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O'Sullivans Irish Pub & Restaurant

$$ - $$$
Irish, Bar, Pub
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640 Grand Ave, Ste A, Carlsbad, CA 92008-2365
+1 760-729-7234
11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Pembroke, United Kingdom
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96 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Out in own and we came across O Sullivan's. The menu was to our looking so we went inside. it had the authentic of an Irish Bar / To my amazement it served An English beer which was fantastic. the meal was a excellent quality cooked fresh and plentyfull

Thank Philipwhitehead
San Diego, California
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

But the food isn't. It's not horrible, but it is mediocre and overpriced. Go for drinks and the friendly staff and pleasant, pub atmosphere. But eat first.

Thank fshepinc
Carlsbad, California
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Downtown Carlsbad, close to the Irish Store. Had to come here with my Irish lass for a corned beef sandwich while shopping for the Holiday. Service at lunch was by the very capable and friendly bartender. Food and drink were delicious. Recommended..

Thank Rhhett_
Carlsbad, California
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178 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2017 via mobile

Great service and hearty filling food. Long list of 20oz Guinness delights! Atmosphere was perfect for a place to dine on a chilly, damp Carlsbad evening. When you are in the mood for Corned Beef and cabbage this is where you should go!

Thank copejenney
Carlsbad, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 7, 2016

Hot sandwiches, fresh made soups, well crafted authentic Irish plates and very authentic decor including fireplace, leaded glass windows and cozy wood accented eating areas. They have live music that generally stays on theme and the service is great, though it can get a bit tough once the place fills in. Being down town, it can get a bit rowdy... More 

Thank Sand-in-the-Gears
Atlanta, Georgia, United States
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310 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2016 via mobile

The soups were outstanding the salads were super generous related to the extras. Sofa bread was awesome. The bangers and mash were adequate. But the Cajun pasta was pretty darn good. Begora

Thank Christina N
Charlotte, North Carolina
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3 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 23, 2016

I came in for a few drinks with friends. When I tried to return after I stepped out for a phone call, I was told that "the other bouncer said I couldn't come back in." I insisted that there should be no reason, but the bouncer became belligerent and threatened me. When the "other" bouncer came back, he said that... More 

Thank richm791
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2016 via mobile

Love this pub. Great atmosphere! We live locally and come here occasionally. The fish and chips are delicious. My adult son loves the corn beef boxty. Live music on Saturday nights. Great beer selection!

Thank Chris O
Carlsbad, California
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 16, 2016

The atmosphere is really authentic, and the bar includes a wide selection of beers. It is cozy, yet fun, and the food is good, especially the Irish choices. It is a fun place to eat or just drink, and there are nights of trivia and music.

Thank chrisross1950
Vista, California
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 9, 2016

A comfortable and relaxed pub atmosphere with a fun and funny bartender. It was a great way to spend a hot afternoon.

Thank IguanaMomma

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Irish, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Bar scene, Large groups
Open Hours
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 640 Grand Ave, Ste A, Carlsbad, CA 92008-2365
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Carlsbad
  • Phone Number: +1 760-729-7234

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?