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The Half Door

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American, Irish, Bar, Pub
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270 Sisson Ave, Hartford, CT 06105-3136
11:30 am - 1:00 am
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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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15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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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301 reviews
185 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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183 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
Hartford, Connecticut
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35 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I usually frequent The Half Door for lunch and it is usually not crowded. Solid, tasty food - large selection of beers available. Outdoor seating area, though near a busy intersection. Have always been impressed with the food. Great place to get away from the office for lunch.

Thank GandRFountain
Limerick, Ireland
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75 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2016 via mobile

This is another fake Irish pub that you see all over the world, except Ireland. Dark and deary the decor is cluttered and ancient. We ate brunch. It was only ok. $11 is your average price for a dish. The menu isn't varied. Thought the american staff were friendly though!

Thank Janette M
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31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016 via mobile

I've been here so much it's disgusting from having 4$ mimosas and bloody Mary's on Sunday's to casual eat outs this place is a drug, great environment with caring staff, great menu and lots of beers, beers and more beers,ale's , try the cobblestones!!! Must have! Birds nest!

Thank Andrew F
Hartford, Connecticut
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

Very interesting menu. Not for a person who is a fussy eater. The menu is small, not many options to choose from, however, what I had was delicious. A great meal and I would go back, but only with someone who loves food. My mom did not care for it only because she is a plain eater.

Thank ChristineV60
Hartford, Connecticut
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34 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2016 via mobile

The half door is an excellent spot for brunch, the staff, the atmosphere, the food and beverage selection. I will definitely be back.

Thank Celine_CT
Boston, Massachusetts
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23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2016

We did not dine here to listen to the band/music. We just happened to be dining while this awful band played. During our meal the band member stopped and walked amongst the crowd to solicit tips to fill his boot ! When he arrived at out table we all politely said no thanks. The band member said " What are... More 

Thank 171Foodie
Plantsville, Connecticut
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6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2016 via mobile

Awesome atmosphere and good service. The Bloody Mary's were perfect. I highly recommend the Cobblestones. ....

Thank Lisa R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
American, Irish, Bar, Pub
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Bar scene
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: 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?