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O'Connor's Public House

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American, Irish, Bar, Pub
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324 S Main St, Rochester, Michigan, Rochester, MI 48307
+1 248-608-2537
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11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Tue 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Wed - Thu 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 am
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Rochester, Michigan, United States
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47 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW via mobile

My husband and I have lived in Rochester for six years and had yet to visit this restaurant. Now we know why.... Although the selection was good, the food was horrible. My husband ordered the Shepard's pie which was undercooked. When we mentioned this to the manager, she argued with us. The restaurant may have done the right thing by... More 

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Thank Heather B
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37 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice Irish pub, great service and servers. My wife had the dipper sandwich and I had the Celtic Reuben sandwich with sweet potato fries. Her au jus was not the greatest, but she enjoyed her sandwich and fries. I loved my Reuben with the sweet potato fries. Had a good time

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Thank Ludger H
Rochester, Michigan
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food is great, service is good but we cringe when we see the singer setting up! The singing is awful. Nothing but LOUD 'wailing' while strumming the guitar.

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Thank MichelleLynn586
Michigan
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29 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016

Party of 10 dined at O'Connors prior to Meadowbrook theatre. Service was outstanding. Our server, Ashley, was very knowledgeble about menu items. Happy hour drink prices until 6. Varied reviews on food items: Salmon OConner, very good as was the calamari and Guiness Stew. Corned beef and cabbage, just good. Chicken Pot Pie, so so. Service was very good, table... More 

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Thank mmsoko
Grand Blanc, Michigan, United States
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148 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016 via mobile

Stopped in for drinks and really liked the ambiance. Great service. We weren't ready to eat but will go back as the menu was extensive and all the food coming out of the kitchen looked and smelled delicious.

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Thank spencesgirlblog
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2016

Best scotch egg ever! If we've never trIt'd one, dig in. The spicy mustard sauce is awesome. The brawler burger, Craig chicken or salmon salad are great options for dinner. Beer tasters are free and the staff can comment on any beer questions which is rare. Live music and the "snug" make it favorite for adults and kids.

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Thank Nichole F
Lynchburg, Virginia
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2016 via mobile

I will go anywhere if there is a Scotch Egg on the menu, and they have a great one! My wife and I also got burgers for lunch. She got the Wagyu beef and I got the Kobe beef with brisket. They were both fantastic and the fries are great too! Really nice atmosphere too!

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Thank Tyler W
Doncaster, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2016 via mobile

Our first evening in Rochester we called here for a drink and went every night afterwards! Great friendly service! I had lunch here on my own when my husband was working and was treated really well! Good atmosphere!

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Thank Jan G
Henstedt-Ulzburg
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181 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2016

Here we enjoyed some lunches and dinners for very reasonable pricing, bites and good beers with friends. The staff is very quick and friendly. Enjoy free wifi in a typical irish pub atmosphere. Dark wooden interior, very clean.

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Thank Keule1965
Royal Oak, Michigan
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78 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2016

Nice selection of Irish and locally brewed beers. Food is really great, especially the Traditional Irish fare. The lean corned beef, bangers and mash, Irish stew and other Irish specialties on the menu are my favorites. This is an authentic Irish pub, built by one of the Guiness-certified pub builders.

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Thank Christine V

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$5 - $25
Cuisine
American, Irish, Bar, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Reservations, Television, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Large groups, Families with children, Bar scene
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Monday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 324 S Main St, Rochester, Michigan, Rochester, MI 48307
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Rochester
  • Phone Number: +1 248-608-2537
Description
Established in 2005.O'Connor's was designed and built by the Prairie Pub Company, one of only five Guinness approved authentic Irish pub builders in the world. The finished pub was shipped to the States and reassembled in the historical downtown district of Rochester Michigan.Stop by and enjoy some of the of history in this Irish pub. Some particular items to take special notice of are the floor located in the main bar area dating back more than 140 years, also the the stone wall separating the dinning area from the bar was once an exterior wall, now recovered offering a soft rustic feel. You will also notice stain glass and wrought iron in the pub which was harvested from crumbling churches through out Ireland.

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