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Hooley's Irish Pub & Grill

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2955 Jamacha Rd, Ste. 21, El Cajon, CA 92019-4342
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El Cajon, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We held a 50th high School pre reunion get together at Hooley's in RSD. It was incredible. Katherine, the manager worked with me on the appetizer menu and it was perfect. Our two servers Victoria and Matt were attentive and cheerfully served our 65 arrendees without a problem. Everyone raved about the food and venue. Thank you Hooley's!

Thank Connie525
Santee, California
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016 via mobile

We always go to Hooley's before or after the theater. Our favorite is their corn beef tacos and their curry fries. You can't find this anywhere else. Everything they make is great.

Thank debbiegC6126PN
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 2, 2016

Everything I have ever consumed here has been excellent. I tried the champagne brunch for the first time last Sunday...mahhhhhhvelous. You pay $4.00 per person for "bottomless" champagne. The other items on the menu are great whether you like corn beef tacos, calamari, salad, an appetizer platter, soup...The house "red" ( a combo if merlot and cabernet) is really good.... More 

Thank Caryn G
Spring Valley, California
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 16, 2016

The food is great and they know how to pour a Guinness. Specials such as a Guinness Beer Club dinner and lessons of how to pull a glass of Guinness have been the high lights of our visits this year.

Thank pho2genie
Del Mar, California
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575 reviews
321 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 356 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 23, 2015

We ate here on a recommendation and we were not disappointed with the food. The menu is basic bar food with an Irish touch and they do it well. We enjoyed a variety of different items from the menu and all were tasty and good size portions. The service is very good and was very helpful. All in all a... More 

Thank Michael D
London, United Kingdom
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103 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2015 via mobile

Got a sandwich....as soggy as a swimming pool, I mean how much does it take to toast a piece of bread!!!! Guinness too thin. irish chips with skin! Well not in Ireland mate!

Thank Roberta V
Las Vegas
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2015

I've been to Ireland and this pub is very authentic. The food and service are great. The corn beef is outstanding.

Thank Caryl B
Cary, North Carolina
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127 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 3, 2015

Went here for dinner with family. Many selections of items on menu. They have a kids menu too. It was hard to decide what to order so many dishes and all sound so good. There were 4 adults and 2 children. We all ordered different items. I had the fish and chips. I couldn't believe the size of the two... More 

Thank grannyjo204
El Cajon, Ca.
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39 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 29, 2015

Hooley's Irish Pub is right next door to the Edwards Cinema in Rancho San Diego. So convenient to plan a lunch or dinner after a movie. We were surprised how good the food was. I ordered the fish tacos with a side salad ( the balsamic dressing was wonderful!) and my husband had the prime rib dip sandwich with cole... More 

Thank ECAntiquer
El Cajon, California
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 3, 2014

There are two Hooley's restaurants in the San Diego area, my favorite is the one in Rancho San Diego, although both are fun and provide a great atmosphere. It feels like you are walking into a pub in the middle of Ireland. The food is outstanding and truly authentic. The restaurant and bar area is friendly and the service is... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2955 Jamacha Rd, Ste. 21, El Cajon, CA 92019-4342
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  El Cajon
  • Phone Number: 619-670-7468

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