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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
11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Carlsbad, California
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

An Irish Pub where you can hold a conversation. The food and service were both good. We shared the fish and chips and the portions are huge.

Thank disctrucker
San Diego
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20 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016

Wow! The front room with the long bar is paneled and very pub looking, The back patio where we sat is charming in tan and black walls and bricks. I ordered Kilkenny beer, a dark ale like Guiness, but not as bitter, in my opinion. It was $6.50 and my husband and I could have shared it; it was big.... More 

Thank tennisplayerbbb
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31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2016

I was looking for a good Irish Pub in Carlsbad to spend Half-St Patricks Day (which is conveniently my birthday). A boy did I ever find one! You walk into this establishment you feel like you are stepping foot in Dublin, knockin back a Guiness or seven, and falling off your barstool three sheets to the wind while listening to... More 

Thank Kevin S
Detroit, Michigan
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2016 credit card Amex Card Member Review

No surpirse, the place was packed :) The service was good and the food seemed great. I wasn't able to eat anything because they didn't have any gluten free options, but I knew that going in. They did have some Gluten free beverage options tho and everyone around me seemed to enjoy the food.

Thank HonestJeff2468
Carlsbad, California
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52 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2016

I love this dish. The special spices enhance the flavor and tenderness of the corn beef. Tip: split the plate with someone, you still get way too much food and walk away with a reasonable bill. The fish and chips are also very good, especially with malt vinegar. Another tip: Jamie O'Connor band is very good that plays on Sunday... More 

Thank altosax2011
Fullerton, California
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133 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2016

Had lunch here with the girlfriend. Service was very friendly. I ordered the Corn Beef and Cabbage. The corn Beef was really dry. My GF's pasta had no taste at all. The waitress felt bad so she took it off the bill. We waited forever for our food. The place seems to be frequent by lots of locals which is... More 

Thank jt99941
Abbotsford, Canada
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393 reviews
340 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 190 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2016

No entertainment on the evening we were there. We had wine, beer and Jack Daniel's from their happy hour menu. For dinner I had the 1/2 order of fish and chips. While it was a good sized portion the quality was just average. It was lightly battered, in fact there were areas of the fish that were not battered at... More 

Thank vbrother
Toronto, Canada
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28 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2016

This is a unique-looking pub from the outside, and we wanted to bring our visiting (Irish) friend here because of the name (also her last name). The atmosphere is friendly and relaxed. There was no entertainment the night we arrived, but I can imagine it would really add to the fun of an evening. We started with the potato skins... More 

Thank alhanson
San Marcos, California
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609 reviews
301 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 161 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2016

I am from Ireland and can attest to the fact that they serve authentic Irish dishes. We had tried their other location in Escondido, but wanted to see if they were as good in Carlsbad. Not only are they just as good, the atmosphere is nicer. The service was excellent and the staff fun and friendly.

Thank csarchibald
Los Angeles, California
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47 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2016

We could not have felt more welcomed and enjoyed the Smithicks on tap, great comfort food, super friendly staff, you feel like you have been transported back to Ireland!

Thank CLTierney

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
Irish, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Television, 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: 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?