't use American/Italian sausages but... More 

1 Thank WitchHazel74
Dan V, Guest Relations Manager at James Hoban's, responded to this review

Thank you for joining us again, and happy to hear you enjoyed. Many thanks for the review. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$5 - $24
American, Irish, Bar, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Parking Available
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Large groups, Dining on a budget, Bar scene, Families with children
Open Hours
10:30 am - 1:30 am
11:30 am - 1:30 am
11:30 am - 1:30 am
11:30 am - 1:30 am
11:30 am - 1:30 am
11:30 am - 2:30 am
10:30 am - 2:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Dupont Cir NW, Washington DC, DC 20036-1110
    (New Hampshire Ave)
  • Public Transportation: Dupont Circle Metro (South Exit)
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC>  > Dupont Circle
  • Neighborhood: Dupont Circle
  • Phone Number: +1 202-223-8440
James Hoban's proudly offers guests a modern day taste of Ireland. We have endeavored to bring to Washington a flavor of today's Ireland, with a look that presents our most cherished traditional aspects yet also displays modern Ireland's strong European culinary influences. But while Great Irish cuisine comes naturally at James Hoban's, a very memorable dining experience is about more than the food. It's when the warm host, witty bartender, and savvy waiter treat you like family. It's the live music, the strong drinks, and the great company, all in our nation's capital. Stop by for a pint or a plate and experience what has been called a "neighborhood gem" and "warmth in the heart of Dupont."

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