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The Half Door

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Irish, Bar, Pub
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270 Sisson Ave, Hartford, CT 06105-3136
+1 860-232-7827
10:00 am - 1:00 am
Closed now
All hours
Mon - Wed 11:30 am - 1:00 am
Thu - Fri 11:30 am - 2:00 am
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 1:00 am
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I am really happy i found this plave. Great food. Service was good. LOTS of beer on tap. Its small with limited parking but i parked on the street with no problem. Definitely worth checking out.

Thank liana_renee13
Lewes, Delaware
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46 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2016

Four of us stopped in before touring the Mark Twain House down the street. It was packed, but they managed to find us a table, with a terrific server - Michelle. We told her we had a bit of a time crunch, and she delivered. Two had reubens - corned beef, of course and we enjoyed them. One had the... More 

Thank Donald B
Clermont, Florida
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14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2016

This was my favorite among all the places which I ate while on my visit to New England. It touched me because of the connection with my Irish ancestry. The food was great. I loved the atmosphere and the decor.

Thank Lavender8124
West Hartford, Connecticut
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016 via mobile

Nice little spot, met up with friends for drinks. It was dead that night but the waitress took forever to come over to take orders, not to mention through the "half door" someone was smoking weed in the outside seating area and the restaurant staff clearly didn't care. Won't be making another trip here.

Thank oak334
Boston, Massachusetts
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183 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2016 via mobile

We stopped here for lunch after visiting the Mark Twain house. Service was good, brunch options were varied, all excellent!

Thank JPC_TP
Ayer, Massachusetts, United States
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 22, 2016

Stopped for lunch at The Half Door yesterday on the recommendation from staff at the Mark Twain House where friends and I went for a tour. Did we ever feel felt like we hit the jackpot! Though the Half Door has outside seating, we chose to eat inside at the bar. We were greeted by a friendly bartender who was... More 

Thank weeone418
Fairland, Oklahoma, United States
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242 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2016 via mobile

This little pub was quaint and nice. We just stopped for a hap poo you hour drink. The staff was friendly and the happy hour drinks were inexpensive. The theme is Irish and it was very comfortable.

Thank Kelly B
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15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2016

Stopped in based on a reccomendation from a Mark Twain house guide and was not disappointed. Barmaid was friendly and quick with the pints on $2/Irish Pint Wednesday. Vegetable chille had an interesting taste.

Thank Joseph B
Boston, Massachusetts
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307 reviews
190 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 144 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016

Had lunch here yesterday - great stuff! Had a chicken BLT which was ridiculously well cooked; the chicken was insanely tender and the ciabatta it was on was perfect. My fiancee had a turkey reuben which was also great (we split the sandwiches between us). Awesome beer list, great looking cocktails which I unfortunately didn't partake of since I had... More 

Thank Riptor3000
Washington, Pennsylvania
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187 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 15, 2016

Needed lunch. An Irish pub is always a good choice. This one is very popular. Service was quick. Food was average, yet the whole experience was very good.

Thank Dave-Marilyn-15301

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Irish, Bar, Pub
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Bar scene, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
10:00 am - 1:00 am
11:30 am - 1:00 am
11:30 am - 1:00 am
11:30 am - 1:00 am
11:30 am - 2:00 am
11:30 am - 2:00 am
10:00 am - 1:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 270 Sisson Ave, Hartford, CT 06105-3136
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Hartford
  • Phone Number: +1 860-232-7827

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