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Hooley's Irish Pub & Grill

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2955 Jamacha Rd, Ste. 21, El Cajon, CA 92019-4342
+1 619-670-7468
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

What a nice Irish pub in an area full of Mexican and Middle Eastern restaurants. I had the sirloin steak dinner and my wife had the shepards pie. Both were okay pub food. Nothing fancy, but filling. Our waitress was terrific.

Thank Russell W
San Diego, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent service this evening! Appropriately attentive and efficient. Had no glitches whatsoever! I wish o got her name! Corned Beef Taco's rock the house!

Thank Dymphna A
San Diego
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I have been going here for years, but lately the food is even better. What is offered here is a variety of food loosely based on Irish Cuisine. I like their boxties. It is a medium thickness pancake / tortilla type wrap that fillings go inside. Last weekend I had the one with Lobster and Shrimp in... More 

Thank bbnuttmann
El Cajon, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2016

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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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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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
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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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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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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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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

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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
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout
Good for
Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2955 Jamacha Rd, Ste. 21, El Cajon, CA 92019-4342
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  El Cajon
  • Phone Number: +1 619-670-7468

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