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Reviewed June 18, 2022 via mobile

We had dinner for the second time at Doherty’s this evening and it was an excellent meal just like our previous visit. Nice public house/pub decor with lots of brick and wood. Our server was a delightful woman, Arianna, who took care of our party...with skill and grace. The food was outstanding! We shared the brisket nachos as a starter and they were delicious the brisket was awesome quite tasty. Our entrees were fish and chips, meatloaf and salmon which were delightful each entree was well prepared and generously portioned. Desserts were wonderful brownie a la mode and Baileys chocolate mousse were thoroughly enjoyed. Classic public house feel, delightful service and delicious food really make this place one of our new favorites.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed May 15, 2022 via mobile

The food was very good for all three of us. We were waited on promptly. There’s obviously a staffing shortage as every place has the same thing. Two of our drinks came very quickly but they forgot the third persons drink until,reminded. Two people had...the fish and chips. It was excellent. The third person had the Dublin chicken burger and it was also very good. The onion rings were excellent and my son enjoyed the french fries.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed February 28, 2022 via mobile

I’ve been coming to Doherty’s regularly for the last few weeks and feel I just have to say how consistently excellent the food and service is. Today we had Amanda who was so personable and pleasant. I had the French onion soup and half a...chicken sandwich both of which were delicious. I love the music, the atmosphere and the extensive menu. I definitely recommend people to go for lunch or dinner!More

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed December 28, 2021

A friend and I were looking for a festive place to meet up during the holidays (we live an hour apart) and my husband reminded me of this pub. It was an easy location for both of us to get to. They were not crowded...inside as a lot of people chose outdoor seating, everything was clean and it was a nice holiday atmosphere. Our waiter Ben was very nice (good personality and checked in when he passed by). He gave us the extra time to review the menu and after our meal was over to sip our drinks and catch up as I told him we hadn’t seen each other in person since the start of the pandemic. I got one of the specials which was very good but I will say that the hot chocolate was unexpectedly out of this world (creamy and a delicious whipped topping). My only complaint is that we had to look at the menus on our cell phones and my cell has been having trouble keeping a charge these days.More

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed December 19, 2021 via mobile

We love coming here! The food is always delicious and homemade and the servers are always so nice. This is our neighborhood go to!

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed July 18, 2021 via mobile

Great bar, food, and ambiance. Staff is attentive and cares, even in post pandemic. Good live music, a great rotation of weekly entertainment and food specials. Great place for date night and families with middle school and older kids. Also, their St Patrick’s day event...is an Apex tradition. Definitely, an adults only party on that day.More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed July 14, 2021

We met our friends for trivia night. We have not been out in this type of crowd in well over a year due to Covid. DJ Jay was great and was probably the best part of the night. As many others have stated, our service...was good in the beginning. The drinks menu doesn't include wine or spirits so we had no idea what we were being charged for our drinks. My husband's Captain and Coke at $6.50 each was the bargain of the night. My sauvignon blanc was $12 a glass! This was a glass smaller than anything I have at home. The waitress didn't mention this was a premium brand. Lesson learned. We waited for 30 minutes for our table to get one more round of drinks. No one ever came back. No water refills all night and we were there over 2 hours. At the end of the night, we had a bill of $87 for 2 people. So ridiculous. Please order wisely when going. We ordered the Brisket Nachos for the table. The meat was not brisket. It was pot roast. The only cheese on it happened to be small bits on the side of the bowl. Not even enough to melt the chips together. This was $14 and not worth it. Even though I knew the brisket wasn't brisket, I ordered the braised brisket melt. The pot roast meat did taste good and was tender. However, there was no mushrooms or caramelized onion as advertised. And you must have cheese to call it a melt. Another $14 down the tubes.More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Dohertys1979, General Manager at Doherty's Irish Pub & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded July 20, 2021

Thank you for stopping by for Trivia Night, and we appreciate you taking the time to let us know more about how your evening went! Service is a top priority of ours and it seems we did not deliver on that, I sincerely apologize. That...More

Reviewed June 7, 2021

First restaurant I've sat down at in my hometown in almost a year, and Doherty's never disappoints. Staff are very friendly and courteous, and seem to very much have an interest in making sure you enjoy every aspect of your meal - which isn't difficult...since the meal itself is superb. Had myself some of the poutine which I order every time - amazing as always. Patty on the Doherty Melt was also cooked nearly perfectly, and it also came with a very healthy serving of the pub chips. Definitely deserves a title as one of the best restaurants in the Apex-Cary area!More

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed February 1, 2021

Fun place to sit back and have a drink and the food is amazing. Their Fish Fry is delicious and the Irish spring rolls are amazing and I don’t usually eat Ruebens. Their staff is friendly and prices are great

Date of visit: December 2020
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Reviewed December 12, 2020

Friends told us about Doherty's so we decided to try it out. During Covid we decided to have an early dinner on a Saturday to avoid too many people. The restaurant was clean and the staff was very attentive and friendly. The menu was online...or you could view it on paper. They also had specials and a good selection of appetizers, sandwiches and main entrees. My husband opted for the fish and chips which came with two huge pieces of delicious fish. It also had a large portion of coleslaw and fries. I had the turkey avocado sandwich on toasted bread. It was also large, was good but it needed more cranberry aioli.More

Date of visit: December 2020
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Reviewed September 28, 2020

Good food and lots of it... so much so that neither of us could finish our meals. Waitress was happy, helpful and attentive... can’t ask for more!

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed April 11, 2020

Wife and I have had carry-out 3 times from Doherty's in Apex since the Stay at Home order closed restaurants to in-house seating. Before the shut down order, Doherty's was among our 3 favorite places to eat. Now with the Carry Out service, we have...enjoyed sandwiches which were very good, and excellent Fish and Chips twice, which traveled very well as the fish stayed crispy, just as it was in the restaurant. Fries were very tasty, and the green beans were excellent. Doherty's even customized our last order to limit the chips and add more green beans. We can recommend Doherty's in Apex for great Carry Out food, especially the house specialty, Fish and Chips. And I see they are offering one-time-use Growlers of tap beers for very fair prices as well, which we will try next time.More

Date of visit: April 2020
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Reviewed March 28, 2020 via mobile

Ordered sandwiches during the pandemic. Onion rings were $2.00 upcharge. For nine onion rings, not sure it was worth it.

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed March 10, 2020

Great place, employees were friendly, enough TVs to watch some sports, easy to park, will be going back to sit outside when the weather is warmer.

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed February 11, 2020

We had an early dinner there while in town on vacation. Our waiter was super friendly and attentive. There were a large selection of beers including many locals on draught. The boxty's, sort of a potato pancake filled with either beef, chicken or mushrooms, were...a fantastic appetizer. The brisket nachos were tasty. The shepherd's pie was stellar, some of the best I've ever had. Excellent ratio of meat and mashed potatoes. Delicious. We would absolutely come again, perhaps a bit later in the evening to check out the entertainment.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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They probably do.... I would suggest calling them or looking at their website.
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